Watch the Reds take on the Braves in their first game of the season, see a Sin City spin on one of the Bard’s famous comedies, watch two moving plays at the Ensemble, try craft beers at Great American Ball Park, and enjoy a legendary violin virtuoso in concert this weekend in Cincinnati.
The Reds play on the road for their season opener, so you can follow the game live on ESPN2 or on Newport on the Levee’s giant LED screen. By the way, it’s not too early to plan your Reds Opening Day experience. Check out our list of things to do to celebrate baseball’s April 12 return to Cincinnati here.
April 7, first pitch 8:08 pm, Truist Park, Atlanta
The Bard’s famous farce—a tale of two sets of identical twins separated at birth—gets a golden-age-of-Vegas twist with wise guys, showgirls, rat packs, and other whimsical characters this month. The production features vintage neon signs provided by the American Sign Museum to give it a true Sin City feel.
April 8–30, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
This double feature at the Ensemble Theatre opens with young local playwright Isaiah Reaves’s I Shall Not Be Moved, a one-woman show recounting the harrowing journey of one of the first Freedom Riders—and the playwright’s grandmother—Betty Daniels Rosemond. After intermission, see an updated one-woman stage adaptation of Your Negro Tour Guide, based on Kathy Y. Wilson’s book about misguided notions of natural Black beauty, Black homophobia, intra-racial bigotry, and other cultural stereotypes.
April 8 – May 7, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
This beer festival descends on Great American Ball Park this Saturday, bringing more than 60 breweries and 150 beers with it (plus food trucks). Find the full list of brewery selections here.
April 9, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, downtown
The legendary violin virtuoso returns to Cincinnati for a solo concert of Handel, Mozart, and Bruch.
April 10, 7 pm, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine