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Each June, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo kicks off summer with a fantastic dinner, cocktails, and dancing under the warm night sky.
More than just a party with the animals, ZippityZooDoo has also been raising money for the last 40 years for the Zoo’s educational initiatives - making it Cleveland’s longest running benefit.
For instance, the live auction at last year’s ZippityZooDoo raised over $51,000 in Zoo scholarships - providing Summer Day Camp scholarships, free lunches, and ZooBus trips to 25,000 students.
Mushroom and Leek Cake at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Provenance
With the expansion of the East Wing, the renovation of the 1916 galleries, and the addition of the beautiful Ames Atrium, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been elevated in recent years from a revered cultural institution to a work of art itself.
To complement the stunning renovation, the Museum has also rolled out community programming like its interactive, 12,000-square-foot Gallery One and monthly MIX Nights.
It was hard to think of anything that could make the Cleveland Museum of Art even better, until Provenance opened at the end of 2012.
The Bowser-like entrance of Exxopolis at PlayhouseSquare’s International Children’s Festival
Last night, Scott and I stepped off the streets of Cleveland into an alien world. I can’t do it justice, but what looked a little like Bowser’s Super Mario World Castle from the outside, on the inside was like walking through a series of gigantic balloons.
If you were down in PlayhouseSquare yesterday, you may have seen them setting it up in the parking lot across the street and wondered what it is.
A crew member from Architects of Air, which designed and tours Exxopolis around the world
It’s Exxopolis, a special interactive exhibit designed by Great Britain’s Architects of Air. And it’s open today through Saturday (May 9, 10 and 11) as part of PlayhouseSquare’s International Children’s Festival.