Downtown Events

Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Events

January 19 – 21, 2018

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Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show 

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street

Friday, January 19, 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The 61st annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, presented by RAM, returns to Duke Energy Convention Center Jan. 12-14 and 17-21, 2018. Featuring more than 300 exhibitors, the show brings the latest and greatest in boating and marine services, adventure sports, RVs and camping, travel destinations and more from across the United States and Canada.

One of the largest outdoor and sporting expos in the Midwest, the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show allows visitors to discover and plan all their 2018 outdoor and sporting adventures in one place.

Admission for adults is $12 at the Elm Street lobby ticket window located inside Duke Energy Convention Center, with discounts of $3 on regular admission available at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores. Online tickets for adults are $10.

 BLANKET GIVEAWAY NIGHT - Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Doors Open: 6:30PMPuck Drops: 7:30PM.

Winters in Cincinnati can be cold so make sure you have a Cyclones blanket to stay warm. The first 3,000 fans will receive a fleece Cyclones blanket. Join us for the Official Post Game Party at Holy Grail at The Banks !

SuperTrue by Karen Hartman

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St.

Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

...Funny things happen in the woods.On the porch of an almost-charming cabin in the Catskills, two New Yorkers reckon with the moment when Plan A fades away but Plan B has not emerged. In other words: they’re turning forty.Janelle’s a teacher in crisis. Martin’s a computer programmer who’s aged out of being a wunderkind. Both come to the cabin for an escape - but are they ready for what they'll find?A comedy in the classical sense - where broken people head to the forest to be restored - SuperTrue features snappy dialogue a la Gilmore Girls or Scrubs and a message of redemption that will ring true to anyone who feels disconnected in our overly connected world.Because sometimes, you need to get lost in the woods to find your way back home.Directed by Holly L. Derr and featuring Derek Snow, Nicole Jeannine Smith, & Elizabeth Molloy


Contemporary Arts Center: Mindfulness & Art Workshop

Sat. Jan 20, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm

44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Join mindfulness educator and artist Cathy Cebulski Sacco to develop your own art and meditation practices. Ticket includes brunch from Melt Eclectic Café, mimosa, multiple art making experiences and guided mediation.

Ashtanga Foundations Weekend w/Taylor Hunt

The Yoga Bar, 15 W 14th St

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Yoga Bar is thrilled to welcome the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and the Trini Foundation, Taylor Hunt, back to Cincinnati.Saturday 10-12Led Primary Series Class & Introduction to PranayamaFull led Primary Series class using the traditional Sanskritcount followed by a brief introduction to pranayama. The control of prana or energy is known as pranayama, which helps the practitioner to better understand the breath and aids in the regulation of mind and body.Saturday 1-3pTristhana Method: Breath, Bandha, & DristhiCome prepared to explore the basis of the Ashtanga method known as tristhana. Tristhana means the three places of attention: breath with bandha (internal energy locks), asana, and dristhi (gazing point). When practiced simultaneously, the tristhana method becomes a tool to steady the mind transforming the physical practice into a moving meditation. In this workshop, we will explore the internal elements of the practice while taking a deeper look at the fundamental poses of the vinyasa sequence.Sunday 1-3pAlign Your Practice: Adjustment Alignment WorkshopThis course is designed for anyone familiar with the Ashtanga Primary Series that wishes to take their practice to the next level. Participants will learn proper alignment and adjustment techniques to go deeper in the postures with safety and greater awareness.New TT students may start their course with this module. Go to for more information and to apply.


Million Dollar Quartet

Marx Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2 p.m.

The electrifying Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet brings you inside the recording studio to relive the evening of December 4, 1956. In an extraordinary twist of fate, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley find themselves together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions in history. Step back in time to experience an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations. Million Dollar Quartet boasts powerhouse performances with an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

"A breakneck hour and 45 minutes of rock 'n' roll heaven." - Chicago Sun-Time

ADVISORY: Million Dollar Quartet is appropriate for adults and teenage audiences. Elvis’s sultry dance moves on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 wouldn’t exactly shock audiences today, and neither will the mild adult language and content in this exhilarating musical.

1812 Overture

Saturday, Jan. 20th 8 p.m. - Sunday, Jan. 21st 2 p.m.

Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street

It's an evening of orchestral blockbusters, tailor-made for the dazzling power of the Pops! From the explosive 1812 Overture to the quiet grace of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, this concert explores the splendor of Music Hall and the artistry of the Pops. Listen for familiar selections from Pines of Rome, Firebird, Boléro and more.

Local Local Local 9 

Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 E 8th st

Saturday, Jan. 20th, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21st, 12 p.m.

