Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

Final Friday

Friday, October 25, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St.

https://www.otrchamber.com/event.html?id=3165

Every month, artists and art galleries in the historic Over-the-Rhine district of Cincinnati open their doors for a special showing on the last Friday, known to most simply as "Final Friday". This month's Final Friday festivities include:

PENDLETON ART CENTER GALLERY WALKS: Studio walks the Final Friday of each month from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Studios of the Pendleton Art Center are open to the public, giving guests the opportunity to view creative art space, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists. Galleries and studios throughout the Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton neighborhoods.

The last Friday of each month, 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Specific times may vary in individual businesses.

No Kid Hungry Week

Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.

Metropole, 609 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/no-kid-hungry-week

Join Metropole for dinner October 22nd – 26th as they support No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in the United States. They’ll be offering a 3-course pre-fixe menu by executive chef David Kelsey with a portion of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

Robert Dubac’s Book of Moron

Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 4:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/moron

Robert Dubac’s newest Off-Broadway hit, BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most 'Hilarious', 'Intelligent', and 'Scorching' satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And 'idiocracy' isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?)

Having been brainwashed by a culture that worships Kardashians over character, delusion over truth and selfies over self-effacement; Dubac finds himself stuck in a coma of stupidity. His IQ has dropped to Q. In order to wake up he has to ask himself the big question. Who am I? What do I believe? What’s the point? Okay, that’s three questions but suffice it to say, he has no answers. Just voices. Inner voices who come to life with precision and wit. One by one they pull him into a bizarre metaphysical universe of goofy critical thought in search of the bigger picture. It’s a head trip on a banana peel.

BOOK OF MORON is a fast-paced, hilarious production that combines satire and theater into what is being described by critics as: 'Razor-sharp!', 'Laugh Out Loud!', 'Provocative!', 'Thought Provoking!', 'Brilliant!', and 'A Thinking Man’s One Man Show!' Garry Shandling called it, 'The funniest show you’ll ever think at!' and Dana Carvey from SNL declares, 'If funny were a religion, Bob is nothing short of a miracle!'

Dvořák's New World Symphony

Friday, October 25, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/cso/1920-cso-season/dvoraks-new-world-symphony/

One of the world's most beloved orchestral works, Antonin Dvořák's New World Symphony is, at its heart, an immigrant story. Sometimes it takes an outsider to point out what's great about a culture.

Michael Blankenship's Poe-pourri

Friday, October 25, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 p.m

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/michael-blankenships-poe-pourri

Bold notes of character with a whiff of horror, these stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe feature Jared Joplin, Ernaisja Curry, and Michael Blankenship.

The Studio Series presents works by artists and companies across genre and form and are performed typically as readings. Readings play a major role in the development of new work, enabling artists to hear their writing out loud and absorb the audience’s reactions.

DesignBuildCincy

Friday, October 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/design-build-cincy

Meet makers, designers and craftspeople. See and shop for hundreds of beautiful new home products. Meet more design, remodeling and fabrication companies at DesignBuildCincy than at any other Show in the region. This curated Show gives homeowners and trade professionals the opportunity to meet with people who can design or build just about anything. In addition, shop the new DesignMakersMarket featuring over twenty modern makers and luxury retailers selling designer items during the Show.

Join us for the city’s only curated showcase of design, craftsmanship and luxury shopping.

Shop the new DesignMakersMarket all three days of DesignBuildCincy. We have added over twenty luxury retailers, modern makers and entrepreneurs to the curated mix of architects, artisans, craftspeople, designers, fabricators and suppliers there to help you with your next project.

The Wizard of Oz

Friday, October 25, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/the-wizard-of-oz

Through November 3.

Follow the yellow brick road to a land of enchantment! Choreographer Septime Webre transforms The Wizard of Oz into a magical ballet with music by Matthew Pierce. Experience the regional premiere with dazzling sets, costumes, and special effects! Oh, and of course, flying monkeys…

Storylines and visual elements from the MGM Motion Picture THE WIZARD OF OZ provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

Books by the Banks

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://booksbythebanks.org/

The mission of Books by the Banks is to entertain and enrich the lives of people in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The organization works throughout the year to present and promote authors, while celebrating the joy of literacy and lifelong learning through reading and writing.

Casting Crowns – Only Jesus Tour

Saturday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/casting-crowns-only-jesus-tour

GRAMMY® winning multi-platinum group Casting Crowns has announced plans to extend its widely popular Only Jesus Tour this fall, following a successful 37-city spring run which included multiple sell-outs in arenas across the country. The tour, which takes its name from the band's current top-selling album Only Jesus, will feature a brand new lineup for the fall, including top-selling worship artist Kari Jobe, songwriter/worship leader Cody Carnes (also married to Kari) and newcomer Jamie Kimmett.

Trisha Yearwood

Saturday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/trisha-yearwood

Fresh off releasing her new single “Every Girl In This Town,” three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country superstar Trisha Yearwood has announced her highly anticipated solo tour, Every Girl On Tour.

Angelina Ballerina the Musical

Saturday, October 26, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/angelina-ballerina/

In Angelina Ballerina The Musical, Angelina and her friends, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki and their teacher, Ms. Mimi, are all aflutter – because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy! Angelina and her friends perform dance of all types, including hip-hop, modern, Irish jig, and of course, ballet. The mouselings can’t wait to show off their skills to their famous visitor, Serena Silvertail. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Angelina Ballerina The Musical is a family-friendly show that will have everyone dancing in the aisles!

Fall Fest Weekend

Saturday, October 26, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/fall-fest-weekend/

Carve out some good times at Washington Park’s weekend of fall family fun! We’ve got a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages with local vendors selling craft & homemade items, baked goods, pet needs and more!

Joshua Radin & The Weepies

Sunday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/joshua-radin-the-weepies/

Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin‘s songwriting forte. Though he never intended to be a live performer, there was little choice when the first song he ever wrote, “Winter,” was featured on an episode of “Scrubs.” The resulting fervor around the song soon led to a record deal, and over the last decade, Radin has toured the world countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of records and topped the iTunes charts, earned raves from Rolling Stone to The Guardian, performed on “The Tonight Show,” “Conan,” and more, played Ellen DeGeneres’ wedding at her personal request, and had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows