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Summer Guide event listings May 20-Sept. 7

Thursday, May 21

Flutter! Butterfly exhibit opens at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Friday, May 22

Great American Rib Cookoff opens at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; Shinedown, Halestorm perform; cleveland.com/rib

Blossom Time in downtown Chagrin Falls, through May 24; cvcc.org/blossomtime.htm

Greek Heritage Festival at Church of the Annunciation, Tremont, through May 25; annunciationcleveland.org

Berea Nation Rib Cookoff at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, through May 25; berearib.com

Rock the Lock free Fridays start: Jimiller Band performs Grateful Dead at Lock 3 Live, Akron; lock3live.com

Rockin' on the River season starts, every Friday through August 28 at Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls; rockinontheriver.com

Art Fur Animals at the Galleria; galleriaaterieview.com

Saturday, May 23

Third Eye Blind, View From Everest at the Rib Cookoff; cleveland.com/rib

Memorial Bridge Walking tour at Detroit-Superior Bridge

Larchmere Spring Sidewalk Sale on Larchmere Boulevard; larchmere.com

Western Reserve Herb Society Plant Sale at Cleveland Botanical Garden, also tomorrow; cbgarden.org/WRHSPlantSale.html

Billy Joel & Elton John at the Q; theqarena.com

Sunday, May 24

Keane, Mat Kearney, the Helio Sequence at the Rib Cookoff; cleveland.com/rib

24 Hours of Club Roma at Mercury Lounge; themercurylounge.com

Memorial Weekend Campout with the JiMiller Band at Nelson Ledges; nlqp.com

52nd Annual Cleveland Feis at Wolstein Center; clevelandfeis.com

Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra with Donnie Iris at Lakewood Civic Auditorium; 216-529-4081

Monday, May 25

Dinosaurs! Opens at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Bret Michaels at the Rib Cookoff; cleveland.com/rib

Memorial Day Service of Remembrance at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Bike & Car Cruise-in with Eddie & the Edsels at the Savannah, Westlake; thesavannah.com

Thursday, May 28

Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity at Wolstein Center; csuohio.edu/wolsteincenter

Friday, May 29

Nelson Ledges Summer Kickoff, through May 31; nlqp.com

Lend Me a Tenor opens at Cassidy Theater, through June 17; cassidytheatre.com

Summer concert series kicks off with Run Avril Run at Legacy Village; legacy-village.com

Saturday, May 30

Geology Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Dr. John T. Carey NEOhio AIDS Walk at University Circle; aidswalk.kintera.org

Wednesday, June 3

Yanni "Voices" at the Q; theqarena.com

Bew at the Zoo (Young Professionals Event) at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Friday, June 5

Hot Air Balloon Rally at Debonne Winery, also tomorrow; debonne.com

Murray Hill Art Walk in Little Italy, through June 7; littleitalycleveland.com

A.A. Founder's Day Weekend at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, through June 7; stanhywet.org

Italian-American Festival at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, through June 7; italianamericansummerfestival.com

CoasterMania at Cedar Point, also tomorrow; cedarpoint.com

God's Favorite opens at Western Reserve Playhouse, through June 20; westernreserveplayhouse.org

Saturday, June 6

Art in the Village festival at Legacy Village, also tomorrow; legacy-village.com

21st Annual Polkafest at Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake, also tomorrow; visitgenevaonthelake.com

Architectural Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Jonesfest at Nelson Ledges; nlqp.com

Sunday, June 7

Horticultural Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Start of Dog Days (every Sunday) at the Cleveland Botanical Garden; cbgarden.org

Wednesday, June 10

Gourmets in the Garden start (every Wednesday) with Spice of Life Catering at Cleveland Botanical Garden; cbgarden.org

Thursday, June 11

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens at Porthouse Theatre, through June 27; dept.kent.edu/theatre/porthouse/index.html

Enrichment Day at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Preview of Apollo's Fire's performances of Come to the River: An Early American Gathering; apollosfire.org

