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Trade, Politics, and the Global Economic Outlook in 2020
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Union Club, Wedgwood Room.
1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Global growth slowed considerably over the last three quarters of 2018 and into 2019, and rising trade and global tensions have increased uncertainty in both the global trading system and in international cooperation in general. In an overall economic outlook published in November of 2019, it was projected that world economic growth would be at a decade low in 2020. Join us in January as we host Marcus Noland (PhD) for a broad discussion of global economic trends and the international financial outlook for 2020. How will governments react to global economic challenges in the new year? What policy shifts can be made within the U.S., and internationally, to account for low growth trends?

Marcus Noland is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He has been with the Peterson Institute since 1985 and served as the Deputy Director from 2009-2012. Noland’s research focuses on the intersection of economics, political science, and international relations, and he has specific knowledge and interest in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Noland has authored over a dozen books and has written many scholarly articles on U.S. trade policy, the diverse economies of the Asia-Pacific region, and international economics.

Schedule: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Program begins, 6:45 PM Q&A, 7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5

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United Hungarian Societies
6:30 PM
Hungarian Scout Building
W 23rd St, Cleveland, OH 44113

The UHS 2020 biennial meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 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 – Thursday, Jan. 30th.

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Decoding U.S.-China Trade
7 PM
Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Presentation by Paul Schroeder, PhD. The United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. This antiquated system mangles understanding of the US-China trade relationship, shrinking America?s true economic size, while swelling China?s. After a brief video, Paul Schroeder, professor at Case Western Reserve University, will lead a discussion and help to answer the complex questions surrounding US-China trade relations. Readings will be available one week in advance.

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Chinese New Year Events
Various

See the Lunar New Year Calendar on the OCAGC website for more details and events.

Thurs. Jan. 23, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Craft, Cleveland Public Library, Westpark Branch Main Floor, 3805 W 157th St, Cleveland, OH. Make-and-take a Lunar New Year craft project.

Thurs. Jan. 23, 2020, 5-6 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration, Story/Craft Room, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Warrensville Heights Branch, 4415 Northfield Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with arts and crafts.

Thurs. Jan. 23, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Year of the Metal Rat & Lucky Chinese Knot, Hosted by Brasseur’s Botanicals LLC and Red Pony Medicine, LLC. 608 Hudson Ave, Newark, Ohio.

Fri., Jan 24, 2020, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Story & Craft, Cleveland Public Library, Brooklyn Branch Meeting Room, 3706 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH. Celebrate Lunar New Year with a dragon story and craft!

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chinese New Year Workshop, Hosted by Young Chefs Academy of Strongsville, Ohio. Ticketed Workshop.

Fri., Jan 24, 2020, at 7 p.m. Chinese New Year Eve with the Kwan Family Lion Dance team at Li Wah, 2999 Payne Ave. Cleveland, OH. Reservations Recommended, Call 216-696-6556

Fri., Jan. 24, 2020, at 7 p.m. Lunar New Year, Tinkham Veale University Center, Case Western Reserve University. Celebrates Lunar New Year with a fireworks display, popular Asian snacks, and giveaways for students. The event will include a traditional dance performance and then the celebration will move outside to watch the fireworks at 8 pm. All members of the CWRU campus community, alumni and the public are invited to attend this free event!

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 10-6 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration at Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH. See the Kwan Lion Dance at Li Wah and throughout Asia Plaza and Park to Shop starting at 11 a.m. LingYun Rising Star, Janice Liu Erhu Studio, Shojoji Japanese Dance, Tai Chi Demo by Sifu John Cosma, OCA Dragon Dance, Shaolin Kung Fu Institute, WJCU DJs A Sprinkle of Seoul and more.

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. Chinese New Year Day (????) w/Kwan Lion Dance, Li Wah, 2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH. First come, first serve. Sorry, no reservation.

