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RESCHEDULED – POP UP PINBALL PARTY & SCHOOL OF ROCK Pekar Park Dedication Event – Sat. July 25th Coventry Summer Series 2015 Celeste Cosentino – Ensemble Theatre Cleveland

RESCHEDULED – POP UP PINBALL PARTY & SCHOOL OF ROCK

June 26th, 2015 by

Announced: Friday, June 26th 10:00 AM

IMPORTANT UPDATE — Due to heavy rain and high winds in the forecast tomorrow, we’re rescheduling the outdoor Pop Up Pinball Party and School of Rock performance (Originally scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, 6/27.)

We’re RESCHEDULING both, and adding these fun events to our Coventry Village Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 18th.

We hope you can join us on 7/18/15

Pekar Park Dedication Event – Sat. July 25th

June 25th, 2015 by

Pekar Park Dedication Event. Click here for details!

 

 

Harvey Pekar Park Dedication
Saturday, July 25, 2015 | 12 PM – 10:30 PM

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Schedule of FREE Events

12 PM – 6 PM
Harvey Pekar Comic Festival

12:30 PM
Pekar Park Dedication

1 PM – 3 PM
Live Jazz Music
By the Heights Jazz Group

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Harvey Pekar & Pekar Park Storytelling

9 PM
Outdoor Movie “American Splendor”
W. Special Introduction by Joyce Brabner (Location: Coventry P.E.A.C.E Park)

All events will be held in Pekar Park, with the exception of the outdoor showing of the American Splendor movie which will be screened in Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park (Located directly across the street.)

Pekar Park is located at the Northwest Corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Coventry Summer Series 2015

May 26th, 2015 by

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All events are FREE! Weather permitting – Event updates will be posted on our Facebook and in the calendar events on our website.

Thank you to our sponsors: Great Lakes Brewing CompanyCoventry P.E.A.C.E . The Coventry Village Summer Series 2015 is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


 

Thursday Night Outdoor Family Movies

Outdoor Movies. Coventry PEACE Park. All movies start at 9 PM

Thurs. 6/11: The Lego Movie (2014 PG)
Before the movie: Big Fun presents: Kids Lego Party at 7 PM. Help Big Fun create a new Lego display for their Coventry store! Lego’s will be provided. Recommended for kids age 6 and up. Big Fun will be giving away a limited number of Lego kits! While supplies last!

Thurs. 6/18: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982 PG) POSTPONED due to weather. New date to be announced soon.

Before the movie: Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents: “Is Anybody Out There?” at 8 PM. Museum Astronomers discuss our current understanding of the possibilities of life beyond Earth. CMNH staff will also be on site with telescopes during the movie for a night of sky-watching! (RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON)

Thurs. 6/25: The Goonies (1985 PG)

Thurs. 7/2: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985 PG)
Before the movie: SpyngaFlows Presents: Coventry Community Bike Ride at 6:30 PM. Meet at the PEACE Park arch for a family friendly group ride through the neighborhood. Cleveland Heights bicycle officers will also help lead the ride.

Back To The Future Marathon
Thurs. 7/9: Back to the Future (1985 PG)
Fri. 7/10: Back to the Future Part II (1989 PG)

Thurs. 7/16: Annie (2014 PG)

Thurs. 7/23: Classic Cartoons & Coventry Pie Fight (A Coventry Tradition!) After the cartoons, stick around for a giant PIE FIGHT! Bring your own whipped cream pie (no shaving cream please!)

Thurs. 7/30: Big Hero 6 (2014 PG)

Thurs. 8/6: Cinderella (2015 PG)


 

Weekend Cult Classic Outdoor Movies

Outdoor Movies | 18 years or older | Coventry PEACE Park | 9 PM)

6/19  Purple Rain (1984 R) NEW DATE – Friday, June 19th at 9 PM.

Fri. 7/10:  Back to the Future Part II (1989 R)

Sat. 7/25:  American Splendor (2003 R)

Fri. 8/7:  This is Spinal Tap (1984 R)


 

 Saturday Special Outdoor Events

Sat.  6/20: Go Skateboarding SaturDay 
Special Pop Up Skateboarding Park (Presented by Public Square Group) | Time: 3-7 PM | Location: Parking Lot #15, located between Marc’s & Heights Cleaners on Coventry Road.

Sat. 6/27: Pop Up Pinball Party
Outdoor Pinball Party on Coventry Road (Games located on sidewalks outside stores.) Time: 12pm – 6pm. Get playing tips from the Cleveland Pinball League experts. All Games are Free to play.

PLUS — Live Music from School of Rock |Time: 1-3 PM |Location: Coventry Outdoor Courtyard (Corner of Euclid Hts. Blvd & Coventry Road.)

