5 Issues To Do This Weekend in Cleveland: Feb. 12-14


Take a romantic stroll through the aquarium, enjoy a 15-minute musical, watch a documentary from your home, and more.

The Beck Center’s fifteen-minute musicals
In partnership with Baldwin Wallace University, Beck Center will broadcast five fifteen-minute musicals from this weekend through the end of the month. The streaming event includes originally written and produced shows by the winners of the National Alliance for Musical Theater’s 15-minute musical challenge, created as a source of inspiration for creativity at the start of the pandemic. These five musicals feature stories about the pandemic, fantasy-inspired epics, intimate depictions of racial relations in America, and more. $ 20, 12.-28. February, beckcenter.org/show

Betts Valentine’s Day weekend special menu
Treat yourself and your partner to a romantic brunch or dinner at Betts Downtown. The dining room at the historic Kimpton Schofield Hotel has a special Valentine’s Day menu for lovebirds all weekend. The menu features an array of dishes including lobster bisque, baked oysters, parmesan shrimp scampi noodles, and more. Dine in the restaurant or one of the many outdoor greenhouses, or take your romantic dinner away by ordering something to take away. 12-14 February 2000 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, 216-357-2680, eatatbetts.com

Chagrin Film Festival 2021: Encore series
The Chagrin Film Festival has been hosting its virtual encore series since December, in which different films are released every two weeks upon request. Check out the latest selection of films available through February 14th. Choose from a variety of unique and thought-provoking documentaries such as Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story, Life After Life or Elephant Refugees. To get access to all of the films in the series, viewers can purchase the full-access pass for $ 100 or choose between a two- or four-week streaming pass for a cheaper option. $ 25- $ 100 through February 14th – March 31st, chagrinfilmfest.org

This is A-Moray in the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
It’s too cold for a romantic night under the stars. So why not one under the sea? The Greater Cleveland Aquarium has special “Date Night” hours Friday through Monday, where couples can take a romantic stroll through the aquarium’s many exhibits and galleries. Visitors have the opportunity to take part in a special romantic “I Spy” challenge and even a Valentine’s Day photo op to document the day. $ 19, 12-15 February, 10 a.m. – 7 a.m., 7 p.m., Greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Women in Science at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is hosting a virtual celebration for women in science on Saturday with events, educational workshops, and speakers. The day includes virtual lab tours from inside the museum, advice on networking in science professions, and much more. The program ends with keynote speaker Earyn McGee speaking about her research and career in herpetology, fieldwork, and social justice. $ 8- $ 10, February 13th, 9 am-6pm, cmnh.org