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Now through Jul 31, 2019

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show

21c Museum Hotel
609 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show

21c Museum Hotel
609 Walnut, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show features works that utilize illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the terrain between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show features works that utilize illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the terrain between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.

Now through Jan 25, 2019

Synthetica

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 25, 2019

Synthetica

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Artists are often at the leading edge of innovation and experimentation with new materials that spur creative development. Synthetica is a group exhibition of artists working with chemically engineered materials in unconventional ways. Working on two-dimensional surfaces with...

Artists are often at the leading edge of innovation and experimentation with new materials that spur creative development. Synthetica is a group exhibition of artists working with chemically engineered materials in unconventional ways. Working on two-dimensional surfaces with...

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Alex Hibbitt: Rhizome

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Alex Hibbitt: Rhizome

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Alex Hibbitt constructs complex modular and suspended sculptures of cast porcelain intersected with cut felt shapes that explore ideas of complexity, connectivity, and the relationships between two- and three-dimensional forms.

Alex Hibbitt constructs complex modular and suspended sculptures of cast porcelain intersected with cut felt shapes that explore ideas of complexity, connectivity, and the relationships between two- and three-dimensional forms.

Now through Dec 24, 2018

Santa Photos

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 24, 2018

Santa Photos

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Santa will be taking photos with families and spreading magic throughout the holiday season in The Living Room located inside the Foundry. Photo packages start at $19.99 for a 5x7.

Santa will be taking photos with families and spreading magic throughout the holiday season in The Living Room located inside the Foundry. Photo packages start at $19.99 for a 5x7.

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

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

Uptown

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

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

Uptown

This short, light-hearted ‘disaster’ film is part of a series created by Cincinnati-born, now New York-based, artist Mark Fox. In Untitled (nutzilla) a colossal rendition of Mr. Peanut, the Planters company mascot, destroys the museum and some of its collection. First...

This short, light-hearted ‘disaster’ film is part of a series created by Cincinnati-born, now New York-based, artist Mark Fox. In Untitled (nutzilla) a colossal rendition of Mr. Peanut, the Planters company mascot, destroys the museum and some of its collection. First...

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Life: Gillian Wearing

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

Uptown

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Life: Gillian Wearing

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

Uptown

Wearing, who won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed O.B.E. in 2011 for services to art, is best known for documenting strangers’ thoughts and confessions through film and photography, as well as re-presenting herself as other artists or family members through the use...

Wearing, who won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was appointed O.B.E. in 2011 for services to art, is best known for documenting strangers’ thoughts and confessions through film and photography, as well as re-presenting herself as other artists or family members through the use...

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

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

Uptown

Now through Jan 27, 2019

Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

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

Uptown

Explores the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in...

Explores the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in...

Now through Dec 28, 2018

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative’s Season of Giving

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
49 Novner Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through Dec 28, 2018

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative’s Season of Giving

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
49 Novner Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

During the December 2018 Season of Giving, take home a $10 Walmart gift certificate with your new-to-you computer from the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. And enter to win Dave & Buster’s gift certificates for a fabulous afternoon of fun playing virtual golf or video...

During the December 2018 Season of Giving, take home a $10 Walmart gift certificate with your new-to-you computer from the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. And enter to win Dave & Buster’s gift certificates for a fabulous afternoon of fun playing virtual golf or video...

Dec 18, 2018

Incubator Kitchen Collective Holiday Open House

Incubator Kitchen Collective
517 W 7th St, Newport, KY 41071

South

Dec 18, 2018

Incubator Kitchen Collective Holiday Open House

Incubator Kitchen Collective
517 W 7th St, Newport, KY 41071

South

Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House. A great way to see our kitchen, find out more about our members and Eat Local Food. There will also be crafts from local artisans and cocktails and cocktails from mixologist Catherine Manabat. Kitchen members will be set up throughout...

Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House. A great way to see our kitchen, find out more about our members and Eat Local Food. There will also be crafts from local artisans and cocktails and cocktails from mixologist Catherine Manabat. Kitchen members will be set up throughout...

Dec 18, 2018

A Christmas Clause

Prasco Park
6125 Commerce Court, Mason, OH 45040

North

Dec 18, 2018

A Christmas Clause

Prasco Park
6125 Commerce Court, Mason, OH 45040

North

Prasco Park will light up with excitement; Christmas music will fill the air, ice activities like slap-shot and shuffle board, inflatables, crafts and more!   Sip on savory hot chocolate while having a warm Christmas cookie.   The activities are endless!  ...