Bonus Points —- The B Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade​ will be OPEN to all ages during the pinball party. ALL their awesome arcade games will be set to FREE PLAY.

Sat. 7/18: Coventry Village Sidewalk Sale!
Time: 12 PM – 6 PM. Great Deals from your Coventry favorites! Plus, Grog Shop staff will DJ from 1-3 PM, playing their favorites!

 


 

Saturday Outdoor Live Music

Live Music | Coventry Outdoor Courtyard (Corner of Euclid Hts Blvd. & Coventry Rd) | Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Sat. 6/13: Oldboy (Rock)

Sat. 6/27:  Cleveland School Of Rock “Rock Apocalypse” (Kids. Rock) + Jason Hanley, author of We Rock! Music Lab for Kids, will be in the Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry tent (located in the Coventry Outdoor Courtyard). He will sign books and give a short talk between School of Rock live music sets from 1-3 PM.

Sat. 7/11: Outlaws I & I (Reggae)

Sat. 7/25: Heights Jazz Group (Jazz)

Sat. 8/1: Vernon Jones Blues Cartel (Blues. Soul)

Sat. 8/8: R.A. Washington & The Family Dollar (Funk. Soul. Rock)


Sunday in the Park

All Sunday events are in Coventry PEACE Park (Located at the Corner of Coventry Road & Euclid Hts Blvd. Look for the Arch!)

Please note both yoga and drum circle have been cancelled for June 14th due to rain.

Yoga in the Park w. SpyngaFlows.
Sundays 6/14 – 7/26. 6 PM
Free outdoor yoga with SyngaFlows. All experience levels are welcome. Bring your own mat.

Coventry Drum Circle
Sundays 6/14 – 8/16. 7 PM
Community Drum Circle. All are welcome. Bring your own drum or percussion instrument.


 

 

Celeste Cosentino – Ensemble Theatre Cleveland

December 23rd, 2014 by

Ensemble Theatre Cleveland     

  2843 Washington Blvd. 
  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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Established in Coventry Village: 2011 (Established: 1979)

# of Staff: 6

 Celeste Cosentino, Artistic Director, is pictured next to the memorial in the theater for her mother, Lucia Colombi, founder of Ensemble Theatre Cleveland.  

 


 

Q. Tell us about Ensemble Theatre!  

A. Ensemble is housed in the former Coventry Elementary School. Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to the responsible production of works that celebrate the human spirit drawn from the rich cannon of modern American classics as well as other significant contemporary plays.

Ensemble serves greater Cleveland and the Midwest region by reintroducing the classics, examining them with new eyes, and supporting the development of new works for the American theater. The theater is committed to non-traditional casting and to providing culturally diverse programming that speaks to issues of contemporary life. Educational and outreach activities impact youth and under served populations through resident and touring performances.

Q. Why Coventry Village?  

A. Having lived for MANY years in Cleveland Hts, and having spent many of those years on Coventry, it was a no brainer. There are SOOO many great things going on in this short block. Where else would you want to go??

Q. What made you decide to take over the theatre?

A. Ensemble Theatre was founded by my mother Lucia Colombi (her photo is in the picture with me) the same year I was born. You can say that it is “in my blood” so to speak. I worked at the theatre for many years on and off in high school and after college. I moved to NYC and lived there for a few years and was applying to graduate schools there and in New England.

I was in Cleveland a lot before my mother passed. When she passed we were faced with whether we were going to stay in the city and if I was going to accept and attend grad school. Ensemble and Cleveland Heights are the major reasons we decided to stay in Cleveland. What a great time that we chose to live here. SOOO much was changing and there was so much going for the city of Cleveland in general. Once a Clevelander, always a Clevelander.

Q. Give us a few suggestions for last minute holiday gifts from Ensemble Theatre.

A. Gift Certificates, tickets packages, theatre workshop classes!

With the launch of Ensemble’s education wing in January, Ensemble Theatre presents: The Neverending Story, adapted by David S. Craig and Based upon the novel by Michael Ende. The production runs January 8th to January 18th on Thursdays & Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Advance tickets are available and also make a great gift.

Q. Why is shopping, dining and supporting local so important?

A. I think this is true for Ensemble and the rest of the local merchants on Coventry, you are investing in your local community and economy, while working with a very unique stores that offer truly great products! Coventry merchants offer a very diverse set of products. What CAN’T you find on Coventry??? And it’s LOCAL!

Q. Share with us a guilty pleasure.

A. Brookside Chocolate covered Goji Berries.

 


Thanks to Celeste for taking the time to chat with us. Make sure to check out Ensemble Theatre’s website for a schedule of 2015 performances.

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Every weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Happy Holidays from your friends in Coventry Village.

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Photos by Suzuran Photography. Copyright Coventry Village Special Improvement District & Suzuran Photography.