Know Theatre is thrilled to introduce a new addition to the Jackson Street Market, Artist Supper Club! At each of these quarterly dinners, Know Theatre and Jackson Street Market will award small community-sourced grants to support individual artist projects and initiatives that help create, build, or strengthen our Greater Cincinnati community. These events take place on June 23, Sept. 15 & Dec. 15. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami University Art Museum commemorates its 35th anniversary with an exhibit highlighting 35 of the most significant works from the museum’s collection of approximately 17,000 works of art. Opens concurrently with Distributing Knowledge: The Printed Image and Pure Abstraction. Free and open to the public. More info: MiamiOH.edu/Art-Museum.
Young singers from Clermont County, Butler County, West Side, Blue Ash, Oxford, Northern Kentucky, Clinton County, Lebanon, West End, Fairfield, and Finneytown will have the opportunity to sing, learn, and perform in a children’s choir program beginning in October. Cincinnati Children’s Choir programs are non-competitive and focus on artistry, arts education, building community, and self-esteem. More info: Jim Waddle, 513-446-9508, email email@example.com, or cincinnatichoir.org.
Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum, has more than seventy-five objects from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chinese and Japanese art collection, most never on display before, will enlighten the visitor on the principles of Daoism.
Taming the Elements: Contemporary Japanese Prints and Ceramics, showcases approximately forty pieces and combines modern and contemporary Japanese prints from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection. More info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org
FREE for Art Museum Members; $10 for non-member guests
The National Undergound Railroad welcomes everyone to their And Still We Rise event, where you will see 85 story quilts handcrafted by an international group of artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network. Which contain 400 years of African American history. Tour prices: $10 Adults & $6.50 Students (K-12) with an advance reservation of 15 or more. More info: freedomcenter.org
Discover a treasure trove of Christmas-themed magazine covers and calendars from the era during which the Tafts lived in the historic house: 1873 – 1931.
Escape into Christmas as it used to be with fantastic collections of vintage ornaments and decor. This year’s exhibition features new and unique displays: a Civil War-era Christmas tree; an arrangement of Noah’s Ark and animal toys; a German Nativity pyramid from 1890; an entire tree trimmed in cats and dogs, and another decked only with pink ornaments; a 1950s Christmas display; and a group of rare, vintage dolls from the turn of the twentieth century. More info: taftmuseum.org
The three-man Reduced Shakespeare Company offers its ninth show. The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) is a 90-minute "history" lesson on what makes people laugh—from cavemen "Rock Rock" jokes to modern-day humor. More info: cincyplay.com or 513-421-3888.
The Krohn Conservatory invites you to a new interactive train display, A Cincinnati Scenic Railway where, visitors can control parts of the garden railway display! The show features many iconic Cincinnati landmarks such as the Taft Museum, Union Terminal, Eden Park Springhouse and new features this year -the Tyler Davidson Fountain and a river steamboat. Admissions: Adults - $7, Children - $4, Children 4 and under are free. More info: cincinnatiparks.com/krohn
Visitors are encouraged to write their wishes for the New Year on colorful pieces of paper that will be placed in glass vials on the Tree of Life, a new seasonal exhibit, created by local artist Matt Kotlarczyk. On New Year's Day the vials will be removed and delivered to Eden Park for a special ceremony where the papers will be burned and smoke released into the clouds. The ashes will be used to fertilize a new tree to be planted in the spring of 2014 on the grounds of the Museum. More info: 513-639-2995 or visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
In the wake of a shipwreck, Lady Viola washes up on the shores of Ilyria, penniless and alone. Disguising herself as a boy, she procures employment delivering love letters from the amorous Duke Orsino to the object of his infatuation, the aloof Lady Olivia. Things get sticky when Viola herself falls for the lovesick Duke, then stickier still when Lady Olivia falls for the disguised Viola. Add into the mix a drunken uncle, a prudish steward and a wise-cracking fool, and you’ve got a knot only time can untangle. Enjoy a traditional Elizabethan staging of this classic Shakespearean gender-bender. Tickets: $31 - $35. More info: 513-381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com.
