ROUNDUP: A Cleveland Cultural Weekend by Maya Kincaid

5/6-7/2022 Maya Weekend

Well, CoolClevelanders: if you were out and about this weekend; I’m sure you were in for a treat. I was personally able to attend several amazing events this weekend.

Friday night started with Gumbo, a monthly gathering that features a brass band to accompany the DJ’s musical selection. This month’s Gumbo was a part of the New Black Vanguard exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The introduction of the exhibit was very entertaining, and allowed for a very diverse view of the vanguard style from CMA’s perspective. The exhibit will be with us for some time, showing through September 11th.

On Saturday, the opening of Generations: Art by Artists and Their Families at Deep Roots Experience was a beautiful showcase. The space was filled with interactive art activities for and by families. And this exhibit will only be available through the month of May.

Also on Saturday: the stunning performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Cleveland Ballet was a heartfelt triumph. The company wowed the audience with their range and ability. Seeing the finished product was a true privilege for myself and my friends. We look forward to welcoming the Cleveland Ballet back to the stage in the fall season, and anticipate seeing them in the State Theatre when they return in October.

Although I did not attend, it was rumored to me that the Alpha black and gold Derby party was the kickoff event of the spring. The Black Greek organization presented its guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that is looked forward to annually.

Overall CoolClevelanders, this weekend was full of events to wow the culturally inclined. We look forward to more to come from these and other awesome organizers in the city; and count on me to be there, to tell you all about it.

P.S: Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome moms! I hope you were able to partake in any of the awesome events this weekend.

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Interview, story, photos and video by CoolCleveland correspondent Maya Kincaid 

Cleveland native, natural hair enthusiast, doodle mom, wine drinker, art lover, entrepreneur, Kale consumer, wife, and soon to be non-profit founder. #TheKisForKincaid

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