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Feb 24, 2018

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

St. George Catholic Church

East

Feb 24, 2018

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

St. George Catholic Church

East

A transformative educational program that explores the challenges facing humanity at this critical moment in time and the opportunities we as a human family have to create a new future.

A transformative educational program that explores the challenges facing humanity at this critical moment in time and the opportunities we as a human family have to create a new future.

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Now through Feb 28, 2018

Open Access to Ark Grounds

Ark Encounter

South

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more! Enjoy ChristmasTime at the...

Explore everything outside the Ark for free from November 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018. See the Ark in rainbow lights and access the entire Ark Encounter grounds including Ararat Ridge Zoo, Emzara's Kitchen, the gift shop, fair trade market, and more! Enjoy ChristmasTime at the...

Now through Apr 21, 2018

ArtsWave Days

Multiple venues

Downtown

Now through Apr 21, 2018

ArtsWave Days

Multiple venues

Downtown

Each Saturday from February 3rd through April 21st, ArtWave Days will feature a set of curated events with a different theme, focus and venue. Visit website for information on time and venue. 

Each Saturday from February 3rd through April 21st, ArtWave Days will feature a set of curated events with a different theme, focus and venue. Visit website for information on time and venue. 

Feb 24, 2018

Wild Things Mid-Century and Art Glass Afterparty

Wild Things Antiques

Uptown

Feb 24, 2018

Wild Things Mid-Century and Art Glass Afterparty

Wild Things Antiques

Uptown

Wild Things Antiques is hosting the first ever Mid-Century and Art Glass Afterparty. Please join us for beer (from Woodburn Brewery), wine, snacks and a specially curated shop full of priced-to-sell Mid-Century furniture, art glass, antiques, eclectic fare and wall art. Bring...

Wild Things Antiques is hosting the first ever Mid-Century and Art Glass Afterparty. Please join us for beer (from Woodburn Brewery), wine, snacks and a specially curated shop full of priced-to-sell Mid-Century furniture, art glass, antiques, eclectic fare and wall art. Bring...

Feb 24, 2018

Presidential Pub Crawl

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium

Uptown

Feb 24, 2018

Presidential Pub Crawl

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium

Uptown

Celebrate President's Day with a pub crawl featuring 12 bars in 3 neighborhoods. Participating bars include: Northside Yacht Club Higher Gravity Chameleon Arcade Legacy: Bar Edition Mount Lookout Tavern Million's Cafe and more!      ...

Celebrate President's Day with a pub crawl featuring 12 bars in 3 neighborhoods. Participating bars include: Northside Yacht Club Higher Gravity Chameleon Arcade Legacy: Bar Edition Mount Lookout Tavern Million's Cafe and more!      ...

Now through Feb 25, 2018

The Price is Right Live

JACK Cincinnati Casino

Downtown

Now through Feb 25, 2018

The Price is Right Live

JACK Cincinnati Casino

Downtown

Hosted by Jerry Springer. Interactive stage show gives eligible individuals chance to win prizes. Play classic games from TV show.

Hosted by Jerry Springer. Interactive stage show gives eligible individuals chance to win prizes. Play classic games from TV show.

Now through Jul 14, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Now through Jul 14, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Enjoy the cult classic film acted out with Cincinnati shadowcast, The Denton Affair. This film is all about audience participation so feel free to come in costume, sing along, and dance to the Time Warp! MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 17 WILL BE PERMITTED...

Enjoy the cult classic film acted out with Cincinnati shadowcast, The Denton Affair. This film is all about audience participation so feel free to come in costume, sing along, and dance to the Time Warp! MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 17 WILL BE PERMITTED...

Mar 02, 2018 through Mar 04, 2018

Bockfest

Bockfest Hall

Downtown

Mar 02, 2018 through Mar 04, 2018

Bockfest

Bockfest Hall

Downtown

Bockfest is a three-day celebration of bock beer, the coming of spring and Cincinnati’s brewing heritage that takes place annually the first full weekend of March. The fun kicks off with a goat-led parade on Friday evening that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill,...

Bockfest is a three-day celebration of bock beer, the coming of spring and Cincinnati’s brewing heritage that takes place annually the first full weekend of March. The fun kicks off with a goat-led parade on Friday evening that starts at Arnold’s Bar & Grill,...

Mar 03, 2018

Building Bridges - Awakening the Dreamer

Mt. Notre Dame Spirituality Center

North

Mar 03, 2018

Building Bridges - Awakening the Dreamer

Mt. Notre Dame Spirituality Center

North

This multimedia program will help participants see how they can bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

This multimedia program will help participants see how they can bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Mar 03, 2018

Drinkin' In Your Onesie Bar Crawl

MainStrasse Village

South

Mar 03, 2018

Drinkin' In Your Onesie Bar Crawl

MainStrasse Village

South

Put on your onesie and crawl your way through MainStrasse Village! Participating bars include: Pachinko Zazou Grill and Pub Strasse Haus Bar 32  and more!    

