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Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving at Coppin's

Coppin's Restaurant and Bar
683 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41017

South

Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving at Coppin's

Coppin's Restaurant and Bar
683 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41017

South

Enjoy a delicious spread of Thanksgiving classics and beyond. Bring family and friends, and let Coppin's do the cooking and entertaining!  Call for reservations today! 48-hour cancellation policy

Enjoy a delicious spread of Thanksgiving classics and beyond. Bring family and friends, and let Coppin's do the cooking and entertaining!  Call for reservations today! 48-hour cancellation policy

Now through Dec 20, 2019

​Kevin Harris' FOOTPRINTS: A Retrospective of Explorations of the Landscape in Printmaking

Harmon Museum
105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through Dec 20, 2019

​Kevin Harris' FOOTPRINTS: A Retrospective of Explorations of the Landscape in Printmaking

Harmon Museum
105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Footprints is a retrospective of over 30 years of work by Kevin Harris ranging from woodcuts to digital prints, combining traditional methods and contemporary technology. The exhibition is a record of Kevin’s observations of his familiar surroundings as well as a visual log of...

Footprints is a retrospective of over 30 years of work by Kevin Harris ranging from woodcuts to digital prints, combining traditional methods and contemporary technology. The exhibition is a record of Kevin’s observations of his familiar surroundings as well as a visual log of...

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops at the Cincinnati Mall
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops at the Cincinnati Mall
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event. The magic returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Cabela's
7250 Cabela Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Cabela's
7250 Cabela Drive, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate free family Christmas event returning to Cabela’s this holiday season. Cincinnati-area families are invited to enjoy this enchanting Christmas village offering FREE 4x6 studio-quality photos with Santa and free family holiday activities...

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 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...

Nov 22, 2019 through Mar 01, 2020

Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies

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

Downtown

Nov 22, 2019 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...

Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go with The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go with The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Take the pressure off the Chef in your family, freeing up time for you to relax and enjoy the holiday season. The Phoenix's culinary team will create your entire feast making the most important meal of the year feel effortless.   Call (513) 721-8901 between 9 a.m. and 5...

Take the pressure off the Chef in your family, freeing up time for you to relax and enjoy the holiday season. The Phoenix's culinary team will create your entire feast making the most important meal of the year feel effortless.   Call (513) 721-8901 between 9 a.m. and 5...

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...

Nov 24, 2019 through Mar 13, 2020

Superpower Dogs

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

Downtown

Nov 24, 2019 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 Jan 19, 2020

Treasures of the Spanish World

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

Uptown

Now through Jan 19, 2020

Treasures of the Spanish World

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

Uptown

The exhibition tells a rich story of the cultures of Spain across the past three millennia, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. With over 200 works of art and historical documents, the highlights of the Hispanic Society of...

The exhibition tells a rich story of the cultures of Spain across the past three millennia, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish colonies. With over 200 works of art and historical documents, the highlights of the Hispanic Society of...

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...

Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Phoenix

The Phoenix
812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

The holiday season is almost upon us, and The Phoenix culinary team is busy preparing a feast for you! From classic turkey options to slow-roasted prime rib, The Phoenix's Thanksgiving Day buffet will have something for everyone.   Reservations are required and can be...

The holiday season is almost upon us, and The Phoenix culinary team is busy preparing a feast for you! From classic turkey options to slow-roasted prime rib, The Phoenix's Thanksgiving Day buffet will have something for everyone.   Reservations are required and can be...

Now through Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Cruises

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Cruises

BB Riverboats
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Cincinnati's River Tradition and treat yourself to a traditional holiday feast with all the trimmings but without all the work.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Cincinnati's River Tradition and treat yourself to a traditional holiday feast with all the trimmings but without all the work.

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 Dec 31, 2019

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Now through Dec 31, 2019

Holiday in Lights

Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

North

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays,...

Holiday in Lights, produced by The Alleen Company, is an affordable outdoor light display at Sharon Woods, a Great Park of Hamilton County, viewed by guests from the comfort of their own vehicle. Holiday in Lights is built with over 1 million lights and over 250 light displays,...

Now through Jan 05, 2020

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Now through Jan 05, 2020

Christmas Nights of Lights

Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

East

Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! In the warmth of your own car, you can sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of...

Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights! In the warmth of your own car, you can sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to each holiday display. Christmas Nights of...

Nov 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Classic

Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course
8801 Mount Hope Road, Harrison, OH 45030

North

Nov 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Classic

Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course
8801 Mount Hope Road, Harrison, OH 45030

North

Enjoy the holiday with family and friends in this four-player modified scramble. Teams play from all four sets of tee markers with challenging pin placements. Entry fee includes golf, carts, coffee, juice, tee gift, contests, skins game and individual shootout. Registration and...

