When: Sat., Sept. 10 2011
Cleveland's Asian Town Center is celebrating the moon and the fall equinox today with an Autumn Festival featuring an impressive lineup of Eastern culture and cuisine. Among the entertainment, you'll find Japanese drummers, Chinese dancers, and Korean hip-hop artists. And when the hungries hit, check out the Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese food vendors. Speaking of eats, you might want to enter the eating contest. Organizers won't say what the food is, but it definitely won't be pizza or hot dogs. The culmination of the festival comes with the traditional lantern release, where hundreds of lanterns are unleashed to the heavens. It's all happening from noon to 5 p.m., and admission won't cost you a dime. — Barnes 3820 Superior Ave., 216-621-1681,asiantowncenter.com.