Social Events in Cleveland, Ohio This Week

Let’s explore social events in Cleveland, OH happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Cleveland where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Cleveland

Pop Life Run Club

Pop Life Run Club

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 15619 Waterloo Rd

Come one, come all! Join us every Tuesday and Saturday for run club! Any and all paces, speeds, distances welcome. The head of this club runs a 10 minute pace, but no matter the speed, you will have someone to run with. Distances will be posted the day before! Times will be adjusted accordingly to the warmer weather approaching.

Tuesday: 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:30PM ($15 drop in yoga class to follow i(…)

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Northeast Ohio Women Entrepreneur AI Collaborative

Northeast Ohio Women Entrepreneur AI Collaborative

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: undefined

Join the Northeast Ohio Women Entrepreneur AI Collaborative for a deep dive into how AI, Big Data, and Data Mining can transform your business. In this event, we will explore the power of Artificial Intelligence tools, open-source platforms, and data analytics to drive informed decision-making and fuel growth in your ventures. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with like-minded women entrepren(…)

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LET’S MEETUP AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

LET'S MEETUP AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The Cleveland Museum of Art

Let’s visit the world renown Cleveland Museum of Art where we can sip coffee and sample food items in addition to strolling through the galleries and various exhibitions.

You might want to purchase ticket(s) beforehand or on the day of this event online or in person for their current exhibition: AFRICA & BYZANTIUM which features more than 160 works including large scale frescoes, mosiacs, and lux(…)

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Fiction: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourne

Fiction: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourne

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Panera Bread

About the book:

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of the(…)

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The AI Revolution and the Future of Work: A Panel Discussion

The AI Revolution and the Future of Work: A Panel Discussion

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Happy Dog

Two years ago, the world was revolutionized with the emergence of generative artificial intelligence. The Initial use cases have the potential to increase productivity and democratize the creative, knowledge, and technology sectors. Opportunities for applications in customer service, software development, graphic design, copywriting, education, therapy, and the arts abound. A major economic labor (…)

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Hydranamics Dragon Boat – technical training

Hydranamics Dragon Boat - technical training

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Merwin’s Wharf

Hydranamics dragon boat training.

Newbies are warmly welcome!
If you are not familiar with dragon boat paddling, we will show you!
Please wear clothes that would be suitable for running and can get wet.
Bring water, a towel and clothes to change after the training!

We will focus on the technical aspects of paddling – but for sure also do some cardio.

Please note: to be able to participate, you (…)

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Gunselman’s Patio Return!

Gunselman's Patio Return!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Gunselman’s Tavern

https://gunselmans.com/
This is not a Taco Tuesday. I just put this up because it is the only day you can get a burrito burger! Join me in FWB’s favorite place to hang, Gunselman’s Tavern!

Laughs, Drinks & More. Let’s kick off the Patio Season right!(…)

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Is Ignorance Bliss When It Comes to One’s Personality Type?

Is Ignorance Bliss When It Comes to One's Personality Type?

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Oak Barrel

I’m too lazy to look it up, but I’m pretty sure it was Socrates who said an unexamined life isn’t worth living. I’m not so sure. There seem to be a lot of people who are pretty content to not examine things too much. On the other hand, certain people can’t seem to stop analyzing things, and the results aren’t always happy.

How does that idea intersect with analyzing personality types? Do you feel(…)

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The Inkwell Writer’s Group – IN PERSON

The Inkwell Writer's Group - IN PERSON

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The BottleHouse Brewery and Mead Hall

Join us at the Bottlehouse in Lakewood as we work through another set of generative writing activities and prompts! We’ll write some, read some, drink some, and have fun! Hope to see you there!

I’ll post where we’re sitting when I get to the bar!

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an event for critiquing writing that you’ve already done. The event is doing short writing exercises which, when finished, can(…)

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Guardians Game

Guardians Game

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Progressive Field

Join us at a Cleveland Guardians baseball game! It’s free shirt Friday (so we’re gonna try to get there early), dollar dog night, and a fireworks night. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. I will be able to transfer the tickets for those that want to arrive early if you have the MLB app, if not I will be there in person.

