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.
Vote. Then Art.
After you vote, why not take advantage of the Free Admission on Election Day event at MOCA? On Tuesday, November 6, visitors can check out new exhibitions like Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle and explore the rest of the museum without having to pay the usual admission price. For more information, click here.
Turn the Beat Around
Love to hear percussion? Join the monthly jam session at Beachland Ballroom to circle up with local drumming communities. The Beachland Ballroom will open its doors at 8 p.m., and the show will start at 9 p.m. Learn more here.
Have Your Cake…
...and wear it, too. On November 10, the Hullabaloo: Sweet Escape Trunk Show follows up Yellowcake's annual Hullaballoo main event (which was held November 3). A pop-up boutique shopping experience, the trunk show will feature apparel and accessories from both Yellowcake and guest vendors, along with brunch, beer, and local sweets. Head over to Terrestrial Brewing Company in Battery Park at 10 a.m. for food, brews, fashion, and fun! For more information, click here.
Remember that Unsolved Library Fire?
On Saturday, November 10, acclaimed writer and Cleveland native Susan Orlean will discuss her new book, The Library Book, during the final installment of Cleveland Public Library’s 2018 Writers and Readers series. Join Orlean as she reopens the case of America’s most devastating unsolved library fire with The Library Book from 2 to 4 p.m at Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium (525 Superior Ave.). Get the full 411 here.
Just Sing It
Middle school students will perform their own original songs—composed with the help of Northeast Ohio-based teaching artists—at the Rock Hall's Klipsch Main Stage on Wednesday, November 14. Sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Roots of American Music, this competition-style event will award the winning middle school class $5,000 for their school. The students’ songs are primarily about issues that matter to them, such as racism, bullying, and drug abuse. Performances will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To learn more, click here.
Finding Common Ground
This summer, a day of Common Ground conversations brought together 4,000 residents across five counties to talk about ways to better Northeast Ohio. (Check out the recap of the FreshWater Common Ground conversation here!) On Friday, November 16, the Common Ground conversation continues with a 2018 Recap Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served as the impact of this year's event is explored—along with a preview of what to expect next year. To register, click here.
The Road to Self-Care Starts With…
GirlTrek. On November 16, GirlTrek’s Radical Teach-In and Wellness Revival Tour will make its Cleveland stop. Co-founders Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison will share their “radical” ideals of healing and self-care through various empowering activities—all geared at training "frontline health activists." Events include #WonderofWomen storytelling, tips for organizing a walk, and an “energizing sweat experience.” For more information, click here.
Say You Want a Revolution
Curious to see Gordon Square's new artist-in-residence in action? Check out Classical Revolution CLE at the Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Road) on November 20 around 8 p.m. Their goal? To de-formalize classical music by presenting it in an “unconventional” way both new and appealing to listeners. Click here to learn more.
Ever Wonder Where the Term “Turkey Day” Comes From?
In honor of typical Thanksgiving feasts, the Cleveland Metroparks will be hosting a “Turkey Talk and Tales” event to celebrate the Wild Turkey. On November 17, the whole family can partake in crafting, facts, and fun from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation. For more information, click here.
The Inner City Hues project is coming to a conclusion, and now it's time to celebrate! Join LAND studio for a "Celebration of the Arts" on Saturday, December 1, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Now Development Corporation (13815 Kinsman Rd., Cleveland). The event will spotlight the artists, installations, and community that have come together to make this such a unique endeavor. For more information, email David Wilson or call 216-621-5413.
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.