Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport

Music, events coming up at IAD, DCA, CLE and PIT airports



At least four airports throughout the country have sent a heads up on events taking place in the terminals next week and into October.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) will host a series of music and dance performances in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

At DCA, events take place on Wednesday afternoons from noon until 2 p.m. in National Hall, opposite Il Viaggo Restaurant.

Sept 20: Argentinian music with T Trifilio Tango

Sept 27: Peruvian dance and music with Papalca

Oct 4: Folk music with Cecilia Esquivel of Canto Sur

Oct 11: Mexican dance with Los Quetzales

These same groups will perform at Dulles airport on Thursdays from noon to 2 pm on the upper level of the Ticketing area.

Sept 21: Argentinian music with T Trifilio Tango

Sept 28: Peruvian dance and music with Papalca

Oct 5: Folk music with Cecilia Esquivel of Canto Sur

Oct 12: Mexican dance with Los Quetzales


There’s also a full schedule of events – live music, special guests, food samples and other treats – scheduled at both Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) from September 18 to 22, courtesy of Fraport USA.

Celebrate Cleveland will welcome Cleveland Indians’ mascot Slider, Professor Wylde’s traveling show from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland’s Singing Angels to the airport.

Malley’s Chocolates and Mitchell’s Ice Cream will also treat travelers to complimentary treats during the week as well.

Pittsburgh International Airport is teaming up with Airmall Pittsburgh for the third annual Discover Pittsburgh week and the 25th anniversary of the airport.

PIT will welcome Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The National Aviary and the Pittsburgh Zoo in addition to Iceburgh, the Pirate Parrot, and other mascots.

Daily food sampling will take place at the Strip Market and bands will perform in the airport’s Center Core.

Superman arrives at Cleveland-Hopkins Int’l Airport

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, that a 7-foot tall statue of Superman there in the baggage claim area at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

Besides being faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive and being able to leap tall buildings with a single bound, Superman was a great traveler: he could fly on his own without an airplane and he had that easy-to-maintain travel outfit: blue tights, red underwear (worn on the outside; a bold fashion statement) and a matching red cape.

But why Superman in Cleveland?

Well, it turns out that Superman wasn’t born on Krypton, as his passport might claim, but in a Cleveland neighborhood.
The man of steel was created in the 1930s by two high school buddies, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and has since gone on to star in comic books, TV shows, movies and video games.

The exhibit at the airport is the work of the Siegel and Shuster Society, which raised about $45,000 for the project, and includes that 7 foot tall statue of Superman standing in front of a wall showing Cleveland points of interest in classic comic book bubble style. There’s also a telephone booth with an image alternating between Superman and his alter-ego, the mild-mannered Clark Kent. Better yet, a TV monitor shows clips of Superman from movies, television and comic books.

And just to make sure the man of steel feels welcome at CLE, the airport is reminding passengers not to pack any krytonite (the one substance that can zap Superman’s strength) in any carry-on bags.