Behind the counter at Porter’s Pinball Parlor on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, proprietor Brian Porter has erected a shrine of sorts, a series of questions and answers noting important moments in pinball history.
Down at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays is underway, the drama is thick upon the ground. And unlike, say, a Shakespeare festival or a weekend at Burning Man, it’s hard to know what to expect on the Louisville stage.
When in doubt, go with a holiday card, especially one of these mini works of art. They’re fun to give and receive, whether they’re traveling across the country or just down the street. John Stoughton, Park + Vine, parkandvine.com
The 3 Sisters Design Co. uses reclaimed license plates for lamps, jewelry, and of course, wine bottle koozies. ($34.99, Joseph Williams Home, 1232 Vine St., Over- the-Rhine, 513-721-3600, josephwilliamshome.com)
At first glance, these Géraldine Gonzalez-designed votives appear to be painted. But the French artist has cut out bits of tissue and decoupaged them onto the gold-rimmed glass. ($34 each, HighStreet, 1401 Reading Rd., Over- the-Rhine, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com)