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Jan 18, 2020 through Mar 08, 2020

Bloom and Grow

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Jan 18, 2020 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 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...

Feb 06, 2020 through Feb 09, 2020

The Friends' Winter Used Book Sale

The Used Book Store at the Warehouse
8456 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216

North

Feb 06, 2020 through Feb 09, 2020

The Friends' Winter Used Book Sale

The Used Book Store at the Warehouse
8456 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216

North

Bargains are standard fare at the Used Book Store at the Warehouse, bet get ready to save even more at the Friends’ Winter Book Sale! Look forward to browsing thousands of additional books brought out for this event. Many items will be event-priced, and we’ll roll out...

Bargains are standard fare at the Used Book Store at the Warehouse, bet get ready to save even more at the Friends’ Winter Book Sale! Look forward to browsing thousands of additional books brought out for this event. Many items will be event-priced, and we’ll roll out...

Now through Feb 29, 2020

Everything Thomas

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Feb 29, 2020

Everything Thomas

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Enjoy a celebration of Thomas the Train with Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts. Enjoy the kid’s train ride PLUS see all of the Thomas & Friends merchandise!

Enjoy a celebration of Thomas the Train with Thomas-themed train layouts, videos, scavenger hunt, coloring and crafts. Enjoy the kid’s train ride PLUS see all of the Thomas & Friends merchandise!

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Cincinnati Auto Expo

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

Downtown

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Cincinnati Auto Expo

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

Downtown

As Greater Cincinnati’s premier automotive industry event, the Expo showcases the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and hybrids on the market today. Knowledgeable product specialists and dealer representatives will be there to answer all your questions and show you...

As Greater Cincinnati’s premier automotive industry event, the Expo showcases the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and hybrids on the market today. Knowledgeable product specialists and dealer representatives will be there to answer all your questions and show you...

Feb 08, 2020

Galentine's Day: Beers & Brunch

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

Feb 08, 2020

Galentine's Day: Beers & Brunch

Braxton Brewing Co.
27 W. Seventh St., Covington, KY 41011

South

"Galentine's day is only the best day of the year. Every February my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style." –Leslie Knope   We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Get your brunch on at our...

"Galentine's day is only the best day of the year. Every February my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style." –Leslie Knope   We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Get your brunch on at our...

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 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...

Feb 08, 2020

Galentine's Day at Streetside

Streetside Brewery
4003 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Feb 08, 2020

Galentine's Day at Streetside

Streetside Brewery
4003 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Come join us for a Girls Day out and celebrate Galentines Day at Streetside Brewery! We will have a Cupcake Bar from 3 Sweet Girls Cakery (ticketed-link below!) and a Make your own bouquet bar from Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck!   Street Chef Brigade will be serving up...

Come join us for a Girls Day out and celebrate Galentines Day at Streetside Brewery! We will have a Cupcake Bar from 3 Sweet Girls Cakery (ticketed-link below!) and a Make your own bouquet bar from Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck!   Street Chef Brigade will be serving up...

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Big Cheese Festival

Jungle Jim's International Market Fairfield
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014

North

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Big Cheese Festival

Jungle Jim's International Market Fairfield
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014

North

Cheese makers from all over the country offering samples of best cheeses with everything from mozzarellas, cheddars and goudas to more rare and artisan-based varieties.

Cheese makers from all over the country offering samples of best cheeses with everything from mozzarellas, cheddars and goudas to more rare and artisan-based varieties.

Feb 01, 2020 through Mar 08, 2020

americUS

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Feb 01, 2020 through Mar 08, 2020

americUS

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Uptown

Universes is an award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble that breaks traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of storytelling. Fusing theatre, poetry, dance, jazz, hip-hop and down-home blues, Universes will create a compelling portrait of contemporary...

Universes is an award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble that breaks traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of storytelling. Fusing theatre, poetry, dance, jazz, hip-hop and down-home blues, Universes will create a compelling portrait of contemporary...

