Downtown Events


Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Apr. 19 – Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.

Cocktail Terrace Season Opening

Friday, Apr. 19, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

21C Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cocktail-terrace-season-opening

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati announces the 7th season opening for the Cocktail Terrace on Friday, April 19, 2019, weather permitting. Sneak through Gano Alley and take a discreet elevator ride to the 11th floor of 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati where you’ll be surrounded by the iconic Cincinnati skyline at the city’s preeminent rooftop bar. The beverage menu focuses on imaginative cocktails and will offer a brand-new selection of bar snacks from Executive Chef David Kelsey and his team at Metropole. Returning to the beverage menu will be local favorites including boozy slushies, poptails, and fresh seasonal cocktails. For those less interested in the whimsy of a popsicle in their cocktail, a selection of local and national craft beers and a curated wine list will also be available.

Guests are also invited to peruse 21c’s newest exhibition before or after service, located in the museum galleries, free of charge, open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Truth or Dare: A Reality Show, features artwork addressing the importance of questioning both knowledge and belief, featuring works that utilize illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the terrain between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.

Freedom 55: Blues Concert with Marquis Knox, plus Ben Levin

Friday, Apr. 19, 6:00 p.m.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/freedom-55-blues-concert-marquise-knox-plus-ben-levin

Enjoy a performance featuring international recording artist Marquise Knox and Cincinnati native, Ben Levin in the Grand Hall.

FC Cincinnati

Friday, Apr. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way

https://www.fccincinnati.com/

Playing since 2016, FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer club that entered Major League Soccer in 2019. FC Cincinnati will be taking on Real Salt Lake and will show support for MLS WORKS environmental and climate initiatives with special Earth Day-centered programming

Nick Offerman

Friday, Apr. 19, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St.

http://tafttheatre.org/events/2019/04/nick-offerman

Humorist, writer and woodworker best known for role as Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks & Recreation.

Rachel Rampleman: Oh! You Pretty Things

Friday, Apr. 19, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/rachel-rampleman-oh-you-pretty-things

Through June 16.

Cincinnati native and Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman presents a survey of her documentary and experimental video work featuring single and multi-channel installations from the last decade. Best known for her bodies of work that explore subjects such as gender, artifice, and spectacle, Rampleman showcases exuberantly bold and irrepressible female/femme-identifying personalities who revel in challenging common clichés associated with masculinity and femininity.

Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Friday, Apr. 19, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 21, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/giorgione%E2%80%99s-la-vecchia

Through May 4.

Giorgione’s painting of an old woman is among the most startling and engaging images of the Italian Renaissance. Depicted in half-length with her body turned to the side, the wizened figure looks directly at us and points to herself. Her mouth is open, as though speaking, and she sends us a text message—a slip of paper emerging from her sleeve inscribed col tempo (with time).

Remarkably, the painting retains its original decorated oak frame. Giorgione created both a portrait and an allegory of time or mortality. In the woman’s skin, teeth and hair the effects of age are rendered unsparingly, and yet with a depth of humanity. La Vecchia (The Old Woman) is a treatise on an image’s ability at once to convince and deceive, to attract and repel, to represent and allude. It embodies the power and complexity of the art of painting at one of its most experimental moments.

Macbeth

Friday, Apr. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St.

https://cincyshakes.com/on-stage/macbeth-2018/

Through May 4.

When the noble Scottish Lord Macbeth sees a path to power open up before him, he is determined to trod that path to its bloody end, consequences (and maybe himself) be damned. With his ruthless wife at his side, the two plot a Machiavellian course to put and to keep Macbeth on the Scottish throne. Shakespeare’s heart-pounding thrill ride of a play is a harrowing exploration of ambition, morality, tyranny and corruption.

Weekend Workout

Saturday, Apr. 20, 9:00 a.m.

Washington Park

https://washingtonpark.org/series/weekend-workout-2/

Washington Park’s spring Weekend Workout offers a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors 9a-10a on Saturdays. All skill-levels welcome, no experience needed.

Class schedule coming soon. Weekend Workout is part of the Wellness Series powered by Lykins Energy Solutions.

Rookwood Pottery Spring Tour

Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Rookwood Pottery Company Showroom

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/rookwood-pottery-spring-tour

Celebrate Easter weekend at the Rookwood Pottery Spring Tour! Historian George Hibben will take you behind-the-scenes at the factory & design studio, including an exclusive sneak peak into the design and hand-painting processes of the handcrafted Grove Bunny tiles and Grove Bunny figurines.

After the tour, enjoy complimentary coffee and desserts from local favorite Coffee Emporium.

Earth Day OTR Streetcar Concerts

Saturday, Apr. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/earth-day-otr-streetcar-concerts

Celebrate Earth Day OTR with a full day of free rides along the Cincinnati Bell Connector.

In addition to all the festivities in Washington Park, the streetcar will be FREE all day with a series of live music performances onboard throughout the afternoon! There will also be an ambassador on each car to welcome you and answer questions.

Brought to you by the Cincinnati 2030 District (an initiative of Green Umbrella) with additional sponsorship from Kroger and Xavier University's Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.

Earth Day OTR

Saturday, Apr. 20, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/events/earth-day-otr/

Join us for Earth Day OTR in Washington Park! 3CDC in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful will be offering a fun-filled day of eco-friendly activities and vendors in the park on Saturday, April 20th from 12p-5p.

The event will feature live reggae music, food and drink, eco-friendly products & goods for purchase, and a range of activities for both children and adults.

Performance Schedule:

12:00p to 1:20p: DA SQUAD

1:50p to 3:10p: Peridoni

3:40p to 5:00p: Elementree Livity Project

This year we are also doing a One Stop Drop Recycling Drive from 12-3 for hard-to-recycle items not accepted in curbside recycling. You don't even have to park your car!

Special thanks to our sponsor Kroger!

Pinkalicious, The Musical

Saturday, Apr. 20, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/pinkalicious-the-musical/

In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Metropole Easter Brunch

Sunday, Apr. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Metropole, 609 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/metropole-easter-brunch

Leave foraging to the bunnies. Metropole’s two-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu is fully stocked with farm fresh ingredients which means you won’t have to lift a finger. Come indulge in dishes like our Breakfast Burrito, Fage Yogurt and Hazelnut Praline, or a Brunch Burger. Price is $32 per person and includes coffee, tea, and soda.

Bring the whole family – we have a special a la carte kid’s menu available!

Easter Brunch at the Phoenix

Sunday, Apr. 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Phoenix, 812 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/easter-brunch-phoenix

Brunch buffet, egg hunt, Easter Bunny photos and live music. Call to make your reservations today!

Easter Brunch

Sunday, Apr. 21, 11:00 a.m.

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/easter-brunch-0

Christian Moerlein is extending their Brunch hours for Easter Sunday! Make your reservations today and hop on down for great food and fantastic views that will make you jump!