Downtown Events

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Downtown and Over-The-Rhine Events

July 20 to July 22, 2018

For more events, visit http://www.downtowncincinnati.com

Book Talk: Lassoing the Sun

Taft Museum

316 Pike Street

Friday, June 20th- 1:30 p.m.

  • Travel through twelve national parks with writer Mark Woods, a memoir that mixes observations on natural beauty with personal stories of life and loss.
  • Share your travel stories guided by Senior Manager of Adult Programs Ellen Stedtefeld and librarians from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
  • Free

For more info visit: https://www.taftmuseum.org/events/lectures

Smale Fit and Fun

Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Park

Friday, June 20th- 12:15-1:00

  • Skip the Gym. Take your workout outdoors at Smale Riverfront Park! THE BARRE CODE will conduct Free barre classes every Friday from June 8th through July 27th from 12:10 - 1:00pm
  • Classes are held on Schmidlapp Event Lawn which is located next to Moerlein Lager House. Events are subject to weather.
  • Any cancellations will be posted on the event page by 11 AM the day of the event.
  •  Please sign-up in advance on Mind Body

Bourbon Tasting and Art Viewing

Gallery 708

708 Walnut St

Friday, July 20th from 5:00-8:00pm

Kick off your weekend with friends and family at Gallery 708’s special Bourbon event.

Amazing conversations and laughter are sure to follow, as you savor an array of select Bourbons, surrounded by beautiful, original art!

  • Gallery 708, in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, offers exceptional art from more than 30 sought-after local artists

Another Brick in the Wall

Friday and Saturday, July 20, 21 – 7:30 p.m.

Music Hall

  • Cincinnati Opera presents the U.S. premiere of this “powerful” (Rolling Stone) new opera based on Pink Floyd’s legendary 1979 album The Wall.
  • A gripping story, eye-popping video projections, and a thrilling score transform the iconic album into a psychological operatic drama, perfect for operagoers and rock fans alike.
  • Featuring an international cast of soloists, the Cincinnati Opera Chorus, and the renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • “In the glare of the spotlight, Pink finds himself as he’s always been: alone. As the disillusioned rock star wrestles with memories of his troubled childhood and the pressures of fame, he cuts himself off from the world around him. When his very survival depends on it, Pink must confront his inner demons and tear down the wall.”
  • Tickets start at $35 and can be bought at cincinnatiopera.org

For more info visit: https://www.cincinnatiopera.org/the-wall/

Fleet Foxes W/ Nilufer Yanya

Taft Theatre

317 East 5th St.

Friday, July 20th - 8:00 p.m.

  • Fleet Foxes is a “harmony rich indie folk” band from Seattle
  • Earlier this year, Fleet Foxes released Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records), its long awaited and highly anticipated third album. Crack-Up comes six years after the 2011 release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's 2008 self-titled debut.
  • Similar Artists include Blind Pilot, Father John Misty, The Shins and Iron & Wine
  • Tickets range from 37.50-47.50 and can be bought at http://tafttheatre.org/events/2018/07/fleet-foxes

For more info visit: http://tafttheatre.org/events/2018/07/fleet-foxes

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

The Otto M. Budig Theater – 1195 Elm St.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 20th-22nd

  • “Features three actors on a mission: to bring the entirety of Shakespeare’s works to life on the stage in one fell swoop. Gallop along with them as they careen wildly through all the comedies, histories and tragedies using a trunkful of props, wigs, and outrageous costumes – it’s a joyous Shakespeare jambalaya you definitely don’t want to miss. “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare you’ll love this show!” said The Today Show and The New York Times said this play is "Pithier than Python. Irresistible."”
  • Tickets: $14-$54, can be bought on cincyshakes.com

For more info visit: https://cincyshakes.com/on-stage/complete-works-2018/

City Flea Market

Washington Park

Saturday July 21st 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Head down to Washington Park for a day for a day of fun, shopping and eating
  • Our vendors range from vintage dealers to artisan pizza makers to plant studios. We have something for everyone.
  • Free admission

For more information visit: www.thecityflea.com

Crafted- Local food, beer & music festival

Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove

Saturday, July 21st 2-6pm

  • 38+ craft beers, 7 restaurants, and live music
  • “Join us for the opportunity to discover new inspired dishes and farm-to-table fare from 7 of your favorite local restaurants. Whether you enjoy meaty, vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dishes, we’ve got a little something for everyone!”
  • “Learn about local brewing and find your new favorites from a selection of 38+ different craft beers. From bright and hoppy to smooth and rich, enjoy some of the best locally brewed beers Cincinnati has to offer!”
  • “Come for the food & beer, and stay for the music! Homegrown acts will take the stage to keep you entertained throughout the Festival. Sing and dance to familiar songs and original tunes from some of your favorite local musicians!
  • Benefiting local charity league for animal welfare
  • Tickets prices start at $60

For more info and tickets visit: http://www.craftedfest.com/Home/Cincinnati

Cincinnati Neighborhood Games – Opening Ceremony

Washington Park

Saturday, July 21st - 7 p.m.

  • Watch athletes from the 52 neighborhoods walk into Washington Park behind their neighborhood's flag during Parade of Neighborhoods.
  • Music by the Almighty Get Down
  • Bob Herzog from Channel 12 as MC
  • Cornhole, Supersize Jenga, Food trucks and fun for all

For more info visit: http://www.cincygames.com/opening-ceremony.html

Tequila Fest

Fountain Square

Saturday, July 21st - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Over 50 types of tequila to choose from, food trucks, VIP area and more.
  • Live performances by The Sun King Warriors & One World Tribe.

$50 – Late Registration (July 16 to July 20)$55 – Door Rate (Cash Only)$125 – VIP Ticket

  • Ticket includes: 12 Sample Tickets ($60 + Value | Top Shelf Tequila)Live Entertainment | One World Tribe ($20 Value)Souvenir T-Shirt ($15 Value)Souvenir Sun Glasses ($8 Value)Cash Bar with Drink Specials from Our Sponsors’

For more info and tickets visit: https://tequilafestusa.com/event/tequila-fest-cincinnati-2018/

The Bradbury Tattoos: Rock Concert

Memorial Hall

1225 Elm St.

Sunday, July 22nd 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

  • The Bradbury Tattoos is a singular multi-story operatic collaboration between the contemporary classical ensemble concert, fusion composer Zac Greenberg, librettist and playwright Michael Burnham, and tattooist and surfboard shaper Steven Mast.
  • “this evening-long enchantment will carry you, tattoo by tattoo, through multiple venues where you’ll visit a thoughtful cocktail hour in a quiet city apartment, a typical 1950s suburban neighborhood full of impressionable children who look under rose bushes, an isolated roadside farm in Mexico where you can stop for water if the car overheats, and a slowly exploding rocket deep in outer space.”
  • With a cast of storytellers, four stages and four musical ensembles you will travel
  • Tickets are $40, only $20 for students

For more information and tickets visit: https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/concertnova-presents-the-bradbury-tattoos-a-rock-opera/

Shakespeare in the Park

Washington Park

Sunday July 22nd – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Performance of Romeo and Juliet
  • CSC provides one of the largest programs for free outdoor Shakespeare in the nation, both in number of stops and the radius of the region visited. Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and open to the public.
  • There are no ticket or RSVPs required and all performances are general admission.

For more information visit: https://cincyshakes.com/shakespeare-in-the-park/

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