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Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

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...

May 01, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

May 01, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

May 01, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Brunch on the Farm

Liberty Farm Market
5850 Princeton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011

North

May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Brunch on the Farm

Liberty Farm Market
5850 Princeton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011

North

Come enjoy a farm fresh brunch right here on the farm cooked by our in house chef Sam Heareth.   Enjoy a Mother's Day brunch that is made with local meats, veggies, eggs and delicious breakfast pastries served buffet style. Not to mention itsit's right here on the farm!...

Come enjoy a farm fresh brunch right here on the farm cooked by our in house chef Sam Heareth.   Enjoy a Mother's Day brunch that is made with local meats, veggies, eggs and delicious breakfast pastries served buffet style. Not to mention itsit's right here on the farm!...

May 08, 2020 through May 10, 2020

MusicNOW in Association with Homecoming

Downtown Cincinnati
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020 through May 10, 2020

MusicNOW in Association with Homecoming

Downtown Cincinnati
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

MusicNOW, held in conjunction with Homecoming, presents the best in contemporary music and allows artists to take risks. The line-up features late-night events and a Sunday Music Marathon at intimate and unique venues in downtown Cincinnati.

MusicNOW, held in conjunction with Homecoming, presents the best in contemporary music and allows artists to take risks. The line-up features late-night events and a Sunday Music Marathon at intimate and unique venues in downtown Cincinnati.

May 10, 2020

Dorothy in Oz – Second Sunday Family Showtime

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

Uptown

May 10, 2020

Dorothy in Oz – Second Sunday Family Showtime

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

Uptown

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Dorothy in Oz" is presented by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati:   Join this adventurous young lady...

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Dorothy in Oz" is presented by TCT on Tour: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati:   Join this adventurous young lady...

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

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.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

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.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

Now through May 11, 2020

Black Bag Bingo

Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center
121 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through May 11, 2020

Black Bag Bingo

Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center
121 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Looking for a Fun Night Out with your Girlfriends??? Play for a chance to win designer handbags: Coach, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Michael Kors and more. One deck of 20 bingo sheets is included with admission but bring cash because you can purchase additional decks, raffle tickets...

Looking for a Fun Night Out with your Girlfriends??? Play for a chance to win designer handbags: Coach, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Michael Kors and more. One deck of 20 bingo sheets is included with admission but bring cash because you can purchase additional decks, raffle tickets...

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

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

Now through Aug 05, 2020

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 April 15 to August 5, 2020 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 April 15 to August 5, 2020 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...

Now through Dec 23, 2020

Finneytown Music Workshop

Lucky Turtle
8621 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Now through Dec 23, 2020

Finneytown Music Workshop

Lucky Turtle
8621 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Four-piece ensemble featuring saxophone, stand up bass, drums, guitar. Exciting jam sessions with variety of guest players.

Four-piece ensemble featuring saxophone, stand up bass, drums, guitar. Exciting jam sessions with variety of guest players.

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwingGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

Uptown

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwingGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

Uptown

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

The region's longest running swing dance venue. With weekly dance lessons in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and more. Live music on the first Thursday of every month with the Jazz Coasters. All ages welcome. No partner required.

May 15, 2020

LUNG FORCE Run/Walk

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

May 15, 2020

LUNG FORCE Run/Walk

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

The Cincinnati LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is coming to Voice of America MetroPark on May 15, 2020. The LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is the American Lung Association's signature free outdoor event to support and promote healthy lungs. This is a great opportunity to gather family, friends, and...

The Cincinnati LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is coming to Voice of America MetroPark on May 15, 2020. The LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is the American Lung Association's signature free outdoor event to support and promote healthy lungs. This is a great opportunity to gather family, friends, and...

May 15, 2020

Whose Live Anyway?

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 15, 2020

Whose Live Anyway?

Taft Theatre
317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?   WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan...

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?   WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan...

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Families Create

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 27, 2020

Families Create

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Families Create! is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5–12 years and their families. Participants meet the exhibiting artists and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with...

Families Create! is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5–12 years and their families. Participants meet the exhibiting artists and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with...

Now through Dec 12, 2020

The City Flea at Washington Park

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 12, 2020

The City Flea at Washington Park

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The City Flea is Cincinnati's original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park and various other locations through out the year. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is...

The City Flea is Cincinnati's original curated, urban flea market that takes place once a month at Washington Park and various other locations through out the year. Since its conception in 2011 The Flea has seen dozens of vendors grow from hobby to full time business and it is...

Now through May 16, 2020

Muttstache Dash 5K

Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

Now through May 16, 2020

Muttstache Dash 5K

Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

North

Join us for a dog-filled day at the Muttstache Dash 5K x Paws in the Park! Register now for United Pet Fund’s 3rd annual 5K, the Muttstache Dash. The Muttstache Dash 5K is the largest health-related pet event in the Tri-State area in support of United Pet...

Join us for a dog-filled day at the Muttstache Dash 5K x Paws in the Park! Register now for United Pet Fund’s 3rd annual 5K, the Muttstache Dash. The Muttstache Dash 5K is the largest health-related pet event in the Tri-State area in support of United Pet...

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