Friday, June 12

Tremont Art Walk; tremontartwalk.org

O.A.R. at Nautica Pavilion; livenation.com

The Napa Valley Experience Wine Tasting at Akron Art Museum; akronartmuseum.org

Apollo's Fire at Baroque Music Barn, also June 13-14; apollosfire.org

Floyd/Zeppelin Classicfest at Nelson Ledges, through June 14; nlqp.com

A.A. Founders Day Weekend at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, through June 14; stanhywet.org

Saturday, June 13

Rootstock at Cain Park, also tomorrow; and Anne Cochran; cainpark.com

Parade the Circle at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Art by the Falls in downtown Chagrin Falls, also tomorrow; valleyartcenter.org/artbythefalls.htm

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo at Cleveland Metropark Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Working Dog Weekend at Lake Farmpark, also tomorrow; lakemetroparks.com

Northcoast Harbor Boating & Fishing Festival at East 9th Harbor, also tomorrow; boatingfest.com

Celtic Woman at Palace Theatre; playhousesquare.org

Farm Frontier Weekend at Hale Farm & Village, also tomorrow; wrhs.org

14th Annual Akron Wine Auction at Akron Art Museum; akronartmuseum.org/wine

Lakewood Art Walk in Lakewood

Fine Art Fair '09 at Crocker Park, also tomorrow; crockerpark.com

Sunday, June 14

Flag Day Ceremony and Legendary Personalities Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Doo Wops Renuion Concert at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Monday, June 15

Rise Against at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Tuesday, June 16

311 at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Gershwin '29 at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Wednesday, June 17

Wade Oval Wednesdays kick off with Revolution Pie at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, June 18

Coventry Street Fair; coventryvillage.org

Apollo's Fire at Happy Days Visitor Center, also June 19; apollosfire.org

Twilight Garden Tour at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens; stanhywet.org

September Songs Cabaret at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Friday, June 19

Toby Keith, Trace Adkins at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival at Veteran's Memorial Park, Avon, through June 21; avonducttapefestival.com

German American Festival at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, also tomorrow; fogas.org

American Mirrors Theater Festival kicks off at Actors' Summit, Hudson; actorssummit.org

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival opens Antony and Cleopatra at Lincoln Park, Tremont, various locations, through July 26; cleveshakes.org

Playwrights' Weekend at Cain Park, through June 21; cainpark.com

Saturday, June 20

Gay Pride at Voinovich Park; clevelandpride.org

Train Day at CanalWay Center, Ohio & Erie Canal Metroparks Reservation; clemetparks.com

Dairy Days at Lake Farmpark, also tomorrow; lakemetroparks.com

Angels & Other Sculptures Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Summer Solstice Party (gallery re-opening) at Cleveland Museum of Art; clevelandart.org

22nd Annual Clifton Arts and Musicfest; cudell.com/artsfest.asp

Dad's Day at the Zoo at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

4th Annual Ohio City Run & Crawl; ohiocity.com

Peninsula Plein Air Competition, also tomorrow; peninsulaartacademy.com

Big Cool Cats Music Festival at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Larchmere Porch Fest; larchmere.com

Sunday, June 21

Father's Day Car Show at Stan Hywet Hall; stanhywet.org

Father's Day at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Father's Day Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Time Again at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Go Skateboarding Day (goskateboardingday.org)

Apollo's Fire at Huntington Playhouse, Bay Village; apollosfire.org

Ball in the House at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Tuesday, June 23

New Kids on the Block at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Long Road at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Wednesday, June 24

Brunswick Old-Fashioned Days at Brunswick High School, through June 28

Wade Oval Wednesdays with the JiMiller Band at University Circle; unversitycircle.org

Happily Ever After ... A Cinderella Tale at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Thursday, June 25

Def Leppard, Poison, Cheap Trick at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Eric Bibb at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Friday, June 26

Cleveland Wine Festival at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater, also tomorrow; clevelandwinefestival.com

Boston Mills Artfest (first weekend) at Boston Mills Ski Resort, through June 28; bmbw.com

Brecksville Home Days, through June 28; brecksville.oh.us

GroundWorks Dancetheater at Cain Park, also tomorrow; cainpark.com

Gala: Venetian Nights at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens; stanhywet.org

