In addition to the Waterloo Arts Fest happening this Saturday in the neighborhood in and around the Beachland Ballroom, there’s a second Cleveland-centric festival going on in the Gordon Square neighborhood on Detroit. Made in the 216 will feature local goods made in Cleveland, eats from local eateries and after party shows at the Happy Dog both Friday and Saturday night. Friday’s bill features Mystery of Two, The Dreadful Yawns and The Stereo Workers Union, while Saturday’s show will include performances by Hot Cha Cha, The Very Knees and JJ Magazine. More information on Made in the 216 can be found at the Room Service blog and by searching Made in the 216 on Facebook.
Now, about that Waterloo Arts Fest. Don’t forget I’ll be dj-ing with my good friend Jeff Sierputowski under our alter egos — Kid Flamingo and the 185th St. Shuffle — from 3:30 to 5:30 at Blue Arrow Records. Also, Melanie at Music Saves has put together the definitive guide to the Arts Fest which I’m copying and pasting below.
THE FEST BEGINS!!
Head straight to the Beachland so you have your choice of all the great wares at the ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FLEA MARKET (goes until 5pm)
DJ Gaw spinning at Blue Arrow Records
YO-YO Master Steve Brown performing in the street
Check out new Waterloo favorites The Lighthouse and the Whaler at the Beachland Tavern
The Helper T-Cells performing for kids of all ages on the Kids Stage
Miss Allisun spinning at Blue Arrow Records
Arte Povera at the Beachland Tavern Stage
Heelsplitter (americana) at the Sculpture Garden Stage
Go on an historic walk of the neighborhood with Councilman Michael Polensek (a HUGE Fest supporter!) and State Representative Kenny Yuko!
The Muttering Retreats at the Beachland Tavern Stage
Drive Time Radio w/Kid Flamingo and the 185th Street Shuffle DJ set at Blue Arrow Records (Bill from I ROCK CLEVELAND and Jeff, The “Outgoing” Mayor of Waterloo)
Picklefight Puppet Theater
(Leia from Afternoon Naps doing her puppet thang in the street)
The Modern Electric at the Beachland Tavern Stage
New phenoms getting a bunch of buzz!
DJ Lawrence Daniel Caswell spinning at Blue Arrow Records
Home and Garden at the Beachland Tavern Stage
Local legends includes members of Pere Ubu
Church of the Lazy B@stards (old school country) at the Sculpture Garden Stage
After Party in the Beachland Tavern!
$5 donation to Arts Collinwood gets you free food, a free drink, and a shot at great raffle prizes like a MUSIC SAVES gift certificate! DJs Chris Kulcsar and Tony Merritt will be the hosts for the evening, too!
After AFTER PARTIES – starting at 9pm
This is Cleveland (All the Stuff I See) closing party at Low Life Gallery hosted by our friend Justin aka Cleveland Bachelor. Arte Povera will DJ, and you will have a great time
Jonathan Richman and Vic Chesnutt at The Beachland Ballroom
Mr. Gnome at the Beachland Tavern
Waterloo Café Cocktail Party – Wind down with some drinks at our new neighborhood watering hole