Ever have a day when you have a few things planned, but as the day proceeds, opportunities for more fun activities arise? That was my day on Saturday, May 6, 2017, when a couple of fun things evolved into a full day and evening of activities.
Late Morning: Cleveland Flats - Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.'s "4 Miles 4 Water"
On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 4 Miles 4 Water will take place at a new venue and at a new time! The Greater Cleveland Aquarium and Jacobs Nautica Pavilion waterfront will host this educational and recreational event. Enjoy views of downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River waterfront during the festival, run and walk!
If you don't know about Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.'s (@DrinkLocalTap) activism work here in Cleveland, and their sustainable water projects in Africa, I recommend you visit their website, DrinkLocalDrinkTap.org and YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/User/DrinkLocalDrinkTap to learn more.
I had some work I needed to do in the morning, so I arrived late to the "4 Miles 4 Water" event. I am glad I still stopped by to see it, since I was able to see some great drum and dance performances, meet leaders at the information booths, and learn from Executive Director and Founder Erin Huber (@ErinDeeHuber) that the event was very successful! BIG congratulations to Erin and her leadership team!
Please share the success of the event by retweeting any of these tweets that interest you. Also, I recommend seeing the photos in the May 6, 2017, blog post, Photographs From Drink Local. Drink Tap's 4 Miles 4 Water Run by Share The River (@ShareTheRiver).
Looking good! https://t.co/E99qg7cso8— Greater Cle Aquarium (@cleaquarium) May 6, 2017
THIS is who made today possible! We are so grateful! pic.twitter.com/L5GDZi3Jsy— DrinkLocal.DrinkTap. (@DrinkLocalTap) May 6, 2017
Running water FTW https://t.co/GjgHk4YXwl— Spokesdrop, NEORSD (@WallyWaterdrop) May 6, 2017
Our virtual walkers in Texas today! #4m4w2017— DrinkLocal.DrinkTap. (@DrinkLocalTap) May 6, 2017
Thanks for coming! https://t.co/SEsgU5tkCx— DrinkLocal.DrinkTap. (@DrinkLocalTap) May 8, 2017
Thanks for coming! Some great pics of you on stage and video of Otto dancing! https://t.co/Sj88dN2oU6— DrinkLocal.DrinkTap. (@DrinkLocalTap) May 8, 2017
Early Afternoon: Downtown Cleveland - Cleveland Public Library's "Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit" Opening!
I had not originally planned on attending the opening of Cleveland Public Library's (@Cleveland_PL) Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton – An Exhibit (#SupermanAtCPL). However, after seeing @Cleveland_PL's and Friends of the Cleveland Public Library's @FriendsCPL tweets, I knew that it was a must-attend event that day! So I headed to Downtown Cleveland (@DowntownCLE) for my second stop of the day.
I knew that the Superman exhibit would be on display through December 31, 2017, but there were some unique things happening on May 6, 2017 (see tweets below). I was also able to meet the man behind the @Cleveland_PL tweets, and learn about some behind-the-scenes facts about the exhibit. I will need to come back again to explore some more, and to show my wife/co-blogger, who could not attend!
Here is a Fox 8 News (@fox8news) video about the event which appears in an article by Suzanne Stratford (@SuzStratford): Superman soars to Cleveland Public Library for special exhibit
Have you heard of Hoopla Digital (@HooplaDigital)? You can check out FREE online Superman and other comic books with your library card from both Cleveland Library Hoopla and Cuyahoga Library Hoopla (@CuyahogaLib).
The Superman exhibit will be at the library for the rest of the year, so please share information about it with others by retweeting the following. Find out more by searching for the #SupermanAtCPL hashtag.
