Top 5 Bookish Events This Fall

Something about the cooler temps and Pumpkin-Spice-Everything make fall the best time to indulge your inner book-lover.

1. Shakespeare and the Queen City at the Cincinnati Museum Center offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the First Folio (the first published collection of Shakespeare’s most famous works) for free. Now through October 29.

2. If you haven’t seen Wicked, then you haven’t seen Broadway. The quirky backstory of the Witches of Oz will have you running the gamut of emotions—right down the yellow brick road. Experience the smash-hit book-turned-show live at the Aronoff Center September 13 through October 15.

3. Hamlet is everyone’s favorite angsty young adult. Watch him portrayed by those who probably best understand his existential nightmare: stressed out college students. CCM’s production is sure to bring some nuanced insight into Shakespeare’s most famous portrait of a man. September 27–October 1. University of Cincinnati’s Corbett Center.

4. Cincinnati Comic Expo has something for every fan. Writers and actors from some of the most recognizable film and television franchises will make appearances for those who may not live exclusively in the comic book world (ehem, many Harry Potter alums), but cosplay opportunities and comic-themed panels will abound as well. September 22–24. Duke Energy Convention Center.

5. With the opening of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new home, there are no shortage of excellent plays to see this season. Start off right with the season opener: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The whimsy and spectacle of this production assures that it will be a stunning way to ring in a new era in Cincinnati’s art scene. September 8–30. The Otto M. Budig Theater.

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