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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.
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.
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.
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.
Spiritual beauty: Tremont History Project to host Historic Church Tour series
The Tremont History Project, a group of amateur historians and volunteers from the south side neighborhood who have been collecting and documenting Tremont history, is hosting tours of four historic Tremont churches over the next four weeks.
Tales of Terror: Tours of Cleveland to share spooky stories of horror and tragedy in October
Tours of Cleveland founder Scott O'Con wanted to cover something different than the usual haunted house tours and spiritual sightings in his October walking tour series. So, in Tales of Terror, he focuses on Cleveland's true tragedies, murders, and disasters spanning the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Golden Age on E. 49th Street: Bulking up, neighbor relations, and joyriding in the neighborhood
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.
Fall gardening: Get a head start on next year’s garden with autumn plantings
Fall is an excellent time for planting, with the cooler temperatures and increased rainfall that allow native plants to establish strong root systems before winter sets in. The staff at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes give some tips on fall planting, and remind readers to stock up on bird seed for the winter.
Golden Age on E. 49th Street: Quirky tricks in the monster house
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.
Golden Age on E. 49th Street: Digging up Cleveland’s trolley history
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.
Feed your creative soul at Lake Erie Ink’s Culinary Creativity
This weekend Lake Erie Ink will host its fall fundraiser, Culinary Creativity, at Dunham Tavern Barn in MidTown—bringing together Cleveland’s restaurant and writing communities to support creative expression among Cleveland youth.
Hop to it: Annual Heights Music Hop celebrates 10 years this weekend
The 10th Annual Heights Music Hop takes place in Cleveland Heights this weekend, bringing more than two dozen performers to 20 restaurants, lounges, cafes, bars, and other establishments on Lee Road.
In the right light: Cleveland History Center hosts Fashion After Dark exhibit
The Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society will open its Fashion After Dark exhibit—simulating the atmosphere of a gaslit evening on Euclid Avenue in the 1840s through fashion, interiors, lighting, and sound.
Golden Age on East 49th Street: The dirt alley that connected everything
In his latest installment about growing up in the 1950s on East 49th Street, Ralph Horning recalls the alley that ran behind the houses and the many advantages it offered.
All are welcome: First annual Neurodiversity Cultural Festival celebrates our differences
Doug Blecher's autism diagnosis at age 42 led him to partner with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and start the first annual Neurodiversity Cultural Festival, happening Saturday, Sept. 30 at Solon Community Park.
Cleveland Ballet kicks off new season with ‘Carmen & Other Works’
The Cleveland Ballet kicks off its 2023-2024 season next week with “Carmen & Other Works” at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace.
Heaven on Earth: Cleveland Museum of Art premiers works from China’s Jiangnan region
The Cleveland Museum of Art opened “China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta,” which explores the historical and cultural riches of Jiangnan region, in the coastal area south of the Yangzi River. The exhibit features more than 200 objects relating to a region that has remained one of China’s wealthiest, most populous, and agriculturally fertile lands.