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Apr 21, 2019

Harrison Recreation Commission Easter Event

Harrison Community Center
300 George St, Harrison, OH 45030

West

Apr 21, 2019

Harrison Recreation Commission Easter Event

Harrison Community Center
300 George St, Harrison, OH 45030

West

Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast this Easter!  Free games will be available from 10am-11am and the egg hunt begins at 11am for kids 0-12!

Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt and pancake breakfast this Easter!  Free games will be available from 10am-11am and the egg hunt begins at 11am for kids 0-12!

Apr 21, 2019

Metropole Easter Brunch

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Apr 21, 2019

Metropole Easter Brunch

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Leave foraging to the bunnies. Metropole’s two-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu is fully stocked with farm fresh ingredients which means you won’t have to lift a finger. Come indulge in dishes like our Breakfast Burrito, Fage Yogurt and Hazelnut Praline, or a Brunch...

Leave foraging to the bunnies. Metropole’s two-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu is fully stocked with farm fresh ingredients which means you won’t have to lift a finger. Come indulge in dishes like our Breakfast Burrito, Fage Yogurt and Hazelnut Praline, or a Brunch...

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!

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch at The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch at The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Brunch buffet,  egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos and live music. Call to make your reservations today! 

Brunch buffet,  egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos and live music. Call to make your reservations today! 

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch | Jag's Steak & Seafood

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch | Jag's Steak & Seafood

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester Township, OH 45069

North

Jag's Steak and Seafood is taking reservations for an Easter Sunday Brunch, and will have something for the entire family! Jag’s Easter Sunday Brunch features both adult and children's prix-fixe menus with numerous shareables, seasonal favorites, and Easter-themed activities...

Jag's Steak and Seafood is taking reservations for an Easter Sunday Brunch, and will have something for the entire family! Jag’s Easter Sunday Brunch features both adult and children's prix-fixe menus with numerous shareables, seasonal favorites, and Easter-themed activities...

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch at Hotel Covington

Coppin's Restaurant and Bar
683 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41017

South

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch at Hotel Covington

Coppin's Restaurant and Bar
683 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41017

South

This Easter Sunday, Hotel Covington is hosting a festive brunch and Easter Egg Hunt, perfect for families who'd like to opt out of cooking this year! Executive Chef Mitch Arens will be serving up a lovely brunch buffet at Coppin's Restaurant & Bar featuring a Grits Station...

This Easter Sunday, Hotel Covington is hosting a festive brunch and Easter Egg Hunt, perfect for families who'd like to opt out of cooking this year! Executive Chef Mitch Arens will be serving up a lovely brunch buffet at Coppin's Restaurant & Bar featuring a Grits Station...

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 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 Jun 16, 2019

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jun 16, 2019

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

The Butterflies of Ecuador have descended upon Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory located in beautiful Eden Park. The show runs until Father’s Day weekend, June 16, and creates a captivating environment filled with 12,000 butterflies in free flight for visitors of all ages to...

The Butterflies of Ecuador have descended upon Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory located in beautiful Eden Park. The show runs until Father’s Day weekend, June 16, and creates a captivating environment filled with 12,000 butterflies in free flight for visitors of all ages to...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

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

Downtown

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 Apr 30, 2019

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Apr 30, 2019

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden transforms 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 in...

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden transforms 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 in...

Now through Jun 16, 2019

SkyStar Observation Wheel

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

Downtown

Now through Jun 16, 2019

SkyStar Observation Wheel

The Banks
55 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...

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Day Service

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215

North

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Day Service

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215

North

The Easter Sunday morning service is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, with a special breakfast before the service at 9:00 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for children up to age 10 will follow the worship service. There will be no Sunday school or Adult Forum.

The Easter Sunday morning service is at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, with a special breakfast before the service at 9:00 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for children up to age 10 will follow the worship service. There will be no Sunday school or Adult Forum.

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch

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

Downtown

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Brunch

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

Downtown

Christian Moerlein is extending their Brunch hours for Easter Sunday! Make your reservations today and hop on down for great food and fantastic views that will make you jump! 

Christian Moerlein is extending their Brunch hours for Easter Sunday! Make your reservations today and hop on down for great food and fantastic views that will make you jump! 

Apr 21, 2019

MadTree Easter Brunch

MadTree Brewing Company
3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

Apr 21, 2019

MadTree Easter Brunch

MadTree Brewing Company
3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

ake the stress out of Easter Brunch with a gourmet buffet, beers, and an egg hunt for both kids and adults. Each ticket includes an open brunch buffet provided by Catch-a-Fire, in-room bar with beer, wine, and mimosas, egg hunt, and a photo booth.   Adult tickets include...

ake the stress out of Easter Brunch with a gourmet buffet, beers, and an egg hunt for both kids and adults. Each ticket includes an open brunch buffet provided by Catch-a-Fire, in-room bar with beer, wine, and mimosas, egg hunt, and a photo booth.   Adult tickets include...

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 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 31, 2019

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

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

Downtown

Now through May 31, 2019

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

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

Downtown

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 May 12, 2019

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

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

Uptown

Now through May 12, 2019

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

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

Uptown

In the spirit of the landmark International Exposition of 1900 that transformed the city and drew 51 million visitors, the exhibition is intended to introduce the American public to the Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a...

In the spirit of the landmark International Exposition of 1900 that transformed the city and drew 51 million visitors, the exhibition is intended to introduce the American public to the Belle Époque (“Beautiful Era”) of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a...