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 2-2:45 p.m. Celebrate Chinese New Year, Purple Room, Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River, Ohio. Join us for a celebration for the Year of the Rat with books, crafts. and games for the entire family.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:30 p.m. Kwan Lion Dance Performance, House of Hunan Fairlawn, Fairlawn Plaza Shopping Center, 2717 W Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333. Call (330) 864-8215 for reservations.

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 4-5 p.m. Lunar New Year Crafts, Cleveland Public Library, Addison Branch, 6901 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH. Learn about Chinese history and culture and craft your own Lunar New Year dragon to celebrate.

Saturday, Januray 25, 5:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Bo Loong Restaurant, 3922 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio. Call 216-391-3113 for Reservations.

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, at 7 p.m. Chinese New Year (????) w/Kwan Lion Dance, Li Wah, 2999 Payne Ave. Cleveland, OH. Call 216-696-6556 for reservations.

Sat. Jan. 25, 2020, 7-10:30 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration at the NBA: Cavs vs Chicago Bulls, Rocket Mortage FieldHouse, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH. Join MotivAsians at the Game by Registering HERE.

Sun. Jan. 26, 2020, at 12 p.m. Lunar New Year with the Kwan Lion Dance at Asian Town Center, E. 38th Street, Cleveland, OH. OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance Team at 1:30 p.m. Free Tai Chi from 3:30-5 p.m. and more. FREE and Open to All!

Sun. Jan. 26, 2020, 2 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Imperial Dragon, 8310 Tyler Blvd, Mentor, Ohio. Call (440) 974-8838 for reservations.

Sun. Jan. 26, 4-7 p.m. Lunar New Year, DeBartolo Stadium Club, 577 5th Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. Organized by International Student Organization to celebrate the Lunar New Year and introduce YSU community with the asian cultures. Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festival typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. Get Tickets Here

Sun. Jan. 26, 2020, 4:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Golden Dragon Restaurant, 5871 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, Ohio. Call (440) 449-8710 for reservations.

Sun. Jan. 26, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Kwan Family Lion Dance Performance, Hunan by the Falls, 508 Washington St, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For reservations, call 440-247-0808.

Sun. Jan. 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. Kwan Lion Dance for Chinese New Year at Li Wah, 2999 Payne Ave. Cleveland, OH. Reservations required, call 216-696-6556.

Wed Jan. 29, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Kwan Lion Dance at Margaret Wong & Associates.

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020, 5:30-9 p.m. 2020 Chinese New Year Annual Event, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio. Drinks, Hors D’Oeuvres, and Free Parking will be provided. We will also feature VIP tour with the curator, Artwork auctions, Special Raffle, and lots of fun activities! Ticketed Event. Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce Members Free. RSVP by January 27, 3PM

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020, 7 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration with the Kwan Family Lion Dance performance at Pad Thai, 5657 Darrow Road, Hudson, Ohio. Call 330-650-9998 for Dinner Reservations.

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261st Robert Burns Anniversary Celebration
6 - 10 PM
SYB PARTY CENTER
4157 Hudson Drive, Stow, Ohio 44240

The celebration of the birth of Robert Burns, the poet laureate of Scotland, has been an ongoing tradition around the world for 261 years. These celebrations generally include the poetry, music and songs written by Burns along with some great food, good friends and of course beverages to warm the heart.

$35 per person, $20 (12 & under), $40 if paid at the door. Ticket cost includes standard dinner and dessert, plus: Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, Piper, Highland Dancers, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, And so much more…. Checks should be made out to the Scottish American Society. Please send no later than January 12th to: Liz Belvin, 3165 East Waterloo Rd., Akron, Ohio 44312.

