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Now through Oct 26, 2019

Scarecrow Row

Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Oct 26, 2019

Scarecrow Row

Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

This fun, fall art attraction features a display of creative scarecrows set along the paths at Otto Armleder Park. Designed by local individuals, businesses and organizations.

This fun, fall art attraction features a display of creative scarecrows set along the paths at Otto Armleder Park. Designed by local individuals, businesses and organizations.

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 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 Jan 12, 2020

Robert Colescott Art and Race Matters

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

Downtown

Now through Jan 12, 2020

Robert Colescott Art and Race Matters

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

Downtown

The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to open our 2019 – 2020 exhibition season with Art and Race Matters, the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott (1925-2009). The exhibition will reveal 85 total...

The Contemporary Arts Center is proud to open our 2019 – 2020 exhibition season with Art and Race Matters, the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott (1925-2009). The exhibition will reveal 85 total...

Now through Feb 07, 2020

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 07, 2020

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

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

Downtown

Destination Moon gives guest the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael...

Destination Moon gives guest the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael...

Now through Oct 31, 2019

Jack-O-Lantern Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Oct 31, 2019

Jack-O-Lantern Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

The Halloween fun features an indoor, no-scare walk-through trick-or-treat maze with kid-friendly ghosts, skeletons, cobwebs and multiple treat stations. The weather is always perfect inside the climate-controlled EnterTRAINment Junction, where visitors are immediately greeted...

The Halloween fun features an indoor, no-scare walk-through trick-or-treat maze with kid-friendly ghosts, skeletons, cobwebs and multiple treat stations. The weather is always perfect inside the climate-controlled EnterTRAINment Junction, where visitors are immediately greeted...

Now through Dec 30, 2019

Pumpkin Blow Event

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Now through Dec 30, 2019

Pumpkin Blow Event

Neusole Glassworks
11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

With help from our professional glassblowers, you will sculpt your own pumpkin from hot molten glass! Everyone must be 5 years or older. Reservations required by phone (513-751-3292). Scheduled in 30 minute increments per person. $40 per person. Payment due upon scheduling....

With help from our professional glassblowers, you will sculpt your own pumpkin from hot molten glass! Everyone must be 5 years or older. Reservations required by phone (513-751-3292). Scheduled in 30 minute increments per person. $40 per person. Payment due upon scheduling....

Now through Feb 17, 2020

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 17, 2020

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

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

Downtown

Relive the first steps and remarkable achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and thousands of people behind the scenes in stunning footage, much of it revealed to the public for the first time. Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm...

Relive the first steps and remarkable achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and thousands of people behind the scenes in stunning footage, much of it revealed to the public for the first time. Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm...

Now through Nov 18, 2019

Weaving the Basics

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

North

Now through Nov 18, 2019

Weaving the Basics

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

North

In this 6-week class, you will explore weaving using line, shape, and texture. Participants will weave samples using basic tapestry techniques. They will create their own frame loom and learn various weaving techniques to make beautiful works to hang on your walls. All levels of...

In this 6-week class, you will explore weaving using line, shape, and texture. Participants will weave samples using basic tapestry techniques. They will create their own frame loom and learn various weaving techniques to make beautiful works to hang on your walls. All levels of...

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 Oct 28, 2019

Cincinnati Sound Chorus Guest Nights

Valley Temple
145 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215

North

Now through Oct 28, 2019

Cincinnati Sound Chorus Guest Nights

Valley Temple
145 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215

North

Cincinnati Sound Chorus is hosting a guest night every Monday in the month of October at 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. for women who love to sing a Capella four-part harmony. Sheet music provided. Parking in rear of building. Enter the back of the building.

Cincinnati Sound Chorus is hosting a guest night every Monday in the month of October at 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. for women who love to sing a Capella four-part harmony. Sheet music provided. Parking in rear of building. Enter the back of the building.

Now through Nov 17, 2019

Cultivars (The Dead Don't Die)

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Nov 17, 2019

Cultivars (The Dead Don't Die)

Weston Art Gallery
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cultivars (The Dead Don’t Die) is composed of scans from 35mm slides taken by the artist’s grandfather between 1967 and 1995 of Wood’s grandmother’s Amaryllis flower specimens. It explores the role of analogue media in the digital age by resurrecting images taken long...

