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
The Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies team, along with guides from Music Hall, take you behind the scenes of this Cincinnati icon. Experience the theater after hours, learn more about the history of Music Hall and hear firsthand accounts of ghostly sightings by visitors and staff. Tickets: $25 per person. More info: cincinnatiarts.org
Learn more about the life of Solomon Northup, the subject of the Golden Globe-winning film 12 Years a Slave, with this self-guided tour. Seven stations inside the Freedom Center provide historical context for what Northup might have experienced during his time in slavery and the role of abolitionists in helping him to regain his freedom. More info: freedomcenter.org
Spring has come early at Krohn Conservatory. Experience a variety of exotic spring flowers, annuals, and shrubs, mixed with 'avant-garde' style art sculptures made from recycled materials, including a moss-covered chandelier crafted from tomato cages and basket frames. Tickets: $4 adults; $2 ages 5-12; Children ages 1-4 are free. More info: cincinnatiparks.com/krohn
Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft's "The Essential Elijah Pierce" exhibit. See the narrative bas-relief panels that made this 19th century, self-taught wood carver famous. More info: kentuckyarts.org
Experience the life of the late Princess of Wales as this award-winning exhibition makes it's final stop on the world tour that began in 2003. Featuring more than 25 dresses, suits and evening gowns, a collection of family jewels, her breathtaking wedding gown and more, this exhibit is an exciting glimpse into the life and work of the 'People's Princess.' Tickets: $24 Adults; $16 Children; $21 Seniors; $17 Adult Museum Members and $12 Child Museum Members. More info: cincymuseum.org
Experience over seventy master drawings from the Horvitz Collection of Boston, which features works by artists such as Francois Boucher, Charles-Joseph Natoire, Carle Vanloo and other members of the group known as "The Generation of 1700." Tickets: Free admission to exhibit and museum. More info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, presented by Macy's, and featuring the bold work of African American artist, Art Smith, as well as several contemporaries, this exhibit showcases twenty-four gold and silver pieces, as well as sketches, tools and model photos involved in production. Tickets: Free admission to museum and exhibit. More info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Winner of over 50 awards including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, the wildly popular musical, Wicked, is returning to Cincinnati once again. Discover what happened long before Dorothy arrived in Oz, and the unlikely friendship that once existed between the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North. Tickets: $38 and up. More info: cincinnatiarts.org
Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent and anchor of "State of the Nation," will speak on "The White House vs. Capitol Hill" at the Woman's City Club's National Speaker forum and fundraiser. Ticket: $35 for lecture; $10 for students; $135 for lecture and private reception. More info: 513-751-0100 or at womanscityclub.org
Enjoy a one hour concert with the String Quartet as they perform a mix of Irish and Springtime selections. Tickets: $10 for advance series tickets; $15 at door. More info: bakerhunt.org
Atmosphere @ Neusole Glassworks is pleased to present Devyn Baron's "New Works." Enjoy a live demonstration by Baron, followed by a gallery reception. Tickets: Free. More info: neusoleglassworks.com
Enjoy a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, and cocktails, with proceeds benefitting Children, Inc., and their mission to ensure that families do not lose their children when they are facing hard times. Tickets: $100 Individual; $150 Patron; $50 Young Professional (40 years old and younger). More info: childreninc.org
Treat your family to fun, hand-on activities focusing on balloon travel and the properties of air as you discover the National Museum of the Air Force's temporary exhibit about the record breaking, high altitude jump from 128,100 feet above the Earth. Tickets: Free admission to museum and event. More info: nationalmuseum.af
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.
Experience the oldest public planetarium west of the Allegheny Mountains as you learn the stories behind the Zodiac constellations. Tickets: $5 per person. More info: 752-3679
Join WNKU as they welcome the five-time Grammy Award winners that performed side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr during the Civil Rights movement. Experience the Blind Boys of Alabama's unique blend of blues, gospel, country and funk that has entertained crowds everyone from Carnegie Hall to the Today Show. Tickets go on sale February 7th at 10 am, and proceeds from the concert will benefit WNKU. Tickets: $30 per person. More info: WNKU.org or 1-888-428-7311.
