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Black History Events - City of Cleveland
Various - see below

Wed., February 20th
BUILDING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH
11 AM - 2 PM, CITY HALL ROTUNDA
Go Red for Women Heart Health information, vendors, activities and guest speakers. For more information contact Sandy Wood at 216.857.7474. Food samples will be provided. (Free, Open to Public)


Thur., February 21st
BUILDING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN ARTS & CULTURE
12:15 PM, CITY HALL ROTUNDA
Honoree: Ed Ridley Theatre Performance: The Hollow Image (A Daughter’s Trilogy), Written and Directed byCornell Calhoun III. Food samples provided by B&M Bar-B-Q.(Free, Open to Public)

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Black History Events at Cuyahoga County Public Library
Various - see below

African-American Authors Book Discussion / Adults
Read and discuss Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston.
MAPLE HEIGHTS BRANCH
Monday, February 18 / 7 PM


Celebrate Black History Month / All ages
The Ecumenical Disciples Choir will perform, sharing the history of African-American gospel music and spirituals.
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS BRANCH
Saturday, February 23 / 2 PM


Five Who Chose Freedom / Adults
Paul Goebbel will tell the story of the five African-Americans who joined John Brown at Harpers Ferry.
INDEPENDENCE BRANCH
Monday, February 25 / 7 PM


NEA Big Read Book Discussion / Adults
As part of the National Endowment of the Arts’ Big Read, join us for a discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.
BROOKLYN BRANCH
Monday, Feb


ruary 25 / 7 PM NEA Big Read Book Discussion
As part of the National Endowment of the Arts’ Big Read, join us for a discussion of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.
WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS BRANCH
Monday, February 25 / 7 PM

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Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal
Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University
325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio

Come join us for a celebration of art made by artists (Senegalese, Malian, Malagasy, American, French...) who are active in Senegal.

Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists—individuals who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations
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Wednesday, February 20th, 6-8 p.m. Our Immigration Stories: LNY Dinner & Discussion (Cleveland), Szechuan Gourmet, 1735 E 36th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. Hosted by OPAWL Discussion Group (Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership). RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/JFqShvscCJsTTsSi1

Friday, February 22nd, 6:45 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration with the Kwan Family Lion Dance performance at Pad Thai, 3545 Brookwall Dr, Fairlawn, Ohio. Call 330-668-9981 for Dinner Reservations.

Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chinese Storytime, Beachwood Branch, Meeting Room (Auditorium). Join us for stories songs and rhymes in Mandarin Chinese and stay for a craft and playtime after! Presented in cooperation with the Chinese Language and Culture Center.

Saturday, February 23rd, 3:30 p.m. Year of the Boar Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, King Wah, 20668 Center Ridge Rd. Rocky River, Ohio. Call 440-331-0330 for reservations.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Celebrate the Chinese New Years For families, Brecksville Branch ? Meeting Room. Join eighth-gradee students from Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Learn some Chinese words and enjoy a story, a craft, and other fun activities in this introduction to Chinese culture. Register HERE.

Saturday, February 23rd, 5 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sunday, February 24th, 12 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Dragon Gate Restaurant, 6681 W 130th St, Parma Heights, Ohio. Call (440) 743-0800 for reservations.

Sunday, February 24th, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sunday, February 24th, 4 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sunday, February 24th, 6 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sunday, March 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, China Jade Restaurant, 2190 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (216) 749-4720 for reservations.

Sunday, March 3rd, 4 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sunday, March 3rd, 6 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sunday, March 10th, 5 p.m. Chinese New Year Fundraiser, Double Dragon Buffet, 6276 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, Ohio. Hosted by the North Royalton-Broadview Hts Rotary Club. Come celebrate the 14th Annual Lunar New Year “The Year of the Pig”! Tickets include Authentic Lion Dance, Buffet, beverage (coffee, tea, or pop), Silent Auction, raffle, and entertainment. RSVP HERE

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Jewish Black Relations In Cleveland's Urban Neighborhoods: 1920-1960
3 PM
Maltz Museum of Jewish Hertiage
Jewish interactions with African Americans in mid-twentieth century urban neighborhoods like Glenville and Mount Pleasant (Kinsman) left a lasting legacy, with implications for their enduring but sometimes misunderstood relationship. Join author and urban studies professor Todd Michney, who will address ethnic trepidation, tolerance and turnover in such neighborhoods. Lecture to be followed by a signing of Michney’s new book Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980

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Mary McLeod Bethune, Dorothy Height, and the Movement
2 - 4 pm
South Euclid Lyndhurst Library
1876 Green Rd. South Euclid
National Council of Negro Women Black History Month presentation.

