Top 5 Events This Week: Nov 12-18

1. Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times
We probably don’t need to tell you that the Dead Sea Scrolls are a very big deal. But in case you didn’t know, the 2,000-year-old documents are some of the earliest Biblical texts in existence. If you go to one more museum exhibit this year, make it this one. Nov 17 at Cincinnati Museum Center, cincymuseum.org/dead-sea-scrolls

2. Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography

There’s a reason that Vogue and Vanity Fair have nearly always represented the height of glamour, and that reason is former chief photographer Edward Steichen. The famous artist created some of the magazines’ most iconic photos of models, musicians, and movie stars like Katherine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, and Gloria Swanson. The Taft Museum of Art gathers dozens of these shots together with period magazines and even a vintage camera. Thru January 27 at Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown, (513) 241-0343, taftmuseum.org

3. Company
Bobby is 35 and single, and he just can’t commit. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth tell the story of growing up and going steady in the Tony Award-winning musical Company. Thru Nov 17 at Aronoff Center for the Arts, cincinnatiarts.org

4. Balluminaria Festival 2012
What’s better than a hot air balloon? A dozen hot air balloons fired up like Roman candles. Back by popular demand after years of budget cuts, the Balluminaria Festival lights up Eden Park’s Mirror Lake while holiday carolers and a roving Santa get visitors feeling festive. Nov 17 at Eden Park, cincinnatiparks.com

5. Crafty Supermarket
This biannual indie craft show is bigger and better than ever. Recently featured in the November issue of Country Living magazine, Crafty Supermarket brings the region’s finest craftsters—like Larken Design, Visualingual, and Hark + Hark—under one roof. Don’t forget your Christmas list. Nov 17 at Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Gaslight District, craftysupermarket.wordpress.com

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