MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged’: The AHA Festival Hits Playhouse Square Feauring Hill Harper and Kareem Abdul Jabbar!

Cleveland State University

Posted June 5th 2018


Now in its second year, AHA! Festival will fill the Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square neighborhood with words, music dance and art on June 7, 8 and 9. AHA! kicks off with a daylong Book Festival in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby and features headliners Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Derek Hough, Hill Harper, Robert Mankoff, Maureen Dowd and Dr. Janna Levin. Former National Endowment for the Arts Chair John Frohnmayer is the Festival’s curator, acting as host and discussion leader, while Cleveland State University President Dr. Ronald Berkman and Tricia Berkman are co-honorary chairs of AHA!


Free parking is available on Thursday, June 7, 2018 ONLY in Cleveland State’s West Garage on E. 17th between Euclid Avenue and Chester Avenue beginning at 9:00 a.m. For the remaining days, Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, parking will be available in all Cleveland State garages beginning at 9:00 a.m. Cost is $10.00. Please see map for CSU parking locations. Public parking is also available around the Cleveland State campus.


Come relax in air-conditioned comfort, have a cold drink and compare your AHA! experience notes with fellow Festival goers. AHA! is all about community, so this year we’re excited to introduce the Festival Lounge, where you can write your opinions about Festival events in our guest book and relax between events. Park once and spend the day into the evening — attending the wide array of AHA programs, exploring the CSU/Playhouse Square neighborhood and meeting new and old friends.

More information about the Arts Humanities Alive Festival here.

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