University Circle

La vida hermosa: Omara Portuondo to perform tomorrow at Cleveland Museum of Art
Grammy award-nominated vocalist Omara Portuondo—most known for her lead vocals with the Buena Vista Social Club—will perform at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Wednesday during a stop on her Farewell World Tour VIDA 2023.
Organic interests: A trip to the new Cleveland Museum of Natural History Visitor Hall
FreshWater contributor Jill Sell recently had the opportunity to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s new Visitor Hall. A lifelong fan of CMNH, Sell shares the highlights in the new Center, her observations, and conversations with CMNH staff.
Time traveling: Sculpture Center hosts artist Daniel Arsham’s ‘Score and Sound’
World-renowned artist and native Clevelander Daniel Arsham will debut his first solo exhibit, "Score and Sound," at The Sculpture Center next week—which features iconic, eroded sculptural relics that reflect on the material and cultural histories of everyday objects.
The music never stopped: Free Hessler Homecoming keeps spirit of Hessler Street Fair alive
The beloved Hessler Street Fair may no longer exist as fans know it, but thanks to the Hessler Neighborhood Association and the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association, Hessler Homecoming will keep the tradition alive this Sunday, Oct. 15 with free concerts, food and crafts vendors, and old friends.
Thrive: FutureLAND founder finds inspiration in his father’s grit and drive
The entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity, and determination Kumar Arora learned from his father has led to a successful business career and the cofounding of the upcoming FutureLAND—a celebration of diversity in tech and entrepreneurship in Playhouse Square to help drive economic growth in the area.
Sidewalk masterpieces: Museum of Art's annual Chalk Festival brings professionals, amateurs together
The Cleveland Museum of Art's 34th annual Chalk Festival drew artists of all ages and abilities last weekend as they decorated the CMA grounds. FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured the chalk masterpieces before the rain washed them away.
In the right light: Cleveland History Center hosts Fashion After Dark exhibit
The Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society will open its Fashion After Dark exhibit—simulating the atmosphere of a gaslit evening on Euclid Avenue in the 1840s through fashion, interiors, lighting, and sound.
StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on Euclid Avenue
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.
Heaven on Earth: Cleveland Museum of Art premiers works from China’s Jiangnan region
The Cleveland Museum of Art opened “China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta,” which explores the historical and cultural riches of Jiangnan region, in the coastal area south of the Yangzi River. The exhibit features more than 200 objects relating to a region that has remained one of China’s wealthiest, most populous, and agriculturally fertile lands.
Peace through understanding: One World Day on Sunday in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
The 77th annual One World Day—a year celebration of mutual cultural understanding—takes place this Sunday in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Amasa Stone Chapel: a tribute to a 19th Century Cleveland legend
In 1907 the daughters of railroad magnate and philanthropist Amasa Stone commissioned New England architect Henry Vaughan to design a chapel as a tribute to their late father. CWRU's Amasa Stone Chapel—an example of Gothic revival architecture.
Free space: Mandel Foundation Community Days make Cleveland Museum of Natural History accessible
Thanks to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is free on Sundays for all Cleveland and East Cleveland residents—opening up worlds of experiences for people of all ages.
Make it better: Cleveland makers embrace innovation as a benchmark of growth
Building a transformative technology and forward-thinking are two key elements behind MAGNET's Make It Better: A Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. Three local innovators—CLEANR, Skuld, and Seraphina Safety—share their tips for success and how they stick to the blueprint.
Riding the high: CWRU professors research the benefits of psychedelic drugs on mental health
Two Case Western Reserve University professors have received a grant to study how psychedelic drugs can address many mental disorders—including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and even addiction.
From visitor to leader: Sonia Winner charts the future at CMNH
Cleveland Museum of Natural History president and CEO Sonia Winner practically raised her children among the museum's dinosaurs and other collections before becoming the institution's leader in 2018. Now she's overseeing the $150 million renovation project.
Run this town: Aimon Ali brings big vision to Cleveland’s fashion scene with The Runway
Aimon Ali is elevating Cleveland's fashion presence with The Runway fashion shows, which showcases local, national, and international designers, and her boutique fashion services and events agency Fashion Talks.
Cleveland Cultural Gardens to celebrate African heritage this weekend
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens' World on Stage series kicks off this weekend with a free celebration of African heritage on the Centennial Peace Plaza.
Tudor Arms Hotel: A swanky gothic revival cornerstone in University Circle
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1930s Tudor Arms building. designed by Frank Meade, has seen a rich history, from its origins as the exclusive Cleveland Club, to a hotel and nightlife hotspot, to the current modern-day hotel.
The World on Stage: Summer concert series will celebrate cultures in the Cultural Gardens
Music and dance from around the world takes the stage at Cleveland Cultural Gardens this summer, with World on Stage concert and event series, including African Day, Hispanic Cultural Day, Middle East Day, and the 77th annual One World Day.
Favorable forecast: Additional tickets released for Art Museum’s Solstice event this weekend
The Cleveland Museum of Art just released additional tickets to its popular signature Solstice event this weekend. Get them before the event is sold out!