This Weekend in Cleveland: Salute to Summer and more

The dog days of summer are here. Get all your last hurrahs. This weekend, explore the newest happenings on Waterloo Road, celebrate Guide to Kulchur’s expanded location, soak up the late summer sun at MIX and more!
Salute to Summer - Walk All Over Waterloo
Friday, September 4th 5 - 11 pm
Waterloo Arts District
Give the summer one last sweet goodbye kiss. On the first Friday of each month, Waterloo Road throws a party and this month, they will be closing Waterloo Rd between E 156th and E 157th Street for a neighborhood block party.
“It’s a traditional Cleveland block party,” says Amy Calahan of Waterloo Arts. “I have wanted to have an end of summer sort of last hurrah for families for a long time. We really want Waterloo to be an all age district.”
Kids and adults are encouraged to bring wheels —bike, skateboard and rollerblade to the party. Enjoy live music, Parade the Circle Puppets, ice cream, local food vendors, and community art projects with Praxis Fiber Workshop in addition to tons of new art openings at the galleries that line Waterloo Road.

This September kicks off "A Heavy, Humid World" works by Jake Kelly presented by Gallery One Sixty. Kelly is a prolific illustrator that you might recognize by thousands of B&W gig posters he has created for the Grog Shop and Beachland Ballroom and large scale murals in Melt Bar and Grilled. He also wrote the stories in the Lake Erie Monster comic series that he co-created with friend and fellow illustrator, John G. His dizzying rock and roll aesthetic captures Cleveland in a way that nobody else can and this is his first solo show in 10 years.
Make sure not to pass up "Urban Avian Factory" from 5-8 pm at Waterloo Arts. “Artist Dana Depew created this thing called the Urban Aviary — he’s known for making birdhouse out of repurposed materials. He’ll be making them with people and giving them away,” says Callahan.
Depew will be fabricating, documenting and distributing handmade birdhouses to the public who are encouraged to post their birdhouses on social media. The project runs in partnership with Waterloo Arts evolving exhibition on bottled water which explores the human relationship with the natural world.
GTK Grand Opening Celebration + Kulchur Gardens Dance Extravaganza!!!
Friday, September 4th 7 pm - 12 am
Guide to Kulchur 5900 Detroit Rd.
Guide to Kulchur has recently expanded to new digs. The independent book store and small press left its old home on W. 65th to expand to a larger storefront in Gordon Square as part of its initiative to create 20 jobs over the course of 18 months. The new store includes a diverse selection of reading material including new releases, classics and over 50 new additions to their zine collection.
The celebration will include a delicious spread of small bites, store tour, a series of readings by poets and writers and end with a dance party by DJs aLIVE + River Chino + Francois Fissi Bissi Okrakongo. The reading begins at 8 pm with readings from eight writers and Guide to Kulchur co-founder RA Washington from his new book of selected poems Night In A{fair} Republic.
MIX at CMA: Vision
Friday, September 4th 5 - 10 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd.
$10 at the door; $8 presale; members free
Grab a drink and enjoy CMA’s gorgeous south terrace. September’s MIX features dance the lightning-fast rhythms of Nigérien rock stars Tal National featuring musical stylings from the diverse ethnic populations of Nigeria. Explore the galleries and attend a curator talk with Beau Rutland at 7:30 pm.
Noche Latina
Saturday, September 5th 10 - 1 am
The Jolly Scholar 11111 Euclid Ave.
Donald Trump may not be invited to this dance party — but you are. Jolly Scholar will be bumping hot Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Hip Hop and more this Saturday featuring Cleveland’s La Mega 87.7!
Cleveland National Airshow
September 5th, 6th & 7th. Full Schedule
Burke Lakefront Airport 1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Advance Adult: $21 ($23 at gate)
Advance Youth: $14 ($16 at gate) Ages 6-11
*Ages 5 and under free for
General Admission
You’ll hear it before you see it. The classic Cleveland tradition is back again. Cleveland Airshow is one of the oldest established air shows in the country with it’s first show in 1929. If you don’t have a ticket, visit a Cleveland beach or park nearby and look up!

Read more articles by Jacqueline Bon.

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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