Cultural Cleveland – 10/4/19

Welcome back to another Cultural Cleveland (10/4/19) highlight! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there are plenty of cultural celebrations and events to partake in!

A big thank you to Dan Hanson at Cleveland People, who has worked tirelessly to compile all the upcoming cultural events in the City of Cleveland.

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St. Stanislaus Polish Festival

Friday – Sunday October 4-6
St Stanislaus Social Hall, 6601 Baxter Ave. Cleveland 44105

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus annual Polish festival with Polka bands, food, Polish imports, dancing, games, Church Tours, Divine Mercy Shrine and more

CIAO! Cleveland

Saturday October 5 @ Noon – 10 PM
Alongside the Lake Erie Waterfront in the Flats East Bank

CIAO! Cleveland is an outdoor celebration of Italian Culture! The festival will be open to the public as a free event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12pm to 10pm alongside the Lake Erie Waterfront in the Flats East Bank. The day will feature Wine Tastings, Cooking Demos, Fashion, Art, Alcohol, Coffee, Music and of course FOOD!

Convencion Hispana 19

Saturday October 5 @ 9 AM – 4 PM
Max S. Hayes High School

Convención Hispana ’19 – Hispanic Roundtable welcomes singer José Feliciano to Convención Hispana. This FREE event includes: Live Music & Food, Job Fair and Resource Fair with 100+ Booths.

Djapo Cultural Arts Open House

Saturday October 5 @ 2 – 5 PM
St Paul’s Community Church, 4427 Franklin Blvd.

FREE Demo African Dance & Drum Class taught by Talise Campbell & Weedie Braimah. Come and learn about our Monthly & Weekly Dance Class Series, Special Guest Artists, Professional Development, Performance Opportunities, Voyage to Mali & Senegal and our New Rite of Passage Program for young girls ages 12-17. We will have a host of local vendors selling specialized products and Cindy Steele will be in the building providing face-painting for all children.

German Language Meetup – Stammtisch

Saturday October 5 @ 2 p.m.
Cleveland Mannerchor, 4515 State Rd.

Join us for some German conversation at our biweekly Stammtisch! We have all levels of proficiency, from native speakers to those just starting to learn – we’re a friendly bunch and would love to have you join us! The plan is to hold a Stammtisch every two weeks at the same time and same place, so if you can’t make it this time, keep an eye open for the next one! Every other Saturday starting at 2 pm we will utilize our German to whatever degree we are able – we usually have an advanced and beginners group depending on how many persons participate.

CWRU’s Navratri Garba

Saturday October 5 @ 6:30 – 9:30 pm
CWRU’s Adelbert Gymnasium, 2128 Adelbert Rd.

CWRU’s Undergraduate Indian Students Association would like to invite members of the Cleveland community to attend Navratri Garba, a celebration of an Indian festival that involves dancing and food.

8th International Cleveland Community Day

Sunday October 6 @ 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ames Family Atrium and Gartner Auditorium

This annual festival is a day for honoring your heritage, celebrating your identities, and displaying them proudly. The day will include music and dance performances, art activities for every ability, in-gallery experiences, and dialogues united within the context of the museum’s global art collection. The day will also include a naturalization ceremony to welcome new U.S. citizens and a lineup of short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Free

Iranian Films

Sunday October 6 @ 4 PM
Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue

Seventeen short and feature length films by the late, great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) will be presented by the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque in its upcoming series “Unknown Kiarostami,” September 14 through October 20. All have been newly restored. Cleveland theatrical premiere. Subtitles. Blu-ray. 110 min.

Cleveland Italian Heritage Month Opening

Monday October 7 @ 6 PM
City Hall Rotunda

Opening ceremony for Cleveland Italian Heritage month during which several members of the Italian American community will be honored for their contributions. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. Buffet dinner sponsored by the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America following the ceremony. For further information contact Pamela Dorazio Dean or 330-285-2950.