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Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Oct. 5 – Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018

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Downtown Cincinnati Tour of Living

Saturday, Oct. 13, 12 – 5 p.m.

Fountain Square

The Downtown Tour of Living returns to showcase downtown living at more than a dozen apartment and condo buildings. The all–new Downtown Tour of Living, presented by Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and Switch Collection, offers attendees the chance to take a self–guided, walkable tour of participating locations to explore the variety of living options available throughout the Central Business District, from historic skyscrapers on Fourth Street to contemporary luxury developments.

The all–new Downtown Tour of Living, presented by Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and Switch Collection, offers attendees the chance to take a self–guided, walkable tour of participating locations to explore the variety of living options available throughout the Central Business District, from historic skyscrapers on Fourth Street to contemporary luxury developments.


The Downtown Tour of Living features the opportunity to see a mix of residences from traditional condominiums to open lofts to redesigned office spaces, with 14 buildings currently on the tour, including


  • AT580
  • City Club Apartments
  • Crane Factory Flats
  • Current at The Banks
  • East Eight Lofts
  • Eight One Three Broadway
  • ENCORE Urban Living
  • Radius at The Banks
  • Renaissance at the Power Building
  • Seven at Broadway
  • Shillito Lofts
  • Sycamore Place
  • The Gramercy
  • The Reserve

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Findlay Market Halloween Costume Drive

Now through Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4 – 6 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St–drive

Findlay Market is collecting gently used Halloween costumes for Findlay Market’s Neighborhood Trick or Treat event. Donate your old costume so that a child can wear it in a whole new way!

Costumes can be dropped off at the Market Center located in the middle of the market house any time during market business hours between now and Oct. 31.

Trick or Treat at Findlay Market will take place from 4–6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. This first-time event will welcome in schools and families from the neighborhood for a unique, safe trick-or-treating experience.

Want to volunteer, or know of a children’s group or school to reach out to? Email

Wellness your Way Festival

Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

Experience the first–ever, Wellness Your Way Festival, presented by Kroger, at the Duke Energy Center. You will work out with celebrity fitness experts, hear from inspiring speakers, pick up cooking tips from world–renowned chefs, and learn from passionate health professionals about what wellness means for you!

The mission of Wellness Your Way Festival is to inspire a healthy lifestyle in your own way. Join them for innovation, education and unprecedented entertainment to inspire transformation of the mind, body and spirit, while celebrating Cincinnati!


9–10 a.m.: Workout Session with Tony Horton creator of the best–selling fitness series: P90X®,


10 a.m.–6 p.m.: Wellness Your Way Festival Expo open featuring four stages with live cooking and fitness demos


10–11 a.m.: Fit Men Cook with Kevin Curry

3:15–4:15 p.m.: Sports Talk with former US Soccer Star Cobi Jones on FC Cincinnati.


4:30–5:30 p.m.: Book Signing with Jewel for her latest book –Never Broken.–


8–10 p.m., Concert with Nick Lachey and Run River North


9 a.m., Celebrity Fitness Session with Don–A–Matrix

10 a.m.–6 p.m.: Wellness Your Way Festival Expo open featuring four stages with live cooking and fitness demos


10:30–11:30 a.m.: Today Show’s Joy Bauer Cooking Demo

1–2 p.m.: TV Host Debbie Matenopoulous Cooking Demo

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Mindfulness with Jewel


3:15–4:15 p.m.: Celebrity Cooking Demo with Michael & Liz Symon

3:30–4 p.m.: Book Signing with Jewel for her latest book –Never Broken.–


8–10 p.m.: Concert with Jewel and Natasha Bedingfield

Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.

Opens Oct. 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Continues through Jan. 20, 2019

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927).

Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of riveting and often iconic images, the exhibition elaborates the relationship between Abbott’s and Atget’s photography. You see Atget’s antique Paris, its medieval streets and old houses and quirky residents, and also Abbott’s New York, with its remnants of history but also its newest soaring skyscrapers of the 1930s. While the Surrealists acclaimed Atget’s eerie views of mannequins and carnivals, Abbott particularly admired his objective documentation of Paris, which shaped her own similarly extended project of systematically depicting New York.

