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Matt Fish isn’t waiting around: he’s opened a location right inside the ballpark, and we’ve got the sneak peek video. Record Store Day is right around the corner, and so are a ton of festivals. We’ve released our always-popular 2015 Festival Calendar: it’s a real page-turner. Don’t Panic when you see the work of Bob Peck and R!ch Cihlar at 78th Street Studios. Performance Poet Saul Williams drops it down at MOCA, then turns around and does it again at The Grog. A juried show of CIA student work turns up at HEDGE, comedy turns human at CMNH, and Earth Day turns 26.
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Here’s the CoolCleveland 2015 Festival Calendar
It’s hard to believe, with the daffodils just beginning to poke their heads that summer festival season is bearing down upon us.
Very soon there’ll be an event to go to every weekend — or multiple events to choose from. We give you the run-down on this year’s must-attend festivals…
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SPONSORED: It’s Spring and Chamber Music is in the Air… at the Cleveland Institute of Music thanks to a series of free concerts being presented between Mon 4/20 and Wed 4/29. Performances include brass, woodwind and percussion ensemble recitals and gala concerts by talented CIM student trios and quartets. Details at CIM.edu/calendar or 216.795.3211.
Free admission, games, seedling giveaways, and… lumberjacks?
You know it’s spring when Holden Arboretum pulls out all the stops for Arbor Day, Fri 4/24 – Sun 4/26 with fun stuff for the whole family, from a tree scavenger hunt to logrolling, wood carving, zip lining, food vendors, and more.
New this year: Tree Care Experts, like Holden’s Community Forester Clint Clink, answering questions about your own trees, such as how to correctly prune your trees, as he shows in this video.
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SPONSORED: The Grape Escape Join us on Fri 4/17 for our Spring Wines Grape Escape. Sample five unique wines while you enjoy chef prepared hors d’ouerves that complement each wine while traveling through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Get your ticket today at CVSR.com.
Spirits and stakes were high at Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s meeting last Monday, as they approved the request to put their cigarette tax renewal on the ballot for November 2015. The request is currently being processed by County Council and hopefully will go in front of voters on the November 3rd ballot.
CoolCleveland Correspondent, Martin Bielat, met up with Cleveland Play House’s Kevin Moore after the meeting to catch up on the details. CPH has partnered closely with CAC in the past. Moore described the programs CAC helps fund, less as a luxury for Cleveland, but more as a necessity.
Despite the fact David Joiner was born and raised in Ohio, he was always fascinated with Southeast Asia.
With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that Joiner’s first published book Lotusland, takes place in Asia. The novel, set in modern day Ho Chi Minh City, revolves around 28-year-old American Nathan Monroe, who falls in love with a Vietnamese painter.
The Queen City native brings his book tour to Northeast Ohio for a Fri 4/17 reading at Coffee Proper in Lakewood…
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SPONSORED: TIME called her “the little guy’s protector in chief” Hear Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, who made a name “fighting to save Main Street from Wall Street” in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, at a special Baldwin Wallace University School of Business lecture on Tue 4/21 at 7PM. Bair’s talk is free, but tickets are required here.
How do we collect data, and then, how do we share that data? Many topics that were discussed at OneCommunity’s [R]IoT Internet of Things Regional Summit, but for Arrow Electronic’s John Kerg, this question seemed to hit home. Kerg’s company specializes in supplying sensors that collect a wide range of necessary data, and this theme was certainly in his wheelhouse.
CoolCleveland Correspondent, Martin Bielat, met up with Kerg before he gave his keynote at the summit’s luncheon. You could just see the excitement gleaming through his eyes — this technology summit was a great opportunity to get in front of like-minded individuals.
SPONSORED: Human Curiosities: Comedy Night at the Museum Humans can be downright confusing. Four comedians will make light of curious things about humans at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Who says we can’t laugh at ourselves? After all, we’re only human. Fri 4/17 at 7PM. Drinks/Appetizers. 21+ only. CMNH.org
Try Melt Bar & Grilled at the Game
The Indians are back at Progressive this season, and they have a new teammate by their side: Melt Bar & Grilled! Cleveland’s favorite grilled cheese restaurant has recently opened up a stand inside the stadium in the “Right Field District,” along side other local favorites like Sweet Moses and Barrio.
CoolCleveland Correspondent, Martin Bielat, met up with Melt’s Matt Fish to discuss the new project! Similar to the express location they opened up inside Case Western Reserve University, the small stand supplies quick Melt bites, like the Parmageddon, the Mushroom Melt and the Kindergarten. Try one at your next game!
SPONSORED: Mo’ Music at The Kent Stage! Where you find major acts like Big Leg Emma & Tropidelic, Madeleine Peyroux, Jonathan Edwards and Brewer & Shipley, Joan Armatrading, The BoDeans, Dailey & Vincent, Ekoostik Hookah, and Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, and The Kent Stage Folk Festival featuring Jeff Austin Band, The Stray Birds and Keb Mo, all at the acoustically superior Kent Stage in 2015. Get your tickets now for TheKentStage.com.
