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Issue Date: September 2004 Issue

The Agenda

A Top Gun Weekend

Whether it's the roar of an F-16 Fighting Falcon or the graceful dance of the U.S. Jet Acrobatic Team, the Cleveland National Air Show offers an action-packed Labor Day weekend at Burke Lakefront Airport. Kicking off the four-day event on Sept. 3 is the new Twilight Show, featuring aerial performances highlighting the art of pyrotechnics.

Presented by Discount Drug Mart and the Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the gate admission is $16 for adults, $14 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. Visit for more information.

Behind the Scenes

Forget the bars and go roof hopping at the Cleveland Theater District's fifth-annual Discovery Tour, "Take It From the Top," on Sept. 17. From the terrace level at the Wyndham to the free martini bar at the American National Group Building, the event showcases the district's charm and brings Cleveland's skyline up close and personal. A preview performance of Cirkus Inferno begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, foreshadowing the next day's Centerfest Open House Arts Festival, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. "Discovery Tour" tickets are $40 and are available through the Cleveland Theater District Development Corp. at (216) 348-7911 or at

Hungry? Meet us at Holy Rosary Church, where more than 40 Italian restaurants will bring you "A Taste of Little Italy" Sept. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. Silent and live auctions will feature items donated by area restaurants, businesses and galleries. The home winemakers competition, sponsored by Collinwood Juice Co., takes place Sept. 18. Tickets for "A Taste of Little Italy" are $60 in advance and $70 at the gate, with a complimentary subscription to Cleveland Magazine with each ticket purchase. The event is sponsored by Heinen's, the Italian American Cultural Foundation and Cleveland Magazine, and will benefit the Montessori School at Holy Rosary.

Wishful Thinking

Imagine your favorite Browns player waiting on your table at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center. Sound like a dream? The 10th-annual Celebrity Waiter event on Oct. 5 at

6 p.m. will bring you just that as local celebrities from radio and news, as well as professional athletes from the Browns, Barons and Cavaliers wait on your table. Tickets are $150 and proceeds will benefit the Northeast Ohio Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, call (216) 241-3670.

Here Comes the Bride

From the area's best reception sites to the most affordable spas, Cleveland Magazine's Bride To Be has it all. Pick up a copy on newsstands throughout Northeast Ohio, including all Borders Books & Music locations or at a Bride To Be booth at bridal shows this season, including Great Lakes Mall on Sept. 11 and 12 and Westfield Shoppingtown Great Northern on Oct. 2 and 3. Visit for more information.

Circle Fun

When the leaves start changing color, scarecrows crop up. More than two-dozen creative scarecrows will make an appearance at University Circle just in time for the annual "Fall for the Circle" event, which runs Oct. 6 through 10. Wade Oval will have free activities and host a smorgasbord of food from area restaurants on Friday and Saturday. Throughout the five days, there will be live music, exhibits and hands-on activities. For more information, visit or call (216) 707-5033.

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