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Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal
Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University
325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Ohio

Come join us for a celebration of art made by artists (Senegalese, Malian, Malagasy, American, French...) who are active in Senegal.

Featuring work created since 2010, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists—individuals who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics.

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Church of the Covenant honors Martin Luther King Jr
10 AM
Church of the Covenant

Worship with The Church of The Covenant, January 20, at 10:00 AM, The weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Cleveland School of the Arts' R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir, Robert McCorvey, director & Dr. William Woods, director emeritus, will be participating in worship along with the Covenant Chancel Choir.

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The Music Settlement honors Martin Luther King Jr
3 - 4:30 PM
The Music Settlement - University Circle
Glick Recital Hall

Join The Music Settlement for a special family-friendly concert on Sunday, January 20thto honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocal and instrumental performances by students and faculty will feature classical, jazz and gospel styles of music by African American composers. The annual concert will take place at the University Circle location in Glick Recital Hall.

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Nineteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration
7:30 AM
The Marriott Hotel at Key Center

Nineteenth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration presented by Honorary Chairman The Honorable Sherrod Brown United States Senator and Honorary Co-Chair Ms. Terri Eason Director of Gift Planning Cleveland Foundation. For ticket information, please call 216-229-0306 on or before Monday, January 7, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Rev. R.E. Hedgeman, Pastor Bethany Christian Church – Cleveland, Ohio. Presentations: In the Footsteps of Dr. King Award™ Reccipients Lexington-Bell Community Center, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor Emeritus Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 2019 Class of MLK Holiday Scholars

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MOCA honors Martin Luther King Jr
11 - 3:30
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
11400 Euclid Avenue

Enjoy a full day of special themed programs in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History honors Martin Luther King Jr
10 - 4
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Enjoy this special free day with CMNH! Meet curators and investigate specimens from their collections. Enjoy a mini planetarium show, and visit the Smead Discovery Center to make a take-home craft.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden honors Martin Luther King Jr
10 - 5
Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Cleveland Botanical Garden will be open from 10am to 5pm on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21. There will be free admission for all, as well as special family programming.

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Hear Our Voices: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
11AM – 5PM
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122
Free & open to the public Join us for free all-day at the Maltz Museum! Honor iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens who fought against discrimination by celebrating the everyday hero in all of us. Tour the Maltz Museum’s core and special exhibitions while enjoying hands-on crafts and activities on this family-friendly day! 11:00am – On the One Band performs live in our Theater, 1:00pm – The Evelyn Wright Quartet performs live in our Theater. 3:00pm – Panel discussion on Race, Gender, and the Power to Vote

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The Baseball Heritage Museum honors Martin Luther King Jr
11 - 4
Cleveland Museum of Art

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with family and friends through themes of peace and collective action. The day includes dance, music, theater, and spoken-word performances by youth from the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (in collaboration with the Cleveland School of the Arts and Cleveland Institute of Music), Cleveland Public Theatre's Brick City Theatre, Tri-C Creative Arts Dance Academy, Rainey Institute's El Sistema, Sisterhood, and Twelve Literary Arts. Enjoy a Wikipedia-Edit-a-Thon and an open house in the museum's Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, art activities, and a variety of in-gallery experiences and tours for visitors of all ages.

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Cleveland History Center honors Martin Luther King Jr
10 - 5
Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd

Enjoy Cleveland's oldest cultural institution this Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This will be a FREE ADMISSION DAY! Discover what extraordinary history awaits. Cleveland Starts Here®. Cleveland starts with you!

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Cleveland Museum of Art honors Martin Luther King Jr
10 - 2
The Baseball Heritage Museum
6601 Lexington Ave

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of the inspiration he received from baseball pioneers such as Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby. For one day, The Baseball Heritage Museum will highlight these special connections. Plus, kids can make an "I Have a Dream" craft.

