Abbreviated issue features a visit from Screech, a Warehouse District Festival redo and a Walk and Roll reprise...

The Dealfinder would like to apologize for this week’s abbreviated edition, as even I too, have exams. In return, details are coming on how you can get your name on a guestlist for “Into The Wild”, directed by Sean Penn, and starring Emile Hirsch, based on the best-seller of the same name by Jon Krakauer. Look for next week’s edition to return to Wed/Thurs.

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St. George Romanian Festival (FREE)
Fabulous Romanian food, an outdoor grill and pub, fresh-baked pastries, the famous Transylvania Orchestra, dancing and kids activities are just the beginning.
No cost for admission or parking. The festival will take place both Saturday from 11 AM-11 PM and Sunday from 11 AM-8 PM at the St. George Romanian Orthodox Church located at 144 30th Street NW in Canton. Call 330-492-4592 for details.

Forbidden Broadway
This edition is Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit, and spoofs musical faves like Rent, Phantom, Les Mis, The Lion King, Spamalot, Wicked and many others. Check the show out on Saturday 9/22 at 8:30 at Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square. If you can’t catch it tonight, the show will be running through December. Click here for more information.

Red Ribbon Ride Ohio
Come bicycle through Cleveland and on the shoreline for the inaugural Red Ribbon Ride Ohio. After last week’s AIDS walk kickoff party, this event will feature 5, 15, and 25 mile routes, and will take place in conjunction with the last Walk+Roll Cleveland, which will close Rockefeller Park and MLK Drive to cars. Click here for details on how you can get involved in the cause, as well as the AIDS Walk which takes place October 6. Rides will begin and end in Rockefeller Park and will explore different portions of the shoreline.

Walk+Roll Cleveland (FREE)
This weekly event from August which was posted on the xxx edition of Creating Cleveland returns for an encore as MLK Drive through Rockefeller Park is shut down to cars once again. This Sunday, however, will feature a ton of performers, booths, and other activities to compete for your attention. Among these will be Ultimate Frisbee competitions, yoga demonstrations, and live musical performances. The event should attempt to create the atmosphere of a giant block party. Click here for details on Walk+Roll Cleveland.

Warehouse District Street Festival (FREE)
This event which was rained out from August, and featured in the xxx edition of Creating Cleveland, will take place Sunday 9/23 from noon until 7:30 PM.
The Red Bull TNT Motorcycle Demo team will make a return visit to this year's festival with shows at 2:30 and 4:30. Plenty of children's activities throughout the day. Over 25 local artists will be showcasing their unique wares. Feast on fantastic food by Blind Pig, Blue Pointe, Brasa, Cleveland Chophouse, Crop Bistro, Johnny's, John Q's, Little Bar, Liquid/Fusion, Mallorca, Metropolitan, Nauti Mermaid, Sushi Rock and XO Primesteaks. Live entertainment includes: Madison Crawl (noon -100); Latin Jazz Project (130 -- 230); J.P. & the Chatfield Boys (330 --4 pm); Carlos Jones & the Plus Band (430--600 pm); Abby Normal & the Detroit Lean (630 - 730 pm) on the north stage, while the south stage will feature Run Avril Run (noon --1pm); Yiddishe Cup Klezmer(130--230 pm); Blue Lunch (3--430 pm); Chris Allen & The Guilty Hearts (5--6 pm); and the Prayer Warriors (630 -- 730 pm). Click here for more details.

Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival (FREE)
Relive the sights, sounds, and smells of Ohio’s pioneer days in this celebration of the past. The festival will feature crafts, folk music, food, and hands-on activities, including fire making, spinning, square dancing, and demonstrations in beekeeping and wood carving, as well as plenty more. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the live entertainment provided by The Pearsall Sisters (featured in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou”) and The Infamous String Dusters, among others. Help break the Guiness Book of World Records for the Largest Harmonica Play-Along (currently 1,706)– there will be a workshop at 4 PM, and the playalong will attempt to break the record at 4:15. The Festival will run from 11 AM-6 PM and takes place at the Rocky River Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks in North Olmsted. Click here for details.

Tuesday and Wednesday
Screech at the Improv
That’s right, Dustin Diamond, the lovable Screech, from Saved By the Bell will be at the Improv downtown for two nights only in his new gig as a stand-up comic. Click here for details on the shows.

Budapest Blonde Fourth Anniversary Wine Tasting
Celebrate this fine Cleveland establishment's 4th anniversary with a sampling of its most popular wine. At a place where the wines change monthly, the top 3 white and top 2 reds of all time at the restaurant will be uncorked at the tasting. Complimentary appetizers will also be served, and commemorative prizes will be given out. Tickets are $30, $25 in advance. Budapest Blonde is located at 6901 Rockside Road in Independence. Click here or call 440-237-0292 for more information.

