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Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto: a worldwide sustainable food event

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events, Top Stories

Every two years, thousands of people descend on Turin, a small city nestled in the hills of northern Italy, to eat, talk, network and party at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto. Terra Madre is a massive convention organized by Slow Food International, an organization designed around the idea that food should be healthy...

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Farm Harvest Festival encourages students to live sustainably

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Case Western Reserve University Student Sustainability Council (SCC) and the Farm Administration celebrated the ninth annual Farm Harvest Festival at Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms which aimed to increase CWRU’s environmental responsibility by informing the campus comm...

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Concert Across America raises gun violence awareness

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Sunday, Sept. 23 the Cleveland edition of The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence took place in the University Circle United Methodist Church, with performances by local arts organizations including The Karamu House, DuffyLit, Twelve Literary Arts, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) and th...

Local musicians highlight intimate Heights Music Hop

Matt Hooke and Aura Rossy, Staff Reporters

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

On the first day of the three-day Heights Music Hop Festival, Madeline Finn performed poetic songs at Mac’s Backs-Books. Mac’s Backs, a three-story Coventry institution since 1984, feels more like a living room than a concert venue with wood panels and pictures of Cleveland literary legends cove...

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Noche Latina makes strong comeback

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

Last Saturday, the door to the Jolly Scholar served a double purpose—it let people in and out of the bar and marked the dividing line between the calm, mostly empty courtyard of the Thwing Center and the exuberant bass-filled space of La Alianza’s Noche Latina. A line stretched out the door of Thwing and ...

Support a good cause this weekend

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 21 What: Super Nachos When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Sigma Nu House Notes: Enjoy nachos and support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at this event hosted by Sigma Nu and Case Western Reserve University Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door and $4 pe...

NuJoy ready to serve baos, kebabs and milk tea in Uptown

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Ninja City, the Asian fusion bistro on Euclid Avenue, closed on Feb. 24. After months of preparation, the restaurant that would be replacing it, NuJoy, opened in August. NuJoy is co-owned by two Case Western Reserve University alumni from the Class of 2012. The owners, Bowen Sun and Xiwen Kang, n...

Cleveland Taco Festival: Overpriced, underwhelming

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

This past Saturday, Sept. 8, marked the second annual Cleveland Taco Festival, held at JACK Thistledown Racino. The event boasted over 25 taco and food vendors from around the city. For those of age, the alcoholic options ranged from a frozen margarita “bar” to a tequila sampling tent. The entertainmen...

What to do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Sept. 14 What: Not The Enemy: The Crucial Role of Journalists in Society Where: Freedman Center, Kelvin Smith Library When: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. The English Department’s colloquium series is bringing Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery to campus. ...

IMPROVment Slumber Party is anything but sleepy

Kyle Smith, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Saturday, Sept. 8, over 70 people packed into the Eldred Black Box for a slumber party. Unlike a high school get together, this party featured a live performance by IMPROVment, Case Western Reserve University’s short-form improv comedy troupe, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The audience consisted of s...

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