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One-Act Festival provides bite-sized entertainment for CWRU

Yvonne Pan, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Do you have the attention span of a squirrel? Do you often find yourself losing interest in plays only minutes in? Players’ Theatre Group (PTG) provided a solution to both problems through their hour and thirty minute long One-Act Festival, held in the Eldred Black Box Theater on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. ...

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Fluffy Duck Cafe brings homemade pastries to Cleveland

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

Running a bakery is a long and exhausting process. For the Fluffy Duck Cafe, located across from the Cleveland Clinic, baking starts everyday at 2:30 a.m. The Fluffy Duck employs three people, including the owner, so it is an all hands on deck operation most of the time. This includes arriving a...

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

A farewell to the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Top Stories

The Euclid Tavern has been the reliable fixture of a constantly changing University Circle. The historic bar has been around in some form or another since 1909, with new owners taking over as the years went by. Now its latest owner, Happy Dog, is closing the location marking the fourth time in the new mill...

What to do this Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, This Week

Friday, Nov. 30 What: 25th Annual Holiday CircleFest When: Friday 5 - 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 1 - 7 p.m. Where: Wade Oval Grab your skates and get ready to listen to some music at this weekend’s celebration of the holiday season in Wade Oval. The free festival features performances by the ...

CWRU dancers paint “Mosaics”

Weiwei Kong, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events

On Friday, Nov. 9, The Case Western Reserve University Department of Dance debuted “Mosaics,” a mix of new and old pieces.  The event featured five pieces, including “Mirage,” “Air for the G-String,” “Bamboo Prayer,” “Caffeinated” and “Imagined Odyssey.” “Mirage” is brand new, whil...

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Parisian chef visits CWRU, teaches art of French cooking

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

Nearly 10 years ago while on sabbatical, Cheryl Toman, who is a professor of French and chair of the Modern Languages and Literatures department at Case Western Reserve University and holds a doctorate in Interdisciplinary French Studies, discovered a restaurant in Paris called Le Preum’s. Toman be...

What to do this Weekend

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Nov. 16 What:  Happy Dog Closing Concerts Where: Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Celebrate the last night of Happy Dog at the historic Euclid Tavern with two concerts that represent the diversity of programming at this University Circle institution. First see t...

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Naach Di Jolly celebrates South Asian music, culture

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

The piles of coats sitting by the entrance to the Jolly Scholar were falling off the tables and covered blocked-off booths last Saturday night. The reason for this calamity of coats was Naach Di Jolly, a Bollywood and Bhangra night, hosted by Naach Di Cleveland, celebrating Indian music and culture. From...

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Ariana Grande surprises with new single

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

November 9, 2018


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

She’s done it again, folks. Ariana Grande has once more proven that this year might really be the “Year of the Woman.” This time, it is because of a surprise single which debuted Monday and broke Spotify’s global, single-day streaming record for a female artist. “Thank U, Next” dropped last Saturday ni...

What To Do This Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Music, This Week

Friday, Nov. 9 What: The Drowsy Chaperone When: Friday/Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Eldred Theatre The Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater presents “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The musical comedy written by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert an...

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