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Now through Apr 30, 2018

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

Now through Apr 30, 2018

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will transform into a magnificent explosion of color when Zoo Blooms kicks off this spring. The zoo promises to be a palette of artistic color with a combination of more than 80,000 tulips. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens...

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will transform into a magnificent explosion of color when Zoo Blooms kicks off this spring. The zoo promises to be a palette of artistic color with a combination of more than 80,000 tulips. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens...

Now through Jun 16, 2018

International Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Madagascar

Krohn Conservatory

Uptown

Now through Jun 16, 2018

International Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Madagascar

Krohn Conservatory

Uptown

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of...

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of...

Apr 22, 2018

History In Bloom

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Apr 22, 2018

History In Bloom

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

An afternoon filled with history, heritage, and horticulture. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and walking tours. Carriage rides begin at 12:00pm and run consecutively unil 3:30pm. Walking tours begin at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm  

An afternoon filled with history, heritage, and horticulture. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and walking tours. Carriage rides begin at 12:00pm and run consecutively unil 3:30pm. Walking tours begin at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm  

Now through Apr 22, 2018

2018 Youth Circus Extravaganza

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Now through Apr 22, 2018

2018 Youth Circus Extravaganza

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Back to the Fifties: A Rock n Roll Circus

Back to the Fifties: A Rock n Roll Circus

Apr 22, 2018

Bernstein at the Basilica

Cincinnati May Festival

South

Apr 22, 2018

Bernstein at the Basilica

Cincinnati May Festival

South

Songs from Leonard Bernstein, Gabrieli, Macmillan, and Rheinberger.   

Songs from Leonard Bernstein, Gabrieli, Macmillan, and Rheinberger.   

Apr 25, 2018

Dealing with A Defiant Child

Summit View Academy

South

Apr 25, 2018

Dealing with A Defiant Child

Summit View Academy

South

Speak with Confidence is hosting an open to the public training on tips and tricks to use if you have a defiant child. We will teach you about communication skills, disciplinary tricks, crisis management, interventions and outside resources.

Speak with Confidence is hosting an open to the public training on tips and tricks to use if you have a defiant child. We will teach you about communication skills, disciplinary tricks, crisis management, interventions and outside resources.

Apr 26, 2018

Paws for a Cause

Matthew 25: Ministries

North

Apr 26, 2018

Paws for a Cause

Matthew 25: Ministries

North

Spread some puppy love and volunteer with your dog at Matthew 25: Ministries! A fun event for the whole family—including your tail-wagging family member! Simply bring your lovable canine companion with you to volunteer during our evening shift.

Spread some puppy love and volunteer with your dog at Matthew 25: Ministries! A fun event for the whole family—including your tail-wagging family member! Simply bring your lovable canine companion with you to volunteer during our evening shift.

Now through May 24, 2018

Yappy Hour

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through May 24, 2018

Yappy Hour

Washington Park

Downtown

Mix and mingle with drink specials and furry best friend on The Southwest Porch and in Dog Park.

Mix and mingle with drink specials and furry best friend on The Southwest Porch and in Dog Park.

Apr 26, 2018

Official Homecoming Music Festival Kickoff Party

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Apr 26, 2018

Official Homecoming Music Festival Kickoff Party

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Local rockers The National are returning to Cincy for their Homecoming Music Festival and we're hosting the Official Kickoff Party on April 26th!  Grab your concert credentials, peruse vinyl in a Shake It Records' pop-up store, and sip on our new lager brewed specially...

Local rockers The National are returning to Cincy for their Homecoming Music Festival and we're hosting the Official Kickoff Party on April 26th!  Grab your concert credentials, peruse vinyl in a Shake It Records' pop-up store, and sip on our new lager brewed specially...

