2024 Cleveland Humanities Festival "Awe"

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  • How a Graphic Novelist Almost Eclipsed Mark Twain

    February 29, 2024

    11:30 AM Cleveland State University BH202 2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH  44115

    This event features Adam Sonstegard, Chair and Professor in the Department of English, and is free and open to the public.   Pizza and refreshment will be provided.

    This event is part of the 2024 Eclipse Seminar Series sponsored by the Society of Physics Students at Cleveland State University.  

  • Barbara Bosworth: Landscape Stories

    March 2, 2024

    2:00 PM Cleveland Museum of Art East Boulevard Cleveland, OH. 44106

  • See Us Now: Recent Acquisitions by Contemporary Women Artists

    March 5, 2024

    12:00 PM Cleveland Museum of Art East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106

    Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.

  • DIY Galaxy Tie-Dyed Pillowcase

    March 5th, 2024

    3:30 PM Rocky River Public Library   1600 Hampton Road Rocky River, OH 44116

    Dream about the upcoming solar eclipse while sleeping on your galaxy themed tie-dyed pillowcase. Grades 7-12.

    Register HERE. 

     

     

  • Art and an Alaskan Adventure, March

    March 5th, 2024

     7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Berea Branch 7 Berea Commons Berea, OH 44017

  • 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement

    March 7, 2024

    6:30 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Berea Branch 7 Berea Commons Berea, OH 44017

    When women entered the workforce in the 1960s, most of the available jobs were secretarial. Instead of being seen by their bosses as a vital part of the office, many secretaries were regarded as glorified servants for the men who did the “real work.”

  • Was the “Rip Van Winkle” story an Alien Abduction Account?

    March 11th, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Orange Branch 31975 Chagrin Boulevard Pepper Pike, OH 44124

    Many UFO researchers have suggested that Washington Irving’s story “Rip Van Winkle” was a colonial era alien abduction account based on the “lost time” aspect. Journalist Cheryl Costa decided to conduct her own research and discovered a startling trail of facts.

    Costa is an author and newspaper columnist who writes about UFOs and the paranormal. The International UFO Congress awarded her Researcher of the Year in 2018.

  • Think Forum: David Baron - Scientific America: The Eclipse that Enlightened a Nation

    March 20th, 2024

      7:30 PM   Maltz Performing Arts Center  1855 Ansel Rd  Cleveland, OH 44106

    David Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has spent his thirty-year career largely in public radio. He has worked as a science correspondent for NPR and Boston’s WBUR, and as health and science editor for the PRI/BBC program The World. 

  • Astronomy and Awe: A Historical Journey

    March 21st, 2024

    6:30 PM Kelvin Smith Library   11055 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44116

  • The Political Ecology of Awe

    March 25, 2024

    6:00 PM Tinkham Veale University Center 11038 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 

  • Author Percival Everett

    March 26, 2024

     7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Snow Branch  2121 Snow Road Parma, OH 44134

  • Psychedelics in an Age of Freud and Pharmacology: What Happened Before, What is Happening Now, Why it Matters

    March 29, 2024

    6:30 PM Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center   2460 Fairmount Boulevard, Suite 312,  Cleveland Heights, OH 44116

  • Author Hanif Abdurraqib

    April 1, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Snow Branch 2121 Snow Road Parma, OH 44134

    PLEASE NOTE: Per the publisher’s requirement, attendees must wear a mask at all times during this event.

    Each ticket ($30) includes event admission, a copy of There's Always This Year, and a donation to the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation.

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  • G-d Talk: Poems and Conversation with Jessica Jacobs and Philip Metres

    April 3rd, 2024

    7:00 PM Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center 1 John Carroll Boulevard University Heights, OH 44118

  • Embrace Life in Your Garden

    April 4th, 2024

     7:00 PM Rocky River Public Library   1600 Hampton Road Rocky River, OH 44116

    Not enough buzz in your garden? The Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County will share tips and techniques you can use to welcome pollinators and other beneficials to your vegetable garden and landscape. 

    Register HERE.

