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Now through Sep 29, 2019

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Until We Meet Again: Cincinnati Portraits from World War I

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

Downtown

In December 1918, just a month after World War I’s end, the US and Allied Governments War Exposition at Music Hall celebrated the Allied Victory and the Cincinnatians who served. The Expo featured more than 6,000 photographs of area servicemen and women, loaned by local...

In December 1918, just a month after World War I’s end, the US and Allied Governments War Exposition at Music Hall celebrated the Allied Victory and the Cincinnatians who served. The Expo featured more than 6,000 photographs of area servicemen and women, loaned by local...

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Come From Away

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Come From Away

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

Downtown

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!   This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed...

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!   This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Alias Grace

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Alias Grace

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood and inspired by real-life events, this spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone. Sixteen-year-old Grace Marks was imprisoned for life in 1843 for committing one of the most notorious murders in...

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood and inspired by real-life events, this spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone. Sixteen-year-old Grace Marks was imprisoned for life in 1843 for committing one of the most notorious murders in...

Now through Oct 06, 2019

Once on This Island

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Oct 06, 2019

Once on This Island

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Hearts soar in the Tony Award-winning, Calypso-flavored musical, Once on This Island. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of the island and falls in love with him. But the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one...

Hearts soar in the Tony Award-winning, Calypso-flavored musical, Once on This Island. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of the island and falls in love with him. But the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one...

Now through Sep 28, 2019

Fun Home

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 28, 2019

Fun Home

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and the winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this is the groundbreaking story inspired by the best-selling graphic memoir. Alison’s father, Bruce, was an enigmatic, brilliant man whose secrets defined her family...

Hailed as one of Broadway’s most original musicals and the winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this is the groundbreaking story inspired by the best-selling graphic memoir. Alison’s father, Bruce, was an enigmatic, brilliant man whose secrets defined her family...

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Open Mic Night

Bean & Barley
2005 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Open Mic Night

Bean & Barley
2005 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Music, poetry, spoken word! Join for an Open Mic Night every Wednesday from 7-9pm featuring rotating $4 pints. The coffee bar will be open as well!

Music, poetry, spoken word! Join for an Open Mic Night every Wednesday from 7-9pm featuring rotating $4 pints. The coffee bar will be open as well!

Now through Sep 22, 2019

Kaplan New Works Series

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 22, 2019

Kaplan New Works Series

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

Downtown

Celebrate the start of the season with a mix of innovative dance by some of today’s most talented choreographers, including a trio of female powerhouses—Heather Britt, Andrea Schermoly, and Sarah Van Patten. The Kaplan New Works Series also includes two...

Celebrate the start of the season with a mix of innovative dance by some of today’s most talented choreographers, including a trio of female powerhouses—Heather Britt, Andrea Schermoly, and Sarah Van Patten. The Kaplan New Works Series also includes two...

Now through Oct 05, 2019

The Absentee

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 05, 2019

The Absentee

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s A.I. for companionship. That is, until a...

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s A.I. for companionship. That is, until a...

Now through Oct 17, 2019

Murder on the Menu

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 17, 2019

Murder on the Menu

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Harry Baldwin Case On a March night in 1879, a gunshot rang out near Washington Platform Saloon. After a man named Harry Baldwin was found with a mortal wound, William Schaller, the son of a wealthy brewer, was arrested and charged with murder. The following hours begot the...

The Harry Baldwin Case On a March night in 1879, a gunshot rang out near Washington Platform Saloon. After a man named Harry Baldwin was found with a mortal wound, William Schaller, the son of a wealthy brewer, was arrested and charged with murder. The following hours begot the...

Now through Sep 26, 2019

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 26, 2019

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

Now through Sep 29, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

he Deep South, 1948 - just prior to the civil rights movement... Having demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must now rely on a chauffeur. The son hires a thoughtful black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy...

he Deep South, 1948 - just prior to the civil rights movement... Having demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must now rely on a chauffeur. The son hires a thoughtful black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy...

Now through Sep 22, 2019

August: Osage County

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 22, 2019

August: Osage County

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning family drama centers around Violet, the pill-addicted and scathingly manipulative matriarch of the Westin family. When her husband disappears, the rest of the clan is brought together for an unexpected reunion where old wounds are...

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning family drama centers around Violet, the pill-addicted and scathingly manipulative matriarch of the Westin family. When her husband disappears, the rest of the clan is brought together for an unexpected reunion where old wounds are...

Now through Sep 19, 2019

Comedy in the Courtyard

The Righteous Room
641 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 19, 2019

Comedy in the Courtyard

The Righteous Room
641 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

You're going to erupt with laughter…  the courtyard of The Righteous Room will transform into a comedy club with the iconic volcano mural serving as the backdrop. They’ve partnered with Bombs Away! Comedy to bring you the best up-and-coming comedians that Cincinnati has...

You're going to erupt with laughter…  the courtyard of The Righteous Room will transform into a comedy club with the iconic volcano mural serving as the backdrop. They’ve partnered with Bombs Away! Comedy to bring you the best up-and-coming comedians that Cincinnati has...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

Sep 20, 2019 through Sep 22, 2019

Acting Up presents "Matilda" the Musical in Mason Sept 20-22

Mason High School Theater
6100 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-3708

North

Sep 20, 2019 through Sep 22, 2019

Acting Up presents "Matilda" the Musical in Mason Sept 20-22

Mason High School Theater
6100 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-3708

North

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning "Matilda" The Musical is being presented by Acting Up, a young performers community theater, September 20-22 at Mason High School Theater. Matilda is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of...

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning "Matilda" The Musical is being presented by Acting Up, a young performers community theater, September 20-22 at Mason High School Theater. Matilda is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of...

Now through Sep 21, 2019

Free Improv Cincinnati Shows All September

Clifton Performance Theater
404 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Sep 21, 2019

Free Improv Cincinnati Shows All September

Clifton Performance Theater
404 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised funds for a new set and A/V equipment, all shows at the Clifton-based theatre company, Improv Cincinnati, will be free for the entire month of September.   Improv Cincinnati offers weekly shows that range from...

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised funds for a new set and A/V equipment, all shows at the Clifton-based theatre company, Improv Cincinnati, will be free for the entire month of September.   Improv Cincinnati offers weekly shows that range from...

Now through Sep 20, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 20, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Summer is turning to Fall and ComedySportz Cincinnati is turning up the laughs. We’re Cincinnati’s only competitive improv with our two teams the Cincinnati Big Machine and the Northern Kentucky Grass going head-to-head to compete for your applause. Our loyal fans provide...

Summer is turning to Fall and ComedySportz Cincinnati is turning up the laughs. We’re Cincinnati’s only competitive improv with our two teams the Cincinnati Big Machine and the Northern Kentucky Grass going head-to-head to compete for your applause. Our loyal fans provide...

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