ad-welcomeBy Outlook Ohio

Sporting events, worship services, parties, drag shows, stage performances, seminars, celebs.

It’s all going on over the next week as part of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron.

Here’s everything we know of. And we’ll be adding more as the week goes on. To add your events, please contact Erin McCalla at erin@outlookmedia.com

Blue = Sports / Orange = Events / Pink = Bars / Green = Arts/Entertainment / Red = Parties 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Souls A’Fire IV: Black Queer Theology Conference @ Mt. Zion Congregational Church, 10723 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, 44106; 510.849.8206; clgs.org/events/souls-fire-4: Presenters include Darnell Fennel of the Pacific School of Religion, the Rev. Kyndra Danyelle Frazier of Columbia University, the Rev. Gwen Thomas of Victory for the World Church in Atlanta, and the Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Sadler Jr. of Union Presbyterian Seminary. The three-day conference on African-American culture, the church and LGBTQ identity is hosted by the African-American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. 8a-5p; $75-$175 for all three days.

Rainbow Memorial Run @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Plaza, 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, 44114: The event pays tribute to the memory of artist Keith Haring, lesbian activist Rikki Streicher and Gay Games founder Tom Waddell. 8:30a; free.

National Conference on LGBTI Health Research @ Baldwin Wallace University Center for Innovation & Growth, 340 Front St, Berea, 44017; Eventbrite: LGBTI Health Research: The public is invited to the three-day conference (it starts Aug 7) designed to raise the visibility of LGBT health issues. 9:30a-2p; free.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Greg Louganis @ City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave, No. 200, Cleveland, 44114; 216.621.0082; cityclub.org: Twenty years ago, Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis came out at the Gay Games. He’s returning for this year’s Opening Ceremonies and this lunchtime talk entitled, “The Power of Embracing Difference.” Noon; $25 ($15 for City Club members).

Drink and Dazzle @ State Theatre, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: The North Coast Men’s Chorus performs in the State Theatre lobby, and your Gay Games hosts offer complimentary champagne as a welcome to Northeast Ohio. 3p-6p; cash bar.

Participant Pre-Party @ Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, 44115: The pre-party also serves as a gathering point for the Opening Ceremonies’ parade of participants. 4p-6p; participants only.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Community AIDS Network Annual Benefit @ Tear-Ez, 360 S Main St, Akron, 44311; 330.376.0011; tear-ez.com: 6p; no cover.

Opening Cermonies @ Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, 44115: Lance Bass hosts a lineup that includes the Pointer Sisters, Alex Newell of Glee, Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and diving legend Greg Louganis. 7p-10:30p; $20-$75.

Hal Sparks @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The Queer As Folk star performs standup comedy. 7p and 9:30p; $18-$23.

Gay Games Welcome Party @ Prodigy Lounge, 3400 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 216.832.7235; FB: Prodigy Lounge: VIP includes open bar. There’s also a complimentary shuttle service. 8p; $10; $25 VIP.

Amazons and Their Men @ Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, 44113; 216.687.0074; convergence-continuum.org: Convergence-Continuum theater company presents the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison’s darkly comedic look at the circumstances of gay artists in 1930s Berlin. 8p; $10-$15.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding @Greystone Theatre, 103 S High St, Akron, 44308; 330.374.7568; actorssummit.org: David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff’s musical comedy, presented by Actors’ Summit, is based on Hein’s experience when his mother and her girlfriend plan their wedding during Canada’s fight for marriage equality. 8p; $10-$33.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl @ Balch Street Theatre, 220 S Balch St, Akron, 44302; 330.867.3299; nwplab.com: Akron’s New World Performance Laboratory stages Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel. 8p; $10-$15.

Gay Games Champions Opening Ceremony After-Party @ The Bank, 200 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44114: FB The Bank Nightclub – Cleveland: Order tickets at ticketfly.com/purchase/event/640865?utm_medium=bks. DJ/producer Erez Ben Ishay spins. 9p-3a; $30 advance and $40 at door.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ Michael Fedele. 9p-3a; free.

United We Dance @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: Ashley Andrews hosts a night of male dancers with DJ Doug Strong. No cover. No starting time listed, but club opens at 3p.

The Player’s Ball @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: MVP Dance Party with DJ Manny Lehman. 9p; $10 before 11p, $15 after 11p for 21+, $20 for ages 18-20.

Neon Party @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: Varietease, Pepper Mashay, Kari Nickels and a cast of queens. 21+. 9p; no ticket info available.

Movie: To Be Takei @ The Nightlight, 30 N High St, Akron, 44308; 330.252.5782; nightlightcinema.com: The documentary about the Star Trek actor and LGBT activist will show five times during Gay Games week. 5p and 9:30p; $8.50.

Let the Gaymes Begin! @ Vibe, 11633 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, 44111; 216.476.1970; vibecleveland.com: 9p-2:30a.

David B. Cook Memorial CANAPI Fundraiser @ Tear-Ez, 360 S Main St, Akron, 44311; 330.252.1559; canapi.org: The first of two nights of entertainment, a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the Community AIDS Network/ Akron Pride Initiative’s programs. 10p.

Pool Tournament @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Weekly contest. 10p-midnight; no cover.

Coors Light Boys/Variety Show @ Adams Street Bar, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: With special guest Andre. 21+. 11p-1a; no cover.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Triathlon @ Voinovich Park, E 9th Street Pier, E 9th Street, Cleveland, 44114; 7a; free.