  • The Gift of Darkness

    April 6th, 2024

     1:00 PM  Cleveland Public Library    325 & 525 Superior Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44114

    Literary Cleveland is organizing a free staged reading titled “The Gift of Darkness” in collaboration with Cleveland Public Library as part of the Cleveland Humanities Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2023 at Cleveland Public Library Main auditorium downtown.

     

     

  • 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement

    April 8, 2024

    6:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Bay Village Branch 27400 Wolf Road, Bay Village, OH 44140

    When women entered the workforce in the 1960s, most of the available jobs were secretarial. Instead of being seen by their bosses as a vital part of the office, many secretaries were regarded as glorified servants for the men who did the “real work.”

  • Was the “Rip Van Winkle” story an Alien Abduction Account?

    April 9th, 2024

    6:30 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Chagrin Falls Branch 100 East Orange Street   Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022

    Many UFO researchers have suggested that Washington Irving’s story “Rip Van Winkle” was a colonial era alien abduction account based on the “lost time” aspect. Journalist Cheryl Costa decided to conduct her own research and discovered a startling trail of facts.

    Costa is an author and newspaper columnist who writes about UFOs and the paranormal. The International UFO Congress awarded her Researcher of the Year in 2018.

  • Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, King Kong (1933)

    April 12th, 2024

    9:20 PM Cleveland Institute of Art 11610 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Art and an Alaskan Adventure, April

    April 13th, 2024

    11:00 AM Cuyahoga County Public Library Olmstead Falls Branch 8100 Maplewway Drive Olmstead Falls, OH 44138

  • An Evening with poet and theologian Padraig O Tuama

    April 15th, 2024

     6:00 PM Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center 1 John Carroll Boulevard University Heights, OH 44118

  • What Makes You Go "Wow!" - A Conversation Exploring the Development of Awe in Children and Youth

    April 17, 2024

    4:00 PM TVUC Ballroom B 11038 Bellflower Road

    Experiencing awe and wonder adds meaning and joy to life. How do we develop the capacity to feel awe, and how do we help children and adolescents experience this wonderful event in daily life? This panel will highlight ways to develop this capacity through reading, music, nature, and creative endeavors such as pretend play. Join us as we discuss the benefit of adding more “awe” into our lives.

  • Author Mary Quade

    April 17, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library South Euclid-Lyndhurst 1876 S Green Rd South Euclid, OH 44121

    Mary Quade is the author of the poetry collections Guide to Native Beasts and Local Extinctions. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards for both poetry and creative nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at Hiram College.

  • Rejecting the Pill: A History of the Science of Natural Family Planning

    April 18th, 2024

    4:30 PM Allen Memorial Medical Library 11000 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44106

  • Adult Rocky River Readers Book Group

    April 18th, 2024

    7:00 PM Rocky River Public Library   1600 Hampton Road Rocky River, OH 44116

    We’ll discuss this awe-inspiring, bestselling epic that tells the story about a daredevil aviator determined to circumnavigate the globe in the 1940s, and the actress who is cast to play her in a blockbusting film in Hollywood, 80 years later. This unforgettable novel was shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and the 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction. 

    Register HERE.

  • Was the “Rip Van Winkle” story an Alien Abduction Account?

    April 18th, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Bedford Branch 70 Columbus Road Berea Commons Bedford, OH 44146

    Many UFO researchers have suggested that Washington Irving’s story “Rip Van Winkle” was a colonial era alien abduction account based on the “lost time” aspect. Journalist Cheryl Costa decided to conduct her own research and discovered a startling trail of facts.

    Costa is an author and newspaper columnist who writes about UFOs and the paranormal. The International UFO Congress awarded her Researcher of the Year in 2018.

  • Word Magic, Inspiration, and Awe: Readings and Conversation with Kwame Alexander

    April 23rd, 2024

     6:00 PM  Linsalata Alumni Center  11310 Juniper Road Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Cleveland Institute of Art's 2024 Spring Show

    April 23rd, 2024

    6:00 PM Cleveland Institute of Art 11610 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

    Celebrate with us as CIA unveils some of the best work created by students of all levels working across our majors. At the 2024 Spring Show, visitors can meet CIA students—the next generation of artists and designers—and see their awe-inspiring work throughout campus.