Prasco Park will light up with excitement; Christmas music will fill the air, ice activities like slap-shot and shuffle board, inflatables, crafts and more!   Sip on savory hot chocolate while having a warm Christmas cookie.   The activities are endless!  ...

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Christmas Town

Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080

South

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Christmas Town

Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080

South

Experience the wonder that surrounded the Savior’s birth at this free Christmas event featuring a live nativity, spectacular lights displays, and more!

Experience the wonder that surrounded the Savior’s birth at this free Christmas event featuring a live nativity, spectacular lights displays, and more!

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 10, 2019

Akram Zaatari: The Fold- Space, time and image

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

Downtown

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Acclaimed Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari combines the roles of image-maker, archivist, curator, filmmaker and critical theorist to explore the role photography plays in both instituting and fabricating identity. For this exhibition he positions the seemingly simple fold as a...

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

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

Downtown

Now through Jan 13, 2019

Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff: No Two Alike

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

Downtown

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

The exhibition, held at the Warren Gallery in London, celebrated the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. A surprising pair, Blossfeldt and Bruguière intrigued critics as being “quite different from the usual run of photographic shows.” No...

Now through Dec 19, 2018

We Olive & Wine Bar Holiday Sip & Shop

We Olive & Wine Bar
33 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 19, 2018

We Olive & Wine Bar Holiday Sip & Shop

We Olive & Wine Bar
33 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

It's time to get your holiday shopping done, and what better way to do so than with drinks and snacks? Join us for Holiday Sip & Shop and let us do the work for you while you enjoy wine, cocktails, and complimentary appetizers. Choose from a variety of gourmet foods, home...

It's time to get your holiday shopping done, and what better way to do so than with drinks and snacks? Join us for Holiday Sip & Shop and let us do the work for you while you enjoy wine, cocktails, and complimentary appetizers. Choose from a variety of gourmet foods, home...

Now through Mar 30, 2019

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Now through Mar 30, 2019

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through December 31st. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through December 31st. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Dec 19, 2018

Annual Cincinnati Social Media Enthusiasts Holiday Party & Networking Event


1421 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Dec 19, 2018

Annual Cincinnati Social Media Enthusiasts Holiday Party & Networking Event


1421 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Take part in this Annual Cincinnati Social Media Enthusiasts Holiday Party & Networking Event! This is one of the largest holiday parties in the city! Don't miss out on all the free food and fun.  The Web Strategy Plus team is in the giving spirit so enjoy a free...

Take part in this Annual Cincinnati Social Media Enthusiasts Holiday Party & Networking Event! This is one of the largest holiday parties in the city! Don't miss out on all the free food and fun.  The Web Strategy Plus team is in the giving spirit so enjoy a free...

Now through Dec 27, 2018

Young Professionals' Choral Collective Performance

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

Downtown

Now through Dec 27, 2018

Young Professionals' Choral Collective Performance

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

Downtown

Listen and be serenaded by local vocalists at the Cincinnati Art Museum throughout December in the Great Hall! 

Listen and be serenaded by local vocalists at the Cincinnati Art Museum throughout December in the Great Hall! 

Dec 20, 2018

Holiday Cookie Decorating Craft Party

The Gruff
129 East 2nd Street, Covington, KY 41011

South

Dec 20, 2018

Holiday Cookie Decorating Craft Party

The Gruff
129 East 2nd Street, Covington, KY 41011

South

Bring your little ones out for a night of holiday fun! We'll have cookies to decorate and ornaments to craft plus some festive holiday cocktails for the adults to enjoy!  Free to attend! Reservations encouraged! 

Bring your little ones out for a night of holiday fun! We'll have cookies to decorate and ornaments to craft plus some festive holiday cocktails for the adults to enjoy!  Free to attend! Reservations encouraged! 

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Last Call Trivia

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

Now through Dec 20, 2018

Last Call Trivia

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Uptown

Join Last Call Trivia every Thursday at Urban Artifact to test your knowledge of the unknown, common, and trivial!

Join Last Call Trivia every Thursday at Urban Artifact to test your knowledge of the unknown, common, and trivial!

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