Put on your onesie and crawl your way through MainStrasse Village! Participating bars include: Pachinko Zazou Grill and Pub Strasse Haus Bar 32  and more!    

Mar 03, 2018

Bockfest Sausage Queen and Beard Baron Competition Finals

Christian Moerlein Brewery Event Hall

Downtown

Mar 03, 2018

Bockfest Sausage Queen and Beard Baron Competition Finals

Christian Moerlein Brewery Event Hall

Downtown

Panel of expert judges determine best applicant for new Sausage Queen and Beard Baron based on personality, presence and talent.

Panel of expert judges determine best applicant for new Sausage Queen and Beard Baron based on personality, presence and talent.

Mar 06, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

Customer Appreciation Week

Findlay Market

Downtown

Mar 06, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

Customer Appreciation Week

Findlay Market

Downtown

Findlay Market celebrates the people who make this whole place possible-the customers! Customers who stop by the Market Center each day between March 6-11th can enter a raffle for a chance to win awesome prizes provided by the merchants-restaurant gift cards, beautiful...

Findlay Market celebrates the people who make this whole place possible-the customers! Customers who stop by the Market Center each day between March 6-11th can enter a raffle for a chance to win awesome prizes provided by the merchants-restaurant gift cards, beautiful...

Mar 08, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

Disney On Ice

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Mar 08, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

Disney On Ice

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Extraordinary lineup of Disney stories come to life in this family-friendly skating spectacular

Extraordinary lineup of Disney stories come to life in this family-friendly skating spectacular

Mar 08, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Mar 08, 2018 through Mar 11, 2018

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

U.S. Bank Arena

Downtown

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an inspiring walk down memory lane in celebration of magic and family fun. 

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on an inspiring walk down memory lane in celebration of magic and family fun. 

Mar 09, 2018 through Mar 10, 2018

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Duke Energy Convention Center

Downtown

Mar 09, 2018 through Mar 10, 2018

Cincinnati International Wine Festival

Duke Energy Convention Center

Downtown

Supports 35 local charities. Winery dinners at areas finest restaurants, sample over 700 wines from around world at grand tastings and bid on rare and exciting auction items. Related events: Honorary Chair Dinner Winery Dinner Series Charity Auction & Luncheon

Supports 35 local charities. Winery dinners at areas finest restaurants, sample over 700 wines from around world at grand tastings and bid on rare and exciting auction items. Related events: Honorary Chair Dinner Winery Dinner Series Charity Auction & Luncheon

Mar 15, 2018

Zoogeist

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Mar 15, 2018

Zoogeist

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Join the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a happy hour of fun for all ages. Enjoy animal encounters, raffles, games, and more.

Join the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for a happy hour of fun for all ages. Enjoy animal encounters, raffles, games, and more.

Mar 16, 2018 through Mar 18, 2018

Animatic Convention (Charity Anime & Cosplay Con)

Quality Hotel Cincinnati Blue Ash

North

Mar 16, 2018 through Mar 18, 2018

Animatic Convention (Charity Anime & Cosplay Con)

Quality Hotel Cincinnati Blue Ash

North

Animatic Con is a convention that focuses heavily on Cosplay (the art of creating and wearing costumes of some of today's most popular characters from video games, anime and even pop culture). Animatic Con was founded by 3 friends who wanted to create a convention that did more...

Animatic Con is a convention that focuses heavily on Cosplay (the art of creating and wearing costumes of some of today's most popular characters from video games, anime and even pop culture). Animatic Con was founded by 3 friends who wanted to create a convention that did more...

Mar 17, 2018

FCC Opening Day

MadTree Brewing Company

Uptown

Mar 17, 2018

FCC Opening Day

MadTree Brewing Company

Uptown

Kick off the FCC Soccer season at MadTree! All proceeds go to benefit Starfire. Schedule of events: 10am-2pm: FREE ENTRY. Family Festival with live music, a Fun Creative Corner with 10 craft vendors, games, food, drinks, and life-sized foosball. Free entry. "Passports"...

Kick off the FCC Soccer season at MadTree! All proceeds go to benefit Starfire. Schedule of events: 10am-2pm: FREE ENTRY. Family Festival with live music, a Fun Creative Corner with 10 craft vendors, games, food, drinks, and life-sized foosball. Free entry. "Passports"...

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