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Now through Oct 13, 2019

Red Riding Hood/ Shoemaker and Elf

Madcap Puppets
3316 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Now through Oct 13, 2019

Red Riding Hood/ Shoemaker and Elf

Madcap Puppets
3316 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

"The Shoemaker and the Elf" is the story of a poor shoemaker and his wife who, through a simple act of kindness, are given a life changing gift. Hand crafted "Bunraku" type puppets and an original musical score further enhance the simple elegance of this lesson in kindness and...

"The Shoemaker and the Elf" is the story of a poor shoemaker and his wife who, through a simple act of kindness, are given a life changing gift. Hand crafted "Bunraku" type puppets and an original musical score further enhance the simple elegance of this lesson in kindness and...

Now through Oct 20, 2019

Casper the Friendly Musical

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 20, 2019

Casper the Friendly Musical

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

Downtown

TCT takes Casper center stage in this world-premiere musical adaptation for young audiences! Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live a rather uneventful existence in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm,...

TCT takes Casper center stage in this world-premiere musical adaptation for young audiences! Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live a rather uneventful existence in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm,...

Now through Oct 13, 2019

Rock of Ages

Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

West

Now through Oct 13, 2019

Rock of Ages

Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204

West

It’s the end of the big, bad 80’s and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last venues - a place where sexy Stacee Jaxx reigns  and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into...

It’s the end of the big, bad 80’s and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last venues - a place where sexy Stacee Jaxx reigns  and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Alias Grace

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Alias Grace

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood and inspired by real-life events, this spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone. Sixteen-year-old Grace Marks was imprisoned for life in 1843 for committing one of the most notorious murders in...

Based on the novel by master storyteller Margaret Atwood and inspired by real-life events, this spine-tingling mystery of the mind will chill you to the bone. Sixteen-year-old Grace Marks was imprisoned for life in 1843 for committing one of the most notorious murders in...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

ComedySportz Cincinnati

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

It’s October and ComedySportz Cincinnati is ready for some pumpkins and puns! Grab your pumpkin spice latte and join us for some special treats and maybe a few tricks as the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine face off for a howling good time. They need...

It’s October and ComedySportz Cincinnati is ready for some pumpkins and puns! Grab your pumpkin spice latte and join us for some special treats and maybe a few tricks as the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine face off for a howling good time. They need...

Oct 13, 2019

Michael Jr.

Crossroads Oakley
3500 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

Oct 13, 2019

Michael Jr.

Crossroads Oakley
3500 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

Described by critics as one of today’s most versatile stand-up comedians, Michael Jr.’s comedy has earned him numerous television appearances, including, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, BET, Comedy Central, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Tom Joyner Show and Tedx Talks....

Described by critics as one of today’s most versatile stand-up comedians, Michael Jr.’s comedy has earned him numerous television appearances, including, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, BET, Comedy Central, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Tom Joyner Show and Tedx Talks....

Now through Oct 13, 2019

Pan Am Layover Lounge

Tokyo Kitty
575 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 13, 2019

Pan Am Layover Lounge

Tokyo Kitty
575 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In this immersive Pop-Up experience, guests will be invited to purchase a ticket to a “flight” on one of the famed Pan Am Clippers with service to five of the airline’s most famous destinations: Tokyo, Hawaii, Mexico City, London and even the Moon.   Once their...

In this immersive Pop-Up experience, guests will be invited to purchase a ticket to a “flight” on one of the famed Pan Am Clippers with service to five of the airline’s most famous destinations: Tokyo, Hawaii, Mexico City, London and even the Moon.   Once their...

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

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

West

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

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

West

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

Oct 15, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019

Sex and Education

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 15, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019

Sex and Education

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1127 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Meet Joe Marks, a graduating basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his poorly-written, sexually explicit note to his girlfriend is confiscated during a final exam. Meet Miss Edwards, his jaded public high school English teacher on her last day of...

Meet Joe Marks, a graduating basketball star whose college scholarship is suddenly in jeopardy when his poorly-written, sexually explicit note to his girlfriend is confiscated during a final exam. Meet Miss Edwards, his jaded public high school English teacher on her last day of...

Oct 15, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Jersey Boys

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

Downtown

Oct 15, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Jersey Boys

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

Downtown

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made...

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made...

Oct 15, 2019

CPI New Voices- The Ins & Outs of Love

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

Downtown

Oct 15, 2019

CPI New Voices- The Ins & Outs of Love

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

Downtown

Nine short plays, some with ‘alternative’ views of romance, will be given staged readings, courtesy of Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.  CPI acknowledges here that a few (or more) folks regard ‘Sweetest Day’ as a commercial ploy to peddle Valentine’s Day-like...

Nine short plays, some with ‘alternative’ views of romance, will be given staged readings, courtesy of Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.  CPI acknowledges here that a few (or more) folks regard ‘Sweetest Day’ as a commercial ploy to peddle Valentine’s Day-like...

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Open Mic Night

Bean & Barley
2005 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Open Mic Night

Bean & Barley
2005 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Music, poetry, spoken word! Join for an Open Mic Night every Wednesday from 7-9pm featuring rotating $4 pints. The coffee bar will be open as well!

