Coming up this Fat Tuesday is Brews and Prose night at Market Garden Brewery on W 25th in Ohio City! It’s a book reading with a twist, and that twist is beer…because it makes everything better! One of the stars of HBO’s The Wire, Anthony Colicchio, will read from his memoir Dust to Dust, which focuses on his tour of duty in Iraq with the US Marine Corps reserves. Grab a brew and enjoy hearing from great authors who will stick around after the event to chat and sign books! The readings begin at 7pm! Another great Fat Tuesday event is going on at Around the Corner in Lakewood! They’ll be hosting one of the biggest Mardi Gras parties in town with live music from local cover band Tricky Dick at 9pm. Plus you can grub on some Cajun food from their special menu for the night, and obviously there will be beads—because what Mardi Gras party would be complete without those?!
Erika Lauren, a Chicago native, graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Music Business. After graduating, Erika nabbed a spot on MTV's long standing reality show The Real World in Washington, DC. She asks you kindly to not hold that against her, or the fact that she got this job via Twitter message. Erika can verify that, in fact, it does go down in the DM's.
Erika joined The Alan Cox Show in 2010 and has put her foot in her mouth ever since. When she's not unwittingly making suggestive remarks that are later used against her, she enjoys playing shows with her cover band Pop Vulture, out with squad (#goals), and attending local concerts and sporting events.
Erika loves Ohio and feels like Cleveland's adopted child. Erika is the self-proclaimed ambassador of the East Bank of the Flats, so you know where to find her on a Saturday night. Well, either there or at home with her husband and two cats because she's basic like that.