5 Things To Do In The CWE This Weekend: September 23-26

From the neighborhood’s final “Meet in the Street” night, to a private online event with Anderson Cooper — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End!

Join Anderson Cooper Online | Left Bank Books

Friday, September 24
5 p.m.

Left Bank Books, Books & Books, and other independent bookstores welcome New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper, who will discuss his new book “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty,” on September 24 at 5 p.m. in a private online event. Cooper will be in conversation with co-author and historian Katherine Howe. This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a copy of “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” from Left Bank Books for admission.

You may purchase a copy from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. If you have purchased the book from Left Bank, you will receive an email event reminder a few days prior to the event. You will receive the email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. 

Upgrade Your Fall Wardrobe | East • West

Store Hours:
Tues-Sat, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun, 12-5 p.m.

It’s officially fall — and if your wardrobe needs a boost, you are in luck! Simply head to East • West to find some new threads for the change of season. Keep warm with this Classic Shirt from Engineered Garments: a boxy flannel in a super soft cotton plaid, featuring a cardigan style rib at the bottom hem and double chest pockets. Be sure to stop by the store this weekend to see some more new arrivals.

Sip on Something Seasonal | Brennan’s

Business Hours:
Mon-Sat, 3 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sun, 3 p.m.-midnight

Speaking of fall, why not sip on something seasonal this weekend? Your new favorite fall cocktail awaits you at Brennan’s: the NY Sour, featuring rye whiskey, lemon, demerara syrup, and topped with a smooth and spicy malbec. Be sure to pair it with their pierogi: one handmade potato and ricotta pierogi, topped with creme fraiche, bacon, onion and thyme. Bon Appétit!

Dine Al Fresco | CWE Meet in the Street

Saturday, September 25
5-10 p.m.

Make plans to “Meet in the Street” this Saturday in the Central West End! Dine al fresco at one of the expanded patios on Euclid Avenue and enjoy FREE family-friendly festivities as you stroll through the neighborhood, including

  • Fire Performers
  • Artist Demonstrations
  • Jugglers
  • Balloon Animals
  • Face Paintings
  • Games
  • Unicyclists 
  • LED Hula Hoopers 
  • Live Music and more!

Plus, Rudy’s Flower Truck will be pulling into the Streatery (near the intersection of Maryland & Euclid) from 5-9 p.m. Be sure to stop by their truck and treat yourself to some beautiful blooms!

Search for Mini Owls Throughout the Neighborhood | CWE Scavenger Hunt

All Weekend Long

There’s still time to embark on a fun-filled Scavenger Hunt in the Central West End! Grab your kids, a significant other, friend, or coworker and see how many owls you can spot hiding around the CWE!


  • Now through September 30 — safely search for mini ceramic owls, hidden inside participating CWE businesses. (CLICK HERE for clues on each location).
  • Snap a photo of each owl you find (in the window or inside each location).
  • Once you find eight owls or more, email your photos to marketing@cwenorthcid.com to win a $50 gift card to a CWE business of your choice! (Limit one gift card per person).
  • Happy Hunting!