Apr 26, 2018

19th Annual Su Casa Awards Dinners

Xavier University Cintas Center

Uptown

Apr 26, 2018

19th Annual Su Casa Awards Dinners

Xavier University Cintas Center

Uptown

The Su Casa Hispanic Center is a trusted friend for thousands of vulnerable Hispanic/Latino immigrants struggling to begin new lives during these uncertain times. Share your friendship by coming together for Su Casa as the nonprofit agency recognizes community leaders who...

The Su Casa Hispanic Center is a trusted friend for thousands of vulnerable Hispanic/Latino immigrants struggling to begin new lives during these uncertain times. Share your friendship by coming together for Su Casa as the nonprofit agency recognizes community leaders who...

Apr 27, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous

Williamsburg Community Park

North

Apr 27, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous

Williamsburg Community Park

North

Featuring representations of life in 18th century. Period vendors, children's hands-on area, demonstrations of period crafts and skills, music, Native American drumming and dance.

Featuring representations of life in 18th century. Period vendors, children's hands-on area, demonstrations of period crafts and skills, music, Native American drumming and dance.

Apr 28, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Princess Days

Newport on the Levee

South

Apr 28, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Princess Days

Newport on the Levee

South

Come see all of your favorite princesses live in a festive atmosphere as they perform, interact and provide a magical event creating one of a kind memories! Attendees will have the amazing opportunity to experience characters sing, act, dance and provide magical...

Come see all of your favorite princesses live in a festive atmosphere as they perform, interact and provide a magical event creating one of a kind memories! Attendees will have the amazing opportunity to experience characters sing, act, dance and provide magical...

Apr 28, 2018

Infinity War Experience

BB Riverboats

South

Apr 28, 2018

Infinity War Experience

BB Riverboats

South

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience the little sailors in your crew will never forget! BB Riverboats has partnered up with our neighbors at Newport on the Levee, AMC Theaters, to offer a private screening of Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) followed by a kids-themed lunch...

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience the little sailors in your crew will never forget! BB Riverboats has partnered up with our neighbors at Newport on the Levee, AMC Theaters, to offer a private screening of Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) followed by a kids-themed lunch...

Apr 28, 2018

Spring Fest in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Apr 28, 2018

Spring Fest in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

This FREE event celebrates the beauty and bounty of Spring in Burnet Woods! Are you familiar with the remarkable natural resources that our city parks have to offer? Glorious wildflowers, diverse habitats, hundreds of native plants and trees present a spectacular showcase during...

This FREE event celebrates the beauty and bounty of Spring in Burnet Woods! Are you familiar with the remarkable natural resources that our city parks have to offer? Glorious wildflowers, diverse habitats, hundreds of native plants and trees present a spectacular showcase during...

Apr 28, 2018

Colerain CARdinals Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Colerain High School

North

Apr 28, 2018

Colerain CARdinals Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Colerain High School

North

The CHS Class of 2019 will again be hosting the Colerain CARdinal Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Admission to the show is free to the general public. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 registered and door prizes will be drawn every hour. Plaques...

The CHS Class of 2019 will again be hosting the Colerain CARdinal Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Admission to the show is free to the general public. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 registered and door prizes will be drawn every hour. Plaques...

Apr 28, 2018

National Super Hero Day

Rockin' Jump Cincinnati

North

Apr 28, 2018

National Super Hero Day

Rockin' Jump Cincinnati

North

Sport Your Favorite SuperHero Gear, Saturday, April 28th and Save $2 on Jump Time!

Sport Your Favorite SuperHero Gear, Saturday, April 28th and Save $2 on Jump Time!

Apr 28, 2018

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Fest

Eggleston Avenue, Downtown Cincinnati

Downtown

Apr 28, 2018

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Fest

Eggleston Avenue, Downtown Cincinnati

Downtown

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and fun!

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and fun!

Apr 28, 2018

Mystery Dinner Series: Harrowing Homecoming

Winton Woods

North

Apr 28, 2018

Mystery Dinner Series: Harrowing Homecoming

Winton Woods

North

A GI comes home to find his Satin Doll has been seeing more than Mr. Sandman each night. Step into an evening of comedy, intrigue and suspense at a mystery dinner. This interactive experience features outrageous characters for a Saturday night that will keep you guessing! For...

