Art After Dark fosters creative expression in a nightlife atmosphere. Classes provide all the necessary materials to create paintings, decorate wine glasses, or carve pumpkins, and students can bring their favorite drinks to celebrate their new artistic accomplishments. Kids' sessions focus on age-appropriate pictures during small classes and birthday parties.
The adept seamstresses at Pinky's Daily Planner tailor newly purchased apparel, renovate dated duds, and design custom clothing to fit clients' shapes and styles. Thread-charmers can hem pants and skirts ($20) to lend them a well-tailored appearance, or they can resize stilt-walking pants when customers buy shorter sets of stilts. Customers can get an oversized men's dress shirt lurking in the back of a closet or neighbor's washing machine repurposed into a feminine minidress ($125), or they can bring in their own vintage fabric to create a custom A-line skirt or strapless dress ($125). Sewing machines whir into action to update timeworn skirts or dresses with adornments such as looped ribbon details ($60).
From 1992–1994, the Cleveland Thunderbolts gave the city its first taste of Arena Football League action. And while the taste was but a tease at the time—the team disbanded at the end of the 1994 season—AFL fans eventually would see a return to revelry in 2008 with the arrival of the Gladiators, a team that bounced around the country like a rock band on pogo sticks before diggin’ in their cleats at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In their first official season, the Gladiators introduced themselves in grand fashion by advancing to the franchise's first-ever conference championship game—a tough loss, to the eventual league champion Philadelphia Soul, that’s since stood as the squad’s humbling reminder of the unending effort required to achieve league dominance.
An AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, the Lake Erie Monsters began as the Utah Grizzlies in 2001 before migrating to Cleveland in 2007. After the team clinched its first playoff berth in 2011, the subsequent season drew record crowds to Quicken Loans Arena, where fans' screams bounce off the rafters to form classic jock-jam echoes.
Anna Beauty Center’s therapists and aestheticians evince a passion for beauty as they eradicate stress and blemishes with massages and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments. When they aren’t exfoliating and hydrating skin, they enhance complexions with cosmetic makeovers and groom bushy tails with waxing services. For added inspiration, they surround themselves with Shiseido, Skin Renew, and qiora products.
Lake Erie Living's pages showcase the people, places, and events in the communities dotting the shore of Lake Erie, from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to New York and Ontario. Features regularly explore famous lakeside mansions and island cottages, and reviews mine the menus of excellent restaurants in cities and the countryside. Amid its tips on decoration, new lakefront adventures, or etiquette for interacting with ancient lake monsters, the magazine also devotes an article to a new winery each month.
The magazine's recurring monthly features includes "Lake Erie Lives," which highlights a unique Lake Erie resident, such as Elisa Guida, a two-time cancer survivor who raises money for cancer patients by crafting jewelry from guitar strings donated by famous musicians. Readers keep a finger on the pulse of the lake's culture and lifestyles with other recurring features such as "Great Homes Realty," "Weekend Getaway," and "Hidden Treasures," which points readers to the most underrated shopping spots along Lake Erie.