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How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Avenue

Happy Dog Takes on the World: How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today. Join us for a discussion about how we fight and why it matters.

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VIVALDI - Four Seasons
6 - 7 PM
Music School Settlement
11125 Magnolia Dr.

On their American debut tour, Cleveland is most fortunate to have this dynamic classical music duo from Lithuania in town for a day. Top prize winners of numerous competitions, they have been featured as soloists with orchestras in Lithuania and abroad. Viktorija and Giedre will treat us to the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) by Antonio Vivaldi, published to great acclaim in 1725. Arguably Vivaldi’s most famous composition, these four concerti (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter), are also considered some of the boldest program music written during the Baroque period.

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Get to know your Muslim neighbors
6:30 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
28455 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake.

Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor. Join Us for Teatime for Peace. Teatime for Peace is a chance to have tea, snacks and conversation with neighbors from diverse communities that may not otherwise get a chance to come together.

For More Information Contact: teatime4peace@gmail.com

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A Xmas Cuento Remix
Various
Cleveland Public Theater
6415 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102

¡Este no es el cuento navideño de la abuela! Teatro Público de Cleveland blows the roof off with this Latino culture and modern music-infused take on Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Performed in English and Spanish.

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International Chambers of Commerce Holiday Party
11:30-2:00 pm
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore Street
The Joint International Bilateral Chambers are proud to sponsor this fabulous event which is widely regarded as the premier holiday international event in Cleveland. Please guarantee your ticket by registering by November 25th.

The International Chambers of Commerce welcome our Featured Guest Speaker Mr. David C. Barnett of Ideastream. Topic: "Bringing a Global Spin to Public Broadcasting"

Please join us on December 6th, 2019 for a conversation hosted by Bruce Lowe, of BACC Ohio, on Northeastern Ohio's international landscape and its global economy and culture. David C. Barnett is Senior Reporter and Producer for Arts at Ideastream. Mr. Barnett has won numerous local and national awards for his radio and television stories over the past 25 years. He’s produced dozens of features for various NPR news programs, including a recent segment on the Cleveland Orchestra’s “Mindful Music” program for the Cleveland schools. His video feature on collectables expert Terry Kovel’s Cleveland business operation was featured on PBS NewsHour and won a national Edward R. Murrow Award.

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Stanley Eng Way Naming Ceremony
11 AM
Asia Plaza

Councilman Basheer Jones is posthumously honoring Mr. Stanley Eng, a community leader, with the addition of this honorary street name to E. 30th Street and Payne Avenue. Please join us for this street sign unveiling! We will meet at Asia Plaza (2999 Payne Avenue), next to Li Wah, and walk to the sign at E. 30th and Payne Avenue. Mr. Eng (1926-2004) was selected for this honor by many leaders in the AsiaTown community. He founded and led several organizations including the Cleveland Chinese Senior Citizens Association, which still exists today, and he was best known for his work on behalf of the poor and elderly residents of Cleveland’s Chinatown (now known as AsiaTown). He spearheaded efforts to provide much-needed housing for elderly Chinese Americans that resulted in the Asian Evergreen Apartments on Payne Avenue, launched a meal program serving over 50 seniors per day at Li Wah, and led English language courses at the Cleveland Chinese Christian Church.

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5th Annual State of Nonviolence & Holiday bazaar
noon - 5 PM
North Presbyterian Church
4515 Superior Ave.,Cleveland

On Saturday, December 7, the Cleveland Nonviolence Network is sponsoring its annual State of Nonviolence address, which will be accompanied by a Holiday Bazaar featuring fair trade vendors selling a variety of holiday gifts. The event will occur at the North Presbyterian Church, 4515 Superior Ave., Cleveland. The bazaar will begin at noon and the address will be given at 3 PM. The featured speaker is the Sudanese artist, Malaz Elgemiabby, who will tell us how art moved the people of Sudan toward a nonviolent resistance to depose a repressive regime.

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Confucius Institute Art Performance Competition
10 AM - 4 PM
Cleveland State University
Berkman Hall Auditorium
1899 E. 22nd Street

Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University Art Performance Competition. Singing, dancing, martial arts, musical instruments, magic, acrobatics, skits and other.



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A Celtic Christmas
3:30 - 6 PM
PAC Main Stage
851 Weymouth Rd. Medina, OH 44256

Back in Medina, Ohio for its 24th season, Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland. When the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, they raise the rafter with the joy of their music and knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances. Tickets on sale now at www.KBBproductions.net.



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Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Holiday Party
6 PM
Polish American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing, Cleveland

Join the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation at their annual holiday dinner party featuring renowned Chopin specilaist Dr. Konrad Binienda.

Call 216-220-3075 for more information

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Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Open during regular hours
Maltz Museum
2929 Richmond Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122

Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th-century crisis of faith."

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Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities Christmas Party
6 - 8:30 PM
Burntwood Tavern
8188 Brecksville Road Brecksville, OH 44141

Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities, Inc. invites you to tastefully initiate the Christmas Season by attending their annual… CHRISTMAS SEASON GET-TOGETHER. Join members & guests for an evening of holiday cheer and Slovak Christmas music. Enjoy appetizers and refreshments. Cash Bar.

