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Now through Dec 29, 2019

Sunday Brunch with Todd Tepburn on the 88's

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Dec 29, 2019

Sunday Brunch with Todd Tepburn on the 88's

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Todd Zook Hepburn and BrewRiver's New Orleans Brunch go together like Forest and Jenny! Join BrewRiver each Sunday for piano and blues and the best damn brunch in town!

Todd Zook Hepburn and BrewRiver's New Orleans Brunch go together like Forest and Jenny! Join BrewRiver each Sunday for piano and blues and the best damn brunch in town!

Now through Jun 16, 2019

Calcagno Cullen, Amanda Curreri and Lindsey Whittle

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

Downtown

Now through Jun 16, 2019

Calcagno Cullen, Amanda Curreri and Lindsey Whittle

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

Downtown

Calcagno Cullen is an artist, curator, and the executive director of an experimental arts space and socially-engaged residency program that has turned the arts organization into an art practice. Amanda Curreri is an artist and professor whose work is interdisciplinary and...

Calcagno Cullen is an artist, curator, and the executive director of an experimental arts space and socially-engaged residency program that has turned the arts organization into an art practice. Amanda Curreri is an artist and professor whose work is interdisciplinary and...

Now through Jul 24, 2019

Sandra Cinto

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 24, 2019

Sandra Cinto

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

Downtown

Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto has developed a rich vocabulary of symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes that swirl between fantasy and reality. Using drawing as her point of departure, Cinto evokes mesmerizing environments including turbulent...

Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto has developed a rich vocabulary of symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes that swirl between fantasy and reality. Using drawing as her point of departure, Cinto evokes mesmerizing environments including turbulent...

Now through Jun 09, 2019

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Now through Jun 09, 2019

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Bring the whole family to experience the newly updated Robert D Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater! This film will take theatergoers into the crater of a boiling volcano, close enough to feel the liquid hot magma! The film runs daily, check the Cincinnati Museum's Center website for...

Bring the whole family to experience the newly updated Robert D Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater! This film will take theatergoers into the crater of a boiling volcano, close enough to feel the liquid hot magma! The film runs daily, check the Cincinnati Museum's Center website for...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Uptown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Uptown

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Now through Mar 10, 2019

Fabulous Foliage

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Mar 10, 2019

Fabulous Foliage

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

This spring at Krohn Conservatory, come see all the colors and textures that our Fabulous Foliage show has to offer! Mixed with the traditional blossoming bulbs of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, the 2019 Spring Show will display thousands of brightly colored foliage plants!...

This spring at Krohn Conservatory, come see all the colors and textures that our Fabulous Foliage show has to offer! Mixed with the traditional blossoming bulbs of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, the 2019 Spring Show will display thousands of brightly colored foliage plants!...

Now through Mar 11, 2019

SkyStar Observation Wheel

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

Downtown

Now through Mar 11, 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...

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Travels with Turner

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

Downtown

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Travels with Turner

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

Downtown

Follow nineteenth-century British painter J. M. W. Turner on his travels throughout the United Kingdom and Europe—through his watercolors and an interactive digital map. On his journeys, Turner filled sketchbook after sketchbook, gathering reference material he would later...

Follow nineteenth-century British painter J. M. W. Turner on his travels throughout the United Kingdom and Europe—through his watercolors and an interactive digital map. On his journeys, Turner filled sketchbook after sketchbook, gathering reference material he would later...

Now through May 19, 2019

Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from The Phillips Collection

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

Downtown

Now through May 19, 2019

Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe: American Paintings from The Phillips Collection

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

Downtown

Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe traces a century of the modern creative spirit in the United States, ranging from realistic landscapes to bold abstract forms. Fifty-five works by American masters—including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe,...

Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe traces a century of the modern creative spirit in the United States, ranging from realistic landscapes to bold abstract forms. Fifty-five works by American masters—including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe,...

Now through May 04, 2019

Giorgione’s La Vecchia

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

Uptown

Now through May 04, 2019

Giorgione’s La Vecchia

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

Uptown

Giorgione’s painting of an old woman is among the most startling and engaging images of the Italian Renaissance. Depicted in half-length with her body turned to the side, the wizened figure looks directly at us and points to herself. Her mouth is open, as though speaking, and...

Giorgione’s painting of an old woman is among the most startling and engaging images of the Italian Renaissance. Depicted in half-length with her body turned to the side, the wizened figure looks directly at us and points to herself. Her mouth is open, as though speaking, and...