Now through May 11, 2020

Black Bag Bingo

Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center
121 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Now through May 11, 2020

Black Bag Bingo

Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center
121 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

North

Looking for a Fun Night Out with your Girlfriends??? Play for a chance to win designer handbags: Coach, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Michael Kors and more. One deck of 20 bingo sheets is included with admission but bring cash because you can purchase additional decks, raffle tickets...

Looking for a Fun Night Out with your Girlfriends??? Play for a chance to win designer handbags: Coach, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Michael Kors and more. One deck of 20 bingo sheets is included with admission but bring cash because you can purchase additional decks, raffle tickets...

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 Feb 29, 2020

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E. Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011

South

Now through Feb 29, 2020

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E. Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011

South

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and...

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The criminal is lurking somewhere in the room, and...

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 15, 2020

Check Please & Check Please: Take 2 Valentine's Dinner Theatre Event

The Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

North

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 15, 2020

Check Please & Check Please: Take 2 Valentine's Dinner Theatre Event

The Liberty Exhibition Hall
3938 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223

North

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the...

Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother's bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the...

Now through Feb 15, 2020

Wild Side of Love- Valentine's DInner

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

Uptown

Now through Feb 15, 2020

Wild Side of Love- Valentine's DInner

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

Uptown

Spend your Valentine’s Day at the sexiest Zoo in America! Love is in the air this year at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.  Where else can you experience close up animal encounters and enjoy a romantic meal with a complimentary champagne toast while cozied up...

Spend your Valentine’s Day at the sexiest Zoo in America! Love is in the air this year at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.  Where else can you experience close up animal encounters and enjoy a romantic meal with a complimentary champagne toast while cozied up...

Now through Mar 14, 2020

Great Parks Mystery Dinner Series

Winton Woods
1515 West Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Now through Mar 14, 2020

Great Parks Mystery Dinner Series

Winton Woods
1515 West Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240

North

Beware! There are vampires among us. Will bad blood disrupt this secret ceremony of initiation? Enjoy an evening of adult humor and fun at a mystery dinner. Advance ticket purchase is required. For ages 18 and up.

Beware! There are vampires among us. Will bad blood disrupt this secret ceremony of initiation? Enjoy an evening of adult humor and fun at a mystery dinner. Advance ticket purchase is required. For ages 18 and up.

Feb 08, 2020

Chocolate, Champagne, and Candlelight

Raffel's Banquet Hall
10160 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241

North

Feb 08, 2020

Chocolate, Champagne, and Candlelight

Raffel's Banquet Hall
10160 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241

North

Our 2020 Chocolate, Champagne, and Candlelight event will have a Roaring 20s theme! Enjoy an enchanted evening of live music, dancing, silent auctions, raffles, and more! Indulge in the chocolate buffet and hors d’oeuvres! Raffle items include: Hearth Cooked Dinner, Escape the...

Our 2020 Chocolate, Champagne, and Candlelight event will have a Roaring 20s theme! Enjoy an enchanted evening of live music, dancing, silent auctions, raffles, and more! Indulge in the chocolate buffet and hors d’oeuvres! Raffle items include: Hearth Cooked Dinner, Escape the...

Feb 08, 2020

Ben Bailey

Bogart's
2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Feb 08, 2020

Ben Bailey

Bogart's
2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Get your laugh on with comedian Ben Bailey.

Get your laugh on with comedian Ben Bailey.

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....

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Play of Light: Ravel's Enchantment

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 07, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Play of Light: Ravel's Enchantment

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination.   - Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as "the child" in L’Enfant.   - This fully staged...

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination.   - Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as "the child" in L’Enfant.   - This fully staged...

