Top 5 Cultural Events This Week

The Mercantile Library

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America, we still have the movies. And novels. And art. At least for now. So get out and take advantage of these five events going on around town this week.

1. Tuesday, February 7
Mayerson JCC, in partnership with the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, presents a screening of Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? Brothers Tomer and Barak Heymann’s film about an HIV-positive gay Israeli man living in London whose diagnosis strikes fear and prejudice into the heart of his family. Part of Mayerson JCC’s Jewish and Israeli Film Festival. Includes a pre-movie performance by CMC ensemble, Männerchor.

2. Thursday, February 9
Visionaries + Voices hosts an opening night reception for their latest exhibition, Structural Dreams from 5–8 p.m. at their Northside studio. Exhibiting artists include: Scottie Bellissemo, Heidi Hamms, Chase Melendez, Jacob Meyer, Michael Reynolds, and Paige Williams.

3. Friday, February 10
Three new exhibits debut at the Weston Art Gallery: The Thread in the River: Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens; Calling, Kate Kern’s works on paper; and The Wired, a selection of contemporary sculptures curated by C. M. Turner.

4. Friday, February 10
“Dear Mr. Vernon…You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, the most convenient definitions…” The Mercantile Library kicks off its new film series, “Scenes in the Stacks” with a screening of John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club, the movie about five teenagers who make library detention seem like the coolest thing ever. 7 p.m.

5. Saturday February 11
This is your last chance to catch 2017’s Oscar Nominated Short Documentaries, including Watani: My Homeland, about four siblings who flee war-torn Aleppo with their mother and resettle in Goslar, Germany. Presented by Cincinnati World Cinema at the newly renovated Memorial Hall.

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