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Everything You Should Definitely Do in Cleveland This Spring

Published On 03/02/2016 Published On 03/02/2016
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Mar 2 Wed

Learn sports secrets at Cleveland Stories Dinner Club Hear sports writer and news anchor Dan Coughlin divulge clubhouse secrets while diving face first into popcorn bisque, kielbasa Polish Boys and fries, and banana splits.

Music Box Supper Club

Learn sports secrets at Cleveland Stories Dinner Club Music Box Supper Club Hear sports writer and news anchor Dan Coughlin divulge clubhouse secrets while diving face first into popcorn bisque, kielbasa Polish Boys and fries, and banana splits.

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Mar 3 Thu

See The Simpsons on stage at Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play If a story about the survival of Bart Simpson in a post-apocalyptic society that rebuilds itself one Simpsons episode at a time isn’t your thing, maybe theater just isn’t for you.

Cleveland Public Theatre

See The Simpsons on stage at Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play Cleveland Public Theatre If a story about the survival of Bart Simpson in a post-apocalyptic society that rebuilds itself one Simpsons episode at a time isn’t your thing, maybe theater just isn’t for you.

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Mar 4 Fri

Collect all the zines at Cozy Up! Collective Do it DIY at this pop-up of art books and zines. We’re hoping for a return of Zinefeld, the zine all about Seinfeld.

Native Cleveland

Collect all the zines at Cozy Up! Collective Native Cleveland Do it DIY at this pop-up of art books and zines. We’re hoping for a return of Zinefeld, the zine all about Seinfeld.

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Mar 4 Fri

Get caffeinated at Six Shooter Coffee’s grand opening The long-awaited coffee shop to fuel Collinwood and beyond has finally arrived. It's bringing a full night of music along with a menu of local food.

Six Shooter Coffee

Get caffeinated at Six Shooter Coffee’s grand opening Six Shooter Coffee The long-awaited coffee shop to fuel Collinwood and beyond has finally arrived. It's bringing a full night of music along with a menu of local food.

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Mar 4 Fri

Hear the music of No Exit at an art gallery Twice a year, hidden gem No Exit performs their music with a flair for the avant-garde and experimental.

SPACES

Hear the music of No Exit at an art gallery SPACES Twice a year, hidden gem No Exit performs their music with a flair for the avant-garde and experimental.

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Mar 4 Fri

Watch quick flicks at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest Some of the best up-and-coming indie filmmakers are all packed into this fest of quick hits at the swanky Metropolitan at the 9.

Alex Theater

Watch quick flicks at the Short. Sweet. Film Fest Alex Theater Some of the best up-and-coming indie filmmakers are all packed into this fest of quick hits at the swanky Metropolitan at the 9.

Rising Star Coffee Roasters Hingetown

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Mar 5 Sat

Listen to live music in a coffee roastery If music and coffee are two of your favorite things, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra’s performance at Rising Star Coffee Roastery is not to be missed.

Rising Star Coffee Roastery

Listen to live music in a coffee roastery Rising Star Coffee Roastery If music and coffee are two of your favorite things, FiveOne Experimental Orchestra’s performance at Rising Star Coffee Roastery is not to be missed.

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Mar 5 Sat

Get fresh threads at the grand opening of Trunk We’re not saying you need a wardrobe update. (But have you looked in your closet lately?) We’re simply “suggesting” you swing by the official opening of this menswear boutique.

Trunk

Get fresh threads at the grand opening of Trunk Trunk We’re not saying you need a wardrobe update. (But have you looked in your closet lately?) We’re simply “suggesting” you swing by the official opening of this menswear boutique.

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Mar 5 Sat

Watch Space Jam in theaters. Enough said. Remember how you wished you could shoot hoops with Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny at the SAME time? Relive your childhood silver screen fantasy at this special screening.

Cedar Lee Theatre

Watch Space Jam in theaters. Enough said. Cedar Lee Theatre Remember how you wished you could shoot hoops with Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny at the SAME time? Relive your childhood silver screen fantasy at this special screening.

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Mar 5 Sat

Taste the top seasonal ales at Winter Warmer Fest Nothing goes quite like an icy Northeast Ohio winter like a cold craft brew. Knock back winter ales and other limited edition beers from more than 50 brewers.