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MotivAsians Lunar New Year Dinner
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Li Wah
2999 Payne Ave.
Join MotivAsians for an exclusive 10-course dinner and lion dancing celebration to ring in the Chinese New Year: Year of the Boar! Space is limited, so RSVP today! $30.

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Friends of the Maltz Museum's Presidents' Day Celebration
11AM – 5PM
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122
Free and open to the public. Celebrate Presidents' Day with a free, family-friendly day at the Museum! Participate in crafts and activities, plus explore our special exhibition, Israel: Then & Now, which features past president’s Truman (Independence facsimiles), Carter (Camp David Accords), and Clinton (Yitzhak Rabin image), and learn about the Jewish immigrant experience in our core exhibition, An American Story. Plus, kids can "Meet the Presidents" from 1 to 2pm with a special presentation in the gallery. Hear from past presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and more!

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The Land of Smiles: Lehar's brilliant operetta masterpiece
7 PM
Polish-American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland OH 44105

Let us invite you to our new, very special production: the beloved classic The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, a beautifully melodic operetta! (Experts in the field value it even higher than Lehar's famous Merry Widow). Fully staged and costumed, it tells a love story that is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, taking us from Vienna, the capital of grand waltzes, to China, the magical Land of Smiles. Come hear Timothy Culver, tenor, sing the favorite song "You are my heart's delight." Sung in English and performed with the dazzling CLEVELAND BALLET - Michael Krasnyanski, President/CEO and Gladisa Guadalupe, Choreographer and Artistic Director; and our one-and-only CLEVELAND WOMEN'S ORCHESTRA, Maestro Yaniv Segal, Guest Conductor. We are making Cleveland shine!

Free refreshments sponsored by The Cleveland Opera. Guarded parking.

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Cleveland’s Glorious African-American Past
5:30 - 7 PM
East Cleveland Public Library
14101 Euclid Avenue

In celebration of Black History Month, The Association of African-American Cultural Gardens is launching this first in a series discussion to promote, educate and encourage interest in the African-American culture and heritage by perpetuating a spirit of friendship among people of all nationalities with a commitment to brotherhood/sisterhood and world peace.

Guest Speaker - Dr. Ronnie Dunn, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Cleveland State UniversityFreewill Offering $5.20. Contact us at: 216-509-6427

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Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce Party
7:30 PM
Old Brooklyn Winery
4103 Memphis Ave.

The Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce is having our annual party in celebration of Chinese New Year on February 22nd, at the urban winery now called "Old Brooklyn Winery," Members can attend for free, and we welcome everyone else who can attend for a small fee- tickets can be purchased online and include appetizers, wine or soft drinks, and a chance to network with the local Chinese and international business community! There will be raffles and traditional activities as well. This is our third year and we look forward to serving the community with more exciting programs in 2019.

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The Land of Smiles: Lehar's brilliant operetta masterpiece
7:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd. Shaker Heights OH 44118

Let us invite you to our new, very special production: the beloved classic The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, a beautifully melodic operetta! (Experts in the field value it even higher than Lehar's famous Merry Widow). Fully staged and costumed, it tells a love story that is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, taking us from Vienna, the capital of grand waltzes, to China, the magical Land of Smiles. Come hear Timothy Culver, tenor, sing the favorite song "You are my heart's delight." Sung in English and performed with the dazzling CLEVELAND BALLET - Michael Krasnyanski, President/CEO and Gladisa Guadalupe, Choreographer and Artistic Director; and our one-and-only CLEVELAND WOMEN'S ORCHESTRA, Maestro Yaniv Segal, Guest Conductor. We are making Cleveland shine!

Free refreshments sponsored by The Cleveland Opera. Convenient parking.