Just as Atget influenced her, she in turn had a great impact on the older man’s place in history: she acquired a significant portion of Atget’s estate and promoted his work in both France and the United States. Having succeeded in boosting his fame, she eventually sold her entire Atget collection to The Museum of Modern Art in New York, which ensured his lasting place in the history of photography.

The exhibition has a free audio tour you can download prior to your visit. On Saturday at 1:30 p.m., join a Taft docent for a half-hour tour of the special exhibition. FREE for Taft members and FotoFocus Passport holders; regular admission pricing for non-members.

Paint the Square Pink

Friday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fountain Square

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Cincinnati kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Painting the Square Pink! Join the American Cancer Society, local breast-health organizations, healthcare partners, sponsors, and media at this exciting, free-to-attend event.

Purple Light Walk

Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Fountain Square

The Purple Light Walk is a free annual event (pre–registration encouraged) to shed light on the prevalence of violence in Cincinnati and the efforts of community members to end it. Each year, participants learn about local resources, enjoy free food and music, and walk together while carrying purple glowsticks to shine their light for the fight against domestic violence.

The Purple Light Walk is a free annual event in the Greater Cincinnati area with the mission to raise awareness about domestic violence and to empower survivors with resources, advocacy, and community.

The resource fair starts at 5:30 and includes local resources, music, and dancing, with the official program beginning at 6:30 and with more music and dancing, raffle, and words from sponsors. The .75–mile walk begins at 7 and loops through downtown.

Haunted Brewery Tour

Friday, Oct.5, 7 – 11 p.m.

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., 1621 Moore St.

The creepy, ghoulishly weird and true tales of Cincinnati brewing history are coming alive in the newest and most innovative Halloween experience in the region.

Haunted Brewery Tours: Can You Solve the Mystery? is a brand–new interactive experience supporting the non–profit Brewery District CURC, created in cooperation with Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., The Cincinnati Escape Room and Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Debuting Oct. 5 and running Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October, the Haunted Brewery Tours will take patrons on a trip back in time to meet actual colorful (and doomed!) characters in Cincinnati brewing history. Or are they?

Of the five historic vignettes on the tour, four are real but one is fiction. There are clues and hands-on, interactive puzzles along the way to help you solve the mystery. Will your group guess correctly? If you do, a special prize and your place in history await you.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event is open to participants of all ages and abilities.


Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Appointments, 441 Vine Street, #20

The annual Appointments PenFest is your unique opportunity to experience the complete offerings of over twenty fine pen brands including new, special, and limited edition pieces. Fountain pens. Rollerball pens. Ballpoints. Mechanical pencils. Their countertops will be covered with so many pens it will more than double the variety they stock – already among the largest selections in the United States. Only at PenFest can you can see, touch, and buy from a selection of this size all in one place and know you’ll get expert guidance in choosing the perfect piece for your budget, practical, and quality needs!

Royal Tea Party

Saturday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Carol Ann’s Carousel, Smale Riverfront Park–teaparty

Get all dressed up and bring your princes and princesses to the Carousel’s “Royal–Tea” Party! Meet Queen Elsa and Princess Anna as you whirl on your favorite carousel character!

Enjoy unlimited rides during your session, delectable bites, a variety of teas, crafts, and royal fun, having a mad hatter of a time! There are two sessions for this event: 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. –3 p.m. $10/person

*Seating: 8 people per table max. Seating is first come first serve. Each person entering the Tea Party area must have a paid admission, regardless if participating or not.

*Please bring a can food for families in need for the upcoming holiday season. Canned good donations accepted during normal business operating hours.

Gold Star ChiliFest

Saturday, Oct. 6, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 West Court Street

Gold Star Chili and the Cincinnati Fire Museum have joined forces once again to revive Gold Star ChiliFest after a 14–year hiatus. The original Gold Star ChiliFest was a Cincinnati tradition for over two decades. The new event will recapture the family–friendly fun with food trucks – all serving chili dishes, activities for the entire family, live music and a chili cook–off.

The Gold Star ChiliFest will be held at the Cincinnati Fire Museum and its adjacent lots on Plum and Court streets. The event and Museum admission are free to attend.

