Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Mar. 29 – Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

Art After Dark: Passport to Paris

Friday, Mar. 29, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/art-after-dark-passport-paris

Bonjour! Escape to the city of entertainment this month during Art After Dark: Passport to Paris! Enjoy free admission to special exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, live music from the Faux Frenchmen, dance performances from Madame Gigi’s Outrageous French Cancan Dancers, food for purchase from Urban Stead Cheese, Macaron Bar and the Terrace Cafe, specialty wine from The Skeleton Root and docent-led tours with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Free admission. No RSVP required.

Pendleton Street Photography…Grand Opening

Friday, Mar. 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Pendleton Street Photography, 1310 Pendleton St.

https://www.otrchamber.com/event.html?id=3114

Pendleton Street Photography is a new art gallery in the Pendleton Arts District offering photography and fine art prints from local and Cuban artists. The owner, Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr, is a life-long resident of Cincinnati and has had a studio at the Pendleton since 2011. With the growth of new residents inDowntown and the national acclaim of the FotoFocus Biennial he feels that the time is right to open a photography and print gallery to appeal to young art collectors.

The Grand Opening is March 29th 5 to 8pm featuring a community photography exhibition called 'Take Your Best Shot' featuring 80 photographers. For more details please contact Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Jr. at 513-236-4444 or JROSENKRANTZJR@GMAIL.COM. The gallery is located at 1310 Pendleton Street in the Annex Building across from the Art Center. Regular hours will be Wednesday to Saturday 12 to 6pm and by appointment.

Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center

Friday, Mar. 29, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St.

https://www.otrchamber.com/event.html?id=3113

The Pendleton Art Center is comprised of 4 buildings with over 250 artists.The Art Center is open to the public the Final Friday of every month from 6 PM - 10 PM to view and purchase art directly from the artist.The March “Artist of the Month” is Deby Raymond in Studio 318, there will be a raffle for a Pendleton District Restaurant, The Nation Kitchen and Bar for a $75 gift certificate on the 8th floor. A new gallery "Pendleton Street Photography” is opening in the Pendleton Annex.$5 Valet is available during Final Friday and admission is free.Customers may also contact artist directly to set up appointments.

“The Public” Cincinnati Premiere

Friday, Mar. 29, 7:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/public-cincinnati-premiere

In “The Public” an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in.What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening.This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

ComedySportz® Cincinnati Friday Night Match

Friday, Mar. 29, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall OTR, 1225 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/comedysportz-cincinnati-friday-night-match

Through March 29.

Add ComedySportz Cincinnati to your March Madness! Come see the fastest, fittest, funniest clean comedy in Cincinnati. The two teams, the Northern Kentucky Grass and the Cincinnati Big Machine are ready to compete for your laughs. There is a referee. There are team players. They have fouls and a scoreboard. Now all they need is YOU to give them great suggestions and cheer teams on to victory. It’s a treat your entire family will love, so bring your family or bring someone else’s family. There’s lots of laughs for everyone!

Sand

Friday, Mar. 29, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 30, 8:00 p.m.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/sand

Check out this rare chance to see Know's Producing Artistic Andrew J. Hungerford onstage in the solo performance of an unforgettable new play, in its US premiere.

It’s now the sixth of August 1945.

She is alone.

god, my head.

At 8.15 in the morning, everything is quiet.

The house is still.

Thirty one thousand and sixty feet above her, there is a single aircraft.

In forty three seconds, the bomb it has released will have fallen around twenty nine thousand feet and will detonate above the city.

In forty four seconds, seventy thousand people will be dead.

and the world turns.

- excerpt from Sand by Nick Gill

Butterfly Show

Friday, Mar. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Khron Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/butterfly-show

Through June 16.

Thousands of butterflies flutter freely in the showroom among a themed garden design celebrating “The Butterflied of Ecuador.”

Canstruction

Friday, Mar. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/canstruction-2

Through April 14.

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.

The 22nd annual Canstruction® in Cincinnati competition kicks off Tuesday, March 26, at the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Weston Art Gallery and the Otto Budig Lobby in the Aronoff Center for the Arts, with satellite locations at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown branch, the Scripps Center on Walnut Street, the Hyatt Regency hotel on West Fifth Street, PNC Center on East Fifth Street, and The Center at 600 Vine on the corner of Sixth and Vine streets.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Friday, Mar. 29, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2:00 p.m.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St.

https://www.ensemblecincinnati.org/shows/dolls-house-part-2

Through March 30.

