Downtown Events

Fall Feast Coat Drive

Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

http://www.duke-energycenter.com/events/fall-feast-coat-drive

 

The Fall Feast Cincinnati organizers are taking donations of good condition or new coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for adults and children. These items will be passed out at the Fall Feast on Nov. 22. If you have something to donate, just drive up and a volunteer will meet you to take your items.

 

Downtown Cincy PopShop Grand Opening

Friday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

639 Main St.

www.facebook.com/events/556018604842826/

 

Join us in celebrating the grand opening of the 2018 Downtown Cincy Winter Pop Shop which feature four local, women-owned businesses: Down to Mars Vintage, Supernova Soaks, For Your Love of Art + The Green Store.

The Pop Shops will operate in a cooperative retail location at 639 Main St., open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.

The grand opening celebration is Friday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with wine and cheese courtesy of Corkopolis and hors d'oeuvres from Lalo and the Bay Horse Café. The stores will remain open through Jan. 31, 2019.

The holiday PopShop vendors are:

 

Down to Mars Vintage - a collection of women’s vintage clothing and accessories

 

For Your Love of Art - artwork by local and national artists, specializing in African American images and novelty items.

 

The Green Store - ethically produced clothing and lifestyle products

 

Supernova Soaks - premium bath remedies using all natural ingredients

 

 

Little Shop of Horrors at School for Creative and Performing Arts

Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

SCPA, 108 W. Central Parkway

www.showclix.com/event/majormusical2018

 

The School for Creative & Performing Arts is proud to present the musical production of “Little Shop of Horrors”. We invite you to join us while we rock with Seymour, a meek floral assistant and his new breed of plant, Audrey II. ASL interpreter on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets start at $10.

 

My Favorite Year

Friday, Nov. 16 & Saturday, Nov.17, 7:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/my-favorite-year

 

A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold and is based on the hit Peter O’Toole film of the same name. It’s 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers’ assistant on TV’s 'King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade', is assigned the daunting task of “babysitting” the veteran Hollywood swashbuckler, Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town to do a live guest appearance on the show and his antics and alcoholism nearly get Benjy fired. When Benjy is given an unexpected glimpse into Swann’s broken heart, though, he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. Tickets start at $26.

 

 

23rd Annual Blood Drive

Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle

hoxworth.org/groups/playhouse.html

 

The 23rd annual Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park blood drive is on Nov. 17. Donate and get a special voucher for HALF-PRICE TICKETS to select performances of A Christmas Carol and In The Heights. Appointments are going fast, so sign up today.

 

A Crystal Holiday

Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr

www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn/#categories=29689&start_date=2018-11-01&view=month

 

Discover a shimmering frozen landscape at Krohn Conservatory’s 2018 Holiday Show – A Crystal Holiday.  Enjoy the fragrant evergreens and holiday florals. Immerse yourself in the sounds of trains chugging through a miniature Cincinnati constructed from natural materials. See replicas of the Roebling Bridge, Carol Ann’s Carousel, Union Terminal and others. Special this year, National Park Service structures will be on display, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Adults $7.00, Youth (5-17)   $4.00, Children (4 and under) Free.

 

Union Terminal Public Opening

Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.

Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.

www.cincymuseum.org/UT-homecoming-week

 

Union Terminal opens to the public on Saturday after a multi-year renovation. The ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. is free to attend. Stop by and see all of their refreshed spaces, two special exhibitions, Holiday Junction Featuring Duke Energy Trains, Dinosaur Hall in the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Public Landing in the Cincinnati History Museum. Ticket start at $8.50.

 

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Trains

Saturday, Nov. 17 to January 27, 2019

Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.

www.cincymuseum.org/content/holiday-junction-featuring-duke-energy-holiday-trains

 

Come experience a deep-rooted Cincinnati holiday tradition: Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains. The exhibition, a display of hundreds of model trains zipping around a winter wonderland, has been a part of Cincinnati holidays since 1946. Now you can gain a new perspective: peer over the Duke Energy Holiday Train’s snow-capped neighborhoods with a bird’s eye view of the historic layouts.

 

Increased accessibility for little ones and expanded train layouts, including Thomas, Carlisle & Finch, Lionel and a riding train, will round out a visit. Tickets start at $8.50.

 

 

Watch it Wear it: Lego Batman

Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 – 3 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

myfountainsquare.com/series/watch-it-wear-it/

 

Come down to the Fountain Square for a showing of the movie, Lego Batman and skate with Batman himself! Be a part of the fun by coming in your own Lego Batman inspired costume. Admission is $6, skate rental is $4. Amenities include lockers, benches, a warming tent, and a full-service concessions tent with hot and cold snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The rink is open to skaters of all ages, 7 days a week.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/charlie-brown-christmas

 

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-­new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy!

 

Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season! Tickets start at $29.

 

 

 

Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.

Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way

https://www.gotrcincinnati.org/5K

 

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k event. Girls age 7 and under $23. Girls age 8 and up $30.

 

 

 

Bengals Tailgate Rink Watch Party

Sunday, Nov. 18, 12 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

myfountainsquare.com/series/bengals-tailgate-skate/

 

Come in your black and orange and get in a workout while you watch the game and ice skate. Join your friends on Fountain Square to skate and watch the Bengals game. Admission is $6, skate rental is $4. Amenities include lockers, benches, a warming tent, and a full-service concessions tent with hot and cold snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The rink is open to skaters of all ages, 7 days a week.

 

Library Friends’ Shop Holiday Open House

Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Library Friends’ Shop, Main Library, 800 Vine St.

www.cincylibraryfriends.org/event/friends-shop-holiday-open-house/

 

They are officially kicking off the holiday season with extended hours with their annual Holiday Open House at the Library Friends’ Shop at the Main Library.  Visit on Sunday, November 18, from 1-5 pm for a very, merry shopping experience including food, friends, and festivities! They have all your favorite items: Charley Harper, puzzles, literary gifts and more.  As always, your purchases help the Friends fund Library programming. The best part is that everyone will enjoy a 25% discount on select merchandise. The Friends’ shop is located on the mezzanine level of the Main Library.

 

 

Third Sunday Fun Day – Up in the Air

Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m.

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.

taftmuseum.org/experience/families-children/fundays/

 

Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances, and animal encounters. Most activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon, so stop by when you have time and stay as long as you can. FREE. No reservations required.

 

Soar into fun at the Taft. Learn about animal and bird textures at the Art Cart and make an “airy” craft to take home. The Space Painter, Tom Sparough, will get things flying during his juggling show at 2 p.m. Learn about the hunters of the air in an interactive presentation by RAPTOR Inc. at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

 

Founders Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

Sunday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.

Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey, 1201 Broadway St.

www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-brewing-co-five-course-beer-dinner-tickets-52337759648

 

Join them on Sunday, November 18 for a five-course beer dinner featuring Founders Brewing Co. This is a limited ticketed engagement. Executive Chef; Christian Gill has created a special menu for the evening. Each course will be paired with one of the Founders' world-renowned beers. The cost per person is $75 and is an all-inclusive price. Each guest will receive a free Founders glass and other swag. The event starts at 6 PM and the first course will be served at 6:15 PM. Tickets are $75 per person.

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