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Downtown Cincinnati

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, August 2 – Sunday, August 4, 2019

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Biergarten Bash

Friday, August 2, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St.

Gather all your friends and neighbors and join in the Biergarten on the first Friday of every month to celebrate with local musicians, fresh food and craft beer! Enjoy live music, pop-up food from a Findlay Kitchen member and our craft beer of the month.

Salsa Social @ Rhinegeist Brewery

Friday, August 2, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

Join for Salsa Social — a celebration of all things Salsa!

Alvina Rose will be popping up to serve their cuban inspired fare at 7pm, and instructors from Salsannati will be leading a class on the dance floor beginning at 8pm. Rhinegeist's house made sangria and specialty beers will be pouring all night- cha cha cha!

Joan Cusack with Say Anything

Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Now, join John Cusack for a screening of “Say Anything” followed by a LIVE conversation regarding his career and the making of “Say Anything.” Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well. A limited number of VIP gold circle seats will be available that include a post-show photo op with John.

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Friday, August 2, 8:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” —two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,” winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way.

Bubi Canal: Into the Gloaming

Friday, August 2, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.

Through September 15.

Into the Gloaming is a new photographic series by interdisciplinary artist, Bubi Canal (b. 1980, Spain), opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 12, 2019, organized by independent curator and writer, Maria Seda-Reeder. Showing in the Lower Level Lobby gallery space just outside of the CAC’s Black Box Performance Theatre, Canal’s lens-based work combines elements of pop culture with intuition, to manifest dreamlike characters from alternate realities. Using bright colorful subjects set against otherworldly landscapes at dusk, Canal imbues his work with optimism and innocence—but most importantly, to transmit hope and possibilities for the future.

This series of 18 photographs and accompanying video, were shot in New York and Santander, Spain, during the transitional time between day and night—the gloaming. In it, the artist presents a personal universe of characters that reflect his expansive imagination and influences as diverse as Cantabrian mythologies and vintage Japanese television shows—creating his own distinctive folklore for a contemporary audience. Shooting portraits of those he knows intimately, (including himself) the artist scripts fantastical scenarios—allowing his subjects to communicate viscerally via natural posture and spontaneous gesture. In the accompanying video, Cosmovision, Canal follows signs through the landscape, taking a semiotic journey of discovery. In Spanish, “cosmovisión” means a particular take on the world and its values. Thus, Canal explores his own internal landscape by going beyond any limits of reason and entering into the unknown. "Canal's portraits provide us with a more nuanced model for understanding identity. Our world needs more of that kind of complexity.", says Seda-Reeder, curator for the exhibition.

Girl in the Red Corner

Friday, August 2, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 4, 3:00 p.m.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St.

Through August 17.

Step into the cage. Unemployed, fresh off a dead-end marriage, and searching for a way to take control of her life, Halo walks into a gym and signs up for mixed martial arts lessons. Her trainer thinks she’s a light-weight. Her mother and sister think it’s just plain weird.

Very quickly the lessons she learns in the ring bleed into the rest of her life and Halo finds herself battling against everyone around her. As she prepares for her first match, Halo realizes that life inside the cage and outside the cage are disturbingly similar. And that the only way to survive either is to fight.

Yoga & Brunch

Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Taft’s Ale House, 1429 Race St.

It’s back! This event sold out quickly last time, so get your ticket fast! Enjoy a roughly 45-60 minute private yoga class with instruction from nearby Yoga Bar upstairs in Taft’s Ale House before we open for the day. At 11:30, head down to Nellie’s Tap Room for an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Plus, with your ticket comes unlimited pints of Taft’s beer and mimosas from 11:30AM – 1:00PM. Bring your own mat, grab a friend or two and we’ll see you there! TICKETS:

Cincy Summer Beerfest

Saturday, August 3, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 to 11:30 p.m.

Smale Riverfront Park, Mehring Way & Main St.

Over 150 craft beers and live music.

CincyHop Swing Dance

Saturday, August 3, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

CincyHop invites all ages to Fountain Square for a free swing dance. You don't need any special equipment, expertise, or partners because we'll be bringing the swingin' jazz for this fun social dance.

CSO Look Around

Saturday, August 3, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

Inspired by the native northern mockingbird's ability to listen and learn from others, CSO Look Around asks how we can better see one another and our city. What’s Interesting:

·A musical meditation, a celebratory parade, and an enveloping musical experience all wrapped into one.

·The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, along with 30 local groups including choirs, instrumental ensembles and dancers, create a musical event extending from Ziegler Park to Washington Park.

·The title of this event is borrowed from a poem entitled "Lost Generation" by Cincinnati artist Siri Imani.

·Performing music co-created with composer Shara Nova and with direction by Mark DeChiazza, artists and audience become one as they move throughout the neighborhood, inviting friends and neighbors to join in, simply listen, or...look around.

·No tickets are required. How you choose to experience the event is up to you.

Visions of da Vinci

Saturday, August 3, 7:30 p.m.

School for Creative & Performing Arts, 108 W Central Pkwy

A genius of science, mathematics and art, Leonardo da Vinci exemplifies the term Renaissance man. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of his passing visual artists from Liquid Video Solutions will wrap the hall in some of da Vinci’s most famous paintings and drawings, creating an immersive experience that will enhance the musical performance. One of the top percussion virtuosos of our time, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic will perform Vivaldi’s dazzling Concerto in C Major arranged by Dame Evelyn Glennie. The CCO will also premiere a work by Zivkovic based on the famous hidden melody in da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” A grand finish to opening night will be highlights from Handel’s Water Music. You won’t want to miss this invigorating evening where music meets visual art.

TRL: Total Request Live

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 p.m.

Igby’s, 122 E. Sixth St.

On Saturday, August 3rd, Igby’s will once again transform into New York’s Times Square for TRL: Total. Request. Live! Re-live your favorite era of pop-culture with an action-packed night featuring: A TRL throwback mix from guest DJ Drew Pierce, $6 Zima and candy cocktails, fanny pack swag bags with mystery prizes, a costume contest (bonus points for bling and denim) with three chances to win, and tons of Myspace-worthy photo ops in the themed photo booth.

National Farmer’s Market Week

Sunday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St.

We love our farmers! This week-long national event celebrates the 8,200+ farmers markets across the country. At Findlay Market, we celebrate by spotlighting and thanking our local farmers. Join us this week to support and learn more about them! Plus, head on down to the Findlay Market Biergarten to enjoy a cold, farm-themed beer amongst the fun.

Art on Vine

Sunday, August 4, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

Up to 60 Local artists showcasing and selling fine arts and hand made goods on the Lovely Landmark Fountain Square in the center of Downtown Cincinnati! Art on Vine will make a donation to a Local Non- Profit to continue their mission. This will be a great event to meet and greet with local artists. A full bar will be provided by Fountain Square. Contact Info: Web Site Email

Cincinnati One-Minute Play Festival

Sunday, August 4, 8:00 p.m.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St.

Through August 6.

Witness brand new one-minute plays from Cincinnati playwrights. The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is a grass-roots community-engaged theatre festival, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer practice, which investigates local zeitgeist and narratives through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of minute-long moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with traditional theatres, cultural institutions, and social justice institutions sharing education, community-focuses, or public service missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF includes participants of different points of age, race, culture, gender, socio-economic background, and stage of career. The work attempts the values, topics, trends, styles, ideas, and big conversations that bubble up to the surface in each community.

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