Enjoy the holiday with family and friends in this four-player modified scramble. Teams play from all four sets of tee markers with challenging pin placements. Entry fee includes golf, carts, coffee, juice, tee gift, contests, skins game and individual shootout. Registration and...

Nov 29, 2019

Opt Outside: Pioneer Fun & Games

Shawnee Lookout
2008 Lawrenceburg Road, North Bend, OH 45052

West

Nov 29, 2019

Opt Outside: Pioneer Fun & Games

Shawnee Lookout
2008 Lawrenceburg Road, North Bend, OH 45052

West

Jump and skip with stilts and hoops as you join forces with pioneer students, who are trying to skirt the wrath of schoolmaster Dooley. Use your wit to avoid lessons and revel in the tomfoolery of frontier fun and games! 

Jump and skip with stilts and hoops as you join forces with pioneer students, who are trying to skirt the wrath of schoolmaster Dooley. Use your wit to avoid lessons and revel in the tomfoolery of frontier fun and games! 

Now through Dec 01, 2019

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

South

Now through Dec 01, 2019

Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

South

The 42nd annual Winterfair, a juried fair of fine art and fine craft by nearly 250 artists from across the country, features fine jewelry, functional pottery, blown glass, wearable art, sculpture, painting, photography and more.

The 42nd annual Winterfair, a juried fair of fine art and fine craft by nearly 250 artists from across the country, features fine jewelry, functional pottery, blown glass, wearable art, sculpture, painting, photography and more.

Now through Nov 29, 2019

Acoustic Lunches

Piatt Park
100 Garfield Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Nov 29, 2019

Acoustic Lunches

Piatt Park
100 Garfield Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend your lunch-hour during the week?  Join on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm at Piatt Park for the Acoustic Lunch Series.    Special Offers:  Order your lunch from Papa Johns on 7th Street and get 30%...

Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend your lunch-hour during the week?  Join on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm at Piatt Park for the Acoustic Lunch Series.    Special Offers:  Order your lunch from Papa Johns on 7th Street and get 30%...

Nov 23, 2019 through Dec 29, 2019

Christmas at Glendower Tours

Glendower Historic Mansion
105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Nov 23, 2019 through Dec 29, 2019

Christmas at Glendower Tours

Glendower Historic Mansion
105 Cincinnati Avenue, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Come see Lebanon's historic Glendower Mansion artfully adorned for the season. The charming touch the interior-designers created in the halls of this elegant estate will leave you warm and ready for the holidays.

Come see Lebanon's historic Glendower Mansion artfully adorned for the season. The charming touch the interior-designers created in the halls of this elegant estate will leave you warm and ready for the holidays.

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 23, 2019

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's Santa at Carew Tower

Carew Tower
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Stop by the letter writing station and drop your letter into the Macy’s Believe mailbox that goes straight to Santa at the North...

Bring your own camera for photos with downtown’s only Santa in a festive North Pole setting on the 1st floor of the Carew Tower Arcade.  Stop by the letter writing station and drop your letter into the Macy’s Believe mailbox that goes straight to Santa at the North...

Nov 29, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

Winter Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 29, 2019 through Dec 22, 2019

Winter Market

Fountain Square
Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This holiday season, we’re bringing a festive shopping experience to the heart of Cincinnati. The Winter Market at Fountain Square will feature regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts! You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. Vendor list...

This holiday season, we’re bringing a festive shopping experience to the heart of Cincinnati. The Winter Market at Fountain Square will feature regional artisans and crafters in newly designed huts! You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. Vendor list...

Nov 29, 2019 through Dec 12, 2019

Antique Christmas Tour

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

Downtown

Nov 29, 2019 through Dec 12, 2019

Antique Christmas Tour

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

Downtown

Take a closer look at the ornaments and decorations of Antique Christmas with Kathy and Stewart “Greg” Gregory, lenders to the exhibition.

Take a closer look at the ornaments and decorations of Antique Christmas with Kathy and Stewart “Greg” Gregory, lenders to the exhibition.

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino
777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040

West

Now through Dec 24, 2019

Christmas Casino at Rising Star Casino

Rising Star Casino
777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040

West

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves return for one-of-a-kind holiday season experience with live reindeer 20-foot Christmas tree, Christmas Market Village and more.

Nov 29, 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve & Other Stories

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Nov 29, 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve & Other Stories

Heritage Bank Center
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically- acclaimed progressive rock group   “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene,...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically- acclaimed progressive rock group   “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene,...

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...

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