Tickets for the Big Show at the Q tonight went fast, but there are plenty of spots around town to gather and watch the festivities. We can only hope that most of these come with some sort of official in-house drinking game rules.
Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland
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Moncho’s Bar and Grill
2317 Denison Ave.
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Pro-immigrant voters, immigrants and allies are gathering for a Ohio’s Voice watch party to respond to the candidates’ comments on immigration reform.
Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hosted by the Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum, and the Christian Coalition of America to zero in on candidates' stances on clean energy and other environmental issues.
The City Club
850 Euclid Ave.
This event is sold out. Panelists include: John C. Green, Ph.D., Director, Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron Karen Beckwith, Ph.D., Chair and Flora Stone Mather Professor, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University Jakiel Sanders, Chair, Governmental Affairs, Cleveland Young Professional Senate.
1948 W. 25th St. (in the basement of Bier Markt)
8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
From the organizers: "Think that all candidates should be talking about increasing the minimum wage to a living wage? Does our nation need an urban agenda? While Thursday's GOP debate may not feature the best candidates for you, meet folks who also want to organize for increased wages and benefits for workers, their families, and their communities."
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The American Conservative Union
This one costs $10, and it follows what seems to be an all-day thing. "Buckeye Boot Camp" begins at 2 p.m. and will feature appearances from candidates Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.
Market Garden Brewery
1947 W. 25th St.
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Ohio Democratic Party and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Hosted by "the other party," this event will contrast Democrats' views on the major social and economic issues with whatever canned speech snippets the GOP candidates provide.
1211 Euclid Ave.
The Ohio Chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation
Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be in attendance for this event. Admittance costs $20 at the door.