Gay Games Service @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral: The Rt. Rev. Martín De Jesús Barahona, Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador will preach. 8a, 10a; free.

Lake Erie Open Water Swim @ Edgewater Park, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: 8a-11:30a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Rowing @ Cleveland Metroparks Rivergate Park, 1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, 44113: 8a-4p; free.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Volleyball @ Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 8a-6p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Powerlifting @ Old School Iron Gym, 5139 W 140th St, Brook Park, 44142: 9a-5p; free.

Rodeo @ Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, 44278: 9a-5p; $15.

The Rev. Ray Bagnuolo @ Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.241.6145; oldstonechurch.org: Bagnuolo is an openly gay minister and head of That All May Freely Serve, a progressive movement within the Presbyterian church. 10a-Noon

Big Bloody Mary Brunch @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com: Nhojj, an out singer whose style covers jazz and reggae, will perform. 10:30a; $20.

Human Rights Campaign Brunch @ Red Space, 2400 Superior Ave, Cleveland, 44114; FB: Human Rights Campaign Cleveland: The official brunch of the Gay Games will feature food from the Caribbean and Central and South America. 11a-2p; $25 ($40 VIP).

Souls A’Fire IV: Black Queer Theology Conference @ Mt. Zion Congregational Church, 10723 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, 44106; 510.849.8206; clgs.org/events/souls-fire-4: The three-day conference on African-American culture, the church and LGBTQ identity concludes with a worship service and reception. It’s hosted by the African-American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. 11a-1p; $75-$175 for all three days.

Sunday Brunch & Broadway Showtunes @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: 11a-4p; no cover.

Gay Gospel Worship Celebration @ Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, 44115; 216. 736.2100; FB: Amistad Chapel: Billed as “a TOTALLY open and  unapologetically inclusive communion,” the service will include a blessing of athletes and music by Charlene Moore, musical director for the Weather Girls. Noon-1:15p.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. Noon-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Big Bloody Mary Brunch @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com: Lesbian singer-songwriter Anne E. DeChant will perform. 10:30a; $20.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: Noon-6p; free.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding @ Greystone Theatre, 103 S High St, Akron, 44308; 330.374.7568; actorssummit.org: David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff’s musical comedy, presented by Actors’ Summit, is based on Hein’s experience when his mother and her girlfriend plan their wedding during Canada’s fight for marriage equality. 2p; $10-$33.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl @ Balch Street Theatre, 220 S Balch St, Akron, 44302; 330.867.3299; nwplab.com: Akron’s New World Performance Laboratory stages Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel. 2p; $10-$15.

I Am What I Am: Gays, Lesbians and the American Musical @ Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44102; 216.631.2727; musicaltheaterproject.org: From Cole Porter to Kinky Boots, this multi-media concert celebrates our community’s long love affair with musical theater. 2p; $25-$28.

Bowling @ Game of Wickliffe, 28801 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, 44092: 2p-5p and 7p-10p; free.

Dancin’ @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199; 216.357.3131; aidstaskforce.org: For 30 years, Cleveland’s Dancin’ in the Streets party has raised money for HIV/AIDS services in the area. This year’s party is part of the Gay Games and features New York DJ/producer Joe Gauthreaux, local DJs Saint and Glisten and surprise performances throughout the day. 2p-midnight; free, but please donate something.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: Entertainment, activities, food, drinks, merchandise, recognition of medal winners and pin-swapping. 2p-midnight; free.

Cleveland Gladiators vs. Orlando Predators @ Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, 44115; 216.420.2222; clevelandgladiators.com/playoffs: Cleveland’s Arena Football League team plays in the conference championship, and Gay Games participants can save more than half on select tickets. Stay afterward for a post-game party. 3p; $10-$137.

An Evening With Lillian Baxter @ Night Town, 12387 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, 44106; 216-795-0550; lgbtcleveland.org/gg9-events.html: John Vessels is Lillian Baxter, Hollywood’s favorite has-been, in this one-man comedy/musical/memoir. All shows benefit the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. 3p and 7p; $20.

Barnyard Blowout @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: Country music all night long with male dancers and DJ Doug Strong. 3p; no cover.

Kari-Oke @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: With host Kari Nickels. 4p-8p; no cover.

Medal Winners Recognition @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: The days’ winners are honored.

Trans Pride Party @ The Velvet Dog, 1280 W 6th St, Cleveland, 44113; 330.240.1600; transactivist@sbcglobal.net: Meet trans and gender-queer people from all over the world. Everyone 21+ is welcome. 6p-9p.

 

Hot Cowboy Night @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Unicorn Motorcycle Club hosts this event to raise money for charity. There’s a cowboy duds contest at 8. 7p; $2 donation requested.

 

Sisters at Sea Cruise @ Good Time III, East 9th Street Pier, Cleveland, 44114; rocknrollcitysisters.org: The Rock N Roll City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosts a cruise on Lake Erie. 7p; $25.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5p-6p and 8p-9p.

Betty Who @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Late Night DJ: RSVP online to see a free performance by the Australian singer. 5p; free with RSVP.

Community AIDS Network Annual Benefit @ Tear-Ez, 360 S Main St, Akron, 44311; 330.376.0011; tear-ez.com: 6p; no cover.

