The Observer

A Night to Remember

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

With the cold air breaking and midterms on their way, Case Western Reserve University was in need of an exciting event and the Class Officer Collective (COC) was ready to provide. On Saturday, Feb. 17, Snowball added mystery and fun to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) Ames Family Atrium as students...

A student perspective on Lunar New Year at CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As a first-generation Chinese-American, I grew up with the Lunar New Year being the most important time of year. My family and I would scramble to organize every inch of our apartment to get rid of bad luck. The first day of the new year would be the only time I’d let my mom choose my outfit, which...

Rachael Yamagata shines at Music Box

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Making Cleveland an intentional stop on her tour, Feb. 9 saw Rachael Yamagata take the stage at Music Box Supper Club. The venue seemed strangely formal for the laid-back persona she puts on. I easily could have imagined this act hitting a local coffee shop, but the “dinner and a show” vibe lent itself ...

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Celebrate Lunar New Year

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 16 What: Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Vendor Sale Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden Time: Noon-5 p.m. Notes: Featuring orchid exhibits, lectures and tours, this event will feature hundreds of plants for sale from six different orchid vendors as well as carnivorous plant...

Country Night starts off spring UPBeats events strong

Yvonne Pan, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

As somebody who grew up in New York City, I am more accustomed to trap and hip-hop music than country music. However, the lures of free food, a mechanical bull and of course Dylan Scott were more than tempting and I found myself at Jolly Scholar last Thursday night. Restless Road was the opening act...

Rachael Yamagata comes to Cleveland

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachael Yamagata will be playing at Cleveland’s Music Box Supper Club Friday, Feb. 9, and she is bringing minimal accompaniment to the stage with her. Titled “Songs. Stories. Solo.,” Yamagata’s tour will involve her sitting down for a performance with...

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Yule Ball: A magical night at the wizarding world of CWRU

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Case Western Reserve University was changed from a school of muggles to a school of wizards for one magical night. The wizarding world of Harry Potter was transported to CWRU thanks to our very own CWRUcio. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Yule Ball graced the Tinkham Veale University Center (TVUC) ballrooms...

“Love Never Dies” comes to Cleveland

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Theatre & Dance

From Jan. 9 to 28, “Love Never Dies,” the sequel to the popular musical, “The Phantom of the Opera,” was put on at Playhouse Square, marking the first time the production has toured in America. A special note in the program by creator Andrew Lloyd Webber states he is “thrilled that Clevelan...

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

IMPROVment: A unique organization for a fun experience

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Jan. 20 marked the first of many IMPROVment shows that will be put on throughout this semester at Eldred Black Box. IMPROVment is the only short form improv comedy troupe on campus and its shows are free and open to the public. Although IMPROVment is a theater organization, auditions are open to anyone...

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