Happy hour, when it comes down to it, is really an excuse. An excuse to make a pitstop for a moment of solitude, a heartbeat of sudsy relief between the office where no one knows what they're doing and a home life where you have no idea what you're doing.
From music in Motown to arts and beer in the Queen City, from a game in one of baseball's great temples to one of the largest strips of bars in the country, it's high time to pack the car and get the hell out of town for a weekend. Sure, you might be right with us, drooling over Instagram shots from pals who've recently jetted to Europe or the Caribbean.
There's much more to the choral music scene in Cleveland than the annual spate of holiday-themed concerts and sing-alongs. Cleveland boasts a remarkable array of choral groups led by amateurs and Ivy League scholars who perform everything from medieval canons to cutting-edge works by local composers.
Studying abroad in college is perhaps the only time you can pack up and move across the ocean for a few months without any backlash. It is a great opportunity to try new food, drink (legally) and immerse yourself in a new culture.