This 75-minute tour features a presentation of the brewery by a Moerlein Lager House brewer; and a Cincinnati beer history program that will wind guests throughout the Moerlein Lager House. Tickets: $10, two beer tokens included. More info: moerleinlagerhouse.com.
Mariemont Players all-comedy season offers The Fox on the Fairway. A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. It's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. Full season tickets are $90; September through May five show tickets are $75. Shipping & handling: $3 per order. Reserved seat single tickets are $17 each, except for the preview performances, when tickets are $10 each for non-reserved seats. For more information or tickets, call 513-684-1236.
Curated and designed by renowned Cincinnati artist and arts educator Annie Ruth, this exhibition includes 40 women age 65 and older from different races, backgrounds, and professions. The lives of these women demonstrate that we can all be change agents in our community. More info: eyeoftheartists.org.
Find out about what the Ohio Valley and other parts of North America were really like in the days before it was settled by European Immigrants. Rare and fascinating books will be on display, plus the art exhibition "Forms of Life" by the 5300 Group. More info: Lloydlibrary.org
Experience the essence of Morocco as exotic butterflies fill the historic Krohn Conservatory with color. Admission pins: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children. Those ages 4 and under are admitted free. More info: cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow.
This annual exhibit features more than 1,000 dynamic tiles ranging from low-relief 2-inch tiles to high-relief sculptural tiles. Stop by to view this amazing exhibit and to meet the artists behind it, such as Sarah Wilisch Horn (June 1st, 11 am – 4 pm.) More info: 513-321-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art professor, photographer and digital montage artist Stephen Marc traveled to Underground Railroad sites, documenting places and people associated with this network of safe houses and secret routes used by freedom seekers. The artist will visit the Freedom Center on May 3 from 6:30–9 pm to present a gallery talk/lecture on his experiences creating this project. Tickets: Adults $12; Children (ages 3-12) $8; Seniors (60+) $10; Children (under 3) free. More info: freedomcenter.org.
Did you know that Cincinnati rivaled New England in clock making in the early 19th Century? Heritage Village Museum’s collection of 19th Century clocks will be on display through June 30th. The exhibit contains clocks from Cincinnati makers Read & Watson, and Herschede Hall Clock Company. Clocks from Seth Thomas, renowned New England maker, are also featured. Tickets $2 for adults, $1 for children, free admission for children under 4. More info: www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/.
Indiana's largest antiques and vintage market is held the first Sunday of the month, May through October. The dates are May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6. Admission: $3. More info: 513-738-7256
Dramatist Y York looks at life through a cast of characters: The legendary, reclusive Krisit is in her 70s, way too over the hill to be a movie starlet; Peter is in his 50s, way too over the hill to be a young movie director; Lulu is in her 30s, almost too over the hill to be on the list of most influential under the age of 35. How can they face the world? How can they make a deal? Directed by Mark Lutwak. Tickets: $20. More info: cliftonperformancetheatre.com.
Contemporary fiber arts are on display from the members of Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists. See a wide range of artistic styles from realistic imagery to abstractions, as well as 2-D and 3-D pieces.
An annual luncheon presented by the Women's Committee for Smale Riverfront Park. Proceeds to benefit the Cincinnati Carousel to be placed in the park. More info: email@example.com
Enjoy tales by the campfire (in the amphitheater) followed by a moonlit hike in the forest. The program is free and open to adults and families with children 8 and up. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. More info: 513-761-4313.
Learn about the American poet, James Whitcomb Riley and enjoy dessert donated by Grand Finale Restaurant. Admission is $17 for museum members and $20 non members. Registration deadline is May 21st. More info: MarketingDirector@heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Ride individually, or as a team - either way, it's a great time, a great feat, and a great way to help underprivileged children in our local community. More info: salvationarmycincinnati.org.
This special exhibition offers landscape oil paintings and aerial view maps of Cincinnati created by Cincinnati-based artists Cole Carothers and Courttney Cooper. The works explore unique perspectives on Cincinnati that communicate universal ideas about how we experience our surroundings.
Come down to the river for this great run for a great cause. The event starts with the Special K Run for children with special needs, followed by the 5K Run/Walk and the Children's Fun Run for ages 6 & under. Celebrate your success with a post-event party at Arnie's on the Levee complete with live music, awards and an exciting door prize drawing! This event appeals to top runners as well as recreational athletes and families while raising funds for kids in challenging situations. More info: www.kicksforkids.org.