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Lunar New Year Celebration at Asia Plaza
10 AM - 6 PM
Asia Plaza
East 30th and Payne

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Asia Plaza Saturday. January 25th starting at 10 a.m. with the Kwan Lion Dance performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; The OCA Greater Cleveland Dragon Dance team at 2:15 p.m. and other cultural performances, martial art demonstrations, and exhibitors. Free and Open to All

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Bal Mlodziezowy - the Debutante & Cavalier Crystal Presentation Ball
Tremont City Side Ballroom

Bal Mlodziezowy - the Debutante & Cavalier Crystal Presentation Ball will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Tremont City Side Ballroom. The event is open to young men and women ages 16-23. The preparation will be compacted to accommodate the young people's schedules. Training will take place only on Saturday, January 4, the evening of Friday, January 24 and the morning of January 25. Participation is mandatory. The Debutante & Cavalier experience is designed not only to be a gala social event, but also an educational experience to make students proud of their Polish heritage. This event will include activities such as short courses in social etiquette and networking, Polish history, customs and traditions as well as ballroom dance. All will learn to dance the stately Polonaise in addition to the Parents' Waltz. Scholarship opportunities will be available to reward community service projects and essay composition.

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Irish American Club Anniversary
Doors open at 7 PM
IACES
22770 Lake Shore Boulevard, Euclid, 44123

Irish American Club East Side 42nd Anniversary. Music by Mary's Lane. Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, open bar, party favors, door prizes, 40/50 raffle, etc.

Contact Mary Jo Gurry for info and tickets at maryjogurry@gmail.com

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Chinese New Year with the Cavs
7 PM
IACES
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Join MotivAsians for our annual NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Chinese New Year celebration game! This year, the Cavs will play against the Chicago Bulls! As an special event to celebrate our Asian heritage, if we reach 50 registrations, the first 30 who sign up will have the opportunity to go down to the court to hold the big flag for the opening ceremony! This is a rare and awesome opportunity so take advantage of it! Registration is $25, including admisson to the Jan 25, 2020 Cavs game against Chicago Bulls in Section 207. The Cavs ticket office also offers us draw string bags as souvenir! The game start at 8:00 pm, but if we reach the requirements to participate in the pre-game activity, then plan on meeting earlier (~6:30 pm) for briefing. Please let us know if you are interested in a unofficial meetup beforehand for food and networking with other members!

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Cleveland Polka Association's Lounge Party
Doors open at 1 PM
Holiday Inn Rockside
6001 Rockside Road Independence

Doors open 1:00 pm with Music by Those Guys from Cleveland Ohio 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Donation $12.00 for more information call Elaine @ (216) 496-0223. Public is Welcome. Beverages and Food available

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Journey to the Heart of the Iraqi Maqam
7:30 - 9PM
Cleveland Museum of Art
Gartner Auditorium

The Iraqi maqam (melodic mode), one of Iraq’s richest cultural offerings, features sophisticated melodies, infectious rhythms, and eloquent poetry. Hamid Al-Saadi, Iraq’s foremost purveyor of this centuries-old tradition, is renowned for his powerful voice and highly ornamented style, as well as his comprehensive knowledge of the intricate details of the music and poetry of Iraq.

$33–45, CMA members $30–40

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Citizenship Day
9 - 11 AM
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

The Ohio Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland are hosting: Citizenship Day, Saturday, February 1, 2020. Appointments preferred: call 888.817.3777. But, walk-ins welcome!

DO YOU NEED HELP APPLYING FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP? Immigration attorneys and paralegals will be on hand to assist in the preparation of naturalization applications.

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CSU Chinese New Year Celebration
2 PM
Berkman Hall (Original Main Classroom) Auditorium
Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue

2020 is the Year of the Rat, and we are kicking the new year off with a celebration of the Lunar New Year! Join us Saturday, February 1, 2020, in the BH Auditorium on CSU's main campus for a celebration of the New Year. We will feature performances from the winners of our Annual Art Performance Competition, announce what prizes they won, and hold a reception after. The show starts at 2 pm! Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 the day of the event. So get your tickets early!

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India's 71st Republic Day
6 PM onward
Embassy Suites by Hilton
5800 Rockside Blvd.

Federation of India Community Associations of NEO invites you to celebrate India's 71st Republic Day with your friends and family.

Our community has been celebrating this marquee event for over 25 years! We appeal to each and every one of you to attend this event and support our community as this is one of the main fundraising events of the year. The program begins at 6:00 pm. The program will feature FICA’s many initiatives showcasing our service to the larger Cleveland community. It is also an event where we honor community members’ high achievement in their fields of endeavor. As always, the evening will feature Indian food, music and dance. We hope that you will accept our invitation and honor us with your presence at this important event of the year for the Indian-American community.

