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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit


February 2021


Arlene Cassara Dance Classes (Winter Session 2021)

Arlene Cassara Dance
Jan 04, 2021 - Feb 26, 2021 Various times | Arlene Cassara Dance & Theater Center | Community, Hone Your Craft
Arlene Cassara Dance's winter session begins January 4th, 2021 and includes Dance Combo for tiny dancers, Basic Ballet for teens wanting to begin their ballet training and ADULT JAZZ DANCE!
More classes offered for youth, teen and adults. Visit Facebook page or website: Arlene Cassara Dance & Theater Center is located in North Olmsted and has been providing dance education for 40+ years!
Help us dance into the new year ⭐️

Shelter in Place: Writing Poems Where We Are

Literary Cleveland
Jan 06, 2021 - Feb 10, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
In this open-level poetry workshop, we will take the directive to “shelter in place” as a writing prompt to explore where we live and how we live. We will find ways to get lost in our own homes and neighborhoods and see them anew through our poems. This course will offer students the chance to find stillness and possibility in daily life. Each week, students will discuss poems rooted in familiar landscapes and situations, and use exercises to write their own work. Over the course of six sessions, students will write five new poems, and have the opportunity to share work and receive feedback from classmates and the instructor.‍

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

College Audition Prep with Dayshawnda Ash

Western Reserve Playhouse
Jan 09, 2021 - Feb 13, 2021 noon - 2 p.m. | Online | Hone Your Craft
College Audition Prep with Dayshawnda Ash (01/09/21 -2/13/21, Saturdays 12pm-2pm): The first meeting will be on Sunday 01/09 @12pm; the remaining meetings will be on Saturdays.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to master all of the intricate parts of preparing and executing your best college musical audition, whether it be in-person, virtual, or pre-recorded! Learn what to choose, how to prepare, and build your audition book. This workshop will include an accompanist recording of your song and a new headshot with our WRP production photographer. For students ages 15-18; cost $200 per student.

Reader Series: Adaptation & Lovecraft Country

Literary Cleveland
Jan 09, 2021 - Feb 06, 2021 10 a.m. - 12 noon | Zoom | Community, Hone Your Craft
Adapting a written work is all about bones, breath, and heart: rearranging the bones (structure), choosing the breath (style,) and staying true to the heart (themes) of the original work. Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel Lovecraft Country is both an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short sci-fi stories and the source material for the hit HBO series of the same name. In this class, we’re going to put these three works in conversation with each other and discover all the ways one story can be told. If you like history, pop culture, dismantling racism and smashing the patriarchy, this class is for you!

‍This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Late Night Submission Packet Workshop

Imposters Theater
Jan 20, 2021 - Feb 24, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
This six week workshop will consist of weekly virtual table reads and pitch meetings via Zoom. Each week you will focus on a different aspect of a late night submission. At the end of this workshop, you will have a polished submission packet.

The Whole Story: An Introduction to Solutions Journalism

Literary Cleveland
Jan 21, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
You've heard of solutions journalism. You've read many articles that employed a solutions journalism approach but may not have known. Here's your chance to learn what it is, what its key components are, and you'll have a chance to write a solutions journalism piece during the workshop. You'll hear from several guest experts and have opportunities to connect to the Solutions Journalism Network and editors seeking SJ pieces. Christopher Johnston has worked as a solutions journalism reporter for more than 30 years and is well-connected within the profession as a member of SJN and ASJA.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.

Sketch Comedy Writing: Level One

Imposters Theater
Feb 02, 2021 - Mar 23, 2021 7-9 p.m. | Zoom | Hone Your Craft
In this 8-week course you will learn:
Proper script formatting
Ways to generate ideas
Tips on the writing process
How to confidently pitch
Writing/revising sketches
Practical experience in a (virtual) writers room setting
At the end of the 8-week course you will have 4-5 finished sketches. This class is for both experienced comedians and people just starting out - as long as you have a desire to write your own material, you are welcome. You will be required to write outside of class.

Les Délices: 2020 2020-21 Concert Series: Games & Grounds

Les Délices
Feb 18, 2021 - Mar 01, 2021 7:30 PM | Virtual | Community
A fun and exuberant program featuring viola de gamba virtuoso Mélisande Corriveau in works by Marin Marais, Jean-Féry Rebel, and others.
Watch the premiere and join us afterward for a live Q&A with the artists.
Not your ideal viewing time?

TICKET OPTIONS: Single Tickets – $20 and Students – $8

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