With Jurassic World hitting theaters this month, we're dinosaur obsessed. Especially with The World's Largest Dinosaurs exhibit tramping into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History June 6 through Jan. 3. Visitors can excavate in a fossil pit and compare dino eggs to those of modern animals. But the big draw is a 60-foot-long full-scale model of Mamenchisaurus. One side of the model has its skin stripped away to show muscle and video projections of how organs such as the heart and lungs worked. "It's like a giant 3-D multimedia piece that will take you inside the dinosaur," says Michael Ryan, curator of vertebrate paleontology.
In anticipation of the Joe Haden and Friends Celebrity Softball Game June 6 at Classic Park in Eastlake, editor Steve Gleydura and associate editor Jason Brill select (with commentary) their own starting 9s out of the athletes participating.
Beachside Music Series
Cleveland Metroparks' Edgewater and Euclid Beach Live weekly events are back for 2015. We pick two can't-miss dates of music and food with the help of Metroparks chief marketing officer Sanaa Julien.
Edgewater Live Led by WKYC's Monica Robins, the Whiskey Kings cover band plays the opening event June 11 and more than 10 food trucks will turn up. "It gives the community an opportunity to sample different foods," says Julien. New to Edgewater this year, try the Mobile Sushi Bar truck.
Euclid Beach LiveThe park system increased the dates from six in 2014 to 10 for this year. "The community really embraced it, so we expanded," says Julien. Catch Cleveland gospel group Prayer Warriors June 26. Also new for 2015, a rotation of three food trucks — including Fired Up Taco Truck — are slated each week.