Windows on the River

Taste the top seasonal ales at Winter Warmer Fest Windows on the River Nothing goes quite like an icy Northeast Ohio winter like a cold craft brew. Knock back winter ales and other limited edition beers from more than 50 brewers.

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Mar 10 Thu

Spend a Night in Cleveland Heights on the Bourbon Trail Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” So rejoice, your favorite east side haunts are treating you to a full bourbon-fueled night. You'll take the whole trail, but you'll start at The Wine Spot.

The Wine Spot

Spend a Night in Cleveland Heights on the Bourbon Trail The Wine Spot Mark Twain once said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” So rejoice, your favorite east side haunts are treating you to a full bourbon-fueled night. You'll take the whole trail, but you'll start at The Wine Spot.

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Mar 11 Fri

Voyage to Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Tour Beam yourself up to this theatrical spectacular, where a live symphony orchestra performs along to iconic scenes spanning five decades of Trekkie tunes.

State Theatre

Voyage to Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary Tour State Theatre Beam yourself up to this theatrical spectacular, where a live symphony orchestra performs along to iconic scenes spanning five decades of Trekkie tunes.

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Mar 11 Fri

Indulge your sci-fi side at Cleveland ConCoction Sci-fi lovers, gamers, and comic fans unite for this year’s independent con. Moxie Magnus, the comedy queen of space, emcees the event.

Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel

Indulge your sci-fi side at Cleveland ConCoction Cleveland Sheraton Airport Hotel Sci-fi lovers, gamers, and comic fans unite for this year’s independent con. Moxie Magnus, the comedy queen of space, emcees the event.

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Mar 12 Sat

Go deep with Groovehaus DJ Dan drops in from the West Coast to entertain house heads for the anniversary of what’s become one of the best underground house dance nights in Cleveland.

Drop Bar

Go deep with Groovehaus Drop Bar DJ Dan drops in from the West Coast to entertain house heads for the anniversary of what’s become one of the best underground house dance nights in Cleveland.

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Mar 12 Sat

Dance the night away at Heaven Is In You Live beats from local star Corey Grand and New Jersey’s Hokes lead this night of hip-hop, grime, and electro.

Now That’s Class

Dance the night away at Heaven Is In You Now That’s Class Live beats from local star Corey Grand and New Jersey’s Hokes lead this night of hip-hop, grime, and electro.

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Mar 15 Tue

Pair your fare with Fat Head's Beer Dinner Four courses of Graffiti’s creative American fare will be accompanied by brews from Fat Head's. Orange-scented goat cheese tart with the classic Head Hunter IPA? Yes, please.

Graffiti Social Kitchen

Pair your fare with Fat Head's Beer Dinner Graffiti Social Kitchen Four courses of Graffiti’s creative American fare will be accompanied by brews from Fat Head's. Orange-scented goat cheese tart with the classic Head Hunter IPA? Yes, please.

Piston Powered Auto-Rama

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Mar 18 Fri

Rev up with the Piston Powered Auto-Rama Warning: you may leave with car envy. Or motorcycle envy. Or boat envy. Or aircraft envy. It’s all here and you’re invited to drool over everything.

I-X Center

Rev up with the Piston Powered Auto-Rama I-X Center Warning: you may leave with car envy. Or motorcycle envy. Or boat envy. Or aircraft envy. It’s all here and you’re invited to drool over everything.

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Mar 19 Sat

Get hip to the Indie Dance Party at Touch Supper Club Touch Supper Club is one of the best gems in town and adding this dance night just adds the glamorous indie rock and roll icing on the cake.

Touch Supper Club

Get hip to the Indie Dance Party at Touch Supper Club Touch Supper Club Touch Supper Club is one of the best gems in town and adding this dance night just adds the glamorous indie rock and roll icing on the cake.

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Mar 20 Sun

Live the red carpet life with the exclusive preview of The Confirmation So you’re not exactly walking the red carpet. Never fear, Nightlight brings you an exclusive Q&A with the film's stars, Clive Owen and Jaeden Lieberher, and writer/director Bob Nelson (Nebraska) straight to your cozy cinematheque seats via NY Film Critics.