Planned activities include more than 20 games for children and adults alike, firefighter demonstrations, the popular touch–a–truck area, photos with local firefighters, antique fire trucks and a smokehouse. Live music for the day includes headliner Seven Bridges – Cincinnati’s hottest new band – and regional favorites Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, and the Alley Cats.

Ten food trucks, including the Gold Star ChiliMobile, will sell delicious dishes, including at least one chili dish.

Internedio: Mid–Day Ghost

Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 – 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 3:30 – 4:30p.m.

Washington Park, 1350 Elm St–of–mid–day–ghost/

Mid-Day Ghost is a suite of pieces for the human voice and saxophone, collaboratively composed, combining spoken word, stories, experimental vocal sounds with interactive–multichannel audio. Through interactions with the installation In Place of Forgetting, Mid-Day Ghost explores the ephemerality of our contemporary experiences and how they are shaped by memories of the past — what we keep and what we leave behind.

This show is free to the public.

The Children’s Theatre Presents: Superman the Musical

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

Like a classic comic book brought to vivid life onstage, this new version of the 1966 musical It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! Will be sure to soar up, up, and away with the imaginations of all children, and the young at heart. The World’s Greatest Superhero must use his strength, intelligence, and heart, as he fights for truth and justice against the evil scientist supervillain, Dr. Abner Sedgewick, who seeks to destroy SUPERMAN, the world’s living symbol of good.

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman is a musical with music by Charles Strouse (composer of the popular musical “Annie”), lyrics by Lee Adams, and a script by David Newman and Robert Benton (who also co-wrote the screenplay for the famous 1978 film “Superman the Movie”). The story is based on the DC Comics character Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

SUPERMAN™ is the tale of Superman’s efforts to defeat a vengeful scientist, the new villain Dr. Abner Sedgwick, who seeks to destroy the world’s symbol of good. In this premiere adaptation of the 1966 musical, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, this TYA–friendly musical will be sure to soar up, up and away into the hearts of all children and the young at heart.

Anaya Belly Dance Presents: What Moves Us 6

Saturday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

Aronoff Center For the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

Anaya Belly Dance, a Cincinnati–based dance company, presents a showcase on what inspires them to move, dance, and create. This showcase is family–friendly and will feature a variety of movement styles including belly dance, modern fusion, and Chinese martial arts.

Isley Brothers

Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

JACK Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St.

Cincinnati natives, The Isley Brothers, return to the Queen City! The R&B and soul group are responsible for hits such as –Twist and Shout, This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You), and the Grammy Award–winning hit, It’s Your Thing.

The Isley Brothers have had 13 albums certified gold, platinum or multi–platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Bengal Tailgate

Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fountain Square

Head to Fountain Square for the Gold Star Chili Bengals Tailgate on the Square, Sunday Oct. 7th before the Bengals take on the Dolphins. Enjoy live music and ga.m. es before kickoff at 1p.m. . There will be food from area food trucks and the Fountain Square bar will be serving beer, wine, and drink specials.

Ohio Explored Autumn Maker Mart

Sunday, Oct. 7, 12 – 6 p.m.

21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St.–autumn–maker–mart/

This curated craft market features makers & artists from all over Ohio. Admission is free for  guests. Valet parking is available. Carpool or public transit for shoppers is suggested. Cash and credit cards accepted by most vendors.

Local vendors include Churchill’s Fine Teas, FERN SHOP, Glass Sky Jewelry, Honeybee & Home Co., Life’s a Beach, Off The Beaten Path, OH Fuudge, Old Souls Woodworking, and many more.

Halloween Treats with Sugar Innovations

Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 – 6 p.m.

Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St.

Wow your guests at your Halloween Party or Fall Themed Event when you learn to make these unique treats!

The first treat is a ghost. You will dip the apple/cookie in white chocolate then decorate it with white fondant and black chocolate for eyes and mouth for a spooky treat. The second treat is a cute jack–o–lantern. You will dip the apple/cookie in orange chocolate then decorate with black chocolate for eyes and mouth for a cute pumpkin treat! This is an adults only event. Wine, refreshments, and light snacks provided. Tickets are $55.

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