Street Level

Prost! Returning Cleveland Oktoberfest in the running for USA Today readers’ favorite
Cleveland Oktoberfest, one of the first big U.S. cities to put on a massive festival each year, occurs over the next two weekends and is in the running with 19 other cities to be chosen as the readers' favorite in a U.S. Today poll.
Garlic is king at the 14th annual Cleveland Garlic Festival
Garlic is king at the 14th annual Cleveland Garlic Festival this weekend at Shaker Square—a celebration of all things garlic that benefits the nonprofit North Union Farmers Market.
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.
Golden Age on East 49th Street: Introduction to the rules of survival for young men
In Ralph Horner's newest column series, "The Golden Age on East 49th Street," he writes about his childhood and life lessons learned in Goodrich-Kirtland Park in the 1950s.
The Golden Age on East 49th Street: The big moves
In Ralph Horner's newest column series, "The Golden Age on East 49th Street," he writes about his childhood and life lessons learned in Goodrich-Kirtland Park in the 1950s.
Friday’s coming! 78th Street Studios hosts Third Fridays this week
Here's a good way to get through Hump Day: 78th Street Studios' Third Fridays is this week, offering a free open house with visual exhibits, ambient music, delicious cuisine, pop-up vendors, and, of course, open galleries to peruse.
Taking care of their own: Cle food community gathers to support chef’s daughter
Cleveland's culinary community gathered last week at Rood Food and Pie to raise money for chef John and Allysun Selick's daughter Hannah Doty's continuing care as she recovers from AMSAN, rare form of Guillain-Barré syndrome.
A world of burlesque: International Ohio Burlesque Festival returns to Beachland Ballroom
More than 60 entertainers from around the world will take the stage at the Beachland Ballroom this weekend for the 11th annual International Ohio Burlesque Festival.
Cleveland Arts Prize to host tours of Summa Health, Ahuja Medical Canter collections
Cleveland Arts Prize will host tours of Summa Health’s Healing Arts Collection and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center's art collection in Beachwood as the last two events in its arts collection tour series.
You Are Not That Funny: Local writer releases memoir of his short run as a stand-up comic
Author Josh Womack has just released his second book, chronicling his short career as a stand-up comic.
Tremont is the place to be this weekend, with two popular events
Tremont will be hopping this weekend, thanks to Tremont West Development Corporation, with two of the neighborhood’s most popular events happening—Walkabout Tremont and Taste of Tremont.
MidTown Opening Day: Celebrate neighborhood pride, Cleveland Foundation HQ opening
It’s MidTown Opening Day this coming Saturday, July 15—a free, daylong neighborhood festival and block party centered on Euclid Avenue and East 66th Street, with activity hubs throughout the MidTown neighborhood.
Like fish to water: YMCA of Greater Cleveland prioritizes water safety, swim lessons
With the summer heat upon us, water safety and knowing how to swim are priorities. Many of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland branches offer swim classes, as well as water safety tips, for all ages and abilities to keep people safe around pools and beaches.
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.
Rumbles on E. 49th: Awakenings and epiphanies
In his final Rumbles on E. 49th installment, Ralph Horner recalls the epiphany that changed his life and led him down the successful career path, a life he chose.
Rumbles on E. 49th: 'Hey, stupid' and five-on-one fighting
Ralph Horner shares some of his narrow escapes from fights with rival neighborhood groups while growing up in the Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood in the 1950s.
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.
Hot stuff: Cleveland Heights launches SummerFEST this week
With the official start to summer his week, Cleveland Heights launches SummerFEST—a summer-long slate of free Thursday evening concerts, historic walking tours, kids activities, and more—in the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.
Rumbles on E. 49th: The mighty dumb Ducals and inner-city logic
Ralph Horner recalls two instances when he and his friends ran into trouble as they attempted to rule the streets in the Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood.
Edgewater NeighborFest will fill Clifton Boulevard with free music, activities, and fun
Edgewater NeighborFest, hosted by Northwest Neighborhoods, will bring an afternoon of fun, food, and shopping to Clifton Boulevard on June 25.