Monday 9th January
FOOD: Asian Food Week, at participating restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. It will be held from January 9th to 15th. Choose from our list of $10 secret menu items for this week only. Over 40 participating Asian restaurants. acw.asianati.com.
MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: A Tribute to the Trumpet Kings with Now Hear This, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, Over the Rhine.
Recreation: skiing and snowboarding, Everyday, Perfect North Slope, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg. Perfect North.com.
Tuesday, January 10th
comedy: simply comedy, 9:00 p.m. Symposium, 2835 Woodburn Avenue, East Walnut Hills. A weekly showcase of local comics and suburban drop-ins, hosted by River Monster Stand Up. free. eventbrite.com.
Museums: Beyond Bollywood 11am-5pm, Cincinnati Museum of Art, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Through more than 100 of his works, drawn from US museums and private collections, you can explore the expression of dance in the art of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the 1st century to his 21st century. From November 11th he held until February. 5. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
MUSIC: Music Live at lunch: Mika Komuro, 12:10 PM, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth Street, Downtown. free.
Recreation: Hello Cindy Social Hour. 5:30pm-7:30pm, Kinley Hotel Exchange Bar, 636 Race St., Downtown. A casual, regular happy hour where newcomers, remote her workers, and others can connect and network. Hosted by the Cincinnati USA Area Chamber of Commerce. First drink is free for registrants. free. Eventbrite.com.
Ending: Weston Art Gallery Exhibition, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Three exhibits ending January 15: Candace Black: Trinkets. Stephen Thurston: Lost in Translation, Deception, Desire. Mary Jo Ball: Family White Elephant. free.
Wednesday, January 11th
Lecture: Celebration Self Luncheon Speaker Series: Tisha Livingston, 11:30 AM, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton. $25. sold out.
Museums: Free to Be: Artists Committed to Memory, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. and contemporary roles. From September 30th to March 5th. Included in the entrance fee. $15, 10.50 3-12 years old. freecenter.org.
Bar: MOTR Open Mic Night, 8pm, MOTR Pub, 1345 Main Street, Over the Rhine. Rotating hosts include Maxx McKinley, Rob McAllister, Kryst Kruer, Kristen Kreft and Dave Cupp. free. motrpub.com.
Sports: Cyclone vs Walleye, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. T-shirt giveaways and a $2 beer night. Cyclone Shock.com.
ENDING: Craft and Camera: the Art of Nancy Ford Cones, Taft Museum, 316 Pike St., Downtown. The first major presentation of work by the internationally renowned photographer from Loveland, who produced photography at a time when women artists were struggling for recognition. This series of works brings imaginative subjects such as fairy tales and literary scenes to life. Most of the photographs were taken between her 1900 and her 1939. Until January 15th. $15, seniors and children $10. Admission is free every Sunday. taftmuseum.org.
Thursday, January 12th
Music: George Singleton, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth Street, Newport.
Music: Parker Gispert Solo, 9:30 pm, MOTR Pub, 1345 Main Street, Over the Rhine. free. motrpub.com.
Shopping: Friends of the Library Book Sale, Thursday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Campbell County Branch Library: Newport Branch, 901 E. Sixth St., Newport. Prices range from 25 cents to $3.
Theater: Deceased Walton Creek Theatre, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Marimont. In the Baptist backwaters of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that life and death in the South are seldom unorganized and always merry. It will be held from January 12th to 29th. Mariemontplayers.com.
Friday, January 13th
Comedy: Jess Hilarias, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs January 13-14. liberty.funnybone.com.
Comedy: Tony Woods Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs January 13-15. gobananas comedy.com.
Comedy: River Monster Stand Up, 7 p.m. Esoteric Brewing Co., 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Hosted by Hanna Ljungholm and Anna Mazza. free. eventbrite.com.
Entertainment: Dinner Detective Murder Mystery, 7-10 PM, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. Interactive Murder Mysteries. A 4-course dinner and prizes are included. cash bar. $64.95. Eventbrite.com. sold out.
EXPO: O’Reilly’s Cavalcade of Customs, Friday 3-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Downtown. Hundreds of classic and hot rod show vehicles are on display. See traditional rods, customs, vintage race cars, pin-up girl contests and more. The celebrity showcase includes Jeff Lutz, Katherine Buck, Tom Wopat, Henry Winkler, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Jon Moxley. $23, $8 for ages 6-12, free for under 5s. Autorama.com.
EXPO: National Fishing Expo, Noon-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-3pm, Sunday Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Fishing vendor, education and fun. Runs January 13-15. $12-$25, 17 and under free, adults pay. Nationalfishingexpos.com.