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Buffet

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Buffet

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Easter is the perfect time to spend with family and Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant is the perfect place for you and your family to gather. Year after year Vinoklet strives to provide a fun place for family & friends to enjoy each others company in an eclectic fun...

Easter is the perfect time to spend with family and Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant is the perfect place for you and your family to gather. Year after year Vinoklet strives to provide a fun place for family & friends to enjoy each others company in an eclectic fun...

Apr 21, 2019

Colerain Township Easter Egg Hunt

Colerain Township Community Center
4300 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

North

Apr 21, 2019

Colerain Township Easter Egg Hunt

Colerain Township Community Center
4300 Springdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

North

Commencement will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Colerain Community Easter Egg Hunt again this year. The Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 12 noon at the Colerain Township Community Center. 

Commencement will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Colerain Community Easter Egg Hunt again this year. The Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 12 noon at the Colerain Township Community Center. 

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Crawfish Boil

Darkness Brewing
224 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Apr 21, 2019

Easter Crawfish Boil

Darkness Brewing
224 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Back again, Darkness Brewing will host a special Easter Day celebration with a crawfish boil with the help of Chef Doni Attebery cooking up his favorite recipes. There will be two times for seating this year. 

Back again, Darkness Brewing will host a special Easter Day celebration with a crawfish boil with the help of Chef Doni Attebery cooking up his favorite recipes. There will be two times for seating this year. 

Now through Jul 12, 2019

We Who Believe in Freedom

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 12, 2019

We Who Believe in Freedom

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

Downtown

We Who Believe in Freedom is curated by Historian, Author, Lecturer and Artist, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, who is also the founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. We Who Believe in Freedom offers skill and aesthetic beauty of detailed imagery of the African American...

We Who Believe in Freedom is curated by Historian, Author, Lecturer and Artist, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, who is also the founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. We Who Believe in Freedom offers skill and aesthetic beauty of detailed imagery of the African American...

Now through Apr 21, 2019

3rd Sunday Funday: Spring Fest

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

Downtown

Now through Apr 21, 2019

3rd Sunday Funday: Spring Fest

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

Downtown

Welcome spring at the Taft! Create your own bunny ears and decorate your own goody bag that you can fill with Easter treats before you leave. Get your face painted and explore the colors of nature in the Taft collection. Meet rabbits, chicks, and their barnyard friends at the...

Welcome spring at the Taft! Create your own bunny ears and decorate your own goody bag that you can fill with Easter treats before you leave. Get your face painted and explore the colors of nature in the Taft collection. Meet rabbits, chicks, and their barnyard friends at the...

Now through May 11, 2019

Mercury

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

Downtown

Now through May 11, 2019

Mercury

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

Downtown

Three stories cross outside of Portland, OR in a pitch black comedy with an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, the worst curiosity shop on the west coast, and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles.  No one’s happy, people stop...

Three stories cross outside of Portland, OR in a pitch black comedy with an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, the worst curiosity shop on the west coast, and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles.  No one’s happy, people stop...

Apr 22, 2019

Vegan Earth Day 2019

Burnet Woods Band Shell off Clifton Ave
Burnet Woods Drive, Clifton, OH 45220

Uptown

Apr 22, 2019

Vegan Earth Day 2019

Burnet Woods Band Shell off Clifton Ave
Burnet Woods Drive, Clifton, OH 45220

Uptown

A joyful celebration of Earth that offers all the abundance to raise life, diversity and the ability to exist complimentary. This event centers on a movement through foods; deliciously growing a plant-based diet in lifestyles from garden to plate; demonstrations, music,...

A joyful celebration of Earth that offers all the abundance to raise life, diversity and the ability to exist complimentary. This event centers on a movement through foods; deliciously growing a plant-based diet in lifestyles from garden to plate; demonstrations, music,...

Apr 22, 2019

Game of Throne Feast

Taft's Ale House
1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Apr 22, 2019

Game of Throne Feast

Taft's Ale House
1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

By order of his grace and the first men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, you are hereso ordered to join at Taft's Ale House for a feast fit for kings.    Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals,...

By order of his grace and the first men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, you are hereso ordered to join at Taft's Ale House for a feast fit for kings.    Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals,...

Now through Apr 26, 2019

Savor Cincinnati

Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
2366 Kipling Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239

North

Now through Apr 26, 2019

Savor Cincinnati

Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
2366 Kipling Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239

North

This five-night dinner series features custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs. Each night a duo of chefs will prepare a five-course meal complete with wine pairings. Each evening kicks off with a cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer,...

This five-night dinner series features custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs. Each night a duo of chefs will prepare a five-course meal complete with wine pairings. Each evening kicks off with a cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer,...

Apr 22, 2019 through Dec 23, 2019

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Apr 22, 2019 through Dec 23, 2019

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every Monday night Locoba by Platform is hosting trivia! There will be 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia. 6 players or less per team.

Every Monday night Locoba by Platform is hosting trivia! There will be 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia. 6 players or less per team.

Now through Oct 08, 2019

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 08, 2019

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Spend your lunch hour enjoying one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences. Every Tuesday from 11a-2p local vendors will offer everything from fresh produce and lunch food to sweet treats and handmade items at the Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square.

Spend your lunch hour enjoying one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences. Every Tuesday from 11a-2p local vendors will offer everything from fresh produce and lunch food to sweet treats and handmade items at the Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square.

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