Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

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

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEKEND

-Friday-Fish Frys across the city

-Saturday- St. Patrick’s Day Parade + Celebrations across the city

-Sunday- FC Cincinnati home opener, St. Patrick’s Day, celebrations continue across town

Soul Secrets Pop Up Fish Fry Dinner

Friday, Mar. 15, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St.

http://www.cincyweekend.com/event/?eID=9366505

Through April 19.

Soul Secrets popup Friday Fish Fry dinner. Every Friday from March 8 thru April 19. Hand Breaded Fish, side, vegetable and dessert. Beverages Provided. Reserve your spot today. Cost is 15 dollars, tickets must be purchased in advance. Starting Friday March 29, guests will be able to take their food across the street to the biergarten if they want!https://findlaykitchen.org/classes https://www.universe.com/events/soul-secrets-popup-friday-fish-fry-tickets-cincinnati-RPL3HK?ref=universe-discove

American in Paris + Amériques

Friday, Mar. 15, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:00 p.m.

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

http://cincinnatisymphony.org/concerts-plus-events/cso/1819-cso-season/american-in-paris-plus-am%C3%A9riques/?sourceNumber=43159

What’s interesting about this concert:

·American composer George Gershwin’s jazzy postcard from France contrasts French composer Edgard Varèse’ raucous reflection of America.

·Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich shares playing technique “revealing something from a plane beyond ours” (Washington Post).

·After the lyrical first movements of Barber’s concerto weren’t thought challenging enough, the composer responded with a finale believed unplayable.

This concert is part of Series 1.Get inside the minds of composers and to the heart of the music with Classical Conversations, one hour before Friday, Saturday and Sunday Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts. Concert Duration: Approx. 1 hour, 55 minutes with intermission.

Cincinnati Cyclones

Friday, Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 7:30 p.m.

https://cycloneshockey.com/

Come and meet some of your favorite Marvel Characters as the Cyclones wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game. Featuring appearances by superheroes.

The Cincinnati Cyclones are Cincinnati's Kelly Cup Championship winning hockey team and ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. Cincinnati Cyclones hockey games are more than just a game! Non-stop action, affordable family entertainment, and intermission activities provide unmatched entertainment value on the banks of the Ohio River at U.S. Bank Arena.

Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner

Friday, Mar. 15, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:00 p.m.

Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson Street

knowtheatre.com/season-21/starlight/

When an asteroid threatens the earth, the logical escape is your favorite diner, especially when that diner just might be a Time Machine. Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner is a world premiere adventure story about finding hope and connection in the face of insurmountable odds.

So have another cup of coffee, dig into a slice of pie, and keep an eye out on that light in the sky. Seems like it’s getting brighter, doesn’t it? No worries. The ladies of the Starlight have everything under control. Probably.

Rated: PG-13

The Winter’s Tale

Friday, Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17, 2:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm Street

https://cincyshakes.com/on-stage/winters-tale/

Through March 23.

Limited tickets left. An irrational and unfounded jealousy has consumed Leontes, the king of Sicilia. Convinced his wife Hermione has been carrying on an affair, he unleashes his rage upon her and their newborn child, whom he banishes to the wilderness. The consequences of his actions unfold over many years, in ways no one, most of all Leontes could have anticipated. Shakespeare's magical tale of wrath and redemption, of loves lost and then found is a sure way to warm the heart on a cold winter's night.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Friday, Mar. 15, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 17, 2:00 and 7:00 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.

Women’s Health Fair

Saturday, Mar. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St.

http://www.cincyweekend.com/event/?eID=9364866

In honor of International Women’s Month in March, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a Women’s Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Main Library, located at 800 Vine St. in downtown Cincinnati. This event is free and open to the public. The Women’s Health Fair includes nearly a dozen partner organizations such as Women Helping Women, Planned Parenthood, Bethany House, Caracole, the Homeless Coalition and Hyde Park La Leche League. St. Elizabeth Edgewood is conducting mammography screenings; walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is preferred. To pre-register, call 859-655-7400. The hospital has funding for the uninsured, so all are welcome. The Women’s Health Fair also includes yoga classes, mental health professionals, and an AIDS/HIV testing van. PNC Bank is talking to women about money, budgeting, and investments. A geneticist is available to help women determine their risk of developing breast cancer. Planned Parenthood is offering sessions about reproductive health and birth control. There also are family-friendly activities during the event. Both women and people who identify as female are invited to attend the health fair. Call 513-369-6900 or visit CincinnatiLibrary.org for more information.