Nora famously slammed the door on her marriage, leaving her family behind in Ibsen’s 1879 revolutionary classic, but what happened to the iconic heroine next? This audacious sequel imagines her 15 years later as a changed woman. Universally acclaimed on Broadway, this smart, sophisticated comedy crackles with razor-sharp humor that speaks directly to today’s audiences, giving new voice to its predecessor’s themes of marriage, fidelity, and personal independence.

Kids Opening Day

Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

https://www.mlb.com/reds/tickets/specials/kidsod

Don't miss out on the fourth annual Kids Opening Day presented by Frisch's Big Boy on Saturday, March 30. It's YOUR special day at the ballpark to kick off the 2019 Reds season with plenty of fun for kids, including a free block party at The Banks featuring a parade of mascots and Reds players.

Plus, all kids 14 and younger attending the game will receive a Reds cap, thanks to Frisch's Big Boy. And, after the game all the youngsters are welcome to take the field for a kids-only Run the Bases!

Letters to My Shadow

Saturday, Mar. 30, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/letters-to-my-shadow

A complication or Choreographic premieres by Katie Farry, Erin Downey, Jennifer Rutterford And Founders and Artistic Director Missy & Andrew Hubbard.

Brooklyn, Real Time for Change

Saturday, Mar. 30, 8:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/brooklyn-real-time-change

Starring Shan'tel Collins, Jason Routt, David Livers, Tina Jones, Hazel Wagner Wimberly, Monica George-Smith and Beyonca Moya.

A theatrical performance about a young girl's ability to overcome obstacles and barriers in her journey to be elected the first female President of the United States.

Chris D’Elia

Saturday, Mar. 30, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/chris-delia-0

Catch Chris D'Elia at Taft Theatre this coming March on his Follow the Leader Tour.

There’s No Place Like Home Dance

Saturday, Mar. 30, 9:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/theres-no-place-home-dance

Welcome back to the newly-renovated Music Hall Ballroom! This popular open-dance party is not something new: It’s a look back in time at the Ballroom when the mood was festive, the ladies were dazzling in their dresses and outfits, and the men were debonair and polished from head to toe.

Dance the night away to music from the ‘60s to present day, played by DJ Kevy Kev. The Ballroom will feature a spacious dance floor, white-linen covered tables and chairs, a cash bar, and a warm and joyous atmosphere reminiscent of Music Hall’s Topper Ballroom from the ‘60s and early ‘70s. Come celebrate the goodness in life with family members and childhood friends, and make new friends along the way as you slide across the dance floor.

Aladdin

Saturday, Mar. 30, 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St.

https://www.cballet.org/family-series/

Leap aboard the magic carpet for fun and adventure as Cincinnati Ballet presents the mystical tale of Aladdin, a poor young boy who strives to win the love of a beautiful princess while spoiling the plans of an evil magician. Filled with comedy, romance, and including narration for even the youngest in the audience, Aladdin is a magical ride for the whole family featuring Cincinnati Ballet Second Company.

Findlay Market Biergarten Opening Weekend

Saturday, Mar. 30, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/findlay-market-biergarten-opening-weekend

The Findlay Market Biergarten is a summer tradition. Featuring a rotating tap of local breweries alongside the permanent tap of Christian Moerlein, there is no better way to top off a trip to your local market. Sit in the sun, listen to some great music, chat with an old friend or make a new one. If the Biergarten isn't already part of your market tradition, now is the time to give it a try. To celebrate, there will be giveaways!

·Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. Basket

·3 Point Urban Brewery Basket

·Findlay Market Basket

Monster Jam- Triple Threat Series

Saturday, Mar. 30, 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 1:00 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/monster-jam-triple-threat-series-0

Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Cincinnati events. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with six different competitions at U.S. Bank Arena on March 30-31, 2019.

Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Cincinnati fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats.

Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2:10 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 1:10 p.m.

Great American Ballpark, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://www.mlb.com/reds

Reds opening weekend vs. The Pittsburgh Pirates.