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Valentine's Day Dinner and Carousel Ride

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Valentine's Day Dinner and Carousel Ride

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with Moerlein Lager House and get a complimentary carousel ride.   Each guest who enjoys lunch or dinner at Moerlein Lager House February 14-16 will receive a voucher for a free carousel ride at Carol Ann's Carousel in Smale Riverfront...

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with Moerlein Lager House and get a complimentary carousel ride.   Each guest who enjoys lunch or dinner at Moerlein Lager House February 14-16 will receive a voucher for a free carousel ride at Carol Ann's Carousel in Smale Riverfront...

Feb 17, 2019

Valentine's Day Sweet Stroll

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 17, 2019

Valentine's Day Sweet Stroll

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Valentine's Day at Findlay Market is all about the sweets! Celebrate Valentine's Day as a couple, or with friends and family by indulging in scrumptious tasting stations from Findlay Market vendors.

Valentine's Day at Findlay Market is all about the sweets! Celebrate Valentine's Day as a couple, or with friends and family by indulging in scrumptious tasting stations from Findlay Market vendors.

Now through Apr 07, 2019

Migiwa Orimo: Proximity of Syllable

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 07, 2019

Migiwa Orimo: Proximity of Syllable

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Using disparate material and techniques in her installations, Migiwa Orimo (Yellow Springs, OH) focuses on words/texts that are hidden, erased, redacted, or invisible from public view. She has compiled various lists and texts that purport to communicate as they disappear in...

Using disparate material and techniques in her installations, Migiwa Orimo (Yellow Springs, OH) focuses on words/texts that are hidden, erased, redacted, or invisible from public view. She has compiled various lists and texts that purport to communicate as they disappear in...

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Brink Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary Bash

Brink Brewing Co.
5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

West

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Brink Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary Bash

Brink Brewing Co.
5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

West

Brink Brewing Co is turning 2! To celebrate they are throwing a weekend long ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BASH! Three days of craft beer, special beer releases, multiple food trucks, live music, and a rare 2019 Anniversary Blend BOTTLE RELEASE! The final beer menu will be announced...

Brink Brewing Co is turning 2! To celebrate they are throwing a weekend long ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BASH! Three days of craft beer, special beer releases, multiple food trucks, live music, and a rare 2019 Anniversary Blend BOTTLE RELEASE! The final beer menu will be announced...

Now through Feb 17, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 17, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Beautiful sets and costumes, dazzling dance, and a glorious score by Tchaikovsky will awaken your senses and transport you to a magical place where a beautiful sleeping princess is awakened by a kiss and good triumphs over evil. Children and adults alike will delight in this...

Beautiful sets and costumes, dazzling dance, and a glorious score by Tchaikovsky will awaken your senses and transport you to a magical place where a beautiful sleeping princess is awakened by a kiss and good triumphs over evil. Children and adults alike will delight in this...

Now through Feb 28, 2019

The World Illuminated

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library
800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 28, 2019

The World Illuminated

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library
800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In the early part of the 20th century the Library began collecting lantern slides, which were loaned to customers and used for Library programming, such as lectures. Highlights from this vast collection are on display at the Main Library throug

In the early part of the 20th century the Library began collecting lantern slides, which were loaned to customers and used for Library programming, such as lectures. Highlights from this vast collection are on display at the Main Library throug

Now through Mar 28, 2019

1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Champions Exhibit

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011

South

Now through Mar 28, 2019

1919 Cincinnati Reds World Series Champions Exhibit

Behringer-Crawford Museum
1600 Montague Road, Covington, KY 41011

South

This new exhibit features authenticated baseball cards, autographs, postcards and souvenir books from the 1919 Championship Reds. The exhibit also includes memorabilia commemorating the notorious "Black Sox" betting scandal that rocked baseball and led to eight White Sox players...

This new exhibit features authenticated baseball cards, autographs, postcards and souvenir books from the 1919 Championship Reds. The exhibit also includes memorabilia commemorating the notorious "Black Sox" betting scandal that rocked baseball and led to eight White Sox players...

Now through Mar 10, 2019

Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver

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

West

Now through Mar 10, 2019

Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver

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

West

Almost Heaven weaves together the songs of John Denver to create a uniquely theatrical narrative that reflects upon the country during the years in which he wrote them. Twenty-nine of Denver's songs – including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,”...

Almost Heaven weaves together the songs of John Denver to create a uniquely theatrical narrative that reflects upon the country during the years in which he wrote them. Twenty-nine of Denver's songs – including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,”...

