Downtown Events

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Downtown and Over-The-Rhine Events

August 10 to August 12, 2018

For more events, visit http://www.downtowncincinnati.com

Jon Spencer

Friday, August 10th Doors- 7:00 pm, Show- 8:00 pm

Woodward Theatre

1404 Main Street

  • Jon is known for bringing attention to and popularizing the blues artist R. L. Burnside, who started touring and working with The Blues Explosion in the mid-1990s after having been playing and living in obscurity for three decades.
  • All seeing eyes, Stallone N’ Roses
  • Genres include noise rock, punk blues, garage rock, blues rock
  • Ages 18+, $15 advance, $18 day of show

For tickets visit: https://www.woodwardtheater.com/shows/jon-spencer-friday-august-10-2018

Sukhwinder Singh

Friday, August 10 - 8:00 pm

Taft Theatre

317 E. 5th Street

  • Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian Bollywood playback singer. Singh is famous for singing "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. The song, from Mani Ratnam's 1998 film Dil Se.., was composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung in duet with Sapna Awasthi. It was also featured in the musical Bombay Dreams and, in remixed arrangements, in the titles and credits segments of Spike Lee's 2006 film, Inside Man.
  • Singh later gained more international fame for singing "Jai Ho" from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. His rendition for the 2014 released film Haider fetched him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
  • Tickets range from $38 - $103.00

For tickets visit: http://tafttheatre.org/events/2018/08/sukhwinder-singh

Take the Leap

Friday, August 10th - 8:00pm

Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater

650 Walnut St.

  • Cincinnati welcomes back 3 Incredible Dance Stars with credits such as The Lion King Broadway Tour, Les Ballets Trockadero and even Coachella 2018 to the Aronoff Center Stage for a one night only ballet experience.
  • Produced by Revolution Dance Theatre, “Take the Leap” brings these professionals together with local dance artists and students for a celebration of diversity, the ballet artform and the common human experience shared by us all.

For tickets visit: https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/take-the-leap

Jake Owen Concert

Saturday, August 11th

Great American Ballpark

100 Joe Nuxhall Way

  • Jake Owen concert after the Reds vs. the Diamondbacks game
  • Jake Owen is a country artist most known for his hits “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, “American Country Love Song”, and many more
  • The concert is free to all fans with a game ticket

Cincy Blues Fest

Saturday, August 11th, 2:30pm – Midnight

Sawyer Point

  • Celebrating two decades of success, Cincy Blues Fest continues to draw fans and families to Cincinnati’s riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues. Cincy Blues Fest has produced this all-volunteer event for the past 20 years, this year's lineup includes Delbert McClinton, Noah Wotherspoon Band, Johnny Fink & the Intrusion, Judy Carmichael, Dave Bennett and more. The Cincy Blues Society is a member-supported, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and advance the culture and tradition of Blues music as an original American art form. Cincy Blues Society has been in existence since 1990, and strives to fulfill its mission by encouraging and facilitating both performance and educational events and projects.
  • Over 20 artists performing
  • Food and drink from vendors will be available for purchase
  • Regular admission is $25, $5 for ages 13-18, free for ages 12 and under.

For tickets and more information visit: http://cincybluesfest.org/

Summermusik: The Four Seasons: Reimagined

Saturday, August 11th – 7:30-9:30 pm

Cincinnati’s School of Creative and Peforming Arts

108 W Central Pkwy

  • Hosted by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
  • Originally written for a documentary about vanishing landscapes in Iceland, the music to “Dreamland” creates sound worlds that are enchanting, intriguing and beautiful.
  • The emotive photography of Cincinnati artist Michael Tittel will provide the perfect visual accompaniment to this work.
  • The second half of the program explores one of the most recognizable compositions, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

For tickets visit: https://www.artful.ly/cincinnati-chamber-orchestra/store/passes

Shrek the Musical Jr.

Saturday, August 11th – 5:30pm & 7:30pm shows

Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater

650 Walnut St.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. Everyone's favorite ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue the princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
  • $ 15.00 Full Price$ 11.00 Student/Senior

For tickets visit: https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/shrek-jr

Read Around

Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11:00 am to 03:30 pm

Carol Ann's Carousel

8 W Mehring Way

  • Come join the Carousel along with Cincinnati Children’s Reach Out & Read program, and the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County staff as they share fascinating stories.
  • Bring your little ones to hear tales of adventure, in the land of imagination with llamas, elephants and talking goats!
  • This family event is loads of fun and will allow participants to create cool crafts and receive a free book courtesy of the Cincinnati Children’s Imagination Library!
  • Free event

For more information visit: http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/carol-anns-carousel/#event=11791156

Das Uber Taproom Launch

Saturday, August 11th – 5-9 pm

Christian Moerlein Lager House

  • Join us in the Taproom as we welcome back Das Uber Fest Lager to the tap list and celebrate our German heritage.
  • We've got 1 Liter Das Boots for $8 and brats, metts, and sausage boards from Wienerwurst Mike.
  • Anyone is welcome to participate in our stein-holding competition at 7pm for a chance to win Moerlein swag.
  • Those who come dressed in their best Oktoberfest attire will get $1 off their first pint.

Second Sunday on Main

Sunday, August 12th 12-5 pm

Main St. (Orchard to 12th)

  • Second Sunday on Main – OTR’s oldest street festival, will be throwing Cincinnati’s first Second Line sidewalk parade in tribute to the great New Orleans tradition!
  • The event takes place on Main Street between 14th and Liberty and features some great horn bands on the Main Stage, plenty of arts and craft vendors, and the New Orleans to Go food truck will be onsite in addition to other food vendors. Along with Main Street brick & mortars, and a biergarten sponsored by Tafts Alehouse and Platform Brewing Co.
  • Then at 1pm join us on Main and follow Cincy Second Lines along with the West End’s fabulous dance team, the Q-Kidz. We encourage your participation as this mini parade takes a short loop around OTR! Grab your feathers, beads, and umbrellas and join in on the fun! We’ll have great horn bands on the Main Stage and the New Orleans to Go food truck will be onsite in addition to our other great food vendors

For more information visit: www.secondsundayonmain.org

OTR Performs

Sunday, August 12th – 6pm

Washington Park

  • OTR Performs returns this summer! Every Sunday, enjoy an evening of FREE arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family.
  • Washington Park’s concessions offer full bar service, including beer, wine, liquor, and coke products. Craft beer offerings from Taft’s Ale House, Rhinegeist, Fifty West, and the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company are also available for purchase.
  • 08/12/: Triiibe, 6pm. Triiibe, just featured in a CityBeat spread, has “established a prolific presence in Cincinnati’s Hip Hop scene. Over the past year, they’ve maintained a busy schedule of DIY shows and single releases, finding time to contribute three guest appearances to Bootsy Collins’ 15th studio album, World Wide Funk: a collaboration that bridged two generations of Cincinnati natives.”

For more information visit: https://washingtonpark.org/events-at-the-park/

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