Downtown Events


Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Events

Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17

For more events, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com

Beethoven’s Last Quartet

Friday, November 15, 7:30PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/chamber-players/1920/beethoven-last-quartet/

Written less than a year before he passed, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135 is the last completed major work ever penned by the composer. CSO First Assistant Concertmaster, Philip Marten’s Passacaglia presents a modern interpretation of the musical form which originated in the 17th-century. A Trio for Flute, Horn and Piano uncovers a spectrum of moods for Julliard composer Eric Ewazen. Mendelssohn’s fourth string quartet demonstrates the power of writing for the player, not just the instrument.

Cincy’s R&B Fest

Friday, November 15, 8:00PM

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway

https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2019/11/cincy-s-r-b-fest

Cincy's R&B Fest brings the best R&B artists back to the Queen City for a November concert to remember. FeaturingJagged Edge, 112, Ginuwine, Tevin Campbell, SILK, and H-Town.

The Commonheart

Friday, November 15, 8:00PM

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/commonheart

“This band is therapy for me to bring myself back to being a better person, and I hope people come along with me,” says powerhouse singer Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart. The testimonial begins on August 16th when the 9-piece band issues its most potent and purposeful dose of grittily redemptive rock n’ soul, its sophomore album, 'Pressure' (Jullian Records).

Ambrosia

Friday, November 15, 8:00PM

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/ambrosia/

In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles, came together to create a new invigorating style of music.

Exploring the possibilities of progressive classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as, “Ambrosia”.

American Life

Friday, November 15, 11:00AM

Saturday, November 16, 8:00PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/cso/1920-cso-season/american-life/

Florence Price’s Piano Concerto is performed by its preeminent interpreter, Louis Schwizgebel. Adolphus Hailstork muses on an American port city, rising composer James Lee III finds sublimity in the stars, and William Grant Still seeks to frame jazz styles in symphonic form. Duke Ellington, one of the most profound and prolific creators in history, performed and recorded with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. His Harlem takes us on a stroll through the neighborhood on a Sunday morning.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday, November 15, 7:30PM

Saturday, November 16, 7:30PM

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St.

https://cincyshakes.com/on-stage/the-merry-wives-of-windsor/

Through December 7.

From June of 1919 to August of 1920, these United States passed and ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. In commemoration of this centennial, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will shine the spotlight on the Women of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in our "Season of the Woman", both onstage and off, and join organizations across the cityin an ArtsWave led initiative called "Power of Her" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.

This celebration comes to life in an unique way with this production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as it is set in the era of Women's Suffrage!During this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has partnered with several organization to celebrate this milestone including the Ohio History Connection's traveling exhibit "Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change" which can be viewed in the lobby. And we welcome to Ohio League of Women Voters who will be providing Voter Registration during the run of "Merry Wives".

Antique Christmas

Friday, November 15, 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Saturday, November 16, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday, November 17, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/antique-christmas

Through January 4.

Enjoy a glimpse of Christmas past at the Taft Museum of Art’s annual exhibition of holiday treasures. Visitors will find beautiful decorations throughout the historic house, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond. This year, guests can expect many new and exciting displays, including several feather trees with decorations ranging from vintage Disney ornaments to characters from German fairy tales. Figures of the jolly old elf will also be on view under a large tree adorned with antique paper, chenille, and glass ornaments.

Other highlights include a whimsical display of the types of transportation Santa Claus uses to make his special deliveries, as well as a feather tree hung with brightly colored Russian ornaments watched over by figures of Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden. A forest of small trees decorated with pre-WWII German, Polish, and Japanese miniature glass ornaments and a vibrant collection of Art Deco gift boxes will also put visitors in the holiday spirit!

Rookwood Holiday Open House

Friday, November 15, 8:00PM

Saturday, November 16, 10:00AM

Sunday, November 17, 11:30AM

Rookwood Pottery Company Showroom

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/rookwood-holiday-open-house

Come to Rookwood’s annual Holiday Open House on November 15, 16, 17! Enjoy holiday festivities including complimentary sweets, savory bites, and drinks, while shopping our exciting new products and curated gift sets. On Friday and Saturday, discover our handcrafted ceramics through demonstrations, factory tours, and artist signings. Explore more below! See website for specific date times, and tickets for reservations.

Girls on the Run Fall 5K

Saturday, November 16, 8:00AM

Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/girls-run-fall-5k-1

Please support girls by running or walking at this community wide, non-competitive 5K event! In addition to fun activities ahead of the 5K and 10 cheer zones along the course, each participant will receive a medal at the finish line. Be inspired as you participate alongside over 1000 local girls in their first 5K!

The proceeds from this event will help to provide local scholarship assistance to our 50% of participants that require financial assistance to participate in our 10 week Girls on the Run program. Activities being at 8:00AM, 5K starts at 10AM.

Activities include hair painting, cheer sign making, tiara decorating, dance party and interactive sponsor booths. GOTR merchandise and apparel will also be for sale.

Dragons Love Tacos

Saturday, November 16, 12:00PM and 2:00PM

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/dragons-love-tacos-other-stories/

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books!

Dragons love all sorts of tacos — except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party red-hot trouble ensues.

Do you love tacos, too? Join Memorial Hall and Mazunte for a post-show Taco Party. The party will include a meet and greet with the cast of Dragons Love Tacos, and a taco bar from Mazunte. Upgrade your tickets to include the Taco Party for just $16.

Holiday Beer Extravaganza

Saturday, November 16, 12:00PM - 3:00PM

Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/holiday-beer-extravaganza

Sample from 16 of the best holiday beers provided by Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Moerlein Lager House and local, national, and international guest breweries. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dessert pairings, a Moerlein keg tapping, live music by Sonny Moorman, and take home a souvenir Moerlein pint glass. Plus you'll be automatically entered into raffles for gift cards and other gifts! Donate to a great cause while you're here! We've partnered with St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati and will be collecting new and/or gently used coats for their winter coat drive. Cash donations will also be accepted, and all cash from our holiday keg tapping will benefit SVDP!

Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Saturday, November 16, 7:00PM

Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St.

https://cincinnatiusa.com/events/elf-shelf-christmas-musical

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

Cincinnati Cyclones

Saturday, November 16, 7:30PM

Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway

https://cycloneshockey.com/game/2019/11/16/batman-night

Join the Cyclones for Batman Night! The Cyclones will wear Batman jerseys and some of your favorite DC Comics Super Heros will be available on the concourse.

Matinee Musicale Presents Dover Quartet

Sunday, November 17, 3:00PM

Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St.

https://www.memorialhallotr.com/cincinnati-shows/matinee-musicale-presents-dover-quartet/

This much-admired ensemble studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. They were catapulted to international stardom after they swept a series of noteworthy awards: the 2013 Banff Competition, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, an inaugural Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and top prizes in the Fischoff Competition and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Their 2015-2016 season.

included debuts at Carnegie Hall, Yale University, Lincoln Center and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. In 2017-2018 they performed more than one hundred concerts across North America and Europe.

Totally 80s

Sunday, November 17, 7:00PM

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.

https://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/tickets-and-events/buy-tickets/pops/1920-pops-season/totally-80s/

Crank up the Tears for Fears and celebrate one of the most emo and electric decades in music – the 80s! It’s the perfect reason to break out your Swatch watch, tease up your hair, and pump up to totally tubular favorites like The Final Countdown, Careless Whisper, Smooth Criminal, 867-5309, and more. Shoulder pads and Members Only jackets optional.