Downtown Events


Smale Mind & Body: Barre Code Classes

Friday, July 12, 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.

Smale Riverfront Park, W Mehring Way

https://www.facebook.com/events/2293708440869767/

Through August 9.

Skip the Gym. Take your workout outdoors at Smale Riverfront Park! THE BARRE CODE will conduct Free barre classes every Friday from July 12th to August 9th 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 Eventbrite to be eligible for prizes/giveaways; must be present to win.

Summer Concert Series

Friday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/summer-concert-series-10

Until August 30.

July 12: Johnny Fink & The Intrusion/ GenX

Join the Cincinnati Parks at Sawyer Point for a Summer Concert Series beginning in May! Live music, variety of food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

Rhinegeist Brewery: Sour & Funk VIP Tasting Tour

Friday, July 12, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/rhinegeist-brewery-sour-funk-vip-tasting-tour

The Sour & Funk VIP Tour will be a 90 minute, behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process and the history of Rhinegeist, featuring Outer Reaches, their new Sour Program. Guests will be treated to five rare sour & funky beers from the Rhinegeist cellars, including their gold medal winning fruited sour, Perceptual Passion. Each guest will take home one bottle of this new release and a 5 oz Taster Glass.

85 South

Friday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/85-south

The last few years, the 85 South Show has been shaking up the podcasting scene with improvs and freestyles by some of the fastest rising comedic talent from the South. Join DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean on Friday, July 12as they bring their talents to Cincinnati. It’s going to be one hell of a show – and the whole thing will be turned into a new episode for the masses.

Fifth & Vine Live

Friday, July 12, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://myfountainsquare.com/series/fifth-vine-live/

Through August 31.

July 12: Michigan Rattlers & Oliver Hazard

July 13: Partnership: White and Wine Affair

Fifth & Vine Live features an eclectic lineup of national, regional, and local acts as well as event partnerships with local organizations. Join us every Friday and Saturday from 7-11p, May 31-Aug 31. Fifth & Vine Live features Wild Turkey and is sponsored by Stigler. Events at Fountain Square brought to you by Fifth Third Bank.

Il Giardino: A Garden of Tuscany

Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Khron Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/il-giardino-garden-tuscany

Through August 18.

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Tuscany? Stop by Cincinnati Parks Khron Conservatory for our Italian themed summer show. This formal style landscape is designed to embody the traditional Italian garden with all the sights, sounds, and smells of Tuscany. Let the striking cypress trees, fragrant herbs, splashing fountains, and brilliant summer blooms at Khron take you all the way to Italia this summer!

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum All My Seven Faces

Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/pamela-phatsimo-sunstrum-all-my-seven-faces

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum explores the notion of nomadism via alter egos. The works of this Botswana-born, Toronto-based artist reflect the idiosyncrasies of her upbringing across three continents, while discussing broader notions of time and place. Shifting transnational identities swim and pool in her various drawings, gouaches and graphite wood panels. In these ephemeral scenes, her avatars collectively cobble alternate worlds and communities which her frescoes and videos further elaborate. Fluidity is the core of Sunstrum’s work: a fluidity of space, which leaves in question the exact geographies of the backgrounds she invents; a fluidity of being, allowing space for both the physical and the metaphysical realms; a fluidity of time, where avatars and embodiments escape particular geographies to float between worlds. As one of her essays aptly describes, her work is about leaping out and liminality. Together, the works boldly declare that maintaining fluidity can be synonymous with entering radical spaces. Defying time and location, they conjure political utopias and offer future, alternative possibilities. Employing fluidity as a counterpoint to rigid conservatism, Sunstrum’s tableaux are both airy and grounded in the political. They command an attention to fluid meanings; an embrace of flux, in-betweens and confusions. In so doing, they induce conversations about migration, borders, invisible matters or post-colonialism proposing a reevaluation of the radical role of imagination.

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/bubi-canal-gloaming

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby gallery space just outside of the CAC’s Black Box Performance Theatre, Canal’s lens-based work combines elements of pop culture with intuition, to manifest dreamlike characters from alternate realities. Using bright colorful subjects set against otherworldly landscapes at dusk, Canal imbues his work with optimism and innocence—but most importantly, to transmit hope and possibilities for the future. This series of 18 photographs and accompanying video, were shot in New York and Santander, Spain, during the transitional time between day and night—the gloaming. In it, the artist presents a personal universe of characters that reflect his expansive imagination and influences as diverse as Cantabrian mythologies and vintage Japanese television shows—creating his own distinctive folklore for a contemporary audience. Shooting portraits of those he knows intimately, (including himself) the artist scripts fantastical scenarios—allowing his subjects to communicate viscerally via natural posture and spontaneous gesture. In the accompanying video, Cosmovision, Canal follows signs through the landscape, taking a semiotic journey of discovery. In Spanish, “cosmovisión” means a particular take on the world and its values. Thus, Canal explores his own internal landscape by going beyond any limits of reason and entering into the unknown. "Canal's portraits provide us with a more nuanced model for understanding identity. Our world needs more of that kind of complexity.", says Seda-Reeder, curator for the exhibition.

