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Now through Jan 31, 2018

Living on Air Exhibit

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Now through Jan 31, 2018

Living on Air Exhibit

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Downtown

Cincinnati has rich radio and television broadcasting history. Exhibit features objects, photos and memorabilia from some of region's most famous shows, stations and personalities.

Cincinnati has rich radio and television broadcasting history. Exhibit features objects, photos and memorabilia from some of region's most famous shows, stations and personalities.

Now through Jan 23, 2018

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibition

Newport Branch Library

South

Now through Jan 23, 2018

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibition

Newport Branch Library

South

Traveling exhibition designed to teach teens, tweens, and their families about money with topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud, in a way that is not only understandable but fun.

Traveling exhibition designed to teach teens, tweens, and their families about money with topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud, in a way that is not only understandable but fun.

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more!

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more!

Now through Dec 30, 2017

ManaTots

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 30, 2017

ManaTots

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Stories and songs for children up to age 4.

Stories and songs for children up to age 4.

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time with Miss Alicia

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time with Miss Alicia

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Fernald History

Fernald Preserve

North

Now through Dec 16, 2017

Fernald History

Fernald Preserve

North

Program highlights diverse, changing history of1,050-acre Fernald site. Optional 1-mile hike follows.

Program highlights diverse, changing history of1,050-acre Fernald site. Optional 1-mile hike follows.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Migraine Inspired Paintings by Priya Rama

Woman's Art Club Cultural Center

East

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Migraine Inspired Paintings by Priya Rama

Woman's Art Club Cultural Center

East

When migraine comes on, artist sees colors and shapes recede, shift, radiate and pulse. She captures imagery on canvas.

When migraine comes on, artist sees colors and shapes recede, shift, radiate and pulse. She captures imagery on canvas.

Now through Apr 22, 2018

Glenn Kaino

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Apr 22, 2018

Glenn Kaino

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

The chameleon-esque practice of Japanese-American artist Glenn Kaino utilizes sculpture, spectacle, video and performance to convey political restlessness and the uncanny blurring of news with fallacy.

The chameleon-esque practice of Japanese-American artist Glenn Kaino utilizes sculpture, spectacle, video and performance to convey political restlessness and the uncanny blurring of news with fallacy.

Now through Feb 25, 2018

Swoon

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Feb 25, 2018

Swoon

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Major survey of era-defining artist Caledonia Curry, better known as Swoon, showcases dimensions of multi-faceted practice, including new large-scale public installation, re-stagings of past landmark projects and survey of her socially-driven work in countries like Haiti and...

Major survey of era-defining artist Caledonia Curry, better known as Swoon, showcases dimensions of multi-faceted practice, including new large-scale public installation, re-stagings of past landmark projects and survey of her socially-driven work in countries like Haiti and...

Now through Dec 29, 2017

ManaBebes

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Now through Dec 29, 2017

ManaBebes

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Fun introduction to Spanish for ages 0-1.

Fun introduction to Spanish for ages 0-1.

Now through May 20, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Now through May 20, 2018

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge's powerful film installation encircles viewer with 7 screens as travelers pass across animated landscape accompanied by brass band.

Contemporary South African artist William Kentridge's powerful film installation encircles viewer with 7 screens as travelers pass across animated landscape accompanied by brass band.

Now through Mar 04, 2018

Ana England: Kinship

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Now through Mar 04, 2018

Ana England: Kinship

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Artist is fascinated by foundational and fundamental connections inherent in nature, and believes that connections between us are much stronger than that which separates us.

Artist is fascinated by foundational and fundamental connections inherent in nature, and believes that connections between us are much stronger than that which separates us.

Now through Feb 11, 2018

Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

Now through Feb 11, 2018

Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance

Cincinnati Art Museum

Downtown

See artistic, cultural and political changes that occurred before and after Luther's defiant act, as well as insights into Durer's creative power, innovative printmaking techniques and influence.

See artistic, cultural and political changes that occurred before and after Luther's defiant act, as well as insights into Durer's creative power, innovative printmaking techniques and influence.

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time Reading Series

Liberty Center

North

Now through Dec 29, 2017

Story Time Reading Series

Liberty Center

North

Story time co-hosted by Liberty Center and Midpointe Library.

Story time co-hosted by Liberty Center and Midpointe Library.

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Now through Dec 24, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Macy's Fountain Place

Macy's Fountain Place

Downtown

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Bring camera for photos with Santa in North Pole setting.

Now through Jan 20, 2018

Art North

Sharonville Cultural Arts Center

North

Now through Jan 20, 2018

Art North

Sharonville Cultural Arts Center

North

Works by artists living north of Cross-County Highway. Painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass, pastels, textiles and mixed media.

Works by artists living north of Cross-County Highway. Painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass, pastels, textiles and mixed media.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

A Franciscan Christmas

Christian Moerlein Brewery

Downtown

Now through Dec 31, 2017

A Franciscan Christmas

Christian Moerlein Brewery

Downtown

Features nativity scenes from around world, Dickens Village, train display, Santa Claus collection and Christmas trees.

Features nativity scenes from around world, Dickens Village, train display, Santa Claus collection and Christmas trees.

Dec 15, 2017

Pictures with Santa

Anderson Dental Care

North

Dec 15, 2017

Pictures with Santa

Anderson Dental Care

North

Open house-style Christmas celebration. Free pictures with Santa, games and Christmas treats. Photographer on-hand to take pictures, but OK to bring own camera. Each family will be emailed at least one picture of each child.

Open house-style Christmas celebration. Free pictures with Santa, games and Christmas treats. Photographer on-hand to take pictures, but OK to bring own camera. Each family will be emailed at least one picture of each child.

