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Downtown Events

Downtown and Over–the–Rhine Events

Friday, Apr. 26 – Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

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Final Friday

Friday, Apr. 26, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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 demonstrations and enjoy free interactive classes.

MercyMe – Imagine Nation 2019 Tour

Friday, Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway

MercyMe’s 2019 “Imagine Nation Tour” will find the group traversing 30+ cities nationwide alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and multiple GMA Dove Award nominee Micah Tyler. Los Angeles, Portland, Orlando, Baltimore and more are on lineup for the three month long stretch taking place between Mar. 7 and May 11 of next year.

MercyMe just garnered their seventh AMA nomination following two previous wins. The “2018 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. The current GMA Dove Awards Artist of the Year are up for two awards at the upcoming 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the show on Sunday, October 21.

HOP COUTURE: The DAAP (official) Junior Fashion Show

Friday, Apr. 26, 8:00 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

Join for a live runway show featuring unique draping and tailoring creations from the talented third-year students from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Special fashion guests and a live DJ will outfit Rhinegeist’s premier fashion event, marking the 1-week countdown to the annual DAAP Senior Show, “NEXT,” on May 3rd.

Early arrival is encouraged by the time of 8pm to grab a beer and seat, the show will begin promptly at 9pm. VIP runway seating is available through Eventbrite, with proceeds going to DAAP. Standing room is free and first come first serve.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Friday, Apr. 26, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 27, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 28, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr.

Through September 2.

Fresh from the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, stunning immersive room-sized installations, mutant art vehicles, creative costuming, films, jewelry and more will transport Cincinnati Art Museum audiences to the Burning Man gathering. Burning Man attracts more than 70,000 active participants from all over the globe who gather in the desert outside Reno, Nevada. This thriving temporary metropolis is a hotbed of artistic expression and innovation through its shared principles. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man is one of the most influential happenings in contemporary American art and culture. Ephemera, archival materials and photographs will be on view in the companion exhibition City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man, organized by the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; it will trace Burning Man’s origins from its countercultural roots to the world-famous desert convergence it is today. The first phase opens on April 26, 2019, and the second, which will unveil additional art throughout the museum, opens on June 7, 2019. Both phases of the exhibition will close September 2, 2019.

Bold Moves

Friday Apr. 26, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

Your whole family will enjoy this delightful double-bill. For the first time in company history we present Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, a whimsical take on the aristocratic era set to the music of Mozart. Filled with sophisticated precision, this fanciful romp is poetic and playful. Coupled with Sechs Tänze is the world premiere of Victoria Morgan’s Dancing to Oz with original music by Maestro Carmon DeLeone. Based upon the classic Oz tale, the ballet begins in a dance studio. Our heroine follows a fabled path that ultimately reveals hidden strengths.

Families Create

Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00 a.m.

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St.

Families Create! is a popular series of workshops designed to introduce art techniques and concepts to children ages 5–12 years and their families.

Participants meet the exhibiting artists and explore the world of art through gallery talks, tours, and hands-on activities with take-home art projects. Call to register today!

Alley Jam

Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E 13th St.

Show up ready to work and get dirty! We're giving back to the neighborhood we love so much. Join ArtWorks, Spring In Our Steps & Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to help maintain Bolivar Alley. We'll bring the tools, you bring the gloves. Participants will get a free beer at 3 Points Urban Brewery afterward.

16th Annual Health Expo

Saturday, Apr. 27, 10:00 a.m.

Washington Par, 1230 Elm St.

Join the Health Gap for the 16th Annual Health Expo in Washington Park on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10 AM - 5 PM there will be FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS. The expo will feature fun activities for the whole family. Activities & entertainment include performances by Tyshawn Colquitt & Natural Progression, fitness demonstrations, healthy food tastings with local chefs, a hair demonstration, walking track and more. This event is FREE and open to the public. No ticket necessary.

Patton Oswalt

Saturday, Apr. 27, 8:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St.

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences.

Rhinegeist Beer Feast with Sartre OTR

Sunday, Apr. 28, 6:00 p.m.

Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St.

$60. No winter lasts forever... On Sunday, April 28th, gather around the table with friends both close and casual as Rhinegeist presents a lavish, multi-course Beer Feast punctuated by some of their most unique and flourishing brews. Sartre OTR has curated a distinctive, beer-focused, family-style menu that melds seasonal flavors and rich textures with the complex accents of Rhinegeist's warm weather offerings to celebrate the coming of spring. Attendees will begin their food + beer journey with a cocktail in the Sartre bar. Shortly after, guests will be escorted to the Rhinegeist Tap Room for their feast to begin. Cheers!

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