Cleveland was founded in 1795, incorporated as a village in 1814 and a city in 1836. It is located in Cuyahoga County the most populated county in the state. Cleveland is about sixty miles west of the Pennsylvania border located on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes and tenth largest lake worldwide. Cleveland is the second largest city in Ohio ranking fortieth largest city in the United States. Cleveland is named after General Moses Cleveland who over saw the plan to modernize the Public Square downtown. The architecture in downtown Cleveland is diverse the Terminal Tower was the tallest building in North America excluding New York City until 1967. Cleveland has two new skyscrapers on Public Square the Key Tower is the tallest building currently in Ohio. The BP Building combines art Deco elements with postmodern designs. Another architectural wonder is The Arcade also known as the Old Arcade. This five-story building was built in 1890, renovated in 2001 into a Hyatt Regency Hotel. Two historic ecclesiastical structural designs include The Old Stone church in downtown Cleveland and the Onion Domed St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Tremont. Redevelopment of the downtown area near the Gateway complex to include Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center make the downtown area a great place to visit. Euclid Avenue is known for its prestige and elegance also known as ?Millionaire?s Row? because of the internationally known names of Rockefeller, Hanna and Hay residing there. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has one of the biggest collections of primates found in North America. The Cleveland Lakefront State park provides access to Lake Erie. Cleveland?s Rockefeller Park has many Cultural Gardens to honor the various ethnic groups in the city. Cleveland houses the Playhouse square Center, which is the second largest performing arts center in the United States, which includes The State Palace, Allen, and Hanna and Ohio theaters. Performing art companies include the Cleveland Opera, Ohio Ballet and the Great Lakes Theater Festival. The center also hosts a variety of Broadway musicals and special concerts. Also available in the area are the well-known African American performing and arts center the Cleveland Play House and Karamu House both of which were founded in the 1920s. The Cleveland Orchestra has been recognized as the best in the United States and one of the finest in the world. Cleveland is also home to the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Cleveland also is home to two main art museums. The Cleveland Museum of Art with over 40,000 pieces of contemporary and ancient masterpieces some dating back 6000 years, a major American art museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland hosts temporary exhibitions displaying the work of local emerging artists.
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at Music Box Supper Club
with Dan Ruminski Venue:Supper Club Doors open:05:00 pm | Showtime:07:00 pm All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required
My Cleveland Story - Signing and live music by Cats on Holiday
at Visible Voice Books
We couldn't be more excited for this book signing for the 20th Anniversary Edition of 'My Cleveland Story' by Greg Cielec, for the first time in paperback! The Plain Dealer’s Michael Heaton has called Cielec “Cleveland’s Mark Twain.”
Swing Island Christmas Sparkle Party
at Forest City Brewery
It's Christmas! Wear your sparkliest outfit for our Christmas Sparkle theme!
CAVS Holiday Experience at Medusa
at Quicken Loans Arena
ENJOY THE ULTIMATE CLEVELAND SPORTS FAN EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
Holiday Open House
at Earth Angels Holistic Health L.L.C.
Come spend some time with us at Earth Angels this holiday season. This is a time of grace, love, peace and miracles! We will fill the day with select gifted intuitive readers, special offerings in our unique boutique, and relaxing wellness services.
A Very Chestertons Christmas II
at CODA Live Music Venue
Come and join us at CODA for some Christmas cheer and lively music with our friends Anita Louise and Emily & Ivory.
Mary Bridget Davies & Ryan Sudick: The Naughty & Nice Show
at Music Box Supper Club
A Very Mary Holiday-esque Show
TropicalCleveland's Latin Holiday Party Sat Dec 23 at Music Box
TropicalCleveland’s Annual Hot Latin Holiday Dance Party!! Sat Dec 23rd !!!! :)
Annual X Mess Eve Party at The Grog Shop
at Grog Shop
Join us for our Annual Grog Shop X Mess Eve Party
Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band Holiday Revival
at Music Box Supper Club
The Iron Man of the Cleveland Reggae Scene Bringing the message of peace, love, unity, higher consciousness and the joy of the reggae vibration
Dec 13 at 19:00 · 23:59
House of Blues Cleveland
Dec 2 at 09:30 · Dec 3, 18:00