CLEVELAND - Summer time is winding down and who knows how much longer the warm weather will stay in Northeast Ohio. So get outside this weekend and enjoy one of the many fun activities Cleveland has to offer this weekend.
Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field
Its Sugardale Dollar Dog Night at Progressive Field Friday night as the Cleveland Indians open up a 3-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. With 42 games remaining in the regular season, the Tribe sits 5.5 games back in the Wild Card standing and need your help to get to the playoffs. Grab the family or a friend and head on down to the ballpark, cheer on your Cleveland Indians and see just how many Dollar Dogs you can eat. Rock n' Blast Fireworks will follow the conclusion of both Friday and Saturday night's games. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Feast of the Assumption
Join thousands of people in Little Italy to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. The Catholic holiday will spread down Mayfield Road as many will come dressed in costumes for a parade. Signature Italian foods from local vendors will line the streets giving you the opportunity to sink your teeth into delicious food over the course of this four day event.
The Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is back for the 5th consecutive year at the Cleveland Public Theater. As one of the country's premiere art, design and music events, more than 2,000 people are expected to travel to Cleveland for an array of speakers, artists and musical acts and ultimately discuss their passion. Tickets start at $10.
Professional Bull Riders
The Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour rides into Cleveland on Saturday night for a live performance of one of the toughest sports on earth. At 7 p.m. in Quicken Loans Arena, some of the country's best bull riders will light up the dirt field for a night of wild rides. Tickets start at $15, don't miss out.
Gay Games 9 Closing Ceremony & Afterparty
Gay Games 9 comes to an end this weekend at the closing ceremony afterparty at the Cleveland House of Blues on Saturday night. The party, in celebration of the week of sporting competitions, titled "Seven Deadly Sins" will feature music, dancing, food and drinks for a night to remember. The party will get popping at 10 p.m. Tickets will cost between $55 and $65.
Movies released this week:
The Expendables 3 -- PG-13 -- Barney Ross and his explosive team are back, only this time they add new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is focused on wiping out Barney and every one of his associates. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more.
The Giver -- PG-13 -- Based on Lois Lowry's book of the same title, in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. Starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
Let's Be Cops -- R -- Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line. Starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.
Life After Beth -- R -- A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and John C. Reilly.