Street Level

Cleveland Burlesque Queen Bella Sin celebrates 20 years of entertaining, teaching this weekend
Bella Sin emigrated from Chihuahua, Mexico in 2003 to discover her love for burlesque. Two decades later, she is known as Cleveland's Burlesque Queen, founder of Cleveland Burlesque, and celebrating her 20th anniversary with "Sinfully Yours" at the Beachland Ballroom this weekend.
Rumbles on E. 49th: 1950s fighting rules in Goodrich-Kirtland Park
In his newest series, Rumbles on E. 49th, writer Ralph Horner writes about growing up in the Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood, and playing the role of a tough kid to survive.
Taking a Closer Look: What to expect at the 47th Cleveland International Film Festival
The 47th Cleveland International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with the theme "Look Closer," inviting guests to seek out connections to diverse cultures and perspectives during their visits.
Be well: 2023 Cleveland Humanities Festival explores wellness through the arts
Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University's eighth annual Cleveland Humanities Festival this year will explore the theme of wellness with arts and cultural events throughout Greater Cleveland.
Celebration of Light: Join the Towpath Trail Lantern Parade
Light up the night by making your own lantern, participate in others arts and crafts, and join Canalway for its Towpath Trail Lantern Parade this Saturday.
Cleveland Cinematheque moves off-site, shows premiers, restored classics, tributes
Cleveland Cinematheque will show some classics and debuts this month, as it also travels to the Capitol Theatre and Wizbang! Theatre during minor work on its usual home, the Peter B. Lewis Theater.
Turning the page: FreshWater Cleveland announces new ownership, launches new look
Longtime FreshWater contributors recently acquired the publication. This week we officially celebrate the new ownership and a new site design.
Elvis is in the building: StoneWater hosts award-winning Elvis impersonator this weekend
Put on your blue suede shoes this Saturday night and get ready to shake, rattle & roll at the Venue at Stonewater, when Elvis impersonator entertains gues at its first Dinner & a Show event, featuring a meal fit for The King.
Forks and knives out: Cleveland Restaurant Week starts Monday
Cleveland Independents' annual Cleveland Restaurant Week runs Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 18, with 70 local restaurants offering prix fixe menus and cocktail specials over the next two weeks.
Do not pass Go: Cleveland themed Monopoly game on the board for this fall
Rhode Island game manufacturer Top Trumps announced Thursday it will be producing a Cleveland-themed Monopoly game—due in October. Right now, the company is looking for your suggestions for businesses, nonprofits, landmarks, and other iconic Cleveland items to make our hometown version truly unique.
Anchors Away! Brite Winter celebrates the Cuyahoga, Lake Erie with winter festival
Brite Winter this weekend will chase those winter blues away with live music, art installments by volunteers with Ingenuity Cleveland, and food trucks along the Cuyahoga River on the Flats West Bank.
Pow! Bam! Wham! Annual Kids’ Comic Con is calling all superheroes for weekend fun
Lake Erie Ink is calling all superheroes this weekend for its 11th annual Kids' Comic Con, where kids can stretch their imaginations and share their ideas—both virtually and in-person at the Coventry PEACE Campus, B-Side Lounge, and Visible Voice Books. 
Brief treats: 12 Years of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest
The Short. Sweet. Film Fest returns to Atlas Cinemas at Shaker Square this weekend, showcasing 226 short films.
OCA Cleveland documentary on Cleveland’s Chinese Americans to air on WKYC Sunday
WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland this weekend will air the broadcast premiere of "The History of Cleveland’s Chinatown—An Oral History of Chinese Americans in Cleveland,” made by local filmmaker Johnny K. Wu and his team with OCA Greater Cleveland.
Roots music, arts and culture workshops, highlight seventh annual Lake Erie Folk Fest
The Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association's seventh annual Lake Erie Folk Fest will have music, workshops, arts, and an evening concert this weekend at Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre. 
Cleveland Museum of Natural History celebrates women scientists on the cutting edge
The female scientists of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History share their stories of how they became involved in STEM at Women in Science Family Day on Saturday.
Love Where You Are: Groundswell Fest celebrates movement, wellness, self-care
This weekend, Harness Collective will host Groundswell Festa day-long celebration of movement featuring workout sessions, self-care stations, a vendor village, and live music.
Rascals and Rogues: Max the Bookie
Writer Ralph Horner, who grew up in inner city Cleveland and spent much of his career selling men's shoes on Euclid Avenue, shares his memories of some of the characters he met on Short Vincent in the 1950s and 1960s in his FreshWater series, "Rascals and Rogues."
Acting it out: Y-Haven Theatre Project launches 24th production with Cleveland Public Theatre
A group with the YMCA of Greater Cleveland's Y-Haven Theatre Project will take the Cleveland Public Theatre stage this weekend to present "In Our Wake"—a play based on the actors' own true stories of recovery. 
Rascals and Rogues: Tarzan, neighborhood badass
Writer Ralph Horner, who grew up in inner city Cleveland and spent much of his career selling men's shoes on Euclid Avenue, shares his memories of some of the characters he met on Short Vincent in the 1950s and 1960s in his FreshWater series, "Rascals and Rogues."