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Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Feb. 15 – Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

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Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

Opens Friday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave

Step into a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

Over 5,000 years ago, an advanced civilization began to grow along the Nile. Drawing life from the river’s fertile cycle, a culture of monument-builders, with a complex, intertwined religious and political system, expanded their influence across the Mediterranean and through the millennia. Today, ancient Egypt comes to us through the fog of popular myths.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. More than 350 original artifacts dating back over 4,500 years, stunningly detailed models of once-lost cities and landscapes and vivid interactive multimedia spaces will combine to conjure up ancient Egyptians’ economic, mythological and cultural world. Egypt will bring the land of pharaohs back to life at Cincinnati Museum Center.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater

Opens Friday, Feb. 15

Unravel the secrets of mummies!

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. In addition to increasing our understanding of the culture, religion, medicine and daily life thousands of years ago, scientists today are reconstructing mummy DNA and deciphering ancient texts to gain insight into modern human genetics and advance medical treatments. To unravel the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.

Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Toledo Walleye: Cincinnati Flying Pigs Night

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 pm

US Bank Arena

It's always a great day for hockey! Come watch ECL action with the 2-time Kelly Cup winning Cincinnati Cyclones! Cincinnati's Championship team celebrates the Queen City with nod to the Cincinnati’s hog heritage and the world famous race it has inspired. For one night only, the Cyclones become the Cincinnati Flying Pigs as they continue to race for another championship.

Tom Segura

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm

Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014).Paste Magazine described him as, “...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Additionally, his hit podcast Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.

Segura can be seen next in the Paramount feature Instant Family opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne premiering November 16th nationwide.Segura’s television credits include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, How To Be A Grown Up.

Segura is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Hearts a Flutter

Friday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 E. Mehring Way

Do you like me (check yes or no) □Yes □No? Well, Carol Ann’s Carousel loves YOU!

Create new friendships and reconnect with family offline at the Carousel for Hearts a Flutter Craft Day. Join in on Valentine Day crafts and prizes!The event is free; ride tokens available for purchase.

Love Moer

Friday Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Moerlein Lager House and get a complimentary carousel ride.

Each guest who enjoys lunch or dinner at Moerlein Lager House will receive a voucher for a free carousel ride at Carol Ann’s Carousel in Smale Riverfront Park. It’s the perfect ending to a romantic Valentine’s date. And so many great photo ops!

Carousel open until 9 p.m., to Feb. 16. Tickets valid through Feb. 28.

Cincinnati Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, Feb.15, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

Be swept up in the romance of The Sleeping Beauty. First staged almost 130 years ago, Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of classical ballet. The stunning production is set to the Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical score, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

The Sleeping Beauty tells the familiar story of Princess Aurora, a beautiful girl cursed by an evil fairy. Carabosse, angry that she was not invited to the christening of the princess, casts a spell that Aurora will prick her finger on a spindle and die on her 16th birthday. Luckily, the good Lilac fairy softens the curse, causing Aurora takes a 100-year sleep until she is awakened by the kiss of a prince. Not just a love story, Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale ballet that also includes characters such as Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood, sure to delight the whole family.

Make it a date night! The Ballet as teamed up with Salazar, Taft’s Ale House, Prime Cincinnati, & Street City Pub for Valentine’s Day weekend. Call today to purchase your tickets to The Sleeping Beauty and we’ll make a dinner reservation FOR YOU! reservations available. And as an added bonus, tickets for Valentine’s Day are ONLY $40!


Saturday, Feb. 16, 12:00 & 2:00 PM

Memorial Hall OTR

Created, directed and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures: a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation’s history. Watch the story of his life unfold — from his childhood in the Deep South all the way to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Free, tickets required.MARTIN’S Dream is most enjoyed by those in grades 2-12

Valentine Dinner at the Taft Museum

Saturday, Feb. 16, Seatings at 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.


