The Observer

Food, fun and film on campus

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, April 6   What: UPBeats: blackbear When: 9:30-11:30 p.m. Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Notes: Join hip-hop artist blackbear for a night of R&B hosted by UPBeats. Free fanny packs will be distributed.   What: Cleveland International Film Festival Wh...

Hasan Minhaj, Chris D’Elia announced as spring comedians

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Comedy, Local Events

On Saturday, March 24, University Programming Board (UPB) announced this year’s spring comedians, Hasan Minhaj and Chris D’Elia, during their Spring Giveaway event. As usual, the comedians this year have easily recognizable names. Minhaj is best known for his work on “The Daily Show,” where...

Art, music in the lead-up to Easter

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 30   What: SpARTan Showcase Where: The Spot When: 5-8 p.m. Notes: Student Activities and Leadership Ambassadors host a free talent show featuring performance organizations like Case Kismat, Spartan Tappers and IMPROVment.   What: Lighthouse Reading Series: Renee Gladman and...

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


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

This past week, students have been able to attend documentary screenings, panel discussions and more, all centering around food. This year’s Food Symposium, themed “Food, Health, and Politics,” began on March 23 and ran through March 30. It took place all over and around campus, from the T...

“Iron Bison” performs locally in build-up to debut album

Abigail Bickel, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Not many can say their music is outdated by the conception of their band by five years, but if your hobbies include creating the fictitious, “most brutal sludge band in the world,” you might be the creator of the “beer-fueled, basement punk metal” band, Iron Bison. Native to Cleveland, the “real”...

Check out performances, dinners in Thwing

Aura Rossy, Contributing Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 23   What: MECA’s Spring Hafleh When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Thwing Center Notes: The Middle Eastern Cultural Association hosts its semi annual Hafleh, featuring performances by the Al Salam Dabke Group and a belly dancer. The event will also have a DJ and a henna booth.  ...

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018


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

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary,...

No Spring Break plans? Justin Nozuka stops in Cleveland

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Justin Nozuka has been in the music industry for over a decade now. After releasing his debut album, “Holly,” in 2008, Nozuka has released two other albums, “You I Wind Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Ulysses” in 2014. Now, he’s touring and releasing his fourth album in three installments. Th...

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


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

On Friday, Feb. 24, five bands got together at the Plymouth House, Cleveland’s West Side DIY central music hub, to “turn their debauchery into something positive.” The House hosted a benefit show to raise money for the Yemen famine crisis, and in doing so, helped bring awareness to the problem....

Art and Music around campus

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 2   What: 2018 Alumni Exhibition Where: Ann and Norman Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery Time: 5-8 p.m. Notes: Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and the CIA Alumni Council will hold a juried alumni exhibition through Mar. 29.   What: The Kite is Right Wh...

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