Things To Do In Cleveland

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. (31% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Quicken Loans Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$75.39 $38

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Here Come the Mummies at House of Blues Cleveland on November 6 at 8 p.m. (Up to 64% Off)

Here Come the Mummies

House of Blues Cleveland

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Millenia-old mummies with a knack for raunchy puns and innuendo belt out funky jams in full costume

$28 $10

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

"Great Russian Nutcracker"

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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Birthday Party for 10 or Skating Package for 2 or 4 at ZWG Roller Skating Facility (Up to 46% Off)

Zelma Watson-George Roller Skating Facility

Cleveland

Party package includes pizza, unlimited soft drinks, and game tokens

$25 $14

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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$155 for $281 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Bad Racket Recording Studio

Bad Racket Recording Studio

Cleveland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$281 $155

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Two-Hour Beer-Education Class for Two or Four at Cleveland Beer Series (Up to 56% Off)

Cleveland Beer Series

Downtown

Class offers useful information to novice beer drinkers and beer connoisseurs alike, including information on ingredients and beer pairings

$40 $18

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Soza Fitness and Wellness (51% Off)

Soza Fitness and Wellness

Parma

During 55-minute classes, certified trainers help build muscles and tone bodies through Weight Resistance, Yoga, and Zumba classes

$45 $22

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at The Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy (Up to 75% Off)

The Cleveland Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Cleveland

Child- and adult-geared Kung Fu classes teach proper techniques while improving physical fitness

$100 $25

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Highland Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Highland Golf Course

Highland Hills

Two courses with rolling fairways and undulating greens welcome golfers of all skill levels

$76 $35

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$99 for 9 OnRamp CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Sixth City ($200 Value)

CrossFit Sixth City

Cleveland

The CSC On-Ramp program teaches you CrossFit movements, which combine a variety of intense strength- and conditioning-based activities

$200 $99

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Two or Five Pole-Fitness Classes at Be Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Be Studios

Edgewater

Students learn pole-dancing basics while toning muscle and gaining confidence during 60-minute lessons

$40 $20

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Adult BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Art After Dark (Up to 59% Off)

Art After Dark

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Classes are designed to bring out students' inner creativity while they paint and sip on glasses of their favorite red or white wine

$45 $19

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Art-and-Wine Night for One or Two from Cleveland Wine Series (Up to 60% Off)

Cleveland Wine Series

Cleveland

Educational night at a Cleveland art gallery allows guests to learn about wine and art while tasting varietals from around the world

$25 $12

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at ATA Cleveland Martial Arts (Up to 86% Off)

ATA Cleveland Martial Arts

Warrensville Heights

Children and adults use self-defense moves in high-intensity martial-arts classes, learning courtesy, confidences, and respect along the way

$139 $20

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$20 for $40 Toward One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes Groupon — BLUEPRINTFITNESS

Blueprint Fitness

Cleveland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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Casual American Cuisine During Dinner for Two or Four at Gateway Bar and Grill (60% Off)

Gateway Bar and Grill

Cleveland

Ribs, wings, and other classic American dishes served with fresh-juice cocktails inside an inviting hotel restaurant

$20 $9

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Travel Photo Trivia Night for Two or Four at City View Studio (Up to 45% Off)

City View Studio

Downtown

Look over local photographers’ photos from around the world and answer trivia questions about them in an evening of fun and competition

$50 $29

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Two Open Jump Passes or a 5 or 10 Visit Open Jump Punchcard at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up

Middleburg Heights

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, and obstacle courses; open jump sessions held throughout the week

$80 $40

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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,
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History pulses through Lemko Hall, a turreted brick building in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Over the past century, it has served as a saloon, a ballroom, and a movie set where stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken filmed a scene for The Deer Hunter in 1978. Nowadays, one of the space's tenants, Studio 11, channels an even older legacy: the yoga tradition of ancient India.

