Since it began in 1893, the Cuyahoga County Fair has only missed three years: 1932, during the Great Depression, and 1942?43, during World War II. Every other year, local residents have flocked to the fairgrounds to sample the foods, ride the rides, and soak up entertainment that grows more diverse with each passing summer. Beyond a lineup of main events?such as concerts and motor-sports exhibitions?every day of the fair is an opportunity to zip along rides, see animals, and pit yourself against contests, including watermelon- and Ferris-wheel-eating competitions.
Throughout Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pop Star Photo Booth livens up shindigs with photo booths that fit up to 10 adults at a time. Those picture nooks stand at 7’x6’x5’, a size that fits comfortably into most spaces. Sporting a black enclosure with red curtain, the photo booths also seamlessly blend into the motif of all environments. Photos, which are printed on photo paper, can be customized with logos and monograms; double prints are available for scrapbooking. Each booth comes with a professional attendant to ensure smooth operation, as well as props to wear while posing for the camera.
Family-owned Bruno's Ristorante, an official caterer to Bernie Kosar and the Cleveland Gladiators with authentic Italian eats that have been lauded on Cleveland.com, piles pastas, paninis, and entrees on plates for lunch and dinner. As they lounge in an intimate 40-seat dining room, guests can array their tables with homemade gnocchi steeped in blush sauce ($11.95) or play high-stakes games of edible Jenga with lasagna layers ($13.95). Bruno's Famous linguine alla pescatore dapples a field of pasta with light marinara sauce and sautéed seafood ($22.95), and the vitello con carciofi's veal medallions roll past rations of marsala, cream, and artichokes ($17.95). The friendly, knowledgable staff at Bruno's is happy to recommend a pairing for any dish from the vibrant wine list (not included with this Groupon).
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate women sound sculptors during this year’s benefit with performances by iconic female inductees, including Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples, and Darlene Love. Cyndi Lauper completes the all-star lineup of female vocalists, all of whom are featured in the Women Who Rock exhibit, which spotlights more than 70 women who rocked history on two artifact-packed floors. Proceeds gleaned during the event will benefit the Rock Hall’s educational activities, which enrich audiences of more than 50,000 students each year, from bouncing toddlers to sponge-brained adults. Additional performances from Tears for Fears member Curt Smith and crooner Chuck Jackson will also beat rock rhythms onto eardrums during the evening.
Borally’s provides a plentiful carryout menu of authentic Italian cuisine, captivating taste buds with hearty dishes designed to feed groups and families with ease. Sauce-loving snackers can opt for a full red sheet pizza, drizzled with house-made ripe tomato sauce ($17) and topped with sausage or pepperoni for an additional $3, while cautious bulls may opt to eschew scarlet bites in favor of a full white sheet pizza, rich with cheesy goodness ($16). Other appetizing entrees include meatballs in sauce ($2 per person) and succulent beef tenderloin to satisfy protein cravings (market price; serves 12). Those whose chompers hanker for saccharine sustenance may sink their sugar-craving teeth into a portion of their 100-piece pastry tray bedecked with glorious gobs of sweet treats ($65). For last minute soirees and get-togethers, Borally’s provides party packages packing items such as tossed salad, rigatoni, roast chicken, or chicken piccata, and a sheet pizza of choice into a plentiful picnic ($8 per person; $80 for 10 people). Each package, like conga lines and overachieving tandem bicycles, is intended for 10 guests or more,