Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e14'

[MySQL][ODBC 5.1 Driver][mysqld-5.5.44-0ubuntu0.14.04.1]You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'cl[i].el '%' OR Events.Notes LIKE '%' cl[i].el '%' OR Events.Venue LIKE '%' at line 1

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