Jurassic Quest: Dinosaurs to invade I-X Center this weekend
Since 2016, Jurassic Quest has brought its lifelike dinosaurs and prehistoric fun to the I-X Center. The dinosaurs will return again this weekend, bigger and better than ever!
Día de Muertos: A day to celebrate and reflect in the Gordon Square Arts District
Cleveland Public Theatre, Teatro Público de Cleveland, and Día de Muertos Ohio will present the 19th Annual Día de Muertos Festival this Saturday—a celebration that integrates harvest festivities and gathering family to remember past family and friends.
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.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Ohio City
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.
COSE names 19 Semifinalists in Cleveland Chain Reaction competition
Greater Cleveland Partnership’s COSE this morning announced the 19 businesses that will advance to the semifinals in season six of Cleveland Chain Reaction. They will now go to JumpStart's bootcamp to prepare their pitches to the judges in December.
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.
Pilgrim Church: An example of innovation by 19th Century architect Sidney Badgley
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1894 Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Tremont is just one of many churches, buildings, and homes designed by Cleveland architect Sidney Rose Badgley. Tremont History Project will give free tours of Pilgrim this weekend.
The Golden Age on E. 49th: Staying out of trouble at the Rainey Institute
Ralph Horner recalls the melting pot of friends he grew up with on East 49th Street in the 1950s—a group who regularly met to play basketball and try to stay out of trouble at the Rainey Institute on East 55th Street.
Six emerging writers named to Literary Cleveland’s Breakthrough Writing Residency
Six writers have been named to Literary Cleveland's 2023-24 Breakthrough Writing Residency cohort, in which they have free yearlong mentorship, support, and opportunities to develop book-length projects.
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.
Cleveland Play House presents adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Halloween
Just in time for Halloween, Cleveland Play House presents a reimagined adaptation of “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”—a haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story.
Board of Developmental Disabilities volunteers come together to clean up Edgewater Beach
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cuyahoga DD) celebrated its second annual Day of Service last week—with more than 350 volunteers collecting trash at Edgewater Beach. Check out the photos here!
#Streets of CLE: Snapshot on Abbey 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.
Three things you should do this weekend
There's a lot happening in the CLE this weekend! It's sometimes hard to keep track of all the weekend entertainment and activity options, so we chose three not-to-miss events hosted by Lake Erie Ink, 78th Street Studios, and Towards Employment.
Ohio Bell Telephone Building: Once Cleveland’s tallest building and a hub for technology
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1927 Ohio Bell Telephone Building on Huron Road was briefly the tallest building in the city—until the Terminal Tower overshadowed it in 1928. Designed by Hubbell and Bennes, the building was the site for technological leaps in long-distance phone calls in the 1940s and 1970s.
Word power: Five nonprofits that get creative in storytelling, writing, and music
Stories—written. oral, and through music—can transform lives, change minds; teach, or make us laugh, cry, or scream. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture celebrates five nonprofits that elevate voices and let people be heard.
The Golden Age on E. 49th: The rules of the game on the playground
In Ralph Horner's newest Golden Age installment, he recounts the odd rules in softball games between the factories surrounding the Superior-Luther Playground and a game of one-on-one basketball with this "old-school" father.
Artistic interpretation: First two murals completed in Murals Across the City campaign
Two local artists—Kelle Schwab and Lisa Quine—just completed the first two murals in Murals Across the City Campaign sponsored by Destination Cleveland and partner Graffiti Heart. Four more murals are to come.
Upward trend: Business and leisure visits to Cuyahoga County up by 12%
Destination Cleveland announced yesterday that business and leisure travel generated 17.9 million visits to Cuyahoga County in 2022—a 12% increase over 2021 and the second straight year for visitation growth in the county—outperforming state and domestic U.S. visitations.
Local author examines JFK assassination, conspiracy theories in 'JFK, Oswald and Ruby'
Shaker Heights attorney, judge, and author Burt W. Griffin just published his book about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald’s involvement, and Jack Ruby's motivations.