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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...

Now through May 27, 2019

Spring Grove Memorial Day Weekend Activities

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

North

Now through May 27, 2019

Spring Grove Memorial Day Weekend Activities

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

North

Joing Spring Grove Cemetery in remembering our lost loved ones the entire weekend of Memorial Day 2019. Different activties will be occuring each day for the entirety of the weekend. Check their website for time and date details.   

Joing Spring Grove Cemetery in remembering our lost loved ones the entire weekend of Memorial Day 2019. Different activties will be occuring each day for the entirety of the weekend. Check their website for time and date details.   

Now through May 31, 2019

Glass Architectures

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Now through May 31, 2019

Glass Architectures

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Catherine Richards is partnering with Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum to present her exhibition Glass Architectures with an opening reception at the Ancient Sculpture Museum. Trained as an architect, artist Catherine Richards’ sculptural work expands the...

Catherine Richards is partnering with Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum to present her exhibition Glass Architectures with an opening reception at the Ancient Sculpture Museum. Trained as an architect, artist Catherine Richards’ sculptural work expands the...

May 27, 2019

Newport Memorial Day Parade


York and Sixth St, Newport, KY 41071

South

May 27, 2019

Newport Memorial Day Parade


York and Sixth St, Newport, KY 41071

South

Line-up in the parking lot at 4th & Columbia Streets - South on York Street to Sixth Street - East on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street - South on Monmouth Street to Tenth Street - Parade ends at Tenth Street (City Building) Following the parade, a ceremony in honor of...

Line-up in the parking lot at 4th & Columbia Streets - South on York Street to Sixth Street - East on Sixth Street to Monmouth Street - South on Monmouth Street to Tenth Street - Parade ends at Tenth Street (City Building) Following the parade, a ceremony in honor of...

Now through May 31, 2019

Reds Baseball Camps

Reds Youth Academy
2026 E Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237

North

Now through May 31, 2019

Reds Baseball Camps

Reds Youth Academy
2026 E Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237

North

Kids will come to camp who have never played ball before and others may someday play at Great American Ball Park. Our job is to create a training environment that meets the baseball and softball needs of every athlete who wants our help. We owe all players the camp experience of...

Kids will come to camp who have never played ball before and others may someday play at Great American Ball Park. Our job is to create a training environment that meets the baseball and softball needs of every athlete who wants our help. We owe all players the camp experience of...

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,...

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day in Mason

Downtown Mason
401 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day in Mason

Downtown Mason
401 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Mason on Monday, May 27, 2019. The 2019 parade celebrates The American Legion’s 100 year anniversary. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall Post 194 located at 401 Reading...

The public is invited to a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Mason on Monday, May 27, 2019. The 2019 parade celebrates The American Legion’s 100 year anniversary. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall Post 194 located at 401 Reading...

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 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 May 30, 2019

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

Now through May 30, 2019

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

Help celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.

Help celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.

Now through May 29, 2019

Mother's Day Vase & Flowers

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs, Forest Park, OH 45240

North

Now through May 29, 2019

Mother's Day Vase & Flowers

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs, Forest Park, OH 45240

North

Celebrate Mom's special day the entire month of May by spending it in our hotshop making vases with pretty flowers. With the help of our professional glassblowers, you can blow one vase and sculpt one flower from hot molten glass. Vase: approx 3’’ wide by 4’’ tall...

Celebrate Mom's special day the entire month of May by spending it in our hotshop making vases with pretty flowers. With the help of our professional glassblowers, you can blow one vase and sculpt one flower from hot molten glass. Vase: approx 3’’ wide by 4’’ tall...

Now through May 27, 2019

Taste of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 27, 2019

Taste of Cincinnati

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

What began as a small, one-day festival in 1979 has grown to become a 3-day celebration of the Cincinnati region's best culinary delights spread along 5+ blocks in Downtown Cincinnati. Featuring 100+ delectable dishes from more than 40 local restaurants plus traditional...

What began as a small, one-day festival in 1979 has grown to become a 3-day celebration of the Cincinnati region's best culinary delights spread along 5+ blocks in Downtown Cincinnati. Featuring 100+ delectable dishes from more than 40 local restaurants plus traditional...

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 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 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...

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 May 27, 2019

Spring Concert Series

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 27, 2019

Spring Concert Series

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy the warm weather with live music on the square.

Enjoy the warm weather with live music on the square.

May 27, 2019

Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Memorial Day Concert

Blue Ash Towne Square
Blue Ash Towne Square, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

May 27, 2019

Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Memorial Day Concert

Blue Ash Towne Square
Blue Ash Towne Square, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

The “An American in Blue Ash” concert will feature the works of George Gershwin, Antonin Dvorak, Irving Berlin and a tribute to the veterans with traditional Armed Forces Salute. 

The “An American in Blue Ash” concert will feature the works of George Gershwin, Antonin Dvorak, Irving Berlin and a tribute to the veterans with traditional Armed Forces Salute. 

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 Jun 01, 2019

Mind Garden- Exhibition Curated by Ursula Roma

Caza Sikes
3078 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Now through Jun 01, 2019

Mind Garden- Exhibition Curated by Ursula Roma

Caza Sikes
3078 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Caza Sikes is honored to have Ursual Roma curate a group show for Caza Sikes. Ursula's solo show at Caza Sikes in 2017 was a tremendous success and our collaboration continues to evolve. She will host a group of regional and national talented artists. This exhibit will be...

Caza Sikes is honored to have Ursual Roma curate a group show for Caza Sikes. Ursula's solo show at Caza Sikes in 2017 was a tremendous success and our collaboration continues to evolve. She will host a group of regional and national talented artists. This exhibit will be...

Now through May 30, 2019

Win a Party at the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative!

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
49 Novner Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through May 30, 2019

Win a Party at the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative!

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
49 Novner Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Robin Williams said: Spring is Nature's way of saying, “Let’s Party!”   So Come to the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative and WIN a Party from the Party Source!   Now through May 31, when you come to The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, you can win a $200 party...

Robin Williams said: Spring is Nature's way of saying, “Let’s Party!”   So Come to the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative and WIN a Party from the Party Source!   Now through May 31, when you come to The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, you can win a $200 party...

May 28, 2019

Brink for a Cause: Economics of Compassion Jubilee Summer Camp

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

North

May 28, 2019

Brink for a Cause: Economics of Compassion Jubilee Summer Camp

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

North

Support the Finneytown Summer Camp and Economics of Compassion at Brink Brewery on Tuesday, May 28, from 4-7 pm!   Come and invite others! Part of the proceeds from each beer sale goes to help the Jubilee summer camp (formerly Oasis) and the Economics of Compassion...

Support the Finneytown Summer Camp and Economics of Compassion at Brink Brewery on Tuesday, May 28, from 4-7 pm!   Come and invite others! Part of the proceeds from each beer sale goes to help the Jubilee summer camp (formerly Oasis) and the Economics of Compassion...

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.

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