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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 Dec 15, 2018

Comfort & Joyride

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 15, 2018

Comfort & Joyride

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy free rides on the Cincinnati Bell Connector on various days throughout the holidays! 

Enjoy free rides on the Cincinnati Bell Connector on various days throughout the holidays! 

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 15, 2018

Sharonville Downtown in December

Sharonville, OH
, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Dec 15, 2018

Sharonville Downtown in December

Sharonville, OH
, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Free Carriage Rides! Free Pony Rides! Small Business Open House! Enter 12 Downtown Loop Businesses and get an exclusive Sharonville Ornament!

Free Carriage Rides! Free Pony Rides! Small Business Open House! Enter 12 Downtown Loop Businesses and get an exclusive Sharonville Ornament!

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 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 Dec 15, 2018

The City Flea- Holiday Market

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 15, 2018

The City Flea- Holiday Market

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Everyone's favorite holiday shopping experience is back! Come enjoy the charm of Washington Park and OTR during the holiday season and support your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs and creatives. Your dollars are critical to making Cincinnati thrive!

Everyone's favorite holiday shopping experience is back! Come enjoy the charm of Washington Park and OTR during the holiday season and support your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs and creatives. Your dollars are critical to making Cincinnati thrive!

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.

Dec 15, 2018

Christmas in Mt. Healthy 2018

Mt. Healthy Business District, 7345- 7800 Hamilton Avenue
7373 Hickman Street, Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

Dec 15, 2018

Christmas in Mt. Healthy 2018

Mt. Healthy Business District, 7345- 7800 Hamilton Avenue
7373 Hickman Street, Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

A city-wide event for the family, with lots of choices for shopping, crafts, music, food and fun. (Most activity centers on Hamilton Avenue, business district.) You can make a day of it! Start at Hilltop Glass Creations Open House at 10 am and finish with Paul R. Young Funeral...

A city-wide event for the family, with lots of choices for shopping, crafts, music, food and fun. (Most activity centers on Hamilton Avenue, business district.) You can make a day of it! Start at Hilltop Glass Creations Open House at 10 am and finish with Paul R. Young Funeral...

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

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 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 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...

Dec 15, 2018

Cincinnati Black Santa Visits

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

Uptown

Dec 15, 2018

Cincinnati Black Santa Visits

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

Uptown

Visits with Santa are free and open to public. Bring camera and come early, Santa has to leave at 4 p.m. to return to North Pole.

Visits with Santa are free and open to public. Bring camera and come early, Santa has to leave at 4 p.m. to return to North Pole.

Now through Dec 24, 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 24, 2018

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Visit with African American Santa: Thursday, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20, 4-7pm.

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Visit with African American Santa: Thursday, November 29, December 6, 13, and 20, 4-7pm.

Dec 15, 2018

Mt. Healthy Historical Society's Holiday Open House

Mt. Healthy History Museum
1546 McMakin Avenue, Mt. Healty, OH 45231

North

Dec 15, 2018

Mt. Healthy Historical Society's Holiday Open House

Mt. Healthy History Museum
1546 McMakin Avenue, Mt. Healty, OH 45231

North

An old-fashioned Christmas ambience in our 1825 historic building, now serving as a museum to Mt. Healthy history. Tour the museum. Enjoy a Victorian-style Christmas tree, and maybe a visit from Santa. Children’s crafts and storytelling; Refreshments will be served. Free of...

An old-fashioned Christmas ambience in our 1825 historic building, now serving as a museum to Mt. Healthy history. Tour the museum. Enjoy a Victorian-style Christmas tree, and maybe a visit from Santa. Children’s crafts and storytelling; Refreshments will be served. Free of...

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Santa's Workshop

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This year, ditch your annual trip to the mall and venture down to Washington Park to see Santa Claus!   Every Saturday in December, Santa and his merry band of Elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations from 1pm to 3pm....

This year, ditch your annual trip to the mall and venture down to Washington Park to see Santa Claus!   Every Saturday in December, Santa and his merry band of Elves will be spending time in Washington Park making gifts, ornaments and other fun creations from 1pm to 3pm....

Now through Mar 16, 2019

Indoor West Chester Farmers Market

Mulhauser Barn
8558 Beckett Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Now through Mar 16, 2019

Indoor West Chester Farmers Market

Mulhauser Barn
8558 Beckett Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

The Winter Market starts in November and goes till March offering produce, eggs, meat, crafts, cookies, cupcakes, soaps, lotions, hand made gifts and more!

The Winter Market starts in November and goes till March offering produce, eggs, meat, crafts, cookies, cupcakes, soaps, lotions, hand made gifts and more!

