Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Some wise person recently tipped me on to the “BEST” arts festival in Cleveland…and I MUST see what the excitement is all about! (I am so there.)
Cleveland’s fastest-growing grassroots, family-friendly arts festival is back and better than ever, with more exhibits, installations performances and activities. More than 5,000 people are expected to spend the day on Waterloo, seeing and making art, catching live performances, shopping an array of vendors and noshing on local eats, as well as visiting all the one-of-a-kind businesses that make this burgeoning district unique.
PLUS, while you’re visiting…The Beachland Ballroom is hosting a “Rock n’ Roll Flea Market,” wonder what treasures we can find?
For hours & directions visit www.artscollinwood.org
Sunday April 5th, 2009
Downtown Cleveland, from Public Square to Playhouse Square. This Sunday after the Rock Hall inductions. Let’s show the out-of-towners that downtown has some cool kids running around town. :) Show the Rock Hall inductees that Cleveland’s Cool.
Open to all creative, eco-minded, fun-loving, fun-living folks. Play in the street. Discover downtown. Try transportation methods like walking, biking, skateboarding, car-sharing, car-pooling, trains, busses, scooters and maybe even ponies.
Some of Sunday’s downtown events include…Bike polo • Ice cream bike • Heelsplitter bicycle (traveling bluegrass band) • Bike decorating • Bike maps from NOACA • Erie Island coffee samples • Poets on the RTA Healthline • Costumed bears on the Healthline • Glenda the Goodwitch floating around the streets • Free pedometers from COSE • and much more!
I hope it is warmer than today, currently it is supposed to be 56! But if not, we can all pull out our mittens and leg warmers one last time! Free and open to the piblic. 2-5pm for more information visit www.walknrollcleveland.com
hello Cleveland, and top of the morning to you! (happy 60 degrees & sunny)
While those of you who plan to head downtown for the Cleveland St Patricks Day Parade are probablly already feasting on soda bread & green beer, I wanted to give you a quick heads up on something super yummy…
Today, starting at 7 a.m., chef Sawyer of the new Greenhouse Tavern (opening early April) will be making duck fat fries, featuring power ketchup, housemade beer vinegar, and just for St. Patty’s Day, a green aioli. Plus, you get to grab a glimpse, a sneak peak into one of East 4th’s newest culinary additions.
So run, walk, ride or skate your way through the expected 300,000 parade goers and grab some fries…to go with that green beer & whiskey. We are all irish today, cheers! :)
For directions and more information visit www.thegreenhousetavern.com
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
The 31st Annual Lakewood Arts Festival will be held this weekend from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Detroit Avenue from Elmwood to Belle Avenues.
For over thirty years, the Lakewood Art Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood, Ohio the first weekend in August. The Lakewood Downtown Arts Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that administers the show with the help of a team of hard-working volunteers and the cooperation of the city of Lakewood, Ohio. The festival supports itself with money raised by entry fees, donations from community merchants, sponsorship funds and t-shirt sales.
Every year a line-up of fine musical entertainment is scheduled throughout the day. This year Rachel Roberts from Akron will perform live at 12:30, she is a must-see! Be there.
Besides supporting the festival itself, money earned or donated goes towards a scholarship for a local high school graduate, a Lakewood resident, pursuing a degree in fine arts, and toward grants awarded local organizations presenting art programs for children and seniors in Lakewood.
For the map, listing of artists visit www.lakewoodartsfest.org
“It’s a Hot Man Parade.” – Quoted from Joanne on watching triathlons
Sunday, August 3rd join Pacific Sports as they present the Cleveland Triathlon taking place in and around downtown.
If you plan on watching the event, head downtown to just north of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where the transition/athlete area will be. Or, take your bike and ride down to the closed-off shoreway for a view of the bikers, post-swim, pre-run!
Start times and distances. (It’s early, beware!)
6:45 am Super Sprint (300-yard swim, 8-mile bike, 1.5-mile run)
7:15 am Sprint (0.5m Swim, 16m Bike, 5k Run) [My race of choice]
7:45 am Olympic (1.5k Swim, 24m Bike, 10k Run)
Only a week left to go until the big race…time to hit the gym tonight (and a few more times this week) to work off some of the crap I ate over the weekend. It’s all good, nothing a few times on the espresso bikes and treadmill can’t fix. :) Hope to see everyone at the race!
For the actual race course maps and additional information visit http://www.pacificsportsllc.com/cleveland/athlete.html
This morning I had an early morning meeting out near Brook park and 130th. As I was driving out there I passed many old manufacturing businesses, run down neighborhood bars and closed up retail stores. If I had some extra time I would have pulled over a few different times to capture old signage, hand drawn lettering and lots of yard “décor.” A visual delight.
Besides old metal letters and burnt out neon, I wanted to pass along a real deal…gas for $3.53 a gallon. Head over to the corner of 130th and Snow Rd and fill up today! If you have the time grab your camera and enjoy a feast for your eyes too.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 25th through the 27th, 2008
The Ingenuity Festival returns with a weekend-long celebration of art and technology, designed for audiences of any age and experience, staged in the center of Downtown Cleveland. Prominent international masters present original works alongside the finest of Northeast Ohio’s performing and visual artists. High technology firms and major colleges and universities are presented alongside acclaimed artists to create a dazzling display of exciting and immersive new work! Ingenuity pushes boundaries, creating a unique festival experience that draws and celebrates diversity, and involves the audience as both spectator and participant!
There are so many interesting looking shows, exhibits and installations, but one that I deffinatley want to catch will be a late night performance by the Hot Cha Cha’s Friday night at the Plain Dealer Star Plaza Stage.
Oh and if you haven’t been to the Opening Ceremony (Friday, July 25 4-5:30 pm) before, it is worth it to skip out of work early for the big show…let’s just say…it’s Magical. :)
For the schedule and more information visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com
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Sunday, July 20th, 2008
Put down the top of your little blue convertible, grab those dark aviator sunglasses, round up the gang and head down to the 6th Annual Taste of Tremont street festival from 1:00to 8:00pm. The street fair will be held in the heart of Tremont’s “restaurant district” and showcase the best of Tremont’s food, art and entertainment. Professor Street will be blocked off, inclusive of commercial areas of Literary, College and Jefferson. The best part is that admission is free!
For more information including the official map, visit www.restoretremont.com
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
Did you know, burgers account for 40% of all sandwiches sold in the US every year? per
Although I don’t often post about Akron, I found something totally worth the 25 minute drive that I couldn’t resist sharing….if you are a vegetarian…please disregard this post, but for those meat lovers…it’s a MUST.
This year’s National Hamburger Festival takes place July 19-20 in downtown Akron. You won’t regret getting your “buns” in gear for a trip this weekend. They have everything a hamburger enthusiast would want and need from pickles, onion and ketchup toppings to events like, bobbing for hamburgers, lots of live music and a Miss Hamburger Pageant!
For schedule of events, times an location visit www.hamburgerfestival.com
Saturday, July 19th 2008
Come celebrate Lakewood’s walkability and its finest assets: a vibrant downtown, historic architecture and a spectacular Lake Erie park. Two-miles of streets in the heart of the urban community will be closed for walking, running, strolling, bicycling, blading and socializing. Programming includes tumbling, dancing, aerobics, yoga, a bike rodeo, skateboard demonstrations and more. All activities are free and will take place on the streets or in Lakewood Park. Visitors will have the opportunity to join “classes” on an impromptu basis. This is a progressive and unique event for health, environmental and community-minded Ohioans.
For activity details, visit www.walkroll.com