Here’s what to do this weekend at CWRU and in Cleveland

Friday, Sept. 22


What: Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival (through Sept. 24, hours vary)

Where: Longwood Park, Macedonia

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; vendors, special attractions and food trucks line the yellow brick road. Learn more at


What: Case for Sights Dinner in the Dark

Where: Thwing Center

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Notes: Student tickets are $10; food will be from Aladdins; this event benefits the Cleveland Sight Center. Guest speaker Dr. Jonathan Lass, MD will be talking about Pursuing a Career in Clinical Research in Medicine.


What: Korean American Student Associations Movie Night

Where: Guilford House

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; snacks will be for sale to benefit Asians Services In Action. Watch Save My Seoul, a movie about human trafficking in South Korea.


What: Author Brandy Schillace’s Book Launch and After Party

Where: Dittrick Museum (reading 5:30-6:30 p.m.) and Happy Dog (presentation and live music 7-10 p.m.)

Time: 5:30-10 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; register through the Facebook event. Books will be sold at both venues.


What: Vietnamese Student Association Game Night

Where: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Classroom

Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Notes: Free admission and snacks; play popular Vietnamese card games.


Saturday, Sept. 23


What: 44th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival (through Sept. 24, hours vary)

Where: Mapleside Farms

Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; entertainment, crafts, food and for $12 admission to Pumpkin Village.


What: UPB Presents: Diane Guerrero

Where: Maltz Performing Arts Center

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Notes: Free student-led, interactive discussion for undergraduate students at the Tinkham Vealue University Center Information Desk, $15 for other university affiliates. Free shuttles from the TVUC.


What: Second Annual Taste of Shaker Square

Where: 13209 Shaker Square

Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Notes: Fundraiser to support the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival that features food, entertainment, film previews and more. Tickets are $15. Visit for more information.


Sunday, Sept. 24


What: FallFest

Where: Meadows Picnic Area Brecksville Reservation

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

Notes: Free admission; 18th century theme; folk music, crafts, food and activities. Free parking and shuttle rides.


What: Community Meal

Where: The Connection at Church of the Covenant

Time: 11:15 a.m -12:15 p.m.

Notes: Free food, conversation and community. No strings attached.


What: Ohio City Street Festival

Where: West 25th Street

Time: noon-8 p.m.

Notes: Free admission; music, performances, food, crafts and more.


What: Dobama Story Slam

Where: Dobama Theatre

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Notes: $10, call Dobama Theatre for more information; true stories from amateur and experienced storytellers alike.