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Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

Now through Dec 22, 2019

Raiders of the Lost Laughs - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Urban Artifact
1660 Blue Rock St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

West

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, head to Urban Artifact for the Raiders of the Lost Laughs- Stand Up Comedy Open Mic. Comics from varying experiences are welcome to come out and get a set in. Sign ups start at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7pm Everyone who signs up gets 5 minutes (unless...

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 16, 2019 through Dec 23, 2019

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

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

North

Nov 16, 2019 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...

Nov 16, 2019 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

Nov 16, 2019 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 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 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....

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 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...

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 Nov 26, 2019

The Golden Ticket 2019 Juried Artist Exhibition

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Now through Nov 26, 2019

The Golden Ticket 2019 Juried Artist Exhibition

Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s 10th Annual Golden Ticket will feature the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of CCAC. All fine art disciplines were encouraged to apply.   This year’s esteemed jurors are Melvin Grier, award-winning...

Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s 10th Annual Golden Ticket will feature the diverse, talented artists living or working within a 25-mile radius of CCAC. All fine art disciplines were encouraged to apply.   This year’s esteemed jurors are Melvin Grier, award-winning...

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 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 26, 2019

STEM in the Garden: Hidden Colors

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Nov 26, 2019

STEM in the Garden: Hidden Colors

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215

North

Ah fall, birds begin to fly south and animals prepare for winter hibernation. The leaves on trees … hey wait a minute, what happened to the leaves? Join Dr. Munsford as we answer this question. Prepare to get messy as we experiment on the multicolored leaves at Glenwood...

Ah fall, birds begin to fly south and animals prepare for winter hibernation. The leaves on trees … hey wait a minute, what happened to the leaves? Join Dr. Munsford as we answer this question. Prepare to get messy as we experiment on the multicolored leaves at Glenwood...

Nov 26, 2019

Holiday Centerpieces with Eve Floral Co. and Oakley Wines

Oakley Wines
4011 Allston Street, Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

Nov 26, 2019

Holiday Centerpieces with Eve Floral Co. and Oakley Wines

Oakley Wines
4011 Allston Street, Cincinnati, OH 45209

East

On Tuesday, November 26th from 6-8pm join Evelyn from Eve Floral Co. for a fall flower arranging workshop in The Cellar at Oakley Wines. Learn basic floral design with seasonal flowers and foraged foliage while sipping on a flight of wines perfect for the Thanksgiving Day table...

On Tuesday, November 26th from 6-8pm join Evelyn from Eve Floral Co. for a fall flower arranging workshop in The Cellar at Oakley Wines. Learn basic floral design with seasonal flowers and foraged foliage while sipping on a flight of wines perfect for the Thanksgiving Day table...

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 @ Zola'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 @ Zola'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 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 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%...

Now through Nov 27, 2019

Noir November

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Nov 27, 2019

Noir November

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Head to the Esquire Theatre this November for a selection of classic noir films back on the Big Screen! 

Head to the Esquire Theatre this November for a selection of classic noir films back on the Big Screen! 

Nov 27, 2019

Art After Dark: Girl Power

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

Uptown

Nov 27, 2019

Art After Dark: Girl Power

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

Uptown

Who run the world? GIRLS! Join Wednesday, November 27 (the night before Thanksgiving) as we celebrate special exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries and the #PowerofHer. Enjoy live music from female-fronted punk band Leggy, food for purchase, specialty cocktails and docent-led...

Who run the world? GIRLS! Join Wednesday, November 27 (the night before Thanksgiving) as we celebrate special exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries and the #PowerofHer. Enjoy live music from female-fronted punk band Leggy, food for purchase, specialty cocktails and docent-led...

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