Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2019

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“The One that Got Away” Opening Reception

Friday, February 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 E. Sixth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/one-got-away-opening-reception

All collectors have stories to tell about their great finds - and about the ones that got away.Tell us your stories as you peruse the special group of paintings that we have selected for this show.You won’t want to let these paintings get away!

Cincinnati Cyclones

Friday, February 7, 7:30 PM

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway St.

https://cycloneshockey.com/

The Cyclones show their appreciation for current and retired Military. The first 3,000 fans will receive a reversible Cyclones winter hat presented by SportClips. Plus enjoy $5 Craft Beers, $1 Sodas, and $3 Cheeseburgers as part of 513 Friday!

Dancing with the Stars Live!

Friday, February 7, 7:30 PM

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/dancing-stars-live-0

TV's biggest dance show come to Cincinnati. The show features fan favorite professionals and troupe dancers. Marvel in numerous styles of dance.

PLAY OF LIGHT: Ravel's L'Enfant

Friday, February 7, 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/cso/1920-cso-season/play-of-light-ravels-enchantment/

Louis Langrée conducts Ravel’s fantastical story—a fully staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination.Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard reprises her Grammy-winning title role as "the child" in L’Enfant. This fully staged production, a collaboration with the University of Cincinnati's CCM, features animations projected in light on and around the orchestra. Audience favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet fearlessly accepts Saint-Saëns’ invitation to imaginary adventure.

Bloom and Grow

Friday, February 7, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Drive Park

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/bloom-and-grow

Through March 8.

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical specimens, Bonsai trees, rare orchids, carnivorous plants and exotic fruit trees.

Todd Pavlisko: Pop Supernatural

Friday, February 7, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, February 9, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/todd-pavlisko-pop-supernatural

Through April 5.

In Pop Supernatural, Ohio native and New York City-based artist Todd Pavlisko presents a multifaceted installation of three interconnected bodies of work that reflect on cultural change and critique. Suspended in the Weston’s street-level atrium, Pavlisko’s All the Money I Found in a Year revisits his ongoing series by configuring the now hundreds of glistening gold-plated coins into a beautiful cosmos-like orb. Directly beneath, he introduces the Untitled, Sledgehammer series, metaphorically punctuating the ground with pounding spheres of sledgehammers, suggesting the meteoric impact of cultural currents.

A host of iconic and historic figures will dominate the Weston’s lower galleries in the form of enormous carved wooden PEZ dispensers. The dual gravity of the sculptures’ remarkable physical presence coupled with the subjects’ unarguable philosophical contributions and the ideals they embody throughout our shared cultural history belies the curious utilitarian twist of the sculptures. This contradictory bold admiration for the lived biographies of these titans of cultural progress, expressed via a ubiquitous popular candy dispenser historically associated with pop culture icons and cartoon heroes, encapsulates the unique challenges of our age and questions who and what are deemed worthy of celebration.

Tom Schiff: Surrounded by Art

Friday, February 7, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/tom-schiff-surrounded-art

Through March 1.

The desire to represent the world in an all-encompassing, immersive experience has sparked the creativity of painters and photographers for many centuries. This drive led to the invention of artistic panoramas which were especially popular during the 19th century in Europe and the United States.

Cincinnati-based photographer Tom Schiff utilizes this photographic panorama technique by understanding the intricacies of his camera of choice—the Cirkut. For years Schiff traveled the country capturing dynamic exterior and interior images of various buildings with a particular eye for museums. His photographs harness the distorted curvature of the panorama format to create a personal view of his subjects. In his selection of museums, Schiff focuses on the architectural significance of the building architecture rather than the artwork on display. The resulting images interpret building designs through elongated and sequenced compositions. Using artistic license as well as a deliberate framing and moving of the camera, Schiff turns the museum into a medium. This approach captures the iconic quality of landmark United States museum architecture while highlighting their connections and idiosyncrasies across time and space.

This is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s museum panoramas. It is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue published by Rizzoli Electa. In addition, the exhibition includes a VR experience of Schiff’s images.

Cincinnati Auto Expo

Friday, February 7, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 8. 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-auto-expo

As Greater Cincinnati’s premier automotive industry event, the Expo showcases the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and hybrids on the market today. Knowledgeable product specialists and dealer representatives will be there to answer all your questions and show you everything you need to know in a sales free environment. With a wide selection of attractions and exhibits, the 2020 Cincinnati Auto Expo will have something for everyone in your family.

Superpower Dogs

Friday, February 7, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater, 1301 Western Ave.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/superpower-dogs

Through March 13.

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives. Narrated by Chris Evans, the film reveals the astonishing science behind their extraordinary abilities, ensuring that we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again. Discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners in an immersive OMNIMAX® adventure.

Superpower Dogs opens November 23 in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. The 47-minute film, from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, was filmed for large-format screens using special IMAX cameras over the course of 2 ½ years.