Nightlight Cinema

Live the red carpet life with the exclusive preview of The Confirmation Nightlight Cinema So you’re not exactly walking the red carpet. Never fear, Nightlight brings you an exclusive Q&A with the film's stars, Clive Owen and Jaeden Lieberher, and writer/director Bob Nelson (Nebraska) straight to your cozy cinematheque seats via NY Film Critics.

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Mar 23 Wed

Jazz up your dinner plans with Whisk! Cleveland Culinary Kitchen and Launch, Fire & Ash catering, and more small food companies combine forces for this dinner event. Sample the best of small batch all while being serenaded with jazz by The Dale Rothenberg Duo.

The Bop Stop

Jazz up your dinner plans with Whisk! The Bop Stop Cleveland Culinary Kitchen and Launch, Fire & Ash catering, and more small food companies combine forces for this dinner event. Sample the best of small batch all while being serenaded with jazz by The Dale Rothenberg Duo.

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Mar 25 Fri

Vibe with RoeVy at the Rock Hall Who wouldn’t want to go to a massive dance party at the Rock Hall? High-octane group RoeVy take the reins for this night of electro.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Vibe with RoeVy at the Rock Hall Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Who wouldn’t want to go to a massive dance party at the Rock Hall? High-octane group RoeVy take the reins for this night of electro.

Dyngus Day

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Mar 28 Mon

Follow the sound of accordions to Dyngus Day Dyngus Day is all about polka, paczki, Polish food, and more polka. Parade through Gordon Square, dance to DJ Kishka, and stuff your face with pierogies.

Gordon Square

Follow the sound of accordions to Dyngus Day Gordon Square Dyngus Day is all about polka, paczki, Polish food, and more polka. Parade through Gordon Square, dance to DJ Kishka, and stuff your face with pierogies.

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Mar 30-Apr 10

Get cinematic with the Cleveland International Film Festival The Cleveland International Film Festival returns to downtown Cleveland with films from around the globe. Prepare to spend the entirety of your next two weeks sitting in dark rooms silently with strangers.

Tower City Cinemas

Get cinematic with the Cleveland International Film Festival Tower City Cinemas The Cleveland International Film Festival returns to downtown Cleveland with films from around the globe. Prepare to spend the entirety of your next two weeks sitting in dark rooms silently with strangers.

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Apr 1 Fri

Be horrified at Cinema Wasteland With drive-in era and grindhouse movies galore, Cinema Wasteland is part movie convention, part collector’s paradise. Memorabilia and autographed posters are up for grabs at this weekend's scare fest.

Holiday Inn Strongsville

Be horrified at Cinema Wasteland Holiday Inn Strongsville With drive-in era and grindhouse movies galore, Cinema Wasteland is part movie convention, part collector’s paradise. Memorabilia and autographed posters are up for grabs at this weekend's scare fest.

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Apr 2 Sat

Battle it out in a Pillow Fight Day duel We’re going to kindly remind you that this takes place in the heart of Ohio City and that there’s no wrong way to pregame for a pillow fight.

Market Square Park (Ohio City)

Battle it out in a Pillow Fight Day duel Market Square Park (Ohio City) We’re going to kindly remind you that this takes place in the heart of Ohio City and that there’s no wrong way to pregame for a pillow fight.

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Apr 7 Thu

Get schooled on the art of sizzling up bacon with Loretta Paganini When one of the top culinary schools in the region wants to teach you the best bacon making techniques, you happily oblige. As if you need any more convincing: maple. bacon. gelato.

Loretta Paganini School of Cooking

Get schooled on the art of sizzling up bacon with Loretta Paganini Loretta Paganini School of Cooking When one of the top culinary schools in the region wants to teach you the best bacon making techniques, you happily oblige. As if you need any more convincing: maple. bacon. gelato.

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Apr 10 Sun

Eat artsy with Doug Katz at Heights Art First we found out Heights Arts was curating a food exhibition. Then that they were bringing in our favorite chefs. Katz’s meal is inspired by ethnic markets worldwide.

