The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
Craving finger food? Head to University's Euclid Tavern and chow down on classic pub fare. Euclid Tavern is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Euclid Tavern, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Euclid Tavern — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Call Euclid Tavern for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
Over the years, Reddstone?s outdoor patio has earned it plenty of love. In 2011, CBS Cleveland named Reddstone among the best outdoor bars in the city, and Cleveland Scene magazine deemed it the top spot for patio drinking. Though the patio garners a lot of attention, especially during its weekly pig roasts over the summer, Reddstone slyly offers the Detroit Shoreway and Battery Park community a dining experience to match its patio?s growing legend. The chef keeps the kitchen open until midnight every night, whipping up signature burgers and small plates to accompany 20 craft beers on tap. Rather than playing the "Star Spangled Banner" on a squeaky chair, Reddstone?s management team keeps visitors thoroughly entertained by booking weekly live performances from acts that range from standup comedians to jazz musicians.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Grog Shop caters to those craving an all-American meal. Plan to indulge a bit at Grog Shop, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Just around the workday bend are Grog Shop's happy hour food and drink bargains. The perfect place for a large party, Grog Shop will comfortably host your friends and family. Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Sound levels can reach upper decibel levels at the restaurant, so sensitive ears beware!
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
A meal at Grog Shop will typically set you back about $30.
Now in its 23rd year, the I-X Indoor Amusement Park returns to the International Exposition Center with more than 20 acres of rides, games, and attractions. The indoor wonderland opens its doors from late March to early April on select dates, giving Cleveland families a springtime window to zip around on more than 30 thrill rides or read poetry to farm animals at a petting zoo. The newly added Cirque Shanghai dazzles eyes with a mammoth spectacle of daring acrobatics and motorcycle daredevilry, while daily Big Cat shows showcase the abilities of rescued tigers from a Sarasota, Florida, animal sanctuary. A collection of carnival fare, such as corn dogs, cotton candy, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and deep-fried baseball caps, rounds out the summer-like atmosphere.
Colors & Bottles' founder Jessica Burley and her band of talented local artists are dedicated to supporting local emerging talent and businesses through art instruction held at nearby venues. Their resident artists travel to local eateries and art galleries, where they teach students of all skill levels to fashion dimensional masterpieces through step-by-step instruction. They also kindle creativity during private parties held at the location of your choice, asking only that the destination be outfitted with enough tables, chairs, and paint-by-numbers templates of the Sistine Chapel ceiling for all invitees. Colors & Bottles has received a nod for their engagingly creative events on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and within the pages of the Columbus Dispatch.