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Now through Apr 30, 2018

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

Now through Apr 30, 2018

Zoo Blooms

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Uptown

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will transform into a magnificent explosion of color when Zoo Blooms kicks off this spring. The zoo promises to be a palette of artistic color with a combination of more than 80,000 tulips. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens...

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will transform into a magnificent explosion of color when Zoo Blooms kicks off this spring. The zoo promises to be a palette of artistic color with a combination of more than 80,000 tulips. As one of only two accredited botanical gardens...

Now through Jun 16, 2018

International Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Madagascar

Krohn Conservatory

Uptown

Now through Jun 16, 2018

International Butterfly Show: Butterflies of Madagascar

Krohn Conservatory

Uptown

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of...

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic flora, fauna, and extraordinary landscape of this unique African country. Giant baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of...

Now through May 24, 2018

Yappy Hour

Washington Park

Downtown

Now through May 24, 2018

Yappy Hour

Washington Park

Downtown

Mix and mingle with drink specials and furry best friend on The Southwest Porch and in Dog Park.

Mix and mingle with drink specials and furry best friend on The Southwest Porch and in Dog Park.

Apr 20, 2018

4th Annual ASL Variety Show

St. Rita School for the Deaf

North

Apr 20, 2018

4th Annual ASL Variety Show

St. Rita School for the Deaf

North

On Friday, April 20th, we are holding our 4th Annual ASL Variety Show! Come and join us for an evening of Deaf ASL Story Telling, Poetry, ABC Story, Number Story and other surprises. Our students and staff have worked hard perfecting their performance and can't wait to entertain...

On Friday, April 20th, we are holding our 4th Annual ASL Variety Show! Come and join us for an evening of Deaf ASL Story Telling, Poetry, ABC Story, Number Story and other surprises. Our students and staff have worked hard perfecting their performance and can't wait to entertain...

Apr 20, 2018

Club B

American Sign Museum

Uptown

Apr 20, 2018

Club B

American Sign Museum

Uptown

Break out your leg warmers and hairspray for the hottest dance party of the year! We’re transporting back to the 80’s for a night of light bites, cocktails, surprise performances, and of course, dancing. Featuring the Rusty Griswolds and Toad Productions!

Break out your leg warmers and hairspray for the hottest dance party of the year! We’re transporting back to the 80’s for a night of light bites, cocktails, surprise performances, and of course, dancing. Featuring the Rusty Griswolds and Toad Productions!

Apr 20, 2018

STRIKES! 2018

Axis Alley

South

Apr 20, 2018

STRIKES! 2018

Axis Alley

South

Join us for a fun evening of bowling and live music with local favorite Cherry on Top benefiting Ken Anderson Alliance- Creating opportunities for adult with disabilities. Sponsor a lane and bring your bowling crew, or $50 gets you in for live music, drinks, silent auction and a...

Join us for a fun evening of bowling and live music with local favorite Cherry on Top benefiting Ken Anderson Alliance- Creating opportunities for adult with disabilities. Sponsor a lane and bring your bowling crew, or $50 gets you in for live music, drinks, silent auction and a...

Apr 21, 2018

Record Store Day + Slow Jam Release

Shake It Records

Uptown

Apr 21, 2018

Record Store Day + Slow Jam Release

Shake It Records

Uptown

Listen local. For the fourth year running, we're teaming up with the vinyl virtuosos at Shake It Records for a Record Store Day get down in Northside! The festivities will kick off at 8am on 4/21 at Shake It with 500+ limited Record Store Day releases, the first...

Listen local. For the fourth year running, we're teaming up with the vinyl virtuosos at Shake It Records for a Record Store Day get down in Northside! The festivities will kick off at 8am on 4/21 at Shake It with 500+ limited Record Store Day releases, the first...

Apr 21, 2018

2nd Annual Charter School Job Fair

Dohn Fitness Academy

Uptown

Apr 21, 2018

2nd Annual Charter School Job Fair

Dohn Fitness Academy

Uptown

Charter School Job Fair Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM, Participating schools include, Cincinnati College Prep Academy, Dohn Community High School, Hamilton County Math and Science Academy, King Academy. On-site interviews for faculty and staff, ample parking

Charter School Job Fair Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM, Participating schools include, Cincinnati College Prep Academy, Dohn Community High School, Hamilton County Math and Science Academy, King Academy. On-site interviews for faculty and staff, ample parking

Apr 21, 2018

Toy Lab's Toy Recycle Days

Happen’s Toy Lab

Uptown

Apr 21, 2018

Toy Lab's Toy Recycle Days

Happen’s Toy Lab

Uptown

You can be a real life superhero and help Save the Planet and Save the Toys with us! Celebrate Earth Day by bringing us your tired, your torn, your worn out toys and giving them new life. Our goal is to collect 300lbs of action figures, barbies, cars, airplanes, rubber animals,...

