Remember when you spent your Saturday evenings watching “Upbeat”? Now you can relive music history when “Upbeat 2005” comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. for a live broadcast on WEWS-TV 5. Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere & the Raiders, Andy Kim, Lou Christie, Billy J. Kramer, the Hollies’ lead singer Terry Sylvester, Billy Preston and many others will make appearances during the fund-raiser, which benefits Partners For Potential. Don Webster will reprise his role as host for the night’s festivities. Visit www.partnersforpotential.org or call (440) 995-6194 for more information. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
The Cleveland Opera presents “Eugene Onegin”
Cleveland Opera embarks on its 30th anniversary season with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s heartbreaking tale of unrequited love, “Eugene Onegin.” Performances are Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 29 at Playhouse Square Center’s State Theatre. For show times and ticket information, call (216) 241-6000.
12th Annual Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure
A brisk 8 a.m. run through downtown Oct. 8 will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, especially knowing that your exercise has helped raise more than $1 million for the research, education, screening and treatment of breast cancer. More than 20,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s event. The first 20,000 entrants will receive a voucher for a ticket to a Cleveland Cavaliers game and be entered into a prize drawing that includes gifts from Vita Mix and photo sittings from Clifford Norton Studios. To sign up, please visit www.neohiorace.org. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
Taste of the NFL
Score a touchdown off the field at the Taste of the NFL Cleveland Browns Celebrity Dinner, presented by MBNA’s “Party with a Purpose” Oct. 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy tastings from more than 20 area restaurants such as Flying Fig, Lockkeepers, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern, Pearl of the Orient, Morton’s and Three Birds while getting the inside info on Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Tickets are $150 and all proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Foodbank and the fight against hunger. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (216) 738-2046 or visit www.clevelandfoodbank.org. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
Old Arcade, New Message
The Old Arcade is looking for a new slogan. Submit your idea today at www.cleveland.com and you may win the grand prize of dinner at Vivo, limousine transportation for the evening, a gift certificate to Maxelle’s and a cruise on the yacht Majestic. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of the contest.
The 2005 Human Fund Party
Get ready for a night of Latin sounds at the Cuban carnival-themed 2005 Human Fund Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The party will feature Afro-Cuban jazz and cha-cha-cha by the Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Ensemble and Cleveland’s Roberto Ocasio’s Latin Jazz Project, as well as live and silent auctions, including a gallery of works by students in the Cleveland Municipal School District’s All-City Arts Program. Visit www.the-human-fund.org or call (440) 893-7529 ext.228 for more information. Cleveland Magazine is a sponsor of this event.
The Grand Opening Celebration for Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted
More than 300 people attended the opening of Bernie Moreno’s Mercedes-Benz dealership in North Olmsted Aug. 18. Live Latin music was the sound track as guests sampled Japanese hors d’oeuvres, sushi and dinner entrees from Shinto Restaurant in Strongsville and had their choice of drink from the full wine, martini and liquor bar. One guest won a $4,000 necklace from Royal Jewelers. Cleveland Magazine was a sponsor of this event.