Downtown Events


Titus Andronicus

Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St.

https://cincyshakes.com/on-stage/titus-andronicus/

Through November 2.

This Halloween season, murder, mayhem, and mutilation abound, as Shakespeare’s bloodiest play descends on the CSC stage. Roman general Titus Andronicus returns victorious from 10 years of war, his archnemesis Tamora Queen of the Goths in tow and in chains. But when Rome’s rash and impetuous new Emperor decides not only to free her, but to marry her and make her his queen, she embarks upon a remorseless course of revenge. As she and Titus engage in an escalating cycle of violence and vengeance, the body count rises and Rome threatens to fall.

Architects of Air

Friday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Washington Park, 1230 Elm St.

https://washingtonpark.org/series/architects-of-air/

An Architects of Air’s luminarium is returning to Washington Park for BLINK 2019!

Founder, designer and artistic director Alan Parkinson first started experimenting with pneumatic sculptures in the I980s and has since developed his own language of form in this plastic medium.In 1992 he established the company to build and tour his luminarium designs. Since, Architects of Air, a Nottingham based company has made over 500 exhibitions in more then 40 countries.The luminarium is open 10a-11p, Thursday, Oct 10 – Sunday, Oct 13. General admission is $10, $5 for children under age 10, and free for children under age 2.

Capacity is 80 persons and when the structure has reached full capacity a queue will form and visitors are then admitted as other visitors exit the luminarium. The first reaction is often one of delight at the unexpected beauty of the light. The light of the day, transmitted by the translucent coloured parts of the luminarium, is surprising in its luminosity and makes a direct impact on the senses.

It is a paradox that such a stimulating environment can also be so calming, comforting and many people find the luminarium a place for rest or contemplation. Visitors try to put their experience into words – comparing the experience to like walking through a stained glass window, a futuristic space station, or like being inside a gigantic strange breathing organic but comforting creature.

More at https://www.architects-of-air.com/

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Friday, October 11, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincinnati-coffee-festival

This event includes vendors with appeal to coffee lovers. Local and regional coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers will all be sampling their wares. After they’ve sampled their way through the event hall, attendees can then buy their favorites to take home. Coffee-related demonstrations and live performances by musicians.

Wellness Your Way Festival

Friday, October 11, 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/wellness-your-way-festival

A three-day festival presented by Kroger, where you will work out with celebrity fitness experts, hear from inspiring speakers, pick up cooking tips from world-renowned chefs, and learn from passionate health professionals about what wellness means for you! The mission of Wellness Your Way Festival is to inspire a healthy lifestyle in your own way. Join for innovation, education and unprecedented entertainment to inspire transformation of the mind, body and spirit, while celebrating the great American city of Cincinnati!

BLINK THINK TANK

Friday, October 11, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Findlay Market, 1801 Race St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/blink-think-tank

Meet the Artists behind BLINK. Get an up-close and personal glimpse of the creative magic that goes into an event of this scale and the artists, inventors and dreamers who make it all so magical. 3-5 Artists each day appearing in each of the five neighborhood zones. 30 minute share of philosophy, inspiration of work, story, details, future city goals with time for Q&A. Our Artists are local and also come from all over the world. This is your chance to hear the story behind the story of their creative genius.

Cincy Nice Social House

Friday, October 11, 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Sunday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Switch Lighting and Design, 312 West 4th St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/cincy-nice-social-house

Arriving BLINK weekend, the Cincy Nice Social House is a 3-day, 2-night pop-up showcasing Cincinnati's diverse artists, community and culture. Free and open to the public, Cincy Nice invites visitors to enjoy all that makes Cincinnati nice with two floors of curated events including live entertainment, artist exhibitions, food and drinks, after parties, and a community lounge offering a friendly refuge amidst the expansive experience of BLINK. Kicking off the evening of Friday, October 11 and running through the afternoon on Sunday, October 13. Bring your friends, a smile, and get ready for a Cincy Nice time.

