Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

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12 th Cincy Winter Beer Fest

Friday, Feb.1 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street

More than 150 breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather for a sampling of fresh craft beers of all styles and tastes and a lot of fun – all while raising funds for the Big Joe Duskin Music Foundation – a non profit organization dedicated to helping music programs in underfunded elementary and junior high schools. Live music too! Choose from three sessions. Tickets range from $55 to $65.

Cello Plus

Friday, Feb. 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, 11 th floor

Not one but two world premieres in one evening.An entire concert featuring cellists in duos with other people: aptly titled Cello Plus. The evening features music for cello “plus one,” in world premieres by Pierre Jalbert and Michael Ippolito. Tickets: $25 to $30.

Cyclones v. Rush

Friday, Feb. 1 – Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway


The Cincinnati Cyclones play the Rapid City, South Dakota Rush on Feb.1.The Cyclones will give away a Genius of Water Fountain bobblehead to the first 3,000 fans. 5-1-3 concession specials! $5 Craft Drafts, $1 Sodas, and $3 Burgers. The Chick-fil-A Family 4-Pack is also available for any game and you can add tickets at a prorated price per ticket: 4 Tickets, 4 Hats, 4 Chicken Sandwich Coupons ( can be redeemed at any Greater Cincinnati Chick-fil-a location) for $73 ($18.25/Ticket). The Official Pre Game Party + Post Game Party will be held at  Holy Grail at The Banks .

August Wilson’s Fences

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

1195 Elm Street

Now through February 16

Set against the backdrop of 1950’s Pittsburgh, August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a one-time star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man, holding court and expounding on life from the chair in his backyard. Troy was denied his shot at the big league, so when his son Cory wants his own chance to play ball, Troy’s bitterness and resentment threaten to tear their relationship apart. Tickets start at $57, limited availability.

Trevor Noah

Friday, Feb 1 at 7:30 p.m. and a second show at 10:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center for The Arts, 650 Walnut Street


Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy ®  and Peabody ®  Award-winning ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer's award-winning documentary film  You Laugh But It's True  which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. Trevor's success has also spanned to sold-out shows on over 5 continents. Tickets start at $39.50.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo & Juliet

Friday, Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Ticket Price Range: Feb. 1 - $14.00 to $99.00, Feb.2 - $14.00 to $110.00

Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street

The program includes:

·Prokofiev’s  Romeo and Juliet  depicts the tryst and tragedy of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

· Entr’acte by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, the youngest winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

·CSO Principal Trumpet Robert Sullivan delivers virtuosic solos in Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto.

Gallery Talk at The Weston Art Gallery

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for The Arts, 650 Walnut Street


An informal and informative Gallery Talk with curator C. M. Turner and artists from  Thoughts Made Visceral on Feb. 2. The artists explore language and communication with text-based artwork on display now at The Weston Art Gallery through March 24. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Jewish-Israeli Film Fest

Opening Night Film: An Act of Defiance

Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way

Celebrate 30 years of Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli Film Festival. See award-winning films from around the world that will light up screens across Cincinnati during this popular month-long festival.

An Act of Defiance is a movie about ten political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of black and Jewish supporters) who face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government in 1963.

Opening Night includes one complimentary drink per person and a post-film reception.

In partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as they celebrate Mandela 100 with their exhibit “Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu,” on display until March 1. Ticket are $34.

Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K and 10K

Feb. 2 at 9:00 am

US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

The Cincinnati Cyclones present the Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K & 10K. This unique winter race takes you on a course along the Banks of the Ohio River. Join Twister, our Zamboni driver, and thousands of other brave souls as we achieve our New Year’s resolutions and support the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation in the process. The primary focus of the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation is to help underwrite and alleviate costs associated with playing hockey for young people. $35 for 5K. 10K is sold out.

Every Participant Will Receive:

Long Sleeve Tech Shirt

1 Cyclones Voucher Good For Any Regular Season Home Game

SWAG From Our Partners and Snacks/Drinks After The Race!

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Ghost of Paul Revere

Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 East Fifth Street

Ticket price: $15.00

The sound of Ghost of Paul Revere, the Portland, Maine-based band, is described as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does.

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

Ticket price range: $70 to $104.00

Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt and her band are coming to U.S. Bank Arena for one intimate and memorable night. 

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label, won multiple Grammy Awards, and has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards. His Greatest Hits album alone sold more than 10 million copies.

More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. The ten-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. 

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