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What to do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

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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. Lowery, the author of the New York Times Bestseller “They Can’t Kill Us All,” will be discussing politics and race in America.

What: Latino Art Show and Reception “For The Kids”

Where: Kelvin Smith Library (KSL)

When: 4 – 6 p.m.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, La Alianza and the office of research will host the eighth annual Latino Art Show outside of KSL. The event, dedicated to children held in detention camps, will feature four different artists and live salsa music from Grupo Kawakan.

What: Loaded Concert Series

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland

When: 8 – 11 p.m.

The first in MOCA’s three-week Loaded concert series features Chicago post-punk duo Wingtips, Akron progressive rock band Actual Form and local electronic group Shadows. Live visual projects by artist Frank Upson will accompany the performances.  


Saturday, Sept. 15


What: Noche Latina

Where: Jolly Scholar

When: 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.

The event, hosted by La Alianza and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, will feature four hours of reggaeton, bachata, salsa and merengue music. The free event also features La Mega 87.7 FM’s DJ Flaco Flash on the turntables.

What: Chalk Festival 2018

Where: Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA)

When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.- 5  p.m.

Community members join professional artists to color the walkways of CMA’s Fine Arts Garden. It is free to enjoy the entertainment and look at the artists’ work. If you want to create your own masterpiece, a large square and 24-color box of chalk cost $20, while a small square and 12-color box of chalk cost $10.


Sunday, Sept. 16


What: One World Day

Where: Cleveland Cultural Gardens

When: Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The 73rd Annual One World Day at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens celebrates over 30 unique gardens on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and East Boulevard. Each garden will be showcasing its unique traditions through education, food, live music, dance and more.

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