Jan 26, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Butterfly & Moth Pinning Workshop

Hail Dark Aesthetics
720 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

South

Jan 26, 2020 through Feb 08, 2020

Butterfly & Moth Pinning Workshop

Hail Dark Aesthetics
720 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011

South

These delicate critters can seem like a daunting challenge for a first timer, but with a little knowledge and a guiding hand, you will be able to start collecting specimens and mounting them yourself!   We will talk about several preservation methods and also different...

These delicate critters can seem like a daunting challenge for a first timer, but with a little knowledge and a guiding hand, you will be able to start collecting specimens and mounting them yourself!   We will talk about several preservation methods and also different...

Feb 08, 2020

Blair Nash

Red Rose Jems Pizzeria
5915 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

Feb 08, 2020

Blair Nash

Red Rose Jems Pizzeria
5915 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224

North

SpokenWordSoul is back like love and new venues! On Saturday, February 8th, at 8p, we are in a new venue and celebrating the good, bad, ugly and beauty of LOVE! Join us as heavily followed Author, Relationship Strategist, Life Coach and Matchmaker, Blair Nash takes the stage!...

SpokenWordSoul is back like love and new venues! On Saturday, February 8th, at 8p, we are in a new venue and celebrating the good, bad, ugly and beauty of LOVE! Join us as heavily followed Author, Relationship Strategist, Life Coach and Matchmaker, Blair Nash takes the stage!...

Now through Dec 26, 2020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Now through Dec 26, 2020

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Uptown

Enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast, The Denton Affair. Audience participation is encouraged! Feel free to dress up and purchase a prop bag to get the full Rocky Horror experience. FILM IS RATED R. NOBODY UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT OR LEGAL...

Enjoy the cult classic film with a live shadowcast, The Denton Affair. Audience participation is encouraged! Feel free to dress up and purchase a prop bag to get the full Rocky Horror experience. FILM IS RATED R. NOBODY UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT OR LEGAL...

Feb 09, 2020

Fight For Air Climb

Carew Tower Observation Deck
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 09, 2020

Fight For Air Climb

Carew Tower Observation Deck
441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

This year will be the Cincinnati Fight For Air Climb's 15th year. Step up and make a positive impact for lung health by participating in a Fight For Air Climb event. Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 45...

This year will be the Cincinnati Fight For Air Climb's 15th year. Step up and make a positive impact for lung health by participating in a Fight For Air Climb event. Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 45...

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 Feb 09, 2020

Brunch.Art.Music

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

Uptown

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Brunch.Art.Music

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

Uptown

Brunch.Art.Music Sunday, February 9, 12:00–1:00 p.m.  Musical performance is free. Food must be purchased separately.    Join us every second Sunday of the month for music in the Great Hall from 12:00 – 1:00.    Visitors will be invited to...

Brunch.Art.Music Sunday, February 9, 12:00–1:00 p.m.  Musical performance is free. Food must be purchased separately.    Join us every second Sunday of the month for music in the Great Hall from 12:00 – 1:00.    Visitors will be invited to...

Feb 09, 2020

CSo Youth Orchestra- The War of the Romantics

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Feb 09, 2020

CSo Youth Orchestra- The War of the Romantics

Music Hall
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Exploring the masters from both sides of the great schism in the German symphonic tradition. Music from the Neudeutsche Schule to the Conservatoire

Exploring the masters from both sides of the great schism in the German symphonic tradition. Music from the Neudeutsche Schule to the Conservatoire

Feb 09, 2020

Stuart Little – Second Sunday Family Showtime

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

Uptown

Feb 09, 2020

Stuart Little – Second Sunday Family Showtime

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

Uptown

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Stuart Little" is presented by Playhouse in the Park:   Stuart Little is a lovable mouse whose adventures vividly come to life...

Join Clifton Cultural Arts Center for their monthly family performance series, Second Sunday Family Showtime! This month's performance of "Stuart Little" is presented by Playhouse in the Park:   Stuart Little is a lovable mouse whose adventures vividly come to life...

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Bogart's
2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Now through Feb 09, 2020

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Bogart's
2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and...

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and...

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