Now through Jan 06, 2018

RE: Opening, Thinking, Making

Wash Park Art Gallery

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2018

RE: Opening, Thinking, Making

Wash Park Art Gallery

Downtown

Exhibit of photography, sculpture and paintings that coincides with REopening of Music Hall.

Exhibit of photography, sculpture and paintings that coincides with REopening of Music Hall.

Dec 15, 2017

Home for the Holidays

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

Dec 15, 2017

Home for the Holidays

5th Street Gallery

Downtown

See historic Shillito Elves in gallery windows. Children can make paper elf ornament. Meet artists, enjoy light refreshments and more.

See historic Shillito Elves in gallery windows. Children can make paper elf ornament. Meet artists, enjoy light refreshments and more.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Christmas Town

Creation Museum

South

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Live nativity, outdoor lights, concerts and festivities. Through Dec. 30.

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Now through Dec 23, 2017

Santaland

Sharon Woods

North

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Hot chocolate, baked goodies, live family-friendly entertainment, train display and photos with Santa. Through Dec. 23.

Dec 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Works by Contemporary Arts Center's Art Handling Team

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

North

Dec 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Works by Contemporary Arts Center's Art Handling Team

Clifton Cultural Arts Center

North

Exhibit features individual and collaborative works by CAC's art handling team, Crew.

Exhibit features individual and collaborative works by CAC's art handling team, Crew.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Nativity Experience

Comboni Mission Center

North

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Get immersed in Holy Land in room-sized, animated Nativity display. Shop, tour museum, scavenger hunt. Fun for entire family.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up Middletown

Smith Park

North

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Drive-thru fantasy light display. Admission by donation. Photos with Santa Fridays and Saturdays.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Light Up the Levee

Newport on the Levee

South

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Featuring more than one million LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Lights dance every 20 minutes. Through Jan. 2.

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Turfway Park

South

Now through Dec 31, 2017

Live Thoroughbred Racing

Turfway Park

South

Now through Mar 31, 2018

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park

South

Now through Mar 31, 2018

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park

South

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through March 31. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through March 31. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Jan 15, 2018

ChristmasTime at the Ark: Encounter the Wonder

Ark Encounter

South

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

10-minute laser 3-D video show depicts Biblical tale of Noah's Ark projected on side of building. Shown 3 times per evening at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Through Jan. 15.

Dec 15, 2017

Basic Truth

Radisson Hotel Covington

South

Dec 15, 2017

Basic Truth

Radisson Hotel Covington

South

Dec 15, 2017

Jay Jesse Johnson Band

The Show on 42

North

Dec 15, 2017

Jay Jesse Johnson Band

The Show on 42

North

Dec 15, 2017

SuperBad

Club Trio

North

Dec 15, 2017

SuperBad

Club Trio

North

Now through Jan 02, 2018

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino & Resort

South

Now through Jan 02, 2018

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino & Resort

South

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Purple People Bridge Christmas Walk

Purple People Bridge

South

Now through Jan 01, 2018

Purple People Bridge Christmas Walk

Purple People Bridge

South

Thousands of white and purple lights, projected lighting, seasonal music, wreaths, and scenic views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Lights stay on 24 hours.

Thousands of white and purple lights, projected lighting, seasonal music, wreaths, and scenic views of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Lights stay on 24 hours.

Dec 16, 2017

Sign Language Story Time

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Dec 16, 2017

Sign Language Story Time

Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore

East

Bring little one to learn simple signs through songs and stories with Ms. Alison.

Bring little one to learn simple signs through songs and stories with Ms. Alison.

Dec 16, 2017

Community Pancake Breakfast

Mount Healthy United Methodist Church

North

Dec 16, 2017

Community Pancake Breakfast

Mount Healthy United Methodist Church

North

Pancakes, sausage, fruit, games with prizes and crafts.

Pancakes, sausage, fruit, games with prizes and crafts.

Dec 16, 2017

Kids Free Days presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Dec 16, 2017

Kids Free Days presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Downtown

Children under age of 17 may view museum free of charge while also learning about difference between Urgent Care and Emergency room.

Children under age of 17 may view museum free of charge while also learning about difference between Urgent Care and Emergency room.

Dec 16, 2017

Rock the Blocks

Salem Township Public Library

North

Dec 16, 2017

Rock the Blocks

Salem Township Public Library

North

Open Lego build for all-age builders.

Open Lego build for all-age builders.

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Story Time

Barnes & Noble Newport

South

Now through Dec 30, 2017

Story Time

Barnes & Noble Newport

South

Reading of children's stories every Saturday.

Reading of children's stories every Saturday.

Dec 16, 2017 through Jan 20, 2018

Board Games With Aaron

Loveland Branch Library

North

Dec 16, 2017 through Jan 20, 2018

Board Games With Aaron

Loveland Branch Library

North

Come play board, card and strategy games.

Come play board, card and strategy games.

Dec 16, 2017

Super Saturday: Holiday Movies

Campbell County Public Library - Fort Thomas

South

Dec 16, 2017

Super Saturday: Holiday Movies

Campbell County Public Library - Fort Thomas

South

Classic holiday specials (Rated G) and snacks.

Classic holiday specials (Rated G) and snacks.

Dec 16, 2017

Holiday Bazaar By East Side Vendors

Impact Life Ministries

South

Dec 16, 2017

Holiday Bazaar By East Side Vendors

Impact Life Ministries

South

Crafters and direct sales vendors. Raffle baskets, split the pot and more.

Crafters and direct sales vendors. Raffle baskets, split the pot and more.

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