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Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Jun 17, 2019

Summer Dance & Creativity Camps for Kids

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Jun 17, 2019

Summer Dance & Creativity Camps for Kids

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Fun, themed weeks designed to teach children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique, Creative Movement, and Kids Bop Classes. Children...

Fun, themed weeks designed to teach children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique, Creative Movement, and Kids Bop Classes. Children...

Now through Jun 22, 2019

Recent Acquisitions

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 22, 2019

Recent Acquisitions

Cincinnati Art Galleries
225 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join Cincinnati Art Galleries for their newest exhibition and sale "Recent Acquisitions" Featuring over 75 newly acquired oil and watercolor paintings, gouaches and etchings. Artists include: Harry Aitken, Mathias Alten, Reynolds Beal, Johann Berthelsen, William Mason Brown,...

Join Cincinnati Art Galleries for their newest exhibition and sale "Recent Acquisitions" Featuring over 75 newly acquired oil and watercolor paintings, gouaches and etchings. Artists include: Harry Aitken, Mathias Alten, Reynolds Beal, Johann Berthelsen, William Mason Brown,...

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

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 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 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 Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

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

Downtown

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

Now through Jul 07, 2019

Grand Carnivale

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Jul 07, 2019

Grand Carnivale

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Experience Kings Island like you never have before when myth and magic join together to create the all-new Grand Carnivale. Join every day June 15 through July 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes from cultures around the world including...

Experience Kings Island like you never have before when myth and magic join together to create the all-new Grand Carnivale. Join every day June 15 through July 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes from cultures around the world including...

Now through Jun 17, 2019

New Riff Happy Hour Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Jun 17, 2019

New Riff Happy Hour Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

BB Riverboats is excited to have partnered with New Riff Distilling to bring happy hours to the Mighty Ohio. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of a variety of New Riff spirits, along with light Hors d'oeuvres, cocktail specials, and entertainment. Cash bar and snacks will be...

BB Riverboats is excited to have partnered with New Riff Distilling to bring happy hours to the Mighty Ohio. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of a variety of New Riff spirits, along with light Hors d'oeuvres, cocktail specials, and entertainment. Cash bar and snacks will be...

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky on the Ohio River Concert Series

Joe's Crab Shack
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky on the Ohio River Concert Series

Joe's Crab Shack
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Southbank Partners and the cities of Newport and Bellevue are pleased to present the return of the Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River Concerts! Taylor Creek Park Between Joe's Crab Shack and Chart House.

Southbank Partners and the cities of Newport and Bellevue are pleased to present the return of the Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River Concerts! Taylor Creek Park Between Joe's Crab Shack and Chart House.

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now 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 07, 2019

Trivia Night

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 07, 2019

Trivia Night

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for gift card prizes and plenty of fast-paced trivia! Teams must consist of no more than eight members in order to play. Fountain Square concessions offer beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products...

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for gift card prizes and plenty of fast-paced trivia! Teams must consist of no more than eight members in order to play. Fountain Square concessions offer beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products...

Jun 18, 2019 through Sep 17, 2019

Clearview Window Cleaning Sponsors - Acts of Kindness in Downtown Cincinnati

Clearview
3396 Brown Road, Amelia, OH 45102

East

Jun 18, 2019 through Sep 17, 2019

Clearview Window Cleaning Sponsors - Acts of Kindness in Downtown Cincinnati

Clearview
3396 Brown Road, Amelia, OH 45102

East

Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Acts of Kindness events! Throughout the course of the summer, we have multiple outreach events lined up to serve and support our business community in the city of Cincinnati. We will gather first for a short briefing at our...

Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Acts of Kindness events! Throughout the course of the summer, we have multiple outreach events lined up to serve and support our business community in the city of Cincinnati. We will gather first for a short briefing at our...

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.

Now through Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday Summer Family Nights

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

North

Now through Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday Summer Family Nights

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

North

Special hours on Tuesdays June, July, and August for family fun. 45 miles of paved roadways available to everyone for bicycling, baby strollers, walking, jogging and any other non-motorized means of transportation.

Special hours on Tuesdays June, July, and August for family fun. 45 miles of paved roadways available to everyone for bicycling, baby strollers, walking, jogging and any other non-motorized means of transportation.

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Workout on the Green

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Workout on the Green

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. Spring schedule coming soon. Thank you to our sponsor P&G! Workout on the Green is a part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions.

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. Spring schedule coming soon. Thank you to our sponsor P&G! Workout on the Green is a part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions.

Now through Jul 23, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

The Breathing Room
2128 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Now through Jul 23, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

The Breathing Room
2128 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction training often allows participants to learn to approach life with more composure, energy, understanding, and enthusiasm, to develop the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, improve focus, resilience, and the ability to...

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction training often allows participants to learn to approach life with more composure, energy, understanding, and enthusiasm, to develop the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, improve focus, resilience, and the ability to...

Jun 18, 2019 through Jul 17, 2019

Topics in Astronomy

Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Jun 18, 2019 through Jul 17, 2019

Topics in Astronomy

Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up!   Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real...

These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up!   Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real...

Now through Jun 25, 2019

Cinema Tuesday

Rosedale
208 East 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 25, 2019

Cinema Tuesday

Rosedale
208 East 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Lights... camera... action!   Rosedale OTR is playing your favorite films on our outdoor projection screen every Tuesday night! This month, we're showing our Cincy love by playing movies that were filmed in Cincinnati. Join us on the patio for half-price bottles of wine,...