Treat your ears to some decidedly Egyptological funk from this groovy, undead band. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $25–$30. More info: tafttheatre.org.
During the festival local, regional, national and international artists invade downtown Cincinnati for 12 days of artistic celebration in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. These artists represent a variety of media including theatre, dance, music, poetry, visual art, film and beyond. Tickets are $12. More info: 513-300-5669.
Singer/songwriter Aly Tadros performs in Northside. The musician has spent the last decade traveling and touring across Egypt, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, and nearly all of Europe in an attempt to explore her Egyptian and Texan heritage in song. More info: cometbar.com.
The 2013 Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally will feature live music, games, a motorcycle raffle, pin-up girl contests and the popular group ride occurring on June 1. More info: Tim Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized by the Cincinnati Café Racer club, a local café motorcycle and vintage enthusiast group, and co-hosted by the Mighty Ohio Scooter club, this event lets enthusiasts bring out their most interesting rides, meet fellow riders, make new friends, and experience some great regional music and art. The 2013 Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally will feature live music, games, a motorcycle raffle, pin-up girl contests and the popular group ride occurring on June 1. To kick off the weekend, Mods & Rockers will be hosting a Friday night urban ride and a meet-up event at Mainstay Rock Bar, followed by a Saturday group ride starting at Fuel Coffee and ending at the mid-day rally and bike show at Triumph of Cincinnati. Other Mods & Rockers events for the weekend include a Saturday night “Throwdown” at Mixx Ultra Lounge in Over-the-Rhine, and a Sunday morning “Survivor’s Breakfast” at Joe’s Diner, also in Over-the-Rhine. Proceeds from this year’s rally will benefit the Change of Heart Support Group, a local heart transplant support group. More info: http://queencitymodsvsrockers.com/
Summerfair 2013 will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around the country exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography. It also includes a youth arts area and a variety of gourmet food vendors. The annual event, held at historic Coney Island, is Summerfair Cincinnati’s main fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting local visual and performing arts organizations and individual artists in the Greater Cincinnati area. Tickets: $10. More info: http://summerfair.org.
Summerfair Cincinnati has teamed up again with Cincy Chic to offer the third annual Little Black Dress Event as part of Summerfair 2013. The event includes a fashion show featuring little black dresses from local boutiques and one of a kind jewelry and accessories from Summerfair 2013 artists. Fashionistas will be scanning the crowd to award prizes to the hottest trendsetters and fashion-forward guests. Proceeds will benefit Summerfair Cincinnati's year-round efforts to support the arts in the Greater Cincinnati area. Tickets: $15 online at http://2013LBD.EventBrite.com, $20 at the door (cash only).
Join in this annual fundraiser to cure juvenile diabetes. Registration time is 7 am; the walk begins at 8 am. Register on day of or online. More info: walk.jdrf.org
Bring your little tot on a walk through the park. Explore nature and learn about trees, flowers, and birds. The trail is paved and restrooms are available. Program is strictly for babies 6 months to 24 months old and their adults. Reservations are required by 5 pm on May 30. Meet at the parking lot at Friendship Park. More info: 513-751-3679.
The Community Center will be kicking off their free Summer Concerts on the Green series with the OK Ramblers, who perform traditional American music in the style of the great founders of Country Music. Kid and pet friendly; picnic foods and beverages also permitted. More info: http://www.hwbcommunitycenter.org/events.html.
In what may be a Cincinnati "first," CCO fans get to vote for their choice to wrap-up the Orchestra's fourth decade. The concert includes a trumpet showcase by CCO principal trumpet, Ashley Hall. Music of: Schubert, Arban and Markus Stockhausen. Tickets: $15. More info: ccocincinnati.org/CCOSeasonss.aspx.
The eighth annual Russian Night will be held on Sunday, June 2nd 2013 at Peterloon Estate . The evening will include a gourmet Russian dinner in the gardens of Peterloon Estate, a concert performed by Fotina Naumenko, as well as vodka tasting throughout the evening and a live auction!
