Between the Lines
Tonight Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern hosts Between the Lines, an interactive evening featuring writers Aubrey Hirsch and Karyna McGlynn. A Cleveland native, Hirsch writes short stories and is well-known for her fiction. McGlynn has two published poetry books, one of which was just released this year. Hirsch and McGlynn will share their personal writing journey and answer questions from the audience. The event, which takes place at 7, is free. (Daniela Cacho)
11625 Euclid Ave., 216-231-5400, happydogcleveland.com.
Once a month, Great Lakes Brewing Company hosts Cleveland's Drink & Draw Social Club. The event is organized by the Rust Belt Monster Collective and sponsored by Carol and John's Comic Book Shop. Drink & Draws are an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to drink, draw, socialize/network and collaborate in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Events take place at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, including tonight. At the end of each Drink & Draw, prizes are awarded for various superlatives. Admission is free. (Josh Usmani)
2516 Market Ave., 216-771-4404, greatlakesbrewing.com.
Hoppin' Frog Hoppy Hour
Much like the Fat Head's tasting room in Middleburg Heights, the Hoppin' Frog tasting room in Akron is in a nondescript strip of storage facilities and warehouses. But step inside and you'll find a cozy space with a huge array of the brewery's wonderful libations. The place features "hoppy hour" every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. Tonight, the brewers visit the tasting room from 5 to 7 p.m. While they don't fill growlers, you can drink bottles on site or take 'em to go. The place also offers a "Hoppin' Frog Rare & Vintage" list as well as a guest bottle list. And you can order from a limited food menu too. (Jeff Niesel)
1680-F Waterloo Rd., Akron, 234-525-3764, hoppinfrog.com/tasting-room.
With his 2013 film Sacro GRA, director Gianfranco Rosi profiles the colorful people who live along the Grande Raccordo, the giant highway encircling Rome. We see a man riding in his small boat in a river below the road and another man chomping on a cigar as he takes a bath in his home. The movie makes its Cleveland premiere at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it screens at 7 tonight and again at 7 on Friday night. Admission is $9, or $7 for CMA members, students and seniors. (Niesel)
11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.
Walnut Wednesday is one of summer's great traditions. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — food trucks gather to serve up lunch to area residents and employees. Follow the Downtown Cleveland Alliance on Facebook for weekly updates on vendors, entertainment offerings and more. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel)
Director John Waters has made some remarkable movies over the course of a career that stretches back decades. He defined a satirical style that critics have subsequently dubbed "camp." The last Wednesday of the month at Now That's Class is Waters Wednesday. The club will play a Waters movie and have a competition to go alongside it. For tonight's event, the club will screen Pink Flamingos at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but the drinks will cost ya. (Niesel)
11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576, nowthatsclass.net.
Now in its fourth season, Edgewater Live features local acts throughout the summer. The event also boasts food trucks and recreational activities. The weekly event commences today at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the new Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts program. From 6 to 9 p.m., headlining act The Caliber band will perform on the RTA Main Stage. (Niesel)
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW, clevelandmetroparks.com.
Join the folks at Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern tonight for some poetry, as the joint hosts its regular fourth-Thursday-of-the-month tradition, the People Poetry Slam and Open Mic night. Anyone who attends has the chance to share his or her own written work during the open mic portion of the evening, starting shortly after the doors open. Following that, 2017 National Poetry Slam members Ephraim Nehemiah and Damien McClendon will perform. Nehemiah and McClendon write and perform passionately about their life experiences. Admission is $5 and the event runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m. (Cacho)
11625 Euclid Ave., 216-231-5400, happydogcleveland.com.
Shop Concert Series
Tonight at 7:30 at Heights Music Shop, local singer-songwriters Roger Hoover and Maura Rogers will perform as part of the Shop Concert series curated by Barking Spider's Jenna Juredine. The series features songwriters and musicians from Northeast Ohio. There's a $10 cover charge, and patrons can bring their own food and drink. Attendance is limited to 40 people. (Niesel)
2174 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-860-4460, heightsmusicshop.com.
Story-based comic Sinbad prides himself on finding the funny even in life's toughest situations. His show is interactive, but you might not want to be part of his routine. Sinbad flips the script on his audience members and turns their troubles into comedic gold for everyone else's enjoyment. The comic has also seen some screen time though it's nothing to brag about. He was the star of the holiday flop Jingle All the Way and has acted in several pilots. It's safe to say his forte is stand-up, but you can judge for yourself tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $30 to $35. (Brittany Rees)
2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.
