Cold Weather Fun

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes,” may be a famous Scandinavian saying, but it’s just as appropriate here. So layer up, venture out, and have an adventure worth telling the grandkids about.

Frozen Fest at Geauga Parks District’s West Woods Nature Center features Siberian Husky sled dogs, snowshoeing, ice princesses and reindeer, plus cocoa and cookies. Stay up late and view the total lunar eclipse at Geauga Park District’s Observation Park on Sunday. The next day get it all explained by umbraphile and science writer David Baron at the Hudson Library.

Indoor fun rules this time of year. This week’s PODCAST lifts the lid on the 44th annual CWRU’s Sci-Fi Marathon (bring your sleeping bag). Vinyl junkies can go crate diving at The Dig record show at the Winchester in Lakewood. The Somatic Center wants people to feel “challenged and connected on all levels of mind, body, and spirit.”

Warm up indoors at 78th Street Studios Third Friday, while the Maltz Museum, CMA, Akron Zoo, MoCa and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among others, are offering free admission on MLK Day. Think and Drink with the Extinct at CMNH explores the brain with “Mind Funk.” CPT’s New Entry play festival presents 13 new works over 3 days. Or hear chamberfolk trio Harpeth Rising at Happy Days Lodge. Now doesn’t that sound like fun? –Thomas Mulready

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