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival opens The Winter's Tale at Lincoln Park, Tremont, various locations, through August 2; cleveshakes.org

Saturday, June 27

Waterloo Arts Festival at North Collinwood; waterlooartsfest.com

Woolfest at Lake Farmpark, also tomorrow; lakemetroparks.com

Larchmere Flea Market & Festival; larchmere. Com

Judy Collins at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Old School Soul with the Zapp Band, Midnight Star at Lock 3 Live, Akron; lock3live.com

St Clair-Superior Culture Fest at Tyler Village on E. 36th between Superior and St. Clair; stclairsuperior.org

Run for the Young at Crocker Park; crockerpark.com

Sunday, June 28

Rock and Soul Festival at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; rockhall.com

Workmen's Circle Yiddish Concert at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Trolley Tours start at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Monday, June 29

No Doubt, Paramore at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Littlest Heroes Charity Golf Outing and Auction at Shaker Heights Country Club; shakerheightscc.org

Tuesday, June 30

Diana Krall at State Theatre; playhousesquare.com

Wednesday, July 1

The Fray, Jack's Mannequin, Richard Swift at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Cleveland Orchestra Concert at Public Square; clevelandorchestra.com

Come Alive with Jazz at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, July 2

The Odd Couple opens at Porthouse Theatre, through July 18; dept.kent.edu/theatre/porthouse/index.html

Boston Mills Artfest (second weekend) at Boston Mills Ski Resort, through July 4; bmbw.com

Livingston Taylor at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Rib, White & Blue Food festival at Lock 3 Live, through July 4; lock3live.com

Peninsula Plein Air competition show opens at Peninsula Arts Center; peninsulaartacademy.com

Friday, July 3

Blossom Festival season opens with Blossom Festival Band at Blossom Music Center (also tomorrow); livenation.com

Gratefulfest with Dark Star Orchestra at Nelson Ledges, through July 6; nlqp.com

Saturday, July 4

Red, White & Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Independence Day at the Village at Hale Farm & Village; wrhs.org

Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic at Metroparks Polo Field, through July 12; clevelandgrandprix.com

Fireworks at Cedar Point; cedarpoint.com

Fireworks at Geneva on the Lake; visitgenevaonthelake.com

Festival in the Flats fireworks display

Fab 4th Car Show, Chagrin Falls; cvcc.org/car_show.htm

Liberty Fest '09 at Crocker Park; crockerpark.com

Sunday, July 5

Cleveland Orchestra opening concert at Blossom Music Center; clevelandorchestra.com

Akron Symphony at Lock 3 Live; lock3live.com

Monday, July 6

Il Divo at Wolstein Center; csuohio.edu/wolsteincenter

Wednesday, July 8

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Catwalk Blue at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, July 9

Ohio Shakespeare Festival opens As You Like It at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, through July 25; stanhywet.org

Van's Warped at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Friday, July 10

Cain Park Arts Festival (through July 12); cainpark.com

Kid Rock at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Ingenuity Festival at PlayhouseSquare, through July 12; ingenuitycleveland.com

78th Street Studios open house, also tomorrow; 78streetstudios.com

Tremont Art Walk; tremontartwalk.org

Summit County Italian-American Festival at Lock 3 Live, through July 12; lock3live.com

The Music Man opens at Cassidy Theater; cassidytheatre.com

Saturday, July 11

Nature at Night at North Chagrin Metroparks Reservation

Lock 3 Live summer concerts start in downtown Akron; lock3live.com

Nature Trail Walk at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Terrance Simien at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Music in the Valley at Hale Farm & Village, also tomorrow; wrhs.org

Gun Show at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, also tomorrow; cuyfair.com

Pancakes with the Penguins at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Tuesday, July 14

Judas Priest, Whitesnake at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Chautauqua in Chagrin Falls starts; chagrinfoundation.org

Wednesday, July 15

Wade Oval Wednesdays with New Barleycorn at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, July 16