Free for paid-up CBSC members. $15 per person for non-members and guests.

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AJC Isaiah Award for Human Relations
7:45 AM
Cuyahoga Community College Jerry Sue Thornton Center
2500 East 22nd Street, Cleveland

For 55 years, AJC Cleveland has presented the Isaiah Award to recognize the work of local non-profit organizations which show significant initiative and leadership towards advancing intergroup understanding and respect. The prophet Isaiah stands as a symbol of optimism and of hope for redemption of all humankind. The Isaiah Award serves as a way to recognize the efforts of Northeast Ohio's outstanding non-profit community, which in the spirit of Isaiah and AJC, continues to build bridges and improve our world.

Questions? Contact AJC Cleveland at cleveland@ajc.org or 216.781.6035.

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CCWA Global Competency Training - Part 3 of 3
5:30 PM
Tucker Ellis
950 Main Ave Suite 1100, Cleveland, OH 44113

Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a series of workshops to develop greater global understanding. The series consists of 3 key elements that build off each other (understanding cultural norms; developing cross-cultural strategies; engaging in global competency assessment). Participants can select the series or choose the workshop(s) that suit their interests or needs.

Learning outcomes from the series include:

  • Understand one’s own cultural perspective
  • Identify and gain awareness of underlying dimensions of culture
  • Recognize the importance of approaching cultural interactions with an open mind
  • Learn how to communicate more effectively across cultures

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Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO) Holiday Party5 - 9 PM
Sky Mediterannean Lounge
6395 Pearl Rd. parma Hts.
Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (CAMEO)annual holiday/Christmas party. Join us for food, fellowship and entertainment.

Contact Tony Abdulkarim at 440-552-7392

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Czech Christmas Bread ("Vanocka") for sale
Remember the smell of your grandmother's or mother's kitchen at Christmas? Vanocka or Houska is a sweet dough with golden raisins and almonds baked into a braided loaf. DTJ will again be selling the traditional Czech Christmas bread by order only. Cost is $8.00 for a 2# loaf. Orders must be in by December 12th and can be picked up December 15th @ DTJ in Taborville, 9850 North Blvd, Auburn Township 44023 Call 440-543-8494 to place orders. For orders and more information about D.T.J. Events call (440) 543-8494

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Global Cleveland Annual Meeting
7:30 - 9 AM
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
1375 East 9th Street. #3

Global Cleveland invites you to join us at our first-ever Annual Meeting to hear about our good work. We also will bestow two awards recognizing community leaders positively impacting our region’s economic prosperity. And we will present our Volunteer of the Year Award to one of our dedicated members of our Board.

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Ukrainian Museum-Archives- Christmas Party
6 PM
Ukrainian Museum-Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

Join us Friday, Dec. 13th at 6pm for our annual Christmas Party and the opening of our new art exhibit From the Past the Future, enamels and photographs by Kyiv artist Oleksii Koval.

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Celebrating Hungarian Traditions: Children’s Program
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
The Galleria at Erieview, Cleveland, Lower Level

Celebrating Hungarian Traditions: Children’s Program Mikulás Bácsi visits the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old. He passes out treats. This year’s event will be dedicated to featuring Hungarian folk motifs in arts and crafts, and will engage participants in various media, including painting, stenciling, appliqué and much more.

All lectures are in English and are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria at Erieview, Downtown Cleveland, Lower Level, 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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Santa Lucia Fest
4 PM
Peace Lutheran Church
3740 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland Hts.

Our program begins with the Vasa Voices mixed chorus singing old and new Swedish favorites. After that the processional of Lucia, wearing her crown of candles, followed by her attendants begins. She sings a traditional song in Swedish, along with several others with the children’s choir.

At 6 pm after the Lucia program, a traditional Swedish Christmas meal will be served. The cost is $10 pp ages 12 and over. Reservations are required for the dinner portion. There will be opportunities to purchase items at the Swedish ‘butik’, and to buy tickets for the raffle.

Contact Marty Bergman with questions or to make reservations at 216-371-4151 or marty.bergman@sbcglobal.net

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Danish Christmas Party
2 - 6 PM
Tom's Country Place
3443 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon 44011.

