Best Speakers And Lectures Coming To Cleveland This Fall

August 6, 2012 2:00 PM

Looking for a good lecture to sit in on this fall? How about a workshop in botanical alchemy? Somewhere in the city of Cleveland, there is an open seat for you. Don’t miss the following events and venues for everything from astronomy to economics to social justice for Asian Pacific Americans.

Town Hall Speaker Series

1120 Chester Ave, Suite 470
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 241-1919
For event and ticket information click here

This fall will see a number of interesting lectures spanning a wide range of topics given at the Town Hall of Cleveland. Now in its 82nd season, the Town Hall holds a series of public lectures each year which promote no particular political or social agenda but exist solely for the education and information of the citizens of northern Ohio. On the schedule this year is Steve Russell, leader in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Economics Editor for The Economist, and environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Don’t miss out on these engaging events. Call or go online for ticket information.

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The Economy and Your Finances

OCA Coffee Hour
Negative Space Gallery & Studio
3820 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44144
(216) 539-4634

Date: TBA

Founded in 1973, OCA Cleveland Chapter is a non-profit, non-partisan civil rights and educational organization known formerly as The Organization of Chinese Americans of Greater Cleveland. OCA’s dedication is to the ensured equality and overall well-being of Asian Pacific Americans throughout the United States. This fall, it will be hosting a free informal discussion with Donald Permadi and Merrill Lynch entitled “The Economy and Your Finances.” The exact date of the event is yet to be announced, so check back with OCA online for future announcements and to see what else it has going on in Cleveland and throughout the nation.

Dr. John and Helen Collis Lecture

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 E Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7350

Date: September 30

Advances in archeology and scholarship are changing the face of history every day, and art is no exception. Nationally and internationally recognized experts like Dr. John and Helen Collis are here to inform us of those changes. They will be at the Cleveland Museum of Art this September, as they are every year, to talk to the public about Ancient Greek and Byzantine art. The annual lecture, made possible through the Dr. John and Helen Collis Family Endowment, is the first of its kind at CMA which is dedicated to a specific art history emphasis. You won’t want to miss it.

Related: Best Cleveland Arts Programs To Support

India Flint

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 E Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7350

Date: Throughout October

Hang around the Cleveland Museum of Art through the month of October and you’ll also get to hear from India Flint and participate in three separate workshops hosted by CMA’s Textile Art Alliance and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory. The workshops, scheduled to take place from October 6-17, will explore the textual wonder of eco-plant dyeing among other somewhat uncommon forms of art. India is a self-described botanical alchemist, and if you don’t know what that means then you’ll have register for her events and find out for yourself.

Related: Best Art Museums In Cleveland

“Frontiers of Astronomy”

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 231-4600

Date: Varies throughout the fall

Stargazers take note: Cleveland Museum of Natural History offers a free lecture series called “Frontiers of Astronomy” which disseminates information to the public on the latest research in the ever-expanding field of astronomy. Go online to see the calendar of events and don’t forget to check the weather forecast while you’re at it. If your visit coincides with a cloudless sky, you’ll get to enjoy the added bonus of exploring the Ralph Mueller Observatory which remains open after the lecture on a clear evening.

Joshua Lawson is a husband to Sarah and a father to Joshua, Hope, and Allison. Once upon a time he was a halfway decent basketball player, but his dream since becoming a father has gone from playing in the NBA to one day getting a full night’s sleep again. Joshua lives in Portsmouth, OH. His work can be found at

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