Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to the Spring Fabulous Food Show

When Scott and I bought our house a few years ago, our first investment for the outside was a nice patio set. We knew that if we wanted something to last awhile, we’d have to splurge a bit. And after looking back on summer nights spent grilling and enjoying our backyard, the set we got […]

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A Weekend Trifecta of CLE Arts, Eats and Roller Derby

  … A look back at last weekend’s Parade the Circle, BRRG and Chef Jam 2010 …     One of my goals when I started this blog was to highlight a variety of the places and events that can be found in Cleveland.  And I hope that I’ve made some progress in…

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Rare Birds, Polka Happy Hour and Hot Dogs This Friday

  Although I’m looking forward to going on vacation, I’m disappointed that I’ll not only miss Saturday’s Sketch Crawl, but also the DJ Kishka Polka Happy Hour AND Rare Birds shows this Friday at The Happy Dog.     The Happy Dog is worth a future blog post all its own for…

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Cleveland Sketch Crawl 'Takes a Hike' This Saturday

       Each month, the Cleveland Sketch Crawl provides artists, photographers, and sketching enthusiasts of all skill levels with the opportunity to get out in the city, learn about Cleveland and draw some really amazing stuff.  The first Sketch Crawl I attended was in April at the Carnegie West Library.  Unfortunately, due to…

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John Lithgow: Teller of Tales at the Hanna Theatre

    Why do we love to be told stories?          This past Sunday, actor John Lithgow returned to the Great Lakes Theater Festival for a performance of “Stories by Heart” which examines why people are entranced by listening to — and in some cases, telling — stories.   Both a former member of GLTF and the son…

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Roller Derby Provides Bruisingly Good Time

  I know that my last couple of posts have been focused on some of the theatre and music that can be experienced in Cleveland. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a soft spot for the arts, and am finishing up my next post which takes a look at John Lithgow’s performance of ‘Stories by Heart’ for the Great Lakes…

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Local Composers Connect with the Greater Cleveland Flute Society

  As mentioned in my last post about the Great Lakes Theatre Festival, one of the things I love about Cleveland is the quality of the performing arts that can be found here.    However, the city also demonstrates excellence in other areas besides theatre.  It not only hosts the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, but is also home to a…

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Comics in CLE: Drawing Them Together

The first Saturday of May is a national holiday for comic fans.  Free Comic Book Day is the one day during the year when participating comic book shops the world over give away free comic books to anyone who visits their stores. It’s a day to celebrate the independent comic…

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Exploring Hidden Cleveland

UPDATE: This post is from the 2010 Hidden Cleveland Tours.  For more information about the Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s current series, check their site out here. Although living in Cleveland the last couple of years has helped me get a decent grasp on what the city has to offer, my awareness of just…

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