Adults & Children 13 and over - $30, Children 12 and under - Free. 2:30 p.m. Singing Around the Christmas Tree, 3:00 p.m. Danish Folk Dancing, 3:30 p.m. Santa Arrives, 4:30 p.m. Dinner Buffet w/Dessert of Danish Cookies, Followed by Raffle

Please make checks payable to: Danish Sisterhood and send checks and form to: 1285 Inglewood Drive, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44121. Questions: 216-297-1357 or mazie.adams@gmail.com

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Christmas Celebration Rusyn style
1 - 4 PM
St. Joseph's Byzantine church hall
8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville

The Cleveland chapter of the Carpatho- Rusyn Society is sponsoring a Christmas Potluck Celebration ( Velija/ Koljady} on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm at St. Joseph's Byzantine church hall, 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville Ohio. The cost is $10 for adults and a dish of traditional food serving 6-8 persons. Children 10 and under are free. Seating is limited. Non members are welcome. We will sing carols and have a visit from St. Nicholas for the children. Reservations with payment must be made by December 8, 2019. Send a check made payable to the Carpatho- Rusyn Society to Marcia Benko, 19403 Riverwood Ave,. Rocky River, Oh 44116. For more information, call (440) 331-3856 or e-mail at mbenko@prodigy.net

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Scouting Christmas Celebration at St. Emeric Church
7:30 p.m.
St. Emeric Church
1860 W 22nd St, Cleveland, OH 44113

SOn December 20, Wednesday from 7:30 pm, the Cleveland Hungarian Scout Association invites dear parents and guests to a Christmas celebration at St. Imre’s Church. Eva Tamásy, a Lutheran pastor, says the opening prayer. On the celebratory show, the Scouts present the story of Bethlehem. The program includes Christmas songs performed on various instruments such as violin, piano and choir. The musical parts will be enriched by recitation. The closing prayer is provided by Father András Mezei – Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome!

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Around the World Music Series - Latin America
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - Concert 4: Los Tres Sonidos (classic "musica romantica" from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and across Latin America, performed by a top-notch trio featuring requinto, guitar, maracas, and vocals; this event will be the group's 30th anniversary performance)

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Weihnachtsfeier
2 PM
Lenau Park
7370 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Twp, OH 44138

Join us for Weihnachtsfeier der Donauschwaben at Lenau Park to celebrate Christmas! The program begins at 2:00 pm in the Holzer Halle on Sunday, December 22nd. Come with your friends and family to enjoy the festivities as we wait for St. Nikolaus to arrive with goodies for the children! Enjoy the sounds of music and songs from our groups, hear the story of das Krippenspiel (nativity), and the traditional lighting of the Kerzen, along with coffee and homemade cookies (compliments of the Frauengruppe and the DGACC).Admission is free and open to the public.

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St. Theodosius Cathedral Annual Christmas Concert
Tours 1 PM, Concert 3 PM
St. Theodosius Cathedral
733 Starkweather Avenue, Tremont
Please join us for a special Christmas holiday program in the historic St. Theodosius Cathedral in the Tremont community on Cleveland’s west side. Each year our program reflects the large repertoire of liturgical music from the Orthodox Christian Church. We sing a cappella, in English, and in concert format.

Free and open to all. Come experience the beauty of this national landmark and example of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in practice. Following the Cathedral Choir’s program all are invited to participate in a sing-a-long of popular carols!

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261st Robert Burns Anniversary Dinner and Dance
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Villa Croatia Party Center
34900 Lake Shore Boulevard, Eastlake, 44095

The celebration of the birth of Robert Burns, the poet laureate of Scotland, has been an ongoing tradition around the world for 261 years. These celebrations generally include the poetry, music and songs written by Burns along with some great food, good friends and of course beverages to warm the heart. Here in Cleveland the Scottish Heritage Association of Northeastern Ohio has been hosting the Robert Burns event for many years. The evening is filled with food, music, dancing and fun. Many families have made it an annual family event and have passed this tradition down over the generations. Others join us for the first time and enjoy the evening so much they want to come back year after year. This year we are happy to announce that Clan Campbell is our Honor Clan.

The evening will feature performances by Celtic band Plaid Sabbath and the Lochaber and Great Lakes Pipe Bands, as well as Scottish Highland dancing from the Heather Belles and ceilidh dancing to music from Cleveland favorite Marys Lane. Tickets are $45 each, with a 10% discount for tables of 8-10, and must be ordered in advance. For more information call 440-442-2147, or email Burns@ScottishHeritageOhio.com.

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Dhamakapella
7:30 PM -- 9:00 PM
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Rd,

Dhamakapella is a South Asian fusion a capella group that derives their influences from Indian classical, contemporary Bollywood, pop, dubstep, and electronic genres.

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Around the World Music Series - Scottish and Irish
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Concert 5: HearthStone (four centuries of traditional music from Scotland and Ireland, performed by Duane and Ginni Dickson on Scottish smallpipes, Great Highland bagpipe, tin whistles, and Celtic harp)

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6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa).
Noon
City of Cleveland Greenhouse

Save the date for the 6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa). Lots of people to meet, food to eat and games to play (especially for the kids).

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Around the World Music Series - Buddhist music of Vietnam
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Concert 6: Phong Nguyen (Buddhist music of Vietnam, performed by one of Vietnam's leading authorities on traditional music, and a 1997 recipient of the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship))

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
1:04 p.m.
The Parade will begin on Superior Ave. at E. 18th St. and will end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and Ontario St.

Save the Date

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions
6 PM
Marriott at Key Center Grand Ballroom
Save the date for the 11th annual induction into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

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75th annual One World Day
11 AM - 6 PM
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Save the date for the 175th annual One World Day.

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