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Ukrainian Movie Preview
7:oo Friday, 11 and 2 Saturday
Ukrainian Museum-Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue

Please join us at the UMA on Friday, February 22 or Saturday, February 23 for an unofficial sneak preview of the movie "Hutsulka Ksenia" (Ksenia the Hutsul Girl”). It is an adaptation of the musical composed by Jaroslav Barnych, a post-World War II immigrant to Cleveland who was active here in the 1950s to 1970s. This opportunity came up unexpectedly when former Clevelander Ihor Ciszkewycz, who now works in Kyiv in the film industry, offered to present the film at the UMA. The movie, directed by Alena Demydenko, revolves around a considerable inheritance that a Ukrainian-American millionaire leaves his son, provided, that is, that he go to Ukraine and find a conscientious Ukrainian bride to marry. Romance, mystery and adventures follow with colorful customs and spectacular scenery from the Carpathian Mountains with music throughout by Dakha Brakha and Dakha Daughters.

The musical is in Ukrainian with English sub-titles.Space is limited. Please e-mail staff@umacleveland.org or call the UMA at 216 781-4329 to reserve a seat. Admission is by good-will donation.

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Lake Erie Folk Fest
1-6 PM
Shore Cultural Center
291 E. 222ND Street in Euclid

Lake Erie Folk Fest - Traditional Music & Dance Festival. 30+ Events All Free! Music Workshops, Performances, Community Dances & Jam Sessions, Kids Activities, Food & Concessions

Come Explore, Learn & Share.

7:30pm - Lake Erie Folk Fest Evening Concert with Richie & Rosie - Americana, Jim Volk - Guitarist, Journeywork - Traditional Irish, Shri Kalaa Mandir - Classical Indian Music & Dance, The Chardon Polka Band - Duh, Polka!

Concert Admission $10 In Advance, $15 Day Of. Children 12 & Under Free More information

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Cleveland Polka Association & United States Polka Association Joint Dance
2 - 7 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street. Parma, OH 44129

Music by Jimmy K's Polka AllStars from MI. Doors open @ 2:00 pm, Music 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Donation $13.00, 18yrs. and under are Free! Public Welcome! NO b.y.o.b, Food & Beverages will be available. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more: Elaine @ (216) 496-0223 OR Barb @ (440) 886-6157

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2019 Estonian Independence Day
2 PM
Marie's Restaurant
4502 St Clair Ave.

Celebrate 101st anniversary of Estonia's Declaration of Independence

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Hungarian Scout Banquet
12:30 PM
St. Emeric Church
1860 West 22nd Street.

American Hungarian Friends of Scouting program and banquet.

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Celtic Nations Society of Northern Ohio Meet and Greet
1 PM
Stadium Grill
8330 Tyler Blvd. Mentor, Ohio 44060

Celtic Nations Society of Northern Ohio Meet and Greet

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The Land of Smiles: Lehar's brilliant operetta masterpiece
3:30 PM
The Tudor Arms Hotel Grand Ballroom
10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106

Let us invite you to our new, very special production: the beloved classic The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar, a beautifully melodic operetta! (Experts in the field value it even higher than Lehar's famous Merry Widow). Fully staged and costumed, it tells a love story that is both heart-warming and heart-breaking, taking us from Vienna, the capital of grand waltzes, to China, the magical Land of Smiles. Come hear Timothy Culver, tenor, sing the favorite song "You are my heart's delight." Sung in English and performed with the dazzling CLEVELAND BALLET - Michael Krasnyanski, President/CEO and Gladisa Guadalupe, Choreographer and Artistic Director; and our one-and-only CLEVELAND WOMEN'S ORCHESTRA, Maestro Yaniv Segal, Guest Conductor. We are making Cleveland shine!

Refreshments available for purchase from Tudor Arms. Free valet parking sponsored by The Cleveland Opera.

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Ciurlionis: In Pursuit Of Soundscapes Featuring Zubovas Piano Duo From Lithuania
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Music Settlement
University Circle

Inspired by the 2018 centennial celebration of Lithuania's independence, we invite you to join us for our third Signature Series performance to showcase the music of Lithuanian painter, composer and writer, M.K. Ciurlionis. The Signature Series is a group of concerts that embody The Music Settlement's character, personality and mission. Founded as part of the Settlement movement to welcome new immigrants to Cleveland, TMS is dedicated to the ideals of inclusiveness and opportunity for all, using music as the common language. TMS is delighted to welcome Duo Zubovas pianists to showcase Cleveland's rich history with the Lithuanian community through music.

Duo Zubovas was formed in 1977 by pianists Sonata Deveikyte and Rokas Zubovas. Born and raised in Lithuania, Sonata and Rokas studied at M.K. Ciurlionis National School of Arts in Vilnius, garnering prizes in several national and international competitions. The duo have toured through North America, Europe and Asia presenting world premieres of ten new works. Their newest CD "Jeux Francaise" was released in 2016. Seated is limited. Purchase your ticket now for a remarkable afternoon in celebration of Lithuanian culture!

