Convention calendar: Parties and events
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Here’s a look at all the action taking place in Cleveland for the convention. Keep in mind that many of these events are private, invitation-only or require an RSVP. 

ALL WEEK 

The Entertainment Software Association will host a video game lounge in the Cleveland Rocks Hospitality Zone. The lounge will be open all day, Monday through Thursday. 

3:30 p.m. 

The Hill will host a series of Pints & Predictions events moderated by Bob Cusack at Hodge’s restaurant on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

4 p.m. 

Morning Consult and S-3 Public Affairs will hold conversations with panels of lawmakers including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), and Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe Memo: Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal MORE (R-Colo.), among others. Panels are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Crop Rocks restaurant.

8 p.m. 

Magnum Entertainment Group, run by Jeff Kimbell of Kimbell & Associates and John Green from Crossroads Strategies, is throwing a series of concerts at the House of Blues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Entertainers are being kept close to the vest.

10 p.m. 

The infamous Warehouse Party, fondly known as the BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBreaking the impasse on shutdown, border security McCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King MORE Warehouse Party, is back for late-night revelry every night of the convention.

MONDAY

The Republican National Convention will feature music by the Swon Brothers and Hope Country at Freedom Plaza, located between Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field.

11:30 a.m. 

Empower Cleveland’s Youth is having a networking lunch and reception organized by Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and others. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump once asked Paul Ryan why he couldn’t be ‘loyal': book AEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism MORE (R-Wis.) will be an honored guest.

12 p.m. 

The Atlantic is producing a forum at the Blue Point Grille called “Pathways to Power” that discusses women in politics. Running Start has partnered with She Should Run to hold the event.

1 p.m. 

Honorary hosts and military charity No Greater Sacrifice are putting on the Congressional Shoot-Out golf tournament at the Kirtland Country Club. The honorary hosts include Fox News’ Bret Baier, retired Army Col. Tim Karcher, Sen. Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsListen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s attorney general pick passes first test Dems zero in on Trump and Russia MORE (R-Ind.), Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyCongress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe Comey defends FBI actions on Flynn in House interview MORE (R-S.C.), who won the tournament last year, and several others.

3 p.m. 

The lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas is hosting a happy hour at the Barley House.

3 p.m. 

There will be a salute to the congressional members of the Ripon Society reception at the Terminal Tower.

4 p.m. 

Delegates from Arkansas and Arizona will be treated to music from Rep. Rick CrawfordRichard (Rick) CrawfordJudiciary Democrats want Whitaker to testify in 2019 Farm bill’s expansion of trade opportunities between the US and Cuba historic and mutually beneficial Why DOJ must block the Cigna-Express Scripts merger MORE’s (R-Ark.) band, Triple Nickel. The performance is taking place at a Cleveland Rocks transportation party at Brickstone.

8 p.m. 

Locust Street Group, the Distilled Spirits Council and The Wall Street Journal are throwing a bash at the Old County Courthouse, inspired by the last time Cleveland hosted the convention, in 1936.

8:30 p.m. 

The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation & The Jones Day Foundation present the Buckeye Welcome Bash to honor the Ohio delegation and Ohio elected officials, featuring country band Rascal Flats. The event will be held at Cleveland Public Hall. Former Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) is serving as the honorary chairman, and fundraising proceeds will go to benefit the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

9 p.m. 

HeadCount Convention Jam concert featuring entertainment by Moon Taxi located at the House of Blues.

9:30 p.m. 

A reception co-sponsored by FirstEnergy, Boich Companies, Fluor, Southern Company, TimkenSteel and the Cigar Association of America at the Aloft hotel. 

10 p.m. 

Concerts for a Cause is hosting a concert at Jacobs Pavilion honoring House Republican leadership and the Republican Conference. The Band Perry will perform. 

 

TUESDAY

The Republican National Convention will feature music by Super Diamond and Dave Fenley at Freedom Plaza.

9  a.m. 

Heather Podesta + Partners “Let them Eat Meat” Red, White and Brunch event at Mabel’s BBQ.

10 a.m. 

Cleveland Rocks is hosting a gospel brunch with Robert Randolph and Sam Moore at Brickstone.

11 a.m. 

Log Cabin Republicans and the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County are having a convention watch party and a concert featuring contestants from “The Voice” and “American Idol.” Performances by “American Idol” Season 12 winner Candice Glover, “The Voice” Season 2 winner Jermaine Paul, “American Idol” contestant Melinda Doolittle, “The Voice” contestant Dez Duron and Liberty Down Deep of Columbus, Ohio.

11:30 a.m. 