This James Bond, 007-themed auction and gourmet dinner marks the seventh year of the Once in a Lifetime Gala, which raises money for pediatric brain cancer research. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, a 400-plus item silent auction, gourmet sit-down dinner, and a live auction. Tickets: $100 each or $800 for a table of eight. Purchase a table of eight and receive one free ticket. More info: thecurestartsnow.org/gala.
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
Learn the benefits of organic lawn care over conventional maintenance with the Civic Garden Center's Organic Lawn Care class. Join instructors John Hemmerle and Jacob Thompson of Barefoot Design as they explain how you can make your yard greener while going green. Tickets: $10 per person; Free for CGC volunteers. More info: civicgardencenter.org
The 4th Annual "A Cupcake Affair with a Kenyan Flair" will feature a silent auction for unique items from around the world, a Kenyan-inspired dinner-by-the-bite, and special guest speaker Dr. Lisa Larkin, Director of UC Health Women's Center, and featured in Cincinnati Magazine's Top Doctors issue for January 2014. More info: soteni.org
Join the USAF Band as they present a "Welcome Home Concert." Tickets: Free admission, but tickets are required. More info: nationalmuseum.af
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
See the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden as it comes alive with the colors of spring. With more than 100,000 tulips and over a million flowering trees, shrubs and other spring flowers, "Tulip Mania" is one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Tickets: Included in admission to the Zoo; $15 adults ages 13-61; $11 children ages 2-12 and seniors ages 61 and up. More info: cincinnatizoo.org
The first event of the "A Toast to the Wild" series will include live music, zoo-themed martini tastings, appetizers provided by local restaurants, and of course, animal encounters. Proceeds will benefit the Zoo's Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW). Tickets: $40 per person. More info: cincinnatizoo.org
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati will end its 89th MainStage Season with "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR." Five children are the lucky winners of a lifetime supply of candy and a tour of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, but will they be able to follow all of the rules, or must they face the consequences? Experience the classic Willy Wonka tale as it is brought to life on stage. Tickets: $7-$25 per person. More info: thechildrenstheathre.com
Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo is a national nonprofit organization devoted to creating positive, healing and uplifting spaces that spiritually, emotionally and physically support people dealing with chemotherapy. Volunteer with Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo, and help them create this two week transformation at the UC Cancer Institute. More info: roomsthatrock4chemo.us
Learn everything you need to know to start growing your own fruits and nuts right in your back yard with the Civic Garden Center's Edible Yard class. Horticulturist Sue Trusty will explain the benefits of growing fruit and nut trees, as well as how to choose which are right for you. Tickets: $10 per person; Free for CGC volunteers. More info: civicgardencenter.org
Thousands of free flying butterflies fill a tropical paradise, complete with brilliant floral displays, darting parrot fish, waterfalls, live animals and more. Experience family night, Mother's Day events, a breakfast with the butterflies and even a Costa Rican Mercado, where guests can purchase locally made and eco-friendly gifts. Tickets: $7 adults; $4 children; Ages 4 and under are free. More info: cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow
Celebrate Spring with fun demos and hands-on activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations of the incredible art of indoor kite flying and build and fly your own kite! Tickets: Free admission to museum and event. More information: nationalmuseum.af
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
Take a look through the photographer's lens into the history of the Queen City from 1860 to 1960 as the Cincinnati Museum Center presents a collection of black and white historical photographs documenting Cincinnati during World War I, World War II, the flood of 1937 and more. This third installment of the Treasure exhibit series is also the Museum Center's contribution to Cincinnati Opera's citywide series, Cincinnati Remembers WWI, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Tickets: Included in Cincinnati History Museum admission or an All Museums Pass. More info: cincymuseum.org
Join the Friends of the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center and the Covington Education Foundation as they present "Community Concert" with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's Floodwall Jazz Quintet. Proceeds will benefit post-secondary and art education. Tickets: $10 advance tickets, $15 at door; $5 advance student ticket, $7.50 at door. More info: bakerhunt.org
Following their holiday show at Music Hall that attracted more than 4000 shoppers, Craft Supermarket is coming to Clifton for their spring show. This years show will feature over 45 crafters, artists and designers, a live DJ from the PROJECTMILL collective and hands-on craft activities for adults and kids alike. Tickets: Free to the public. More info: craftysupermarket.wordpress.com
This annual commemoration of the Shoah includes a candle lighting by survivors, prayer and a moving program that remembers the lives lost during the Holocaust and honors the lives saved. More info: Contact Trinity Ruggles at 513-487-3055
Helen Welch, a musical theater showstopper on stages in England and the U.S., makes a return visit to Xavier singing hits from Broadway and Hollywood. Tickets: $25 general; $22 Faculty/Staff/Seniors; $3 with student ID. More info: xavier.edu/musicseries
Join the College of Mount St. Joseph as they honor the individuals and organizations that have made an impact on the school. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships to help over 700 Mount students finance their education each year. Tickets: $100 per person. More info: msj.edu
Enjoy a night of fun with a flashback to the 70's for the annual Women Helping Women's Light Up The Night Gala! More info: 513-236-2010
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.