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2019 Walks of Life Award
6:00pm
Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street

The Irish American Archives Society (of Cleveland) will hold its annual "Walks of Life" Award Dinner and honor Veronica "Vera" Casey, Small Business Owner, Casey's Irish Imports; Charlene Crowley, Landscape Designer, Irish Cultural Garden; Sean W. Hardy, Senior Vice President, Hardy Wealth Partners; James J. McMonagle, Attorney at Law, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease; Christopher Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc.

For further information, contact Margaret Lynch, Executive Director, Irish American Archives Society, iaasadmin@gmail.com or 216-941-5727.

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Fleet Fat Thursday
6:00pm
The Magalen at 5203 Fleet Ave.

Paczki Party Fundraiser in Slavic Village. The Lenten season is approaching and that means one thing for Slavic Village; Paczki! Become part of a new twist on an old tradition at the second annual FLEET FAT THURSDAY , known as Tlusty Czwartek in Poland, at the Magalen in Slavic Village on February 28th! Come indulge in mouthwatering Polish cuisine from Seven Roses, dance the calories away to live music and enjoy a variety of raffles to support Cleveland’s Polish Constitution Day Parade.

Admission is free, however, we ask that you please bring a canned good for St. John Paul II food pantry.

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Polish Heritage Pregame Party
7:15 PM
406 Washington St.
Toledo, OH 43604
Join the Toledo Walleye for Polish Heritage Pregame Party presented by Stanley's Market on March 1, 2019! Come early for a pregame Polish buffet and dance to some authentic Polish music. Entertainment will be provided by local Polish band, Badinov.

Menu includes: Stanley’s Kielbasa, Pierogi with Sour cream, Sweet & Sour Cabbage, Rye Bread and Butter, Assorted Gourmet Cookies, 2 hour cash bar! For tickets, contact the Walleye box office at (419) 725-9255 or visit ToledoWalleye.com and use promo code POLISH at check out.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Gartner Auditorium
Cleveland Museum of Art
Two bright CIPC for Young Artists Winners will make their way back to Cleveland to perform a program of solo works. Xiaoxuan Li and Eva Gevorgyan captivate their audiences with their stunning expertise and technique. Both young artists also have impressive backgrounds. Li has been awarded prizes at several international competitions including second prize at the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists, first prize at the 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Artists, and fourth prize at the 2012 Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists. Gevorgyan is just as impressive having won more than 40 international competitions for piano and composition in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Malta, Kazakhstan, Poland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Russia, and Serbia. She has also performed for the President of Italy.

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5th Annual Russian Cleveland Maslenitsa - Pancake Festival
12 PM
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
750 E 88th St.
Annual pre-Lent Russian pancake festival. Delicious pancakes, hot tea from Russian Samovar, authentic sweet herbal beverage, ice cream, caviar, Pancake/ Blini - Cook-Off for the best pancakes Contest. Russian Shashlyk - the Meat-on-the-stick, Russian folk music, Russian Karaoke, Cuyahoga Cossacks, Paprika Girls dancing group, Russian-theme Dress and Russian Shawl Babushka Beauty contest!, Photos with Matryoshkas and Maslenitsa symbols, Family photo in the Russian costumes, Non-stop entertainment: games, contests, face painting, crafts, dancing, souvenirs, arts and fun for the whole family. Please join us to celebrate Maslenitsa festival and support the Russian Cultural Garden! Admission free!

Photos and videos from last year's Maslenitsa

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What Russia Wants (and What It Means for America)
6 PM
Maltz Performing Arts Center
CWRU
Julia Ioffe, a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a former Russian correspondent for The New Yorker, is a leading authority on Russian-US relations. Born in Moscow, Ioffe’s family moved to America when she was seven years old. Ioffe conveys Russian-American relations from both sides with clarity and insight, providing colorful, character-rich discussions of Russia’s socio-political structure, its tempestuous historical relationship with America, and how Russia will affect US politics (and policy) moving forward.

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Legends of China: Culture and Poetry
7 PM
Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood
Legends of China: Culture and Poetry Presented by Shunqin Li of the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University.