Cultivars (The Dead Don’t Die) is composed of scans from 35mm slides taken by the artist’s grandfather between 1967 and 1995 of Wood’s grandmother’s Amaryllis flower specimens. It explores the role of analogue media in the digital age by resurrecting images taken long...

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

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

Downtown

Now through Apr 12, 2020

Women Breaking Boundaries

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

Downtown

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

A special exhibition that explores the role of women in art and art history at the Cincinnati Art Museum through artworks from the museum’s permanent collection created by female artists from the seventeenth century to today. The cross-departmental selection of 38 artworks...

Oct 22, 2019

STEM in the Garden: Frankenstein's Garden

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Oct 22, 2019

STEM in the Garden: Frankenstein's Garden

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Halloween is just around the corner, and doctors Frankenstein and Munsford have been hard at work in the garden. Explore the world of genetic manipulation and hybridization as we delve into this hot topic. For ages 6–10. 

Halloween is just around the corner, and doctors Frankenstein and Munsford have been hard at work in the garden. Explore the world of genetic manipulation and hybridization as we delve into this hot topic. For ages 6–10. 

Oct 22, 2019 through Oct 26, 2019

No Kid Hungry Week

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 22, 2019 through Oct 26, 2019

No Kid Hungry Week

Metropole
609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join Metropole for dinner October 22nd – 26th as they support No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in the United States. They’ll be offering a 3-course pre-fixe menu by executive chef David Kelsey with a portion of the proceeds benefiting No Kid...

Join Metropole for dinner October 22nd – 26th as they support No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in the United States. They’ll be offering a 3-course pre-fixe menu by executive chef David Kelsey with a portion of the proceeds benefiting No Kid...

Now through Oct 22, 2019

The Neon Workshop

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through Oct 22, 2019

The Neon Workshop

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Neonworks of Cincinnati is at it again offering a hands-on experience tube bending and creating your own neon piece!   Participants will spend the first hours practicing basics such as glass welding, bending, and even twisting glass into shape. The final hour will be...

Neonworks of Cincinnati is at it again offering a hands-on experience tube bending and creating your own neon piece!   Participants will spend the first hours practicing basics such as glass welding, bending, and even twisting glass into shape. The final hour will be...

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.

Oct 22, 2019

Twenty One Pilots- Bandito Tour

U.S. Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 22, 2019

Twenty One Pilots- Bandito Tour

U.S. Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Hear hits songs like "Chlorine", "Heathens", and "Stressed Out" from Grammy Award-winning artist Twenty One Pilots. 

Hear hits songs like "Chlorine", "Heathens", and "Stressed Out" from Grammy Award-winning artist Twenty One Pilots. 

Oct 22, 2019

Boo-zy Pumpkin Carving Party

Hightail
941 Pavilion Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 22, 2019

Boo-zy Pumpkin Carving Party

Hightail
941 Pavilion Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oh my gourd! We're throwing a Boo-zy Pumpkin Carving Party at Hightail Mt. Adams!   Pumpkin and carving kit provided for a $5 addition to your bar tab, or you can bring your own!   Pumpkin designs will be judged at 9pm and the winner will receive a $25...

Oh my gourd! We're throwing a Boo-zy Pumpkin Carving Party at Hightail Mt. Adams!   Pumpkin and carving kit provided for a $5 addition to your bar tab, or you can bring your own!   Pumpkin designs will be judged at 9pm and the winner will receive a $25...

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Hit The Mic Cincy @ Zola's Place

Zola's Place
4 Endicott Street, Cincinnati, OH 45218

North

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Hit The Mic Cincy @ Zola's Place

Zola's Place
4 Endicott Street, Cincinnati, OH 45218

North

Enjoy a family-friendly open mic night of poetry, art, and music with Hit The Mic Cincy @ Zolas's Place, hosted by MoPoetry Phillips. Admission is free. If you would like to hit the mic, it will be a $2.00 suggested donation. Cash only bar is available. Great food can be ordered...

Enjoy a family-friendly open mic night of poetry, art, and music with Hit The Mic Cincy @ Zolas's Place, hosted by MoPoetry Phillips. Admission is free. If you would like to hit the mic, it will be a $2.00 suggested donation. Cash only bar is available. Great food can be ordered...

