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Now through Jun 21, 2020

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Now through Jun 21, 2020

Butterfly Show

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Each spring, thousands of free-flying butterflies flutter among visitors and throughout the tropical landscape inside Krohn Conservatory. This year marks the 25th anniversary and features Butterflies of Bali.

Each spring, thousands of free-flying butterflies flutter among visitors and throughout the tropical landscape inside Krohn Conservatory. This year marks the 25th anniversary and features Butterflies of Bali.

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Now through May 24, 2020

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

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

Uptown

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series reunites for the first time thirty vibrant collages from this renowned series. In 1977, a “Profile” of Bearden by Calvin Tomkins in the New Yorker provoked the artist to reflect upon his childhood and maturity...

Mar 13, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

Mar 13, 2020 through Jun 07, 2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

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

Uptown

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

This dazzling presentation of exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares casts new light on the legacy of Gorham and reflects the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small...

Now through May 31, 2020

Workout on the Green

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 31, 2020

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.

May 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

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

Downtown

May 05, 2020

Carol Burnett

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

Downtown

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

During ‘An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’, Television Legend Carol Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an...

Apr 18, 2020 through May 15, 2020

Photograph 51

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

Downtown

Apr 18, 2020 through May 15, 2020

Photograph 51

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

Downtown

London, 1952. Pioneering British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin’s DNA discovery leads to the Nobel Prize—not for her, but for three men: Francis Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Wilkins. Masterfully weaving the thriller-like twists and tension in the competitive chase...

London, 1952. Pioneering British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin’s DNA discovery leads to the Nobel Prize—not for her, but for three men: Francis Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Wilkins. Masterfully weaving the thriller-like twists and tension in the competitive chase...

Mar 14, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

Mar 14, 2020 through Sep 07, 2020

Maya

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

Downtown

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

A sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world....

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

Now through May 31, 2020

Zoo Babies

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

Uptown

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

Celebrate the newest arrivals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.   No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission!

Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

Now through Jul 06, 2020

Vhils: Haze

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

Downtown

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

The CAC is excited to host an exhibition of Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto (aka Vhils) in Spring 2020. Vhils is renowned for his unusual technique of removing the surface layers of urban walls to create riveting portraits and imagery. Using construction tools like...

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

May 01, 2020 through Aug 23, 2020

Joan Tanner: FLAW

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

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 Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

Now through Aug 05, 2020

Party on the Purple

Purple People Bridge
Access via Newport on the Levee in KY, Newport, KY 41071

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

The parties, which are open to the public, will be held each Wednesday night from 6 to 11 p.m. from April 15 to August 5, 2020 with different live bands taking the stage in the middle of the bridge during the course of the summer. The events will include beer, food trucks, soft...

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Sep 24, 2020

Salsa on the Square

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

P&G’s Salsa On The Square features live local and regional Latin bands specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Latin Jazz. In addition to the live music, local dance instructors host large dance classes teaching basic and intermediate Latin dancing. Great food and cold...

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

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

Downtown

May 07, 2020

Rain- A Tribute to the Beatles

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

Downtown

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

The Best of Abbey Road Live!  In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the Beatles’ greatest hits to life in addition to all of your early favorites.  This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

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.

Now through May 10, 2020

Appalachian Festival

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

Now through May 10, 2020

Appalachian Festival

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

One of the springtime’s most popular family festivals held along the scenic Ohio River at historic Coney Island. The Appalachian Festival is a Mother's Day Weekend tradition that brings Appalachian culture to life. This three-day festival features traditional Appalachian...

One of the springtime’s most popular family festivals held along the scenic Ohio River at historic Coney Island. The Appalachian Festival is a Mother's Day Weekend tradition that brings Appalachian culture to life. This three-day festival features traditional Appalachian...

May 08, 2020 through May 09, 2020

Mozart's Paris

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020 through May 09, 2020

Mozart's Paris

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

A musical tour through the City of Light, and a celebration of Mozart’s unmatched gifts.   - Louis Langrée leads an 18th century program in which music's most urbane and cosmopolitan composer takes on the urbane and cosmopolitan city of Paris, in symphonic form....

A musical tour through the City of Light, and a celebration of Mozart’s unmatched gifts.   - Louis Langrée leads an 18th century program in which music's most urbane and cosmopolitan composer takes on the urbane and cosmopolitan city of Paris, in symphonic form....

Now through May 09, 2020

Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 09, 2020

Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW

Smale Riverfront Park
Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Experience world-class acts curated by The National on two stages. Happening in conjunction with MusicNOW.Headliners include:-The National-Sylvan Esso-Sudan Archives-Patti Smith and Her Band-Of Monsters and Men-Velvet Negroni-and many more!

Experience world-class acts curated by The National on two stages. Happening in conjunction with MusicNOW.Headliners include:-The National-Sylvan Esso-Sudan Archives-Patti Smith and Her Band-Of Monsters and Men-Velvet Negroni-and many more!

May 08, 2020

Five Finger Death Punch

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Five Finger Death Punch

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

With guests Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills. 

With guests Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills. 

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

May 08, 2020

Botanical Florals & Photography Workshop

The Marmalade Lily
9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140

East

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

Join us in creating your own delightful spring centerpiece in the studio barn followed by a photography workshop session with Cathy Lyons of The Photomakery! Learn how to create and capture your work of art! No experience necessary in floral design or photography. All levels...

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

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

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Dada Rafiki

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

Downtown

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

Join internationally respected and award-winning Artist/Poet Annie Ruth as she hosts one of the most inspirational multicultural celebrations of music, dance, spoken word and song in Cincinnati.  She calls it 'Dada Rafiki', which means 'sister-friend' in the Kiswahili...

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

May 08, 2020

Woodwingstock

Campbell County Public Library: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave ., Fort Thomas, KY 41075

South

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra is excited to once again partner with Campbell County Public Library for their Arts & Culture series at the Ft. Thomas/Carrico branch.   There are few cultural touchstones from the baby boomer era that resonate today as much as Woodstock,...

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

Now through May 08, 2020

Signs and Songs

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45225

Uptown

An American music series featuring local bands.

An American music series featuring local bands.

May 08, 2020

Home Free

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

Downtown

May 08, 2020

Home Free

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

Downtown

Dive Bar Saints World Tour

Dive Bar Saints World Tour

Now through May 16, 2020

Weekend Workout

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through May 16, 2020

Weekend Workout

Washington Park
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy a variety of free, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors.

Enjoy a variety of free, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors.

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