CLEVELAND — With the new year comes plenty of new things to experience in Northeast Ohio.
David Bowie fans can relish in several events in celebration of the life of the musical icon, gone too soon but never forgotten.
Art lovers can enjoy the monthly mixer at the Cleveland Museum of Art, honoring Chinese New Year a bit early, and people looking to start their 2020 off on the right off have plenty of opportunities to get their minds in the right place to do just that, free of charge.
Read on for a sampling of things to do in our communities this weekend.
A Friday Night With(out) David Bowie
What: January is David Bowie month in Northeast Ohio, with seven events at five different venues. Cool Cleveland publisher and Bowieologist Thomas Mulready presents an interactive tour of the David Bowie’s life, from his birth in the suburbs of London to his breakthrough as glam rock icon Ziggy Stardust, right up to his untimely death in 2016. Tickets are $25. (If you can’t make it this weekend, keep in mind that the program will also be held at different venues on January 10 and 17, with each show containing slightly different material.)
Where: Winchester Music Tavern at 12112 Madison Avenue in Lakewood on Friday, Bop Stop on January 10 and at CLE Urban Winery on January 17
When: Friday at 8 p.m.
What: Get an early start to Chinese New Year (which actually starts on January 25) and at this month’s mixer at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Enjoy projected fireworks, a dancing dragon, Asian-inspired cocktails, and lots of red decor to bring good fortune to all. Discover Beijing-inspired works by contemporary Chinese artist Liu Wei and highlights from across our Asian collections. DJ jondoetho1 will provide even more entertainment. Food is available for purchase at Provenance Café until 8:30 p.m. Dining reservations are available at Provenance Restaurant until 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the vent.
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art
When: Friday from 6-10 P.M.
Free yoga workshop for beginners
What: If you or someone you know is interested in adding yoga to your life in 2020, swing by Yoga Roots Lakewood this weekend. Bring your friends and join Sarah Husher as she guides you into the practice mindfully. Register in advance here for this small group session designed to safely and comfortably introduce new students to the physical practice of yoga. This event is also great for those who'd like to brush up on the basics.
Where: Yoga Roots Lakewood at 15602 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland
When: Sunday from 12:30-2 p.m.
It's Gr8 to SK8 - Free Skating Day
What: Have you always wanted to try ice skating? Then you’re in luck as Brooklyn Blades on Ice will host its annual 'It's Gr8 to Sk8' day featuring a FREE open skating session with raffles and giveaways this Sunday afternoon. Instructors from the rink’s professional staff will be on hand to help beginner skaters and answer your questions about skating lessons.
Where: John M. Coyne Recreation Center at 7600 Memphis Avenue in Brooklyn
When: Sunday from 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Career Preparation Day
What: If you’ve made a resolution to improve your career prospects, this event is for you. You can get help with resumes, applications, interviews, and library resources. Attendees are asked to bring a resume if you have one. Register in advance for this free event to ensure one-on-one assistance.
Where: Kenmore Branch Library at 969 Kenmore Boulevard in Akron
When: Saturday from 12-4 p.m.
Vision Board 2020 for Teens
What: Teens can start their year off on the right foot by creating a vision board using magazines and poster board. Materials and snacks will be provided while they last.
Where: Akron-Summit County Library at 60 South High Street in Akron
When: Saturday from 3-4 p.m.
Candy Land by Lorain County Metro Parks
What: Come out and play the popular Candy Land game, recreated with popular stops the gingerbread people visit along the way. Go through Peppermint Forest, Gumdrop Pass, Licorice Lagoon, Lollipop Lane, and more to reach the famous Candy Castle. Admission is $2.
Where: Miller Nature Preserve at 2739 Center Road in Avon
When: Open daily 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. through January 5