Hal Sparks @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The Queer As Folk star performs standup comedy. 7p; $18-$23.

I Am What I Am: Gays, Lesbians and the American Musical @ Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44102; 216.631.2727; musicaltheaterproject.org: The second show (see above for descripition) also includes post-show karaoke and a cocktail. 7p; $40.

Smooth Jazz @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: 8p-11p; no cover.

Ladies Night @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: The last three winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race all in one show: Bianca Del Rio, Jinkx Monsoon and Sharon Needles share the outdoor stage. 21+. 8p; door sales only, but ticket prices not yet announced.

Hot in Cleveland Casino Night @ Horseshoe Casino, 100 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.297.4777; horseshoecleveland.com: A DJ will spin in Legends Bar on the first floor, and a band will play in Vintage 51 on the second floor. 8p-1a; free.

Wild West Rodeo Dance @ Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, 44278: 8p-1a; $10.

Mr. and Miss GB Ohio Pageant @ Prodigy Lounge, 3400 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 216.832.7235; FB: Prodigy Lounge: A pageant for male entertainers and female impersonators. 8p; $

 

Drag Show @ Tear-Ez, 360 S Main St, Akron, 44311; 330.376.0011; tear-ez.com: Featuring Brooke Daniels. 9p; no cover.

Sinful Sunday Male Review @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: Special guest Xaviar Ryn. Reds Apple Boys perform 11p-1a. 21+. 9p-1a; no cover.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ MisterBradleyP. 9p-3a; free.

Film: Regarding Susan Sontag @ The Nightlight Cinema, 30 N High St, Akron, 44308; 330.252.5782; nightlightcinema.com: A documentary portrait of the 20th century thinker. 7p; $8.50;

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

Martial Arts @ John S Knight Center, 77 E Mill St, Akron, 44308; times not announced; free.

Sailing @ Edgewater Yacht Club, 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: times not announced; free.

Golf @ Firestone Country Club, 452 E Warner Rd, Akron, 44319: 8a; free.

Track and Field/Morning Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Badminton @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-4p; free.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Ice Hockey @ OBM Arena, 15381 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, 44136: 8a-6p; free.

Racquetball @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-6p; free.

Volleyball @ Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 8a-6p; free.

Soccer @ Copley Road Soccer Complex, 1806 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320; 8a-7p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Softball @ Cascade Valley Metro Park, 1690 Cuyahoga St, Akron, 44313; Colonial Salt Field, 400 W Wilbeth Rd, Akron, 44314; Firestone Stadium, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301; and Pony Field, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301: 9a; free.

Rodeo @ Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, 44278: 9a-5p; $15.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 9a-6p; free.

Rock Climbing @ Kendall Cliffs Climbing Gym, 60 Kendall Park Rd, Peninsula, 44264: 10a-4p; free.

Track and Field/Afternoon Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 1p-6p; free.

Billiards @ Dave & Busters, 25735 1st St, Westlake, 44145: 9a-noon and 1p-9p; free.

Bowling @ Game of Wickliffe, 28801 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, 44092: 9a-noon, 2p-5p and 7p-10p; free.

Darts @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 9a-6p; free.

Water Polo @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Natatorium, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 2p-9p; free.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx hosts; JD Samson and MEN performs. Plus entertainment, activities, food, drinks, merchandise, recognition of medal winners and pin-swapping. 4p-11p; free.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Steak Roast @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Dinner includes a ribeye cooked to order, salad, baked potato, rolls and a side dish. You need to buy your tickets at the bar, though, by Sunday. 5:30p-8:30p; $15.

Cheer @ Cleveland Music Hall, 500 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 6p-9p; free.

Diving @ Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 6p-9p; free.

10K Road Race @ Mustill Store Trailhead, W North St, Akron, OH 44304: 7p; free.

An Evening With Lillian Baxter @ Night Town, 12387 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, 44106; 216-795-0550; lgbtcleveland.org/gg9-events.html: John Vessels is Lillian Baxter, Hollywood’s favorite has-been, in this one-man comedy/musical/memoir. All shows benefit the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. 7p; $20.

Interfaith Service @ Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; 216.771.3630; trinitycleveland.org: The LGBT-affirming Episcopal church hosts a service focused on global solidarity in the fight for human rights. 7p; free.

White Party @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, 1231 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.479.7717; FB: Official Gay Games 9 White Party: Boy George headlines for a DJ set, with guests Marc Vedo and Evan Evolution. 7p-midnight; $50-$60 ($250 VIP package includes a two-hour Nautica Queen cruise with open bar).

Rodeo Awards Ceremony @ Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E Howe Rd, Tallmadge, 44278: 8p.

Erin Foley @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The lesbian comic has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately and Comedy Central. 8p; $15-$20.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ MisterBradleyP. 9p-3a; free.

Hip Hop Monday @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: Hosted by Ashley Andrews with DJ Scoob. No cover.

Bianca Del Rio @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: The Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race will perform a one-woman show. Ashley Andrews will host. No cover.

Drag Hollywood Gayme Night with Morgan McMichaels and BenDeLaCreme @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: If you like Snatch Game on RuPaul, you’ll love this show. Also starring Mandy Merlot as the Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, Jennifer Warner as Cher and Rosario Garcia. 9p; $10 before 8p, $15 after 8p,$20 for ages 18-20.

