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Now through Aug 19, 2018

Botany Through The Ages

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Now through Aug 19, 2018

Botany Through The Ages

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library

Discover books on botany from all over the world and during different time periods.

Discover books on botany from all over the world and during different time periods.

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Firelei Baez: To See Beyond

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Firelei Baez: To See Beyond

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Caribbean-born, Brooklyn-based artist Firelei Báez navigates a broad spectrum of color, race and identity in her first Ohio exhibition.

Caribbean-born, Brooklyn-based artist Firelei Báez navigates a broad spectrum of color, race and identity in her first Ohio exhibition.

Now through Sep 03, 2018

Mark deJong

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Sep 03, 2018

Mark deJong

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

The character of Cincinnati's architectural and artistic complexion was forever changed by the groundbreaking work of Dutch-born, Cincinnati-based artist Mark deJong (b.1966). His launch of Swing House in the late summer of 2017 welcomes adventurous renters into a...

The character of Cincinnati's architectural and artistic complexion was forever changed by the groundbreaking work of Dutch-born, Cincinnati-based artist Mark deJong (b.1966). His launch of Swing House in the late summer of 2017 welcomes adventurous renters into a...

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Alison Crocetta: A Circus of One

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Alison Crocetta: A Circus of One

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

A Circus of One will be Alison Crocetta’s first solo museum exhibition. A New York-born, Columbus-based artist and professor at Ohio State University, Crocetta works in an interdisciplinary fashion to merge performance, sculptural form, film and sound into hybrid...

A Circus of One will be Alison Crocetta’s first solo museum exhibition. A New York-born, Columbus-based artist and professor at Ohio State University, Crocetta works in an interdisciplinary fashion to merge performance, sculptural form, film and sound into hybrid...

Now through Sep 03, 2018

Chris Larson

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Now through Sep 03, 2018

Chris Larson

Contemporary Arts Center

Downtown

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Larson's surreal carpentry transforms ordinary buildings into sculptures, stage sets, musical instruments and performative vehicles. From scale effigies of iconic structures that he builds and subsequently razes to hallucinatory studio spaces...

Minneapolis-based artist Chris Larson's surreal carpentry transforms ordinary buildings into sculptures, stage sets, musical instruments and performative vehicles. From scale effigies of iconic structures that he builds and subsequently razes to hallucinatory studio spaces...

Now through Aug 02, 2018

Free Movies for Kids

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Now through Aug 02, 2018

Free Movies for Kids

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Enjoy free movies this summer.

Enjoy free movies this summer.

Now through Jul 24, 2018

Midcentury Modern Exhibit Benefitting Hyde Park Center for Older Adults

Mary Ran Gallery

Uptown

Now through Jul 24, 2018

Midcentury Modern Exhibit Benefitting Hyde Park Center for Older Adults

Mary Ran Gallery

Uptown

Join us for an exhibit of Midcentury Modern artists including Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Henry Sharp, Charley Harper, Herbert Barnett, Jack Meanwell, Paul Chidlaw, Leo Murphy, Robert Fabe, and more. The exhibit will be comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and...

Join us for an exhibit of Midcentury Modern artists including Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Henry Sharp, Charley Harper, Herbert Barnett, Jack Meanwell, Paul Chidlaw, Leo Murphy, Robert Fabe, and more. The exhibit will be comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and...

Now through Oct 08, 2018

Trivia Night

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Oct 08, 2018

Trivia Night

Fountain Square

Downtown

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for $15 Bud Light buckets (5 bottles), gift card prizes, and plenty of fast-paced trivia. Teams must consist of no more than eight members in order to play. Fountain Square concessions offers beer,...

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for $15 Bud Light buckets (5 bottles), gift card prizes, and plenty of fast-paced trivia. Teams must consist of no more than eight members in order to play. Fountain Square concessions offers beer,...

Now through Sep 21, 2018

Exhibition of Quilts and Prints by the Women from Gee’s Bend

Carl Solway Gallery

Downtown

Now through Sep 21, 2018

Exhibition of Quilts and Prints by the Women from Gee’s Bend

Carl Solway Gallery

Downtown

Exhibit includes 21 etchings and 3 large-scale quilts. These etchings, directly relating to the renowned quilt imagery, are a result of collaboration between the women of Gee’s Bend with master printers. The prints exhibited are made by four different Gee’s Bend women, Mary...

Exhibit includes 21 etchings and 3 large-scale quilts. These etchings, directly relating to the renowned quilt imagery, are a result of collaboration between the women of Gee’s Bend with master printers. The prints exhibited are made by four different Gee’s Bend women, Mary...

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Winold Reiss: Studies for the Union Terminal Worker Murals

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Winold Reiss: Studies for the Union Terminal Worker Murals

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

A series of photographic, gouache, and crayon studies of the worker murals created by German-born American artist and designer Winold Reiss for Union Terminal in the 1930s will be presented by the Weston Art Gallery in collaboration with Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition...