Ongoing Events/Places previously featured

Muddling Mojitos 101- Learn to make mojitos on Fridays from 5-7 PM

Something Dada!-improv comedy Friday and Saturday nights a la "Whose Line is it Anyways?"

Chucklef*ck Comedy Night- Mondays at 8 in Lakewood at Bela Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave. Lakewood.

8/22/2007 -Blue Planet Cafe Grand Opening- the new Cleveland Museum of Natural History cafe.

8/22/2007 -Silk Nightclub-new nightclub features 5 specialty bars, huge dance floor, lounge areas, VIP bottle service, Video DJs and ability for private parties, with full access to Shooters on the Water.

8/22/2007 -Mapleside Farms-Local farm known for its apples

-Lake Metroparks Farmpark Corn Maze
Dining Gems Around Town

Detroit Avenue is a cheese lover’s paradise

Melt Bar and Grilled
This popular Lakewood joint celebrates more varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches than you can imagine. Celebrating its one year anniversary this weekend, the restaurant is sponsoring many specials throughout from Thursday 9/20 to Sunday 9/23. And if 20 different grilled cheeses, and 10 different burgers/steak sandwiches weren’t enough, you can also substitute other cheeses, other breads, and have other add-ins. The restaurant also serves over 100 beers, a specialized wine list, and a top shelf liquor selection. There is a Sunday brunch featuring omelettes, waffles, and French toast as well. Melt is located at 14718 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, near the corner of Warren Road and Detroit Avenue. Click here for their website.

As Melt is to grilled cheese, this lesser known eatery at the border between Lakewood and Ohio City is to mac and cheese. This restaurant however, is much smaller, much simpler than Melt. With 20 varieties of mac and cheese, the varieties double the number of tables in the restaurant, and the menu consists of mac and cheese entrees, many under $10, as well as burgers. The portions are generous, and come with a salad as well. With information on it being difficult to find, I cannot add too much more than what I know from a review or two online, as I have yet to visit myself yet. However, you can get more info by calling at 216-651-1610. Cheddars is located at 5810 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, near the corner of W. 58th and Detroit.

Next week: Budapest Blue (from the owners of Budapest Blonde)


9/14/2007 – Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar
9/6/2007 – Machu Picchu
8/29/2007 - Zocalo
8/22/2007 - La Tortilla Feliz, Around the Corner Cafe
8/15/2007 - Original Pancake House, Cafe Limbo
8/8/2007 - Sokolowski's University Inn, India Garden
8/1/2007 – Tea House Noodles, Dish Global Deli, Wunderbar

Free Movie Screenings of the Week
Remember to sign up and show up early! (usually about 30-45 minutes before the show)

No free passes listed here this week, but look for a separate entry regarding how you can get on the guest list for the “Into the Wild” screening at Richmond Town Square on Tuesday 9/25.

Dealin' around the city

Get a FREE $5 gift card to Mr. Chicken here!

Coming Soon
September 26-27 – Guide to NE Ohio’s Haunted Houses
September 28 - Cool Cleveland Pack Your Bags party
October 6 – Lake Erie Monsters

Many other things to do at the following page:

More things to win: (includes concert tickets, trip to Vegas, rounds of golf, and more)
Cleveland Scene (includes Cedar Point tickets, Mr. Woodcock tickets, and more) (includes 32" TV, Put-in-Bay ferry tickets)

Permanent deals/specials around the area worth a try

Put-In-Bay Lakewood Bowling Special w/ College ID
Get 3 games plus shoes for only $6 anytime from Sunday-Thursday! Click here for their website.

Click here for some of the city’s happy hour specials, brought to you by the Cleveland Scene...


9/6/2007 – Lava Lounge - Happy Hour featuring $4-$5 dishes, $3 drafts, and $5 martinis.
8/15/07 - McNulty's Bier Markt - $3 Stella, Hoegaarden, Warsteiner, Brooklyn IPA, $2.50 Blue Moon/Labatt Blue, and $2.50 Long Islands. Free pizza from Pizza Pan is offered at happy hour on Fridays from 6-8 PM.
8/8/07 - Momocho - half price margaritas and taquitos Tuesday-Friday 5-6:30.
Lolita’s - $5 food specials, $4 wines, $2 Sierra Nevadas, 5-6:30 and 9:30-close Tues-Th., 10-close on Fri-Sat, and 4-9 on Sun.

The Dealfinder is a Case grad student that is continuously exploring to "create" more of this city by the day.


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