It is 1899 and the mysterious, brilliant, mathematically precise Englishman Phileas Fogg has wagered his considerable fortune that the world can now be circumnavigated in 80 days. Jumping between trains and steamships, even employing an elephant, this magical family-friendly adventure leads Fogg to discover a wider world as well as his own heart in this swashbuckling musical retelling of Jules Verne's classic tale. Tickets: $38 and up. More info: www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
Lose yourself in the lush imagery that remains evergreen in the hearts of all who know the stories of battles between toy soldiers and the Mouse King; the enchanted forest wonderland of the Land of Snow; the stunning Pas de Deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier; and of course, Clara’s Christmas morning reunion with her beloved Nutcracker. Tickets and more info: www.scpak12.org.
Be part of the nation's largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis. Wear a holiday-themed costume and tie jingle bells to your shoes for this chip-timed event. Registration fee: $35. More info: 513-399-8091 or JingleBellRunGreaterCincinnati.kintera.org.
An open house holiday event with Santa! Families are welcome to stop by to take a picture with Santa and leave a gift or gift card in exchange. More info: thedragonflyfoundation.org
All of your favorite Beloved Holiday Classics crammed into 90 minutes of high octane jollity and frivolity. Three actors (with the help of a slightly tipsy Santa) send up everything from Dickens to Dr. Suess in this ever-evolving CSC holiday favorite. Back for an eighth straight year! Tickets: $31 - $35. More info: 513-381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com.
Westshore Pizza will be donating 15% of the day's sales receipts to The Dragonfly Foundation! More info: thedragonflyfoundation.org
The CCO announces the Return of the Kings to Cincinnati, just in time for Christmas during the 40th season. Last year’s inaugural production of Amahl and The Night Visitors, with Madcap's larger-than-life puppets, soloists, Pones Inc. dancers, and Xavier Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble attracted sold-out crowds. More info: ccocincinnati.org.
Stunning sets, fabulous costumes and Tchaikovsky's melodious score, played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, bring the beloved story of Clara and her nutcracker doll to life. Single tickets start at $32. Prices subject to change. Meet the Artists will take place at 6:30 pm on December 20. More info: cballet.org.
This magnificent holiday tradition is likely the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season with its roots in Oxford, England, circa 1340. Christ Church was granted rights to perform the festival in 1940. Ticket distribution: December 14 from 8:30 – 10 am in the Christ Church cathedral. Adults 18 years or older may obtain, in person, two tickets per request. Admission is free; donations are accepted following each service. More info: 513-621-BOAR or boarsheadfestival.com.
View and compare hundreds of the newest boats and RVs, plus hundreds of booths showcasing the latest outdoor gear, gadgets, and destinations. Offers daily educational seminars, Rockin’ Rollin’ Bubbles, stand-up paddleboarding and lots of family fun. More info: louisvilleboatrvshow.com.
Continuing the 40th anniversary season, the Exhale Dance Tribe joins the CCO with a program featuring music by György Ligeti, J.S. Bach, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Aaron Jay Kernis. Cutting-edge movement meets masterful music. More info: ccocincinnati.org.
Meet Billy, the deaf son of a fiercely outspoken family obsessed with self-expression. He has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. However, when he finds a new family in the deaf community, tensions reach an all-time high. With excoriating dialogue and sharp, compassionate insights, this is a savage, funny look at family dynamics, belonging and the limitations of communication. Tickets: $38 and up. More info: www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
“Story Theatre” was developed from actual Fairy Tales selected from the famous work Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and utilizes transformation, song, and dance to tell these classic stories. Tickets and more info: www.scpak12.org.
Enjoy a weekend of blues with 25 of the best local blues bands plus headliners Tinsley Ellis and Janiva Magness presented by the Cincy Blues Society. The event offers three stages and great food. Tickets: $20 per night/$35 for the weekend. More info: cincyblues.org/winter.
