The Carol and John’s Superman Day event raised $5,000 this weekend. This money will be going to the women held captive on Seymore Avenue. The store was loaded up with kids and adults in costume with a line out the door. Check out some of the pictures from the event here.
This past week the site has seen many new readers and users so we want to say welcome and thank you for all the great feedback. We hope to meet all of you at one of our upcoming events around Cleveland!
Our next event will be the Perler Bead Crafting Meetup at Salty not Sweet in Ohio City on the 10th of August. There are still some spots left to claim so get on it! If you missed it, we’ve created a poll to determine on which side of Cleveland we will hold out next Show and Tell scheduled for the 23rd of August. Get your votes in!
POP! The Comic Culture Club, a club open to everyone who is interested in a friendly discussion of comics, movies, TV shows, and other related culture, is meeting tonight at the Akron Public Library. Tonight’s discussion topic is “The Golden Age of Comics”. If you’re looking for something closer to Cleveland, the group will also be meeting on Monday at the Parma Heights Public Library and will be discussing “Super Villain Team-Ups”. You can also check them out on Facebook.
Wednesday will be the final installation of the Ohio City Writers – Telling Stories in Comic Books Workshop which will cover the completion of the art and lettering of the short comic books. For more information on the next round of this workshop for kids, stay tuned to the OCW website.
Also on Wednesday, Weird Al! See him in all his nerdy glory at Cain Park for his Cleveland stop on the Alpocalypse Tour. Don’t worry, you can still get tickets.
On Friday and Saturday, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinemateque is showing the 1932 sci-fi horror classic The Island of Lost Souls. Based on the famous H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, it features a twisted doctor performing genetic experiments.
Beginning Sunday and continuing through August 17th Literary Lots will be taking over Novak Park in Ohio City (near the intersection of Fulton and Bridge). Literary Lots brings engaging programming to neighborhood kids through creative land re-use, artist engagement, youth education, and urban renewal to be enjoyed by all. Fitting for the neighborhood location, Literary Lots will be food themed. Events include food (obviously), movies, poetry, book readings, song writing, and yoga. Check this out for a full schedule and registration.
Next week, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland is having their Summer Discovery Camp – “Dino Dig”. Kids will become Paleontologists for a week, practicing observation and excavation skills and learning about extinction. Dinosaur bones, volcanoes and tons of awesome science.
This week we leave you with Disco, the parakeet. As an outspoken bird hater, I wasn’t expecting
the Spanish Inquisition to find this video so amusing.