Fun Cleveland/NEO Weekend Ideas: 11/17/23 – 11/19/23

November 16, 2023

Todd Hall

Cleveland/NEO This Weekend: Our Picks

Looking for some things to do this weekend in Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio area to make the most of your weekend? There’s so much to see and do, even for those who are already familiar with the area. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a recent transplant, there’s always something new to discover in Cleveland and NEO. So why not get out and explore this weekend?

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Friday, November 17th

Pistons at Cavaliers – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Continuing their reconstruction with a talented group of young players led by the sharpshooter Cade Cunningham, the Detroit Pistons will face the Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Wizard of Oz – Near West Theater

Frank Baum’s timeless novel springs to life on the stage of Near West Theatre! This rendition brings to the forefront all the cherished songs and iconic moments from the beloved 1939 film. Join Dorothy Gale as she is whisked away from her Kansas home by a tornado, transporting her to the enchanting Land of Oz. In this fantastical realm, she encounters a delightful array of characters, from good and bad witches to munchkins and flying monkeys – oh my! To find her way back home, Dorothy embarks on a journey along the Yellow Brick Road, leading her to the all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City.

As Dorothy progresses on her adventure, she forges new friendships, and her fellow travelers discover untapped aspects of themselves. Armed with wit, compassion, and bravery, they confront challenges, including the relentless Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to seize Dorothy and her magical ruby slippers. Alongside her companions, Dorothy learns a crucial lesson: the true essence of home is irreplaceable.

Saturday, November 18th

Holiday Festival – Crocker Park Westlake Ohio

Saturday, November 18th, the annual Tree Lighting event, proudly presented by and supported by North Olmsted Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Magnificat High School, St. Edward High School, and Royce Security Services!

Get ready for a day filled with festive activities and family-friendly holiday experiences starting at 12 pm. Highlights include the Ice Skating Rink sponsored by Cleveland Monsters, the Snowflake Garden presented by Devon Oaks Assisted Living, and Santa’s House (Photos With Santa available AFTER the Tree Lighting at 7:30 pm). Explore the complete list of attractions here.

As part of the celebration, a special Block Party kicks off at 4 pm. Enjoy local dance and musical performances, browse through various vendors, and soak in the lively atmosphere leading up to the grand tree lighting event. At 7 pm, a delightful Sing-Along with Santa & Friends will take place on stage, featuring a cast of your beloved holiday characters. Watch as the tree comes to life, dancing to the rhythm of your favorite holiday tunes in the center circle!

The O’Jays – MGM Northfield Park

The legendary O’Jays bid farewell on their farewell tour at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage tonight at 7:30. Revel in the soulful sounds of their classic hits, and immerse yourself in the nostalgia of “Love Train” one last time. This iconic performance promises to be a journey through musical history, celebrating the enduring legacy of the O’Jays. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a magical night filled with soul, rhythm, and cherished memories. Grab your tickets now for an experience that transcends time and leaves a lasting imprint on your musical soul.

Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Tribute Band – Agora Theater

For the past 17 years, Wish You Were Here, a Pink Floyd tribute band rooted in the local scene since its inception in 1995, has consistently honored the iconic British psychedelic rock group, a Rock Hall inductee. Known for adopting various themes, tonight’s performance will showcase the band playing tracks from Floyd’s influential album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Sunday, November 19th

Steelers at Browns – Cleveland Browns Stadium

In a previous clash this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers managed to secure a hard-fought victory against the Browns on their home turf in Pittsburgh. Now, with the Steelers paying a visit to Browns Stadium today at 1 p.m., the Cleveland Browns are eager to turn the tables and seek redemption.

The earlier encounter was marked by intense competition and strategic plays, making it a memorable showdown for both teams and their fans. The Steelers’ triumph undoubtedly left a lingering desire for payback among the Browns players and supporters alike.

As the two rivals prepare to face off once again, the stakes are high, and the atmosphere at Browns Stadium is sure to be charged with anticipation. The Browns not only see this as an opportunity to settle the score but also as a chance to demonstrate their resilience and determination on their home turf.

Fans can expect a thrilling match as both teams bring their A-game, each striving to gain the upper hand in this ongoing football saga. The outcome of this game will not only impact the standings but also add another chapter to the historic rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. Get ready for a Sunday showdown that promises excitement, intensity, and the spirit of competition at its peak.

Nuggets at Cavs – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Denver Nuggets, last year’s NBA champions, hit the court at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse tonight at 6 for their exclusive regular-season clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs’ formidable big men face a daunting task in containing the sheer talent of Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, who is not only a force to be reckoned with but is also considered by many as the best player in the NBA.

The atmosphere is sure to be electric as fans anticipate the clash between these two powerhouse teams. With the Nuggets making their only regular-season visit to Cleveland, basketball enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to witness the action-packed game. Keep an eye on Jokić, whose exceptional skills and court vision make him a game-changer, capable of delivering a stellar performance that could leave a lasting impact on the court.

So, grab your tickets and be part of the excitement as the Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Cavaliers go head-to-head in what promises to be a thrilling encounter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. It’s a matchup that showcases top-tier basketball talent and guarantees an unforgettable night for NBA fans in Cleveland.

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