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Seasonal Special Happenings

Block Party at Star Plaza

When: Fri., Sept. 9 2011

Stick around after work today for the 12th annual end-of-summer block party on Star Plaza at Playhouse Square. A $25 ticket gets you eats from spots like Star, Bricco, Corks, and Otto Moser's, along with live entertainment from '60s girl-group tribute band the Pop Tarts and the "folky, countryish, Japanesey pop" of Britton Roberts & the Jones. Also on tap: a guided walking tour of the 'hood, a free 7 p.m. dance showcase in the Palace, and the Playhouse Square cornhole championship. It's all happening from 5 to 9 p.m. Get your tix online or by phone, and be sure to pack some bucks for the cash bar. — Logan Boggs Star Plaza (Euclid Ave. and East 14th St.), 216-241-6000,