Dec 15, 2018

Tuba Christmas

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

South

Dec 15, 2018

Tuba Christmas

Newport on the Levee
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

South

Musicians (Tuba and Euphonium) of all levels of experience are invited to play in this volunteer band opportunity as we present a full concert starring....YOU! It's not often the a low brass musician gets to be the center of attention but this is it! Registration is from 12:30 -...

Musicians (Tuba and Euphonium) of all levels of experience are invited to play in this volunteer band opportunity as we present a full concert starring....YOU! It's not often the a low brass musician gets to be the center of attention but this is it! Registration is from 12:30 -...

Now through Dec 15, 2018

Caroling on the Connector

Downtown Cincinnati
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Dec 15, 2018

Caroling on the Connector

Downtown Cincinnati
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enjoy holiday tunes while riding on the Cincinnati Bell Connector.  Free rides: November 23 and 24, December 1, 8, and 15. 

Enjoy holiday tunes while riding on the Cincinnati Bell Connector.  Free rides: November 23 and 24, December 1, 8, and 15. 

Now through Dec 16, 2018

"Real" Christmas Concert

Hope Church in Mason
4934 Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Dec 16, 2018

"Real" Christmas Concert

Hope Church in Mason
4934 Western Row Rd, Mason, OH 45040

North

It's easy to forget that the birth of Jesus isn't just a story we tell each year before we exchange presents. Mary, Joseph, Jesus—these were all real people who experienced real things like us—pain and sorrow, happiness and joy.  This concert will share the joy of...

It's easy to forget that the birth of Jesus isn't just a story we tell each year before we exchange presents. Mary, Joseph, Jesus—these were all real people who experienced real things like us—pain and sorrow, happiness and joy.  This concert will share the joy of...

Now through Dec 16, 2018

Live Nativity

Forestville Baptist Church
1311 Nagel Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45255

East

Now through Dec 16, 2018

Live Nativity

Forestville Baptist Church
1311 Nagel Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45255

East

The 3rd annual Live Nativity at Forestville Baptist Church. There will be animals that kids may pet and feed from Honey Hill Farms, along with free coffee and hot chocolate. New this year,r FREE cookies provided by Chick-fil-A. Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an...

The 3rd annual Live Nativity at Forestville Baptist Church. There will be animals that kids may pet and feed from Honey Hill Farms, along with free coffee and hot chocolate. New this year,r FREE cookies provided by Chick-fil-A. Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an...

Dec 15, 2018

Live Nativity

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215

North

Dec 15, 2018

Live Nativity

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 Maple St., Reading, OH 45215

North

Commemorates Jesus’ birth with live animals and actors. Cookies and hot chocolate, all your favorite Christmas carols, giveaways, kids’ crafts, and petting zoo animals.

Commemorates Jesus’ birth with live animals and actors. Cookies and hot chocolate, all your favorite Christmas carols, giveaways, kids’ crafts, and petting zoo animals.

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 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.

Now through Dec 31, 2018

Carriage Rides

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 31, 2018

Carriage Rides

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069

North

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered during this holiday season. Carriages will start on Sloan Way.

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered during this holiday season. Carriages will start on Sloan Way.

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Karaoke

VFW Post 9630
4283 Stoddard Lane, Batavia, OH 45103

North

Now through Dec 29, 2018

Karaoke

VFW Post 9630
4283 Stoddard Lane, Batavia, OH 45103

North

No membership required to participate.

No membership required to participate.

Now through Dec 16, 2018

Bud Light Tailgate Zone

The Banks
Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 16, 2018

Bud Light Tailgate Zone

The Banks
Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Live music, food, drinks, Bud Light Tailgate Bar and more.

Live music, food, drinks, Bud Light Tailgate Bar and more.

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Art on Vine at Rhinegeist

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Art on Vine at Rhinegeist

Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Art show featuring fine art and handmade goods for sale from 70+ local Cincinnati artists.

Art show featuring fine art and handmade goods for sale from 70+ local Cincinnati artists.

Dec 16, 2018

Belle Voci Women's Chorus Performance

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

Uptown

Dec 16, 2018

Belle Voci Women's Chorus Performance

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

Uptown

De-stress from holiday hustle and bustle with a soothing, sophisticated choral performance by Belle Voci, a Cincinnati Youth Choir alumni chorus. Meet in the Great Hall.

De-stress from holiday hustle and bustle with a soothing, sophisticated choral performance by Belle Voci, a Cincinnati Youth Choir alumni chorus. Meet in the Great Hall.

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