Cavs Playoffs Meet CLE Rock Week
Cavs Playoff Game Meets CLE Rock Week: Your 3-Day Itinerary
For some people out there, Cleveland is known for two distinct, yet totally separate, things - rock ‘n' roll and Lebron James. Now, while most Clevelanders know there's a heck of a lot more to the city than just these two mainstays, there has never been a weekend like that of April 17 - 19.
It's during this weekend of all weekends that the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team will compete in the first playoff home game of the season. It's also the same weekend that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony comes to Cleveland.
Yeah...this place is going to be off the charts. And, we think it's time you get started planning your weekend getaway.
Friday, April 17
12pm: You thought you knew a grilled cheese sandwich, but with one look at Melt Bar & Grilled's menu, and you'll have to re-think that idea. Added bonus: the owner is a huge music fan, which is reflected in the awesome tunes heard overhead. 14718 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, 44107, 216.226.3699, www.meltbarandgrilled.com
2pm: At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, journey through the storied history of a genre that changed the face of music forever. 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland, 44114, 216.781.7625, www.rockhall.org
6:30pm: Make your way to the hustle and bustle of the emerging East Bank of the Flats for an Italian dinner at the trendy Lago. 1091 West 10th Street, East Bank of the Flats, 44113, 216.862.8065, lagoeastbank.com
8pm: One of the newest spots to catch some tunes is the spacious Music Box Supper Club on the West Bank of the Flats, which boasts a not-too-shabby view of the Cuyahoga River. Enjoy a Rock Week show featuring 2015 Rock Hall Inductee's Greatest Hits by local musician Chris Allen and his rocker cohorts. 1148 Main Avenue, West Bank of the Flats, 44113, 216.242.1250, www.musicboxcle.com
Saturday, April 18
10am: Slowly ease out of last night's craziness with a decadent waffle smothered in chocolate Nutella with a side of Vietnamese-style sausage at Jack Flaps Urban Breakfast Shoppe. 3900 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, 44114, www.jack-flaps.com
12pm: Today is Record Store Day, so check out the Waterloo Arts District's bevy of vinyl record stores opening early for the special day including Music Saves, Blue Arrow Records and This Way Out Records & Vintage. Adding to the fun, the Beachland Ballroom will open early for food and drinks. 15801 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 44110, 216.481.1875, www.musicsaves.com, 16001 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 44110, 216.486.2451, www.bluearrowrecords.com, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 44110, 216.383.1124, www.beachlandballroom.com
3pm:Quicken Loans Arena to watch Lebron and gang crush the competition. 1 Center Court, Cleveland, 44115, 216.420.2000, www.theqarena.com
7pm: While the tickets to the Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland are sold out, you can still purchase tickets to watch the 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony via live simulcast from a giant screen inside the Rock Hall. 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland, 44114, 216.781.7625, www.rockhall.org
Late Night: Grab a few post-show drinks at The House of Blues along historic East Fourth Street. Since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place earlier this evening, there's a good chance you might just rub elbows with some rockstar celebs. 308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 44114, 216.274.3353, www.houseofblues.com/cleveland
Sunday, April 19
9:30am: Hangover shmangover. Try the cheddar scallion biscuits topped with scrambled eggs and sausage gravy at Lucky's Cafe, a mouthwatering favorite of national chefs and locals alike. 777 Starkweather Avenue, Tremont, 44113, 216.622.7773, www.luckyscafe.com
11am: Whether you score aces on the regular or just like post-game beers, the Cleveland Metroparks offers eight golf courses for duffers of all levels. Head to Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, rated by Golfweek as the best municipal course in Ohio and the 14th best course in America. 9445 Brecksville Road,Brecksville, 44141, 440.526.4285, www.clevelandmetroparks.com/golf
3pm: With ticket in hand, walk on over to Quicken Loans Arena to watch Lebron and gang crush the competition. 1 Center Court, Cleveland, 44115, 216.420.2000, www.theqarena.com
7pm: Patrons to the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland range from high rollers to the mildly curious all looking for that bada-bing-bada-boom win. Located on Public Square in downtown, the casino has almost 2,000 slot machines and 89 table games spread over several floors. 100 Public Square, Cleveland, 44113, 216.297.4777, www.horseshoecleveland.com
Late Night: A hot dog piled high with fifty gourmet toppings of your choosing, a delicious beer and tons of live music (including tonight's free show by Captain January, Blaka Watra and Gypsy Spyt) - that's Happy Dog. 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102, 216.651.9474, www.happydogcleveland.com