Adult (Early Bird) : $65, Adult (After Jan 20th): $75, Kids (Age 13 & under): $40. Entertainment for kids will be provided.

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Africa: Facts, Fiction and Reality- Why Does it Matter to the United States?
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Union Club, Wedgwood Room.
1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Africa’s economic and political landscape is rapidly changing, and 7 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world are now found in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, Africa is a continent of great opportunity, but it faces unique and difficult challenges, including extreme poverty and high rates of terrorism and insurgency. Join the Cleveland Council on World Affairs as we host a Foreign Policy Forum with Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield for a discussion of Africa’s future and it’s importance for U.S. security and economic interests. Why should Africa be a priority for U.S. policymakers?

Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield (ret.) is a former American diplomat who served as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs from 2013 to 2017. She is currently Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington, D.C.

Schedule: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Program begins, 6:45 PM Q&A, 7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5

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Dhamakapella
7:30 PM -- 9:00 PM
Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Rd,

Dhamakapella is a South Asian fusion a capella group that derives their influences from Indian classical, contemporary Bollywood, pop, dubstep, and electronic genres.

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International Student Pitch Contest
5:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Great Lakes Science Center

Global Cleveland will be presenting 12 international students who have impressive talent, experience and an innovative idea to pitch in front of employers. This opportunity is not limited to current students; previously enrolled, a graduate or an international newcomer currently residing in Northeast Ohio can start filling out application form. The final call for Submission is January 24, 2020 and will announce the finalist in the last week of January. Please submit a single paragraph describing your pitch ideas and/or 3 slides with a summary. Winners from each category will receive $700 gift card and People's Choice winner will receive $200 gift card.

Contact Supriya Tamang for application at Supriya@globalcleveland.org

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Free Chinese programs at CPL Registration begins

Registrations open at 12:00pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Please use the link below each program to register online.

Chinese Language for Beginners

https://cpl.libcal.com/event/5828158

Offers basic communication skills for individuals who are interested in learning Chinese language.

11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, February 14, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, February 21, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, February 28, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, March 6, 2020
Spring Break
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, March 20, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, March 27, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, April 3, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, April 8, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, April 10, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, April 17, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
11:00am - 11:50am, Friday, April 24, 2020

Location: Main 04 - 4th Floor – International Languages Dept. Branch: Main Library - Downtown

Intermediate Chinese

https://cpl.libcal.com/event/5828198

Aims to improve Chinese learners’ language skills and expand their knowledge. Students are expected to have acquired basic knowledge of the Chinese pronunciation system (Pinyin). Students will gain more vocabulary, cultural sights and more practical skills required for using Chinese in true context.

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, February 14, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, February 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, February 28, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, March 6, 2020
Spring Break
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, March 20, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, March 27, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, April 3, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, April 10, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, April 17, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Friday, April 24, 2020

Location: Main 04 - 4th Floor – International Languages Dept. Branch: Main Library - Downtown

Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting

https://cpl.libcal.com/event/5828685

Learn and practice Chinese calligraphy and ink painting as the “?”(Tao, the way of harmony) to inspire calm and peace. No experience is required.

1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, February 22, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, March 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, April 4, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday, April 25, 2020

Location:Main 04 - 4th Floor - International Languages Dept. Branch: Main Library - Downtown

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Ohio Norsemen meeting
2 PM
Panera Rocky River

Monthly meeting for those interested in Norse culture and events.

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Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert
7 PM
Plymouth Church UCC of Shaker Heights
2860 Coventry Road, 44120.

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society presents Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert on February 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Plymouth Church UCC of Shaker Heights (2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44120). The duo will be performing works by Bach, Debussy, Dun, Piazzolla, and Yi.