A series of photographic, gouache, and crayon studies of the worker murals created by German-born American artist and designer Winold Reiss for Union Terminal in the 1930s will be presented by the Weston Art Gallery in collaboration with Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition...

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Matt Lynch & Curtis Goldstein: Work/Surface

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Now through Aug 26, 2018

Matt Lynch & Curtis Goldstein: Work/Surface

Weston Art Gallery

Downtown

Inspired by the monumental mosaic “Worker Murals” created by Winold Reiss for Cincinnati’s Union Terminal opening in 1933, Matt Lynch (Cincinnati, OH) and Curtis Goldstein (Columbus, OH) combined their respective backgrounds in alternative applications for industrial...

Inspired by the monumental mosaic “Worker Murals” created by Winold Reiss for Cincinnati’s Union Terminal opening in 1933, Matt Lynch (Cincinnati, OH) and Curtis Goldstein (Columbus, OH) combined their respective backgrounds in alternative applications for industrial...

Now through Aug 07, 2018

Pop Up Play: Youngster Yoga

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through Aug 07, 2018

Pop Up Play: Youngster Yoga

Washington Park

Downtown

Bring your mini-yogi's to the park for a FREE kid's yoga class with The Yoga Bar!  Meet us in the south end of the park on sunny days, and under The Southwest Porch tent on rainy days! Bring your own mat, or use one of the ones we provide every week. Mats...

Bring your mini-yogi's to the park for a FREE kid's yoga class with The Yoga Bar!  Meet us in the south end of the park on sunny days, and under The Southwest Porch tent on rainy days! Bring your own mat, or use one of the ones we provide every week. Mats...

Now through Oct 09, 2018

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Oct 09, 2018

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square

Downtown

Fresh produce, baked goods, prepared lunch foods and beverages, fresh flowers and handmade items.

Fresh produce, baked goods, prepared lunch foods and beverages, fresh flowers and handmade items.

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Mark Fox: Nutzilla

Cincinnati Art Museum

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 Sep 09, 2018

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Now through Sep 09, 2018

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey

Cincinnati Art Museum

Uptown

Exhibit celebrates writer/illustrator whose classic children's books have captivated children of all ages for generations.

Exhibit celebrates writer/illustrator whose classic children's books have captivated children of all ages for generations.

Jul 24, 2018

Brandon Bailey Johnson Meet and Greet

Herzog Music

Downtown

Jul 24, 2018

Brandon Bailey Johnson Meet and Greet

Herzog Music

Downtown

Please join us for a meet and greet with Guinness World Records holder for "Youngest Professional Music Producer" Brandon Bailey Johnson (free and for all ages!) before catching his appearance at Urban Artifact in Northside later that evening. His afternoon appearance at Herzog...

Please join us for a meet and greet with Guinness World Records holder for "Youngest Professional Music Producer" Brandon Bailey Johnson (free and for all ages!) before catching his appearance at Urban Artifact in Northside later that evening. His afternoon appearance at Herzog...

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Workout on the Green

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Workout on the Green

Washington Park

Downtown

Rotating schedule of free fitness classes. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. 

Rotating schedule of free fitness classes. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. 

Now through Jul 24, 2018

Smale Mind & Body: CycleBar

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Now through Jul 24, 2018

Smale Mind & Body: CycleBar

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Skip the Gym and Workout outside. Cyclebar willl conduct a free class at 6 AND 7 at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn.    The Schmidlapp Event Lawn is next to Moerlein Lager House on the top section of Smale Riverfront Park.   FREE BUT pre-registration is required for...

Skip the Gym and Workout outside. Cyclebar willl conduct a free class at 6 AND 7 at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn.    The Schmidlapp Event Lawn is next to Moerlein Lager House on the top section of Smale Riverfront Park.   FREE BUT pre-registration is required for...

Now through Oct 02, 2018

Fountain Feud

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Oct 02, 2018

Fountain Feud

Fountain Square

Downtown

Every Tuesday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for Fountain Square’s version of the classic TV Gameshow. The format is similar to our popular Trivia game, but the difference is that Feud challenges you to identify the most popular answers instead...

Every Tuesday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for Fountain Square’s version of the classic TV Gameshow. The format is similar to our popular Trivia game, but the difference is that Feud challenges you to identify the most popular answers instead...

Jul 24, 2018

Ohio Mysteries with author Kristen Lepionka

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Uptown

Jul 24, 2018

Ohio Mysteries with author Kristen Lepionka

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Uptown

Columbus author Kristen Lepionka discusses her new book, WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE, the second installment in her Anthony-Award nominated Roxane Weary mystery series, along with her favorite mysteries set in Ohio.

Columbus author Kristen Lepionka discusses her new book, WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE, the second installment in her Anthony-Award nominated Roxane Weary mystery series, along with her favorite mysteries set in Ohio.

