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Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2, 2019

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Art After Dark: Monochromatic

Friday, January 31, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive

Free admission. RSVP not required. Art After Dark is back and we’re throwing a black and white party to celebrate 2020 and special photography exhibition The Levee: A Photographer in the American South. Enjoy live music, food for purchase, specialty cocktails and docent-led tours throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to wear black and/or white to go along with our black and white photography theme. #artafterdarkcincy About special exhibition The Levee: A Photographer in the American South: This exhibition presents a body of photographs by Sohrab Hura (b. 1981, West Bengal, India) in which the artist explores themes of connection, perspective and place. The landscapes and portraits of The Levee trace Hura’s travel along the Mississippi River from its confluence with the Ohio to the far reaches of the delta in Louisiana.


Friday, January 31, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

Enjoy an evening of spectacular flight, feats, grooves and maneuvers. The event will feature aerial acrobatics and other amazing acts from the Cincinnati Circus Company, as well as performances from the Q-Kidz Dance Team, The Cincinnati Ballet, and more! Beats provided by DJ Smokeface. Free and open to the public.

A portion of taproom sales will benefit Mission2Move, a chronic stress prevention program providing mindful movement classes to students in Cincinnati

Final Friday

Friday, January 31, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St.

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. Meet artists, view and purchase their artwork, attend lectures, watch live demenostrations and enjoy free interactive classes.

Winter Salsa Social with Son Del Caribe and The Amador Sisters

Friday, January 31, 8:00 PM

The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St.

Warm up your winter with some Salsa dancing and a pair of local Latin music favorites at this year’s Winter Salsa Social.

Presented in conjunction with the local social group Cincinnatísimo, the event will feature the 11-piece ensemble Son del Caribe, a centerpiece of Cincinnati’s Latin music scene for more than a decade and a fixture of the popular Salsa on the Square series on Fountain Square

Cincinnati Cyclones

Friday, January 31, 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 7:30 PM

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway St.

On Friday, the first 1,500 kids ages 2-12 will receive a replica jersey of ECHL MVP Jesse Schultz. Plus enjoy $5 Craft Beers, $1 Sodas, and $3 Cheeseburgers as part of 513 Friday.

On Saturday, join us for Cyclones Fight Cancer presented by UC Health! The Cyclones will raise awareness for all types of cancer by wearing specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game.

Bloom and Grow

Friday, January 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Drive Park

Through March 8.

You would have to travel a long distance to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Our permanent collection includes desert plants, tropical specimens, Bonsai trees, rare orchids, carnivorous plants and exotic fruit trees.

John Humphries: Rules, Recipes, and Mythology – Works on Paper

Friday, January 31, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, February 2, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

John Humphries’s (Cincinnati, OH) exquisite watercolors investigate tectonic ideas of space, narrative, texture, order/disorder, and connection through architectural interventions that explore the relationship between mythology, landscape, and the built environment. In this exhibition, watercolor drawings are constructed following rules and recipes inspired by mythological figures.

Joomi Chung: Image Space/Memory Space

Friday, January 31, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Sunday, February 2, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

Joomi Chung (Oxford, OH) unfolds an abstract landscape-map in an immersive installation combining objective representation and subjective experiences of places and moments. Her work explores the idea of memory-space from multiple angles: as long scrolls of multi-referential visual narratives, as sedimentation of forgotten memories, and as fragments of memories suspended in an in-between zone of memory. Her multifaceted work opens up an image-space to be contemplated as a visual field and, at the same time, accessed as a physical site.

Tom Schiff: Surrounded by Art

Friday, January 31, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St.

Through March 1.

The desire to represent the world in an all-encompassing, immersive experience has sparked the creativity of painters and photographers for many centuries. This drive led to the invention of artistic panoramas which were especially popular during the 19th century in Europe and the United States.

Cincinnati-based photographer Tom Schiff utilizes this photographic panorama technique by understanding the intricacies of his camera of choice—the Cirkut. For years Schiff traveled the country capturing dynamic exterior and interior images of various buildings with a particular eye for museums. His photographs harness the distorted curvature of the panorama format to create a personal view of his subjects. In his selection of museums, Schiff focuses on the architectural significance of the building architecture rather than the artwork on display. The resulting images interpret building designs through elongated and sequenced compositions. Using artistic license as well as a deliberate framing and moving of the camera, Schiff turns the museum into a medium. This approach captures the iconic quality of landmark United States museum architecture while highlighting their connections and idiosyncrasies across time and space.

This is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s museum panoramas. It is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue published by Rizzoli Electa. In addition, the exhibition includes a VR experience of Schiff’s images.

