Downtown Events

Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Events

November 10–12, 2017

Holiday Open House

Opens Friday, Nov. 10, 9:30am

Rookwood Pottery, 1920 Race Street

Featuring our new 2017 holiday gift items, tours, refreshments + more! Stay tuned for details on tours, sneak peeks for new products, + more holiday treats to come!

Live Jazz

Opens Friday, Nov. 10, 8:00pm

Symphony Hotel & Restaurant, 210 W 14th Street

There's a table with your name on it for live Jazz, no cover, right in the heart of Over the Rhine! We are located directly across the street from Cincinnati Music Hall and half a block from Cincinnati Streetcar's Music Hall stop.

We feature Cincinnati's talented jazz musicians, live, every Thursday (7pm-10pm), Friday (8pm-11pm), and Saturday (8pm-11pm) night.

Live Jazz lineup:

Friday: Seth & Sonny

Saturday: Amy McFarland and Billy Larkin

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

Opens Friday, Nov. 10, 10:00am

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street

Calling all gift gurus, party point-people and masters of mistletoe: Get all your holiday shopping done at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market℠, featuring 350+ one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty stores. Choose from an unparalleled selection of home décor, specialty clothing and one-of-a-kind treasures, plus gourmet food from the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show. And when you’re ready for a break, relax and compare finds with friends at our wine-and-appetizer lounge.

Casper Skulls & Smut

Opens Friday, Nov. 10, 10:00pm

MOTR, 1345 Main Street

Casper Skulls (toronto) is the perfect punk/alternative rock from canada. returning to cincinnati touring on their debut album "mercy works" out nov 3rd on buzz records - if you’re looking for a new favorite band casper skulls are it.

Over the course of their young career the band’s sound has remained difficult to pin down, shifting through a broad collection of influences and jamming a raft of new ideas into each song, giving the impression that the 7” and the EP were “just the tip of the iceberg” (Noisey). The band’s forthcoming debut full length, Mercy Works, which will be released on November 3rd via Buzz, only serves to deepen that impression, making good on their early promise with a release that constitutes a startlingly ambitious statement of intent.

 DAV 5K Cincinnati 

Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:00am

Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way

The 2017 DAV 5K will also be held on Nov. 11 at Sawyer Point. The DAV 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride to raise awareness of the issues that injured veterans face every day. Many restaurants will be offering discounts to veterans, including JACK Casino, which will honor all active and retired US Military personnel with a complimentary buffet on Nov. 11. Thank you to Chad Barnhill, JACK Casino general manager and a DCI board member, and his team for offering this courtesy to all veterans.

 63rd Annual Veterans Day Commemoration 

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:45am

The Main Cincinnati Public Library’s Reading Garden Lounge, 800 Vine Street

The 63rd Annual Veterans Day Commemoration will be held at the Main Library on Nov. 11 with keynote remarks by William Fee, an author, Vietnam veteran, and former WCPO general manager. The event will feature patriotic music, presentation of memorial wreaths, lighting of the Flame of Remembrance, and the playing of Taps.

 SPMH's Backstage and Beyond: Inside Cincinnati Music Hall 

Opens Saturday, Nov. 11, 11:00am

Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street

The SPMH indoor building tour of this world-class historical landmark takes you backstage and beyond with a trip through a variety of private and public spaces and Cincinnati history. The tour speaks to guests of a wide range in ages and interests however if you have a particular interest in history, music, theater, architecture or Cincinnati culture- this will be a real treat! Learn how this gorgeous building reflects the spirit of the past and present and why it was the envy of the Great Midwest in the 19th century and the cornerstone of the 21st century renaissance of Cincinnati’s historic heart.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Opens Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:00am

Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street

Join home brewing enthusiasts, coffee aficionados, tea lovers, and those who just love a good cup of “joe” at the 2017 Cincinnati Coffee Festival. There will be tastings, samplings, live music, demos, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite products. Learn. Sample. Buy.

