Five Things to Do in NEO: The Festival in Edgewater, Akron Art Museum and More | Arts & Culture

If you want to soak up the sun and enjoy the local arts this weekend, you could enjoy the Lakewood Arts Festival or the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival performance. For those who prefer to beat the heat indoors, there’s a new exhibit at the Akron Art Museum and more. Here are five events to watch out for this week in Northeast Ohio.

Showcase of BIPOC authors

Loganberry Books presents its Showcase of BIPOC authors as part of its “Author Alley” event where regional writers are on hand to meet readers, sign books and read portions of their work throughout the day. The showcase is Saturday, August 7, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the featured authors are Echo Brown, Felicia Zamora and Barbara Essex.

“Continuum: historical resonances in contemporary art”

“Continuum: historical resonances in contemporary art” opened earlier this month at the Akron Art Museum and will run through February 2022. The exhibition showcases the work of five artists whose pieces combine the beauty of traditions of the past with the present. Featured artists include Diana Al-Hadid, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Lori Kella, Marcel Rozek and Antwoine Washington.

Lakewood Arts Festival

The 44e annual Lakewood Arts Festival is Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Detroit Avenue between Arthur and Belle avenues. The festival features the works of over 100 juror artists from across the country as well as community booths with live music, food, drink and children’s activities throughout the day.

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

Experience Tremont presents the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival as part of his series “The arts in August”. The event will take place on Sunday, August 8 at 5 p.m. at Lincoln Park and will feature a production of Shakespeare’s work for members of the public to enjoy on the lawn.

Edgewater Sidewalk Festival

the Edgewater Sidewalk Festival is Sunday, August 8, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. along Clifton Blvd. between W. 115e and 117e streets. The event features live music, fun summer activities, local food vendors, shopping, a pop-up vaccination site and more.

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Reggie S. Williams