Top 5 Artsy Events This Week

1. Monday, August 15
Former This American Life producer (and Cincinnati native) Alex Blumberg documented the founding of his podcast company, Gimlet Media, with, hey, a podcast! Season one of Gimlet’s Start Up podcast was an in-depth look at what it takes to build a business from scratch. Blumberg takes the mic at the Mercantile Library at 5:30 p.m. as the 2035 Lecturer.

2. Tuesday, August 16
Join a panel of young adult authors, including Julie Kagawa, Kristen Simmons, Natalie Richards, Mindee Arnett, Kristina McBride, and Saundra Mitchell at Joseph-Beth’s annual Young Adult Beach Bash. 7 p.m.

3. Friday, August 19
Head to Pyramid Hill’s opening reception for Life Wires, by Hamilton, Ohio based printmaker and sculptor Matthew Obrebski. The reception is from 5:30–8 p.m. at Pyramid Hill’s Ancient Sculpture Museum; complimentary food and refreshments and a cash bar. Exhibit runs through September 10.

4. Saturday, August 20
Experts from Miami University are on hand today at the Cincinnati Museum Center’s DaVinci—The Genius exhibit from noon–2 p.m. Featured talks include: Mona Lisa and Portraiture by art history professor Andrew Casper; a dissection demonstration with Steve Sullivan of MU’s Hefner Museum of Natural History; and a discussion titled Genius v. Creativity, with Mostafa Modirrousta, professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering. All talks are included with ticket price.

5. Also on Saturday
Shop hundreds of unique local vendors and makers when the City Flea returns to Washington Park from 10 a.m–4 p.m.

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