Music: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert, Friday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. cincinnatisymphony.org.
Music: Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Clifton.
Music: Ward Davis, Nolan Taylor Band, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth Street, Newport. $22.50. southgatehouse.com.
Music: Rachel Asbel Quartet, Caffe Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. caffevivace.com.
Sports: Cyclone vs Fuel, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Night of the Dragonfly Foundation. Cyclone Shock.com.
THEATER: About Humans and Cars, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. $25 prepaid. Free parking. sorgoperahouse.org.
Saturday, January 14th
ART OPENING: Erika Nj Allen: This is not a coup. 5-8 pm, Welcome Project, 2936 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. An immersive black-and-white photography installation transports visitors to Guatemalan banana plantations. Exhibited with reference to “Chiquita Banana Cookbook”. A lecture from Dr. Shana his Klein on the history of the United Fruit Company will take place from 5:00 pm to his 6:00 pm. An art opening follows. wavepool gallery.org.
Comedy: Helltown Comedy Showcase: Brian Paris, 7:30 PM and 9:45 PM, The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Avenue, Northside. 10. Bombsaway comedy.com.
Entertainment: Cincinnati Songslam, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Each of the five teams released a new song for voice and piano. The audience chooses the winner. free. cincinnatisonginitiative.org.
EXPO: Cincinnati Wedding Show, 11am-3pm, Marriott Cincinnati North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester Township. Organized by A Bridal Affair, the expo offers show-only vendor discounts, specials and giveaways. Admission is free, but registration is required. Eventbrite.com.
Music: Nagy, Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave, Clifton.
Music: Witches at the Rifle Range, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth Street, Newport. With Luther Ray and the Flood, Kentucky Strutt and Matt St. George.
Music: Brother Brothers, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth Street, Newport.
Music: Smoke Healer, Madison Theatre, 730 Madison Avenue, Covington. Howl at the Sky, Eternal Now. madisontheater.com.
OUTDOORS: Walking in a Walnut Forest: Urban Forest Regeneration, 10am, Walnut Woods, corner of Victory Parkway and Sulcer Avenue, Evanston. Get outside at the Lloyd’s Library and explore Cincinnati’s newest park. No reservation required. free.
RECREATION: late night date night, 10 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. Enjoy a romantic night under the stars, work through the telescopes, and go behind the scenes at the observatory. adults only. $30. Eventbrite.com.
THEATER: Grand Horizons, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Bill and Nancy have a quiet dinner with her and quietly decide to divorce after 50 years of marriage. Nancy feels she is liberated and Bill seems unfazed, but her adult sons Brian and Ben do not take it well. Everything they thought they knew about their parents collapses when the “children” descend upon Grand Horizons’ senior living community to mediate. It will be held from January 14th to February. 5.ensemblecincinnati.org.
Tour: Cincinnati Music Hall Indoor Tour, 1pm, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Over the Rhine. Courtesy of Friends of Music Hall. His 75-minute tour of private and public spaces led by a knowledgeable guide. $15.
Sunday, January 15th
Community: Ringing in the Appalachian New Year, 12:00-6:00 p.m. Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., East Price Hill. Bring your own potluck to share. pie contest. Live music all day long. Sponsored by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. free.
Food: Chili Fest, 10am-4pm, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Sample chili and chili-themed foods from participating vendors. $10 to $20. findlaymarket.org.
FOOD: drag branch, 11am-1:30pm, Mudtree Alcove, 1410 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 21+. $32 up. Eventbrite.com.
Music: The Story of a Slave Woman: A Song of Suffering, Hope, Freedom, 4 p.m. ARCO, 3301 Price Ave, East Price Hill. Presented by the Cincinnati Song Initiative and featuring LaToya Lane and Casey Robards. $5 to $25. eventbrite.com.
MLK DAY: Sharing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream of One Nation, 3pm, Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Avenue, Avondale. An interfaith dinner with speaker Christy Koons. free.
Recreation: Cincinnati Roller Girls Bootcamp, 10am, The Place, 3211 Lina Place, Colerain Township. For ages 18+. Requirements: quad roller skates, helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads, mouth guard. $20. Skates can be rented on the day of camp for $5 cash. Tryouts will be held on his January 22nd.
Shopping: Art on Vine Happy New Year Sale, Noon to 7pm, Rheingeist Brewery, 1910 Elm Street, Over the Rhine. Over 80 local creatives and makers. Future markets: February 12th, March 12th, April 15th. free entrance. Artonvinecincy.com.
Ending: Nature, Cincinnati Museum of Art, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. A photography-based exhibition explores and expands on the idea of the natural order. September 30-January 15. Free.
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