Coventry Street Fair; coventryvillage.org

Friday, July 17

Puerto Rican Festival at Municipal Parking Lot, through July 19

Mary Poppins at State Theatre, through August 9; playhousesquare.com

Mothership Landing with P. Funk at Nelson Ledges, through July 19; nlqp.com

Hudson Wine Festival, through July 19; hudsonwinefestival.com

Painesville Party in the Park, through July 19; parkpartyinfo.com

Saturday, July 18

Brookstock:A Celebration of Nature & Music, Brookside Metropark Reservation; clemetparks.com

Arlo Guthrie & Richie Havens at Cain Park; cainpark.com

4th Annual National Hamburger Festival at Lock 3 Live, also tomorrow; lock3live.com

Walk + Roll/All Access Homes Tour at Old Brooklyn/Brooklyn Centre; walkroll.com

Sunday, July 19

Zoo Blooms at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Westlake Historical Society Antique Vintage and Craft Show at Clague House Museum; westlakeohiohistory.org

Circo Comedia at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Tuesday, July 21

Motley Crue at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Hillcrest Concert Band at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Wednesday, July 22

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Hubb's Groove at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, July 23

Annie Get Your Gun at Porthouse Theatre, through August 9; dept.kent.edu/theatre/porthouse/index.html

John McCutcheon at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Friday, July 24

Irish Festival at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, through July 26; clevelandirish.org

Summer Hookah Weekend with Ekoostik Hookah at Nelson Ledges, through July 26; nlqp.com

Grease opens at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, through August 22; cvlt.org

Saturday, July 25

Squirrel Nut Zippers at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Carriages in the Village at Hale Farm & Village, also tomorrow; wrhs.org

Pajama Party at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Walk + Roll at Detroit Shoreway/Gordon Square; walkroll.com

Sunday, July 26

Walk + Roll at Slavic Village/Broadway; walkroll.com

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Monday, July 27

Demi Lovato, David Archuleta at Wolstein Center; csuohio.edu/wolsteincenter

Tuesday, July 28

Summit County Fair at Tallmadge Fairgrounds, through August 2; summitfair.com

Jonathan Kingham at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Wednesday, July 29

Inlet Dance Theatre at Cain Park, also tomorrow; cainpark.com

Dave Matthews Band at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Roberto Ocasio's Latin Jazz Project at University Circle; unversitycircle.org

Incubus, The Duke Spirit at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Thursday, July 30

Pippin opens, Cain Park, through August 23; cainpark.com

Ohio Shakespeare Festival opens Romeo & Juliet at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, through August 16; stanhywet.org

Friday, July 31

Pointe of Departure at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival with Marilyn Manson, Slayer at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Breast Cancer 3-Day, through August 2; the3day.org

Jerry's Birthday Bash at Nelson Ledges, through August 2; nlqp.com

Saturday, August 1

Lakewood Arts Festival at Detroit Avenue between Elmwood and Belle; lakewoodartsfest.org

John Legend at Nautica Pavilion; livenation.com

Tartan Terrors at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Sunday, August 2

Family Funday with the Singing Angels at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Medina County Fair at Medina Fairgrounds, through August 9

Tuesday, August 4

Stars of Cain Park; cainpark.com

Wednesday, August 5

Come Alive with Jazz at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Yiddishe Cup at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Friday, August 7

Twilight at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo; clemetzoo.com

Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Twins Festival in downtown Twinsburg, through August 9; twinsdays.org

Vintage Ohio at Lake Farmparks, also tomorrow; lakemetroparks.com

Verb Ballets at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Midwest Reggae Fest at Nelson Ledges, through August 9; nlqp.com

North Coast Music Festival at Mall B & C, through August 9; northcoastmusicfestival.com

Bat Night at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Saturday, August 8

Bug City at Garfield Park Metroparks Reservation; clemetparks.com

Ladies of Blues: Ruthie Foster and Marcia Ball at Lock 3 Live; lock3live.com

Civil War Re-enactment- Hale Farm & Village, also tomorrow; wrhs.org

Over the Rhine at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Montgomery Gentry at Medina County Fair; medina-fair.com

Sunday, August 9

Billy Jonas at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Monday, August 10

