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Culture meets beer at Hansa Import Haus

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

In the past 40 years, Cleveland has changed dramatically.  “The Forest City” has hit some all-time lows but, currently, is economically at an all-time high.  Many businesses have come and gone in the past 40 years, but Hansa Import Haus has done something quite unique. After 40 years of operation, pr...

What to do this weekend Mar 24 – 26

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, March 24: Elektra: March 24 and 25, 8 p.m. in Black Box at Eldred Theater. Players’ Theater Group’s second production of the semester. A modern translation of the classic Greek tragedy takes place in Depression-era America, featuring original music composed for the production. Admissi...

The Japanese House makes Cleveland debut

Kait Funk, Arts and Entertainment Designer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

The Grog Shop, known well for its intimate and cozy setting, was the perfect venue for the atmospheric, synth vibes of Amber Bain, a solo artist otherwise known as “The Japanese House.” An indie pop artist from Buckinghamshire, East London, The Japanese House has released three EPs and has toured ...

What to do this Weekend Mar 3 – Mar 5

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday Mar. 3 Short. Sweet. Film Fest: Mar. 3-5 at The Alex Theater at the 9. Friday, Mar. 3 is Local Filmmakers’ Night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., followed by live music and a local filmmaker social event. Saturday, Mar. 4, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films wi...

What to do this weekend Feb 24 – Feb 26

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 24 Passport to Cleveland: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Lago Custom Events (1091 W. 10th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)  Passport to Cleveland is an event hosted by CLEseats to showcase the amazing restaurants throughout the Cleveland area. At this event, guests will receive complimentary drink tickets a...

A spark in the middle of winter

Daniel Jagaselvan, Contributing Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On an unusually warm night in February, a few friends and I went down to the Flats West Bank to experience this year’s Brite Winter Art + Music Festival. Thousands of people gathered to enjoy event tents, food trucks, local breweries and music all for the free price of admission. The festival ...

What to do this weekend Feb 17-19

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 17 Radiate 2017: 9 p.m.-3 a.m. at Cleveland Agora. The sixth annual GLOW fest will have performances by Grandtheft, Dr. Fresch, SunSquabi, Vibe Street and many more. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Glow gear is strongly encouraged. Saturday, Feb. 18 February Cat...

What to do this weekend Feb 10 – 12

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Feb. 10 Garden of Good & Evil: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Taking cue from Through the Looking Glass, the Garden of Good & Evil will offer magic potions, delicious food, madcap characters, a silent auction, whimsical music and fantastical beasts—all in the begui...

UPB brings country artists to Jolly

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

The University Program Board (UPB) has been hard at work this year bringing a revitalized energy to their signature events as they continue to make campus a bit more fun. From the big names they booked for “Trashed Out, Cashed Out” and the revamping of Spot Night into wider reaching concerts rebrand...

What to do this weekend

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Jan. 27 Winter/Spring Season Opening Night Celebration: 7-10 p.m. at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. This free event will celebrate the museum's new season with an artist talk, an open art studio, a cash bar and DJ. Cleveland Winter Beerfest 2017: Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. to Jan. 28 at 11:30 p.m. at the H...

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