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Cleveland May Events

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Cleveland May Events

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(Courtesy of the Ohio Dept. of Travel and Tourism)

May brings the start of summer concerts and summer festivals in Cleveland and there are lots of interesting things to do. Below is a list (in date order) of exhibits, concerts, book signings, wine tastings, and more.

If you have an event you'd like to add, please send me the information at cleveland@aboutguide.com. Have an enjoyable month!

Through May 4, 2014
Be a Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous Era
What: Learn more about the dinosaurs that once inhabited Ohio in this interactive exhibit
Where: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

Through May 18, 2014
Informed Consent
What:
See the Cleveland Play House's production of this drama about our DNA and the privacy issues that surround it.
Where: Second Stage, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

Through May 26, 2014
Van Gogh Repetitions
What: See a selection of Van Gogh's impressive, almost duplicate canvases.
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art
Time: Varies
Cost: $20

May 2, 2014
Dazzle the District
What:
Be a part of this fundraiser for Playhouse Square's Community engagement and education programs
Where: State Theater, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Time: 6pm - 1130pm
Cost: from $350

May 2-18, 2014
Wizard of Oz
What:
See the perennial favorite story of Dorothy and the yellow brick road performed.
Where: Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, 101 Water St., Chardon
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

May 2, 2014
Cher with Cyndi Lauper
What: See these two dynamic performers on stage.
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Time: 8pm
Cost: Varies

May 6 - 18, 2014
Jersey Boys
What: See the popular musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Where: Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

May 9, 2014
Tremont Art Walk
What: Enjoy strolling among Tremont's many art galleries
Where: Around Tremont
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Cost: Free

May 10, 2014
Hall and Oates Concert
What: See these two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees perform.
Where: Public Hall, Cleveland
Time: 8pm
Cost: $20 - $25

May 11, 2014
Annual Mother's Day Walk
What: Tour the springtime beauty of Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery.
Where: Lake View Cemetery
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: $10; call 216 421-2665 for reservations.

May 11, 2014
Mother's Day at the Zoo
What: Enjoy a day at the zoo with the family; mom gets in free.
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: regular zoo admission; mothers are free.

May 17-18, 2014
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K
What: Join world-class athletes and over 8000 everyday runners in this annual event; events include a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, walking marathon, kid's run, and more.
Where: Starts at St. Clair and E. 13th St.
Time: 7am
Cost: Varies

May 23-26, 2014
Berea National Rib Cook-Off
What: Enjoy ribs, live entertainment, kids activities, and more.
Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea
Time: Friday: noon - 11pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 11pm, Monday: 11am - 9pm
Cost: Adults: Friday, free; Saturday, Sunday and Monday $5; free parking

May 23-26, 2014
Annual Greek Heritage Festival
What: Enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, and fun.
Where: Annunciaton Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th St., Tremont
Time: 11am to midnight
Cost: free

May 23-26, 2014
Marc's Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival
What: Enjoy food, music, and fun at this perennial favorite Cleveland festival
Where: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, downtown Cleveland
Time: Varies
Cost: Adults $7; children under 12 free

May 23 - June 15, 2014
The Color Purple
What: See the classic Alice Walker story performed.
Where: Karamu House Theater, 2355 E 89th St., Cleveland
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

May 26, 2014
Memorial Day Observance
What: Remember America's war sacrifices at this ceremony.
Where: Garfield Monument, Lake View Cemetery
Time: 1030am - 11am
Cost: free

May 30 - June 7, 2014
Fashion Week Cleveland
What: Celebrate Cleveland's fashion community with runway shows, receptions, live music events, and more.
Where: Varies; see FashionWeekCleveland.com for details
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

May 30 - June 22, 2014
Tappin' Through Life
What: Enjoy the toe tappin' musical about the life of dancer Maurice Hines.
Where: Allen Theater, Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

May 31, 2014
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
What:
See the popular hometown ensemble perform.
Where: Playhouse Square, Cleveland
Time: 8pm
Cost: Varies


A reasonable effort is made to make sure all event information is accurate, but times and events are subject to change.

(Last Updated 3-3-14)

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