Each week in Fresh Start, we look for a central theme to a few handpicked events in Northeast Ohio that quite simply demand your attention. This week, it’s all about good taste. We start with the sardonic wit of one of this region’s favorite collegiate sons.Then it’s off to Slavic Village to score the delectable bounty of the neighborhood and help its hunger center in the process. After that, we head straight for the beer, via Cleveland Beer Week, that is. And if that’s not enough to satisfy your distinguished palate, we’ve got quite a footnote for that post-dinner-and-drinks time.
Corduroy and Denim
Former Kent State University student, NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris really is the master of social critique. The author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim has a way with turning cultural euphemisms and setting political correctness on its ear. The best-selling author is a master satirist, and the crowd that gathers at PlayhouseSquare this Tuesday, October 12 is surely in for a treat. Nominated for three Grammy Awards (Best Spoken Word, Best Comedy Album) he released his last live album David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure last fall.
Feeding the Hunger
This Thursday, October 14, check out the second annual Taste of Slavic Village and dine while you help those in need. The fundraiser honors the Slavic Village neighborhood’s cultural diversity and raises funds for the University Settlement’s Hunger Center in the process. Food from Old World Foods, Krusinski's, Red Chimney, Cleveland Botanical garden's Green Corps and others are paired with live music at the Sokol Greater Cleveland Bohemian National Hall. It all starts at 6 pm (read: dinner time) so come hungry and help keep others in the Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood from going hungry.