We’re riding high. The recent study by Places For Bikes ranks Cleveland among the top cities for biking, and you can celebrate by joining Bike Cleveland’s Open Streets Cleveland this weekend with free music, yoga, dancing, games and bike safety checks.

FRONT Triennial rolls out at SPACES with A Color Removed, and Linda Zolten Wood brings together beekeepers and urban farmers for GreenFest. We preview the 2nd half of Ohio Light Opera’s season, WOLFS rolls out a major show on Cleveland School painters, and Oberlin presents gifted teen pianists at the Cooper Competition. It’s time for Taste of Tremont, Lakewood Summer Meltdown, the Kent Blues Fest, the Cain Park Arts Fest and Painsville Party In The Park. You have no excuse for staying in this weekend.

And finally, let’s be clear. We received another email asking CoolCleveland not to be so opinionated about the issues facing our community; it wasn’t the first. We offer a vocabulary for those wanting to share their passion for our region, to help create an environment for culture, entrepreneurialism and growth, to provide a surprising, weekly list of reasons to care about our community. And we can’t do that by burying our head in the sand. This week CoolCleveland commentator Mansfield Frazier offers no fewer than three strong opinions, and C. Ellen Connally offers one of her own. Our correspondents uncover cool events that have been overlooked and underrated. We work hard to bring all this these to your attention. Apparently it’s working. –Thomas Mulready

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