Coffee lovers from all over the region join world-class roasters, coffee shops, purveyors of fine foods, and professional baristas at the first Cincinnati Coffee Festival. Enjoy free tastings of some of the finest coffee, elegant pastries, and savory foods in the land! Interactive demonstrations from industry pros will showcase the latest in coffee equipment and coffee making techniques.

Join us for the midwest’s premier coffee experience with artisan roasters, specialty brewers, expert baristas, and an extraordinary collection of skilled and creative culinary professionals.

Benefiting Ohio River Foundation: Without good water, you can’t have good coffee.

Watch it & Wear it: The Batman Lego Movie

Saturday, Nov. 11, 12:00pm-3:00pm

FSQ Ice Rink, 525 Vine Street

Join us at the Okeeffe’s Ice Rink presented by Fifth Third on Saturday November 11th from 12-3p for The Batman LEGO Movie on the LED Video Board.

Batman will be hanging out and greeting guests at the ice rink along with his friends- and maybe even a villain will make an appearance!

Dress in your superhero attire or costumes to meet and greet your favorite heroes and villains!

Here to Be

Saturday, Nov. 11, 10:00am- 12:00pm

Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm Street

Ambassador Kori Ruth is bringing Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) to the underserved population of teens at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. Mindful Yoga Therapy is a yoga resource that is utilized across the globe to help those who have experienced trauma, learn skills and techniques to best manage their stress.

We'll start the morning with Kori leading a donation based yoga class, followed by testimonials from veterans who have been practicing Mindful Yoga Therapy. All fitness and ability levels welcome. Just bring your yoga mat and we'll do the rest.

The Original Findlay Market Tour

Saturday, Nov. 11, 3:00pm- 4:30pm

Cincinnati Food Tours, 1801 Race Street

Come taste the world with us! Use Code #VET2017 for 10% off and we'll make a donation to the The National WWII Museum. Thank a Veteran today!

Veteran’s Day Fundraiser

Saturday, Nov. 11, 12:00pm- 8:00pm

Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm Street

For our taproom event, 50% of beer sales will be donated to two incredible organizations working diligently to support veterans: Mission 22 and The Barracks Project, Inc. Here's what you can look forward to on event day:

-Pay-A-Pint Forward: Attendees can pre-purchase a pint for an active or veteran military member. When a military member comes to the bar, they can redeem their free pint!

-Obstacle course: $1 to play, all proceeds donated.

-Raffle: all proceeds donated.

-Patriotic Postcards: write a message to troops serving overseas — we will send them post-event!

- Rookwood Pottery will be featuring their Heritage Beer Mug, a ceramic stein originally designed for Weidemann Brewery of Cincinnati in 1948. They will also feature their new Heritage Mug Ornament, a miniature version of the historic mug.

Pure Barre Yoga at Skeleton Root

Sunday, Nov. 12, 11:30am-12:30am

The Skeleton Root, 38 W. McMicken Ave

WHO: Pure Barre Cincinnati West & The Skeleton Root Winery

WHAT: FREE Pure Barre Pop-Up Class

WHERE: The Skeleton Root Winery in OTR

WHEN: Sunday, November 12th at 11:30am

HOW: Sign up online at

Bring your mat, water and friends and join us for a complimentary Pure Barre class at the beautiful Skeleton Root Winery!

We suggest you arrive 20 minutes prior to set up your mat and stay after to enjoy some fabulous wines!

Welcome Home

Sunday, Nov. 12, 5:00pm

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street

VAE, joined by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, invites you to celebrate the opening concert in our new home, the historic and newly restored Memorial Hall. From the newly commissioned work by Dominick DiOrio to the glorious melodies of Mozart and Bach, immerse yourself in song as VAE celebrates the future while honoring our past.

The Cincinnati Children’s Choir will be giving a pre-concert performance beginning at 4:30pm in the Gold and Green Rooms of Memorial Hall.  This performance is open to all ticket holders to the VAE concert at 5:00pm.