This past weekend the Cleveland Aquarium drew the line against shark finning, a practice by fishermen that is responsible for the loss of 2,500 sharks every 30 minutes.
As part of the first annual Cleveland Shark Weekend, the Aquarium teamed up with conceptual and visual artist Jim Gundlach to host an art awareness program.
CoolCleveland.com was there and has this video of volunteers and the public outlining 2,500 sharks in their parking lot to symbolize the decimated shark population.
If you missed Shark Weekend, don’t worry. You can learn more about sharks and other marinelife with a visit to the Cleveland Aquarium year-round and can keep track of special events like Shark Weekend here.
And today one lucky Clue Into Cleveland reader will win a pack of 4 tickets so they can go check out the Cleveland Aquarium!
After counting up all of the giveaway entries and entering everything into random.org…
…the winning entry is #44 – @AmyTolley1.
Congratulations, Amy – that daily tweeting paid off! Please email me at clueintocleveland (at) gmail (dot) com to get your tickets.
I also have a bit of pre-emptive blogkeeping news. Between work hitting its busiest time of the quarter and getting ready for a new season of PlayhouseSquare Partners, I might be lightening the number of blog posts over the next couple of weeks. I’ll still be updating, but if you see fewer posts here and there, that’s why.
As I mentioned, one of the reasons is because of PlayhouseSquare Partners. This Thursday (August 2), Partners is hosting one of our bigger events of the year — YP Night at the Cinema, where we’ll be making a number of announcements.
A pre-movie party for young professionals starts at 6pm in the Ohio Theatre. There will be drinks, movie theater snacks, and networking. Plus, all of the Partners committees will have info about this year’s upcoming events — including the announcement of this year’s Jump Back Ball theme.
If you like what you see and want to join Partners, we’re offering a one-time 20% discount on membership that evening. So a $100 Mezzanine membership will cost only $80 (you’ll save twice if you plan on attending Jump Back Ball, because one of the membership benefits is a discount to JBB). After the party, you’ll have a free ticket to the West Side Story Sing-a-Long which starts at 7:30pm.
Admission for YP Night at the Cinema is free, but tickets are required. You can get a free ticket by calling 216-640-8408.
And if you attend, stop by the Social Committee’s table, say hi to me and my co-chair Emma, and share your thoughts on what sort of Partners social events you’re interested in seeing this year.