The studio's seasoned teachers impart moving meditations that have been passed down from generation to generation via careful instruction and epic games of telephone. Classical Hatha poses help yogis of all levels cultivate strength and flexibility as they learn to center their minds and control their breath. Students steep their minds in yoga's meditative qualities during flowing, breath-focused Vinyasa routines or explore the practice’s athletic side during Ashtanga sessions teeming with dynamic poses and vigorous thumb-wrestling bouts. Those seeking a more private yoga experience can engage in a Thai massage, in which a trained practitioner guides the body through assisted poses and stretches.

Yoga-inspired Pilates sessions revolve around centuries-old isometrics that promote balance and help chisel the core. Students seeking a full immersion in yogic history can enroll in studio-sponsored trips to India, which pair yoga classes with sunset meditations and spiritual discourses.

2337 W 11th St
Cleveland,
OH
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Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering.

These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media.

Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.

13129 Shaker Sq
Cleveland,
OH
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To most, the garden featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is purely make-believe. But not to people who've smelled the chocolate-scented varietals blooming among hidden trails and a climbable tree house at the Hershey Children's Garden. This sweet-smelling garden is just one of the Cleveland Botanical Garden's 20 gardens, which encompass everything from 3,500 herb plants to lotuses and water lilies floating atop a 74-foot-long reflecting pool. Vibrant hydrangeas complement sculptures in an art garden, while the Guren Art Gallery's ever-changing exhibits spotlight new work inspired by botany and the power of pruning shears.

Shaded boardwalks and winding trails connect all these visual splendors, eventually leading visitors to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Divided into a Madagascar desert and a Costa Rican rainforest, the glasshouse showcases 50 types of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, plus 350 exotic plants, including a colossal strangler fig. Experts shine a light on such specimens during botanical lectures, which are one of many educational programs the garden offers, ranging from gardening symposiums to kids' science classes.

11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland,
OH
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Since it's founding in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art has operated under a simple?yet lofty?mission statement: "For the benefit of all people, forever." In the spirit of that all-encompassing philosophy, the museum features works as disparate as ancient artifacts from the Classical world, lush landscapes from Dutch masters, and pieces from modern icons.

  • Size: the museum stretches across nearly 600,000 square feet, and contains 19 galleries spotlighting 5,800 years of art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
  • Eye Catcher: an original cast of Auguste Rodin's Thinker sculptures, this one damaged by a pipe bomb attack in 1970?a crime for which no one was ever charged
  • Permanent Mainstays: internationally renowned Asian, Egyptian, and Indian collections
  • Visiting Exhibit: Yoga: The Art of Transformation, which includes Islamic divination texts, three stone yoginis from a 10th-century Chola temple, and Thomas Edison's Hindoo Fakir, the first film about an Indian subject ever produced
  • Don't Miss: Gallery One, a digital interactive gallery that lets visitors explore works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and Chuck Close on the largest multi-touch microtile screen in the United States
11150 East Blvd
Cleveland,
OH
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A 150-foot wind turbine heralds the entryway of Great Lakes Science Center. Combined with a 300-foot solar canopy, the turbine supplies 6% of the museum's power but also serves another purpose: to drive home the science center's commitment to research, education, and scientific discovery. Inside the Alternative Energy exhibit, visitors can touch their fingertips to a kiosk that displays real-time and historical data on energy consumption. Or, at the Steamship William G. Mather, visitors can explore a four-story engine room that once propelled the 618-foot flagship. After exploring the lunar lander models and flight simulators of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, visitors can track moon dust to the Omnimax Theater and absorb scientific knowledge through 11,600 watts of digital sound.

In addition to presenting exhibits to more than 300,000 visitors annually, the science center leads the charge on science education. Onsite scientists organize space and curriculum for freshmen in the Cleveland metropolitan school district's inaugural STEM high school. The school teaches in a project-based learning environment where students are encouraged to delve into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

601 Erieside Ave
Cleveland,
OH
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