The Cincy Brass. Over 20 Local Breweries on Tap. All Pints 3.50. What more could you ask for?On Saturday January 20th, Arnold’s is throwing a party to celebrate all things local, but to be more specific Local Business, Local Beer and Local Music. For our ninth annual celebration of one of our most popular nights of the year we have brought in more people than ever. When we started this thing it was much easier, there were only 6 local breweries! Now, there is literally one bajillion.For local music, we have one of the most popular bands to ever grace the courtyard stage, The Cincy Brass. The 9 piece Brass Band will be in the house to cover all of your favorite contemporary hits from 9 til Midnight.For local beer, we will also be featuring 3.50 pints on all of our local craft beers and we will have a lot. We will be tapping beers from 20 different breweries from within 35 miles of our front door. Arnold’s will also have the owners, Beer Reps, Head Brewers or CEO’s of nearly every single local Cincinnati Brewery in the building to talk about their brews and hand out free stuff. Breweries that will be on tap: Christian Moerlein, Listermann’s, Rivertown, Braxton, Little Kings, Urban Artifact, Rhinegeist, Madtree, Mt Carmel, Hudepohl, Old Firehouse, 50 West, Triple Digit, Streetside, Westside Brewing, Platform Brewing and many more. Our specials menu will also feature Appetizers and Entrees infused with local brews. The party and beer specials begin at 8pm, Local Brewers show up around 8 and the beer infused menu runs all day.

A Dream Within A Dream

The Woodward Theatre, 1404 Main St.

Saturday, Jan. 20, Sunday, Jan. 21, Monday, Jan. 22, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 8:00 p.m.

The untold story of Edgar Allen Poe's mysterious demise. The famed writer was due to be wed to his childhood sweetheart upon his return from a business trip to Philadelphia—but then he vanished. Poe was missing for five days before being discovered on the verge of death in Baltimore. What horrors and wonders did he experience in that time? Join Poe on a journey fantastic and strange as he navigates the world between life and death—the world of dreams, within dreams, within dreams... InBocca Performance uses experimental theatre methods to create devised works, involving physical theatre, dance, original songs, and a script built largely from Poe's stories and poems. This show will be about 90 minutes and have one intermission. It is appropriate for most ages. All tickets: $15

Brandon Coleman Trio at Schwartz’s Point

Schwartz’ Point Jazz & Acoustic Club, 1901 Vine St

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

Internationally-touring jazz guitarist Brandon Coleman returns to Schwartz's Point with his acclaimed trio featuring Matt Wiles and Jeff Mellott. Performing an assortment of original compositions and some classics.Doors open at 7:30Buffet at 8pmMusic Starts at 9:15pm

Wendy’s Bridal Show 2018

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cakes, florists, caterers, venues, gowns, tuxedos and so much more!!! Everything you need to plan your dream wedding, all in one place. Over 150 of the area's finest wedding professionals! Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5See the latest wedding styles and designers during the fashion shows: Saturday noon and 3, Sunday at 2.Tickets available at the door (cash or check only) or online. $10 at the door - $8 online or with a coupon.

Lemonade Joe (1964)

The Mini Microcinema, 1329 Main St

Sunday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Part 1 of a double feature of European "Westerns and Easterns." Doors at 4:30, film starts at 5.Lemonade Joe / Limonádový Joe aneb Konská opera (Oldrich Lipský, 1964, Czechoslovakia)2nd film (doors at 7, film at 7:30): Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017, Germany-Austria-Bulgaria)Described as “one of the strangest films ever made” by Time Out, this classic Czech New wave comedy spoofs the Western as it critiques both Communism and Capitalism. These Czech cowboys sing, dance, and mete out justice with a glass of lemonade in “Stetson City.”Introduced by Evan Torner (German Studies and Film & Media Studies, UC)Part of the 2018 UC European Film Festival and sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies & The Mini Microcinema.

2018 King Legacy Awards Breakfast 

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Monday, January 15, 8 a.m.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosts the 2018 King Legacy Awards Breakfast. The 2018 King Legacy Awards Breakfast program begins at 9:00 a.m. and will honor the participants of the King Legacy Youth Leadership Program.

The King Legacy Youth Program provides leadership opportunities for graduates of the Youth Docent Program and scholarship funds upon completion of the program. The keynote speaker is The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Artistic Director of Education and Outreach, Deondra Kamau Means.


The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will open to the public at 11a.m. with FREE admission to the museum’s permanent exhibitions and programming. A $5.00 admission charge is required for The Rosa Parks Experience or The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection.


Tickets are $35 per person and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, call (513) 333-7706. The annual breakfast and program is sponsored by Kroger, Xavier University, Western Southern Financial Group, UC Health, Union Savings Bank and Fifth Third Bank.