Oberlin College and Conservatory

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex

Photo by Yevhen Gulenko

The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse is a student-run performance and meeting space at Oberlin. As the college’s only exclusively free venue, the Cat provides a relaxed and friendly environment for student groups and traveling artists alike. Home to the famous Cat Cookies, it offers a space for live jazz, folk, and popular music, spoken word, theater, dance, slam poetry, workshops, community events, and student activism meetings.

Come hang out, check out our radical zine library, enjoy a delicious cookie, and see a free show.

180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Website

catinthecream.com

Upcoming Events

Guest Recital: Kenny Werner, jazz piano with the Genre Nova Ensemble

A guest recital by Kenny Werner, jazz pianist performing with the Genre Nova Ensemble -- Read more about Kenny Werner. The Genre Nova Ensemble (formerly...

12/8 1:30pm
Small Jazz Ensembles

A performance by student small jazz ensembles. The Gabe Heinemann Ensemble, directed by Chris Anderson Georgia Heers, voice Gabe Heinemann, sax Camille...

12/8 7:30pm
Jazz Forum

Come see Jazz Studies majors play in ensembles at this weekly musical forum at the Cat. Performances followed by comments and questions by both jazz and...

12/13 12pm
PI Series Guest Recital: Simone Baron '14, with Arco Belo Ensemble

A PI (Performance & Improvisation) Series guest recital with Simone Baron '14 and Arco Belo (piano/accordion, string quartet, and rhythm) -- Read more...

3/18/2020 7:30pm
Small Jazz Ensembles

A performance by student small jazz enesembles. Program TBA

4/5/2020 7:30pm

Recent Events

Jazz Forum

12/6/2019

Jazz Forum

11/29/2019

Recent Activity

Ben Saltz

Ben Saltz left a positive review 12/7/2018

Awsome!

Kristen Reynolds

Kristen Reynolds left a positive review 4/16/2017

It was a great show!

Alice Koeninger

Alice Koeninger left a positive review 12/10/2016

Great atmosphere and lots of talent

Isabella Moreno

Isabella Moreno left a positive review 8/31/2016

The energy was FABULOUS! An awesome way to kick-off the first week of classes!

Isabella Moreno

Isabella Moreno left a positive review 4/4/2016

It was AWESOME! We had over 60 in attendance. A great time was had by all! Hooray! La Communidad Latina is alive and thriving at Oberlin College!

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 10/30/2013

What a fun time!!

Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 2/14/2014

Fantastic time!

Cynthia Nickoloff

Cynthia Nickoloff left a positive review 3/20/2013

Nice turn out. Lots of enthusiasm for the new calendar.