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Land Ho! The Tall Ships are returning to the Cleveland coast this summer
The Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Tall Ships America announced this week that the Tall Ships Festival will return to Cleveland for the first time since 2019. 
Unreal: BOSS to add group virtual reality gaming to its adrenaline-spiked entertainment options
BOSS Pro Karting has now added Zero Latency VR gaming to it's offerings for those looking to escape reality and do something a bit different in a new world.
Lucky 13: Brite Winter returns to live entertainment this weekend
Brite Winter, the annual arts and music festival. returns to live programming this Saturday with a chance to cure the winter blues and celebrate the event's 13th year of bringing low-cost and accessible events to the city.
Kapow! Lake Erie Ink prepares for 10th annual Kids Comic Con
Lake Erie Ink celebrates 10 years of Kids Comic Con next week with a hybrid model of virtual and in-person comic workshops, talks, and parties for youngsters. 
Short and sweet: Film festival this week celebrates the art of the short film
Now in its 11th year, the Short.Sweet Film Festival takes place this week with more than 150 short films featured both virtually and at the Metropolitan at the 9. 
Free Stamp: All things free in the CLE for February 2022
The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval.
Scaring winter away with the 2022 Kurentovanje festival
Revelers hope to chase away winter in Cleveland this coming weekend during the 10th annual Cleveland Kurentovanje—a Slovenian Madi Gras festival.
Light it up: Nature center and historical society offer illuminated Valentine walk
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Shaker Historical Society are putting a little winter romance into Valentine’s Day weekend with the Winter Wonderland Luminary Walk.
The doctor is in: Heinen’s offers holistic nutrition guidance at its Mayfield Heights store
Heinen's Mayfield Village location is now offering medical guidance on eating healthy  with its Personalized Nutrition Center. 
Year of the Tiger: AsiaTown celebrates the Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year began yesterday, Feb. 1, and revelers will be celebrating in AsiaTown for the next two weeks with food, shopping, and entrainment. 
Reset resolutions: YMCA launches Reset Challenge to help develop new healthy habits
It's February, and by this time of the year most people have given up on their new year's resolutions. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland wants to help people keep those resolutions to develop healthy habits—and win prizes—with its fun, interactive RESET Challenge.
Fluorescent exploration: Waterloo Arts hosts DayGloLAB before annual DayGloSho
In preparation for it's annual DayGloSho—works of 40 regional and national artists using pigments made by Cleveland-based DayGlo Color Corp.—Waterloo Arts has created DayGloLAB for experimentation and hands-on activities with the medium.
Cooking up creativity: LGBTQ+ youth theater workshop The Text Kitchen launches in CLE
The Text Kitchen, A new theater education program in Edgewater, focuses on LGBTQ+ youth in Northeast Ohio.
It's On! Ice Fest returns to North Coast Harbor with Harry Potter theme
After Monday's nasty winter weather, an ironic twist of nature forces the Downtown Cleveland Alliance to postpone the annual Ice Fest at North Coast Harbor. It's back on today, Thursday, Jan. 20.
The New Year: Cleveland sports
FreshWater writers (and sports fans) Douglas J. Guth and Dana Shugrue look forward to the NBA All-Star Game coming to Cleveland in February and what the Cavaliers, Browns, and Guardians have in store for fans in the new year.
The New Year: A new mayor; more of everything good
FreshWater writers Brandon Baker and Mark Oprea anticipate Mayor-elect Justin Bibb taking the city's reins, while Kelly Quinn Sands looks forward to more of everything good in Cleveland.
The New Year: Looking Back; Looking Forward
FreshWater writers Grant Segall, Evan Gallagher, Rashidah Abdulhaqq, Tom Matowitz, Erin O'Brien, and Marc Lefkowitz tout some of the city's accomplishments and look forward to covering some hot new topics in 2022.
The New Year: Arts and Technology
FreshWater Managing photographer Bob Perkoski and writers Jen Jones Donatelli, Jo Donofrio, and Brittney Hooper gush with excitement over some spectacular arts and culture projects and the future of technology of Cleveland.
Tapping superpowers: Meet the art therapist who is using superheroes to help LGBTQ+ youth
Mike Boyce discovered at an early age that comic books provided a well-needed escape from reality. Now, the art therapist uses comics to create a nonjudgmental and positive space for LGBTQ+ youth.
We Run This City: Grant will extend YMCA's youth marathon program to Lakewood
Since its founding, the YMCA We Run This City program has worked with more than 1,000 students in 43 CMSD schools, preparing them to run in the Cleveland Marathon. Thanks to a grant from the Three Archest Foundation, the program is now coming to Lakewood.