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Now through Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 20, 2020

Treasures of the Lloyd Exhibition

Lloyd Library and Museum
917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County,...

Now through Apr 05, 2020

Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Apr 05, 2020

Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past. Yet human trafficking persists and prospers in the world today, including right here in the United States. Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor is a multi-media art installation that aims to educate visitors...

Slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past. Yet human trafficking persists and prospers in the world today, including right here in the United States. Motel X: Human Trafficking Along the I-75 Corridor is a multi-media art installation that aims to educate visitors...

Now through Mar 08, 2020

Bloom and Grow

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Now through Mar 08, 2020

Bloom and Grow

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical...

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical...

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 Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

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

Downtown

Now through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

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

Downtown

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies is a direct response to Samuel Beckett’s play Happy Days (1961), which sees a woman buried up to her neck in the ground. Under the blazing sun, Winnie is anchored in a mound of sand, her belongings gathered in a black bag. She...

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

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

Downtown

Now through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

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

Downtown

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around...

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...

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 Jan 26, 2020

Ford 63rd Annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Ford 63rd Annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Ford 63rd Annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show, now produced by Renfro Productions – the most trusted name in the Sport Show industry, brings the great outdoors indoors at the Duke Energy Center January 17 – 19 & 22 – 26, 2020. ...

The Ford 63rd Annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show, now produced by Renfro Productions – the most trusted name in the Sport Show industry, brings the great outdoors indoors at the Duke Energy Center January 17 – 19 & 22 – 26, 2020. ...

Now through Mar 28, 2020

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Now through Mar 28, 2020

Live Racing at Turfway Park

Turfway Park
7500 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042

South

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through the winter. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing and vintage charm at Turfway Park through the winter. Simulcast racing is available daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Now through Jun 18, 2020

Museum on Tap

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

Downtown

Now through Jun 18, 2020

Museum on Tap

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

Downtown

Learning doesn’t have to be dry. So grab a drink and loosen up with friends, local experts and topics that are a little saucy, a little spicy and always fascinating. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum on Tap is a series for those curious learners 21 and up that explores the...

Learning doesn’t have to be dry. So grab a drink and loosen up with friends, local experts and topics that are a little saucy, a little spicy and always fascinating. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum on Tap is a series for those curious learners 21 and up that explores the...

Jan 23, 2020

Bourbon & Bites

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Jan 23, 2020

Bourbon & Bites

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Guests will be welcomed into the museum with a welcome cocktail (or mocktail!). You will then start a tour of the museum where each stop will include a short demonstration by New Riff, a drink to taste, and paired light bites by The Phoenix Catering.   Experience the...

Guests will be welcomed into the museum with a welcome cocktail (or mocktail!). You will then start a tour of the museum where each stop will include a short demonstration by New Riff, a drink to taste, and paired light bites by The Phoenix Catering.   Experience the...

Jan 23, 2020

Trivia Night with Name-That-Tune

MVP Sports Bar & Grille
6923 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

North

Jan 23, 2020

Trivia Night with Name-That-Tune

MVP Sports Bar & Grille
6923 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

North

Trivia questions and name-that-tune music rounds every week. Not too hard, not too easy, just right to make it fun. Payouts to the top 3 teams. Beer, drinks, and food specials. Free to play.

Trivia questions and name-that-tune music rounds every week. Not too hard, not too easy, just right to make it fun. Payouts to the top 3 teams. Beer, drinks, and food specials. Free to play.

Now through Feb 02, 2020

Disney's The Lion King

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 02, 2020

Disney's The Lion King

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

Downtown

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands...

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands...

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Cirque Du Soleil Axel

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Cirque Du Soleil Axel

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds...

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with AXEL, a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds...

Jan 23, 2020

True Theatre: Truesh*t

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 23, 2020

True Theatre: Truesh*t

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Some take it (and some can’t). Some give it (and some couldn’t). Some have shoveled it, are full of it, or have been emptied of it (intentionally or quite by “accident”). One thing is for sure… you do not want to step in it! Yes, we’re talking about “sh*t” and so...

Some take it (and some can’t). Some give it (and some couldn’t). Some have shoveled it, are full of it, or have been emptied of it (intentionally or quite by “accident”). One thing is for sure… you do not want to step in it! Yes, we’re talking about “sh*t” and so...

Now through Feb 08, 2020

In The Night Time (before the sun rises)

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Feb 08, 2020

In The Night Time (before the sun rises)

Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A baby cries. A bottle breaks. A window smashes. In the small hours of the night, a couple try to soothe their screaming infant – but as the hours grow longer, the world becomes elastic around them, and the horrors that scar our planet threaten to crash into the baby’s room....

A baby cries. A bottle breaks. A window smashes. In the small hours of the night, a couple try to soothe their screaming infant – but as the hours grow longer, the world becomes elastic around them, and the horrors that scar our planet threaten to crash into the baby’s room....

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.

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Schubert's The Great

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Schubert's The Great

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Like the final symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler and Dvořák, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring revelation. Guest artist Alban Gerhardt performs a cello concerto written for him and that he premiered at the BBC Proms. By turns frenetic, passionate and ethereal, the...