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style

Friday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/kimono-refashioning-contemporary-style-0

Through September 15.

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style celebrates the enduring influence of the kimono on fashion. Inspired by materials, forms and decorative motifs since the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, western fashion designers, alongside other artists, have produced works that acknowledge a Japanese persuasion. Organized in partnership with the Kyoto Costume Institute and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, this exhibition displays Japanese kimono side by side with western fashionable garments from the 1870s to today. Featured designers include Gabrielle Chanel, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo—plus over a dozen examples from CAM’s permanent collection.

Weekend Workout

Saturday, July 13, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/weekend-workout-3/

Through August 31.

Washington Park’s summer Weekend Workout offers a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed Central Parkway YMCA instructors 9a-10a on Saturdays. All skill-levels welcome, no experience needed. Weekend Workout is part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions and the First Financial Bank Summer Series at Washington Park!

Cincy Blues Fest

Saturday, July 13, 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Smale Riverfront Park, Mehring Way & Main St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincy-blues-fest

We are proud to present for the first time to the Tri-state area (they have limited tour stops in the USA each year) the international band, The Blues Beatles! Other exciting bands in the 2019 Fest lineup include G. Miles and The Band of Helping Hands, Leroy Ellington’s Sacred Hearts Band, the Ben Levin Band with Special Guest Phillip Paul, the BITS Band (Blues in the School Band) and Troubled Waters.

Local and national blues acts perform on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn in Smale Riverfront Park overlooking the Ohio River. General admission $20, VIP Seating $60.

Lando's All White & Wine Affair

Saturday, July 13, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://myfountainsquare.com/events/the-all-white-wine-affair/

The largest all white party of the summer:

Lando's 3rd Annual All White & Wine Affair on Saturday, July 13 from 6-11p at Fountain Square has expanded for more vendors. Vendor booths go fast, register today. For vendors or to be a Sponsor, email www.rilentertainment2015@gmail.com attention Bredia. The All White & Wine Affair is sponsored by Markell Bani Fine Wines.

Ariadne Auf Naxos

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 14, 3:00 p.m.

School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W Central Parkway

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/ariadne-auf-naxos

In Strauss's lush comedy, a wealthy gentleman commissions an opera as an after-dinner treat for his guests, but not all goes as planned. Presented at Cincinnati Opera for the first time in almost 60 years in a new production.

Welcome to Night Vale

Saturday, July 13, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/welcome-night-vale-1

Welcome To Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide.

Riverfront Market

Sunday, July 14, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Smale Riverfront Market, Mehring Way & Main St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/riverfront-market

Come on down to the first ever Riverfront Market at the Castellini Esplanade! Every Wednesday (4pm-8pm) & Sunday (9am-3pm) from May 12 to Oct 27 you'll find a variety of vendors and rotating food trucks.

The other days of the week in the same location, you can be sure to enjoy a delicious meal from a handful of food trucks. (10am-8pm on weekdays, 10am-9pm on weekends.)

Christmas in July

Sunday, July 14, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

https://myfountainsquare.com/events/christmas-in-july/

Santa left the North Pole and is heading to Fountain Square for his summer vacation on Sunday, July 14! Join us for holiday crafts and photos with Santa from 12-2p. *Please note that this event is free, but you must bring your own camera for photos.* Events at Fountain Square brought to you by Fifth Third Bank.

Second Sunday on Main

Sunday, July 14, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Main St., 12th and Liberty Streets

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/second-sunday-main

Through October 13.

July's theme is Second Sunday Sock Hop! Over-the-Rhine's oldest street festival is back for its fourteenth year! Re-discover all that Main St. has to offer and come celebrate the heart and soul of OTR with your neighbors, families and friends. Live music, 100+ vendors, food trucks, arts programming and so much more. The line-up this year is bigger and better than ever & SSOM's musicians are always local!

Sounds of Summer

Sunday, July 7, 1:00 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/sounds-summer

Through August 25.

Enjoy live music on Rhinegeist's rooftop every Sunday this summer!