Category Archives: performance

  happy weekend

Hey there, what a stunning example of a sunny summer day! It’s gonna be a great weekend weather-wise and there is so much happening around town…here are a few ideas for your weekend planning.

Tonight kicks off the annual Weapons of Mass Creation design conference and music festival. Get your weekend pass now to see unique bands, hear area creative speaker..s.don’t miss “Mr. Johnny Cupcakes” himself speak Saturday evening 7-7:45 on the importance of developing a great brand…if you have a t-shirt wear it. On Sunday make sure you go hear words of creative wisdom from my friend and fellow creative Brian Jasinski of Grey Cardigan! As an inpiring designer, you also might want to check out the “Ask the Pro’s” table on Sunday from noon to 2pm…you never know who will be there reviewing work…wink wink!

Another creative city explosion will be this years 23rd Annual Parade the Circle taking place Saturday from 11-4pm in University Circle. This eclectic gathering and celebration of the arts is one not to be missed.

Another fun and quirky happening that you might think is fun is the annual Spirit of Cleveland Airstream rally at Burke Lakefront Airport. Come and check out over 50 historic Airstream trailers parked in the “silver city.” (Friday & Saturday)

Looking to get your 5K run on, this new race looks so great. The Pier W Copper River Salmon 5K Run takes place Saturday (mid)morning and cumulates on the upper desk of Pier W. Really cool thing, your race entry fee covers a full lunch provided by the restaurant. It is going to be a great day for a run and lunch…sign up early as spots are limited

And then don’t forget there is always the beach at the Lake, bike rides through the city, patios galore! So much to do…it’s gonna be a wild creative weekend in Cleveland.

(image from the Weapons of Mass Creation Festival!)

  Music Monday : ticket giveaways (2 shows!)

Happy Trick or Treat Cleveland! Hope you were able to get your spooky  party on this past weekend. I attended a rockin Halloween Party at Redstone and it was full on crazy cool. So many amazing costumes, so much effort and yes, in true adult Halloween fashion, lots of sexy zombies, school girls and cheerleaders. I had no idea that Redstone even had an upstairs area capable of such a dance party, very cool space.

Anyhow, if you missed this past weekends Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sold out show at the Beachland, I have two upcoming shows you don’t want to miss, PLUS I have TWO free pairs of tickets to giveaway! (one pair to each show)

This week kicks off a series of events for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s, 2011 American Music Masters series honoring the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.

There is actually an entire weeks worth of workshops, lectures and smaller concerts (some FREE!) cumulating with a day of learning at the annual conference and a star studded tribute concert on Saturday night, November 5th. For information on any of these events make sure to go visit the special Rock Hall site dedicated to this week of celebration!

The second music happening to tell you about, while not quite as big as Ms. Aretha is AM & Shawn Lee. Making their Cleveland debut Tuesday, November 8th at the Beachland Tavern this LA indie pop group will “whoo” you with tunes. Their sound is very 60’s groove, Rolling Stone calls them “hypnotic” and if you are like me and love Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee have been touring with them so you know they are good! Seattle Weekly even called them one of the “BEST Live Shows of the Year,” and we all know how many good shows past through that rainy city. (Also, visit their site for a FREE mp3 download of their first single, “Dark into Light”)

To win a pair of tickets to either the Saturdays Aretha Tribute concert at the State Theatre or the November 8th,  AM & Shawn Lee show at the Beachland Tavern, either leave a comment below including which show you are interested in & your email (need to contact the winner) OR follow me and tweet the following about the contest “I want to win tickets to (Aretha or AM Shawn Lee) @iheartclev”

Winners will be notified by Friday, November 4th around lunchtime! Happy Music Monday yall. :)

  FREE family theatre in the city.

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Song of the Seekers, a new play developed by CPT’s inner-city teen theatre, STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program)

Inspired by a two thousand-year-old ancient Indian text STEP’s ensemble of inner-city teens reveal personal dreams, hardships and victories with their original play, Song of the Seekers. An inventive remix of Shudraka’s classic comedy, The Little Clay Cart, this family-friendly performance explores the artist’s life and the struggle to be truthful in a society addicted to products and punch lines. Packed with a cappella singing, dance, beat-boxing, rhythm and rhyme, Song of the Seekers is about finding true love, freedom, and artistic authenticity in a complicated world.

Song of the Seekers, a new play by CPT’s STEP, is the culmination of an eight week program. Using Shudraka’s writings as a starting point, CPT Teaching Artists, have guided these extraordinary young people on a journey of self-discovery and awareness through the dramatic arts.

The fun, free performances begin this week, to see the entire summer calendar of free perfromances, visit cpt’s website.

Thursday, July 29, 7PM, Herman Park

(W. 58th & Herman + Rain Location: CPT)

Friday, July 30, 7PM, Fairview Park in Ohio City

(W.38th & Franklin + Rain Location: Westside UCC)

Saturday, July 31, 7PM, Harmody Park

(Irving Ave & South Hills Dr + Rain Location: TBA)

  Wade Oval WOW

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


I got to attend once last year, and this year I plan on trying to live at
Wade Oval Wednesdays each and every Wednesday. Have you ever been?


If not, it is quite the treat that you won’t want to miss. What started out as a small Wednesday evening concert series has grown into a weekly “party in the park.” More than 10,000 visitors each summer bring their families, friends, blankets, and lawn chairs to dance, relax, and enjoy music at WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays. This one-of-a-kind concert-going experience combines the outdoor charm of Wade Oval University Circle with the excitement of live music. Whether you’re a fan of rock & roll, jazz, folk, or reggae, there’s a concert that’s perfect for you

This week the folks at UCI welcome Carlos Jones and the Plus Band to kick off the summer festivities. Get there early for a great seat, a good place for your picnic basket and plaid blanket and first pick at many of the yummy treats all the area vendors bring to sell. See you at the Oval!

  Made in the 216 (06/11&12)

I shouldn’t have to remind you, but just in case the 216″ is less than 4 days away! (Friday June 11th & Saturday June 12th)

For up to the minute show details visit miss mastermind Danielle’s blog I’m sure she will have fun stuff to say this week. We are so excited to see what creative displays and new artists she has unearthed. Hope to see you there.