Help celebrate the work and achievements of this year's Cincinnatians of the Year, Kim and George Vincent, with this black tie event featuring dinner and a live auction. Tickets: $250 per person; $3,000 for a Table (10 people). More info: jdrfswo.org/events
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.
Enjoy a fun-filled family weekend, with a 5k fun run/walk, hand-on activities, special appearances by astronauts, a star-gaze with telescopes, model rocket building and more! Also, get a chance to see the National Museum of the Air Force's new space shuttle exhibit. Tickets: Free admission to event and museum. More info: nationalmuseum.af
New Orleans trumpeter Duke Heitger and his swing combo will play jazz favorites from the 1930s and 1940s, many of them immortalized by Louis Armstrong. Tickets: $25 general; $22 Staff/Faculty/ Seniors; $3 with Student ID. More info: xavier.edu/musicseries
Join Local 12 reporter Bob Herzog, emcee and celebrity auctioneer, as he auctions off Fire and Police Department packages, Disney Hopper passes, Golf Course packages, Reds Diamond Seats, a Reds Luxury suite and more. The auction will be followed by a plated dinner and dessert, with a cocktail hour beforehand featuring music by Anna & Milovan. Proceeds benefit the St. Joseph Orphanage. More info: sjokids.org or (513) 741-3100.
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.
Join JDFR and Kings Island for a 3k Walk to Cure Diabetes. More info: walk.jdrf.org
Kick off the beginning of the Cincinnati Opera season with a night of free performances by the stars of the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the newly-renovated Washington Park, just across the street from Music Hall. Tickets: Free. More Info: cincinnatiopera.org
Celebrate the anniversary of the first flight of the world’s first practical helicopter by learning about the aircraft that can go backwards, forwards, spin and even hover in place through fun demos and hands-on activities. Tickets: Free admission to museum and event. More info: nationalmuseum.af
Join The Band Perry, Alabama, JT Hodges, Eli Young Band and more for a weekend of music, food and fun, featuring six-stages spread across Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. More bands are being added to the lineup every week. Tickets: Starting at $55 dollars for a day pass; Children ages 10 and under are free;Three-day and VIP passes available More info: buckleupfestival.com
Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by learning about rocketry and space flight through fun demos and hands-on activities. Tickets: Free admission to museum and event. More info: nationalmuseum.af
Commemorate National Aviation Day, and Orville Wright’s birthday, by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2014 and beyond through fun demos and hands-on activities. Tickets: Free admission to museum and events. More info: nationalmuseum.af
Chosen as a Top 10 Event in Indiana by Top Events USA, and voted the Number 4 Food Festival from Best of Indiana, this celebration offers arts and crafts. grape stomping, food booths, parades, amusement rides, river cruises, beer gardens, live entertainment and more, all while enjoying over 100 of Indiana's finest wines. For ticket prices and more: switzcotourism.com or (812) 427-3237
Experience this uniquely intimate fine arts experience, featuring dozens of talented artists as they showcase their photography, woodworking, watercolors, glass, prints, and more. Enjoy a fine arts sale, live music, art raffle, chili lunch, and indoor and outdoor exhibits. Tickets: $1 per adult, includes a raffle ticket; Children 12 and under are free. More info: huuc.net/laf
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