Downtown Cincinnati

Disney’s ALADDIN

Aronoff Center for the Arts

650 Walnut Street

Now to June 10


Disney’s ALADDIN the hit Broadway Musical

Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN. From the producer of The Lion King comes a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film, as well as new music.


Ticket Information:

or call 513.621.2787




15th annual Cincy Fringe Festival

Now to June 10

Over-the Rhine (more than a dozen venues), Know Theatre (serves as the hub) at 1120 Jackson Street



13 days of theatre, art, music, dance, and EVERYTHING in between.

This juried Festival is produced by Know theatre. 35 productions by artists and performance groups from near and far will create 250+ performances. The line-up features a variety of genres, styles, subject matters, and skill sets, ensuring that anyone and everyone can find their perfect cup of tea.


Here are three recommendations:


Walt Fit (Jimmy Grzelak, Philadelphia) — apparently, literary giant Walt Whitman once wrote a health-and-beauty guide, which Grzelak will bring to life through a “Richard Simmons-style workout.”


ExTrashVaganza! (Paul Strickland and Erika Kate MacDonald – Cincinnati) -  Strickland and MacDonald are veterans of the Fringe circuit, spending several months a year making their way from Orlando to Vancouver performing their barebones, but incredibly thought-provoking productions. This one is described as a strange-sational musical found-object puppet comedy for adults.

Bad Poetry Night (A to Z Productions, Cincinnati) is a “kooky, hilarious, cringey” send-up of an open mic night, a satire that bills itself as “Kids in the Hall meets the American Idol open auditions.”

Cost: Single tickets, $15.00

For a complete line-up, visit





Food Tour

Findlay Market

1801 Race

Friday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.


Reservations required


Experience a culinary trip around the world during a 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market. Discover hidden gems and taste samples and small bites along the way.


Learn the history of Ohio’s oldest public market. Taste samples and small bites as you meet five specialty merchants. Stops include such popular merchants as Fresh Table, Dean’s Mediterranean Imports, Churchill’s Fine Teas, Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen, Taste of Belgium, Em’s Sourdough Bread, Mimi’s Gourmet Eggrolls, Maverick Chocolate, Babushka Pierogies, and more.


90-minute tour, $25 per person. On Saturday tours, choose to add a glass of wine or beer from Market Wines at the conclusion of the food tour. Price per person $5.00.


Tour begins at Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street. Meet at the Information Desk inside the Findlay Market building and directly across from Taste of Belgium.  



Gardeners Who Inspire: Crowd-Sourced Art Show

Lloyd Library & Museum Opening Reception

917 Plum Street

Opening Reception

Friday, June 1, 5:30-8:00 p.m.


The Lloyd Library invites the community to share their print and digital images of gardeners who inspire them at this free opening reception.

·       Submissions will be displayed on Instagram and in the Lloyd Gallery, printed and on giant screens.

·       Historic photographs from Carriage House Farm and contemporary pictures from Walnut Hills’ Community Gardens will also be on display.

·       Share historic or current photos of Gardeners who inspire you--friends, family, neighbors, the community and YOU!


Food and Drink:

Enjoy locally sourced tidbits and shrub craft cocktails by Queen City Shrub.


For more, visit or call 513.721.3707




Bunbury Music Festival

Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove

801 East Pete Rose Way

June 1 – 3, 2018


Bunbury Music Festival is an awesome 3-day music festival. The festival now features two main stages and two side stages for better viewing and easier logistical flow for festival goers.



The Line-up:


Friday, June 1: The Chainsmokers, Young the Giant, Royal Blood, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Front Bottoms, LANY, Bishop Briggs, Allan Rayman, Reo Cragun, Everything Everything, Welshly Arms, The Wrecks, Lift the Medium


Saturday, June 2: Incubus, Foster the People, GRiZ, Third Eye Blind, MisterWives, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, A R I Z O N A, Magic Giant, Gang of Youths, Tall Heights, Vesperteen, Moonbeau, Friday Giants


Sunday, June 3: Jack White, Post Malone, Dropkick Murphys, Coheed and Cambria, Manchester Orchestra, Lecrae, Sir Sly, Black Pistol Fire, Two Feet, Lillie Mae, The Commonheart, Remo Drive, Bummers, McLovins



The food:

Gyros, Turkey Bacon Wraps, sausages, mac-n-cheese, Eli’s BBQ, smothered waffle fries, hearty island noodles, empanadas, Indian inspired fare, Mexican style street food, black bean burgers, hotdogs, streetpops, tacos, and donuts with dipping sauces


To drink:


Ice cold lemonade, soft drinks, adult beverages, and the very best cup of coffee


Tickets are $89 for one day (June 3 is sold out). Kids 6 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.




DownTowne Listening RoomMemorial Hall1225 Elm Street

Saturday, June 2, at 8:00 p.m. – doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Some acts who have played the DownTowne Listening Room at the Shilito Lofts have outgrown us.  So we want to share them with a larger listening audience.  We're doing that by partnering with Memorial Hall.  Our first shared show is Georgia acoustic blues great EG KIGHT with Special Guest MARIA CARRELLI who's a real bluegrass firecracker from Kentucky. Tickets are $20 for box seats and $18 for general seats.   or call: 513.977.8838



Redlegs Run for Home

Great American Ballpark

100 Joe Nuxhall Way

June 2, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


Get out those running shoes, bring the family, and join in the 17th Annual Redlegs Run – all proceeds benefit the Reds Community Fund.


Run includes:

5K, 10K, One Mile Family Run, and Gapper’s Kids Fun Run (children 10 years and younger) or call 513.235.9452



Eternal Blooms: Chinese Painted Enamels on CopperTaft Museum of Art316 Pike Street

Now until June 24


Eternal Blooms: Chinese Painted Enamels on Cooper is now at the Taft Museum of Art. In the 17th century, Jesuit missionaries exported the painted enamel technique, which originated in Limoges, France, to Chinese workshops in Beijing and Guangzhou. During the 18th century, Chinese enamellers illustrated auspicious symbols drawn from the natural world as wishes for happiness, abundance, and long life in a wide range of newly available pastel colors decorating small utilitarian objects such as plates, bowls, and boxes.

Adults $10 in advance, $12 at the door; seniors $8 in advance, $10 at the door; Youth 18 and under free. Taft members are free. Sunday, Free for all. or call: 513.241.0343

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