Comprised of guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. They have toured extensively with their mentor Manuel Barrueco, including recent appearances in Germany, Finland, Spain, Russia, and the USA. They received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for the title track of Maracaipe, the duo's debut CD. Meng Su and Yameng Wang were born in the coastal city of Qingdao, China. They came to the partnership with exceptional credentials, including a string of competition awards. In addition to concertizing, the members of the duo share a love for teaching which brings them to major conservatories in the world for master classes and to judge competitions. From 2011-2015 they were Artists-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances which brought them to the Bay Area two weeks each year for community outreach, performances, and classes in public schools as well as masterclasses at San Francisco Conservatory. They are also both exceptional soloists. Meng Su won the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition, with the largest cash prize of any guitar competition in the world. Yameng Wang was the youngest guitarist to win the Tokyo International Guitar Competition at the age of 12.

Ticket Prices: $22 General / $18 Senior (62+) / $10 Student / $40 Gold Circle (reserved seating)

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8th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje
9 AM - 6 PM
Slovenian National Home Home
6417 St. Clair Ave.

The main festival day of the 2020 Cleveland Kurentovanje will kickoff with a Second Annual 5k Kurent Dash, sponsored by Hansa Brewery at 9:30am. The day continues with a parade at Noon, and many musical and cultural performances, authentic food and drink, kids crafts, face painting, a bocce tournament, and much more! New this year at 5:00pm will be the closing ceremony (“Pokop Pusta” in Slovenian) in which the Kurentovanje festival will be symbolically “buried” until next year, thus relinquishing control of the city. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

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5th Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest
10 - 10 PM
Shore Cultural Centre
291 East 222nd Street, Euclid

This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music and dance styles from a wide variety of cultures and provides free workshops with accomplished instructors for people of all ages and skill levels, to encourage the preservation of and participation in the traditional arts. Whether you're a musician or just a fan of great music and the arts, there is something for everybody to enjoy! Musicians, dancers and fans of bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, polka, ballads and everything in between are invited to participate in LEFF's free workshops, dances and mini-concerts from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the Shore Cultural Centre. There is also plenty of room for musicians to get together and jam throughout the course of the day.

The event will cap-off with a 7:30 PM evening concert featuring the award-winning bluegrass band, Carolina Blue, who present traditional bluegrass music in the style of Bill Monroe, the genre's founder. Other featured performers include: Harmonia, masters of the traditional folk music of eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians; Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, a Cleveland treasure, is a group of African-American males ages 8-18 who study the art of performance poetry; and Award winning Brazilian singer-songwriter, Luca Mundaca, who is the recipient of an Independent Music Award in the world fusion category and is a Putumayo World Music recording artist whose work has been featured in numerous films and HBO shows.

All Saturday afternoon workshops, mini-concerts and dances are free and open to the public and tickets for the evening concert are $15 (advance) and $20 (day of show) with 12 and under free! Additional information regarding the festival may be found on its website www.lakeeriefolkfest.com, including how to support the program as a sponsor or volunteer.

The Lake Erie Folk Fest will kick-off on Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM with a special educational program for area grade school students featuring concert headliner,Carolina Blue. Later that evening from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, Carolina Blue will conduct master classes for bluegrass musicians in mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass.

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FretX - featuring Mak Grgic, from Slovenia
7:30 - 9PM
Transformer Station
1460 West 29th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Contemporary guitar duo FretX (Mak Grgic and Daniel Lippel) formed in 2015 and is dedicated to the wide range of dynamic repertoire that exists and is coming into existence for their combination. Their concert at Transformer Station includes a program of works by Helmut Lachenmann, Agustín Castilla-Ávila, Courtney Bryan, Gity Razaz, and more. $25, CMA members $22

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Fatoumata Diawara
7:30 - 9PM
Cleveland Museum of Art
Gartner Auditorium

Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara is boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots. Her spectacular 2011 debut album made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet. Hers is the voice of young African womanhood—proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal. $33–45, CMA members $30–40

