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Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Now through Aug 31, 2019

Material Witness

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

East

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Material Witness features the collaborative and solo work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based artist Matt Lynch and Columbus, Ohio-based artist Curtis Goldstein. Both as collaborators and solo artists, Lynch and Goldstein mix the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday, function...

Now through Jul 20, 2019

ETC Jr. Summer Stock

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 20, 2019

ETC Jr. Summer Stock

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

Downtown

Featuring workshops taught by the same professional artists that grace ETC’s stage, our summer stock camps offer children ages 7–18 an unforgettable collaborative experience while exploring acting techniques including improv, auditioning, script analysis, and acting for the...

Featuring workshops taught by the same professional artists that grace ETC’s stage, our summer stock camps offer children ages 7–18 an unforgettable collaborative experience while exploring acting techniques including improv, auditioning, script analysis, and acting for the...

Now through Jul 21, 2019

Cincinnati Burger Week


Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jul 21, 2019

Cincinnati Burger Week


Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Click here for a list of participating restaurants. 

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Click here for a list of participating restaurants. 

Now through Jul 22, 2019

Kids Art @ Inwood

Inwood Park
2326 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Now through Jul 22, 2019

Kids Art @ Inwood

Inwood Park
2326 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Meet Clifton Cultural Arts Center at Inwood Park for nature-inspired artmaking activities for kids and families. For children ages 3-8, parent participation highly encouraged.   Artmaking will take place at the Inwood Park Shelter Area (Enter from Wellington Place off­...

Meet Clifton Cultural Arts Center at Inwood Park for nature-inspired artmaking activities for kids and families. For children ages 3-8, parent participation highly encouraged.   Artmaking will take place at the Inwood Park Shelter Area (Enter from Wellington Place off­...

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Now through Aug 23, 2019

Joan Tanner: Flaw

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

Downtown

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Californian artist Joan Tanner’s oeuvre has evolved from her origins as a painter to the large sculptures and installations that now preoccupy her. Throughout her prolific, 60 year career Tanner has been absorbed with ideas of history, disruption, and inconsistency in her...

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

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

Downtown

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

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

Downtown

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby...

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby...

Now through Jul 24, 2019

Sandra Cinto

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 24, 2019

Sandra Cinto

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

Downtown

Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto has developed a rich vocabulary of symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes that swirl between fantasy and reality. Using drawing as her point of departure, Cinto evokes mesmerizing environments including turbulent...

Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto has developed a rich vocabulary of symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes that swirl between fantasy and reality. Using drawing as her point of departure, Cinto evokes mesmerizing environments including turbulent...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum All My Seven Faces

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum All My Seven Faces

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

Downtown

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum explores the notion of nomadism via alter egos. The works of this Botswana-born, Toronto-based artist reflect the idiosyncrasies of her upbringing across three continents, while discussing broader notions of time and place. Shifting transnational...

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum explores the notion of nomadism via alter egos. The works of this Botswana-born, Toronto-based artist reflect the idiosyncrasies of her upbringing across three continents, while discussing broader notions of time and place. Shifting transnational...

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Aug 18, 2019

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350...

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Christmas in July

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Think some Christmas cheer might help get you through the summer heat? Cool off at the Junction with a visit to the North Pole to get your mid-year check up with Santa. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter...

Think some Christmas cheer might help get you through the summer heat? Cool off at the Junction with a visit to the North Pole to get your mid-year check up with Santa. The Journey to the North Pole themed walk-through experience features a snowy winter...

Now through Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

Now through Oct 11, 2019

Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater
1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Downtown

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

In association with BBC Earth, and filmed exclusively for OMNIMAX screens, discover a land preserved in time, yet continually poised on the cusp of dramatic change. Dive into the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, a vibrant mix of meticulously maintained colonial...

Now through Jul 22, 2019

Summertime Wine & Dine Experience

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Jul 22, 2019

Summertime Wine & Dine Experience

Jag's Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Summer dining is at its finest when its prepared with the freshest ingredients and coupled with the premier service at Jag’s Steak & Seafood.   Their limited summertime fine dining experience is back this year, presented with a special prix fixe menu during all open...

Summer dining is at its finest when its prepared with the freshest ingredients and coupled with the premier service at Jag’s Steak & Seafood.   Their limited summertime fine dining experience is back this year, presented with a special prix fixe menu during all open...

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky on the Ohio River Concert Series

Joe's Crab Shack
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky on the Ohio River Concert Series

Joe's Crab Shack
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

South

Southbank Partners and the cities of Newport and Bellevue are pleased to present the return of the Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River Concerts! Taylor Creek Park Between Joe's Crab Shack and Chart House.

Southbank Partners and the cities of Newport and Bellevue are pleased to present the return of the Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River Concerts! Taylor Creek Park Between Joe's Crab Shack and Chart House.

