This Weekend in Cleveland

Looking for something to do this weekend in Cleveland? Check out one (or more) of these!

5th Annual Cleveland Comedy Festival
November 14 – November 21
Venue: Varies
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The Cleveland Comedy Festival is going on for its 5th consecutive year, and it’s certainly worth checking out. With 21 shows in eight days, you’re sure to find a comedian and a time that suits your schedule. Ticket prices range from free to $20 and venues include Mahall’s 20 Lanes, 14th Street Theatre, The Hermit Club, and more. Featuring 60+ comics from the Cleveland-area as well as from around the United States, some of this year’s notable performers include Tom Simmons, Tammy Pescatelli, Mike Polk Jr., and Ryan Dalton.

I-X Center Christmas Connection
November 16, 2012 – November 18, 2012
Venue: International Exposition Center
Address: One IX Center Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the IX Center Christmas Connection! Hundreds of exhibitors and activities make this event enjoyable for the whole family. Discount tickets can be purchased at Marc’s or ordered online, and kids 12 and under are free.

Lake Erie Monsters vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Friday, November 16, 2012
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Address: 1 Center Ice Cleveland, OH 44115
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Haven’t been to a hockey game yet this fall? This is a great weekend to attend your first! Check out the Lake Erie Monsters versus the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets start as low as $10 a seat, and to top it off, it’s dollar dog and soda night!

20th Anniversary of the RainForest
November 17, 2012 – November 19, 2012
Venue: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Rainforest
Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
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A weekend of fun great for the whole family, come celebrate as the RainForest turns 20! Most activities are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and include up-close animal encounters, animal enrichment demos, and meeting the animal keepers.

The best part? There will be free admission to the RainForest and plenty of fun activities on Monday, November 19!

Gordon Square Farmers Market
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Venue: Gordon Square Arcade
Address: West 65th St. and West Clinton St. SE Corner Cleveland, OH 44102
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Who said farmers markets are just for summer? Shop local at Gordon Square Farmers Market from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 17. This is one of three holiday markets they’ll be having this year; check out the others on Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15 (both from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.).

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Address: 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115
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If you live close to downtown or feel like making the trip, check out the Cleveland Cavaliers game on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. as they take on the Dallas Mavericks. Tickets start as low as $10 for singles, and a family pack of four tickets starts at $79.

If you’re in the mood for a double dose of basketball this weekend, don’t forget to watch as they play Philadelphia on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. The game is broadcasting on Fox Sports Ohio.