Beethoven Bliss: Louis Conducts Beethoven

Saturday, Mar. 30, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/cso/1819-cso-season/langree-conducts-beethoven/

The rollicking charms of Beethoven and Prokofiev make a perfect pairing in a program featuring BBC New Generation Artist Esther Yoo. What’s interesting:

·Though it was composed at a time when Beethoven was forced to face his increasing deafness, his Second Symphony resonates with energy and frantic joy.

·Guest violinist Esther Yoo, the first-ever Artist-in-Residence with London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, joins the CSO to perform Prokofiev’s dark and flashy Second Violin Concerto. Get to know her through her Instagram and Spotify accounts.

·The CSO commissioned Halcyon Sun by Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bailey Holland for the opening of Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

·For best seat availability, join us for the matinee, and enjoy a little Sunday self-care.

Somm 3 Film Screening + Food & Wine Tasting

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/somm-3-screening-and-wine-tasting/

How do you define the world’s finest juice? Watch and learn from industry-leading wine experts in Cincinnati’s first public screening of the film “Somm 3,“ plus hear live from film cast member and world-renowned Master Sommelier Dustin Wilson. After the film, grab a tasting ticket to experience bites from Cincinnati’s top restaurants alongside 30+ amazing wines that are best-in-class the world over.

Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter)

Sunday, Mar. 31, 3:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/wiesenthal-nazi-hunter

Wiesenthal is the Off-Broadway award-winning hit show about the life of Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter who was responsible for bringing over 1100 Nazi war criminals to Justice. Known throughout the world as ‘the Jewish James Bond’, the critically acclaimed production stars Tom Dugan as Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Actor/writer Tom Dugan brings his award-winning portrayal to Cincinnati for one exclusive performance only.

Scraps Rescued Food Cook-Off

Sunday, Mar. 31, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1296047347213750/?active_tab=about

RESCUED FOOD COOK-OFF

Tickets $50

Main Event at Rhinegeist

1910 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

(runs concurrent with VIP Event)

Chefs from 10 of the hottest restaurants in Over the Rhine will transform rescued food into "by-the-bite" creations. Each chef will receive a mystery ingredient from a participating food sponsor a day in advance and throwdown to create a unique dish. Attendees can try all 10 bites (with complimentary Rhinegeist beer pairings) and vote on their favorite. They can also enjoy the Chef Battle which will be live-streamed from Our Daily Bread to Rhinegeist. The event will cap off with the presentation of the winners of the Chef Battle and the Rescued Food Cook-Off. All Proceeds benefit Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

CHEF BATTLE - 5 tickets left!

VIP $150 at Our Daily Bread

1730 Race St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Drew Bowman (The French Crust) & Stephen Shockley (The Anchor-OTR), will cook-off in a “chopped” style competition in front of a live audience at Our Daily Bread. They will have one hour to make a complete meal using only rescued food. This event will be emceed by Bob Herzog (Local 12) and judged by a celebrity panel including: Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, Molly Wellman (National bartender-owner of the year 2019), Chef Garland (Our Daily Bread), Heather Johnson (a.k.a. The Food Hussy), Amy Tobin (Q102) and Chef Kellen Smith. Complimentary wine will be provided by Market Wines (Findlay Market) and VIP tickets include admittance to the Main Event at Rhinegeist.

National Women’s History Month Festival II – LUNAFEST Film Festival

Sunday, Mar. 31, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Garfield Theatre, 719 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/national-womens-history-month-festival-ii-lunafest-film-festival

Through March 31.

The LUNAFEST Film Festival will be presented in collaboration with Cincy World Cinema followed by talk-back discussions after both screenings. Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of talented women directors from all over the world. Discover the ground-breaking women from prior seasons, along with the ones who are changing the industry with this year’s lineup. NOTE: Films featured in LUNAFEST are not rated but we suggest age 13+ for this season's lineup. The National Women’s History Month Celebration is bringing together women artists from all genres and using unique places and spaces. The Festival is designed with both “inreach and outreach” opportunities for people to come together celebrating the all-embracing power of women. The 2019 Recipient of all proceeds from the festival is THE SARAH CENTER a program of the St. Francis Seraph Ministries.

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