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May 03, 2020

Liberation Ball 2020

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

Downtown

May 03, 2020

Liberation Ball 2020

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

Downtown

Revel in a celebration of freedom at the Liberation Ball. Take over Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal with us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II’s ending. For one night only, The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is pleased to...

Revel in a celebration of freedom at the Liberation Ball. Take over Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal with us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II’s ending. For one night only, The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is pleased to...

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 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 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!

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....

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 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

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...

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

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.

Now through May 09, 2020

Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 09, 2020

Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Experience world-class acts curated by The National on two stages. Happening in conjunction with MusicNOW.Headliners include:-The National-Sylvan Esso-Sudan Archives-Patti Smith and Her Band-Of Monsters and Men-Velvet Negroni-and many more!

Experience world-class acts curated by The National on two stages. Happening in conjunction with MusicNOW.Headliners include:-The National-Sylvan Esso-Sudan Archives-Patti Smith and Her Band-Of Monsters and Men-Velvet Negroni-and many more!

May 08, 2020

Five Finger Death Punch

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Five Finger Death Punch

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

With guests Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills. 

With guests Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills. 

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

An American music series featuring local bands.

An American music series featuring local bands.

May 08, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

May 08, 2020

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Program Series

Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

This Eleanor Roosevelt program deals with the greatest economic depression the nation has ever known and how the Roosevelt's dealt with it.   Upon Roosevelt’s election in 1932 he remarked to a friend that the country’s problems must be solved immediately or he would...

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

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.

Now through Nov 07, 2020

Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls

Black-n-Blue Grass Roller Girls
Hits 55 Sports Complex, Covington, KY 41017

South

Now through Nov 07, 2020

Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls

Black-n-Blue Grass Roller Girls
Hits 55 Sports Complex, Covington, KY 41017

South

The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls of Northern Kentucky have big hits and even bigger hearts! The sport of flat-track roller derby is an extreme contact sport with a family-friendly environment.

The Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls of Northern Kentucky have big hits and even bigger hearts! The sport of flat-track roller derby is an extreme contact sport with a family-friendly environment.

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Cincinnati Rollergirls

Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Cincinnati Rollergirls

Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Uptown

Check out the CRG A and B teams the Black Sheep and Violent Lambs this season at their home stadium at the Cintas Center. Doors open at 5pm! 

Check out the CRG A and B teams the Black Sheep and Violent Lambs this season at their home stadium at the Cintas Center. Doors open at 5pm! 

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!...

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