Heights Art

Eat artsy with Doug Katz at Heights Art Heights Art First we found out Heights Arts was curating a food exhibition. Then that they were bringing in our favorite chefs. Katz’s meal is inspired by ethnic markets worldwide.

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Apr 15 Fri

Laugh out loud with Laughing from the Fringe Blank Canvas Theatre in 78th St studios brings to life two comedic one-acts from the New York International Fringe Festival.

Blank Canvas Theatre

Laugh out loud with Laughing from the Fringe Blank Canvas Theatre Blank Canvas Theatre in 78th St studios brings to life two comedic one-acts from the New York International Fringe Festival.

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Apr 16 Sat

Experience the music scene’s biggest game show/rock and roll circus What happens when you put 156 musicians names in a hat, create 39 new bands with members who have never played together before, and give them two months to get their act together? It's called Lottery League and it's complete, beautiful madness.

Agora

Experience the music scene’s biggest game show/rock and roll circus Agora What happens when you put 156 musicians names in a hat, create 39 new bands with members who have never played together before, and give them two months to get their act together? It's called Lottery League and it's complete, beautiful madness.

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Apr 26 Tue

Hear the Cleveland Orchestra take on Bride of Frankenstein If you ever need a reminder of why we have a world-renowned orchestra, maybe it’s because they play us the score of a 1935 classic horror film. Just another Tuesday in Cleveland.

Severance Hall

Hear the Cleveland Orchestra take on Bride of Frankenstein Severance Hall If you ever need a reminder of why we have a world-renowned orchestra, maybe it’s because they play us the score of a 1935 classic horror film. Just another Tuesday in Cleveland.

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May 2 Mon

Collect the goods on Free Comic Book Day Free Comic Book Day in Cleveland is a big Hulk-ing deal. Line up at midnight in your best cosplay for first dibs.

Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop

Collect the goods on Free Comic Book Day Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop Free Comic Book Day in Cleveland is a big Hulk-ing deal. Line up at midnight in your best cosplay for first dibs.

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May 14 Sat

Be Irish for a(nother) day at The Hooley Every year, Irish dancers, pipes, and drums flood the streets of Kamm’s Corner. Put on your kilt, follow the bagpipes, and sample some of West Park’s best snacks.

Kamm’s Corners

Be Irish for a(nother) day at The Hooley Kamm’s Corners Every year, Irish dancers, pipes, and drums flood the streets of Kamm’s Corner. Put on your kilt, follow the bagpipes, and sample some of West Park’s best snacks.

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May 14 Sat

Make a trip to the art museum for... sports The work of baseball player-turned-artist George Bellows is all about skill and rivalry through sports, a thing Cleveland knows a little about.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Make a trip to the art museum for... sports Cleveland Museum of Art The work of baseball player-turned-artist George Bellows is all about skill and rivalry through sports, a thing Cleveland knows a little about.

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May 21 Sat

Stroll the streets of Slavic Village at Rooms to Let Hand an abandoned house to local artists and tell them it’s their canvas, and you’ve got the makings for one of the most ambitious, interactive art events of the year.

Slavic Village

Stroll the streets of Slavic Village at Rooms to Let Slavic Village Hand an abandoned house to local artists and tell them it’s their canvas, and you’ve got the makings for one of the most ambitious, interactive art events of the year.

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May 21 Sat

Visit AsiaTown for Cleveland Asian Fest You probably already frequent AsiaTown, so here’s one more reason to celebrate the neighborhood. All your favorite food, live performances, sumo wrestling, and a K-POP competition all come together for this weekend extravaganza.

AsiaTown

Visit AsiaTown for Cleveland Asian Fest AsiaTown You probably already frequent AsiaTown, so here’s one more reason to celebrate the neighborhood. All your favorite food, live performances, sumo wrestling, and a K-POP competition all come together for this weekend extravaganza.

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May 21 Sat

Break out your patchouli and head to the Hessler Street Fair Shimmy down to this longstanding street fest and find live reggae, crafts, and lots and lots of food to satisfy your... cravings.

Hessler Road

Break out your patchouli and head to the Hessler Street Fair Hessler Road Shimmy down to this longstanding street fest and find live reggae, crafts, and lots and lots of food to satisfy your... cravings.

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