Downtown Events

Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Events

April 13 – 15, 2018

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Canstruction CincinnatiApril 10-29, Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm, Sunday noon-5:00pm

Organized by the Cincinnati chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration, Canstruction® is an international design/build competition of the architecture and engineering industry that unites the love of design, art, creative thinking, competition, and public service. Local teams race to build whimsical sculptures created entirely from canned and packaged food. After the event, all “building materials” are donated to the Freestore Foodbank.

Project38 Festival - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company April 12 – 15, FREE Event

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

Friday, 9-11:30 a.m., noon-2:30 p.m., 3-5:30 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m., 7-8 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m., noon-2:30 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.

Each school year for PROJECT38, CSC collaborates with 38 different area schools, giving each school one of the 38 plays in Shakespeare’s canon. The program culminates in the PROJECT38 Festival at the end of the school year. a multi-day celebration in which all the students will gather, and share what they’ve created with each other, their schools, family and friends and with the community at large.

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!

Aronoff Center - Jarson-Kaplan Theater

Fri, Apr 13, 2018 - 7:30PM

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 4:00PM

Sat, Apr 14, 2018 - 7:30PM

Tickets: $58

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

Ada & The Engine by Lauren GundersonApril 13 - May 12, Opening April 13

April 13 at 8:00pm, April 14 at 8:00pm, April 15 at 3:00pm,

Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St

Lauren Gunderson’s new play Ada & The Engine follows the extraordinary life and work of Ada Byron Lovelace - whose magnificent mind imagined our digital world more than a century before the dawn of the computer age!

But this story is more than a historical account of an unprecedented scientific discovery - the story of Ada & Babbage is one filled with unrequited love, forbidden poetry, and the consequences of English high society’s extreme pressures.

Tickets: $25 regular Price

$15 Rush tickets at the door 10 minutes prior to curtain (when available)

FREE walk-up tickets are available on Wednesdays, as part of Know’s Welcome Experiment initiative. Advance reservations to Welcome Experiment performances are $5.00.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).

Brahms & Beethoven in Corbett TowerApril 13, 7:30pm, Music Hall - Corbett Tower

Brahms and Beethoven in Corbett Tower, presented by CSO Chamber Players. In 2017-18, the CSO begins a 3-year cycle exploring the genius within Beethoven’s symphonies—but not all of the composer’s masterpieces are writ large. The third and final of Beethoven’s Razumovsky String Quartets is a stunningly radiant work, featuring a heroic finale—a fine addition to the CSO’s Beethoven Revolution. Listen also for Brahms’ contemplative and bucolic Horn Trio, the opening theme of which struck the composer during a walk through the woods. Poulenc’s Trio, dedicated to composer Manuel de Falla, is a bright and joyful beginning to the program.

Weekend Workout (Strength/Boot Camp)

Saturday, April 14, 9:00am - 10:00am

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St

Washington Park’s spring Weekend Workout offers a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors 9a-10a on Saturdays. All skill-levels welcome, no experience needed.Special thanks to the Central Parkway YMCA, KMK Law, & Lykins Energy Solutions!

Beauty & BubblesSaturday, April 14, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Revel OTR Urban Winery, 111 E. 12th St.

Join us for an exciting afternoon of Beauty & Bubbles at Revel OTR Urban Winery! Attendees will enjoy a sparkling wine flight (hand selected by Revel vintner, Alex Sena), lite bites (fresh organic fruits, gourmet breads/oils and not-to-be missed chocolates) and various live cosmetic demonstrations performed by Your Wellness Center Nurse Practitioner, Kaitlyn Hunter.

Each attendee will be provided with 3 raffle tickets to put towards the following Med Spa Giveaways!

 Revel OTR 1 Year Anniversary Celebration: Revel With a Cause 

Saturday, April 14, 4:00pm-2:00am

Revel OTR Urban Winery, 111 E. 12th St.

Come revel with us THIS SATURDAY as we celebrate our 1 year anniversary! 'Revel With a Cause' is an annual celebration designed around good vibes, good people and more importantly, giving back to those who are working to make a difference. The 'Revel' **Performances from 7 different artists 4pm-2am**Live graffiti by Brian Crash Beck **Bubbly and $5 Wine Cocktail specials all day inc. the return of our Fizzy Mojito and Italian Stallion!The 'Cause'**A portion of our first year's event will benefit the WE Gallery, a non-for-profit located in the West End designed to bring families & the community together through art. Music line-up in order of performances:Jess Lamb and the Factory DJAceDeuce Aaron DJacedeuce DayTRiiiBE Triiibe LLC Michael CruseGrandAceMeraki Haus μεράκιDJ GHO$T DJGhost513

ArtsWave Days: Art Walks in OTR/DowntownSaturday, April 14, 10:00am-2:00pm

ArtsWave, 20 E Central Parkway

Celebrate community art with guided tours at the top of every hour and related programming throughout the afternoon in three different locations. In Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District, stop by the ArtsWave and ArtWorks offices at 20 East Central Parkway to begin the tour at the top of every hour. Self-guided tours will also be available, all in partnership with ArtWorksWhile you’re out, stop by Elementz for a special, interactive artistic experience where guests can create and record their own rap, learn an eight-count dance routine and DJ skills on the turntable, and the Weston Art Gallery to see two stunning exhibitions!

Cooking with Coffee

Saturday, April 14, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St.

Experience the exciting world of craft coffee with Cincinnati’s master roaster, Chuck Pfahler as he teams up with Chef Lindsey Cook of The Jaded Fork to offer a coffee focused cooking class!

In this class, Chef Lindsey will guide you through a menu that infuses coffee into each dish. An appetizer, main dish and dessert will be crafted through this hands on cooking and coffee experience. Chuck will be pairing each dish with the perfect cup of coffee including unique espresso infused cocktails. Plus, you will get to make your own savory coffee rub to take home.

About Your Instructors:

Chuck Pfahler has been roasting coffee for over 15 years. He founded La Terza Coffee and, recently, opened a bespoke coffee cart, Adesso, in The Mercantile Library. Brewing fresh roasted coffee truly is his passion and his joy.

Chef Lindsey Cook began her culinary career working in her hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. At 14 years old she obtained a dishwashing position at The Academy and soon began working as a car hop at the one and only Jolly’s root beer stand. She became intrigued with food and service and began to explore baking while later working through high school at the international bakery in Jungle Jim’s. She received a full ride scholarship to attend Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina.

Pure Barre Pop-Up at Skeleton Root Winery

Sunday, April 15, 11:30am-12:30pm

The Skeleton Root, 38 W McMicken Ave

WHO: Pure Barre Cincinnati West & The Skeleton Root WineryWHAT: FREE Pure Barre Pop-Up ClassWHERE: The Skeleton Root Winery in OTRWHEN: Sunday, April 15th at 11:30amHOW: 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!

Prokofiev + Beethoven

Saturday, April 14, 8:00pm

Sunday, April 15, 4:00pm

Springer Auditorium, Music Hall

We continue to glimpse Beethoven’s influence on the future of music through the prism of this multi-year symphony cycle. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, a work of infectious joy, will get a modern-day response in a world premiere commission by Pierre Jalbert. Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 inspires the imagination of the listener, and features Karen Gomyo, a violinist of “real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity” (Chicago Tribune).