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Friday, Sept. 1


What: Day of Dialogue

Where: Mandel School Room 115; Kelvin Smith Library Room  215; Sears Building Room 450; Tinkham Veale University Center(TVUC) Suite 248; Crawford Hall Room A13; LGBT Center, TVUC Suite 179

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Notes: Free admission and food; “A deeper dive into issues and concepts discussed during Diversity 360”; six talks on various locations around campus, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs


What: “Love and Information” (Sept. 1 & 3)

Where: Eldred Theater Black Box

Time: 7 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; the Case Western Reserve University Theater Department presents its annual welcome back show.


What: IMPROVments Welcome Back Show

Where: Eldred Theater Black Box

Time: 9 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; CWRUs premiere Short Form improv comedy troupes first show of the semester.


What: Mammal Dap & Paper Morning

Where: The Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

Time: 9 p.m.-midnight

Notes: Free admission to these electronic and rock music performances.


What: Owl Fest

Where: Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) House

Time: 9 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; brothers of Fiji and multiple DJs present an open-campus welcome back concert.



Saturday, Sept. 2


What: Cleveland Bazaar

Where: Market Square Park

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; local vendors with handmade items near the historic West Side Market.


What: CircleTrek Walking Tour

Where: 10820 East Blvd, Cleveland

Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; Register online for this two hour guided tour to learn about your University Circle home.


What: Free First Saturday

Where: Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; explore MOCAs exhibits for free today.


What: JazzFest

Where: South Euclid United Church of Christ

Time: 2-7 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy some of Clevelands best jazz bands along with food trucks. Proceeds provide opportunities for students to participate in reading enrichment programs.


What: St. John Cantius Tremont Polish Festival

Where: St. John Cantius Church

Time: 3-11 p.m. (Sept. 2); 1-11 p.m. (Sept. 3)

Notes: Free admission; food from Sokolowskis University Inn, polka dance, blackjack and more.


Sunday, Sept. 2


What: Work in Progress screening of “We Used to Know Each Other”

Where: Capitol Theatre

Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; a chance to see a film in its most raw and infantile form.RSVP on the Facebook event; bring a pen to fill out a post-screening questionnaire


What: Five Dollar Growler Sundays

Where: Goldhorn Brewery

Time: 12-6 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; five dollar growler refills.


What: Samantha Echo Presents: A Variety Drag Show

Where: The Happy Dog, Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Notes: Free admission; professional drag queens and a party.

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Unwind from the first week with free food and fun