Lights... camera... action!   Rosedale OTR is playing your favorite films on our outdoor projection screen every Tuesday night! This month, we're showing our Cincy love by playing movies that were filmed in Cincinnati. Join us on the patio for half-price bottles of wine,...

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Deerfield Towne Center
5503 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Deerfield Towne Center
5503 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040

North

Soak up summer at Deerfield Towne Center's Kid Friendly Concerts!   Enjoy the outdoors with live music, great shopping, amazing restaurants and family and friends. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and meet us in The Grove! Our Kids Concert Series will be held from...

Soak up summer at Deerfield Towne Center's Kid Friendly Concerts!   Enjoy the outdoors with live music, great shopping, amazing restaurants and family and friends. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and meet us in The Grove! Our Kids Concert Series will be held from...

Now through Oct 09, 2019

World Fare

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 09, 2019

World Fare

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy food from vendors specializing in international cuisine every Wednesday from 11a-2p this summer on the Square. Vendor line-ups will be announced on our Facebook page each week. Follow us so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy food from vendors specializing in international cuisine every Wednesday from 11a-2p this summer on the Square. Vendor line-ups will be announced on our Facebook page each week. Follow us so you don’t miss out!

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Magic & Melodrama: Cincinnati Posters from the Gilded Age

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Magic & Melodrama: Cincinnati Posters from the Gilded Age

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

Downtown

At the turn of the 20th century, traveling actors, illusionists, and theatrical producers promoted live performances with brilliantly colored printed outdoor advertisements. These pictured magic tricks, fantastic battles, heartbreaking scenes, and grand dance numbers, among many...

At the turn of the 20th century, traveling actors, illusionists, and theatrical producers promoted live performances with brilliantly colored printed outdoor advertisements. These pictured magic tricks, fantastic battles, heartbreaking scenes, and grand dance numbers, among many...

Now through Sep 14, 2019

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 14, 2019

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

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

Downtown

Meant to stop people in their tracks with bold colors and seductive imagery, French advertising posters of the turn of the 20th century ultimately became highly collectible works of art. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters presents the work of five innovative...

Meant to stop people in their tracks with bold colors and seductive imagery, French advertising posters of the turn of the 20th century ultimately became highly collectible works of art. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters presents the work of five innovative...

Now through Aug 14, 2019

Summer Adventure with the Library

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Aug 14, 2019

Summer Adventure with the Library

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join Main Library staff at Washington Park on Wednesdays from 1-3p for a variety of fun summer activities for the entire family!

Join Main Library staff at Washington Park on Wednesdays from 1-3p for a variety of fun summer activities for the entire family!

Now through Oct 30, 2019

Market Muscles

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 30, 2019

Market Muscles

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Findlay Market is partnering with Cincy State of Being to bring you workouts from the best fitness gurus in the city. Join for a 45-minute class at 5:30pm every Wednesday May-October in The Shed (located in the North parking lot) for unique workouts. The workouts are $10 and...

Findlay Market is partnering with Cincy State of Being to bring you workouts from the best fitness gurus in the city. Join for a 45-minute class at 5:30pm every Wednesday May-October in The Shed (located in the North parking lot) for unique workouts. The workouts are $10 and...

Jun 19, 2019

Art Attack

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

Jun 19, 2019

Art Attack

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

8 Artists, 3 Tounds, 1 Winner!   How it works: Two - 15 minute semi-final rounds Two painters move forward from each semi-Final to compete in the Final All Finalists and winner is chosen by crowd applause Each round will have a “theme” open to artist...

8 Artists, 3 Tounds, 1 Winner!   How it works: Two - 15 minute semi-final rounds Two painters move forward from each semi-Final to compete in the Final All Finalists and winner is chosen by crowd applause Each round will have a “theme” open to artist...

Now through Jan 01, 2020

Wine Wednesday with Old Green Eyes & BBG

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Jan 01, 2020

Wine Wednesday with Old Green Eyes & BBG

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

BrewRiver is offering /2 off on boutique wine choices with the bonus of the best music in town. Old Green Eyes and BBG bringing The Great American Song Book back every Wednesday Night!

BrewRiver is offering /2 off on boutique wine choices with the bonus of the best music in town. Old Green Eyes and BBG bringing The Great American Song Book back every Wednesday Night!

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from May 1 to August 7, 2019 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from May 1 to August 7, 2019 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

Jun 19, 2019 through Aug 21, 2019

Swinging at the Bell Concert Series

World Peace Bell
425 York St., Newport, KY 41071

South

Jun 19, 2019 through Aug 21, 2019

Swinging at the Bell Concert Series

World Peace Bell
425 York St., Newport, KY 41071

South

Head to the Worl Peace Bell for a Summer concert series sure to impress! 

Head to the Worl Peace Bell for a Summer concert series sure to impress! 

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!

Jun 19, 2019

Wednesdays in the Woods: The Cliftones

Burnet Woods
3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Jun 19, 2019

Wednesdays in the Woods: The Cliftones

Burnet Woods
3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Come celebrate everything great about summer at Clifton Cultural Arts Center's spirited series of 11 free weekly concerts, this week showcasing the musical stylings of The Cliftones. Concert features hands-on art activities for kids, sweet and savory food trucks, beer available...

Come celebrate everything great about summer at Clifton Cultural Arts Center's spirited series of 11 free weekly concerts, this week showcasing the musical stylings of The Cliftones. Concert features hands-on art activities for kids, sweet and savory food trucks, beer available...

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