White Party After Party @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: Shuttles will take people from Jacobs Pavilion to Bounce. 21+. 9p; no ticket info available.

Miller Lite Golf Party @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: 21+. 11p-1a.

Whiter Party After Party @ Prodigy Lounge, 3400 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 216.832.7235; FB: Prodigy Lounge: Go-go boys and Stoli models, one free drink with Gay Games ticket stub. Free shuttle service. 11p-4a.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Martial Arts @ John S Knight Center, 77 E Mill St, Akron, 44308; times not announced; free.

Sailing @ Edgewater Yacht Club, 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: times not announced; free.

Golf @ Firestone Country Club, 452 E Warner Rd, Akron, 44319: 8a; free.

Track and Field/Morning Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Badminton @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-4p; free.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Wrestling @ Case Western University’s Horsburgh Gymnasium. 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-5p; free.

Ice Hockey @ OBM Arena, 15381 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, 44136: 8a-6p; free.

Racquetball @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-6p; free.

Volleyball @ Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 8a-6p; free.

Soccer @ Copley Road Soccer Complex, 1806 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320; 8a-7p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Softball @ Cascade Valley Metro Park, 1690 Cuyahoga St, Akron, 44313; Colonial Salt Field, 400 W Wilbeth Rd, Akron, 44314; Firestone Stadium, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301; and Pony Field, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301: 9a; free.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 9a-6p; free.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Track and Field/Afternoon Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 1p-6p; free.

Billiards @ Dave & Busters, 25735 1st St, Westlake, 44145: 9a-noon and 1p-9p; free.

Bodybuilding @ Cleveland Music Hall, 500 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 9a preliminaries and 7p finals; $10 for morning session, $20 for finals or $25 for both ($35 for reserved seats).

Bowling @ Game of Wickliffe, 28801 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, 44092: 9a-noon, 2p-5p and 7p-10p; free.

Cycling/Circuit Road Race @ Chippewa Creek Road Race Course at the Cleveland Metroparks’ Brecksville Reservation, 9000 Chippewa Creek Dr, Brecksville, 44141: 9a; free.

Darts @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 9a-6p; free.

Figure Skating @ Serpentini Arena, 14740 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Lakewood, 44107: 9a-5p; $25 for a two-day pass.

Rock Climbing @ Kendall Cliffs Climbing Gym, 60 Kendall Park Rd, Peninsula, 44264: 10a-4p; free.

DanceSport/Day Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 10a-5p; $20-$35 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Water Polo @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Natatorium, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 2p-9p; free.

Queer Christians: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future @ Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, 44115; 216. 736.2100; FB: Amistad Chapel: Speakers at the queer symposium and worship service include RW (Obie) Holmen, author of Queer Clergy; J Bennett Guess, executive minister, United Church of Christ; Andy Lang, director, UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns; the Very Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland; the Rev. Don King, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Cleveland Heights; Tricia Dykers Koenig, national organizer for the Covenant Network of Presbyterians; and Dr. Kenneth W Chalker, pastor of the University Circle United Methodist Church. 2:30p-5p.

Big Gay Happy Hour @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com:4p-6p.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx hosts; Bright Light Bright Light performs. Plus entertainment, activities, food, drinks, merchandise, recognition of medal winners and pin-swapping. 4p-11p; free.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Medal Winners Recognition @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: The days’ winners are honored. 6p.

Cornhole Extreme @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: It’s an Ohio thing… 6p-8p; free.

Diving @ Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 6p-9p; free.

Cleveland Indians vs Arizona Diamondbacks @ Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.420.4487; indians.com: It’s Gay Games Night at the ballpark, and seats are in the Terrace Club, a restaurant within the stadium. Look for the “Select Group Nights” page under the Tickets on the team’s website, and enter GG9 for the Gay Games offer. 7p; $57.

United States Tennis Association Welcome Reception @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Gold Ballroom, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; glta.net: Join the USTA and Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance for drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a showing of Queens at Court, a documentary about four LGBT tennis players. 7p-9p; free.

Cruise Cleveland @ Goodtime III, 825 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114; 216.651.5428; lgbtcleveland.org: It’s the three-hour tour on Lake Erie for 400 people. Take in views of the Cleveland skyline as a DJ spins. (There’s also a cash bar.) 7p-10p; $25.

DanceSport/Evening Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 7p-11p; $15-$25 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Rock the Block Street Fest @ W 6th Street, Cleveland, 44113; wanttickets.com/tru: A Warehouse District block party features the Chainsmokers, Corporate Slackrs, Mimo and Donkis. 7p-midnight; $10-$20.

Gay Games 9 Team Band @ the State Theatre, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: More than 120 musicians have come together just for the week and will perform a concert titled, “Personal Best.” Stay afterward for a party in the lobby with cash bar. 7:30p; $30 ($48 for both band and Aug 13 choral concert).

Erin Foley @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The lesbian comic has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately and Comedy Central. 8p; $15-$20.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ Michael Fedele. 9p-3a; free.

Drag Hollywood Game Night @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: BenDeLaCreme from RuPaul’s Drag Race will host a night of performers dressed as favorite Hollywood celebrities. 9p; $10 before 11p, $15 after 11p for 21+, $20 for ages 18-20.

Film: Regarding Susan Sontag @ The Nightlight Cinema, 30 N High St, Akron, 44308; 330.252.5782; nightlightcinema.com: A documentary portrait of the 20th century thinker. 9:30p; $8.50.