Cleveland All-Stars Homecoming Show
The second biennial Cleveland All-Stars Homecoming Show returns to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum today at 3 p.m. The show features vintage cars that were Cleveland-made or Cleveland-customized, along with Clevand racing cars and historic cars from the Crawford collection. Today's kickoff includes a tour of the Ford auto assembly plant at 6 p.m. followed by food and libations at the Euclid Tavern. Tickets are $15. Tomorrow, the classic vehicle parade begins at 9 a.m. on Wade Circle, followed by the main event: the Cleveland All-Stars Homecoming Car Show, which kicks off at 10 a.m. and goes to 4 p.m. Admission for the car show is $10. The auto adoration wraps up on Sunday with Cars and Coffee at the Crawford. from 10 a.m. to noon, with exclusive early access to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. Find details and order tickets on the website. (Adrian Leuthauser)
10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722, wrhs.org.
Cleveland Pizza Fest
Thirteen local pizza joints will participate in this year's Cleveland Pizza Fest, which returns this weekend to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. The event kicks off tonight at 5 with a special Bike Night. The Spazmatics and Faction Cleveland will perform, and there will be special onsite parking for bikes. Gates open tomorrow at noon when there will be a classic T-Bird car show and music from Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band, Nine Daze, the Rick and the Attraction. The event concludes Sunday with a classic car show and performances by Cruising' and Rubix Cube; Sunday hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $6, or $2 for kids ages 13 to 17. Anyone 12 and under is free. (Niesel)
164 Eastland Rd., Berea, 440-243-0090, cuyfair.com.
Gladiators vs. Philadelphia Soul
The Cleveland Gladiators, part of the struggling Arena Football League, go up against the Philadelphia Soul tonight at 7 at the Q. The league has diminished over the past couple of years and only a few teams remain, the Gladiators being one of them. The high-scoring games can be good fun, and tonight's game features concession specials that include $1 sodas and $2 draft beers. (Niesel)
1 Center Court, 216-420-2000, theqarena.com.
Indians vs. Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins started the season with a bang and sailed into first place during the first two weeks of the season. They've cooled considerably since then, especially since a Tribe sweep in Minneapolis earlier this month. Tonight, the division rivals commence a three-game series at 7:10 at Progressive Field. It's Dollar Dog night too. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)
2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487, clevelandindians.com.
Neck of the Woods
From 6 to 9 tonight, the Morgan Conservatory hosts an opening reception for its latest exhibition, Neck of the Woods, featuring new and recent work by Samantha Parker Salazar, Andrea Peterson, Gaylord Schanilec and Lisa Schonberg. At 7 p.m., current artist-in-residence Hong Hong will discuss her multidisciplinary practice, which includes printmaking, sculpture and installation. Neck of the Woods remains on view through Saturday, July 29, and Hong Hong's residency at the Morgan Conservatory continues through August 6. Admission is free. (Usmani)
1754 East 47th St., 216-361-9255, morganconservatory.org.
Scene 2017 Best Of Party
Earlier this year, Scene published its annual Best Of issue and acknowledged all the fine things its readers love about Cleveland. Tonight from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at FWD Day & Nightclub, Scene will acknowledge the winners at a big party. Tickets, which cost $35 in advance and $50 at the door, include bites from favorite restaurants, five drinks and entertainment. The party will take place at FWD and in the Tito's Experience Tent at Flats East Bank. Drinks will be provided by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Brew Kettle. This year's winners, DJ E-V and the Big Bang Cleveland, will perform along with DJ Steph Floss, and Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts will play their first-ever bluegrass show featuring special guest David Mayfield from the David Mayfield Parade. The party starts at 7 and continues until 10:30. Details and tickets are on the website. (Niesel)
1176 Front St., 216-417-6282, scenebestofparty.com.
Twilight Zone, The Movie
Four esteemed directors (Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Steven Spielberg) contributed to 1983's Twilight Zone, The Movie, a film based on the popular TV sci-fi series. Mark Dawidziak, the Plain Dealer's TV critic who recently published the book Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone, will introduce the film when it screens at 7:30 tonight at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $12, or $9 for CIA and CSU I.D. card holders and anyone under 25. (Niesel)
11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450, cia.edu.
