Top 5 Hot Tickets and Cool Openings This Week

Mason, Ohio - August 18, 2015: Roger Federer at the Western and Southern Open in Mason, Ohio, on August 18, 2015.

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1. Tuesday, August 9
Taft Museum Talk
: Historian and Cincinnati Soup series author Cheri Brinkman presents The Mannered Life Before the Great War, an interactive talk about the intriguing and peculiar social etiquette of pre-WWI Britain. $10 for member; $15 non-members. 2 p.m.,

2. Wednesday, August 10
We are hopelessly devoted to the Washington Park Summer Cinema series. This week features a sing-a-long screening of Grease at 9 p.m.

3. Friday, August 12
Head over to Woodburn Avenue in Walnut Hills for the opening of All or Nothing, Manifest Gallery’s final competitive, themed exhibit for their 12th season. The show, which includes work by local artists John Dixon and Roscoe Wilson as well as work from six other artists around the country, runs through September 9.

4. Saturday, August 13
The Rio Olympics may keep two-time W&S champ Serena Williams and her sister Venus out of the Western & Southern Open this year, but you can still catch this year’s Wimbledon winner Andy Murray, as well as defending men’s champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. Tournament runs through August 21.

5. Also on Saturday, August 13
Grab your swimsuit and hit Wave Pool Gallery’s annual Pool Party fundraiser from 3–7 p.m., with food and drinks sponsored by Eli’s BBQ and Rhinegeist Brewery. Rachel St. at Colerain will be closed for the event in order to make way for the dunk tank and other festivities. Wave Pool’s online art auction is live throughout the week so bid early and often on original work by local artists at For more details visit

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