Take a look at the legends of ancient Chinese Tang poetry in this four-week course taught by visiting professor Shunqin Li. This poetry series will open a window to Chinese culture through song, language and artistic expression. Experience Chinese history through poetry of the Tang dynasty and your own creation. The Confucius Institute works to support programs and activities that help to deepen the relationship between Cleveland and China.

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Hungary in the EU:
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Hungary in the EU: Expectations and Challenges and the 2019 Parliamentary Elections Dr. Zsolt Hetesy, Department Chief of Mission, Hungarian Embassy Dr. Hetesy will discuss the meaning of membership in the European Union (EU). He will describe how the EU is structured; what the advantages and obligations of membership are; how representatives are elected to the European Parliament; what the different political parties and groups in the EU are; and how Hungarians in Hungary view the EU today; and why there is continued criticism, and even the threat of censure toward Hungary.

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Around the World Music Series - Korean
7:30 PM
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce the fourth season (2018-2019) of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again feature an array of outstanding performers from a wide variety of cultures. All performances take place at the North Water Street Gallery (located at 300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio) and start at 8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (or pay what you can).

March 16, 2019 - Concert 6: Chan E. Park - (one of the foremost exponents of pansori, a unique tradition of story-singing originating in South Korea, will present a bilingual performance of an ancient fable entitled "Song of the Water Palace")

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St Patrick's Day Parade
2:04 PM
East 18th and Superior Stepoff

Cleveland's Parade is Ohio's oldest and finest comprising approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units.

Congratulations to the 2019 United Irish Societies Parade Honorees:

  • Grand Marshal: William "Bill" Homan
  • Mother of the Year: Eileen Kilroy
  • Inside Co-Chair: Patti Maher Hanrahan
  • Outside Co-Chair: Sr. Corita Ambro


More details to come or visit the webpage.

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Sober Seventeenth
5 PM
Ahern's Banquet Center
Avon Lake

Sober 17th and The LCADA Way present the 6th Annual Sober 17th St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Ahern's Banquet Center in Avon Lake, Ohio on St. Patrick's Day from 5pm to 8pm featuring a buffet dinner and authentic Irish entertainment including: The James Kilbane Band, direct from County Mayo, Ireland, Traditional Irish music by The McNamaras of Cleveland, Ohio, The award-winning Burke School of Irish Dance, Bagipes, kids activities, and more fun. $17 in advance. Kids 10 & under $6

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1398 Norooz Celebration
7 PM
Elegant BridgeWater Banquet Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway
Powell, Ohio 43065

Iranians In Ohio Proudly present 1398 Norooz Celebration In Columbus Farshid Amin & DJ SHY.

Doors open @ 7:00. Dinner promptly served 8:30 - 9:30. (No dinner after 9:30). Tickets with Dinner Starting @ only $68. Children under 5 free (no seating will be assigned). Children 5 – 10 years old: $35. Tickets without Dinner $50. Last day to purchase tickets with dinner would be March 18, 2018. Ticket prices would Increase by $10 per ticket After March 10, 2018

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Hungarian Paprika!
6 PM
Ritz Carlton

The Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel (CHDP) is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers who recognize the need to promote and support educational and cultural ties between Americans and Hungarians.

The 29th Annual fund raiser to be held on March 30, 2019, will celebrate the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel on the 30th Anniversary of its formation and for their continued contribution to the Hungarian Community of Cleveland, Ohio and the Greater Cleveland area. The theme for the evening will be "Swing Into The 30's" featuring the "Swing Time Big Band". Dress to swing.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Grand Ballroom, Cleveland Cocktails at 6:00 pm Hungarian Epicurean Dinner at 7:30 pm followed by Desserts. Details: The fund raising event will consist of a Silent Auction, Gourmet Dinner, European Sweet table and a possible surprise. Dinner music and dance music provided by Swing Time Big Band.

For additional information, please contact: Elizabeth Papp Taylor, President, CHDPanel. Telephone: 1-216-571-4686. Email: Elizabeth.papp.taylor@gmail.com

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Cleveland Mass Mob XXXI
10 AM
St. Philomena — East Cleveland
13824 Euclid Avenue

Fr. Thomas Mahon was pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Cleveland. Glenville (which then was outside of Cleveland) wanted a parish. Fr. Mahon would also become pastor at the new parish of St. Aloysius. People in East Cleveland asked Fr. Mahon to organise another parish, which became St. Philomena in 1902. St. Philomena is still in East Cleveland on Euclid Avenue. At the time, there were no Catholic churches on Euclid Avenue inside the city of Cleveland. That part of Euclid was Millionaires' Row, and no Catholic churches were allowed. On the parallel Superior Avenue there were several, St. Thomas Aquinas being the furthest east.

