Nestled within the acoustic splendor of the Blossom Music Center's pyramid-shaped pavilion, you’ll be close enough to taste the high notes of the piccolos, the vibrato of crashing cymbals, and the sass of brassy fanfares as the Blossom Festival Band fills the air with patriotic music. Led by conductor Loras John Schissel, the program will include the toe-tapping marches of John Philip Sousa, a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. As long as the weather allows, fireworks will follow the concert—an exploding cherry bomb on top of the sweet sundae evening.
Drinking wine with people who are passionate about wine makes it that much better, and the folks behind Vino Veritas Winery and Ristorante hope to do just that. Winemakers themselves, they work to both craft and curate varietals that are served at the wine bar by the glass or bottle. Inside the space, murals of the Sicilian countryside, painted by students from the Cleveland Institute of Art, conjure up a leisurely vibe, and visitors can sidle up to the bar to sip samples and see which merlots make good stand-ins for lipstick. There's also a kitchen, which serves up small plates and snacks that include cheese, fruit, and charcuterie boards and Sicilian-style flatbread pizzas.
Craving finger food? Head to University's Euclid Tavern and chow down on classic pub fare. Euclid Tavern is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Euclid Tavern, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Euclid Tavern — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Call Euclid Tavern for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Composed of veterans of HBO, The Onion, and Second City, the recently birthed comedy troupe TubShark unveils its mirth-making stylings with two shows at Big Dog Theater. Enjoy a night’s worth of free-range laughter with TubShark’s eclectic revue, which blends the sensibilities of groundbreaking programs such as Mr. Show, Kids in the Hall, and Trapper John, M.D.. Northeast Ohio–bred comedy talents Jesse Alison, James Catullo, Tim Cornett, Marissa DeSantis, Jessica Fleming, Liz Huff, and Nick Staron write and perform all sketches, weaving audience interaction, standup, film or video, and music like a gang of wisecracking seamstresses.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Grog Shop caters to those craving an all-American meal. Plan to indulge a bit at Grog Shop, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Just around the workday bend are Grog Shop's happy hour food and drink bargains. The perfect place for a large party, Grog Shop will comfortably host your friends and family. Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Sound levels can reach upper decibel levels at the restaurant, so sensitive ears beware!
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
A meal at Grog Shop will typically set you back about $30.
Wall Street Nightclub’s goal is simple: as stated on its site, the venue aims to provide entertainment every bit as diverse as its community. Throughout the week, the LGBT venue might pair country music with hip-hop, drag performers with strippers, or DJs with dance videos. Friday nights kick off each month with the "Midwest's largest lesbian dance party," and Sundays see the club transformed into a cabaret. Although its calendar is packed with weekly, monthly, and bicentennial get-togethers, plenty of performances and parties are special one-time-only events, such as standup sets or DJ competitions.