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International Business Network Annual New Year's Reception
5:30 PM
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore Street
Come Join Us for The International Business Network Annual New Year's Reception. 5:30-6:30 pm Registration and Cocktail Hour. 6:30-7:30 pm Presentation & Q&A. Cost: $20.00.

Presenting Director Kennedy, Cleveland Airport System: "The CLE Crowd History and Its Bright Future".

hors d'oeuvres provided - cash bar .

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Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East with Ambassador Ryan Crocker
5:30 PM
The Union Club, Wedgwood Room.
1211 Euclid Ave,
Since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions, is the U.S. heading toward an inevitable war with Iran or is reconciliation possible? What are the workable policy options for the United States in the Middle East given the constant changing power dynamics? Will the Administration’s maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime advance America’s national security or further destabilize the region? Ambassador Ryan Crocker, a statesman whose distinguished diplomatic career spanned four presidencies and who served as U.S. Ambassador in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait, and Lebanon, will join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for a Foreign Policy Forum to discuss U.S. actions in the Middle East and prospects for peace in the region.

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United Hungarian Societies annual meeting
6:30 PM
St Emeric's
Scout Building - W 23rd St, Cleveland

Our 2019 biennial meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2019 @ St. Emeric’s. Registration will be @ 6:30 pm and the meeting will beginning @ 7. Should we run into inclement weather that day, we will hold the meeting a week later – Wednesday, Feb. 7th.

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Robert Burns 260th Birthday celebration dinner
6 - 10 PM
SYB Party Center
4157 Hudson Drive. Stow, Ohio 44240

Two things unique about our dinner: (#1) It is on the actual date of his birthday 260 years ago and (#2) We serve Scottish food. Haggis, neeps, and tatties are served along with other delicious food. Alec Brown, our Burns chairman, is doing a marvelous job of lining up entertainment for the evening. This is an intimate, more authentic experience. It's fun and participatory. But we have only a limited number of tickets available, so please get your reservation in early. We don't want to disappoint anyone.

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Free-Trade U.S. Immigration Options for U.K. Nationals Post-Brexit
11:30 - 2PM
Delmonico's Steakhouse
6001 Quarry Lane Independence,

British American Chambeer of Commerce Ohio (BACC Ohio) invites you to attend January's Link Club Luncheon with Mr. Brian Halliday, Esq., Ritter-Halliday LLP Presenting "Free-Trade U.S. Immigration Options for U.K. Nationals Post-Brexit"

Brian J. Halliday is a partner with Ritter Halliday, LLP based in Beachwood, Ohio (www.ritterhalliday.com). Mr. Halliday is a graduate of Ohio University (B. Sc. Comm.), and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. He has practiced U.S. immigration and nationality law since 2001, having started his career in the field in 1994.

Mr. Halliday’s practice is focused on U.S. immigration and nationality law matters for major corporations, closely-held businesses, international executives, foreign medical graduates, scientists, researchers, professionals, and their families. The practice includes both nonimmigrant and immigrant investor matters, as well as administrative, litigated and appellate issues for employers and individuals. Mr. Halliday also provides advice and consultation to employers on Form I-9 (employer sanctions) compliance in both M&A and operational contexts.

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Tatiana Ball
7 PM
Crystal Party center
5745 Chevrolet Blvd. Cleveland 44130

The Russian American Cultural Society cordially invites you to the 55th annual Tatiana Ball. The Russian American Cultural Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by post-war immigrants to celebrate the cultural and spiritual heritage of Russia in the melting pot of the United States. Our purpose is to showcase that heritage through events based in the arts and traditional customs of Russia. We support Orthodox and other worthy charities, as well as youth initiatives.

Lavish Russian style dinner, Miss Tatiana competition and Barynya Music Ensemble.

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Cleveland Maennerchor Fundraiser Dinner
5 PM
4515 State Rd. Cleveland 44109

Cleveland Maennerchor All you can Eat Spaghetti Dinner annual fundraiser.

