What to do this Weekend-2/7/19

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

Friday, Feb. 8

What: Orchid Mania

Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden

When: Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Get a taste of spring at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this weekend at their annual Orchid Mania show. The show features over three thousand orchids, including some of the world’s most exotic flowers. Don’t worry if you can’t make this weekend, the show is running through Sunday, Mar. 10.

What: 4th Annual Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention

Where: Cleveland Convention Center

When: Friday 2 p.m.-midnight, Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Got your eye on a tattoo design and looking for an excuse to get the permanent ink? One of the world’s largest tattoo convention tours comes to town this weekend for the 4th Annual Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention. Travel to the Cleveland Convention Center and explore a variety of jewelry, clothing and artwork by local, national and international tattoo artists.

What: Pink the Rink

Where: Wade Oval Rink

When: Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday noon-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Scrambling to find plans with your significant other this Valentine’s Day after L’Albatros booked up? Make your way to The Rink at Wade Oval this weekend, where the ice will be tinted pink in honor of Valentine’s Day. Admission is $1 and skate rentals are $2 for students.

What: Circle Mirror Transformation

Where: Fribley Commons

When: Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 p.m.

Players’ Theatre Group presents “Circle Mirror Transformation.” Written by playwright Annie Baker and directed by third-year student Giuliana Conte, the comedy follows four New Englanders in a six-week long community-center drama class. Tickets are free, but there is a suggested donation.

Saturday, Feb. 9

What: Chinese New Year Celebration

Where: Asia Plaza

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

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Li Wah inside Asia Plaza. The restaurant presents the Kwan Lion Dance, a traditional dance to ring in the new lunar year. Legend has it that a lion chased  monster away, so villagers dressed up in a lion costume the following year, to scare the monster away themselves. Spend the afternoon at a mesmerizing performance and get dim sum at Li Wah after the performance.

What: Yule Ball
Where: Thwing Ballroom

Time: 8-11 p.m.

Join CWRUcio at their biggest annual event, Yule Ball. Held in the “Forbidden Forest,” the Harry Potter-themed dance will feature free food from the Jolly Scholar, quests, live music from student bands and DJs and more. This is a formal event, but robes are encouraged. Tickets are $7, or $5 for groups of 4.

What: The Charity Show

Where: Eldred Black Box

Time: 11 p.m.-midnight

Come to the Black Box this Saturday to see IMPROVment perform as they partner with SpartanTHON 2019 to present The Charity Show. Although their weekly shows are typically free to attend, there is a suggested $5 donation for this event. All proceeds will go to SpartanTHON 2019, to support Rainbow Babies and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. SpartanTHON will be held on Feb. 16 at noon in Tinkham Veale University Center and registration is still open.