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Now through Dec 07, 2018

Minumental

Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 07, 2018

Minumental

Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association is hosting the 31st Annual Minumental Exhibition, celebrating the Art Academy's 150th anniversary, November 9-December 7. Original works of art no larger than 2″ by 2″ will be for sale to the public one night only, November...

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association is hosting the 31st Annual Minumental Exhibition, celebrating the Art Academy's 150th anniversary, November 9-December 7. Original works of art no larger than 2″ by 2″ will be for sale to the public one night only, November...

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Tracks the rich history of the cacao bean, from its beginning as a royal — even divine — Mayan drink to its current role as a romantic gesture, guilty pleasure and global commodity. Follow the history of chocolate culture and science from the 10th century rainforest to the...

Tracks the rich history of the cacao bean, from its beginning as a royal — even divine — Mayan drink to its current role as a romantic gesture, guilty pleasure and global commodity. Follow the history of chocolate culture and science from the 10th century rainforest to the...

Now through Jan 06, 2019

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

GUITAR is a full immersive exhibition that explores the instrument’s evolution and history, the science of creating sound with wood and steel and the cultural impact on cultures over the past 5,000 years.

GUITAR is a full immersive exhibition that explores the instrument’s evolution and history, the science of creating sound with wood and steel and the cultural impact on cultures over the past 5,000 years.

Now through Feb 28, 2019

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 28, 2019

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for...

The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for...

Now through Nov 18, 2018

Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 18, 2018

Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

An ongoing series from photographer Chris Engman, Prospect and Refuge investigates the medium of photography through complicated man-made juxtapositions. This body of work explores the relationship between illusion and materiality, nature and the man-made universe, and moment...

An ongoing series from photographer Chris Engman, Prospect and Refuge investigates the medium of photography through complicated man-made juxtapositions. This body of work explores the relationship between illusion and materiality, nature and the man-made universe, and moment...

Now through Nov 16, 2018

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 16, 2018

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Recognizing photography’s central role in collage, Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds includes artists who manipulate and recompose imagery to recontextualize narratives drawn from our current social, political, and cultural climate. These multimedia artists blur the lines...

Recognizing photography’s central role in collage, Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds includes artists who manipulate and recompose imagery to recontextualize narratives drawn from our current social, political, and cultural climate. These multimedia artists blur the lines...

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Now through Jan 20, 2019

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 20, 2019

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of...

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of...

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Antique Christmas

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 06, 2019

Antique Christmas

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Celebrate the holidays at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys, and decorations. Each year the Taft Museum of Art has totally new offerings of vintage Christmas treasures, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond. This year’s exhibition...

Celebrate the holidays at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys, and decorations. Each year the Taft Museum of Art has totally new offerings of vintage Christmas treasures, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond. This year’s exhibition...

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Dramatic Readings: Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Dramatic Readings: Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Come and listen to multiple readings from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales. 

Come and listen to multiple readings from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales. 

Now through Jan 01, 2019

SkyStar Observation Wheel

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 01, 2019

SkyStar Observation Wheel

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio River from aboard the 150 foot Skystar Observation Wheel. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and...

Enjoy unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio River from aboard the 150 foot Skystar Observation Wheel. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and...

Nov 15, 2018

Public Landing Ribbon Cutting at Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

Public Landing Ribbon Cutting at Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Celebrate the opening of a refreshed Public Landing at Cincinnati Museum Center with a special ribbon cutting. Feel the cobblestones under your feet, hear the clang and slosh of the Fifth Street Market and listen to stories of newly arrived Cincinnatians.  Enjoy...

Celebrate the opening of a refreshed Public Landing at Cincinnati Museum Center with a special ribbon cutting. Feel the cobblestones under your feet, hear the clang and slosh of the Fifth Street Market and listen to stories of newly arrived Cincinnatians.  Enjoy...

Nov 15, 2018

Dinosaur Hall Ribbon Cutting at Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

Dinosaur Hall Ribbon Cutting at Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Please join us with your families for a very special ribbon cutting for our NEW Dinosaur Hall and meet our brand new Torvosaurus at Cincinnati Museum Center. Enjoy cocktails and light bites (5:30 p.m.) before the ribbon cutting (6:30 p.m.) and tours of the newly restored...

Please join us with your families for a very special ribbon cutting for our NEW Dinosaur Hall and meet our brand new Torvosaurus at Cincinnati Museum Center. Enjoy cocktails and light bites (5:30 p.m.) before the ribbon cutting (6:30 p.m.) and tours of the newly restored...

Nov 15, 2018

Speak & Sign Series: Internationally Recognized Scholar, Elliott J. Gorn

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

Speak & Sign Series: Internationally Recognized Scholar, Elliott J. Gorn

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join in on a lecture by internationally recognized scholar Elliot J. Gorn speaking on his new bookLEt the People See:The Story of Emmitt Till. After the lecture, there will be a time to have books signed by the author. 

Join in on a lecture by internationally recognized scholar Elliot J. Gorn speaking on his new bookLEt the People See:The Story of Emmitt Till. After the lecture, there will be a time to have books signed by the author. 

Nov 15, 2018

VIP Tasting Tour, Beer & Cheese Pairing Tour with The Rhined

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

VIP Tasting Tour, Beer & Cheese Pairing Tour with The Rhined

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

We're teaming up with our neighbors at The Rhined for a gastronomic adventure pairing rare beers with delectable artisanal cheeses! Participants in this 90 minute journey will visit the hidden corners of our space, explore the history of Rhinegeist, and learn the ins and outs of...

We're teaming up with our neighbors at The Rhined for a gastronomic adventure pairing rare beers with delectable artisanal cheeses! Participants in this 90 minute journey will visit the hidden corners of our space, explore the history of Rhinegeist, and learn the ins and outs of...

