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Walk the red carpet for the grand opening of the Idea Center at Playhouse Square on Sept. 10. The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new education and broadcast facility, followed by a cocktail reception and performance at the Allen Theatre by television and theater star Bebe Neuwirth and a 44-piece orchestra. Dinner will also be served throughout Playhouse Square Center’s stages and theaters, followed by a grand dessert buffet in the State Theatre Lobby. Ticket prices start at $300. For more information, call (216) 348-5260 or visit http://ideacenter.wviz.org. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
A Taste of Little Italy
Cannoli, lasagna and plenty of other Italian treats will keep guests full at “A Taste of Little Italy,” the eighth annual benefit for the Montessori School at Holy Rosary Church sponsored by Heinen’s and the Italian American Cultural Foundation. The event will take place Sept. 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary churchyard and feature food from 40 local Italian restaurants and bakeries and more than 200 Italian wines. Advance tickets are $60. For more information, visit www.clevelandmagazine.com/littleitaly or call (216) 421-0700. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
aying tribute to the pi--o-neers and settlers from our past, the trail between the Cleveland Metro-parks’ Frostville Museum and the Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted will be filled with folk music, old-fashioned crafts and foods such as freshly churned butter and fresh-pressed apple cider. The celebration will take place Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call (440) 734-6660. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
The Ohio Canal Corridor hopes to see a full house Sept. 9 at its 11th annual benefit, held at the Nautica Entertainment Complex. The evening will include charity poker, a surf and turf dinner, silent auction and “rapid fire” raffle. A special auction with packages ranging from golf at Firestone Country Club and dinner for six at Lockkeeper’s will be held following dinner. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, call (216) 520-1825 or visit www.ohiocanal.org. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.CiTiRAMA 2005
This year, CiTiRAMA travels east to the city’s Glenville neighborhood, featuring 11 new homes on East 100th and East 101st streets between Superior Avenue and Tanner Court. Visitors can tour the homes Sept. 10 through 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Admission is $6, with $1 coupons available at Fifth Third Bank locations (children under age 10 are free). The houses range in price from $200,000 to $300,000 and will be sold upon the completion of CiTiRAMA 2005. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.