You can be a real life superhero and help Save the Planet and Save the Toys with us! Celebrate Earth Day by bringing us your tired, your torn, your worn out toys and giving them new life. Our goal is to collect 300lbs of action figures, barbies, cars, airplanes, rubber animals,...

Apr 21, 2018

Spring in Early Cincinnati: 1808 Muster and Social

Heritage Village Museum

North

Apr 21, 2018

Spring in Early Cincinnati: 1808 Muster and Social

Heritage Village Museum

North

Before the war of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling—they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia, the First Regiment of Rifles, and the Second Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Militia will join Heritage Village Museum...

Before the war of 1812, militia musters were not just for drilling—they were social opportunities for men and women alike. Linigle’s Company of Ohio Militia, the First Regiment of Rifles, and the Second Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Militia will join Heritage Village Museum...

Now through Apr 21, 2018

ArtsWave Days

Multiple venues

Downtown

Now through Apr 21, 2018

ArtsWave Days

Multiple venues

Downtown

Each Saturday from February 3rd through April 21st, ArtWave Days will feature a set of curated events with a different theme, focus and venue. Visit website for information on time and venue. 

Each Saturday from February 3rd through April 21st, ArtWave Days will feature a set of curated events with a different theme, focus and venue. Visit website for information on time and venue. 

Apr 21, 2018 through Apr 22, 2018

2018 Youth Circus Extravaganza

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Apr 21, 2018 through Apr 22, 2018

2018 Youth Circus Extravaganza

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Back to the Fifties: A Rock n Roll Circus

Back to the Fifties: A Rock n Roll Circus

Now through Jul 14, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Now through Jul 14, 2018

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre

Uptown

Enjoy the cult classic film acted out with Cincinnati shadowcast, The Denton Affair. This film is all about audience participation so feel free to come in costume, sing along, and dance to the Time Warp! MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 17 WILL BE PERMITTED...

Enjoy the cult classic film acted out with Cincinnati shadowcast, The Denton Affair. This film is all about audience participation so feel free to come in costume, sing along, and dance to the Time Warp! MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 17 WILL BE PERMITTED...

Apr 22, 2018

History In Bloom

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

Apr 22, 2018

History In Bloom

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Uptown

An afternoon filled with history, heritage, and horticulture. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and walking tours. Carriage rides begin at 12:00pm and run consecutively unil 3:30pm. Walking tours begin at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm  

An afternoon filled with history, heritage, and horticulture. Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides and walking tours. Carriage rides begin at 12:00pm and run consecutively unil 3:30pm. Walking tours begin at 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm  

Apr 22, 2018

Bernstein at the Basilica

Cincinnati May Festival

South

Apr 22, 2018

Bernstein at the Basilica

Cincinnati May Festival

South

Songs from Leonard Bernstein, Gabrieli, Macmillan, and Rheinberger.   

Songs from Leonard Bernstein, Gabrieli, Macmillan, and Rheinberger.   

Apr 25, 2018

Dealing with A Defiant Child

Summit View Academy

South

Apr 25, 2018

Dealing with A Defiant Child

Summit View Academy

South

Speak with Confidence is hosting an open to the public training on tips and tricks to use if you have a defiant child. We will teach you about communication skills, disciplinary tricks, crisis management, interventions and outside resources.

Speak with Confidence is hosting an open to the public training on tips and tricks to use if you have a defiant child. We will teach you about communication skills, disciplinary tricks, crisis management, interventions and outside resources.

Apr 26, 2018

Paws for a Cause

Matthew 25: Ministries

North

Apr 26, 2018

Paws for a Cause

Matthew 25: Ministries

North

Spread some puppy love and volunteer with your dog at Matthew 25: Ministries! A fun event for the whole family—including your tail-wagging family member! Simply bring your lovable canine companion with you to volunteer during our evening shift.

Spread some puppy love and volunteer with your dog at Matthew 25: Ministries! A fun event for the whole family—including your tail-wagging family member! Simply bring your lovable canine companion with you to volunteer during our evening shift.

Apr 26, 2018

Official Homecoming Music Festival Kickoff Party

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Apr 26, 2018

Official Homecoming Music Festival Kickoff Party

Rhinegeist Brewery

Downtown

Local rockers The National are returning to Cincy for their Homecoming Music Festival and we're hosting the Official Kickoff Party on April 26th!  Grab your concert credentials, peruse vinyl in a Shake It Records' pop-up store, and sip on our new lager brewed specially...

Local rockers The National are returning to Cincy for their Homecoming Music Festival and we're hosting the Official Kickoff Party on April 26th!  Grab your concert credentials, peruse vinyl in a Shake It Records' pop-up store, and sip on our new lager brewed specially...