Now through Aug 02, 2019

Music & Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Aug 02, 2019

Music & Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Experience the Mighty Ohio River! Guests will enjoy a two and a half hour river cruise and special entertainment. This cruise is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline at sunset. Click the "Book this Cruise" button to see up to the minute...

Experience the Mighty Ohio River! Guests will enjoy a two and a half hour river cruise and special entertainment. This cruise is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline at sunset. Click the "Book this Cruise" button to see up to the minute...

Jul 15, 2019

Midwestern Swing

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jul 15, 2019

Midwestern Swing

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Spend an evening with The Midwestern Swing as they gallop through the fertile prairie of Country & Western Swing music with a decidedly Midwestern jazz attitude. Imagine an all-night jam session between Bob Wills, Ray Price, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Louis Jordan,...

Spend an evening with The Midwestern Swing as they gallop through the fertile prairie of Country & Western Swing music with a decidedly Midwestern jazz attitude. Imagine an all-night jam session between Bob Wills, Ray Price, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Louis Jordan,...

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

Locoba by Platform
1201 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every Monday night Locoba by Platform is hosting trivia! There will be 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia. 6 players or less per team.

Every Monday night Locoba by Platform is hosting trivia! There will be 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia. 6 players or less per team.

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River

Taylor Creek Park
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

Riverfront

Now through Aug 12, 2019

Kentucky Bluegrass on the Ohio River

Taylor Creek Park
25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

Riverfront

 Bluegrass music concert series is being held this summer in  Northern Kentucky  at Taylor Creek Park, the riverfront park on the Ohio River that straddles the boundary between the cities of Bellevue and Newport. Located between The Chart House and Joe's Crab...

 Bluegrass music concert series is being held this summer in  Northern Kentucky  at Taylor Creek Park, the riverfront park on the Ohio River that straddles the boundary between the cities of Bellevue and Newport. Located between The Chart House and Joe's Crab...

Now through Oct 07, 2019

Trivia Night

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 07, 2019

Trivia Night

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for 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 offer beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products...

Every Monday from 7PM to 9PM, grab your friends and head to the Square for 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 offer beer, wine, drink specials, and Coca-Cola products...

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Saya Woolfalk A Cabinet of Anticipation

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

Downtown

Now through Oct 27, 2019

Saya Woolfalk A Cabinet of Anticipation

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

Downtown

Born in Gifu City, Japan to a mixed race family marrying Asian and African American heritage, Saya Woolfalk lives, works, and performs the provocative concept of cultural hybridity. Her trans-national background informs colorful, multi-disciplinary work which explores the future...

Born in Gifu City, Japan to a mixed race family marrying Asian and African American heritage, Saya Woolfalk lives, works, and performs the provocative concept of cultural hybridity. Her trans-national background informs colorful, multi-disciplinary work which explores the future...

Now through Sep 17, 2019

Clearview Window Cleaning Sponsors - Acts of Kindness in Downtown Cincinnati

Clearview
3396 Brown Road, Amelia, OH 45102

East

Now through Sep 17, 2019

Clearview Window Cleaning Sponsors - Acts of Kindness in Downtown Cincinnati

Clearview
3396 Brown Road, Amelia, OH 45102

East

Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Acts of Kindness events! Throughout the course of the summer, we have multiple outreach events lined up to serve and support our business community in the city of Cincinnati. We will gather first for a short briefing at our...

Due to popular demand we are bringing back our Acts of Kindness events! Throughout the course of the summer, we have multiple outreach events lined up to serve and support our business community in the city of Cincinnati. We will gather first for a short briefing at our...

Now through Jul 23, 2019

The Art of Charley Harper in Quilts

The Barn at Mariemont/The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

East

Now through Jul 23, 2019

The Art of Charley Harper in Quilts

The Barn at Mariemont/The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

East

Fun, free and family friendly quilt show featuring 120 fabric interpretations of Charley and Edie Harper. Techniques used on the art quilts include appliques, pieced, couched, embroidered, beaded, fabric painted and micro pens embellishments. These quilts are done with...

Fun, free and family friendly quilt show featuring 120 fabric interpretations of Charley and Edie Harper. Techniques used on the art quilts include appliques, pieced, couched, embroidered, beaded, fabric painted and micro pens embellishments. These quilts are done with...

Now through Oct 08, 2019

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 08, 2019

Strauss Troy Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Spend your lunch hour enjoying one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences. Every Tuesday from 11a-2p local vendors will offer everything from fresh produce and lunch food to sweet treats and handmade items at the Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square.

Spend your lunch hour enjoying one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences. Every Tuesday from 11a-2p local vendors will offer everything from fresh produce and lunch food to sweet treats and handmade items at the Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square.