Don't forget to pickup your free comic book at Main Library for #freecomicbookday2017— ClevelandPubLibrary (@Cleveland_PL) May 6, 2017
Thanks for stopping by, Stuart! https://t.co/hzsXfuhVl0— Friends of CPL (@FriendsCPL) May 6, 2017
This exhibit is amazing and I'm really proud we put it together. You should see it before it leaves at the end of the year. https://t.co/tmuJM3qJ4V— Paolo Balboa (@PaoloBalboa) May 7, 2017
Superman is from Cleveland. https://t.co/sSYRtxSuG3— CLEVELAND/EVERYTHING (@CLEeverything) May 7, 2017
Thanks to everyone for a terrific event tonight! https://t.co/8RgQzUvY2k— Friends of CPL (@FriendsCPL) May 6, 2017
Thank you for venturing out in the rain to celebrate with us! It was great to meet you! https://t.co/FQqdMc8FMT— ClevelandPubLibrary (@Cleveland_PL) May 6, 2017
Click here to see the five other blog posts I have written about the Cleveland Public Library, in addition to more blog posts that I have written about activities at other local libraries.
Late Afternoon: Uptown Cleveland - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA)'s Free Admission First Saturday
May 6, 2017, was the first Saturday of the month -- the perfect time to head to Uptown Cleveland (@UptownCle) for the FREE Admission First Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (@MOCACleveland).
Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city's cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to our region, often through artists’ first solo shows.
Find information about current exhibitions on the MOCA website at: MOCAcleveland.org/Exhibitions
Please retweet photos and information that interests you about @MOCACleveland.
On this rainy day- what a great idea! https://t.co/CJnDTFBHKr— BarbaraSandon Norris (@sandon53) May 6, 2017
Here are two blog posts that I have written about events that took place at MOCA Cleveland. This museum is a great location for special events!
Blog Date: December 26, 2016 - TechPint Winter 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland
Blog Date: November 17, 2016 - For Freedoms: MOCA Cleveland Town Hall Discussion
I ended my day with my wife and co-blogger, Julie Smith, joining me as we headed to Cleveland's University Circle (@InTheCircle) to attend a VERY special MIX at CMA at the Cleveland Museum of Art (@ClevelandArt - #MIXatCMA).
Here is a video that shows what MIX at CMA is about:
We attend these monthly MIX at CMA events often, since we enjoy the music, the atmosphere of the Museum's Ames Family Atrium, and especially the tours by the museum's expert curators. (Click here to see the MANY photos we have shared on Twitter of tours during #MIXatCMA.)
The event on May 6, 2017, was not your usual, great MIX at CMA -- it was extra special. This was the second MIX: Model fashion show in partnership with the International Interior Design Association (@IIDA_HQ).
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts International Interior Design Association’s Product Runway Event
Cleveland (May 4, 2017) – Fashion meets interior design as MIX at CMA hosts the International Interior Design Association’s Product Runway fashion show, Cleveland/Akron’s biennial event. Product Runway challenges designers to create couture ensembles from interior architecture, décor and building materials.
The winners will be decided by a special panel of judges including Cheryl Durst, IIDA executive vice president and CEO; Valerie Mayen, designer and owner of local contemporary clothing company Yellowcake Shop; and Carrie Malatesta, interior designer, IIDA. MIX attendees also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite ensemble online after the fashion show.
Before the show, grab a MIX: Model signature cocktail, or check out CMA’s current exhibitions, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, and Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed. Afterward, dance the night away to the sounds of Cleveland-based DJ MisterBradleyP.
I was able to get some great photos from the first MIX: Model fashion show in 2015, and again this year, and share them on Twitter. (See my May 1, 2015, fashion photos/video by clicking on these links: 7:55 PM; 8:17 PM; 7:41 PM; 7:50 PM; 8:01 PM; 8:02 PM; 9:03 PM; 9:14 PM)
Also, you can see Emanuel Wallace's (@MannyWallace) 66 photos from the MIX:Model event on Cleveland Scene's (@ClevelandScene) article/slide-show, All the Fashionable People We Saw At CMA’s MIX: Model 2017
Please see and share my photos, and photos by others, by retweeting my @sos_jr tweets and retweets which follow:
#MIXatCMA guesses so far: hoberman sphere, lamp, napkin ring, feather duster, fireplace grate, rec room chair, kids art project on fridge...— james (@jdawslloyd) May 7, 2017
I have written many blog posts about the Cleveland Museum of Art and the other museums in Cleveland's University Circle, which you can view by clicking here.
Thanks for a Fun Day!
Thanks to all the organizations that hosted these events -- from the flats to Uptown and beyond!