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

Sex and Education

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

Downtown

Now 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...

Now through Dec 01, 2019

Fearful Symmetry: A Multimedia Installation by Alice Pixley Young

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 01, 2019

Fearful Symmetry: A Multimedia Installation by Alice Pixley Young

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Multimedia artist Alice Pixley Young’s immersive installations bring together a wide range of materials including cut paper, cast glass, ash, and salt, intermingled with video projections, sound, light, and shadow. Her work invokes 19th-century landscape traditions while...

Multimedia artist Alice Pixley Young’s immersive installations bring together a wide range of materials including cut paper, cast glass, ash, and salt, intermingled with video projections, sound, light, and shadow. Her work invokes 19th-century landscape traditions while...

Now through Nov 16, 2019

FotoFocus: AutoUpdate

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41012

South

Now through Nov 16, 2019

FotoFocus: AutoUpdate

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41012

South

FotoFocus is pleased to present its first juried group exhibition, AutoUpdate, and an accompanying day-long symposium, AutoUpdate: Photography in the Electronic Age, in partnership with The Carnegie, Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue. The exhibition and...

FotoFocus is pleased to present its first juried group exhibition, AutoUpdate, and an accompanying day-long symposium, AutoUpdate: Photography in the Electronic Age, in partnership with The Carnegie, Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue. The exhibition and...

Now through Dec 12, 2019

House Party

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 12, 2019

House Party

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Start the weekend early.   Open invite. Crash at Taft's house after work and explore the home. Bring your crew or come solo—there’s something for everyone.They’ll keep the lights on for you!   Escape the hustle. Chill outside under our tent and have a...

Start the weekend early.   Open invite. Crash at Taft's house after work and explore the home. Bring your crew or come solo—there’s something for everyone.They’ll keep the lights on for you!   Escape the hustle. Chill outside under our tent and have a...

Now through Oct 30, 2019

Market Muscles

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 30, 2019

Market Muscles

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Findlay Market is partnering with Cincy State of Being to bring you workouts from the best fitness gurus in the city. Join for a 45-minute class at 5:30pm every Wednesday May-October in The Shed (located in the North parking lot) for unique workouts. The workouts are $10 and...

Findlay Market is partnering with Cincy State of Being to bring you workouts from the best fitness gurus in the city. Join for a 45-minute class at 5:30pm every Wednesday May-October in The Shed (located in the North parking lot) for unique workouts. The workouts are $10 and...

Now through Jan 01, 2020

Wine Wednesday with Old Green Eyes & BBG

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Now through Jan 01, 2020

Wine Wednesday with Old Green Eyes & BBG

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen
4632 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

BrewRiver is offering /2 off on boutique wine choices with the bonus of the best music in town. Old Green Eyes and BBG bringing The Great American Song Book back every Wednesday Night!

BrewRiver is offering /2 off on boutique wine choices with the bonus of the best music in town. Old Green Eyes and BBG bringing The Great American Song Book back every Wednesday Night!

Now through Nov 13, 2019

Writing & Publishing a Novel

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

North

Now through Nov 13, 2019

Writing & Publishing a Novel

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

North

ATTENTION ALL WRITERS: Want to learn how to be a writer and maybe even publish your own book! Greg Peterson, published author, is just the one to learn from!   Greg will host a class at ArtsConnect, on Wednesday nights. Classes run from October 16 - November 20,...

ATTENTION ALL WRITERS: Want to learn how to be a writer and maybe even publish your own book! Greg Peterson, published author, is just the one to learn from!   Greg will host a class at ArtsConnect, on Wednesday nights. Classes run from October 16 - November 20,...

Now through Dec 11, 2019

Bluegrass at Vinoklet Winery

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

Now through Dec 11, 2019

Bluegrass at Vinoklet Winery

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

Join for dinner and an evening of lively bluegrass music at The Vinoklet Winery. Dine on the famous Vinoklet All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs buffet or select one of the other delicious Vinoklet menu items. Music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. Free admission....

Join for dinner and an evening of lively bluegrass music at The Vinoklet Winery. Dine on the famous Vinoklet All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs buffet or select one of the other delicious Vinoklet menu items. Music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. Free admission....

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