DIY Bar Launch

Saturday, Mar. 16, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Queen City Alchemy, 1808 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/diy-bar-lauch

OTR meets DIY Patrons flock to DIY Bar for creative buzz March 2019 – There’s a brand new bar opening this month in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine that’s in a category all its own: DIY. Consumer demand for experiences is at an all time high, and owners of Queen City Alchemy and The Evergreen Designs aim to bring the social benefit of hands-on experiences through Do-It-Yourself to OTR. Hence, the DIY Bar was born.

Emily Little, owner of Queen City Alchemy curates and manufactures responsible, sustainable, and handmade premium skin care products. She is committed to using only safe, non-toxic, and cruelty-free ingredients and sharing all things wellness. The Evergreen Designs owners, Brittany and Ryan Kauffman, offer wood signs and trays, pillows, and welcome mats that can be personalized with custom made stencils. The two businesses share a storefront space at 1808 Race Street and have come together to create the ultimate DIY Bar experience giving customers the option to create handmade projects on-demand.

The DIY Bar officially opens on Saturday, March 16th from 11am – 5pm. Patrons are encouraged to stop in to peruse the DIY and retail offerings or stay and get creative. Some customers might like to experiment with blending a revitalizing facial serum or soothing facial mask with clean, botanical ingredients, while others will prefer to hand paint a custom sign or pillow to keep, or give as a gift.

The DIY Bar is ideal for teambuilding or any group looking for a unique bonding activity.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, Mar. 16, 12:00 p.m.

Downtown Cincinnati

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/st-patricks-day-parade

Rain, snow, or shine, this annual parade that started in 1967 has never cancelled! The route begins at Mehring Wat and Central Avenue (corner of Paul Brown Stadium) and ends at Freedom Way and Rosa Parks Street.

My Favorite Murder Live

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:00 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/my-favorite-murder-live

My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its inception in early 2016, the show has broken download records and galvanized a devoted ‘Murderino’ fan base. Their live tours are known throughout the world, selling out large theaters across the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.A top 10 regular on iTunes’ comedy podcast chart, My Favorite Murder has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Nylon and Rolling Stone magazine. Aside from being avid true crime enthusiasts, Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and television writer and Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host for the Cooking Channel.

Paula Poundstone

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St.

https://www.cincinnati-theater.com/theaters/taft-theatre/paula-poundstone.php

Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity.

Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were "plants".

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Saturday, Mar. 16 and Sunday, Mar. 17, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine Streets

https://myfountainsquare.com/series/st-patricks-day-weekend/

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with not one, but TWO free parties at Fountain Square! Festivities begin Saturday, March 16th from 12-6 pm and continue on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17th from 12-6 pm.Enjoy live music from Celtic rock bands, face painting, Irish food, green beer and, of course, Guinness.

Saturday Performance Schedule:

12:00 to 1:30- The Drowsy Lads

2:00 to 3:30- FinTan

4:00 to 5:30- Dulahan

Sunday Performance Schedule:

12:00 to 1:30- The Drowsy Lads

2:00 to 3:30- 9 Castle Close

4:00 to 5:30- The Prodigals

Cincinnati World Cinema: Oscar Live-Action & Animated Shorts

Saturday, Mar. 16 and Sunday, Mar. 17, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/cincinnati-world-cinema-oscar-live-action-animated-shorts/

CWC’s popular annual event returns for the 18th year, bringing ten terrific Animated and Live-Action Academy Award nominees plus bonus animated shorts. COFFEE EMPORIUM will return again this year providing food, tea and coffee drinks in the Memorial Hall ballroom, between the programs on both days.

More information is available at Cincinnati World Cinema’s Website.

3rd Sunday Funday: Splash of Color

Sunday, Mar. 17, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.

https://local.citybeat.com/event/taft-museum-of-art.-Upmhx/3rd-sunday-funday-splash-of-color

Explore color at this Sunday Funday. Using Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days, Pones Inc. will lead a discovery of color through movement and literature at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Try out the Paint 3D app with help from the Microsoft Store, become an art detective at the Art Cart and create your own colorful masterpiece.

Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art to experience a free afternoon of great art, hands-on fun, family-friendly performances and animal encounters. Most activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon, so stop by when you have time and stay as long as you can.

FC Cincinnati Soccer

Sunday, Mar. 17, 5:00 p.m.

Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/fc-cincinnati-soccer

Home opener against Portland Timbers. Playing since 2016, FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer club that entered Major League Soccer in 2019. Matches are held at Nippert Stadium on the campus of University of Cincinnati.