This world premiere ballet is based on the legendary tale of King Arthur's Camelot. The brand-new work includes costumes by Sandra Woodall, an original musical composition by John Estacio, and sets by Joe Tilford. More info: cballet.org.
The American Lung Association in Ohio hosts the Fight For Air Climb. Participants will climb the 45 stories to reach the top of the Carew Tower to raise awareness and money to support local education programs, research, and advocacy. Novice and expert athletes are welcome to climb. Current and volunteer firefighters are encouraged to join the Firefighter Challenge. More info: ClimbtheCarew.org or 513-985-3990.
Escape the chills of March for an evening infused with high-intensity Latin music and hot rhythms that will have you dancing in the aisles. The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (upstairs) and salsa band Tropicoso (downstairs) help the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra turn up the heat—in concert and on the dance floor. Enjoy Latin-infused music, food, drinks, and dancing. Gala tickets priced separately. More details to be announced. More info: ccocincinnati.org.
On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader's assassination. Tickets: $38 and up. More info: www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
The excitement and variety you’ve come to expect from the many classics of Neil Simon, such as “The Odd Couple,” “Rumors,” and “Broadway Bound,” are all here and will leave audiences crying with laughter throughout the show. “The Good Doctor” is a collection of scenes written in the style of Chekhovian comedy, whose one connecting thread is the character of “The Writer” – a character that Simon hints is actually Anton Chekov. Tickets and more info: www.scpak12.org.
In collaboration with BalletMet Columbus Cincinnati Ballet brings you Balanchine's famous Symphony in C. Audiences will also have the chance to see crowd favorite Boléro, performed by Cincinnati Ballet and a piece TBD, performed by BalletMet Columbus dancers.
Returning for the third time to Cincinnati Ballet by popular demand, Boléro is the most famous of composer Maurice Ravel’s works. Choreographed by Morgan, Boléro builds musically upon a steady drum line, with solitary, seductive instrumentation taking the spotlight. Admission: Starting from $32. More info: cballet.org
Cincinnati Ballet digs into our own treasure chest of ballet and storybook classics to bring you delightful favorites featuring our CBII Company that are sure to make you laugh, smile and get you moving. Ballet Toybox is a great way to introduce children to the joy of dance and experience the arts with the whole family. Admissions: $20 per ticket. More info: cballet.org
Delightful music and romantic story elements come together in beautiful fashion in Saint-George and Gautier’s ballet classic. The show offers incredible dramatic moments, as characters dance all night in the name of love. See a story of unrequited affection, as dance brings the exciting plot to life; don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most loved ballets at SCPA. Tickets and more info: www.scpak12.org.
Hometown heroes Over the Rhine bring their patented brand of passion to Cincinnati Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season finale, Cincinnati Ballet & Over the Rhine Live. More info: cballet.org
Living life as a “Big Guy” is one obstacle, but imagine carrying one hundred extra pounds and getting work based seventy percent off of your appearance. Welcome to the life of Raymond McAnally, an actor who’s weighed over 280 pounds since he was 18 years old. Working in a profession that forces his body issues to take center stage, he’s learned how size matters, and how it doesn’t. Based on true events, this heartfelt comedy will resonate with anyone who’s ever wrestled with body issues and self-confidence. Tickets: $38 and up. More info: www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
The annual Salute to Career Women of Achievement Luncheon is attended by 2,000 of the city’s most prominent and successful business leaders and is the largest annual fundraiser for the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. The event celebrates 35 years of being an affirmation to the success women are achieving throughout the Cincinnati business community and beyond. More info: ywcacincinnati.org.
The afternoon's performance features operatic arias and instrumental music by Verdi, Rossini, and Bellini. Cincinnati opera darling Sarah Coburn returns, following her acclaimed performance in 2013’s Der Rosenkavalier at Cincinnati Opera. More info: ccocincinnati.org.
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