Develop your writing abilities and connect with other women writers in this noncompetitive course for writers and poets of all kinds. The course runs for 8 weeks beginning on June 4, 5, or 6. More info: 513-272-1171 or womenwriting.org
This annual beer and wine fundraiser includes food samplings from the finest tristate restaurants , breweries and wineries. Music by Soul Pocket and a live auction of works by area and nationally recognized artists. Tickets: $40 for patrons under 40, $75 for general attendance. More info: 513-639-2962, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
The exhibition will be a retrospective of the art of Cincinnati native Edward Henry Potthast and will include more than 90 works, some never before seen in public.
Celebrate the 88th Old-Fashioned Strawberry Festival in Shandon, Ohio's oldest Welsh community. Enjoy a traditional supper with strawberry treats served at the Community House, shop for antiques, enjoy an antique tractor show and explore the old Welsh cemetery. Welsh music will be played from noon until 3 pm. Free admission and parking. More info: 513-738-4180 or 513-738-2962.
Find the 2013 Show homes at Carriage Hill in Liberty Township. Anticipated Show home price range: $700,000-$1.2 million. Carriage Hill is located less than one mile from the Butler Regional Highway off State Route 747 in the Lakota School District. The Carriage Hill landscape of lakes, streams, and woodlands covers 400 acres. More info: 513.851.6300.
Be sure to stop by the Book Sale, a fundraiser for the Glendale Performance Pavilion.100% of the money raised will go directly to the pavilion fund. The Book Sale will take place in the chapel (as well as outside if weather permits.) The Community Center is also having a free concert from 6 to 9 PM the same evening, so stay or return to enjoy the music! More info: www.hwbcommunitycenter.org/events.
Hop on your bike and join the fight against diabetes! Food, fun family activities, and music await everyone at the fairgrounds. More info: diabetes.org/cincinnatitourdecure
Attend this introduction gala for S.E.R.O.C. (Sisters Engaging Residents of Cincinnati), a new organization that aims to turn the focus to local communities,to confront the social and economic factors that perpetuate violence across generations, and to provide a better approach to reducing gun violence in all communities.
For ages 7 & up: Potter Heloise Besse will teach your child how to make ceramic pieces from raw clay using their hands, molds, found objects and clay tools. Children will acquire a solid grounding in pottery fundamentals while having fun creating a variety of items. Fun and creative self-expression will be encouraged using folk tales, famous artists' work and stories to inspire the children. No prior experience necessary. Projects will be fired and ready for pickup two weeks after the end of camp. More info: 513-683-CLAY (2529) or whistlestopclayworks.com.
Paddlefest Weekend is three action-packed days filled with a variety of activities for the outdoor lover. The weekend includes the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo, Ohio River Music Concert and Gearfest, Cincy Pedalfest and paddling events. More info: ohioriverpaddlefest.com.
Don't miss the Esquire's screening of this classic movie about one clever kid's crazy day off school. PG-13. Tickets: $7 with student ID, $9.75 general admission, both available at movietickets.com. More info: http://www.esquiretheatre.com/
Six beautiful gardens are open to the public. For a complete description of the gardens, ticket information and a map, visit: desfleurs.org.
Once again artists will be painting, drawing, and photographing throughout Loveland, Ohio—a project of the Loveland Arts Council. More info: lovelandartscouncil.org.
Want to get an exclusive look at some of the most spectacular gardens in greater Cincinnati? The 4th Annual Fort Thomas Garden Tour lets you peek into seven of the best gardens in Ft. Thomas – including private backyards you’ll only be able to see with your ticket in hand! The tour will also include food booths,vendors selling garden art and jewelry, and perennial swap in Tower Park. Tickets: $15 on the day of the event, or $20 for two tickets purchased in advance online, at the Bank of Kentucky, or at Ft. Thomas Florist.
Global Water Dances-Cincinnati at Paddlefest/Pedalfest 2013 is a multi-media event of unprecedented scope, uniting a diverse coalition of over 100 dancers, choreographers, musicians, kayakers, and visual artists with environmental groups. More info: PublicRelationsGWDCincy@gmail.com
This day-long celebration honors the John A. Roebling Bridge, a National Historic Landmark. The festival features foods from local restaurants, beverage booths, live music, an art show and sale showcasing local talents, a variety of tours that include the John A. Roebling Bridge, Riverside Drive architecture and statues, the Covington floodwall murals and the Daniel Carter Beard House. There will be historical impersonators, photos and artifacts, and a full program of children’s activities. More info: Roeblingbridge.org.
