Whether you’re visiting or exhibiting at Compounding World Expo 2019, Cleveland has a host of options to keep you entertained when the Show’s not on.
First and foremost, head to the Rock n Roll Hall fame for the official Expo Networking Party at the end of Day 1 (8 May, 7pm). The iconic venue is just a short walk from the Expo and promises to be a fun evening of networking with new and old friends. Tickets are just $20 which includes drinks and canapes.
New for this year at the venue is an interactive exhibit showcasing rock-themed, playable pinball machines combined with historic merchandise and artefacts to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands. From Peter Criss of KISS’ drum set to Dolly Parton’s dress that inspired the backglass for the Dolly Parton pinball machine, you will find other artifacts on display as you learn more about the popular pinball and rock subculture. Highlight items include Pete Townshend of the Who’s acoustic guitar used to compose “Pinball Wizard”, a rare Andy Warhol piece and “Little Electric Chair”, an electric chair Alice Cooper stage prop used in his 1971 tour across North America and Europe.
If you’re a Sports Fan nearby Progressive Field is home to local baseball favourites, the Cleveland Indians, who take on Chicago White Sox during the evenings of 7th and 9th May.
Thirsty and Hungry? Take a tour of the Great Lakes Brewing Company or visit the city’s West Side Market which boasts over 100 food stalls from around the world as well as local Cleveland produce.
If you’re still short of inspiration let the Time Out guide take the strain with over 20 things to do in the city.
Just remember to save some time for the Expo! Opening times and location info here