Here are some of the events and happenings around town this
week that you might not want to miss.
- Lakewood Board of Education is hosting its monthly meeting at Grant Elementary School at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Among the docket items is a measure to discuss the sale of school property — presumably the shuttered McKinley Elementary School.
- Learning about the Civil War: The Lakewood High School Social Studies Department is hosting the presentation “Why did they fight—an analysis of the motives of Union and Confederate soldiers” at Lakewood Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
- StrEat Burger is opening its doors at 16300 Detroit Avenue, in the space that most recently housed 56 West. The official grand opening celebration is set from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21.
- Lakewood Wing Crawl: Who has the best wings in Lakewood? You have 6 hours to chose the winner by crawling between 13 bars and sampling 4 wings from each location. The event is slated to take place from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
- The second-annual LKWD Music Fest is slated to take place at Mahall’s 20 Lanes on Saturday. The event will feature more than 20 bands, including hip-hop legend Talib Kweli, food trucks and vendors. The after-party will include nearly a dozen Lakewood hot-spots. A portion of Madison Avenue will be closed to traffic. Tickets, for $20 in advance, are still available.
Editor's Note: Colin McEwen's wife is one of the owners of Mahall's 20 Lanes.