The Bloomington area's favorite summer event. The Taste of Bloomington brings together dozens of Bloomington's best restaurants, local wineries and breweries and live musical entertainment to create the perfect festival atmosphere at Showers Common, just next door to the Bloomington City Hall.
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: email@example.com.
Free cheese coneys from the Gold Star Chilimobile are available to those who sign up and register for the library's summer reading program. More info: 513-369-6034 or www.cincinnatilibrary.org/summerread.
Experience the soulful melodies of country music legend Merle Haggard during this one-night-only performance. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets: $34.50–$49.50. More info: tafttheatre.org.
This self-guided tour of over a dozen county working and historic farms will offer visitors a chance to learn more about agriculture in Boone County. Tour stops include the Historic Dinsmore Homestead, Kinman Farms, Broken M Farm, Eagle Bend Alpacas, Jane’s Saddlebag, Verona Vineyards, Wheelrim Alpacas, Thistlehair Farm, Potter’s Ranch, Benton Farms, Scott Farms, Barkers Blackberry Hill Winery, and the Boone County Farmer’s Market. More info: 859-586-6101, 859-586-7903, or www.BooneCountyFarmTour.org.
Bring the family to a county fair to enjoy all big fair fun in a small town venue. Enjoy a concert by "The Menus", shows by Cowboy Mounted Shooters, Cowgirl Drill Team, or our beloved 4H animal and project exhibitions. Enter a Cowboy contest, enjoy all the great rides and games, and much, much more. More info: http://www.hc4hcommunityfair.org/
The distinctive sounds of David Byrne and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) come together in the 'Love This Giant' summer tour. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets: $35–$65. More info: tafttheatre.org.
Mariemont Players all-comedy season offers Blue Moon Dancing. In a small West Texas town, the Blue Moon honky-tonk is the place where lonely gals hang out in the daytime, swigging Lone Stars and jabbering at each other about every little ol’ thang, sharing dreams and sad stories. A Cincinnati premiere by Ohioan Ed Graczyk (A Murder of Crows and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean). Full season tickets are $90; September through May five show tickets are $75. Shipping & handling: $3 per order. Reserved seat single tickets are $17 each, except for the preview performances, when tickets are $10 each for non-reserved seats. More info: 513-684-1236.
In these five vignettes by Itamar Moses about the tactics we use to get love, and how we hang on white-knuckled once we get it, nothing is what it seems. An interview with a Russian director becomes a passive aggressive altercation. A play is stripped down to basic subtext and rebuilt as something else entirely. A writer must swallow his a pride to meet the man who took his place. Through it all, there’s that universal truth about love: it hurts, but you will get used to it. Tickets: $20. More info: cliftonperformancetheatre.com.
The Queen City Sausage Festival is dedicated to the region’s rich history of sausage making and the enjoyment of grilling. Each food vendor will feature creative sausage dishes including freshly prepared metts, brats, specialty sausages, goetta, and more. More than 27 delicious ways to enjoy Queen City sausages. The festival also features live music and games. More info: 513-541-5581.
Don't miss O'Bryonville's annual summer sidewalk sale. The front yard of indigenous will be filled great deals on handmade works from our local artists.
Sponsored by the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University, this camp will provide young writers with exciting, active, and cooperative experiences to enhance and improve their writing skills while sparking their creativity. The week-long camp is facilitated by OWP–trained classroom teachers and local authors. Open to any child entering 5th – 8th grade; writers will be separated by grade level. Cost: $200. More info: 513-529-5245.
Join Prescott Race Coordination for a 5K run. Party to follow with unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, favorites from local restaurants and live entertainment provided by One Mississippi from 7 pm – 10 pm. More info: sprunning.com.
