Just Putting It Out There….Two days of FREE Jazz….Compliments of the Cleveland Foundation

Okay….so remember how I blogged about the Centennial celebration that the Cleveland Foundation was hosting????

You don’t remember…… how I blogged about how the Cleveland Foundation wants to celebrate 100 years of service to Cleveland by giving the people of Cleveland a free gift each month for the entire 2014 year!

My girls and I took advantage of the Cleveland Foundation May gift….”a free day at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens“!!!  THE LEGO SCULPTURES….WERE AMAZING!

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On April 7, 2014 The Cleveland Foundation gifted to fellow Clevelanders, a free TRI-C Jazz Concert featuring, Gregory Porter on June 26th. (Which I did secure one of the free tickets for…..)

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However, the free gift for this month…….(drum roll please…..) is 2 FREE days at the TRI-C Jazz Festival!!!!  Tri-C JazzFest runs June 26-28 at PlayhouseSquare. Details on ticketed concerts, with seats ranging in price from $22.50 to $65, can be found at www.tri-c.edu/JazzFest.

When my daughter and I attended one of the concerts, our tickets were $46 each!!

Please do not pass up this FREE opportunity…..No tickets will be required for the Friday and Saturday outdoor concerts June 27 and 28. The performances will start at 3 p.m. and run until midnight each day on U.S. Bank Plaza, located at E.14th Street and Euclid Avenue.

HAPPY FREEEEEE HUNTING!!!!!

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“I Have A Dream….” celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. @ Carly’z Corner

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This post is for Tisha and all the other parents at Warner Girls Leadership Academy!

University Circle and Wade Oval are two of the biggest supporters, in Cleveland, who celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The institutions that make up this amazing neighborhood of arts and culture have come together to commemorate  the life of this amazing man!

Just alone today, I have listed organizations offering FREE admission to their facility or discounted admission to their specials programming.  However, check these institutions as many have free events planned all week!!
University Circle Inc. will provide a FREE shuttle bus to take visitors to the participating organizations in University Circle. The shuttle will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  :

Cleveland Botanical GardenMartin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 20  from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FREE Admission
From 1:00-3:00 p.m., the Garden will have a special program where children will learn about seeds and plants important to African-American Culture. The kids will then use the seeds and plants to make a craft.
www.cbgarden.org

Cleveland Museum of Art
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Visitors of all ages are invited to take part in a day filled with activities honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy hands-on family art projects, gallery activities, Art Stories, the museum’s Art Cart, and live performances in the atrium.
www.clevelandart.org

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Winter Discovery Day
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
FREE Admission

The Museum will host a variety of exciting programs during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
– Meet their curators and see specimens from their collections
– Activities and demonstrations with scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University
– Mini shows in the Shafran Planetarium – just $1 per person
– Visit our new exhibit Nature’s Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees, $3 for members and $5 for non-members.
(Recommended for those 13 & older.)
– Hands-on activities in the Smead Discovery Center
– Live animal shows
– Movies in Murch Auditorium
– Information from Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
www.cmnh.org

Cleveland Orchestra
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Dr. King’s life with an open house offering instrumental, vocal, and dance performances.  Spend the day or spend an hour at Severance Hall, during this free day of music featuring performances by community musical ensembles and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
www.clevelandorchestra.com

Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch
29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Celebration: Drum Major for Change
Monday, January 20
1:00 p.m.
Free Admission
The Cleveland Public Library honors Dr. King’s life and legacy at our annual commemorative celebration. Distinguished guests include keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Blanton Harper, Jr. of the New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, and the Cleveland Municipal School District’s All City Arts Drumline. All are welcome to join the celebration. A community reception follows the event.
www.cpl.org

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at our annual free admission day.  The celebration begins at 11:30am with The Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Congressman from Ohio (retired).  He will be interviewed by The Plain Dealer‘s Brent Larkin with a Q & A session to follow.  At 2pm follow us next door to The Temple-Tifereth Israel for a performance of A Conversation Among Icons: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Gandhi.  The one-act play portrays the conversations that ensue when Dr. King is visited by Rosa Parks and Gandhi in prison.  Guided tours of our permanent collections – An American Story and The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery – and our special exhibition, TRAITOR! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair, will be available throughout the day.
www.maltzmuseum.org

MOCA Cleveland
MLK Day at MOCA
Monday, January 20
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Spend your day off engaging with the exhibitions on view while exploring Cleveland’s newest cultural icon. Special activities planned for this day include community mobile making, fabric weaving, video projections, ArtSquad crafts, and guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
www.mocacleveland.org

Western Reserve Historical Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE Admission
Guests can tour the exhibits, get a preview of the carousel, enjoy a hands-on kids activity, and shop great deals in the museum store. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking will be $8. For a full description of the activities, download the PDF on the right-hand side of the page.
www.wrhs.org

Case Western Reserve University
Film Screening and Discussion – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Tuesday, January 21
6:00 p.m.
Wolstein Building Auditorium (2103 Cornell Road)
Free Admission
A 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels is loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler to eight presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.  A discussion will follow the screening.  This event – part of the 2014 Martin Luther King Week programming –  is co-sponsored by The Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity.