Trivia Contest @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: 9:30p-10:30p.

Twisted Tuesday Drag Show @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: 21+. 11:30p; no cover.

Rodeo Wrap-Up @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: Free cookout; shows hosted by Ashley Andrews. DJ Doug Strong spins.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Sailing @ Edgewater Yacht Club, 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: times not announced; free.

Track and Field/Morning Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Game Change: LGBTQ Issues in Sports @ University of Akron Student Union, 303 Carroll St, Akron, 44325; 330.252.1559; canapi.org/specifications.aspx: The daylong conference will explore issues of sexual orientation and gender identity in 21st century sports and culture. 8a-5p; $20.

Beach Volleyball @ Whiskey Island’s Wendy Park, 28000 Whiskey Island Drive, Cleveland, 44102: 8a-5p; free.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Wrestling @ Case Western University’s Horsburgh Gymnasium. 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-5p; free.

Ice Hockey @ OBM Arena, 15381 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, 44136: 8a-6p; free.

Squash @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-6p; free.

Volleyball @ Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 8a-6p; free.

Flag Football @ Barton-Bradley Recreation Field, 30651 Bradley Rd, North Olmsted, 44070: 8a-7p; free.

Soccer @ Copley Road Soccer Complex, 1806 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320; 8a-7p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Softball @ Cascade Valley Metro Park, 1690 Cuyahoga St, Akron, 44313; Colonial Salt Field, 400 W Wilbeth Rd, Akron, 44314; Firestone Stadium, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301; and Pony Field, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301: 9a; free.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 9a-6p; free.

Darts @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 9a-6p; free.

Figure Skating @ Serpentini Arena, 14740 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Lakewood, 44107: 9a-5p; $25 for a two-day pass.

Cycling/Mountain Biking @ Mill Stream Run Reservation, Strongsville, 44136: 10a; free.

Cleveland Out and About Gay Games Hike @ the Flats, Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44114; clevelandoutandabout.org: The LGBT hiking club hosts locals and visitors on a four-mile walk through the Flats. Meet at the doors to the Convention Center; the hike will follow the new all-purpose trail and come back through Public Square. 10a.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Bowling @ Game of Wickliffe, 28801 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, 44092: 10a-1p and 3p-6p; free.

DanceSport/Day Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 10a-5p; $20-$35 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Water Polo @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Natatorium, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 10a-5p; free.

Track and Field/Afternoon Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 1p-6p; free.

Big Gay Happy Hour @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com:4p-6p.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx hosts; Jenny Owen Youngs performs. Plus entertainment, activities, food, drinks and merchandise. 4p-11p; free.

College ID Night @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: 5p-2:30a; no cover.

Music in the Meadow @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, 44264; 330.657.2909; conservancyforcvnp.org: A special Gay Games edition of the summer music series features Tylan & Ingrid and the Laura Love Duo, plus a locally sourced dinner and drinks. 5:30p-9:30p; $75-$95 (the latter includes transportation).

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Medal Winners Recognition @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: The days’ winners are honored.

Sports Without Balls @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: Comic and sports fan Erin Foley hosts a live version of her weekly podcast with special guests Fortune Feimster and women participants in the Gay Games. 6p; $10.

DanceSport/Evening Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 7p-11p; $15-$25 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Out on the Town Tour @ Nautica Queen, 400 E Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.369.9399; FB: Discover My Cleveland Cruise After Party: Take an open-bar cruise on Lake Erie, enjoy dinner and dancing, and then return for an after-party at Bounce, Cleveland’s biggest LGBT nightclub. 7p-2a; $129.

The Big Cleveland Sing @ the State Theatre, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: More than 400 singers from the Gay Games Chorus, Cleveland’s North Coast Men’s Chorus and other groups join together. Stick around for the party afterward. 7:30p; $30 ($48 for both band and Aug 12 band concert).

Pink Flamingo @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: When the swimming competition ends, it’s a Gay Games tradition for the teams to host a drag show in the water. 7:30p; $30.

Judah LeBlang @ the Masonic Center, 3615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland; 44115; paccleveland.com: The gay writer and Cleveland native tells stories of growing up in the ’70s and becoming middle-aged in the 2010s. $12 advance; $15 at the door.

Fortune Feimster @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The lesbian comic and Chelsea Lately regular performs standup. 8p; $18-$23.

Victory Party for Women @ the Velvet Dog, 1280 W 6th St, Cleveland, 44113; 1.888.923.4624; thedinah.com: The Dinah, the world’s biggest lesbian event, is coming to Cleveland to host the official Gay Games women’s party. It features DJ Citizen Jane, a live performance by Robin S, go-go dancers and dancing on three floors. 8p; $25-$50 (VIP).

Del Shores: My Sordid Best @ Highland Theater, 826 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.253.2488; FB: Del Shores – Live at the Highland: The creator of the gay cult classic Sordid Lives brings his best stories to Akron’s gayborhood. There’s also a meet-and-greet afterward. 8p; $25-$35 (VIP).

It’s a Love In! @ Vision Yoga & Wellness, 1861 W 25th St, Cleveland, 44113; 216.348.1111; visionyoga.net: Chanting, meditation and good vibes for the Gay Games. 8:15p-9:15p; donations welcome.