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Cleveland Polka Association's Lounge Party
1 - 6 PM
Holiday Inn Rockside
6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Music by Dave Walter & Old School. Doors open @ 1:00 pm, Music 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Donation $12.00 Public Is Welcome! For more information: (216) 496-0223 Elaine

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Cleveland School of the Arts Black Heritage Concert
4 PM
Cleveland Institute of Music
Kulas Hall

Dr. William Woods, Director. Cleveland School of the Arts Black Heritage Concert Sunday, January 27, 4pm Cleveland Institute of Music Kulas Hall. FREE and Open to the Public

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Hungarian Annual Meeting & Service
10 AM
West Side Hungarian Reformed Church
15300 Puritas Avenue

Annual Meeting & Service

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Tai Chi (Tai Ji)
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Cleveland State University>br> Physical Education Building (PE)

Tai Chi (or Tai Ji) is one of the major styles of Chinese martial arts and Kung Fu. It utilizes the ancient philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Element theories for its foundation and its training principles. Centuries of experience and practices have shown that practicing Tai Ji can improve ones’ health. This Tai Ji course will help learners understand the merits of Tai Ji and enjoy the benefits of practicing simplified Tai Ji forms. Topics to be covered include relaxation techniques, meditation and philosophy, the 24 simplified Tai Ji forms, and Qi and its directional flow. The class is taught in English. A discount code is available for those taking multiple CI courses at the same time. CSU benefit covers the tuition for qualified faculty/staff. Email Dr. Li at h.li84@csuohio.edu.

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CAoC Chinese New Year Celebration
10 - 1
Shaker Heights Middle School
20600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights,

CAoC Chinese New Year Celebration sponsored by Overseas Community Affairs Council, Taiwan. Games, Teachers and Students Performance, Night Market.

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German Meetup for German Language classes
2 PM
Cleveland Maennerchor
4515 State Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

This is a Stammtisch/ German Language Meet up scheduled to compliment existing every other week Meet Ups held at German Central Farms. It provides a great opportunity to practice the German Language and Meet Up with others of similar interest. Proficiency in the language is not required and provides both a cultural opportunity and practice time for maintaining and improving your German Language skills. Please RSVP on the Cleveland German Meet up web site so we can approximate the number of persons planning to attend.

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Around the World Music Series - Chinese
7:30 PM
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce the fourth season (2018-2019) of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again feature an array of outstanding performers from a wide variety of cultures. All performances take place at the North Water Street Gallery (located at 300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio) and start at 8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (or pay what you can).

February 2, 2019 - Concert 5: Jarrelle Barton - (a varied program of traditional, modern, and original music for the guzheng, an ancient Chinese zither with 16 and 21 strings, presented by a skilled and expressive performer based in Minneapolis)

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St Brigid's Day Mass and Breakfast
11 AM
Saint Patricks Church
4427 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Our Lady of the Rosary Division’s annual St. Brigid’s Day Mass and Celebration

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Lunar New Year: Kwan Lion Dance & OCA Dragon Dance
12 PM – 5 PM
Asian Town Center
3820 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Kwan Lion Dance team at Asian Town Center, Sunday at 12 noon. (Don't forget to bring your red envelope to feed the Lion for good luck!) OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance Team to follow at 1:00 p.m. FREE Tai Chi at 3:30 to 5 p.m. (open to all to participate)

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Chinese New Year concert with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble
2 PM
Hudson Library,
96 Library St., Hudson

Guest artist Jarrelle Barton, a musician of rare expressive abilities, will use guzhengs with 16 and 21 strings to play traditional, modern, and original pieces, including "High Mountains and Flowing Waters," "Night Rain on the Plantain Leaves Outside the Window," and "Spring Dawn in the Snowy Mountains," as well as his new composition "Gazing at the Moon on a Foggy Morning."

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Chinese Guzheng Solo recital
8 PM
BOP STOP at The Music Settlement
2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Chinese New Year concert with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble and guest artist Jarrelle Barton - $12.