Like the final symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler and Dvořák, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 is an awe-inspiring revelation. Guest artist Alban Gerhardt performs a cello concerto written for him and that he premiered at the BBC Proms. By turns frenetic, passionate and ethereal, the...

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo

Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 45246

North

Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo, January 17-19 & 24-26, 2020. This annual event held each January at the Sharonville Convention Center serves the Greater Cincinnati area homeowner by bringing together the most knowledgeable remodeling and building experts...

Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo, January 17-19 & 24-26, 2020. This annual event held each January at the Sharonville Convention Center serves the Greater Cincinnati area homeowner by bringing together the most knowledgeable remodeling and building experts...

Now through Jan 24, 2020

Welcome to Cincy!

Igby's
122 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 24, 2020

Welcome to Cincy!

Igby's
122 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

New to Cincinnati?   This event is for you!    Every month, Igby's sis hosting a casual get-together for new arrivals to the 513. (Just settled into the 859? This event is for you, too!)   Why does everyone ask about your high school? What’s the deal...

New to Cincinnati?   This event is for you!    Every month, Igby's sis hosting a casual get-together for new arrivals to the 513. (Just settled into the 859? This event is for you, too!)   Why does everyone ask about your high school? What’s the deal...

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Snow Banks at The Banks

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Snow Banks at The Banks

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

January 18th Snow Banks at the Banks has been canceled.  Snow Banks at The Banks is the “Greatest Show in Snow in Cincinnati” featuring live snow demonstrations by an Academy Award-winning special effects producer including the Frisch’s Big Boy Snow Tube Run, a...

January 18th Snow Banks at the Banks has been canceled.  Snow Banks at The Banks is the “Greatest Show in Snow in Cincinnati” featuring live snow demonstrations by an Academy Award-winning special effects producer including the Frisch’s Big Boy Snow Tube Run, a...

Now through Jan 31, 2020

Friday Night Jams

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Jan 31, 2020

Friday Night Jams

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Skate to the beat during Friday Night Jams November 8-22. Rotating DJs will take over the rink from 8p-10p to get your weekend started. Events at Fountain Square brought to you by Fifth Third Bank.   Admission is $6, skate rental is $4. Amenities include lockers, benches,...

Skate to the beat during Friday Night Jams November 8-22. Rotating DJs will take over the rink from 8p-10p to get your weekend started. Events at Fountain Square brought to you by Fifth Third Bank.   Admission is $6, skate rental is $4. Amenities include lockers, benches,...

Jan 24, 2020

Mozart and the Pocket Groove

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020

Mozart and the Pocket Groove

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

After the premiere of the Quintet, Mozart professed it to be “the best thing I have written in my life.” Beethoven’s Piano Trio sparked a heated and life-long rivalry with pianist Daniel Steibelt, which culminated in musical “duel” between the two composers. With...

After the premiere of the Quintet, Mozart professed it to be “the best thing I have written in my life.” Beethoven’s Piano Trio sparked a heated and life-long rivalry with pianist Daniel Steibelt, which culminated in musical “duel” between the two composers. With...

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41012

South

Now through Jan 26, 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Carnegie
1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41012

South

Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many...

Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many...

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Ronald K Brown/Evidence

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

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020 through Jan 25, 2020

Ronald K Brown/Evidence

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

Downtown

Contemporary Dance Theater will open the 2019-20 season with Ronald K Brown / EVIDENCE (NYC, New York).  The concerts will feature works from Mr. Brown’s 34-year history of choreographing and directing his company.     GRACE, originally created for the...

Contemporary Dance Theater will open the 2019-20 season with Ronald K Brown / EVIDENCE (NYC, New York).  The concerts will feature works from Mr. Brown’s 34-year history of choreographing and directing his company.     GRACE, originally created for the...

Jan 24, 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (SHCO), founded in 1952 in China. It is famous for its harmonious cooperation among the members of orchestra and its excellent mastering of all kinds of works. Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is the first big-scale modern Chinese Orchestra plays an...

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (SHCO), founded in 1952 in China. It is famous for its harmonious cooperation among the members of orchestra and its excellent mastering of all kinds of works. Shanghai Chinese Orchestra is the first big-scale modern Chinese Orchestra plays an...

Jan 24, 2020

Cincinnati Lunar New Year's Eve Concert

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Jan 24, 2020

Cincinnati Lunar New Year's Eve Concert

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The Alliance of Chinese Culture & Arts USA is excited to invite you and your family to 2020 Cincinnati Lunar New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. It is to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Memorial Hall with a dynamic evening of traditional Chinese...

The Alliance of Chinese Culture & Arts USA is excited to invite you and your family to 2020 Cincinnati Lunar New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Shanghai Chinese Orchestra. It is to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Memorial Hall with a dynamic evening of traditional Chinese...

Now through Jan 31, 2020

ComedySportz Cincinnati Friday Night Match

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

Now through Jan 31, 2020

ComedySportz Cincinnati Friday Night Match

Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211

West

It’s a new year and ComedySportz Cincinnati has a new arena! We’ve got the same players, referees and comedy in our new space at the Madcap Education Center. Our two teams, the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine are excited to welcome you to the new field...

It’s a new year and ComedySportz Cincinnati has a new arena! We’ve got the same players, referees and comedy in our new space at the Madcap Education Center. Our two teams, the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine are excited to welcome you to the new field...

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