Music, poetry, spoken word! Join for an Open Mic Night every Wednesday from 7-9pm featuring rotating $4 pints. The coffee bar will be open as well!

Now through Oct 17, 2019

Murder on the Menu

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 17, 2019

Murder on the Menu

Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant
1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Harry Baldwin Case On a March night in 1879, a gunshot rang out near Washington Platform Saloon. After a man named Harry Baldwin was found with a mortal wound, William Schaller, the son of a wealthy brewer, was arrested and charged with murder. The following hours begot the...

The Harry Baldwin Case On a March night in 1879, a gunshot rang out near Washington Platform Saloon. After a man named Harry Baldwin was found with a mortal wound, William Schaller, the son of a wealthy brewer, was arrested and charged with murder. The following hours begot the...

Oct 17, 2019 through May 16, 2020

The Social Cycle

Various Locations in the city
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 17, 2019 through May 16, 2020

The Social Cycle

Various Locations in the city
, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Social Cycle is a series of interactive theatrical experiences that combine social events with classic literary stories and characters reimagined for modern day. All Social Cycle events include opportunities for optional audience participation. Be a part of the show as much...

The Social Cycle is a series of interactive theatrical experiences that combine social events with classic literary stories and characters reimagined for modern day. All Social Cycle events include opportunities for optional audience participation. Be a part of the show as much...

Oct 17, 2019 through Nov 14, 2019

First Act! Kids Theater

Springfield Township Civic Center
9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

Oct 17, 2019 through Nov 14, 2019

First Act! Kids Theater

Springfield Township Civic Center
9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231

North

New at ArtsConnect – First Act! Kids Theater. Do your kids like to pretend, act dramatic and are full of energy? Or do you want your kids to become more outspoken and confident? Then this is the class for them!   This class will teach acting, character development,...

New at ArtsConnect – First Act! Kids Theater. Do your kids like to pretend, act dramatic and are full of energy? Or do you want your kids to become more outspoken and confident? Then this is the class for them!   This class will teach acting, character development,...

Oct 17, 2019 through Nov 10, 2019

The Addams Family

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

Oct 17, 2019 through Nov 10, 2019

The Addams Family

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238

West

It’s creepy and it’s kooky!! It’s a hilarious musical! It’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And...

It’s creepy and it’s kooky!! It’s a hilarious musical! It’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And...

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

Now through Dec 22, 2022

SwinGallery - Vintage Swing Dancing

Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45215

North

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.

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 19, 2019

Unlimited Color: Bolero + Rouse Premiere

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 19, 2019

Unlimited Color: Bolero + Rouse Premiere

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Ravel's Bolero and the birth of a new symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse.

Ravel's Bolero and the birth of a new symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse.

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest"

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

North

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019

Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest"

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

North

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point...

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point...

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Shrine Circus

BB&T Arena
500 Nunn Drive, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099

South

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Shrine Circus

BB&T Arena
500 Nunn Drive, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099

South

With three rings of affordable family fun, and the only three-ring circus act in town, the Syrian Shrine Circus will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, the hilarious Shrine Circus Clowns and animal attractions! In addition to the performance, kids...

With three rings of affordable family fun, and the only three-ring circus act in town, the Syrian Shrine Circus will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, the hilarious Shrine Circus Clowns and animal attractions! In addition to the performance, kids...

Oct 18, 2019

You’ll Never Know: An Evening with Rosemary Clooney

Washington Opera House
100-120 W 2nd St, Maysville, KY 41056

South

Oct 18, 2019

You’ll Never Know: An Evening with Rosemary Clooney

Washington Opera House
100-120 W 2nd St, Maysville, KY 41056

South

Queen City Cabaret reprises their acclaimed Rosemary Clooney concert in the songstress’s very own hometown! Beginning with her sister act on Cincinnati’s own WLW radio station in the 1940s and culminating in a legendary career as a 20th century singer of popular music and...

Queen City Cabaret reprises their acclaimed Rosemary Clooney concert in the songstress’s very own hometown! Beginning with her sister act on Cincinnati’s own WLW radio station in the 1940s and culminating in a legendary career as a 20th century singer of popular music and...

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret

Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014

North

Oct 18, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret

Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014

North

Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side,...

Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side,...

Oct 19, 2019

NKU SOTA Showcase

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, OH 41099

South

Oct 19, 2019

NKU SOTA Showcase

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, OH 41099

South

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University will host its inaugural SOTA Showcase, Oct. 17-19, 2019 at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of NKU.   High school students and the creative arts community are invited to come out on Oct. 19 to learn about the...

The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University will host its inaugural SOTA Showcase, Oct. 17-19, 2019 at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of NKU.   High school students and the creative arts community are invited to come out on Oct. 19 to learn about the...

Oct 19, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

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

Downtown

Oct 19, 2019 through Oct 20, 2019

That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

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

Downtown

‘That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments -- with puppets!  From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make...

‘That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments -- with puppets!  From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy's daily struggle to make...

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