Jarrelle Barton, a musician of rare expressive abilities, will use guzhengs with 16 and 21 strings to play traditional, modern, and original pieces, including "High Mountains and Flowing Waters," "Night Rain on the Plantain Leaves Outside the Window," and "Spring Dawn in the Snowy Mountains," as well as his new composition "Gazing at the Moon on a Foggy Morning."

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NBA Chinese New Year Celebration
7:00 PM
Quicken Loans Arena

Looking forward to celebrate Chinese New Year with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Join MotivAsians for an exciting NBA sport outing on Chinese New Year - February 5th, 2019!

In addition to the game, you will enjoy the fun and traditions of this special theme night! Registration includes admission to the Cavs vs Celtics game and also a free drink! Tickets are regularly more than $60; you get less than half of the price! First 30 registrations, if we reach that number, will get to go down to the court and hold the flag at the game opening ceremony! We will also arrange a pre-game party where you will have a chance to buy dinner and meet other members in MotivAsians.

Tickets are limited and registration will be closed on January 3rd! Register now! The event is expected to sell out fast!

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Confucius Institute hosts the Chinese New Year celebration
2-4 PM
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue

Once again, we are hosting our largest event of the year! On Saturday, February 9,2019 the Confucius Institute will host the Chinese New Year celebration with an afternoon of performances, martial arts, and a reception. Every year, this event draws hundreds of guests and media from all over the greater Cleveland area, and we are very excited to bring this celebration of Chinese culture back to Cleveland.

Confucius Institute Chinese new Year event

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Folk Customs of Hungary
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Folk Customs of Hungary Dr. Enikõ Bus, Fulbright Scholar. Hungary has a rich and colorful tradition of folk customs. Dr. Bus will speak about the annual cycle of traditions that are celebrated in Hungary. Starting with the New Year, virtually every month is rich with traditions pertaining to both the calendar year as well as the life cycle. We will discuss how these traditions have been modified over the years and still celebrated in many meaningful ways.

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Author Visit: Anthony Ray Hinton, Author of The Sun Does Shine
2-4 PM
Cleveland Public Library
525 Superior Avenue

After spending 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit, Anthony Ray Hinton is now the author of The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Hinton speaks widely on prison reform, the power of faith, and forgiveness.

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An interfaith tribute to the environment
6 PM
Botanical Gardens

The Jewish Community Federation, sponsor of the Hebrew Cultural Garden, and Cleveland Forest and Gardens, would like to invite everyone to a Tu B'Shevat celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens. This is an annual interfaith environmental dinner which commemorates a "new year for trees." The tickets are $40, which includes dinner and wine. There will be a discussion of environmental issues and how faith communities can respond - and a tribute to trees!

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Join MotivAsians for a performance of MISS SAIGON
7 - 10PM
KeyBank State Theatre
Join MotivAsians at the Playhouse Square for a musical performance of MISS SAIGON! Registration includes an exclusive discounted admission to the Friday, February 15th - 7:30pm showtime and all convenience & handling fees. Tickets are regularly much more if not purchased through our special event!

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “The Heat is On in Saigon,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget.

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Polka Hall of Fame Sweetheart Ball
5 - 11 PM
American Croatian Lodge, Eastlake, Ohio
Waltz away your winter blues with the Eddie Rodick Orchestra at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Sweetheart Ball, Friday, February 15th, 2019, at the American Croatian Lodge Party Center, in Eastlake, Ohio. You can swing your sweetie to the finest Cleveland-Style polka music. Treat your date to dinner, 5:00 until 8:00, and stay for the dance, 6:00 to 11:00. Enjoy schnitzel dinners, sausages and many nationality treats catered by Dubrovnik Gardens. Try your luck at the raffles - you may go home a winner. Eddie Rodick is a Polka Hall of Fame legend, so you can expect an evening of potent polkas and elegant waltzes, sure to delight the most discriminating dancers.

