This weekend In Cleveland: Cain Park Arts Festival and more

This weekend, shop arts and crafts from all over the country at Cain Park Arts Festival, attend a a free swing dance under the Playhouse chandelier, explore the misty forest at Great Lakes Medieval Faire, join B Side for a night of mid-2000s indie dance hits and more.

Cain Park Arts Festival
Friday, July 10th, 3 - 8 pm Free
Saturday, July 11th, 10 am - 8 pm $5
Sunday, July 12th, 12 noon - 5 pm $5
(12 & under free)
Cain Park 14591 Superior Rd.
This weekend is the 38th annual Cain Park Arts Festival! Join the scenic outdoor park for a diverse, juried arts and crafts show. “We have a great group of food and vendors including jewelry, sculpture, glass, prints, clothing, watercolors, photography, and ceramics from all over the country. This year we are at about 125 artists,” says Janet Hoffman, Administrative Assistant with the City of Cleveland Heights.
Approximately 25 of these artists are award winners from the previous year that were automatically accepted into the show and more than half of the vendors are first-time Cain Park exhibitors. The Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Cleveland Heights and features art at all price levels by artists who are diverse in age and artistic background.
Friday is a free admission day featuring a $10 wine tasting from 5-7pm in partnership with The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights. Lolly the Trolly will be shuttling people from Cleveland Heights City Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss out on educational programing for kids throughout the weekend.
Can't Stop The Beat! - Indie Dance Night 10-Year Reunion
Friday, July 10th, 9 pm - 2 am
B Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade 2728 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Free 21+ only
Do you remember when B Side hosted a popular indie dance party every Sunday night? That was already 10 years ago! On Friday, Indie Dance Night DJs Rudie & Fred will reunite for one night only for a 10-year reunion dance party. Come for all the greatest indie dance rock hits from the mid-2000s including everything from Bloc Party to The Rapture.

Tri-C Jazz Fest is Swinging with Get Hep Swing! FREE outdoor swing dance!
Friday, July 10th, 10 pm - 12 am
Star Plaza E 14th & Euclid Ave.
Join Tri-C JazzFest for a free outdoor swing dance under the chandelier! Learn to Jitterbug from swing dance teachers Loreto Agdinaoay Jr. and Corrie Holliday from Get Hep Swing from 9:50-10:10. Enjoy gypsy jazz by Mustache Yourself from 10:10 until 11 pm and classic swing by Red Light Roxy from 11:15 pm until midnight. Click here for directions and parking.

Tremont Art Walk
Friday, July 10th, 6 pm
On the second Friday of each month, you know the drill. Join the neighborhood for Tremont Art Walk and make sure to stop at Loop for the opening of New Works: Michael Chattem // Matt O'Reilly!

Bounce This! Chris Auerbach-Brown & Bbob Drake play Hayride
Friday, July 10th. 8 pm - 10 pm
SPACES 2220 Superior Ave.
For an unpredictable and indescribable musical experience, visit SPACES to hear local experimental musicians Chris Auerbach-Brown and Bbob Drake. They will present a jaunty concert that will transform keegan & nick's pneumatic device Hayride into a swirling, monstrous percussion instrument capable of launching all manner of projectiles. The artists will explore the sonic and visual possibilities of this unique creation, which is part of keegan & nick's Bounce project at SPACES.

Great Lakes Medieval Faire Kickoff
Saturdays and Sundays, July 11th - August 16th
11 am - 7 pm (rain or shine)
3033 State Route 534, Rock Creek, Ohio
$20 adults $5 kids (age 5 - 12)
Great Lakes Medieval Faire is reminiscent of Sherwood Forest, the mystical royal forest in England famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood. Step back into an era full of romance, chivalry, brave knights and kings and queens.

Saturday, July 11th, 9 am - 4 pm
Tyler Village 3615 Superior Ave.
There are always plenty of new things to see at The Flea! This month includes an assortment of new vendors including wood-fired pizza from Scott’s Fire & Ice, gourmet hot dogs from River Dog Cafe, temporary tattoos from HennaMeBody Art, reclaimed furniture from Relics of the Rust Belt and many more newbies. There will be live music from Cleveland pysch menaces, MA HOLOS at noon followed by infectious dance-pop by Sammy Slims at 2 pm.

Secret SOUL Club 7-11 at The Grog
Saturday, July 11th. 9:30 pm - 2 am
Grog Shop 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Free (all ages) $3 cover for under-21
Secret Soul Club is groovin’ on the East Side this weekend with an extra special supersonic performance by MA HOLOS! The Dance floor will start bumpin’ at 9:30 with beer specials all night from Great Lakes Brewing Company!

Blossom Festival Season opens with Cleveland Orchestra
Saturday, July 11th, 8 pm
Blossom Music Center
$36 - $126
If you’ve been missing the Clevleand Orchestra this summer, here’s your chance to see them in an outdoor setting. They’ll be playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with vocal choruses by soprano Tamara Wilson, making her Cleveland Orchestra debut, mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby, tenot Stuary Skelton and bass-bariton Dashion Burton, along with the Blossom Festival Chorsus.

The Room - Final Show
Saturday, July 11th. 11:55 pm
Cedar Lee Theatre
$6 tickets

“You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” Say your final goodbye to the so bad it’s good modern cult classic about a love triangle resulting in tragedy! After more than five years of showing at Cedar Lee, it’s time to say goodbye to The Room. Here’s your chance to experience the love, passion, betrayal and lies on the big screen one last time.

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Jacqueline Bon is a freelance writer that has been contributing to Fresh Water Cleveland since 2014. As a journalist by trade and self-taught photographer, she has a lot of curiosity in people and their stories. She is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has pursued film and digital photography for a decade. She is likely to be the first person on the dance floor, especially if you put on Prince.
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