Since 2009, St. Philomena and St. Ann (Cleveland Heights) are part of the new combined parish of Communion of Saints. The closed Christ the King (East Cleveland), and closed St. Louis (Cleveland Heights) were merged into the new parish.

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4th Annual Eastern European Month Celebration Dinner
6 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street. Parma, OH 44129

Ohio’s 131st general assembly has designated April as “Eastern European Month.” Calling upon Ohioans to observe this month with educational opportunities, ceremonies and activities. Please join us for a memorable evening. Guest Speaker: Mayor Georgine Welo, City of South Euclid, Ohio

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Refugee Stories and American Greatness
6 PM
Maltz Performing Arts Center
CWRU
Viet Thanh Nguyen is a literary scholar, writer, and professor at the University of Southern California. Nguyen explores how depictions of the Vietnam War, and of the refugees it displaced, often fail to capture the full humanity and inhumanity, the sacrifices and savagery, of participants on opposing sides of the conflict. His bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. With his collection of short stories, The Refugees, Nguyen continues his exploration of the tensions, traumas and conflicting loyalties that endure far beyond a war’s end.

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Being Hungarian in Cleveland
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Being Hungarian in Cleveland Endre Szentkirály, PhD, author and researcher Chronicling the history of Cleveland Hungarians, Dr. Szentkiralyi looks at the community historically and sociologically via in-depth research into its language and literature, culture, and traditions, with a focus on the years from 1950 to the present. He documents contemporary Cleveland Hungarians’ culture, values, language use, and traditions and analyzes which elements serve to perpetuate their community and slow assimilation. The lecture will encapsulate what it means to be Hungarian in Cleveland. Today, its extensive roots – significantly shaped by succeeding generations – run deep, and this research attests to the fact that it is still thriving. The lecture will address recent developments in the community and offer a hopeful outlook for its changing and enduring future.

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions
6 PM
Grand Ballroom
Marriott at Key Center, Downtown.

The 10th annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony. Save the date!

The 2019 class consists of: Dr. Akram Boutros, Ingrida Bublys, Paul Burik, Richard Fleischman, Marilyn Madigan and Sree N. Sreenath.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame logo

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Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance
2 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street Parma

Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance. Doors open 2:00 pm, Music/Dancing 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Band: The Project. Donation $13.00 ~ 18 yrs. and under are Free! NO b.y.o.b, Food & Beverages will be available. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more, please call (216) 496-0223 Elaine. Public Welcome!

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George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician. Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who worked under George Szell, narrates wonderful stories and personal anecdotes related to this great conductor. She illuminates Mr. Szell's stature as a conductor and artist in her book. Mr. Szell is credited with transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that was equal to any orchestra in the world. He accomplished this with charisma, driving ambition, and high standards of excellence. In the words of one reviewer, Ms Kraus's book is "filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra - and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution."

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Gamble Auditorium
Baldwin-Wallace University
Angela Hewitt, a past CIPC medalist, will appear in Cleveland as part of her Bach Odyssey Tour. The audience will undoubtedly be left enamored with the glory of Bach as interpreted by Hewitt, who has spent much of her life focusing on Bach’s works. Hewitt has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. She is also a member of Gramophone Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” and the Artistic Director of the annual Trasimeno Music Festival in the heart of Umbria, Italy.

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Cleveland Asian Festival
East 30th and Payne in AsiaTown

Save the date for the 10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Kulas Hall
Cleveland Institute of Music
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. As a chamber musician he played with groups such as the Takacs, Cremona, Fine Arts and St. Petersburg String Quartets, as well as with soloists such as Ilya Grubert, Enrico Bronzi and Giovanni Scaglione. Plano will appear alongside The Omni Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Reinberger Chamber Hall
Severance Hall
Finishing off the Concert Series with a magnificent program of two pianos and piano duo works is Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss. This Israeli-American duo boasts a multitude of accomplishments. Shai Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. Additional highlights include season opening performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and appearances as soloist with the Boulez Ensemble (at the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin), Aurora Orchestra in the U.K., and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Orion Weiss is an Ohio native hailing from Lyndhurst, a suburb of Cleveland – where he studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed with many major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Weiss’ impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at The Juilliard School and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.

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