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Friends of the Maltz Museum's Presidents' Day Celebration
11AM – 5PM
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122
Free and open to the public. Celebrate Presidents' Day with a free, family-friendly day at the Museum! Participate in crafts and activities, plus explore our special exhibition, Israel: Then & Now, which features past president’s Truman (Independence facsimiles), Carter (Camp David Accords), and Clinton (Yitzhak Rabin image), and learn about the Jewish immigrant experience in our core exhibition, An American Story. Plus, kids can "Meet the Presidents" from 1 to 2pm with a special presentation in the gallery. Hear from past presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and more!

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Cleveland Polka Association & United States Polka Association Joint Dance
2 - 7 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street. Parma, OH 44129

Music by Jimmy K's Polka AllStars from MI. Doors open @ 2:00 pm, Music 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Donation $13.00, 18yrs. and under are Free! Public Welcome! NO b.y.o.b, Food & Beverages will be available. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more: Elaine @ (216) 496-0223 OR Barb @ (440) 886-6157

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Ciurlionis: In Pursuit Of Soundscapes Featuring Zubovas Piano Duo From Lithuania
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Music Settlement
University Circle

Inspired by the 2018 centennial celebration of Lithuania's independence, we invite you to join us for our third Signature Series performance to showcase the music of Lithuanian painter, composer and writer, M.K. Ciurlionis. The Signature Series is a group of concerts that embody The Music Settlement's character, personality and mission. Founded as part of the Settlement movement to welcome new immigrants to Cleveland, TMS is dedicated to the ideals of inclusiveness and opportunity for all, using music as the common language. TMS is delighted to welcome Duo Zubovas pianists to showcase Cleveland's rich history with the Lithuanian community through music.

Duo Zubovas was formed in 1977 by pianists Sonata Deveikyte and Rokas Zubovas. Born and raised in Lithuania, Sonata and Rokas studied at M.K. Ciurlionis National School of Arts in Vilnius, garnering prizes in several national and international competitions. The duo have toured through North America, Europe and Asia presenting world premieres of ten new works. Their newest CD "Jeux Francaise" was released in 2016. Seated is limited. Purchase your ticket now for a remarkable afternoon in celebration of Lithuanian culture!

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2019 Walks of Life Award
6:00pm
Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street

The Irish American Archives Society (of Cleveland) will hold its annual "Walks of Life" Award Dinner and honor Veronica "Vera" Casey, Small Business Owner, Casey's Irish Imports; Charlene Crowley, Landscape Designer, Irish Cultural Garden; Sean W. Hardy, Senior Vice President, Hardy Wealth Partners; James J. McMonagle, Attorney at Law, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease; Christopher Ronayne, President, University Circle Inc.

For further information, contact Margaret Lynch, Executive Director, Irish American Archives Society, iaasadmin@gmail.com or 216-941-5727.

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Polish Heritage Pregame Party
7:15 PM
406 Washington St.
Toledo, OH 43604
Join the Toledo Walleye for Polish Heritage Pregame Party presented by Stanley's Market on March 1, 2019! Come early for a pregame Polish buffet and dance to some authentic Polish music. Entertainment will be provided by local Polish band, Badinov.

Menu includes: Stanley’s Kielbasa, Pierogi with Sour cream, Sweet & Sour Cabbage, Rye Bread and Butter, Assorted Gourmet Cookies, 2 hour cash bar! For tickets, contact the Walleye box office at (419) 725-9255 or visit ToledoWalleye.com and use promo code POLISH at check out.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Gartner Auditorium
Cleveland Museum of Art
Two bright CIPC for Young Artists Winners will make their way back to Cleveland to perform a program of solo works. Xiaoxuan Li and Eva Gevorgyan captivate their audiences with their stunning expertise and technique. Both young artists also have impressive backgrounds. Li has been awarded prizes at several international competitions including second prize at the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists, first prize at the 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Artists, and fourth prize at the 2012 Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists. Gevorgyan is just as impressive having won more than 40 international competitions for piano and composition in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Malta, Kazakhstan, Poland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Russia, and Serbia. She has also performed for the President of Italy.

