Friday, June 17, 2011

Festivi for You and I

Regardless of the grammar problems that arise, the plural of Festivus (obviously!) lends itself to the summer happenings in the Forest City. During the brief respite we receive from the bitter elements, our community really knows how to live it up in style (and economic style at that!). The festivals range from typical music and arts shindigs to the outrageously insane, like in the case of the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival.

The Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival and the Clifton Arts and Music Festival are just two of the big ones occurring this weekend. Both offer FREE ADMISSION, so strolling around and taking in the sights on this hopefully beautiful Cleveland summer weekend won't cost you a dime! Some of the weekend's other frugal offerings:

Craftapalooza at Crafty Goodness - $5 all day will get you the chance to make some crafts of your very own while also getting a chance to check out this awesome local craft shop and purview some of the professional wares they sell!

Set a Guinness World Record - On Friday, Cleveland Heights aspiring record-breaker Keith Curry will be calling on all citizens to don video game character outfits and join him to break the record for the most people dressed like video game character in one place. The experience is FREE (minus the cost of your costume), and will net you not only a place in Guinness but a chance to see a bunch of weirdos (because you're only there for the EXPERIENCE) dressed up as Mario and Luigi (whose last names, oddly enough, are both Mario…)!

Frugal Fun for Fathers - Sunday is Father's Day, and Cleveland is teeming with great inexpensive ideas for what to do with your dad. Probably the most entertaining is a $5 ticket to see the original BAMF action hero, Steve McQueen, in action at the Capital Theater. Best of all, your ticket stub gets you discounts after the 10 AM screening at various restaurants around the theater itself.

Summer truly is an exciting season to be Young In CLE!


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