Spend the weekend celebrating the waterfront

What to do this weekend


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Downtown Cleveland is filled with events during the weekend.

Saturday, Aug. 5

What: Cleveland Beach Day
Where: Edgewater State Park
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Must register through the link on their Facebook event to participate in volleyball and sandcastle competitions.

What: Free First Saturday
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Roam free or latch onto a tour.

What: Bangla Cultural Celebration
Where: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Traditional Bangladeshi folk music, performances and more.

What: Mario Party & Free Pasta Buffet
Where: Yuzu, 13603 Madison Ave, Lakewood
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; 21+ only with ID. Free game tournament and pasta, plus a chance to win a gift card.

What: Music at Main: Cleveland Opera Theater
Where: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland – Fine Arts Department 3rd Floor
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Live performance of operatic favoritesby the Cleveland Opera Theater.

What: Free Concert Series: Kharisma
Where: Shaker Square
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Bring your own chair or blanket.

What: Jeff Varga Concert
Where: Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; Musician playing eclectic folk music with a wide variety of instruments and styles.

What: All Gold All the TimeNight
Where: Now That’s Class, 11213 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Notes: Free admission; DJs and performers. Wear gold and get drink deals. Best outfit gets a gift card.

Sunday, Aug. 6

What: Stonewall Sports Beach Party
Where: Edgewater State Park
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; bring your favorite beach games and snacks to share.

What: Centennial Conversations
Where: Lakefront Reservation – Euclid Beach Shelter
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; explore the history of Cleveland Metroparksbeach properties while relaxing at the beach.

What: “And Yet, We Shine” World Premiere, Original Play (Aug. 4-6)
Where: 1250 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland
Time: 7 p.m.
Notes: Free performance by Cleveland Public Theatres Student Theatre Enrichment Program. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

What: Guitar for Vets Benefit Concert
Where: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland
Time: 7-11:59 p.m.
Notes: Free admission; features Duane Albert & The Area 51 Band, Colin Dussault Band and Acoustic Time Machine.