See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Cleveland area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Performances take place throughout the year. See their website for concert info, schedule and ticket info.
April 23-26, 2015, at the Holiday Inn, Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd Independence, OH. A weekend of leather & fetish parties at Mean Bull/Flex and The Leather Stallion Saloon, workshops & vendor mart. They also sponsor several smaller CLAW Nation events around the country throughout the year. See website for full details.
April 24 - May 17, 2015, Main Stage Theatre. The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad. Attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst city ruins, the Rajiv Joseph play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.
April 25, 2015, at Cleveland Cinematheque/ Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
June 1-27, 2015, 7:30pm, at PlayhouseSquare/ Lab Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave. The powerful/ personal story of Cleveland actor, journalist and critic Christine Howey (formerly Dick Howey). Until 1990 a celebrated stage actor known for playing heavy-hitting male roles, now a one-woman tour-de force of political rants, historical reflections, and personal stories, spiced with an incisive wit.
June 20, 2015, the 28th annual summertime celebration combining fine arts & live music performances – a true street festival located in a very attractive & vibrant urban neighborhood setting, 9821 Lorain Avenue. See website for performers and more information.
June 27, 2015, the largest LGBTQIA festival representing Northeast Ohio (Greater Cleveland and Greater Akron/Canton). Parade: Superior at West 3rd, NW on W 3rd to W Lakeside; E on W Lakeside past City Hall; N at E 9th to Voinovich Park behind Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/ Museum, Cleveland Waterfront. Food, beverages, dancing, and stage entertainment (TBA). See website for full details.
Mid-March, 2016, Tower City Cinemas, Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland. Browse their online archive for a upcoming films, plus a complete listing of those that have played in the previous 38 years of festivals. Typically at least 300 films from approximately 60 countries are showcased, along with over 200 visiting feature & short subject filmmakers.