Top 5 Artsy Things To Do This Week

From comedy to theatre to dance, this week is packed with creative events.
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1. She’s Crazy: Mental Health & Other Myths
Catch the final two performances of this original cabaret-style show that seeks to catalyze conversation about mental illness and reduce the stigma surrounding it. Part of the Fringe Extras additions to Know Theatre’s mainstage season, She’s Crazy pushes boundaries and fulfills Know’s mission to ensure all identities are explored and understood. Mon, August 10 and Tues, August 11 at 8 p.m., Know Theatre, Underground Stage, 1120 Jackson Street, Over-the-Rhine, $15 tickets, (513) 300-5669, knowtheatre.com

2. Miranda Sings: Summer Camp
Comedian Colleen Evans presents her YouTube-sensation character Miranda Sings in a one-woman variety show at Aronoff Center Tuesday evening. Miranda’s trademarks you need to know: She wears red lipstick horribly, she’s incredibly egotistic, she sports bad 90s sweaters, and she interviewed another celebrity who visited Aronoff Center last month. Tues, August 11 at 7 p.m.,  Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, tickets start at $35.75, (513) 621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org

3. By This River Art Exhibit
Curated by Cincinnati native Michael Solway, this exhibit allows six artists to explore the “sensorial, geographical, historical, and ephemeral dispersal of water from rivers to oceans.” The concept for this exhibit started with a conversation about human’s instinct to flock to bodies of water, something we’re familiar with in the Queen City. Exhibit runs until August 30, Gallery open Tues–Sat 10 a.m.–5:3- p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, free, (513) 621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org

4. The Complete History of America (abridged)
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents the American history version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), where the writers attempt to (comedically) compact our country’s entire history into one evening of theatre. An ensemble of 3 performers take on the task of “lovingly lampoon[ing] the land of liberty.” Thurs, August 13–Sat, August 15, 7:30 p.m., Sat matinee at 2 p.m., 719 Race St., Downtown, ticket prices between $22–$39, (513) 381-2273, cincyshakes.com

5. HOPE: Lessons in Building Tomorrow
In response to growing numbers of homicides, mounting tension between the Cincinnati community and police, and widening political differences, Revolution Dance Theatre presents this show to argue that there is still hope. With killer choreography and intense spoken word performances, Revolution seeks to instill awareness and action in the upcoming generation to build a better tomorrow. Fri, August 14, 7 p.m., Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, $15, (513) 621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org

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