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YES!! That is a pool with a waterside. And it is located directly across the street from the venue.

The pool is open Friday from 12 – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 8pm, and Monday 12 – 7pm!

The purpose of this event is mainly to bring some fun tango people to Cleveland. To bring some fresh faces and inspirational energy to town and flood Lakewood Ohio with high octane tango for the weekend.

Besides dancing great tango there are a multitude of other things to do throughout the weekend:

1) BOWL 2) PLAY POOL 2) SWIM IN A POOL 4) GET DRUNK 5) EAT GREAT FOOD 6) EXPLORE CLEVELAND OHIO 7)MEET GREAT PEOPLE

Check out the local teachers here

Timmy Tango & Joanne Pogros

Greg Messina and Donna Voller

Mahalls 20 Lanes Directions

Mahalls 20 Lanes

is Located at 13200 MADISON AVE

Driving directions from WEST : Exit I-90 at 117th st. Turn left onto 117th st. Left again onto Madison Ave. Mahalls will be 10 blocks down on your right side.

Driving directions from EAST : Exit I – 90 at 117th st. Turn right onto 117th st. Turn left onto Madison Ave. Mahalls will be 10 blocks down on your right side.

SOUND REDUNDANT?

All parking is street parking. Local side streets are available. Please do not park at the Public Pool except for at night. You may be ticketed or towed.

LAKEWOOD

A little story about Lakewood Ohio!

In the mornings, I would work the opening shift at the Phoenix Cafe, now the ROOT cafe. I’d open up at 6 am, yes, me, opening up a coffeeshop at 6 am. This was the Adam before tango. The Adam who painted colorful pictures, slept in the basement, at friends houses, at his girlfriends place, thanks Yukari.

I’d work until noon or 1 and then head over to my studio on most days. Paint for a while, nap. Then go out and see what might be happening that night. After a while I got a job as a carpenter. This new career had me up at 7 and cutting, hacking, painting, doing something physical before 9 am pretty much everyday. Still I painted, still I would pick up a shift here and there at the Phoenix.

We used to play in a honky tonk band at the Phoenix every Thursday night. Practice in the basements on other nights. Drink beers. Good times. Lakewood treated me well for the most part. Never hard too many problems with the cops. Had some nice girlfriends there. Great friends too that I still treasure dearly and go visit as often as I can. Lakewood is a very progressive town. Especially for being out in the midwest as it is, but Cleveland in general is progressive.

I remember those mornings working in the coffee shop as customers would come in and we’d chat and I’d fix their favorite drinks. I really enjoyed preparing it as they walked. I really enjoyed knowing each of them. Their families. Their stories. I love the community that we created there together. I love that it is still there and I can go visit now and then.

Lakewood is really a great town and who knows, maybe someday, I’ll hang my boots up there in the end. I’ll be one of those old men I once watched from the coffee shop in the morning sitting outside sipping on their coffees nice and slow. No rush. No cares. Just the sun and Lakewood.