Get involved with the Cleveland Asian Festival!

18588665_10155215036018796_4556441555580011237_o-750x35013012655_10208760465024827_548483966476372362_n-750x350Have you made plans to attend the Cleveland Asian Festival, May 19-20 2018? Volunteers are needed and you can signup here, receiving a food voucher for every four hours of work. Its a great way to enjoy the festival from the inside. There will also be guided tours of Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood Saturday and Sunday the weekend before memorial day. Discover another side of Cleveland.


Celestial Pick – “Weird Al” Yankovic

27908155_10159958116920032_4870104798874426893_oWhat’s the geekiest ticket in Cleveland this weekend, “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour – Special Guest Emo Philips, 8 pm at the Ohio Theatre. That is the Celestial Pick this weekend if you can get tickets. They run $69.50 – $79.50, VIP: $271.25, just click the link and pray.
From their website:
“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer.
Weird Al’s most recent album Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the BillboardTop 200 chart. In 2018 he will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Can’t make that show? Our backup pick is the Storm’s Angels Carnival at St. John’s Ukrainian Church, 3038 Charleston Ave. Lorain, OH, Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm. This low-key carnival offers fun, food and prizes with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit, Storm’s Angels, an animal rescue and rehabilitation program for companion animals.
Ctrl Alt Elite Gaming

While you are out that way, you might want to check out Ctrl Alt Elite Gaming at 5204 Detroit Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. CAEG specializes in card based games, Pokemon, Magic and the like, with lots of tournaments and a hoard of rare cards and supplies.

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Recess Games
Recess Games at 26636 Brookpark Road EXT, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Recess offers weekly gaming events, knowledgable staff and a rewards points system that encourages loyalty.

Are you ready for Artemis Armada IV?

627777583Space, the final frontier, and these are the voyages of a dedicated group of geeks, adventuring from their living rooms, dens and just about any place they can squeeze six computers. Armada, this April 6 to 8, is the yearly convention for the computer game Artemis, designed by local programmer and game designer, Thom Robertson.


Artemis is an intense simulation of starship adventure with players manning the consoles of the weapons, navigation, science, communications and engineering stations, not to mention, the captains chair. Each year, crews from starships across the nation pack their ever-more-complex gaming rigs into the car and make their way to Cleveland for adventure, camaraderie and a battle royal. This year’s Armada theme is “The One With The Whales” and gamers will be attending workshops on making their bridges more complex, adding DMX effects, mission scripting and more. Some bridges are truly approaching cinematic quality. A $25 day pass is a great way to discover this game and experience the best on offer from its most dedicated crews. Got your own crew already? The $270 Crew Pass is the way to go, getting your entire crew in for the entire weekend. Armada will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Beachwood at 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Learn more:

Hamilton! Cleveland waits on public ticket sales.

3f26-20160531-hamilton-musicalThe astounding hit musical, Hamilton, is coming to Cleveland July 17 through August 26. The musical traces the life of the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, but four months out, even the date of first sale has yet to be announced. So far, the only way to get tickets to this dynamic hip-hopera has been through the season ticket system. Even that door is currently closed. If Cleveland follows the pattern everywhere else, the prices are expected to quickly soar as tickets sell out and prices climb on the secondary market. I check the site daily, just in case. I’m not throwing away my shot! Tickets will be available at

Blue Jacket Books of Xenia, OH is closing!

bluejacketBlue Jacket Books is closing. The book store is a favorite stop on our yearly fossil hunting/camping trip to the rich Devonian beds around Cincinnati, OH. Beginning March 5, 2018 and culminating Saturday, May 12, 2018, Blue Jacket will be discounting heavily. Discounts begin at 40% off for two weeks and then progress by 10% per week until peaking at 80% off. The shop’s 50,000 books cover topics including: Americana, Area Studies, the Fine Arts; Foreign Languages, Books About Books; Literature, Social Sciences, Humanities; Civil War, Poetry, Children’s, and Mysteries. The shop is located at 30 South Detroit Street, Xenia, Ohio, 45385. They are available by phone at 937-376-3522 or online at Hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alexa Skills Privacy and Terms of Use

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This privacy and use policy governs your use of the software skills for Amazon Alexa and other similar platforms created by Celestial Attic. Current Skills are listed after the policy details, but new Skills will be added from time to time.

User Provided Information
The Skills obtain the information you provide when you download and register the Skills through the Amazon Alexa skills web site, Facebook Messenger, or any other licensed source. Registration with Celestial Attic is not required at this time, although future enhancements may possibly require registration. In this latter case, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use some of the features offered by the Skills unless you register with us. Credit card information is not collected by any of these Skills at this time. Any information that you share with the online app store during purchase is held by that store and covered by its own privacy policy.

We will not normally use any information you provide to us to contact you. Important information concerning required notices, upgrade and/or bug-fix notifications, or marketing promotions will normally be distributed by means of the Amazon Alexa skills site.

Currently the Skills do not collect login information from and/or for social networking platforms. Any future enhancements which deliver this capability will be notified at the time of delivery or upgrade, and you may consent or opt-out at will.

Automatically Collected Information
In addition, the Skills may collect certain information automatically as part of normal operation within the context of the Amazon Alexa or Facebook Messenger environment, including, but not limited to, your hardware device unique ID, a unique user ID, your prior usage of the Skills, and information about the way you use the Skills.

These Skills do not collect precise information about the location of your hardware device, though for details of information capture by the underlying platform each relevant terms and conditions agreement should be referenced.

Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to Amazon’s software environment and services to help us improve the Skills and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
With our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
If Celestial Attic is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

Automatic Data Collection and Advertising
We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Skills are being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. To protect the anonymity of this information, we use an encryption technology to help ensure that these third parties can’t identify you personally.

What are my opt-out rights?
You can stop all collection of information by the Skills easily by disabling the Skills on your Amazon Alexa account, or the equivalent action in Facebook Messenger. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your device, Amazon account, or Facebook account.

Specific Skills or upgraded versions of Skills may have specific opt-out mechanisms. Please contact to enquire about this.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Skills and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Skills, please contact us at and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Skills to function properly.

We do not use the Skills to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. We recommend that if a child is using any of these Skills, this is only done with adult supervision. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Skills. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Your Consent
By using the Skills, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using information collected by the Skills or by the computer network facilities provided by Amazon in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom or in any country of the European Community. If you reside outside of the above listed countries your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under European Union privacy standards.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for Skills is effective as of (4/20/2018) and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy for Skills at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy for Skills periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy for Skills on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy for Skills. If we make any material changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

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