I was somewhat insulting when said Cleveland had such a short list of must see places/events. No way do I know it well enough to say that--plus I skipped a few cause I was just lazy.
High on any list is The Cleveland International film festival, the only truly -large festival of it's kind in wider region.
Check out this years list here.
Freshwater Cleveland has a good Q & A with the artistic director, who talks about balancing the mix of films to be both creatively important and accessible to a wide local audience.
Comments from people who attended would be great.