Top 5 Events This Week: Oct 31­–Nov 7

From flapper dresses to wicked witches to German feather trees, this week has something for everyone.

1. Art Deco: Fashion and Design in the Jazz Age
For more than 50 years, local collector Betty Colker has been gathering examples of 1920s-era flapper gowns. These beaded, embroidered, sometimes transparent (oh la la!) slip dresses are at least one reason why The Roaring Twenties were so darn noisy. Now on exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the gown collection is shown alongside posters, jewelry, photos of local Art Deco architecture, and original fashion pages from the Gazette du Bon Ton. Thru Jan 1, 2012 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. cincinnatiartmuseum.org

2. Broadway Across America presents Wicked
There’s more to Oz than meets the eye. Based on the popular Gregory Maguire novel of the same title, Wicked tells the back-story of Glinda, Munchkinland, the Land of Oz, and of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. Nov 2 – 26, 2011 at Aronoff Center for the Arts, broadwayacrossamerica.com/shows/wicked.html

3. Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum
The Antique Christmas exhibit at the historic Taft Museum of Art is a perennial favorite. See old-fashioned Christmas decorations like German feather trees, glass ornaments, paper dolls, antique toys, and a festive holiday table setting in the formal Dining Room. This year, the exhibit includes a miniature Christmas village, complete with Santa’s toy shop and a dollhouse. Nov 4, 2011 – Jan 29, 2012 at the Taft Museum of Art, taftmuseum.org

4. Opening night for Cincinnati Cyclones
The Cyclones are at it again for their 2011-2012 season. Bring the whole family for the opening game against the Chicago Express and feed them all on the cheap with $1 John Morrell hot dogs, $1 Donatos pizza, and $1 soda. The first 7,500 of you take home a fancy schedule magnet. Nov 5, 2011 at US Bank Arena, doors open at 6:30 pm; game starts at 7:30 pm. cycloneshockey.com

5. Krohn Conservatory Winter Holiday Show
Who does poinsettias better than a 24/7 greenhouse? Come see the Krohn’s famous holiday display, “Sleigh Bells Ring!: Holidays around the World,” which includes a huge tree, train display, Santa, and a live outdoor nativity scene. Special exhibit admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors; $1 children ages 5-17, children age 4 & under free. Nov 5, 2011 – Jan 1, 2012 at the Krohn Conservatory, http://cincyparks.com/krohn-conservatory/

 

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