Nightlife in Cleveland

The Janoskians at House of Blues Cleveland on Friday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

The Janoskians

House of Blues Cleveland

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Australian teens best known for their popular—and sometimes controversial—YouTube channel perform comedic hits such as “Real Girls Eat Cake”

$34 $15

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Gala of the Royal Horses at Wolstein Center on September 14 (Up to 40% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Wolstein Center

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that also dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

$28 $17

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Live Podcast Show: "Sports without Balls with Erin Foley" on August 13 at 6 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Live Podcast Show: "Sports without Balls"

Hilarities 4th Street Theater

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Comedian and sports enthusiast Erin Foley scores huge laughs in a special live podcast taping for the Gay Games featuring Fortune Feimster

$12 $7

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” on December 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s

Music Hall at the Cleveland Public Auditorium

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$70.50 $35

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In Celebration: A Tribute to Michael Stanley at Cleveland Masonic Auditorium on October 5 (Up to 44% Off)

In Celebration: A Tribute to Michael Stanley

Cleveland Masonic Auditorium

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An extensive lineup of Ohio rockers perform the tunes of singer and beloved DJ Michael Stanley

$35.54 $20

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MIX: Pathways at Cleveland Museum of Art for Two or Four on Friday, September 5, at 5 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

MIX: Pathways

Cleveland Museum of Art

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The September MIX cocktail party grants access to two exhibits—a visual history of yoga and an exploration of the Silk Road trading route

$20 $10

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MIX: Caliente at Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, August 1, at 5 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

MIX: Caliente

Cleveland Museum of Art

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Salsa outfit Grupo Fuego and dance ensemble Tropical Cleveland provide the entertainment at the art museum's August MIX party

$20 $10

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"Masters of Illusion" at The Agora Theater on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Masters of Illusion"

The Agora Theater

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Performers from CW's Masters of Illusion share mind-boggling sets of magic

$23.43 $12

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Rather than limit themselves to serving creative, Cleveland-inspired cuisine or to hosting late-night bowlers sipping from frothy pint glasses, the founders of 4th Street Bar & Grill – The Corner Alley decided to do both. Inside spacious, sleek environs, servers at the bowling alley’s 4th Street Bar & Grill dole out pierogis—dumplings stuffed with potato and smoked cheddar cheese—and oven-baked pizzas, such as the Alley Pie, topped with cheese and fresh basil. Local draft brews from Buckeye Brewing, Brew Kettle, and Hoppin’ Frog or one of more than 20 locally-inspired cocktails and martinis accompany meals and pin-pulverizing sessions at one of 16 lanes. Satellite-selected sounds pump through speakers, and patrons can control tunes from a special app on their phone or speak directly to Meatloaf through the jukebox.

Whether they’re there to bowl, eat, drink, or finally understand gravity, up to 600 people can gather inside the ample quarters. Groups of 4–45 revelers can populate the Mezzanine, a private party room hoisted atop an elevated platform and replete with several flat-screen TVs. Millionaire’s Row plays host to 100 guests, who can bowl on four private lanes, sip martinis at the Back Alley bar, or lay quietly atop the billiards table. And inside the 2,000-square-foot Spare Room, up to 90 friends can dine on a customizable menu as well as play billiards, air hockey, foosball, darts, and skeeball.

402 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
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Over the years, Reddstone?s outdoor patio has earned it plenty of love. In 2011, CBS Cleveland named Reddstone among the best outdoor bars in the city, and Cleveland Scene magazine deemed it the top spot for patio drinking. Though the patio garners a lot of attention, especially during its weekly pig roasts over the summer, Reddstone slyly offers the Detroit Shoreway and Battery Park community a dining experience to match its patio?s growing legend. The chef keeps the kitchen open until midnight every night, whipping up signature burgers and small plates to accompany 20 craft beers on tap. Rather than playing the "Star Spangled Banner" on a squeaky chair, Reddstone?s management team keeps visitors thoroughly entertained by booking weekly live performances from acts that range from standup comedians to jazz musicians.

1261 W 76th St
Cleveland,
OH
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Every year, Cinema at the Square takes over the Palace Theatre's 20'x47' screen to treat moviegoers to an eclectic lineup of classic flicks. With a restored 1927 Kimball organ played before the films, the month-long festival transports viewers back in time, allowing them to forget their everyday cares and give fellow show-goers new everyday cares by dumping a pack of Milk Duds into their purse. The Palace Theatre was originally built in the roaring '20s, and proffers the perfect locale for breathless escapism, with rich red carpet and a lobby dominated by a sweeping marble staircase.

1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland,
OH
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With this deal, movie buffs can scarf down popcorn while watching action-packed celluloid at one of seven different locales, including Cleveland Heights' Cedar Lee Theatre, which won a Scene magazine readers' poll for Best Movie Theater. Catch a flick at the historic Capitol Theatre, nestled in the Gordon Square Arts District, a renovated three-screen spot featuring Hollywood, specialty, and 3D films. Arty cinephiles can catch an independent or foreign film at the Cedar Lee Theatre, where the concession stand slings out tasty baked goods, sandwiches, specialty coffees, and more. Many of Cleveland Cinemas' other theaters boast multiple screens, digital sound, a Groucho Marx robot that quips one-liners from the balcony, and stadium seating for ideal movie gawking.

230 W Huron Rd
Cleveland,
OH
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Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters,” The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque feeds eyes with a vast array of foreign and independent first-run films, silver-screen classics, and touring retrospectives. Cinematheque members notch $2–$3 off regular tickets to a lineup of 450 annual film screenings ($6 for a single film with membership, $12 for two films on the same day with membership). Guests can then stay up-to-date on the latest showings and plan outfits for the premieres of award-winning film trailers by reading the bi-monthly film schedule that is sent by mail or by tracking Cinematheque’s online extended film schedule. They can then head to the front row of the 616-seat Russell B. Aitken Auditorium to bask in the glow of films projected from vivid 35mm film.

11141 East Blvd
Cleveland,
OH
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Voted 2010's 2nd Best Trendy Bar by the Fox 8 Hot List, The South Side dishes out a succulent menu of gourmet tavern fare overflowing with fresh takes on traditional pub mainstays. Quack for a small plate of chipotle barbecue duck pizza, featuring roasted tomatoes, scallions, provolone, mozzarella, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette ($9.50), or study a sandwich's delicious cheekbone muscles with the open-faced chorizo meatloaf topped onto sourdough and drizzled with rosemary cabernet gravy ($10). Grilled german bologna on a pretzel roll comes dressed with caramelized onions, spicy mustard, and horseradish havarti ($10), while hazelnut coffee-crusted sockeye salmon is served with seasonal squash purée and chocolate buerre blanc ($10) . Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., diners just waking up after a long night of unsuccessfully building an egg-juggling robot can dine on a brunch menu heaped with zesty midmorning fare such as chicken and waffles, which layers tempura, airline breast, belgian waffles, cinnamon butter, Ohio maple syrup, and a side of hot sauce ($7).

2207 W 11th St
Cleveland,
OH
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