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3 things to do in Cleveland in January

Still deciding on a New Year’s resolution? Consider making your goal for 2024 be to explore Cleveland more—whether you’re a Case Western Reserve University student or a lifelong resident.

Not sure where to start? Check out our three suggestions for things to do in The Land during January, and visit the Destination Cleveland website for more ideas.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Jan. 15

Get free admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and explore the role music has played in promoting equity throughout history.

Gospel artist Courtney Tiara will give two live performances at noon and 1:30 p.m. Other special programming includes a full-day screening of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on loop in the Forest City Theater in the Main Exhibit Hall. Guests also can learn how music helped deconstruct racial barriers during segregation with a program led by the Rock Hall’s education team titled “Where the Ropes Fell: How Early Rock & Roll Broke Barriers.” On the fourth floor, visitors also will have the chance to listen to clips of Soul Train.

Learn more about this special celebration.

Note: City of Cleveland residents receive free admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame year round.

“Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession” exhibition

Ongoing through Jan. 28

Don’t miss your chance to see the “Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession” exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On display through Jan. 28, the exhibit features artifacts that explore the influence of ancient Egyptian art on fashion.

The exhibition draws attention to complexities that exist in the discourse surrounding interest in Egyptian art, such as cultural appropriation, African history and Black empowerment.

Learn more about the exhibition.

Ice skating


If you’re willing to brave the cool temperatures, consider stopping by one of Cleveland’s outdoor ice skating rinks. 

Just steps from campus, you can visit The Rink at Wade Oval on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 25 from 1 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 before 5 p.m. and include skate rental. After 5 p.m., tickets cost $10.

Employees in University Circle can take advantage of free skating from 2 to 4:30 p.m. every Friday.

Get more details about The Rink at Wade Oval.

Looking for a change of scenery? Head downtown to Public Square to check out the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink. The rink is open most days through Jan. 15 and costs $12 per person, which includes skates.

Learn more about the Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink.