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  • is so unmiserable it hurts.
  • is the city that sleeps just the right amount.
  • is plum happy to be here.
  • loves Taco Tuesdays.
  • is a bothsider.
  • bikes to work every day. Yes, even in winter.
  • doesn't get cold in winter, just awesome.
  • plays by the lake.
  • loves CLE Critical Mass.
  • would love to see a Euclid Beach Park rebirth.
  • can't get enough of one of the world's best orchestras.
  • = way rad.
  • has no grassy knoll (but some pretty incredible Metroparks).
  • loves plums.
  • wants a bratwurst from the West Side Market.
  • was made in 216. Really.
  • is so happy city enthusiasm has made the Cleveland Marathon a race to be reckoned with.
  • thinks the river caught fire just to get your attention.
  • appreciates enthusiasm.
  • hearts long walks on wholly underrated beaches.
  • will try Lake Erie surfing this fall.
  • would host the Olympics, but is a little busy right now.
  • would never be a free agent.
  • loves you too.
  • is home.
  • can't pick a best pizza because they're all pretty damned good.
  • enjoys having all four seasons.
  • plays outside in winter and summer.
  • rides a bike to work.
  • needs to visit A Christmas Story house (again) this year.
  • understands there's so much yet to do.
  • loves it here.
  • high-fives others who love it here too.
  • gets the veggie dog with chorizo chili.
  • enjoys rainy days at the art museum.
  • thinks Ian Hunter rocks as well.
  • believes in the power of innerburbs, uptowns and downtowns.
  • gets excited whenever How I Met Your Mother refers to Ted's NEO origins.
  • believes Liz Lemon actually does heart Cleveland as much as we do.
  • wouldn't mind the return of streetcars.
  • loves to travel the world and then come home to the best place in it.
  • owns, perhaps, too many shirts that mention a love for the city.
  • could probably make a killer plum pudding.
  • always knows which way is north.
  • is really pumped about Collinwood and Gordon Square going awesome.
  • likes to ride the bus all over town.
  • has so much to say.
  • should be in movies, don't you think?
  • will host a bread-pudding tour of Cleveland this fall.
  • has never been to a wig shop, but could tell you where to find one.
  • has a big lake as its backyard.
  • can totally swim to Canada.
  • kayaks the Cuyahoga.
  • wants to make you so freakin' unmiserable you cry. Happy tears.
  • loves Boston cream pie and plans to spark the revolution that changes its name.
  • feels a little too happy about Presti's bringing back doughnuts.
  • puts the eastside-westside battle aside.
  • crosses the river.
  • sees smart people.
  • has access to some pretty serious health care.
  • doesn't have to pretend getting ripped off on rent is OK.
  • loves architecture.
  • is home to an impressive collection of universities and other higher ed institutions.
  • digs a grid system.
  • loves all of NEO equally. Mostly.
  • thinks you choose to be happy (or not).
  • believes in the magic of a good bread pudding.
  • feels no shame in loving polka.
  • has been to the Cleveland-style Polka Hall of Fame.
  • hearts polkamaster DJ Kishka.

What to do, what to do...

Hullabaloo 2013 is Friday, Nov. 8 at the Screw Factory (13000 Athens Ave). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and the festivities shimmy through 1 a.m.

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If the Cleveland Cultural Gardens isn’t on your top-10 things to see in Cleveland, put it there. One of the most prideful parts of the garden is the annual Opera

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Each year the Burning River Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving and maintaining the vitality of our region's freshwater, celebrates our lifeblood with live music, education, fresh food and, well,

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The best weekend of the Cleveland year combines a world-class hyper-artistic parade, a stress-free ride across town, a discovery party in one of the city's cutest neighborhoods, plenty of food

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You'd think I'd suggest you just rest tonight, in prep for the major big deal that is Saturday's triumvirate of Cleveland weekend goodness. But, no. I say: power through, puppy!

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Cleveland Vegfest is Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Cleveland State University Student Center (East 22nd and Euclid Ave). It's a free event. Donations, nevertheless, are welcomed

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Saving Cities launches the Rust Belt Revival Tour with a two-day event, showcasing what's going on in Rust Belt cities. The agenda includes screenings of Detropia and Red, White and

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Quite fitting: it's a marathon string of springtime to-do's in Cleveland, just in time for Cleveland Marathon weekend. This week's Friday-through-Sunday agenda is brought to you — in large part

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The good word

Shop Shaker in a whole new way. Through Sunday, Dec. 15, stop by a host of Shaker shops and new pops in the Van Aken District! Pop-Up Shaker shops and

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Everyone you meet says you're one crafty mutha and you totally know a better way to do every DIY tutorial on Pinterest. Wouldn't you think it's about time to do

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On Friday, Sept. 20, do you plan on sitting in the street for an extended period of time? Or how about establishing your very own public park? Why not do

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Dee Jay Doc's hip-hop recording and urban gardening camp stops by the Cleveland Flea for a special performance. Listen to the songs below and check out videos of FRESH Camp's

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Cleveland Playlist

The Cleveland Playlist series take a hilarious turn this week. Stand-up comedian, Chucklefck comedy-show producer and eminent latino around Cleveland, Ramon Rivas II, shares a line-up of his favorite funny peeps —

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From throwbacks and thick beats to metal and bands-for-the-breakroom, admirably unmiserable Clevelander Steve Kowalski lists the records that remind you to never stop discovering CLE. Listen to his favorite local

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CLE Playlist series is back just in time for the holidays. First up: Gary "Holy" Barnes, emcee and beatmaker of Cleveland hip hop group KEYEL. Holy shares his favorite local

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From recording studios, to labels, to poster artists, to instrument manufacturers, Cleveland Kitchen's Jarrod Zickefoose believes everything a musician needs is right here in Northeast Ohio. Not to mention the

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Brandon Vulpitta admits he's not a musician; he's just a fan. His CLE playlist — including tunes by Cloud Nothings, HotChaCha, Herzog, JJ Magazine, Uno Lady and a few others

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Next in the Cleveland playlist series: Ryan Kelly, who plays drums in Seafair and has been in Cleveland bands Unsparing Sea, Novallos and Martha Dumptruck. He grew up listening to

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I was loving on some local music a few weeks ago when a few unmiserable Clevelanders suggested I share some local tunes. Instead of always giving you what's in my

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