What better place to celebrate Valentine’s than at the Taft Museum of Art? Join us for our exclusive Valentine’s Dinner, featuring four delicious courses and four specially chosen wine pairings. View the fantastic (and romantic) permanent collection until 8 p.m. The Shop will also be open with last-minute gifts until 8 p.m.

Tickets are $93.75 per person for Taft members; $106.25 per person non-members (includes tax and 18% gratuity). Age 21 and up.

Price includes four courses, each paired with a specially selected wine. Additional wine, beer, and cocktails will be available for purchase.

Vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free alternatives are offered but must be pre-ordered at least 7 days in advance. Please call Alyssa Kleespies at (513) 684-4523 to discuss dietary requirements.

Winter Jam Tour

Saturday, Feb. 16

US Bank Arena

Please note that tickets for this event are NOT presold for this event, but instead the tour asks for a $15 donation at the door.

The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour and one of the top first quarter tours in the world, made a series of major announcements during festivities held earlier this evening. Revealing a history- making tour first, Winter Jam will be presented on a 360o “in the round” center stage, showcasing a diverse lineup helmed by supergroup Newsboys United.

Comprised of current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, along with former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel, Newsboys United are set to take the Winter Jam stage to deliver a string of the biggest hits from the iconic band’s three-decade career. Winter Jam’s 2019 blockbuster lineup continues with GRAMMY®-nominated former “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey; GRAMMY®-winning recording artist and "Overcomer" hitmaker Mandisa; Northern Ireland's "Count Every Blessing" worshippers Rend Collective; Skillet drummer and female solo rocker LEDGER; GRAMMY®-nominated tour creators and hosts NewSong; and Dove Award-nominated Gotee recording artist Hollyn.

Lemon Sky EP Release

Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00 pm – 1:30 am

MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St

Free. Based on their name — inspired by a Kevin Bacon movie that was based on Lanford Wilson’s play — the members of Cincinnati’s Lemon Sky refer to their particular genre as “Citrus Rock.”

Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savory Stroll

Feb. 17, 2019 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St.

Valentine’s Day at Findlay Market is all about the sweet and savory market treats! Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple, or with friends and family by indulging in scrumptious tasting stations from Findlay Market vendors. Each tasting station includes a different wine pairing courtesy of Market Wines. In addition to the tasting stations, all ticket holders will be given a 10% off coupon at participating vendors and will be placed into a raffle for a chance to win a beautiful bouquet arranged by The Budding Florist.

Tasting Stations:

·Areti’s Gyros: Baklava or powdered sugar cookies

·Bouchard’s Pasta: Chocolate-covered strawberries, mini cannolis, rice crispy treats, royal iced cookies and mini cheesecakes

·Cherbourg Cyprus: Lemon bars

·Churchill Fine Teas: Chocolate & Roses tea

·Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices: Bourbon Balls made with their Sweet Paradise sugar bend

·Dean’s Mediterranean Imports: Budino (Italian chocolate pudding w/ olive oil) and Tandoori Truffle chicken wings

·Em’s Sourdough Bread: Chocolate chip cookies

·Gibbs Cheese: Amaretto cookie fudge

·Harvest Pizzeria: Meatballs w/ Focaccia bread

·Mama Made It: Kettle corn

·OTR Bagel Bar: Strawberry Bagel w/ Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese

·Taste of Belgium: Mini Red Velvet Waffles

·The Arepa Place: Plantain chips & salsa or cheese arepa

All Sweet & Savory Stroll ticket holders will also receive 10% off from the following merchants

·Dean’s Mediterranean Imports

·Eckerlin Meats

·Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen

·Kofina’s Olive Oil & Vinegar (vinegar excluded)

·Pet Wants

·SKT Ceramics

Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Adirondack Thunder: Meijer Kids Club Game + Kids Paint the Ice

Sunday, Feb. 17, 3:00 PM

US Bank Arena

Join the Cyclones for this special 3pm Matinee. Meijer Kids Club members are invited to paint the ice after the game.

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