Now through Aug 14, 2018

Outdoor Fitness Classes

Winton Woods

North

Now through Aug 14, 2018

Outdoor Fitness Classes

Winton Woods

North

Skip the gym and exercise outdoors this summer at a Great Park! Free classes, fresh air and expert instructors from YMCA of Greater Cincinnati make it easy to start a new routine for a better you. 

Skip the gym and exercise outdoors this summer at a Great Park! Free classes, fresh air and expert instructors from YMCA of Greater Cincinnati make it easy to start a new routine for a better you. 

Now through Aug 28, 2018

Tuesday Night Concert Series

Blue Ash Nature Park

North

Now through Aug 28, 2018

Tuesday Night Concert Series

Blue Ash Nature Park

North

Enjoy live music in the park.

Enjoy live music in the park.

Now through Aug 28, 2018

Movies Under Moonlight

Liberty Center

North

Now through Aug 28, 2018

Movies Under Moonlight

Liberty Center

North

Pre-event entertainment begins two hours prior to showtime and varies each week. No alcohol is permitted. Movies are subject to delays and cancellations due to weather. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs.

Pre-event entertainment begins two hours prior to showtime and varies each week. No alcohol is permitted. Movies are subject to delays and cancellations due to weather. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs.

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Blue Ash Farmers' Market

Summit Park

North

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Blue Ash Farmers' Market

Summit Park

North

Sustainably grown foods and goods for sale from local vendors.

Sustainably grown foods and goods for sale from local vendors.

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Northside Farmers Market

Hoffner Park

Uptown

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Northside Farmers Market

Hoffner Park

Uptown

Shop everything from produce, fruit, bread, cheese, pastries, jams, meats, ferments, soaps, gluten free baked goods, spices, chocolates, coffees, and much more. 

Shop everything from produce, fruit, bread, cheese, pastries, jams, meats, ferments, soaps, gluten free baked goods, spices, chocolates, coffees, and much more. 

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Summer Concert Series

Liberty Center

North

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Summer Concert Series

Liberty Center

North

Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. No outside alcohol is permitted. Concerts are subject to delays & cancellations due to weather.

Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. No outside alcohol is permitted. Concerts are subject to delays & cancellations due to weather.

Now through Aug 01, 2018

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge

South

Now through Aug 01, 2018

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge

South

Weekly party on bridge with live bands, food from local food trucks, and drinks to raise money for bridge maintenance.

Weekly party on bridge with live bands, food from local food trucks, and drinks to raise money for bridge maintenance.

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Smale Mind & Body: Modo Yoga

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Smale Mind & Body: Modo Yoga

Smale Riverfront Park

Downtown

MODO Yoga will conduct free yoga classes every Wednesday from June 6th through September 26th.   Classes are held on Schmidlapp Event Lawn which is located next to Moerlein Lager House.

MODO Yoga will conduct free yoga classes every Wednesday from June 6th through September 26th.   Classes are held on Schmidlapp Event Lawn which is located next to Moerlein Lager House.

Now through Jul 25, 2018

Crown Jewels of Jazz Series

St. Aloysius Orphanage

Uptown

Now through Jul 25, 2018

Crown Jewels of Jazz Series

St. Aloysius Orphanage

Uptown

The Crown Jewels of Jazz Series is back every Wednesday at 6:30 pm this July! Join us on the lawn at St. Aloysius to enjoy hot jazz performances, grab dinner from some of the area’s most famous food trucks, and enjoy free parking at Mercy Health. Organized by Learning Through...

The Crown Jewels of Jazz Series is back every Wednesday at 6:30 pm this July! Join us on the lawn at St. Aloysius to enjoy hot jazz performances, grab dinner from some of the area’s most famous food trucks, and enjoy free parking at Mercy Health. Organized by Learning Through...

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Reggae Wednesday

Fountain Square

Downtown

Now through Aug 29, 2018

Reggae Wednesday

Fountain Square

Downtown

Put a little "weekend" in your Wednesday with the help of free Reggae concerts on the Square. Fountain Square concessions offers beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products for purchase. Bar opens at 6p with nightly drink specials!

Put a little "weekend" in your Wednesday with the help of free Reggae concerts on the Square. Fountain Square concessions offers beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products for purchase. Bar opens at 6p with nightly drink specials!

Now through Aug 08, 2018

Wednesdays in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Now through Aug 08, 2018

Wednesdays in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Celebrate everything great about summer with a spirited series of 10 weekly concerts. Enjoy good friends, good food, and good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for kids.

Celebrate everything great about summer with a spirited series of 10 weekly concerts. Enjoy good friends, good food, and good times with a variety of hands-on art making activities for kids.

Jul 25, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

St. Lawrence Square

West

Jul 25, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

St. Lawrence Square

West

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a free performance series, throughout the summer.

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Summer Cinema

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through Sep 26, 2018

Summer Cinema

Washington Park

Downtown

Movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening. Schedule subject to change. 

Movie screening every Wednesday at park. Bring lawn chairs, grab picnic basket and enjoy relaxing evening. Schedule subject to change. 

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