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Hungary in the EU:
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Hungary in the EU: Expectations and Challenges and the 2019 Parliamentary Elections Dr. Zsolt Hetesy, Department Chief of Mission, Hungarian Embassy Dr. Hetesy will discuss the meaning of membership in the European Union (EU). He will describe how the EU is structured; what the advantages and obligations of membership are; how representatives are elected to the European Parliament; what the different political parties and groups in the EU are; and how Hungarians in Hungary view the EU today; and why there is continued criticism, and even the threat of censure toward Hungary.

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Around the World Music Series - Korean
7:30 PM
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is pleased to announce the fourth season (2018-2019) of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again feature an array of outstanding performers from a wide variety of cultures. All performances take place at the North Water Street Gallery (located at 300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent, Ohio) and start at 8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments. Suggested donation for each performance is $10 (or pay what you can).

March 16, 2019 - Concert 6: Chan E. Park - (one of the foremost exponents of pansori, a unique tradition of story-singing originating in South Korea, will present a bilingual performance of an ancient fable entitled "Song of the Water Palace")

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St Patrick's Day Parade
2:04 PM
East 18th and Superior Stepoff

Cleveland's Parade is Ohio's oldest and finest comprising approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units.

Congratulations to the 2019 United Irish Societies Parade Honorees:

  • Grand Marshal: William "Bill" Homan
  • Mother of the Year: Eileen Kilroy
  • Inside Co-Chair: Patti Maher Hanrahan
  • Outside Co-Chair: Sr. Corita Ambro


More details to come or visit the webpage.

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Sober Seventeenth
5 PM
Ahern's Banquet Center
Avon Lake

Sober 17th and The LCADA Way present the 6th Annual Sober 17th St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Ahern's Banquet Center in Avon Lake, Ohio on St. Patrick's Day from 5pm to 8pm featuring a buffet dinner and authentic Irish entertainment including: The James Kilbane Band, direct from County Mayo, Ireland, Traditional Irish music by The McNamaras of Cleveland, Ohio, The award-winning Burke School of Irish Dance, Bagipes, kids activities, and more fun. $17 in advance. Kids 10 & under $6

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1398 Norooz Celebration
7 PM
Elegant BridgeWater Banquet Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway
Powell, Ohio 43065

Iranians In Ohio Proudly present 1398 Norooz Celebration In Columbus Farshid Amin & DJ SHY.

Doors open @ 7:00. Dinner promptly served 8:30 - 9:30. (No dinner after 9:30). Tickets with Dinner Starting @ only $68. Children under 5 free (no seating will be assigned). Children 5 – 10 years old: $35. Tickets without Dinner $50. Last day to purchase tickets with dinner would be March 18, 2018. Ticket prices would Increase by $10 per ticket After March 10, 2018

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Hungarian Paprika!
6 PM
Ritz Carlton

Save the date for the annual Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel Paprika gala.

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Cleveland Mass Mob XXXI
10 AM
St. Philomena — East Cleveland
13824 Euclid Avenue

Fr. Thomas Mahon was pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Cleveland. Glenville (which then was outside of Cleveland) wanted a parish. Fr. Mahon would also become pastor at the new parish of St. Aloysius. People in East Cleveland asked Fr. Mahon to organise another parish, which became St. Philomena in 1902. St. Philomena is still in East Cleveland on Euclid Avenue. At the time, there were no Catholic churches on Euclid Avenue inside the city of Cleveland. That part of Euclid was Millionaires' Row, and no Catholic churches were allowed. On the parallel Superior Avenue there were several, St. Thomas Aquinas being the furthest east.

Since 2009, St. Philomena and St. Ann (Cleveland Heights) are part of the new combined parish of Communion of Saints. The closed Christ the King (East Cleveland), and closed St. Louis (Cleveland Heights) were merged into the new parish.