Official Gay Games Black Party @ House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.523.2583; houseofblues.com/cleveland/blackparty: DJ Honey Dijon headlines with DJ Saint. 18+. $15 for Gay Games participants and $25 at the door ($35 for passes to Black and Gold parties).

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ Rob Black. 9p-3a; free.

Film: Regarding Susan Sontag @ The Nightlight Cinema, 30 N High St, Akron, 44308; 330.252.5782; nightlightcinema.com: A documentary portrait of the 20th century thinker. 7p; $8.50. 

Double the Muscle Party @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Muscle-men dancers and full grill menu. 8p.

 

Karaoke @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: Let your inner diva out with KJ Gina. 10p; no cover.

Coors Light Soccer Party @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: 21+. 11p-1a.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sailing @ Edgewater Yacht Club, 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: times not announced; free.

5K Road Race @ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 44109: 7a; free.

Track and Field/Morning Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Beach Volleyball @ Whiskey Island’s Wendy Park, 28000 Whiskey Island Drive, Cleveland, 44102: 8a-5p; free.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Table Tennis @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-5p; free.

Ice Hockey @ OBM Arena, 15381 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, 44136: 8a-6p; free.

Squash @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-6p; free.

Flag Football @ Barton-Bradley Recreation Field, 30651 Bradley Rd, North Olmsted, 44070: 8a-7p; free.

Soccer @ Copley Road Soccer Complex, 1806 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320; 8a-7p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Cycling/Individual and Team Time Trial @ Rocky River Reservation, Cleveland, 44135: 9a; free.

Softball @ Cascade Valley Metro Park, 1690 Cuyahoga St, Akron, 44313; Colonial Salt Field, 400 W Wilbeth Rd, Akron, 44314; Firestone Stadium, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301; and Pony Field, 1575 Firestone Pkwy, Akron, 44301: 9a; free.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 9a-6p; free.

Darts @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 9a-6p; free.

Brunch With Del Shores @ 48 Grand Ave, Akron, 44303; 330.858.7870 or 330.867.6699; FB: Brunch With Del Shores: A fundraiser to benefit Akron’s Teen Pride Network features Del Shores, the creator of the gay cult classic, Sordid Lives, who will be in Ohio for the Gay Games. Call ahead to RSVP and make your donation. 9:30a-noon; $50.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Water Polo @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Natatorium, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 10a-5p; free.

Bowling @ Game of Wickliffe, 28801 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, 44092: 10a-1p and 3p-6p; free.

DanceSport/Day Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 10a-5p; $20-$35 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Flair Fest @ Main Street in Downtown Akron, 44308; 330.374.7676; downtownakron.com: The daylong festival features a juried art show, food and entertainment. 11:30a; free.

Pipe & Cigar Smokers Soiree @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Weekly event. Noon-midnight; no cover.

Track and Field/Afternoon Session @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 1p-6p; free.

Big Gay Happy Hour @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com:4p-6p.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx hosts; Detox and Le1f perform. Plus entertainment, activities, food, drinks, merchandise, recognition of medal winners and pin-swapping. 4p-11p; free.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Indigo Girls @ Lock 3, 200 S Main St, Akron, 44308; 330.375.2877; lock3live.com: The legendary duo performs at Flair Fest with the Anne E DeChant Trio and Hanna Thomas. 5:30p; $10.

Medal Winners Recognition @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: The days’ winners are honored. 6p

Chi Chi LaRue’s Pleasure Island @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: A rooftop dance and pool party featuring porn stars and Chi Chi LaRue. 7p-2:30a; Cover charge TBA.

Katy Perry @ Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, 44115; 1.888.894.9424; theqarena.com: She’s not technically in town for the Gay Games, but she’ll couldn’t have picked a better time to play Cleveland. 7p; $29.50-$103.50.

Bear Party @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: Arktos Bears of Akron hosts. There’s a tailgate menu and drink specials. Wear your sports gear. 7p.

Figure Skating Champions Exhibition @ Serpentini Arena, 14740 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Lakewood, 44107: 7p-10p; $25.

DanceSport/Evening Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 7p-11p; $15-$25 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Fortune Feimster @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The lesbian comic and Chelsea Lately regular performs standup. 7:30p and 9:30p; $18-$23.

Bad Girls Club @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: “Thursdays are a drag” at Interbelt Night Club. No cover.

Amazons and Their Men @ Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, 44113; 216.687.0074; convergence-continuum.org: Convergence-Continuum theater company presents the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison’s darkly comedic look at the circumstances of gay artists in 1930s Berlin. 8p; $10-$15.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding @ Greystone Theatre, 103 S High St, Akron, 44308; 330.374.7568; actorssummit.org: David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff’s musical comedy, presented by Actors’ Summit, is based on Hein’s experience when his mother and her girlfriend plan their wedding during Canada’s fight for marriage equality. 8p; $10-$33.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl @ Balch Street Theatre, 220 S Balch St, Akron, 44302; 330.867.3299; nwplab.com: Akron’s New World Performance Laboratory stages Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel. 8p; $10-$15.

FantAsia @ Asia Town Center, 3820 Superior Ave, Cleveland, 44114; afcleveland.org: Gathering hosted by Asians & Friends Cleveland, an LGBT social group. Register at eventbrite.com. 8p-11:30p; free for members Gay Games participants, $5 for others.