A GI comes home to find his Satin Doll has been seeing more than Mr. Sandman each night. Step into an evening of comedy, intrigue and suspense at a mystery dinner. This interactive experience features outrageous characters for a Saturday night that will keep you guessing! For...

Apr 28, 2018

Spirits at the Museum

Harmon Museum

North

Apr 28, 2018

Spirits at the Museum

Harmon Museum

North

A night of exciting ghost hunting with Shadow Hunters Paranormal.

A night of exciting ghost hunting with Shadow Hunters Paranormal.

Apr 29, 2018

Intertwined Through Adoption - A Celebration of Women

Trihealth Pavilion

North

Apr 29, 2018

Intertwined Through Adoption - A Celebration of Women

Trihealth Pavilion

North

This event unites and honors the multiple generations intertwined through adoption. Please join us if you are a Birth Mother, Birth Grandmother, Adoptive Mother, Adoptive Grandmother or Adult Adoptee. Meet and share stories with other women whose lives are touched by adoption....

This event unites and honors the multiple generations intertwined through adoption. Please join us if you are a Birth Mother, Birth Grandmother, Adoptive Mother, Adoptive Grandmother or Adult Adoptee. Meet and share stories with other women whose lives are touched by adoption....

Apr 29, 2018 through May 27, 2018

Heart Beat Drum Circle with Baba Jubal

Bi-Okoto African Drum and Dance Theatre

Apr 29, 2018 through May 27, 2018

Heart Beat Drum Circle with Baba Jubal

Bi-Okoto African Drum and Dance Theatre

Bi-Okoto Cultural Center presents: Heart Beat Drum Circle with Baba Jubal. Bi-okoto is bringing the Drum Circle into Cincinnati Community through Baba Jubal. Baba Jubal Harris has been using his knowledge of African music and culture to inspire children and adult. Through his...

Bi-Okoto Cultural Center presents: Heart Beat Drum Circle with Baba Jubal. Bi-okoto is bringing the Drum Circle into Cincinnati Community through Baba Jubal. Baba Jubal Harris has been using his knowledge of African music and culture to inspire children and adult. Through his...

May 01, 2018 through May 31, 2018

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

May 01, 2018 through May 31, 2018

Zoo Babies

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

General admission prices: $17 online ($19 at gate) $12 children and seniors ($13 at gate) Celebration of animal families and newest additions. Includes family activities and entertainment.

General admission prices: $17 online ($19 at gate) $12 children and seniors ($13 at gate) Celebration of animal families and newest additions. Includes family activities and entertainment.

May 03, 2018 through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market

Downtown

May 03, 2018 through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market

Downtown

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

May 03, 2018

Live Board Game

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

May 03, 2018

Live Board Game

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

The people are the pieces in this interactive combination of Sorry, Charades and Quelf! Join Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at Rhinegeist Brewery for a game of epic proportions. You'll step onto the board and play a life-size game that will challenge your creativity and ignite...

The people are the pieces in this interactive combination of Sorry, Charades and Quelf! Join Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at Rhinegeist Brewery for a game of epic proportions. You'll step onto the board and play a life-size game that will challenge your creativity and ignite...

May 03, 2018

Marvel Themed Trivia Night

Mac's Pizza

South

May 03, 2018

Marvel Themed Trivia Night

Mac's Pizza

South

Join us we kick off our Themed Trivia Series! Thursday May 3, 7:30...all things Marvel Universe! Everyone likes a good superhero/villain showdown so why not answer questions and win prizes? Lots of prizes and giveaways courtesy of Braxton Brewing and New Belgium Brewing.

Join us we kick off our Themed Trivia Series! Thursday May 3, 7:30...all things Marvel Universe! Everyone likes a good superhero/villain showdown so why not answer questions and win prizes? Lots of prizes and giveaways courtesy of Braxton Brewing and New Belgium Brewing.

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