The Hill is hosting a Hiring Our Heroes lunch at Hodge’s Restaurant called “Back to the Homefront:  A Discussion on Training & Employment Opportunities for Veterans.” Moderated by The Hill’s COO, Sheila Casey. 

11:30 a.m. 

Paddling for Patriots charity fundraiser for Team River Runner, a charity that helps wounded and disabled veterans with adaptive paddling programs, at Merwin’s Wharf Restaurant at Rivergate Park. Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSenators look for possible way to end shutdown GOP reasserts NATO support after report on Trump’s wavering Leaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight MORE (R-Ohio) is a special guest and will be participating in a “friendly kayak race.”

In the afternoon, Rev the Vote, a motorsports voter registration platform, is hosting an event featuring an outdoor “rally cross” obstacle course. 

5 p.m. 

The law and lobby firm Dentons is having an event at the Union Club, featuring the firm’s key Republican members.

In the evening, BuzzFeed, which had been blacklisted from some Trump rallies, is holding a party for other media outlets shunned by the campaign. They’re keeping the location under wraps, but guests can expect an open bar, a DJ, a GIF booth and “blacklist” themed items.

9 p.m. 

RightNOW Women PAC is having a “Bourbon and Blooms” fundraiser at Magnolia. The PAC aims to support and encourage Republican women running for federal office. Sharon Day, the Republican National Committee co-chair, and several members of Congress are serving as honorary host committee members.

9:30 p.m. 

An event co-sponsored by FirstEnergy, Boich Companies, Fluor, Southern Company, TimkenSteel, and the Cigar Association of America at the Aloft hotel.

10 p.m. 

Concerts for a Cause is having a Beads & BBQ event to honor the House Republican whip team. There will be performances by Rick Springfield and Super Diamond and goodies for VIP guests including turtle soup, BBQ shrimp and grits, bananas foster and mint juleps prepared by Louisiana chef Dickie Brennan.

11 p.m. 

Chris Janson will perform at Brickstone at an event hosted by Cleveland Rocks.

11 p.m. 

Third Eye Blind plays a concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted by the Recording Industry Association of America and AT&T. Sponsors of the event include Microsoft, Aflac, Southern Co., Fierce Government Relations, Comcast, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, among others.

 

WEDNESDAY

The Republican National Convention will feature music by Lee Brice and Jordy Searcy at Freedom Plaza.

9 a.m. 

American Unity Fund and the Log Cabin Republicans have partnered to put on the Big Tent Brunch at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The brunch is hosted by Margaret Hoover and Montel Williams and features special guest Caitlyn Jenner.

10 a.m. 

The Hill is hosting an event called “Real Estate the U.S. Economy: A Policy Discussion on 2017 and Beyond” sponsored by the National Real Estate Organizations at Hodge’s restaurant. The Hill’s Peter Schroeder will moderate the brunch.

11 a.m. 

The Corner bar at Progressive Field will host a charity event honoring Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the GOP congressional baseball team. Cleveland Indians legends Joe Charboneau and Len Barker will be in attendance, in addition to several members of Congress.

3 p.m.  

Citizens Against Government Waste is having an event called “Debt 911: The Nation’s Fiscal Emergency: A Discussion on the National Debt and Fiscal Policy” at The Ritz-Carlton.

5 p.m. 

Squire Patton Boggs is hosting a reception for the Florida GOP and Georgia Republican Party at its offices in the Key Tower.

5 p.m. 

The Log Cabin Republicans and PFLAG — formerly known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — are hosting a nonpartisan party at the Great Lakes Brewing Company “celebrating the fact that equality shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” a release says.

5 p.m. 

The Diversity Partners, a collection of groups, is hosting a reception at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium to celebrate diversity among elected officials, including members of Congress.

8 p.m. 

The Hill’s watch party at Hodge’s restaurant.

10 p.m. 

Lee Brice and Pat Green will perform at the Concerts for a Cause event at Jacobs Pavilion.

10 p.m.

Country singer Martina McBride is headlining a concert hosted by the Creative Coalition during its benefit gala at The Music Box to support the arts and arts advocacy.

 

THURSDAY

The Republican National Convention will feature music by Hope Country and The Sensations at Freedom Plaza.

10 a.m. 

“The Workforce of the Future: A Policy Discussion on STEM and Computer Science Education” will be hosted by The Hill and Microsoft at Hodge’s restaurant.

2 p.m. 

The National School Boards Action Center is having a dessert-themed open house at The Chocolate Bar to highlight its “Building America’s Future in Public Schools” campaign focused on the role of public education in this year’s elections.

10 p.m. 

The Cleveland Rocks convention wrap-up party at Jacobs Pavilion featuring music from Kid Rock.