Official Gay Games Gold Party @ House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.523.2583; houseofblues.com/cleveland/goldparty: Featuring DJ Tony Moran and Robin Harris. 9p; $15 for Gay Games participants and $25 at the door ($35 for passes to Black and Gold parties).

My Big Funny Peter @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com/mybigfunnypeter.com: Comedian Peter C Bisuito is the world’s only gay bodybuilding comedian, and he’ll perform one night only. 9p; no ticket info available.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ Michael Fedele. 9p-3a; free.

Recharge on the Rooftop @ the Velvet Dog, 1280 W 6th St, Cleveland, 44113; FB: Recharge on the Rooftop GG9 Style: Overflow for this party is inside the club. It’s sponsored by gayprinters.com and features DJ Rob Sherwood. 9p-3a; free (just join on Facebook).

Film: Regarding Susan Sontag @ The Nightlight Cinema, 30 N High St, Akron, 44308; 330.252.5782; nightlightcinema.com: A documentary portrait of the 20th century thinker. 9:30p; $8.50. 

Drag Bingo @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: 10:30p.

Miller Lite Softball Party @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: 21+. 11p-1a.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Sailing @ Edgewater Yacht Club, 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, 44102: times not announced; free.

Track and Field @ University of Akron Lee R Jackson Track and Field Complex, 315 S Union St, Akron, 44304: 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 8a-5p; free.

Table Tennis @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Center, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 8a-5p; free.

Ice Hockey @ OBM Arena, 15381 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, 44136: 8a-6p; free.

Flag Football @ Barton-Bradley Recreation Field, 30651 Bradley Rd, North Olmsted, 44070: 8a-7p; free.

Soccer @ Copley Road Soccer Complex, 1806 Copley Rd, Akron, 44320; 8a-7p; free.

Tennis @ Cleveland State University’s Malaga Complex, E 21st Street and Chester Avenue, Cleveland, 44115; Highland Heights Community Park, 5905 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, 44143; Mayfield Village Racquet Club, 6685 Beta Dr, Mayfield Village, 44143; and Cleveland Racquet Club, 29825 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, 44124: 8a-8p; free.

Basketball @ Cleveland State University’s Woodling Gymnasium and Recreation Center, 2420 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 9a-6p; free.

Darts @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 9a-6p; free.

DanceSport/Day Session @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: 10a-5p; $20-$35 for one-day pass or $80-$110 for four-day pass.

Water Polo @ Case Western Reserve University’s Veale Natatorium, 2138 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, 44106: 10a-5p; free.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Big Gay Happy Hour @ Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.242.1250; musicboxcle.com:4p-6p.

G2H2 @ Gay Games Festival Village, Mall C, Cleveland, 44114; g2h2.com: The monthly mix and mingle moves to the Gay Games’ Festival Village, where Ana Matronic is the night’s headliner. Admission to the village is free. 4p-11:30p.

Festival Village @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favorite Pandora Boxx hosts; Ana Matronic performs. Plus entertainment, activities, food, drinks, merchandise, recognition of medal winners and pin-swapping. 4p-midnight; free.

Shabbat Picnic Dinner/Rock My Soul Shabbat Under the Stars Service @ Temple-Tifereth Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood, 44122; 216.455.1703; ttti.org: Gay Games participants and their families are invited to an annual tradition. Call to RSVP and arrange transportation. 5:30p; $5-$10 for those who aren’t participating in the Gay Games.

Gay Games Happy Hour @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games Happy Hours: Nightly entertainment. 5:30p-8:30p.

Medal Winners Recognition @ Festival Village, Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: The days’ winners are honored. 6p.

Synchronized Swimming @ Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, 2451 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115: 6p-10p; free.

El Gran Baile Blanco @ Hispanic Alliance, 3110 W 25th St, Cleveland, 44109; 216.661.4249; hispanicalliance.cominc: Free admission to a party in the heart of La Villa Hispana. 6p-11p.

DanceSport Gala @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113: The week’s winners in each advanced-level division perform one last time. 7p; $25.

Summer Groove @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: Co-ed rooftop dance and pool party featuring DJ Tracy Young and drag group DWV. 7p; $20.

Summer@Severance @ Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44106; 216.231.1111; clevelandorchestra.com: The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Festival Chorus perform Beethoven’s Overture to Prometheus, Symphony No. 4 and Choral Fantasy. 7p; $23-$85 (use code GG9SSEV for half off).

Classic Patio Dance Party @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: DJ Doug spins a classic dance mix. 8p.

 

Amazons and Their Men @ Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, 44113; 216.687.0074; convergence-continuum.org: Convergence-Continuum theater company presents the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison’s darkly comedic look at the circumstances of gay artists in 1930s Berlin. 8p; $10-$15.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding @ Greystone Theatre, 103 S High St, Akron, 44308; 330.374.7568; actorssummit.org: David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff’s musical comedy, presented by Actors’ Summit, is based on Hein’s experience when his mother and her girlfriend plan their wedding during Canada’s fight for marriage equality. 8p; $10-$33.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl @ Balch Street Theatre, 220 S Balch St, Akron, 44302; 330.867.3299; nwplab.com: Akron’s New World Performance Laboratory stages Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel. 8p; $10-$15.