  • Cleveland Institute of Art's 2024 Runway Show

    April 23rd, 2024

    7:00 PM Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium 11610 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

    Part of CIA's Spring Show, the Runway Show is a perennial crowd-pleaser, highlighting some of the most innovative and awe-inspiring works of art and design—all original work for the body—by students from a variety of majors.

  • Communication with Improv Games Workshop with Sam Dee

    April 27th, 2024

    11:00 AM Cuyahoga County Public Library Olmsted Falls Branch 8100 Mapleway Drive Olmsted Falls, OH, 44138

  • Nurse Unseen - Film Discussion

    May 13th, 2024

    6:30 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch 2121 Snow Branch Parma, OH 44134

    When COVID-19 impacted America’s frontline healthcare workers, one demographic was hit especially hard: Filipino nurses. Nearly a third of all nurses who died during the pandemic were Filipino.

  • Was the “Rip Van Winkle” story an Alien Abduction Account?

    May 15th, 2024

     7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Middleburg Heights Branch 16699 Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130

    Many UFO researchers have suggested that Washington Irving’s story “Rip Van Winkle” was a colonial era alien abduction account based on the “lost time” aspect. Journalist Cheryl Costa decided to conduct her own research and discovered a startling trail of facts.

    Costa is an author and newspaper columnist who writes about UFOs and the paranormal. The International UFO Congress awarded her Researcher of the Year in 2018.

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

    May 16th, 2024

     7:00 PM  Severance Hall   11001 Euclid Ave  Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

    May 18th, 2024

      7:00 PM  Severance Hall   11001 Euclid Ave  Cleveland, OH 44106

  • The Five Lakes Chinese Music: Bamboo and Silk

    May 21st, 2024

    27403 Lorain Road

    North Olmsted, OH, 44070


    The Five Lakes Chinese Music Ensemble was established in Cleveland about 40 years ago. Members are dedicated musicians with extensive experience performing at many cultural events in Northeast Ohio.

    Musicians will perform Southern China Bamboo and Silk ensemble style using different traditional Chinese instruments. Participants will delight in observing the difference in tone, scale, pitch and instrumentation from Western music.

  • Art and an Alaskan Adventure, May

    May 22nd, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Beachwood Branch 25501 Shaker Boulevard Beachwood, OH 44122

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

    May 24, 2024

     7:00 PM  Severance Hall   11001 Euclid Ave  Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Mozart's The Magic Flute

    May 26th, 2024

      7:00 PM  Severance Hall   11001 Euclid Ave  Cleveland, OH 44106

  • Was the “Rip Van Winkle” story an Alien Abduction Account?

    May 28th, 2024

    7:300 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Powers Branch 6996 Powers Boulevard Parma, OH, 44129

    Many UFO researchers have suggested that Washington Irving’s story “Rip Van Winkle” was a colonial era alien abduction account based on the “lost time” aspect. Journalist Cheryl Costa decided to conduct her own research and discovered a startling trail of facts.

    Costa is an author and newspaper columnist who writes about UFOs and the paranormal. The International UFO Congress awarded her Researcher of the Year in 2018.

  • The Five Lakes Chinese Music: Bamboo and Silk

    May 29th, 2024

    7:00 PM Cuyahoga County Public Library Solon Branch 34125 Portz Parkway Solon, OH 44139

    The Five Lakes Chinese Music Ensemble was established in Cleveland about 40 years ago. Members are dedicated musicians with extensive experience performing at many cultural events in Northeast Ohio.

    Musicians will perform Southern China Bamboo and Silk ensemble style using different traditional Chinese instruments. Participants will delight in observing the difference in tone, scale, pitch and instrumentation from Western music.

  • [Awe] Mystery of the Light

    June 9th, 2024

    3:00 PM Harkness Chapel 11200 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106