2020 Cincinnati Golf Expo

Friday, February 7, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://cincinnatigolfexpo.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIov-q1d2u5wIVBL7ACh116g2XEAAYASAAEgLOPvD_BwE

The 2020 Cincinnati Golf Expo with be held at Duke Energy Convention Center February 7th - 9th. The 2020 event will be bigger and better than ever. Shop, test, and gear up for the 2020 season. Buy tickets online or any Golf Exchange location.

Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance

Friday, January 31, 12:00 AM

Saturday, February 1, 12:00 AM

Sunday, February 2, 12:00 AM

21C Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/dress-speak-regalia-and-resistance

Through June 17.

Bedecked and bejeweled, the figures populating Dress Up, Speak Up occupy fluid space and time, evoking past and present, fact and fiction, memory and desire, to illuminate the complexity of contemporary identity. Whether clad in the stylized garb of Enlightenment-era Europe, the traditional coverings of ancient religious tradition, or the gender-bending bling of popular culture, these representations of self and other role-play in real time, reach back through history to address prevailing personal, social, and political challenges. From Ebony G. Patterson’s families, dancers, gangstas, and deceased, to portraits derived from allegory, autobiography, and the art canon by Titus Kaphar, Firelei Báez, Berni Searle, Vivek Vilasini, Fahamu Pecou, and others, this pantheon of provocative and prophetic personages are adorned to confront, transform, and redefine cultural visibility.

Garage Brewed Moto Show

Saturday, February 8, 12:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Rhinegesit Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/garage-brewed-moto-show

This curated invitational event showcases custom, rare, antique, collectible and just plain odd bikes that are hidden away in garages and basements.

Canten Senores!: All-City Boychoir

Saturday, February 8, 5:00 PM

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/canten-senores

'Canten Senores' is a beloved carnavalito, a folk song and dance style from Bolivia and Argentina, originally sung during carnival. The translation of the title is, 'Sing, Sirs!', perfect for a Boychoir Festival! The concert is all about celebrating with song!

Cincy Prohibition 2020 – 10th Year!

Saturday, February 8, 8:00 PM

Woodward Theatre, 1404 Main St.

https://www.facebook.com/events/439818099954673/

Your favorite party in Cincinnati is back for our 10th year! Get ready to party like its 1920, 100 years since Prohibition was enacted! We'll celebrate the huge backfiring of the Volsted Act by turning OTR into our own speakeasy! EVERYONE gets dressed up for this event! Bust out those flapper dresses and bowler hats! Tickets are now live for #CincyProhibition2020!

https://www.cincyticket.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=4896

Music by the party machine, The Cincy Brass and performances by Pones!

Join us beforehand for a happy hour with Queen City Sisters at Arnold's Bar and Grill. We'll also be marching up Main St. to The Woodward Theater with posters protesting the Temperance Movement!

https://www.facebook.com/events/840556246396763/

Fight for Air Climb

Sunday, February 9, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Carew Tower Observation Deck, 441 Vine St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/fight-air-climb-0

This year will be the Cincinnati Fight For Air Climb's 15th year. Step up and make a positive impact for lung health by participating in a Fight For Air Climb event. Raise funds and challenge yourself to support the American Lung Association's mission while climbing the 45 Floors and 804 Stairs of the Carew Tower. You can do it and we'll help you every step of the way!

Whether you're climbing alone or with friends and family, for a healthier lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you'll feel victorious when you reach the top. Defeating the physical challenge and reaching the height of your fundraising potential will be a gratifying experience, and one that provides hope for millions of people.

Brunch, Brews, and Baseball

Sunday, February 9, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/brunch-brews-and-baseball

Through March 15.

You begin at the Moerlein Lager House in the private Beer Baron Hall and enjoy your fill of the Lager House's Hot Chicken Biscuit, A.M. Flatbread, or any of their awesome brunch choices along with a flight of Moerlein's award-winning beers! During brunch, your guide will begin with storied history of the relationship between baseball and beer, particularly in Cincinnati. After brunch, you will embark on a tour of the Moerlein Lager House brewing facilities before heading over to Great American Ball Park for a behind the scenes Major League Clubhouse Tour. Stops include Crosley Terrace, the new 1869 Red Stockings Pavilion, the Warning Track behind Home Plate, the Dugouts, and both Clubhouses!

At the conclusion of the tour, you'll receive a voucher for one-day admission to the newly renovated Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which can be used that day or any day up to October 31, 2020. You'll also receive a free membership to the Moerlein Lager House Mug Club for discounts on beer and the opportunity to rent your own Hog's Head locker for your favorite stein!

**Tours will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are limited to 25 people per tour. The experience will be two hours in length, and guests are asked to check in 15 minutes prior to start time.

CSO Youth Orchestras: The War of the Romantics

Sunday, February 9, 2:00 PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/csyo-philharmonic-orchestra-concerts/csyo-philharmonic-winter-concert/

Exploring the masters from both sides of the great schism in the German symphonic tradition.