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Around the World Music Series - Scottish and Irish
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Concert 5: HearthStone (four centuries of traditional music from Scotland and Ireland, performed by Duane and Ginni Dickson on Scottish smallpipes, Great Highland bagpipe, tin whistles, and Celtic harp)

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Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Open during regular hours
Maltz Museum
2929 Richmond Rd. Beachwood, OH 44122

Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music is the first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. Audiences may be familiar with many of Bernstein’s works, notably West Side Story, but not necessarily with how he responded to the political and social crises of his day. Visitors will find an individual who expressed the restlessness, anxiety, fear, and hope of an American Jew living through World War II and the Holocaust, Vietnam, and turbulent social change—what Bernstein referred to as his “search for a solution to the 20th-century crisis of faith."

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6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa).
Noon
City of Cleveland Greenhouse

Save the date for the 6th annual Russian Pancake Festival (Maslenitsa). Lots of people to meet, food to eat and games to play (especially for the kids).

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American Diplomacy in a Disordered World
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Union Club, Wedgwood Room.
1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

With more than three decades of experience as an American diplomat, Ambassador Burns played a significant role in the most important diplomatic events of his time- including the end of the Cold War, post-Cold War relations between the United States and Russia, the changing international landscape post-9/11, and the nuclear talks with Iran. The Ambassador’s experience reminds us of the importance of diplomacy and cooperation, especially in times of international and domestic political change. What can effective American leadership look like in today’s world?

Join us as we host Ambassador William J. Burns for a Foreign Policy Forum. Ambassador Burns is author of ‘The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal’ and president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after a thirty-three year diplomatic career. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state.

Copies of Ambassador Burns’ book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal, will be available for purchase at the event.

Schedule: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Program begins, 6:45 PM Q&A, 7:15 PM Program concludes

Admission: Non-Members $25; Members $15; Students $5

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Around the World Music Series - Buddhist music of Vietnam
8 p.m., preceded by 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring refreshments
North Water Street Gallery
300 North Water Street, Suite H in downtown Kent

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is delighted to announce the fifth season of its "Around the World" Music Series, which will once again provide Northeast Ohio listeners with an opportunity to experience rarely heard musical traditions from all corners of the globe in an intimate setting.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Concert 6: Phong Nguyen (Buddhist music of Vietnam, performed by one of Vietnam's leading authorities on traditional music, and a 1997 recipient of the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship))

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
1:04 p.m.
The Parade will begin on Superior Ave. at E. 18th St. and will end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and Ontario St.

Save the Date

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Nowruz Celebration
7:30 p.m.
Elegant Makoy Center
5462 Center Street. Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Iranians In Ohio Proudly Presents Nowruz Celebration In Columbus, OH. Hamid Talebzadeh & DJ Fahim. Dinner Catered by Reza Restaurants (Chicago)

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Aleksandra Vrebalov from Serbia
7:30 - 9PM
Cleveland Museum of Art
Ames Family Atirum

Aleksandra Vrebalov’s music ranges from concert music and opera to music for modern dance and film, and has been performed by Kronos Quartet, Serbian National Theater, English National Ballet, Belgrade Philharmonic, and many others. Vrebalov’s string quartet …hold me, neighbor, in this storm… was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered by Kronos Quartet. As a Serbian expat Vrebalov is the recipient of the Golden Emblem from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for lifelong dedication and contribution to her native country’s culture. The world premiere of Vrebalov’s newest work is commissioned by the CMA in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, inspired directly by the museum’s collection. Free; no ticket required.

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Zakir Hussain
7:30 - 9:30PM
Cleveland Museum of Art
Gartner Auditorium

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, he is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. Hussain presents an evening of Indian classical music, with guests with Kala Ramnath (violin) and Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena). $43–59, CMA members $38–53

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions
6 PM
Marriott at Key Center Grand Ballroom
Save the date for the 11th annual induction into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame logo

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CAMEO 50th Anniversary
6 PM
La Villa
11500 Brookpark Rd.
Save the date for the CAMEO 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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75th annual One World Day
11 AM - 6 PM
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Save the date for the 175th annual One World Day.

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