University Circle

Ode to Hessler: Grog Shop hosts two-day concert dedicated to iconic street fair
The Hessler Street Fair last occurred in 2019, but the legendary event created fond memories for many Clevelanders. Later this month, the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights will recreate some of the nostalgia with a two-night concert dedicated to the fair.
Photo essay: Some Renaissance art and majesty from Cleveland Museum of Art’s The Tudors
The Cleveland Museum of Art's popular exhibit The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England runs through Sunday, May 14. FreshWater's managing photographer Bob Perkoski took a tour and captured some highlights in this photo essay.
Holden Forests & Gardens celebrates Arbor Day
Arbor Day is tomorrow, Friday, April 28. In honor of the day set aside for the planting, upkeep, preservation, and celebration of trees, Holden Forests & Gardens has a bunch of activities planned.
Signs of spring: University Circle’s cherry blossoms in photos
Last week was peak time for taking in the cherry blossoms around University Circle. Bob Perkoski caught the blooms in all their glory to brighten your day.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Earth Day events highlight year-round conservation
This Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a weekend full of activities planned to celebrate nature, preserve our natural resources, and see what's new at the museum.
History lessons: NEO students compete in regional History Day, 66 to go on to state event
Area students presented projects in the Region 3 Ohio History Day at the Cleveland History Center to share their thoughts, research, and interpretations around the 2023 theme “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas."
Cleveland Museum of Natural History awarded nearly $800,000 to preserve fossil collection
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will help preserve its huge fossil collection as part of the museum's ongoing $150 million transformation project.
Cleveland Cinematheque moves off-site, shows premiers, restored classics, tributes
Cleveland Cinematheque will show some classics and debuts this month, as it also travels to the Capitol Theatre and Wizbang! Theatre during minor work on its usual home, the Peter B. Lewis Theater.
Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection
In March 2020, Joe and Nancy Keithley gave more than 100 works of art to the Cleveland Museum of Art, including  Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern European and American paintings. This unique exhibit runs through Jan. 8, so make sure to see it while you can!
Celebrate the upcoming winter solstice with Friday Night Lights at the Natural History Museum
In anticipation of the the winter solstice, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will be keeping the lights on this Friday, Dec. 16 for its last Friday Night Lights of 2022.
Continued evolution: Natural History Museum will reveal renovations, new exhibits this week
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has unveiled the most recent renovations in its $150 million transformation project that will update and expand its both its offerings and physical square footage. 
Going to the dogs: CMNH hosts talk on wolves, Balto at Friday Night Lights
It's Friday Night Lights at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, when the museum stays open after dark for some educational conversations and drinks. This week, hear museum experts talk about the domestication of wolves, dog breeds, and Cleveland's famous canine, Balto.
The long-haulers: Long Covid clinics guide patients on the slow path to recovery
Long Covid causes a myriad of health problems that can last weeks, months, or even years—keeping two million to four million Americans out of work. Multi-disciplinary teams of medical experts at three of Cleveland's major hospital systems are working to alleviate the ailments of long-haulers with Long Covid clinics.
Doan Brook, Metroparks to host two free outdoor family workshops
The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is hosting two free family-friendly events this month that will get the entire family out for fun learning experiences in the autumn air.
Film’s big fall: A look at upcoming CLE film festivals and their thought-provoking content
As fall approaches, the season is ripe for upcoming film festivals. Three festivals that focus on unique and timely topics are already beginning. 
A score for science: Browns' Myles Garrett named CMNH community science ambassador
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett's love for science and dinosaurs has landed him the title of Community Science Ambassador at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Experience the world: What to expect at One World Day 2022
This weekend, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens will host the 76th Annual One World Day to celebrate and honor Cleveland’s diverse cultural and ethnic makeup that represnts more than 30 countries around the world.
Photo essay: The best of the 2022 FRONT Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
The 2022 FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is in full swing, with 100 world renowned artists at 30 sites in three NEO cities. Here are some don't miss highlights that FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured while attending FRONT.
Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens: A landscape of diversity, looking toward the future
As the Cleveland Cultural Gardens continues to expand, plans are in various stages to install 10 new gardens. John Grabowski and Lauren Pacini look to the future in this fourth and final installment of this four-part series. 
Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens: A landscape of diversity, the later years
The 1965 Hart-Celler Act widened patterns of U.S. immigration beyond Europe. With that pattern came the origins of more than a dozen Cultural Gardens that represent Asia and Eastern Europe. Lauren Pacini chronicles this period of Cleveland Cultural Gardens history in this third installment of this four-part series.