events for you to enjoy around Greater Cleveland in February 2013

It may be a shorter month, but there’s still plenty to do in February around Northeastern Ohio…


The 2013 Great Big Home & Garden Show
February 2 – 10
at the I-X Center in Cleveland
Check out some of the show’s features in my event preview post.
Cost: $14 per person
Purchase tickets at the event website – save $1 off the discounted online ticket price by entering “POISEPARMA” at checkout!

Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week – presented by Downtown Cleveland Alliance
February 22 – March 3
at various participating downtown Cleveland restaurants
Restaurant Week features $30, 3-course dinner menus and $15 lunch specials at select restaurants. $2 parking with voucher after 5pm will be available at select lots.
More information including menus at the DCA website.


Ohio Blogging Association 3rd Annual Whole Foods Meetup
Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
at Whole Foods Market Cedar Center in University Heights
Whole Foods is hosting the OBA for a “Valentine’s Chocolate 3-Way” featuring chicken enchiladas, chocolate and wine pairing tasting and “gourmet” hot chocolate. A special guest from Lakewood chocolatier Sweet Designs will also attend offering wonderful chocolate-themed drawing prizes!
Cost: $10 per person – CASH ONLY. Come prepared!
More info to come via the OBA Facebook page. Remember: all bloggers and blog supporters are welcome!


4th Annual Pancake Barkfest – to benefit Secondhand Mutts
Saturday, February 2 from 8:00AM to 12:00PM
at Pilgrim Church in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood
Includes breakfast with buttermilk and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon, vegetarian sausage, orange juice and coffee.
Cost: $12/adults, $5/kids – 10 and under
More info at the Facebook event page.

Animal Attractions – to benefit the Cleveland Zoological Society
on Thursday, February 7 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
at the Rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland
A fundraiser featuring local restaurants, tasty beverages from Sam Adams and plenty of wildlife!
Cost: $55 per person for Zoo members or $65 per person for non-members
Purchase tickets here or read up on my post for more details.


Nishkama Yoga Open House
Friday, February 1 from 6PM to 9PM
at Nishkama Yoga in Independence (on Brecksville Road)
Featuring various experts, live music and activities as well as some fantastic raffle prizes and food. 

Cost: FREE to attend!
More info available on the Facebook event page.

The Sound of Yoga
Sunday, February 3 from 6PM to 8PM
at SpyngaFlows (1846 Coventry Rd in Cleveland Heights)
Join Brandon and Becca Kocher for an inspiring workshop where you’ll align your body with the rhythms and the sounds of the music. All levels are welcome, please feel free to invite your friends.
Cost: $20
Check out the Facebook event page or head over to the SpyngaFlows website to sign up.

Beyond Basics Yoga Workshop – taught by yours truly!
Saturday, February 16 from 12PM to 2PM
at Nishkama Yoga in Independence (on Brecksville Road)
Join me as we expand on the basics of yoga! This workshop is perfect for students who want to expand their asana practices, students new to Yoga or even the seasoned practitioner.
Register at Nishkama’sMINDBODY site.


Chili Bowl Classic 5K
Saturday, February 16  – registration at 8:30AM, race at 9:30AM
at The Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland
Participants get a long sleeve t-shirt and chili samples from various Cleveland area fire stations
Cost: 5K Pre-Registration is $20 thru Friday, February 15th at 9 am. Spectator Package $5: No shirt- no race just sample the chili and vote for your favorite.
Register at the Hermes website.

Cupid’s Undie Run – to benefit The Children’s Tumor Foundation
Saturday, February 16: festivities start at 12:00PM – run is at 2:00PM
Starting and ending at The South Side in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood
a 1 mile run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend: it’s not called an Undie Run for nothing!
Cost: 5K Pre-Registration is $25.
Register at


Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Pre-Sale Ticket Happy Hour: Wednesday, March 6 – starting at 5:30PM
Backbend Yoga Workshop at Nishkama Yoga: Saturday, March 9 from 12PM to 2PM
Ohio Blogging Association March Meetup: an evening during the week of March 18th – more details to come!

What events are you looking forward to in February 2013?

Disclosure: I work as a Yoga Teacher at Nishkama Yoga, organize the Ohio Blogging Association events, was offered media passes for some of these events, and/or were provided this information to share as an FYI. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Jess says:

    I always look forward to your “around town” posts! So many good things to look forward to in CLE! Would love to join the Ohio Blogging Association event too and finally get to meet all the bloggers in real life that I’ve come to know and love 🙂

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