Fuego Friday @ Interbelt Nite Club, 70 N Howard St, Akron, 44308; 330.253.5700; interbelt.com: Drag show hosted by Alejandra Love with music by DJ Coraly. Tequila shots for $1, Coronas for $2.50 and margaritas for $4. No cover.

Hot Time in Cleveland Womyn’s Dance Party @ Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Hot Time in Cleveland: Women-only party, with DJ, cash bar and sober support. Order tickets via eventbrite.com. 18+. 8p-midnight; $25.

Drag Bingo @ State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; 216.651.5428; lgbtcleveland.org: It’s a fund-raiser for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. 9p; $10.

Wears Your Pride @ Vibe, 11633 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, 44111; 216.476.1970; vibecleveland.com: 9p-2:30a. Wear rainbow or your favorite color. 9p-2:30a.

Renaissance Gay Games Live Late Night DJ @ Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113; 216.696.5600; FB: Renaissance Gay Games LIVE: Tonight’s party features DJ Rob Black. 9p-3a; free.

DJ Jeff Taylor @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: The weekly Girlesque drag show is followed by Chicago/Baltimore/New York DJ Taylor. 10p; no ticket info available.

Dance Party @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: Music by CJ Robyn. 10p; no cover.

Stoli Nite Boys Male Revue @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: Hosted by Jordan Marlo. 11p-1a.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Marathon/Half-Marathon @ Akron Civic Theatre (starting line), 182 S Main St, Akron, 44308: 6a; free.

Cycling/Criterium Race @ Lakewood’s West End, Lakewood, 44107: Men’s and women’s races in seven competitive classes. 8a; free.

Photo Exhibit: Love Makes a Family @ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44115; FB: Gallery Exhibit: Love Makes a Family: The exhibit open all week includes photos and interviews with an inclusive group of families. 8a-1p.

The Victory of Self: The LGBT Community in Northeast Ohio @ Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, 44106; 216.721.5722; wrhs.org: From LGBT sports team uniforms to part of the mural from the Cadillac Lounge, this exhibit traces the history of LGBT people in Northeast Ohio. 10a-5p; $10 (save $2 if you show your Gay Games participant credential).

Closing Ceremonies @ Mall C, Lakeside Avenue between Ontario and E 6th Street, Cleveland, 44199: Gay Games 9 draws to a close with a ceremony and dance party. 5p; $15.

Summer Groove @ Aura (Mean Bull), 1313 E 26th St, Cleveland, 44114; FB: AURA Ultra Lounge Cleveland: Co-ed rooftop dance and pool party featuring DJ Chi Chi LaRue, DJ Grind and DJ Chris Cox. 7p; $20.

Laugh Out Loud! With Comic Karen Williams @ the Sanctuary, 350 S Portage Path, Akron, 44320; 440.479.7475; karenwilliams.brownpapertickets.com: Lesbian comedian Karen Williams has been called “a laugh riot” by Curve magazine. Her show benefits the food pantry and HIV program and Akron’s First Grace Church. 7p; $20-$25 ($50 VIP).

Christopher Titus @ Hilarities 4th Street Theater, 2035 E 4th St, Cleveland, 44115; 216.241.7425; pickwickandfrolic.com: The former Fox sitcom star is part of Hilarities’ Gay Games week lineup. 7p and 9:30p; $18-$23.

Amazons and Their Men @ Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, 44113; 216.687.0074; convergence-continuum.org: Convergence-Continuum theater company presents the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison’s darkly comedic look at the circumstances of gay artists in 1930s Berlin. 8p; $10-$15.

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding @ Greystone Theatre, 103 S High St, Akron, 44308; 330.374.7568; actorssummit.org: David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff’s musical comedy, presented by Actors’ Summit, is based on Hein’s experience when his mother and her girlfriend plan their wedding during Canada’s fight for marriage equality. 8p; $10-$33.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl @ Balch Street Theatre, 220 S Balch St, Akron, 44302; 330.867.3299; nwplab.com: Akron’s New World Performance Laboratory stages Woolf’s gender-flipping 1928 novel. 8p; $10-$15.

White Party @ Bounce, 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113; 216.357.2997; bouncecleveland.com: Following the Saturday night Varietease show, New York DJ Susan Morabito spins. 8p; no ticket info available.

Gay Games Closeout Party @ Prodigy Lounge, 3400 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114: 216.832.7235; FB: Prodigy Lounge: Free shuttle service. 8p; $10.

Drag Show @ Tear-Ez, 360 S Main St, Akron, 44311; 330.376.0011; tear-ez.com: Featuring Brooke Daniels. 9p; no cover.

Gay Games Closing Party @ Leather Stallion Saloon, 2205 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.589.8588; leatherstallion.com: 9p.

Dance Party @ Square Nightclub, 820 W Market St, Akron, 44303; 330.374.9661; squarenightclub: Music by CJ Robyn. 10p; no cover.

Seven Deadly Sins After Party @ House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 44114; 216.523.2583; houseofblues.com/cleveland: Unique music and staging for each sin, plus DJ Scotty Thomson, Real Housewives of New York’s Carole Radziwill, trans icon Amanda Lepore and Andrew Christian models. 10p-2a; $60 advance and $75 at the door ($95 VIP).

Bachelorette Party @ Adams Street, 77 N Adams St, Akron, 44305; 330.434.9794; adamsstreetbar.com: With Skyy vodka sampling. 12:30a-1:30a.

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