Even when it’s cold outside, there are plenty of ways to enjoy what Cleveland has to offer while adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols. We’ve pulled together three suggestions for what you can do near campus in January to help you get started.

With the spring semester beginning soon, these activities and events will give you the chance to take a break from work and the books and immerse yourself in relaxing activities.

“Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” exhibition

Through Jan. 30

Don’t miss your chance to see the “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain” exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. On display through Jan. 30 in six galleries, the exhibition centers on the restoration of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan and features a mixed-reality tour using the HoloLens made possible with help from Case Western Reserve University’s Interactive Commons.

The large-scale Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan dates back 1,500 years to Cambodia and “depicts the young Hindu god in the superhuman act of shielding his people from destruction.”

While admission to the museum is free, this exhibition requires timed, paid tickets, which cost: 

  • $15 for adults;
  • $12 for seniors, college students with ID, and children ages 12 to 17; and
  • $8 for guests of museum members.

Exhibition admission is free for museum members and children ages 11 and under.

Learn more about the exhibition and get tickets.

42nd Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert 

Jan. 16

Hear the music of Black composers at a special Cleveland Orchestra concert held to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Additionally, African American spiritual music will be played. The orchestra will be under the direction of composer Vinay Parameswaran and accompanied by soprano Jacqueline Echols and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Chorus, directed by William Henry Caldwell.

Broadcast live on 90.3 WCPN, WCLV Classical 104.9 and on ideastream.org, members of the community can tune in wherever they may be.

Get more information.

North Coast Harbor Ice Fest

Spend a wintry day in Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Great Lakes Science Center. All centered on a Harry Potter theme, the event will feature live ice-carving demonstrations, character meet and greets, crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and more. 

This day-long event is free and the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will both have free admission.

Parking will be available behind FirstEnergy Stadium for $6.

Get more details about the event.