Commemorate a collection of July space anniversaries, from the X-15 to Apollo to Mars, by learning about rocketry and space flight. Also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. More info: 937-255-3286, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run, slip, slide, climb, swing and slosh (and laugh and curse) your way through a diabolically hilarious gauntlet of mucky obstacles. Hose off and join the party in the MuckFestival area with beer, food, music and front row seats to watch the remaining muckers take on the obstacles and cross the finish line. There’s even a separate, specially designed playlot for kids to get dirty in. The charity partner of MuckFest MS is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Participation in MuckFest MS helps the Society provide vital programs and services to people living with MS and fuels cutting-edge MS research into the cause, treatment, and cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. More info: muckfestms.com
Explore the back roads of Campbell County on this free, self-guided driving tour of some of Campbell County’s diverse farms. You'll have the opportunity to meet local farmers and experience farm life at its best. There will be food, farm produce and other locally produced items available for purchase at many of the farms. More info: 859-635-9587, www.home.fuse.net/campbellcd, or email@example.com.
Coupon blogger Andrea Deckhard leads a workshop on secrets to drugstore shopping, including how to take full advantage of reward programs that drugstores offer. Registration required. More info: savingslifestyle.com
Can you tell a beech from a birch or an ash from a walnut? Learn to identify trees and practice map skills as you “walk through” a dichotomous tree key in the field behind the nature center. Younger children will need adult assistance. Free. Register by August 7. More info: 513-542-2909.
Spend some time relaxing in a canoe in the heart of Clifton! Burnet Lake will be open for paddling. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a lake known as an Audubon Society Important Bird Area. Parks will provide canoes, life jackets, paddles, and basic instruction. Please wear quick drying clothes, sturdy shoes, and bring a towel “just in case.” Registration required by August 7. Mor info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-231-8678.
Commemorate National Aviation Day (and Orville Wright’s birthday) by learning about aerospace technology and history from 1903 to 2012 and beyond. Also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. More info: 937-255-3286 or email@example.com.
See daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters, and warbirds during a three-day air show of giant-scale, radio-controlled aircraft on the runway behind the museum. Sponsored by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers. Free admission. More info: nationalmuseum.af.mil.
Join The Urology Group for its annual ZERO Prostate Cancer race! New this year is the addition of a 10K route that will extend options for runners. Come and support Prostate Cancer awareness with food and refreshment booths, entertainment, basket raffles and more. More info: http://www.urologygroup.com/calendar-of-events/2013/09/13/ZEROProstateCancerRunCincinnati/
Andrea Deckard, coupon expert, will lead a workshop on how to avoid common marketing traps at the grocery store and shop smarter. Registration is required. More info: savingslifestyle.com
Kenton County farmers invite you to come out and celebrate Kenton County farm life and a bountiful harvest on the third annual Kenton County Farm Harvest Tour. There will be over a dozen stops along the self-guided auto tour. You can meet local farmers and find lots of fresh produce and farm foods to enjoy. More info: www.kentoncountyextension.org or 859-356-3155.
Celebrate the fall season while learning how to overcome and cope with the force that causes falling! Activities include sitting in an actual B-2 ejection seat and trying on a parachute. Also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. More info: 937-255-3286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy arts and crafts, food, wine, beer, pumpkin carving, music and more at Hamilton's annual pumpkin celebration. More info: operation-pumpkin.org.
Join the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati for their annual gala. Scrumptious food and drinks, great entertainment and dancing as well as some surprises. More info: 513-487-6534.
Don't miss this spectacular showcase of art and antiques from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century, brought to Cincinnati by 30 distinguished dealers from across the country. The Festival will feature furniture, decorative arts, fine art, prints, silver, brass, estate jewelry, and accessories. Admission: $10, good for all three days. More info: http://www.cincinnatiantiquesfestival.org/
Celebrate Halloween by learning fun aerospace principles through Halloween-themed activities! Come dressed in your favorite costume. Also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. More info: 937-255-3286 or email@example.com.
Enjoy an autumn hike through the woods of French Park. Delight in the colors of fall and learn about the trees that make them. Sturdy footwear recommended and dress for the weather. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of the park road near the picnic shelter. More info: 513-761-4313.
Join LLS as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of Taste of the World, an entertaining evening where guests enjoy fabulous selections of wine, beer and spirits from around the world and sample food prepared by top Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati restaurants, all while surrounded by the spectacular underwater world of Newport Aquarium! Taste of the World has become a signature annual event for Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Tickets: $100 - $150. More info: http://www.lls.org/aboutlls/chapters/soh/events/Taste/
Commemorate the anniversary of the greatest engineering feat in modern history: the International Space Station. Learn about the station and build your own model from recycling materials. Also features storytime and aerospace demonstration stations. Free admission. More info: 937-255-3286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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