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4th Annual Eastern European Month Celebration Dinner
6 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street. Parma, OH 44129

Ohio’s 131st general assembly has designated April as “Eastern European Month.” Calling upon Ohioans to observe this month with educational opportunities, ceremonies and activities. Please join us for a memorable evening. Guest Speaker: Mayor Georgine Welo, City of South Euclid, Ohio

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Being Hungarian in Cleveland
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: Being Hungarian in Cleveland Endre Szentkirály, PhD, author and researcher Chronicling the history of Cleveland Hungarians, Dr. Szentkiralyi looks at the community historically and sociologically via in-depth research into its language and literature, culture, and traditions, with a focus on the years from 1950 to the present. He documents contemporary Cleveland Hungarians’ culture, values, language use, and traditions and analyzes which elements serve to perpetuate their community and slow assimilation. The lecture will encapsulate what it means to be Hungarian in Cleveland. Today, its extensive roots – significantly shaped by succeeding generations – run deep, and this research attests to the fact that it is still thriving. The lecture will address recent developments in the community and offer a hopeful outlook for its changing and enduring future.

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions
6 PM
Grand Ballroom
Marriott at Key Center, Downtown.

The 10th annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony. Save the date!

The 2019 class consists of: Dr. Akram Boutros, Ingrida Bublys, Paul Burik, Richard Fleischman, Marilyn Madigan and Sree N. Sreenath.

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Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance
2 PM
Holy Spirit Party Center
5500 West 54th Street Parma

Cleveland Polka Association's Spring Dance. Doors open 2:00 pm, Music/Dancing 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Band: The Project. Donation $13.00 ~ 18 yrs. and under are Free! NO b.y.o.b, Food & Beverages will be available. For more information or table reservations of 8 or more, please call (216) 496-0223 Elaine. Public Welcome!

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George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century
1 - 4 PM
Hungarian Heritage Museum
In The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Cordially invites you and your family to join us for: George Szell: One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician. Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who worked under George Szell, narrates wonderful stories and personal anecdotes related to this great conductor. She illuminates Mr. Szell's stature as a conductor and artist in her book. Mr. Szell is credited with transforming the Cleveland Orchestra from an essentially regional institution into one that was equal to any orchestra in the world. He accomplished this with charisma, driving ambition, and high standards of excellence. In the words of one reviewer, Ms Kraus's book is "filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra - and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution."

Lectures are in English. All lectures are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following each presentation. On these days the Museum is open from 1-4 pm; $5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Gamble Auditorium
Baldwin-Wallace University
Angela Hewitt, a past CIPC medalist, will appear in Cleveland as part of her Bach Odyssey Tour. The audience will undoubtedly be left enamored with the glory of Bach as interpreted by Hewitt, who has spent much of her life focusing on Bach’s works. Hewitt has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. She is also a member of Gramophone Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” and the Artistic Director of the annual Trasimeno Music Festival in the heart of Umbria, Italy.

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Cleveland Asian Festival
East 30th and Payne in AsiaTown

Save the date for the 10th annual Cleveland Asian Festival.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Kulas Hall
Cleveland Institute of Music
First Prize Winner of the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Italian pianist Roberto Plano has performed all over the world. As a chamber musician he played with groups such as the Takacs, Cremona, Fine Arts and St. Petersburg String Quartets, as well as with soloists such as Ilya Grubert, Enrico Bronzi and Giovanni Scaglione. Plano will appear alongside The Omni Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
8 PM
Reinberger Chamber Hall
Severance Hall
Finishing off the Concert Series with a magnificent program of two pianos and piano duo works is Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss. This Israeli-American duo boasts a multitude of accomplishments. Shai Wosner is a recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. He has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. Additional highlights include season opening performances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and at the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and appearances as soloist with the Boulez Ensemble (at the new Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin), Aurora Orchestra in the U.K., and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Orion Weiss is an Ohio native hailing from Lyndhurst, a suburb of Cleveland – where he studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed with many major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Weiss’ impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at The Juilliard School and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship.

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