Jul 16, 2019 through Jul 20, 2019

Wild Wetlands Weeks

Miami Whitewater Forest
9001 Mt. Hope Road, Crosby Township, OH 45030

West

Jul 16, 2019 through Jul 20, 2019

Wild Wetlands Weeks

Miami Whitewater Forest
9001 Mt. Hope Road, Crosby Township, OH 45030

West

Begin your exploration of the three big habitats of Miami Whitewater Forest with the Wild Wetlands exhibit! Learn about our own Shaker Trace Wetlands with wetland-inspired games, experiments, dress up for a photo op and see native animals found in this environment. A craft is...

Begin your exploration of the three big habitats of Miami Whitewater Forest with the Wild Wetlands exhibit! Learn about our own Shaker Trace Wetlands with wetland-inspired games, experiments, dress up for a photo op and see native animals found in this environment. A craft is...

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

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

Uptown

Now through Sep 15, 2019

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

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

Uptown

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced...

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced...

Now through Jul 30, 2019

Twilight Tuesdays

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Jul 30, 2019

Twilight Tuesdays

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Enjoy the zoo after hours with half-off admission starting at 5:00pm.

Enjoy the zoo after hours with half-off admission starting at 5:00pm.

Now through Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday Summer Family Nights

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

North

Now through Aug 27, 2019

Tuesday Summer Family Nights

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

North

Special hours on Tuesdays June, July, and August for family fun. 45 miles of paved roadways available to everyone for bicycling, baby strollers, walking, jogging and any other non-motorized means of transportation.

Special hours on Tuesdays June, July, and August for family fun. 45 miles of paved roadways available to everyone for bicycling, baby strollers, walking, jogging and any other non-motorized means of transportation.

Jul 16, 2019

Tuscany Tuesday: Paint a Landscape

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Jul 16, 2019

Tuscany Tuesday: Paint a Landscape

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Learn how to paint a Tuscan landscape using acrylic paints with artist Lisa Curran. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends while you paint. (Beginner level-no previous experience required)   Admission: $40 per person - Includes one drink ticket (wine or beer), light...

Learn how to paint a Tuscan landscape using acrylic paints with artist Lisa Curran. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends while you paint. (Beginner level-no previous experience required)   Admission: $40 per person - Includes one drink ticket (wine or beer), light...

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Workout on the Green

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 23, 2019

Workout on the Green

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. Spring schedule coming soon. Thank you to our sponsor P&G! Workout on the Green is a part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions.

No contracts. No excuses. Just FREE fitness in Washington Park. All classes are led by licensed, trained instructors. Spring schedule coming soon. Thank you to our sponsor P&G! Workout on the Green is a part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions.

Now through Jul 23, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

The Breathing Room
2128 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Now through Jul 23, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

The Breathing Room
2128 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

East

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction training often allows participants to learn to approach life with more composure, energy, understanding, and enthusiasm, to develop the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, improve focus, resilience, and the ability to...

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction training often allows participants to learn to approach life with more composure, energy, understanding, and enthusiasm, to develop the ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, improve focus, resilience, and the ability to...

Jul 16, 2019

Taste of Prasco

Prasco Park
6125 Commerce Ct., Mason, OH 45040

Jul 16, 2019

Taste of Prasco

Prasco Park
6125 Commerce Ct., Mason, OH 45040

Head to Prasco Park in Mason for baseball, and 20+food trucks on site. Praso will be handing out $10 in "Prasco Bucks" to each visitor for purchasing food at various trucks. 

Head to Prasco Park in Mason for baseball, and 20+food trucks on site. Praso will be handing out $10 in "Prasco Bucks" to each visitor for purchasing food at various trucks. 

Jul 16, 2019

Taft's Succulent Arrange & Sip

Taft's Ale House
1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jul 16, 2019

Taft's Succulent Arrange & Sip

Taft's Ale House
1429 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Taft's is working with The Flower Lady again to host another one of their popular succulent classes! Learn how to create a trendy arrangement in a Taft's pint glasses and take yours home!   In addition to the class, your ticket gets you a free welcome beer, plus $1 off...

Taft's is working with The Flower Lady again to host another one of their popular succulent classes! Learn how to create a trendy arrangement in a Taft's pint glasses and take yours home!   In addition to the class, your ticket gets you a free welcome beer, plus $1 off...

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Deerfield Towne Center
5503 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Jul 31, 2019

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series

Deerfield Towne Center
5503 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, OH 45040

North

Soak up summer at Deerfield Towne Center's Kid Friendly Concerts!   Enjoy the outdoors with live music, great shopping, amazing restaurants and family and friends. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and meet us in The Grove! Our Kids Concert Series will be held from...

Soak up summer at Deerfield Towne Center's Kid Friendly Concerts!   Enjoy the outdoors with live music, great shopping, amazing restaurants and family and friends. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and meet us in The Grove! Our Kids Concert Series will be held from...

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