Apr 26, 2018

19th Annual Su Casa Awards Dinners

Xavier University Cintas Center

Uptown

Apr 26, 2018

19th Annual Su Casa Awards Dinners

Xavier University Cintas Center

Uptown

The Su Casa Hispanic Center is a trusted friend for thousands of vulnerable Hispanic/Latino immigrants struggling to begin new lives during these uncertain times. Share your friendship by coming together for Su Casa as the nonprofit agency recognizes community leaders who...

The Su Casa Hispanic Center is a trusted friend for thousands of vulnerable Hispanic/Latino immigrants struggling to begin new lives during these uncertain times. Share your friendship by coming together for Su Casa as the nonprofit agency recognizes community leaders who...

Apr 28, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Princess Days

Newport on the Levee

South

Apr 28, 2018 through Apr 29, 2018

Princess Days

Newport on the Levee

South

Come see all of your favorite princesses live in a festive atmosphere as they perform, interact and provide a magical event creating one of a kind memories! Attendees will have the amazing opportunity to experience characters sing, act, dance and provide magical...

Come see all of your favorite princesses live in a festive atmosphere as they perform, interact and provide a magical event creating one of a kind memories! Attendees will have the amazing opportunity to experience characters sing, act, dance and provide magical...

Apr 28, 2018

Infinity War Experience

BB Riverboats

South

Apr 28, 2018

Infinity War Experience

BB Riverboats

South

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience the little sailors in your crew will never forget! BB Riverboats has partnered up with our neighbors at Newport on the Levee, AMC Theaters, to offer a private screening of Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) followed by a kids-themed lunch...

Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience the little sailors in your crew will never forget! BB Riverboats has partnered up with our neighbors at Newport on the Levee, AMC Theaters, to offer a private screening of Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) followed by a kids-themed lunch...

Apr 28, 2018

Spring Fest in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

Apr 28, 2018

Spring Fest in the Woods

Burnet Woods

Uptown

This FREE event celebrates the beauty and bounty of Spring in Burnet Woods! Are you familiar with the remarkable natural resources that our city parks have to offer? Glorious wildflowers, diverse habitats, hundreds of native plants and trees present a spectacular showcase during...

This FREE event celebrates the beauty and bounty of Spring in Burnet Woods! Are you familiar with the remarkable natural resources that our city parks have to offer? Glorious wildflowers, diverse habitats, hundreds of native plants and trees present a spectacular showcase during...

Apr 28, 2018

Colerain CARdinals Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Colerain High School

North

Apr 28, 2018

Colerain CARdinals Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Colerain High School

North

The CHS Class of 2019 will again be hosting the Colerain CARdinal Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Admission to the show is free to the general public. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 registered and door prizes will be drawn every hour. Plaques...

The CHS Class of 2019 will again be hosting the Colerain CARdinal Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Admission to the show is free to the general public. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 registered and door prizes will be drawn every hour. Plaques...

Apr 28, 2018

National Super Hero Day

Rockin' Jump Cincinnati

North

Apr 28, 2018

National Super Hero Day

Rockin' Jump Cincinnati

North

Sport Your Favorite SuperHero Gear, Saturday, April 28th and Save $2 on Jump Time!

Sport Your Favorite SuperHero Gear, Saturday, April 28th and Save $2 on Jump Time!

Apr 28, 2018

Mystery Dinner Series: Harrowing Homecoming

Winton Woods

North

Apr 28, 2018

Mystery Dinner Series: Harrowing Homecoming

Winton Woods

North

A GI comes home to find his Satin Doll has been seeing more than Mr. Sandman each night. Step into an evening of comedy, intrigue and suspense at a mystery dinner. This interactive experience features outrageous characters for a Saturday night that will keep you guessing! For...

A GI comes home to find his Satin Doll has been seeing more than Mr. Sandman each night. Step into an evening of comedy, intrigue and suspense at a mystery dinner. This interactive experience features outrageous characters for a Saturday night that will keep you guessing! For...

Apr 28, 2018

Spirits at the Museum

Harmon Museum

North

Apr 28, 2018

Spirits at the Museum

Harmon Museum

North

A night of exciting ghost hunting with Shadow Hunters Paranormal.

A night of exciting ghost hunting with Shadow Hunters Paranormal.

Apr 29, 2018

Intertwined Through Adoption - A Celebration of Women

Trihealth Pavilion

North

Apr 29, 2018

Intertwined Through Adoption - A Celebration of Women

Trihealth Pavilion

North

This event unites and honors the multiple generations intertwined through adoption. Please join us if you are a Birth Mother, Birth Grandmother, Adoptive Mother, Adoptive Grandmother or Adult Adoptee. Meet and share stories with other women whose lives are touched by adoption....

This event unites and honors the multiple generations intertwined through adoption. Please join us if you are a Birth Mother, Birth Grandmother, Adoptive Mother, Adoptive Grandmother or Adult Adoptee. Meet and share stories with other women whose lives are touched by adoption....

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