Nice opera, awesome museums (for the midwest), good baseball, terrible shopping. There's a real lack of clothing options. Saks and standard mall fare are the best you'll get. Good furniture shopping in Oakley apparently, with Heaven, Voltage, and some others. A funky furniture knick-knack boutique called Aesthetica or Lifesthetics, or something like that. Downtown was a nightlife wasteland last time I checked. The Hofbrauhaus over in Newport is great in the summer. Mainstrasse's not bad, either. Northside is always fun. The Comet is a great dive with a decent beer selection (bottled) and cheap pool. Northside Tavern is decent, and Jacob's has a great 80s night (a gay bar that moonlights as a hipster hangout). Fair warning, I haven't lived there in a couple years, though. It's a beautiful city, just suffering from severe mismanagement and brain-drain.