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Now through Jun 13, 2020

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 13, 2020

Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This independent and boundary-pushing festival includes theater, dance and poetry performances, film screenings and visual art at multiple venues throughout Over-the-Rhine. Official start times and locations vary. 

This independent and boundary-pushing festival includes theater, dance and poetry performances, film screenings and visual art at multiple venues throughout Over-the-Rhine. Official start times and locations vary. 

Jun 05, 2020

Tab Benoit

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

Downtown

Jun 05, 2020

Tab Benoit

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

Downtown

Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King...

Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues and acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King...

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...

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...

Now through Jun 07, 2020

Bunbury Music Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 07, 2020

Bunbury Music Festival

Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove
705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Bunbury Music Festival features three days of performances on three stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5 - 7, 2020. Bunbury returns to Cincinnati for its tenth year following critical acclaim from USA Today, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music.  2020 Headliners...

Bunbury Music Festival features three days of performances on three stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove June 5 - 7, 2020. Bunbury returns to Cincinnati for its tenth year following critical acclaim from USA Today, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music.  2020 Headliners...

Jun 05, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Cinderella Wore Cowboy Boots

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Jun 05, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Cinderella Wore Cowboy Boots

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

“Hear, Ye! Hear, Yeee-Haw!” The King is throwin’ a royal ball! In this one-woman show, our storyteller will round-up audiences as they get pulled into this hilarious, interactive and kneeslappin’ adaption of Cinderella. That’s right, pardner! Members of your audience...

“Hear, Ye! Hear, Yeee-Haw!” The King is throwin’ a royal ball! In this one-woman show, our storyteller will round-up audiences as they get pulled into this hilarious, interactive and kneeslappin’ adaption of Cinderella. That’s right, pardner! Members of your audience...

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 Jun 06, 2020

German American Day

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jun 06, 2020

German American Day

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Wiggle into some lederhosen, grab your favorite beer stein and a brat and join us in a celebration of Cincinnati’s rich German Heritage. Listen to German proclamations and poetry and find plenty of Christian Moerlein beer in the OTR Biergarten.

Wiggle into some lederhosen, grab your favorite beer stein and a brat and join us in a celebration of Cincinnati’s rich German Heritage. Listen to German proclamations and poetry and find plenty of Christian Moerlein beer in the OTR Biergarten.

Jun 06, 2020

Gaither Vocal Band Good Things Take Time 2020 Tour

Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097

South

Jun 06, 2020

Gaither Vocal Band Good Things Take Time 2020 Tour

Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097

South

On June 6, 2020, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither, along with the other prestigious musicians of the Gaither Vocal Band, will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement during their “Good Things Take Time” tour. The Gaither Vocal Band will share...

On June 6, 2020, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither, along with the other prestigious musicians of the Gaither Vocal Band, will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement during their “Good Things Take Time” tour. The Gaither Vocal Band will share...

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! 

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Bluegrass Music Art & Craft Festival

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Bluegrass Music Art & Craft Festival

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Vinoklet Winery is very excited to continue a new tradition of great bluegrass music with the Second Annual Bluegrass Music Festival.   Family fun with a full day of music from 6 local Bluegrass Bands that you are sure to love. Also, enjoy great tasting food at one of the...

Vinoklet Winery is very excited to continue a new tradition of great bluegrass music with the Second Annual Bluegrass Music Festival.   Family fun with a full day of music from 6 local Bluegrass Bands that you are sure to love. Also, enjoy great tasting food at one of the...

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Fire Up the Night

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Jun 06, 2020

Fire Up the Night

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Immerse yourself in the culture of competitors from around the world displaying their spectacular firework shows. You will be amazed as teams light up the sky with dazzling displays, sound, color and music to see who will win best firework display. End the night with a stunning...

Immerse yourself in the culture of competitors from around the world displaying their spectacular firework shows. You will be amazed as teams light up the sky with dazzling displays, sound, color and music to see who will win best firework display. End the night with a stunning...

Now through Jun 07, 2020

Thomas Rhett

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Jun 07, 2020

Thomas Rhett

Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

With special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY.

With special guests Cole Swindell and HARDY.

Jun 09, 2020

Second Screens: NSFW

The Lodge
231 6th Ave., Dayton, KY 41074

South

Jun 09, 2020

Second Screens: NSFW

The Lodge
231 6th Ave., Dayton, KY 41074

South

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood NSFW (Animation For Adults) is a short animation screening that considers the various ways that sex and the human form are represented in both historical and contemporary styles of animation. The program, curated by C. Jacqueline Wood, ranges in...

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood NSFW (Animation For Adults) is a short animation screening that considers the various ways that sex and the human form are represented in both historical and contemporary styles of animation. The program, curated by C. Jacqueline Wood, ranges in...

Now through Sep 02, 2020

Summer Cinema

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 02, 2020

Summer Cinema

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Free movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening.Washington Park sells beer, wine, liquor, Coca-Cola products and light snacks. We feature craft beer offerings from local favorites Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist,...

Free movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening.Washington Park sells beer, wine, liquor, Coca-Cola products and light snacks. We feature craft beer offerings from local favorites Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist,...

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 Oct 08, 2020

Cooking in Concert

The Summit
3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

Now through Oct 08, 2020

Cooking in Concert

The Summit
3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

Delightful tastes for your mouth and tunes for your ears brought to you by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute. Enjoy this concert series that mixes cuisine and music through this special concert series that transforms The Summit...

Delightful tastes for your mouth and tunes for your ears brought to you by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute. Enjoy this concert series that mixes cuisine and music through this special concert series that transforms The Summit...

Now through Sep 03, 2020

Roots Revival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 03, 2020

Roots Revival

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s bandstand. Washington Park’s concessions offer full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, and coke products.

Enjoy an evening of free Bluegrass, Roots, and Americana music over at Washington Park’s bandstand. Washington Park’s concessions offer full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, and coke products.

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 Jun 14, 2020

Italianfest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Now through Jun 14, 2020

Italianfest

Festival Park Newport
Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

South

Authentic Italian food and live Italian music performances.

Authentic Italian food and live Italian music performances.

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.

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