Celebrate Lunar New Year

Friday, Feb. 16

What: Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Vendor Sale

Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden

Time: Noon-5 p.m.

Notes: Featuring orchid exhibits, lectures and tours, this event will feature hundreds of plants for sale from six different orchid vendors as well as carnivorous plants.


What: CWRU Department of Music Colloquium: Ben Harbert

Where: Harkness Chapel

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Notes: Harbert will be giving a talk called “Filmmaking as Expressive Understanding of Music Making,” which will be followed by a screening of his film “Follow Me Down,” at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6:45 p.m.


What: Spring Festival Gala

Where: Thwing Center

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Notes: CWRU Chinese Student and Scholars Association hosts their annual Spring Festival Gala, this time celebrating the Year of the Dog.


What: Winter/Spring Exhibitions Opening Night

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Notes: MOCA begins its Winter/Spring Exhibition Season, focusing on the intersection of art, technology and the body. The event will feature an artist talk, as well as a performance by C. Spencer Yeh.


What: Uncle Vanya

Where: CWRU Department of Theater

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Notes: Directed by Christopher Bohan, “Uncle Vanya” tells the story filled with love, intrigue, heartache and broken dreams.


What: 2018 Choral Showcase Invitational

Where: Maltz Performing Arts Center

Time: 7:30-9 p.m.

Notes: Case Concert Choir, University Chorale, Case Men’s Glee Club and the R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir from the Cleveland School of the Arts will perform together at an event showcasing diversity through song.


What: Lunar New Year Fireworks

Where: Tinkham Veale University Center

Time: 8-9 p.m.

Notes: Snacks, tea and hot chocolate will be available inside TVUC. Fireworks will occur promptly at 9:15 p.m.


What: Jams II

Where: Denison Hall

Time: 8 p.m.-midnight

Notes: The Music Undergraduate Student Involvement Committee is hosting a fun jam session where musicians of all genres and instruments can gather and have fun


Saturday, Feb. 17

What: Farm Stand

Where: CWRU University Farm

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Notes: The Farm Food Program staff opens the farm stand to help the CWRU community access fresh organic produce.


What: Author Visit: Angie Thomas

Where: Cleveland Public Library

Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Notes: Angie Thomas, author of “The Hate U Give,” will be discussing her novel. The event will be followed by a book signing.


What: George Lewis: Experiments in Art and Music

Where: Cleveland Museum of Art

Time: 3-4 p.m.

Notes: George Lewis, chronicler of the Association of Advancement of Creative Musicians, an organization dedicated to highlight communities facing racial and economic injustice in art., will be giving a lecture on the organization as well as the new music and art that emerged from Chicago between 1965 and 1975.


What: Shimmering Sonorities from San Marco: 17th-century Italian Music

Where: Harkness Chapel

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Notes: Greg Ingles and his band from Boston University join CWRU’s Baroque Ensembles to explore music for multiple instrumental choirs.


What: Naach di Cleveland

Where: Ohio Theater

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Notes: Naach di Cleveland returns with 12 South Asian dance teams gathering to compete in the Bollywood fusion and Bhangra categories.


What: Snowball

Where: Cleveland Museum of Art

Time: 8:30 p.m.-midnight

Notes: CWRU’s annual semi-formal dance.


What: Senior Night

Where: Ninja City

Time: 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

Notes: Organized by the Class Officers of 2018, there will be free food and discounted drinks until 2 a.m.


Sunday, Feb. 18

What: Lunar New Year with the Kwan Lion Dance Team

Where: Asian Towne Center

Time: noon-1:30 p.m.

Notes: Celebrate Lunar New Year with dance and free Tai Chi.


What: Ace of Hearts Tour: An Intimate Evening with Ace Metaphor

Where: TVUC

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Notes: Ace Metaphor will be at TVUC for an evening of discussion on romance and love as well as erotic spoken word.


What: Sweets on Sunday: Year of the Dog

Where: House 5 Great Room

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Notes: Enjoy good food and celebrate Lunar New Year with therapy dogs.