SPONSORED: White House Conference on Aging Coming to Cleveland On Mon 4/27, the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) will be hosting a regional forum in Cleveland. Designed to provide input and ideas for the upcoming 2015 WHCOA in Washington, D.C., the forum will explore the key issues affecting older Americans.
When Italian Joe DiMaggio and Jew Hank Greenberg became superstars in baseball in the 1930’s and 40’s, no one did more to change our attitudes about what it means to be an American.
Co-curator Ivy Weingram walks us through this fascinating and relevant look at how baseball has helped us redefine our perception of our culture. The exhibition, on display through 09.07.15, features interactive iPad interviews, a life-size hands-on video game, films and over 145 rare artifacts.
The world renown Cleveland Orchestra made a private stop at CMSD’s Mound STEM School last Thursday and transformed the Elemetary school’s gym into a musical wonderland for students. As part of their residency in Slavic Village, the Cleveland Orchestra looked forward to this intimate concert specifically because it would inspire so many.
For many of the kids, this was not only their first time seeing an orchestral concert in-person, but also the first time they have ever heard of the organization. On the other hand, that didn’t stop them from bopping along once the drums started kicking up the party!
The world’s going to end! Think fast — what do you take with you?
That’s the concept of R!ch Cihlar and Bob Peck’s latest exhibition at e11ven 2 Gallery, aptly named Don’t Panic!
These Cleveland artists have it all figured out — they’d take women, their toys and they’d do all this on rockets…
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Rootsy acoustic duo Gillen & Turk perform at the Barking Spider, performing tunes form each as well as tunes they’ve recorded together accompanying their folksy roots music on mandolin, guitar, harmonica and “Gillen’s famous washboard.”
Pianist Gerald Clayton is, at 30, one of the rising stars of jazz. He’s been in town as part of Tri-C JazzFest’s year-round programming & will make an appearance at Blu Jazz. CoolCleveland spoke with him at Mahall’s this week. Catch the video here.
WIRED and Ready to Hang, a juried exhibition of CIA student work, opens @ HEDGE. “I am featuring this show as an opportunity to form deeper connections with current CIA students and the institution,” says gallerist Hilary Gent.
Learn how to row the Cuyahoga with the Western Reserve Rowing Association. They’re throwing one-day comprehensive instructional sessions on all the basics you need to get out & go exploring.
The longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation continues on. The Earth Day Coalition’s EarthFest 2015 will feature 270 exhibits in 10 sustainability exhibit areas. Bring the fam & celebrate the Year of Clean Water.
Folksinger Jonathan Edwards and duo Brewer & Shipley, who will share a bill at the Kent Stage, are both known primarily for a single hit tune in the very early 1970s: 1971’s “Sunshine” (Edwards) and 1970’s “One Toke Over the Line” (Brewer and Shipley). But there’s much more to each of these acts.
Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents tenor Ian Bostridge @ Shaker Plymouth Church. Expect to hear “The Music and Poetry of the Great War.”
Why should you stop eating meat? The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance can provide you with a list of reasons why you should be not just a vegetarian but a vegan. But showing is better than telling, so the alliance has arranged for a screening of a documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.
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One of the hallmarks of totalitarian regimes and dictatorships worldwide has been the “show trial.” These mock exercises in justice are designed and staged to convince the world that the countries in which they are staged have a commitment to justice that, in truth, is nonexistent…
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REVIEW: Lend Me a Tenor Comes Close to Perfection @ the Beck Center
Really? Comes close to perfection? Unfortunately I witnessed this production on opening weekend and I would never use perfection to describe the physical production which I saw on the Beck Center stage. The play was set in the early 1930’s, yet the costuming had absolutely no basis in that period…
MANSFIELD: Chief Wahoo — Banished and Banned
I’m with you, Mansfield. Names matter, and it’s long past time that Chief Wahoo was retired…
VIDEOS: How Do You Feel About Chief Wahoo?
WHAT’S IN A NAME? As you likely know by now, sportswriters named the Cleveland baseball team the “Indians.” The name was changed from the Cleveland Naps to the Cleveland Indians in 1915, and referred to Louis Sockalexis, a Native American who played for the Cleveland Spiders from 1897 to 1899…
Dr. Donald Shingler
Wahoo. How pathetic that it is even an issue anymore. Long past the time that the team and city should have buried the chief and changed the name. Go Spiders!…
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Here are the Top 5 most clicked links from last week’s issue, with one more chance for you to click.
2) MANSFIELD: Chief Wahoo — Banished and Banned
3) VIDEOS: How Do You Feel About Chief Wahoo? AIM’s Philip Yenyo & City Council’s Zack Reed
4) MANSFIELD: A Door of Despair… or Hope?
5) Tri-C Student Wins CLE’s Culinary Clash
Kudos to our contributors: John Benson, Roy Berko, Marty Bielat, Mansfield Frazier, Elsa Johnson & Victor Lucas, Annie Jones, Laura Kennelly, Kameelah Muhammad, Anastasia Pantsios, George Sarkes, Sarah Valek & Elisa Vietri. And lastly, though certainly not least, thanks to our readers and everyone who partners with us. Want to volunteer and contribute your writing to Cool Cleveland? Send your reviews, articles, or story ideas to: Events@CoolCleveland.com.
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