Case Western Reserve University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation featuring Washington Post reporter and author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Wil Haygood
Friday, January 24
12:30 p.m.
Amasa Stone Chapel (10940 Euclid Avenue)
Free Admission 
For more information, go to www.case.edu/events/mlk

Those institutions charging a fee:

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis
Sunday, January 19
7:15 p.m.
$
The film, produced by Ely Landau and recently restored to its long unseen, complete and uncut 185-minute version, uses extensive archival news footage to paint a sweeping, detailed picture of the years 1955 to 1968. The movie includes some complete speeches by Dr. King, as well as stirring testimonials by movie stars of the era (Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, et al.).
www.cia.edu

University Circle Inc.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Monday, January 20
Noon-5:00 p.m.
Free Admission; $3 Skate Rentals
The Rink at Wade Oval will be open special hours in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by and find out what makes The Rink one of the most popular locations in the city!
www.universitycircle.org

Children’s Museum of Cleveland
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Half-Price Admission ($4)
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your community at The Children’s Museum of Cleveland. The museum will be honoring Dr. King with a special “I Have a Dream” Cloud Collage that visitors can add to from 11:00am- 4:00pm.  Children can write or draw their dream for a better world on special cloud paper then add it to the Cloud collage.  Also, enjoy SANDstruction and the museum’s 3 permanent exhibits; Big Red BarnBridges to Our Community and Splish! Splash!.
www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

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University Circle Inc.
10831 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

So get out today and enjoy these free events as the world reflects on the life, dream and ultimate  sacrifice of a man who wanted something better for all of humanity.

 

Happy Frrrreeeeee Hunting!

Just Putting It Out There……Chalk Festival @ The Cleveland Museum of Art

            

So the kids are back in school.   Are you back in your routine?  You know the one….where you’re trying to convince your child that a turkey sandwich would fare better than a piece of fried chicken for lunch !  Or trying to explain to them why their peanut butter and jelly sandwich could kill a classmate.

With the changing of the leaves and fall fast approaching and s*** just around the corner… it may seem as if you need to prepare yourself for impending cabin fever that is soon to set in.

But don’t go out and stock up on bottled water, hot chocolate and marshmallows just yet, because there are still some great outdoor festivals that you and the fam can enjoy for free!!!!!!

One of my favorite festivals hosted by the Cleveland Museum of Art is  The 24th Annual Chalk Festival is being held this weekend.

2013 Chalk Festival
Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, noon–5:00 p.m.
Rain or shine

Enjoy chalk artists
and entertainment
at no charge!

Entertainment
on the Terrace
Saturday, September 21
Blues DeVille Band
Sunday, September 22
Moko Bovo and
Cleveland Lindy Exchange
(high-energy swing dancing)
Chalk Your Own
Pictures
Large square and 24-color
box of chalk: $16
Small square and 12-color
box of chalk: $8
Individuals, families, schools,
and neighborhood groups are
all invited to take part. Children under 15 must be accompanied by supervising adults.
Sign up when you arrive.
Groups, please pre-register
by Wednesday, September
18; call 216-707-2483 or email
commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.
Advance registrations will be
held until 1:00 Sunday.

See you there!

HAPPY FRRREEEEE HUNTING!

 

Cleveland Metroparks….Day 4 @Carly’z Corner

Once again, the Cleveland Metroparks takes me by surprise!  Square dancin’!

Okay guys and gals, I need you to get those two left feet…. along with your dancing shoes over to the Rocky River Reservation for a Friday evening of square and line dancing.

For more than 30 years, free community square dances in Rocky River Reservation have delighted young and old. Come to dance, to watch or just to visit with friends as Caller Frank Koenig continues the tradition, leading circle, line and square dances. Koenig teaches each easy move before he calls the dance, so come prepared to learn and move. This old-fashioned activity provides fun and gentle exercise, rain or shine. Olmsted Historical Society volunteers open their refreshment stand so you can wet your whistle between dances. Every other Friday evening, beginning June 14. (June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26, August 9).

When & Where

August 9 @ 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070
What a great way to spend an evening….. exercising and making new friends!
Come on out an enjoy! It’s FFFRRRREEEEE!
Happy Frreeeee Hunting!

Cleveland Metroparks……. Day 3 @ Carly’z Corner

I betcha didn’t know that you could take a FREE swing dance lesson at the Cleveland Metroparks!!!  On August 4, 2013, Look About Lodge is wrapping up it’s summer concert series with the Dan Zola Orchestra!

The orchestra features music from the 30’s and 40’s.  The event is FREE, but if you would like to give a $1 donation, it would be much appreciated.

Also, if you bring a white or light-colored t-shirt you can create a one of a kind silk screened t-shirt, commemorating their 75th Anniversary!

The concert begins at 6pm and runs thru until 8pm, but if you arrive at 5pm, you can participate in a FREE swing dance lesson!

      

Look About Lodge is located at 37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville, OH at the South Chagrin Reservation of the Metropark system.  This link takes you directly to the Cleveland Metroparks website, where you can get directions to the South Chagrin Reservation.

So come on out and enjoy!

Happy Frreeee Hunting!

Just putting it out there…….Flamenco Guitarist “Juanito Pascual”

Okay, so world renowned flamenco guitarist Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is playing this Sunday @ Black Kite Coffee in Toledo, Ohio @ 4pm.  (This information is specially posted for my fellow blogger and follower…Guitar from Spain)

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Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is acclaimed as one of the top young flamenco guitarists on the international music scene.B-Bop Records & third space are excited to welcome back world renowned Flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual as he returns to Toledo to perform at a special fundraiser for Green Party candidate for Toledo City Council, Sean Nestor. Opening the show will be The Ghost of Zoe and Her Velvet Ensemble.

$10 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

Hosted by The Black Kite Coffee & Pies in the Old West End.

2499 Collingwood, Toledo, Ohio 43620
Happy Frreeeee Hunting!