You will be able to find me on Eagle Rd. In front of Gateway Plaza on google maps, I wi(…)

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Tick Tock Scrabble

Tick Tock Scrabble

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Tick Tock Tavern

Back at the Tick Tock for another evening of dinner and Scrabble. Bring your board if you have one, just in case we have a crowd. Invite your friends or neighbors to join us too.

REMINDER: This group is all about relaxing and enjoying our favorite word game. We follow most conventions as written by Hasbro/Parker Bros. but play “open book” Scrabble without timers. We even have club cheat sheets. W(…)

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The Sisterhood Circle Brunch

The Sisterhood Circle Brunch

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: SOHO Chicken and Whiskey

Hey Ladies! Let’s do brunch! 😊….meet me on Saturday May 18th for mimosas and more at SOHO Chicken and Whiskey!(…)

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Cafe Roma’s Jam

Cafe Roma's Jam

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 13000 Lorain Ave

HEY NOW

Jam at Cafe Roma’s.
This is a great Italian restaurant on Cleveland’s west side.
the address is 13000 Lorain Ave 44111.

There is parking in the back. We can double park.
Or plenty of parking at CVS,

We get their whole back room to our selves and the staff will serve us as well. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

We have to be out by 8:30. They close at 9.
We may plug in as well if we wan(…)

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Soccer Wednesday nights pick up
$8

Soccer Wednesday nights  pick up 
$8

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Force Sports in Rocky River

BRING WHITE AND DARK JERSEY!

Pay cashpp:$8 or cash $8
https://cash.app/$soccergame2023

AS A GROUP WE WILL NOT TOLERATE INTENTIONAL PHYSICAL FOULS AND/OR VERBAL ABUSE

Attention, everyone! To tackle the issue of unpaid fees, we have implemented new rules. Starting now, all participants must submit payment for the game by 1:00 p.m. on the day prior. Kindly make the payment via Cash App. Thank you!(…)

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Art Galleries then Dinner

Art Galleries then Dinner

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 78th Street Studios

Every Third Friday of the month from 5 – 9 pm, over 50 venues inside 78th Street Studios open up at the same time to present compelling visual exhibits, ambient music, delicious cuisine, and pop up vendors. Named Cleveland’s Best Arts Event by Scene Magazine and Best of Yelp Cleveland, THIRD FRIDAYS is a multisensory art experience like nothing else in this region. With four different floors of ec(…)

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Cleveland Cannons Aussie Rules Training

Cleveland Cannons Aussie Rules Training

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Edgewater Park

Have you heard of Aussie Rules? (It’s not rugby)

Cleveland Cannons is an Australian football team focusing on a fun and social sports experience. We’re a mixture of people who have just discovered the sport and seasoned players who are happy to show the ropes.

If you enjoy team sports, keeping fit, and hanging out with a good bunch of people, then Aussie Rules is a good fit for you. We train wee(…)

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Disc Golf at Lakeview DGC

Disc Golf at Lakeview DGC

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Lakeview Church Disc Golf Course

Lakeview DGC is located on the grounds of the Lakeview Church of God. It is free to play and utilizes much of the wooded area around the church

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6137

This meetup is primarily focused on getting together with fellow golfers and is not meant to be competitive. Hopefully experienced golfers can help teach people new to the sport in a fun, relaxed environme(…)

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CUISINE OF INDIA AYUREVEDIC COOKING SERIES

CUISINE OF INDIA AYUREVEDIC COOKING SERIES

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Ayurveda Wellness House

Come learn about the magic and healing power of Ayurvedic cooking from India and meet our host Shilpika Devaiah, who is the founder of Ayur-Shilpi Ayurveda & Wellness and Ayurveda Wellness House is a certified Ayurveda Physician in Lakewood, Ohio. https://www.vandeayurshilpi.com/

Shipika will talk to us and answer questions about the style and tradition of cooking she teaches that is not only del(…)

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Manga & Light Novel Writing Workshop

Manga & Light Novel Writing Workshop

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Krav Maga Cleveland

Join us for a collaborative workshop where writers and artists come together to work on creating their own manga and light novels. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a budding artist, this event is perfect for those passionate about geek culture, anime, and manga. Get feedback on your stories, develop your characters, and network with like-minded individuals in the creative field. Dive into the w(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Cleveland is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Cleveland on Thisiscleveland.com, Cleveland.com, or Clevelandtraveler.com.

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