Cleveland Pride Parade and Festival
The 28th annual Pride parade kicks off at noon today at West Third Street and St. Clair Avenue, then makes its way to Voinovich Bicentennial Park, where the Pride rally begins at 1 p.m. Cleveland Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Pride, Inc. boasts the largest LGBTQQI & SA festival in Northeast Ohio. The event celebrates its diverse population with food, music and dance. It's all part of national Pride month, when Cleveland and other cities look back at the long-fought battle for equality in the LGBTQ community. Grammy-nominated singer Taylor Dayne will perform, along with more than 10 other artists. Details are on the website. (Leuthauser)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic, still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. Expect a throng to show up for tonight's midnight screening at the Kent Stage. Tickets are $8, or $5 if you come in costume. A live shadow cast (the School of Rocky) will act out the movie and involve the audience. (Niesel)
175 East Main St., Kent, 330-677-5005, kentstage.org.
The Rough & Tumble
A couple of years ago, the Rough & Tumble's Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler sold everything they couldn't fit in Graham's sister's spare closet, quit their day jobs, admitted they were in love and bought a camper. They hit the road and haven't looked back. In last year's Pieces and Pieces, a soundtrack written for a short film, they write about issues of women in war, PTSD and "mending the gaps of a life that has been torn to pieces." The folksy duo performs at 2 p.m. today in the meeting room at the Cuyahoga Public Library's Fairview Park branch.Admission is free but registration is requested. You can do that by giving them a call at the number, below. (Niesel)
21255 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, 440-333-4700, cuyahogalibrary.org.
Concerts at Lake View Cemetery
Lake View Cemetery just might be one of Northeast Ohio's most bucolic settings. With that in mind, the folks at Nighttown will kick off their fourth season of concerts there this evening. Tonight's performace features local Latin jazz star Sammy DeLeon, who'll perform from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Garfield Monument lawn. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Admission is free. (Niesel)
12316 Euclid Ave., 216-421-2665, lakeviewcemetery.com.
British YouTube sensation Dan TDM Middleton holds the Guinness World Record for most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel. His adventures in Minecraft inspired his first book, the graphic novel Dan TDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal. In his family-friendly touring show, Dan TDM and audience members solve puzzles and play games. He performs today at 2 and 7 p.m. at Connor Palace. Tickets are $41.50 to $79. (Niesel)
1615 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org.
Crocker Park gets a head start on Independence Day today from 3 to 10 p.m., with Liberty Rocks, a music event featuring a lineup of local bands. Victory Highway kicks things off at 3 with an assortment of blues, rock, pop and R&B. Saint Edward High School students will make beats on recycled trashcans and buckets. Thriller BMX riders will show off their bike skills. Up-and-coming local rockers Welshly Arms headline. The night ends with fireworks. Admission is free. (Cacho)
143 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, crockerpark.com.
A Most Excellent Race
A Most Excellent Race takes place today at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights. Proceeds support recreation programs for children with disabilities at the Achievement Centers' Camp Cheerful. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in each age group. Those who believe running takes too much effort can take part in 5-K or 1-mile walks. There also will be family activities such as crafts, a bounce house and face painting. Online race registration is $25 until June 22. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and is $30. The race kickoff is at 9 a.m. (Leuthauser)
3301 North Park Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-292-9700, achievementcenters.org.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of documentarian Frederick Wiseman, the Cleveland Museum of Art is screening a number of his movies this month. Today at 1:30 p.m., the museum will screen Welfare, his 1975 film about the challenges that face welfare workers. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)
11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.
Indians vs. Texas Rangers
The Indians started the season with a sweep of the Texas Rangers. Since that bright beginning, the Tribe has struggled to stay above .500. The Rangers got off to a rough start but have since recovered and continue to keep pace with the teams battling for a wild-card spot. The Tribe and Rangers begin a four-game series tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)
2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487, clevelandindians.com.
Wing Ding Doodle
Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Ding Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offering meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)
1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938, prosperitysocialclub.com.
Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs
Head out to Happy Dog for tonight's Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs lecture and hear frequent speaker Jameson Voss discuss how humans adapt to new surroundings. Admission is free; the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. (Cacho)
5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474, happydogcleveland.com.
Open Turntable Tuesday
Tonight from 6 to 9, Goldhorn Brewery hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesday. DJ Kris Koch will offer 20-minute time slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. The Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club and the locally based Gotta Groove Records serve as sponsors, and turntables will be provided. A mic will also be available to talk about the selections. (Niesel)
1361 East 55th St., 216-465-1352, goldhornbrewery.com.
Pride Month Film Series
The Capitol Theatre's Pride Month series continues tonight at 7:30 with The Fabulous Alan Carr, a new film by director Jeffrey Schwarz (I Am Divine, Tab Hunter Confidential). Carr, a producer, manager and marketing guru, was famous for the outrageous Hollywood parties he threw in the 1970s. The screening will also include a Skype Q&A with director Schwarz. Admission is $9.75 for adults, or $7 for seniors/children. (Kirby Davis)
1390 West 65th St., 216-651-7295, clevelandcinemas.com.