BLINK

Friday, October 11

Saturday, October 12

Sunday, October 13

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/

BLINK is one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation. Returning October 10-13, 2019, this free four-day event takes place in downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, spanning more than 30 city blocks and crossing the historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River. BLINK will turn the region into an outdoor art museum with large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, and immersive art.

Food and beverages are available at the event. No tickets are required. Hours run from 7pm-11pm each night.

Queen Bee Half Marathon

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 a.m.

JACK Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/queen-bee-half-marathon

Race just for women promotes fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women.

Doors Open Cincy 2019

Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over-the-Rhine

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/doors-open-cincy-2019

Doors Open Cincy will be a one-day event, designed to celebrate architecture, design, and history in our community by providing behind-the-scenes access to aprroximately 20 locations in and around OTR. They will open their doors and show off the great work they do and the spaces they occupy.

With a variety of organizations participating, there will be something to interest everyone! See everything from the crypt of a historic church to the thriving offices that are bringing talent to the Queen City. Come to one or all of the locations and enjoy the event on your own time. This event is being hosted in association with Blink Cincinnati as a daytime event - something great to do before the lights come on!

Saya Woolfalk Mural Dedication: Visionary Reality Threshold

Friday, October 12, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

1005 Walnut St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/saya-woolfalk-mural-dedication-visionary-reality-threshold

ArtWorks partnered with the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and Bartlett Wealth Management to bring internationally renowned contemporary artist, Saya Woolfalk, to Cincinnati to design a mural which was painted by a team of ArtWorks Youth Apprentices and Teaching Artists alongside Woolfalk's exhibition at the CAC this past summer. Visionary Reality Threshold will be activated with performance and projection mapping during BLINK, but before the lights go on, we invite you to join ArtWorks, the CAC and Woolfalk, to dedicate and celebrate this monumental work of public art!

Cincinnati Cyclones First Face-Off

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St.

https://cycloneshockey.com/game/2019/10/12/first-face-off

The Cyclones kick of the 2019-2020 season with $1 John Morrell HotDogs, Donatos Pizza, Soda, & Beer. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Cyclones Calendar presented by UC Health!

Casper the Friendly Musical

Saturday, October 12, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 2:00 p.m.

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/casper-friendly-musical

TCT takes Casper center stage in this world-premiere musical adaptation for young audiences! Everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his three uncles live a rather uneventful existence in the family mansion. Fifty years after their lives were cut short in a lightning storm, Magdalena, their former maid, re-enters their (after)lives! Now a celebrity TV Host, she is looking for the deed to the mansion… not because she wants the house, but because she believes there's a message on the back that will lead her to a “great treasure”. As competition reality TV is all the rage, she hosts a live treasure hunt in the mansion on Halloween. One lucky young contestant could win $1 million if they find the deed! It is up to young Casper and his new friends, the contestants, to save the mansion from Magdalena, and discover the greatest treasure of all!

Second Sunday on Main: BLINK!

Sunday, October 13. 12:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Main St.

https://www.otrchamber.com/event.html?id=3159

Oct 13th SSOM will extend into the evening hours to coincide with BLINK!

Daytime: 12 - 4 pm QUEEN CITY SOUL CLUB and PLANET VENUS!

The Biergarten Lounge will be open 12 - 11 pm curated by QUEEN CITY VIGNETTE

Evening: 6 - 11 pm SSOM Vendors, live music, & Biergarten open!

BROOKLYNN RAE MUSIC, CHELSEA FORD AND THE TROUBLE, KNOTTS, IN THE PINES

Over-the-Rhine's oldest street festival is back for its fourteenth year! Re-discover all that Main St. has to offer and come celebrate the heart and soul of OTR with your neighbors, families and friends. Live music, 100+ vendors, food trucks, arts programming an so much more. The line-up this year is bigger and better than ever & SSOM's musicians are always local!