Mondays are awful, let’s face it, but the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo aims to make it a whole lot better with free admission today to the zoo for all residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township! They have over 3,000 animals for you to explore plus a stunning botanical garden! Head out there today – the zoo is open from 10am to 5pm! And tomorrow head out to the Holden Arboretum in Mentor for their summer concert series! It takes place outdoors in the garden and features some great local musicians! Bring your own picnic supplies and food or you can even purchase food there! The show starts at 7pm tonight and it’s free for members and kids under 18 and $5 for everyone else!
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.