Feb 17, 2019

My Great Park in Pictures Photo Walk

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Feb 17, 2019

My Great Park in Pictures Photo Walk

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Join photojournalist/instructor Malinda Hartong for photo tips with your smartphone or DSLR camera. No experience necessary.

Join photojournalist/instructor Malinda Hartong for photo tips with your smartphone or DSLR camera. No experience necessary.

Now through Feb 23, 2019

Woman Playing Hamlet

Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

Now through Feb 23, 2019

Woman Playing Hamlet

Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

Being cast as Hamlet in a New York production sends Jessica into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she somehow managed to make Sir...

Being cast as Hamlet in a New York production sends Jessica into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she somehow managed to make Sir...

Feb 17, 2019

School of Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin

The Southgate House Revival
111 E. Sixth St., Newport, KY 41071

South

Feb 17, 2019

School of Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin

The Southgate House Revival
111 E. Sixth St., Newport, KY 41071

South

School of Rock Mason is a performance-oriented music school that opened in 2012. Since then its students have put on more than 70 different shows, with new shows performed every four months. The school offers lessons, performance programs, summer camps, and workshops for kids...

School of Rock Mason is a performance-oriented music school that opened in 2012. Since then its students have put on more than 70 different shows, with new shows performed every four months. The school offers lessons, performance programs, summer camps, and workshops for kids...

Feb 17, 2019

Maggiano's Murder Mystery Dinner

Maggiano's Little Italy
7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

North

Feb 17, 2019

Maggiano's Murder Mystery Dinner

Maggiano's Little Italy
7875 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

North

Help solve the case, while dining on Italian classic at Maggiano's Little Italy!  Enjoy a four-course meal and a murder to solve! Make sure to let Maggiano's know if you want to play a part in the show!  *Cash bar for wine, beer & cocktails. 

Help solve the case, while dining on Italian classic at Maggiano's Little Italy!  Enjoy a four-course meal and a murder to solve! Make sure to let Maggiano's know if you want to play a part in the show!  *Cash bar for wine, beer & cocktails. 

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Jeff Dye

Funny Bone Comedy Club Liberty
7518 Bales Street, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Jeff Dye

Funny Bone Comedy Club Liberty
7518 Bales Street, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. He recently starred in NBC's comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never, which followed the travels of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as Jeff...

Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. He recently starred in NBC's comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never, which followed the travels of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as Jeff...

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Sean Patton

Go Bananas Comedy Club
8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45242

North

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Sean Patton

Go Bananas Comedy Club
8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45242

North

Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs...

Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs...

Feb 17, 2019

Gin Blossoms

Bogart's
, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Feb 17, 2019

Gin Blossoms

Bogart's
, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

SiriusXM Lithium Presents: Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience Live! 

SiriusXM Lithium Presents: Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience Live! 

Feb 17, 2019

Steve Earle Acoustic

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Feb 17, 2019

Steve Earle Acoustic

The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

With special guest Shannon McNally. hree-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earleis a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation,he has released twenty albums-a number of them were as Steve...

With special guest Shannon McNally. hree-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee Steve Earleis a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation,he has released twenty albums-a number of them were as Steve...

Feb 18, 2019

Mount St. Joseph University Discovery Day

Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233

West

Feb 18, 2019

Mount St. Joseph University Discovery Day

Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233

West

During the "Discover the Mount" Visit Day at Mount St. Joseph University, high school students and their families are invited to explore campus, learn about programs and services, and immerse themselves in the Mount's community. Participants will learn about the enrollment...

During the "Discover the Mount" Visit Day at Mount St. Joseph University, high school students and their families are invited to explore campus, learn about programs and services, and immerse themselves in the Mount's community. Participants will learn about the enrollment...

Feb 18, 2019

Kids Maple Day at the Park

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township, OH 45251

North

Feb 18, 2019

Kids Maple Day at the Park

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township, OH 45251

North

Movie, hike, tasting and more.

Movie, hike, tasting and more.

Feb 18, 2019 through Feb 19, 2019

Ingri Fiksdal: "Diorama"

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

Downtown

Feb 18, 2019 through Feb 19, 2019

Ingri Fiksdal: "Diorama"

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

Downtown

Celebrated Norwegian choreographer Ingri Fiksdal returns to the CAC after her 2015 performance, Night Tripper**   With the Diorama performance series, Fiksdal stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts.The word diorama often...

Celebrated Norwegian choreographer Ingri Fiksdal returns to the CAC after her 2015 performance, Night Tripper**   With the Diorama performance series, Fiksdal stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts.The word diorama often...

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