Why? Upcoming Events!

***A bit of blogkeeping: After eliminating the pingback “comment” and the duplicate comment before drawing a winner, I am happy to say: Congratulations to Emilie (Comment #4), the winner of 2 general admission tickets to the L’Amour du Vin fundraiser according to Random.org. Please check your email and respond by tonight or a new winner will be selected.

If you didn’t win, you can still purchase tickets to L’Amour du Vin here or stay tuned to Smitten in Cleveland on Monday for another chance to win!***

It feels like I just did an Upcoming Events post, but with so much good stuff going on in Cleveland, it’s already time for another one!

Rolling on the River

Friday, October 5

Windows on the River

Image Source – hungernetwork.org

The beautiful Windows on the River transforms into a casino for a cause on Friday, October 5. There will be food, wine, beer, live music from Frank, Dean and Then Some, a silent auction, and more! Proceeds benefit the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. Tickets are $65 in advance, $70 at the door. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Why Stay Conference 2012

Saturday, October 6

Cleveland State University

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Why Stay Cleveland, a group dedicated to keeping young professionals in the Cleveland area, is sponsoring a Why Stay Conference, with sessions on Work, Play, and Stay. You will work together throughout the day with other young professionals to figure out ways to entice YP’s to stay in Cleveland, focusing on the areas of Work, Play, and Stay. There’s even a post-conference wine tasting! Admission to the conference is free. Click here to register.


Saturday, October 6

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Image Source – mocacleveland.org

Come celebrate the grand opening of the new MOCA Cleveland building with a three-part party: Bewitched, Bewildered, and Beguiled. There will be music, food, a chance to mingle with artists and see the opening exhibitions, and much more. Tickets for Bewitched, starting at 6pm, are sold out, but there are tickets left for Bewildered, starting at 8pm, for $75; and tickets for Beguiled, starting at 10pm, for $25. There’s a level for every budget, so everyone can check out this gorgeous new space! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Also, on Monday, October 8, MOCA Cleveland will be open to the public for free!

West Side Market Centennial Street Fest and Parade

Sunday, October 7

The West Side Market and West 25th Street

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As part of the ongoing West Side Market Centennial Celebration, there will be a street festival and parade, with plenty of food and fun for all ages. Gates open at 11am, the parade steps off at noon, and the fun continues until 8pm. The Market will be open for shopping, plus the Ohio City restaurants will have food and beer gardens set up. There will also be family-friendly activities at the Ohio City Farm. Admission is free! Click here for more information.

Steelyard Chef

Wednesday, October 10

St. Theodosius Church Parking Lot

Image Source – tremontwest.org

Tremont West Development Corporation is sponsoring a friendly competition among chefs from Dante, Lolita, Fahrenheit, and Fat Cats in the first-ever Steelyard Chef contest. Your evening starts with beer and passed appetizers. Then, the four chefs do battle to create a winning main course voted on by the attendees. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit Tremont West Development Corporation. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Old World Wednesdays

Every Wednesday starting October 10

Prosperity Social Club

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Be still my Polish girl heart! Prosperity Social Club will be paying homage to some of Cleveland’s strongest cultural heritage by serving up Eastern European favorites like pierogi, stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, kielbasa, and more. You can even pair a Polish or Slovak beer with your meal. Stan Mejac will play polka favorites from 6pm-9pm. Check it out some (or every) Wednesday!

Cleveland Beer Week

October 19-27

All over Cleveland

Image Source – clevelandbeerweek.com

It’s ba-a-a-ck! It’s the celebration of craft beer that has events popping up and selling out all over town! From a Founders Brewing beer dinner at Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar (click here for tickets) to a Brick ‘n Mortar pop-up beer garden on the rooftop at The Greenhouse Tavern (click here for tickets) to tastings and special pourings, there’s no shortage of fabulous beer events. Click here to stay up to date on the latest.

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