Now through Nov 18, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors

School for Creative & Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 18, 2018

Little Shop of Horrors

School for Creative & Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join us for our season opener-- Little Shop of Horrors! The School for Creative & Performing Arts is proud to present the musical production of “Little Shop of Horrors”. We invite you to join us while we rock with Seymour, a meek floral assistant and his new breed of...

Join us for our season opener-- Little Shop of Horrors! The School for Creative & Performing Arts is proud to present the musical production of “Little Shop of Horrors”. We invite you to join us while we rock with Seymour, a meek floral assistant and his new breed of...

Nov 15, 2018

Rock of Ages

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

Rock of Ages

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love...

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The ROCK OF AGES Tenth Anniversary Tour is blazing across North America! Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love...

Now through Nov 17, 2018

My Favorite Year

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 17, 2018

My Favorite Year

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, "My Favorite Year" features a tuneful score by the incomparable Tony-winning songwriters, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and is based on the hit Peter O’Toole film of the same name. It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers’...

A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, "My Favorite Year" features a tuneful score by the incomparable Tony-winning songwriters, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and is based on the hit Peter O’Toole film of the same name. It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers’...

Nov 15, 2018

O.A.R.

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 15, 2018

O.A.R.

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Just Like Paradise Tour

Just Like Paradise Tour

Nov 16, 2018 through Nov 18, 2018

Holiday Expressions Trunk Show Event

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2018 through Nov 18, 2018

Holiday Expressions Trunk Show Event

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Tis the season! Shop jewelry, accessories, home décor and custom ornaments inspired by our permanent collection and special exhibition The Fabric of India. Enjoy holiday treats while you shop and complimentary giftwrap on all purchases. 

Tis the season! Shop jewelry, accessories, home décor and custom ornaments inspired by our permanent collection and special exhibition The Fabric of India. Enjoy holiday treats while you shop and complimentary giftwrap on all purchases. 

Nov 16, 2018

Opera Ball 2018

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2018

Opera Ball 2018

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The 2018 Gala will intertwine components of visual art, opera, fashion and love of all forms. The Cincinnati Opera is partnering with UC DAAP to present an evening of fashion and opera centered around the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Guests will be treated to dinner,...

The 2018 Gala will intertwine components of visual art, opera, fashion and love of all forms. The Cincinnati Opera is partnering with UC DAAP to present an evening of fashion and opera centered around the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Guests will be treated to dinner,...

Nov 16, 2018

Secret ArtWorks from The Banks

The Banks
145 Second Street East, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2018

Secret ArtWorks from The Banks

The Banks
145 Second Street East, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join fellow creatives and change makers for an incredible evening of art, drinks, dining and music in a venue like you haven't seen yet in the Queen City on Friday, November 16, 7-10pm at The Banks, 145 Second Street East. The Best Part? We're asking renowned artists to...

Join fellow creatives and change makers for an incredible evening of art, drinks, dining and music in a venue like you haven't seen yet in the Queen City on Friday, November 16, 7-10pm at The Banks, 145 Second Street East. The Best Part? We're asking renowned artists to...

Nov 16, 2018 through Dec 02, 2018

Twelfth Night

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2018 through Dec 02, 2018

Twelfth Night

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

What do you get when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed Lady, a lovelorn Lord, a fickle Countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate and an identical twin? You get the kind of delightfully and deliciously twisted...

What do you get when you combine a shipwreck, a cross-dressed Lady, a lovelorn Lord, a fickle Countess, a drunken uncle, a flamboyant fop, an uptight servant, a mischievous clown, a protective pirate and an identical twin? You get the kind of delightfully and deliciously twisted...

Now through Apr 05, 2019

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey
US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 05, 2019

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey
US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Cincinnati Cyclones are Cincinnati's Kelly Cup Championship winning hockey team and ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games are more than just a game! Non-stop action, affordable family entertainment, and intermission activities provide...

The Cincinnati Cyclones are Cincinnati's Kelly Cup Championship winning hockey team and ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games are more than just a game! Non-stop action, affordable family entertainment, and intermission activities provide...

Nov 16, 2018

Houndmouth

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 16, 2018

Houndmouth

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Houndmouth signed with legendary indie label Rough Trade Records in 2012. Now they're on their third full length album, Golden Age, (via Reprise Records), with four new touring band members. Although there is no doubt that their perceived public identity is founded on roots...

Houndmouth signed with legendary indie label Rough Trade Records in 2012. Now they're on their third full length album, Golden Age, (via Reprise Records), with four new touring band members. Although there is no doubt that their perceived public identity is founded on roots...

Nov 17, 2018

Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 17, 2018

Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Please join us to walk or run in our community wide, non-competitive 5K event! In addition to fun activities ahead of the 5K and cheer zones along the course, each participant will receive a medal at the finish line. Plus, you cannot help but be inspired as you participate...

Please join us to walk or run in our community wide, non-competitive 5K event! In addition to fun activities ahead of the 5K and cheer zones along the course, each participant will receive a medal at the finish line. Plus, you cannot help but be inspired as you participate...

Nov 17, 2018 through Jan 27, 2019

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Nov 17, 2018 through Jan 27, 2019

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Explore 9,000 square feet of trains, including displays from the early 1900s and 1930s. Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, and the return of Cincinnati's iconic Duke Energy Holiday Trains, a tradition for more than 70 years and counting. LEGO lovers will delight in...

Explore 9,000 square feet of trains, including displays from the early 1900s and 1930s. Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, and the return of Cincinnati's iconic Duke Energy Holiday Trains, a tradition for more than 70 years and counting. LEGO lovers will delight in...

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