The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all of the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval. Got a free event you want us to include? Drop us a line here.
Cleveland stories to remember
Music Box Supper Club continues its free weekly "Cleveland Stories" dinner parties series starting on Wednesday, January 9, with a talk on "Cleveland's Prohibition-Era Monsters" by Dennis R. Sutcliffe. Other storytellers on the docket this month include the Plain Dealer's Bill Livingston, Greater Cleveland Film Commission's Ivan Schwarz, and sportswriter Dan Coughlin. To learn more about the ongoing series and see what's on tap, click here.
On Thursday, January 10, Arastasia Photography will host "The Creative Remedy," a night of networking, wine, and light snacks. Start the year off right by connecting with a like-minded creative community. To learn more, click here.
A 'home' of their own
More than a dozen photographic artists will showcase their work at Cleveland Print Room's group exhibition, "Gimme Shelter." Running from January 11 - February 16, the the exhibition explores the role of the house as a "potent symbol in contemporary society."
A free opening reception will be held this Friday, January 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, click here or call Shari Wilkins at 216-401-5981.
The dream is alive in Cleveland
On Friday, January 18, visual artist and social justice advocate LaToya Ruby Frazier will headline the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Case Western Reserve University. Frazier’s visual, award-winning work highlights social inequality and historical change in the post-industrial age. Along with Frazier's keynote, the event will feature workshops, films, panels, and other speakers. Tickets will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more or register, click here.
Ice, ice, baby
North Coast Harbor’s 5th Annual Ice Fest will take place on Monday, January 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Along with 30+ ice displays, festivities include a superhero meet-and-greet, ice carving demos, a #ThisIsCLE photo opp, and more. Attendees can also participate in the Ice Fest Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win winter swag (which will likely come in handy with the onset of winter in Northeast Ohio). For more information, click here.
Planting the seed
The Cleveland Seed Bank will host its 5th Annual Winter Seed Swap on Saturday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ohio City. Join hundreds of gardeners from across the region to network with like-minded gardners and swap seeds. This event is open to green and black thumbs alike, with all levels of seed and gardening knowledge welcomed. To register, click here.
Flats for less
Through February 28, patrons visiting the Flats East Bank will be able to enjoy "Flat Out Free Parking" from Sundays through Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to close. This offer is valid at all self-parking lots, including Backyard Bocce, Margaritaville, Punch Bowl Social, and Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. For more information, contact Heidi Yanok via email.
That new year's resolution starts now
Master couponer and Grocery Smarts founder Ryan Brown will host two free couponing workshops at the DoubleTree in Beachwood on Tuesday, January 29. Door prizes, giveaways, and money saving tips will be provided for guests. Since registration is mandatory and space is limited, click here to reserve a spot at either 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Dana Shugrue is a graduate of John Carroll University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media and Professional Writing. She is a full-time Content Specialist at Budget Dumpster, and part-time freelance writer for FreshWater Cleveland. When she’s not writing, you can catch Dana taking a run through the metros or sipping a latte at her favorite local coffee shop.