Superpower Dogs

Friday, January 31, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 2, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater, 1301 Western Ave.

Through March 13.

Superpower Dogs showcases the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. From the waters of the Mediterranean and the waves off California’s coast to the mountains of British Columbia and the savannas of Africa, journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives. Narrated by Chris Evans, the film reveals the astonishing science behind their extraordinary abilities, ensuring that we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again. Discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners in an immersive OMNIMAX® adventure.

Superpower Dogs opens November 23 in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. The 47-minute film, from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare, was filmed for large-format screens using special IMAX cameras over the course of 2 ½ years.

Fountain Square Ice Rink Last Weekend

Friday, January 31, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, February 2, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

Join us for the last weekend at the Fountain Square Ice Rink. The rink offers 600 pairs of skates for rent, a full-service concessions tent with hot and cold snacks, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as the Lykins Energy Solutions Warming tent for patrons who want to watch the action or take a break from the ice. The rink is open to skaters of all ages. A full line-up of hours, admission prices, and events is available at

Gershwin Spectacular: Rhapsody in Blue

Friday, January 31, 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 8:00 PM

Sunday, February 2, 2:00 PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

Go all-out with an all-Gershwin program that’s blues-y, jazzy and fun, featuring a brilliant improvisation of Rhapsody in Blue. Experience Rhapsody like never before, with “the genius of the modern piano,” jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. This is your chance to hear orchestral show-stoppers like Porgy and Bess, Cuban Overture and American in Paris.

Music For All: Check out our discounts for kids ages 6-17 ($20 for these performances) plus $10 First-Timer Tickets or Pay What You Wish available for the Friday evening performance.

This is a MAC Series concert. The CSO's Multicultural Awareness Council is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season!

Cincinnati Cyclones Frozen 5K/10K

Saturday, February 1, 9:00 AM

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway

Unique winter race takes participants on course along Ohio River and through Cincinnati's Transit Center underneath Second St.

Mascot Broomball

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

Calling all mascot fans! Come watch your favorite Cincinnati Mascots lace up their skates to compete in the annual Mascot Broomball game at the UC Health Ice Rink presented by Fifth Third Bank on Fountain Square! This free match promises to provide plenty of comical thrills and spills, so bundle up and come prepared to cheer. Stick around for meet and greets and photos, then hit the ice and skate with your family.

The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre on Tour Production of Coretta Scott King

Saturday, February 1, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

Free. Tickets required. Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood adversity in the segregated south and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A talented singer, she would go on to play an integral role as the First Lady of the American Civil Rights movement, not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also as an independent woman. Coretta’s story continues to be an inspiration to our nation and the world.

Family Valentine’s Date Skate

Saturday, February 1, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fountain Square, 520 Vine St.

On February 1, kids can bring a parent, grandparent or someone special for a pre-Valentine's Day date at the Fountain Square Ice Rink! We'll have themed crafts in the Warming Tent with Abby Palen, and kids can enjoy one free hot chocolate with craft participation. This event is free with rink entry. Admission is $6 and skate rental is $4 per person.

Onsie Bar Crawl

Saturday, February 1, 2:00 PM

16-Bit Bar + Arcade, 1331 Walnut St.

Check in- Please arrive at 16 Bit from 2-4pm. Friends can also check you in. Just need your ticket to scan you in. Name doesn't need to match the ticket.

Our Bar Crawl USA map will guide you from a huge registration party to bar after bar until we make it to our after party bar. If you make it to the after party, you'll be able to snag our Onesie Bar Crawl T-Shirt!

Brunch, Brews, and Baseball

Sunday, February 2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

You begin at the Moerlein Lager House in the private Beer Baron Hall and enjoy your fill of the Lager House's Hot Chicken Biscuit, A.M. Flatbread, or any of their awesome brunch choices along with a flight of Moerlein's award-winning beers! During brunch, your guide will begin with storied history of the relationship between baseball and beer, particularly in Cincinnati. After brunch, you will embark on a tour of the Moerlein Lager House brewing facilities before heading over to Great American Ball Park for a behind the scenes Major League Clubhouse Tour. Stops include Crosley Terrace, the new 1869 Red Stockings Pavilion, the Warning Track behind Home Plate, the Dugouts, and both Clubhouses!

At the conclusion of the tour, you'll receive a voucher for one-day admission to the newly renovated Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which can be used that day or any day up to October 31, 2020. You'll also receive a free membership to the Moerlein Lager House Mug Club for discounts on beer and the opportunity to rent your own Hog's Head locker for your favorite stein!

**Tours will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are limited to 25 people per tour. The experience will be two hours in length, and guests are asked to check in 15 minutes prior to start time.

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