A Cincinnati Opera world premiere, this collaboration with the Ohio Innocence Project and the Young Professionals Choral Collective follows the true stories of six exonerees freed by the Ohio Innocence Project. Showing June 14-19, 2019.
Six-time Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the Aronoff this spring! Dear Evan Hansen follows a young man through the ups and downs of making up a story of friendship to a recently deceased classmate, all in the attempts to get closer to his family and make friends. On stage April 30-May 12, 2019.
Preview the KIMONO: REFASHIONED exhibition with Cynthia Amnéus, Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles, and enjoy the musical expressions of Tomiko Ford on the koto from the third-floor terrace of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Japanese musical instruments will be out of storage for the evening! Opening event on June 13, and the exhibit will be available for viewing June 28-September 15, 2019.
Join the whole city as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the oldest professional team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds! Multiple events will be taking place all season long at Great American Ball Park, the Reds Hall of Fame, and more! Events to look out for include 15 throwback uniforms being worn by players at select home games, 15 Mr. Redlegs benches around town in the different uniforms, grand reopening of the Reds Hall of Fame on opening day March 28, 2019, and the Reds Rockin’ 150 Open House Birthday Bash on July 5th.
With the November 2018 reopening of this classic Cincinnati work of art, the Cincinnati Museum Center is ready to explore. See the newly renovated Rotunda, first phase of the Museum of Natural History & Science’s Dinosaur Hall and Cincinnati History Museum’s Public Landing.
Dinosaur Hall includes new displays of six gigantic prehistoric creatures. Explore the late Jurassic period with the help of state-of-the-art interactive elements! Take a look at a vast collection of fossils to study the life and evolution of dinosaur biology. Make sure to also stop by The Duke Energy Children’s Museum and –coming soon – the remastered Robert D. Lindner Family OMINMAX Theater, slotted to open this winter.
New this December, opening on the 21st, is the Science Interactives Gallery. In this hands-on STEM inspired exhibit visitors can engage with pulley systems, watch clouds form, knock down targets with concentrate walls of air and even games of tug-of-war!
Coming in January, Cincinnati in Motion will return, and in the spring, gear up for The Cave exhibit, making a comeback with a full replica limestone cavern.
Joining the newest roller coaster, Mystic Timbers this spring, Kings Island will be bringing back a beloved favorite, the antique car rides. In the new Kings Mills Antique Autos family ride, guests will board replica classic touring cars and take a leisurely drive around a scenic track equipped with a small rail to keep the car on the path. The ride will be comparable to the original Les Taxis antique car ride, combining nostalgia with new enhancements.
Kings Mills Antique Autos will be located in Coney Mall, across from the Juke Box Café and alongside The Racer roller coaster. The ride will be a quarter mile in length and last approximately three minutes. The cars are 2/3 scale replicas of the 1911 Ford Model T; though all-new, they will retain the vintage feel of the original Les Taxis. The ride's name, as well as theming throughout the attraction, is expected to enhance the nostalgic experience for riders.
Located within the walls of historic Union Terminal, the exact station where many Holocaust survivors passed through Cincinnati to begin their new lives, The Holocaust and Humanity Center opens January 27, 2019 and will teach lessons from the past to inspire action for the future in today’s society. Learn through storytelling, interactive experiences, and genuine artifacts the struggle and hardships individuals faced during one of the darkest times of human history, and see how individuals now are taking action to ensure equality and create positive change in our community.
New Culinary Experiences
Eat & Drink at these New Hot Spots
The Cincinnati region continues to be a popular destination for foodies. Here are just some of the new restaurants, breweries, and bars that have opened in the past year: Sonder Brewing, Maize, Karrikin Spirits Co., Galla Park, Pins Mechanical OTR, Sam Adams Taproom, Rich’s Proper Food & Drink, zundo Ramen and Donburi, Cobblestone OTR, and Station + Family BBQ.