Cuyahoga County Fair opens at Berea Fairgrounds, through August 16; cuyfair.com

Tuesday, August 11

Moody Blues at Nautica Pavilion; livenation.com

Ashtabula County Fair opens at Fairgrounds, through August 16; ashtabulafair.com

Arrogant Worms at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Wednesday, August 12

Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy, through August 15; littleitalycleveland.com

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Prayer Warriors, Notes + Sounds at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, August 13

Enrichment Day at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Friday, August 14

Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach, Saving Abel at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Tremont Art Walk; tremontartwalk.org

4th Annual Summer Safari at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Soul and Heart: Pop, Folk, Blues and Gospel Festival at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Saturday, August 15

Creature Comforts at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

JiMiller's Lazy Daisy Fest at Nelson Ledges; nlqp.com

Matt Dusk at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Lakewood Car Kulture Show; carkultureshow.com

Burning River Festival; burningriverfest.org

Sunday, August 16

The Beach Boys at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Monday, August 17

Jason Mraz at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; livenation.com

Tuesday, August 18

Lake County Fair opens at Painesville Fairgrounds, through August 23; lakecountyfair.org

Wednesday, August 19

Wade Oval Wednesdays with Jackson Rohm at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Dancing Wheels at Cain Park, also tomorrow; cainpark.com

Friday, August 21

Keith Urban, Sugarland at the Q; theqarena.com

Waterfest at Nelson Ledges, also tomorrow; nlqp.com

Gin Blossoms, Tonic at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Saturday, August 22

Cleveland Orchestra and Joffrey Ballet at Blossom Music Center (also tomorrow); livenation.com

7th Annual Lock 3 Gospelfest at Lock 3 Live; lock3live.com

Pavlo at Cain Park; cainpark.com

Egyptian Architectural Walking Tour at Lake View Cemetery; lakeviewcemetery.com

Heaven & Hell at Nautica Pavilion; livenation.com

Sunday, August 23

Antique & Classic Car Show at Hale Farm & Village; wrhs.org

American Idols Live at Wolstein Center; csuohio.edu/wolsteincenter

Demolition Derby at Lake County Fair

Monday, August 24

Lorain County Fair opens at Wellington Fairgrounds, Randy Owen Randy Owen of Alabama performs; loraincountyfair.com

Tuesday, August 25

Sandusky County Fair at Fremont Fairgrounds, through August 30; sanduskycountyfair.com

Miranda Lambert at Lorain County Fair; loraincountyfair.com

Wednesday, August 26

Final Wade Oval Wednesday at University Circle; universitycircle.org

Thursday, August 27

Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Honor Society at the Q; theqarena.com

Friday, August 28

Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Wayne at Blossom Music Center; livenation.com

Summerdance II at Nelson Ledges, through August 30; nlqp.com

Saturday, August 29

Dragonboat Festival at Flats West Bank; clevelanddragonboatfestival.com

Medina Cultural Heritage Day at Main Street Medina; mainstreetmedina.com

Tuesday, September 1

Stark County Fair opens at Canton Fairgrounds, through September 8; starkcountyfair.com

Wednesday, September 2

Come Alive With Jazz at Akron Zoo; akronzoo.com

Thursday, September 3

Geauga County Fair at Burton Fairgrounds, through September 7; geaugafair.com

Friday, September 4

Taste of Cleveland opens at Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre, through September 7; Peter Frampton performs; cleveland.com/tasteofcleveland

Saturday, September 5

Cleveland National Air Show opens at Burke Lakefront Airport, through September 7; clevelandairshow.com

Memorial Bridge Walking tour at Detroit-Superior Bridge

Larchmere Summer Sidewalk Sale; larchmere.com

2nd Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase at Lock 3 Live; lock3live.com

Lita Ford at Taste of Cleveland, Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; cleveland.com/tasteofcleveland

Sunday, September 6

Billy Squier at Taste of Cleveland at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; cleveland.com/tasteofcleveland

Monday, September 7

Peace Show at E. 9th and Euclid at the Free Stamp

Michael Stanley at Taste of Cleveland at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater; cleveland.com/tasteofcleveland

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