Things to do in Cincinnati this week: March 21-27


From live music, theater and comedy, here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Cincinnati this week.

Monday March 21

FAMILY: Butterflies along the Nile, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Step back in time in ancient Egyptian gardens and immerse yourself in lush floral displays inspired by actual paintings found in temples and tombs. Colorful butterflies flutter gracefully through the room. $10, $7 for children, free up to 4 years old. From March 19 to June 19.

MUSIC: Jazz at Memo: Queen City Cabaret, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The series features some of the best from Cincinnati’s thriving jazz scene. $8, $6 students. memorialhallotr.com.

MUSIC: Concert: Nova, 7 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. World Premiere of Timo Andres. concertnova.com.

THEATER: Soap operas 12!, 7:30 p.m., Know Theater, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. In person and live. $15. knowtheatre.com.

tuesday march 22

FOOD: Soup Summer and Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Immaculate Holy Cross, Mount Adams. Every Tuesday from March 8 to April 5. 513-439-2342.

MUSIC: Graham Nash, Memorial hall.

Graham Nash, a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Crosby Stills & Nash, will perform at Memorial Hall on March 22.

MUSIC: Thao, Woodward Theatre. With Becca Mancari and Why Bonnie.

MUSIC: Live music at lunch: Laney and the tramps, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free. christchurchcincinnati.com.

THEATER: ICC New Voices: The Reset, 7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Written by Ed Clark. Two struggling playwrights join forces and compete to have their play first produced once Covid restrictions ease. They create an on-the-fly play about a chef who has Covid, but they begin to lose control of the plot when the chef’s hallucinations spawn a character who can be Covid personified. Lives, loves, egos and community are at stake in a wild and funny drama that meets the moment. $10. cincinnatiarts.org.

VIRTUAL: The Golden Age of Television, 2 p.m. via Zoom. Check out TV pioneers like Ruth Lyons, Paul Dixon, the Cool Ghoul and Skipper Ryle. Sign up: cincymuseum.org.

Wednesday March 23

ART: Swinging Sistahs, Wednesday through Saturday, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Highlights African American women artists, educators and businesswomen. The celebration ends Saturday at 8 p.m. with a performance by René Marie and the NKU jazz faculty. nku.edu/sws.

ART: artists reach classrooms, 6-8 p.m., Annex Gallery, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. In collaboration with the Taft Museum of Art, the exhibition highlights the works of local high school students. From March 23 to April 30. taftmuseum.org.

DANCE: Community Engagement Event, 7:30 p.m., Greaves Concert Hall, University of Northern Kentucky, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Guest artist in residence Tawanda Chabikwa presents an interactive talk and demonstration of Africana dance. Free.

MUSEUMS: Period dinner, 6-8 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Sample 19th-century cuisine and learn the story behind each dish. $35. Reservations: 513-563-9484.

MUSIC: David Ramirez, Ludlow Garage. With Caroline Spence.

American artist David Ramirez performs at Ludlow Garage on Wednesday.

Thursday March 24

COMEDY: Mike Lebovitz, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. From March 24 to 27. $10 to $15. gobananascomedy.com.

COMEDY: Ladies Night Out Comedy Showcase, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. liberty.funnybone.com.

FAMILY: Disney on Ice, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, downtown. From March 24 to 27. heritagebankcenter.com.

MUSIC: Dark Star Orchestra, PromoWest pavilion at Ovation.

MUSIC: Wheels of Steel, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary.

THEATER: The Bachelor live on stage, Taft Theatre.

THEATER: Playhouse in the Park Off the Grid: Interstellar Expedition, 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Friday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. An exciting and interactive adventure as the public and crew take part in star mapping, training modules, simulations and more. $30. cincyplay.com.

Board the spaceship on an exciting, interactive adventure at the Cincinnati Museum Center with Playhouse in the Park's Off the Grid presents

Friday March 25

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ART: charting our own path, ArtWorks V2 Gallery, 929 E. McMillan Street, Walnut Hills. From March 25 to April 16.

ART: The black and brown faces of Paloozanoire, Cincinnati Art Museum, Mount Adams. The exhibit returns to CAM in a new presentation titled “Paying Homage To,” which expands to include 15 artists of color from across the Midwest, each acknowledging 15 sung and unsung leaders from Cincinnati, all individuals of color leading change in their community. From March 25 to June 19.

ART: last Friday, 5-9pm, Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. The center is open to the public to view and purchase artwork directly from the artists. More than 250 artists spread over four buildings. Artists of the month: Debt Raymond, studio 303. 513-421-4339; pendletonartcenter.com.

Rhinegeist Brewing is launching RGBevs, a new line of hard drinks, and you're invited to the party.  It takes place from March 25 to 27 in the Rhinegeist tavern in Over-the-Rhin.

BARS: RGBev launch party, noon Friday to Sunday, Brasserie Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhin. Facilities featuring games, interactive stations and other selfie-worthy moments to celebrate the launch of Rhinegeist’s line of craft drinks. rhinogeist.com.

COMEDY: Aries Spears, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From March 25 to 26. liberty.funnybone.com.

FAMILY: Jurassic Quest, 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Families walk among the dinosaurs when North America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center. Live shows, arts and crafts, dinosaur and marine exhibits. Premium admission includes unlimited dinosaur rides for kids, inflatables, and fossil digs. $36 premium children, $22 general children and adults, $19 seniors. jurassicquest.com.

FESTIVALS: HorrorHound Weekend, Friday to Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Special guests include Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Dick Warlock, Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, David Howard Thornton, Ross Marquand, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and more. From March 25 to 27. horrorroundweekend.com.

MUSEUMS: First Person Series: Mary Logan, 7 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Learn about notable people from the past. Includes dessert. $20. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with Eighth Blackbird, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. CSO under the direction of Louis Langree with Grammy-winning group Eighth Blackbird presents the world premiere of “Nine Mothers” from Kinds of King. The program also includes music by Wynton Marsalis and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”. The performance will also be streamed live on March 26 on the CSO’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. cincinnatisymphony.org.

MUSIC: Bluegrass Night with Appalachian Grass by Vernon McIntyre, 7-9 p.m., Fibonacci Brewing Co., 1445 Compton Road, Mount Healthy. Free.

MUSIC: Static-X: Rise of the Machine, by Bogart.

Saturday March 26

CARITY: ToolBelt Ball, 6 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, downtown. Benefits for people working cooperatively. Cocktail dinner, auction, entertainment and 3-course gourmet dinner. $175. pwchomerepairs.org/toolbeltball.

COMEDY: Taylor Tomlinson: Deal With It Tour, Taft Theatre.

Catch Taylor Tomlinson at the Taft Theater on Saturday night.

COMEDY: Special live recording of Rocky Dale Davis, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. From 18 years old. gobananascomedy.com.

SHOPPING: Northminster Fine Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northminster Church, 703 Compton Road, Springfield Township. Woodworking, photography, textile arts, painting, pottery, jewelry. Live music, raffles, children’s activities and more. northminsterchurch.org/fair.

MUSIC: The Julie James Show, 7:30 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. fittoncenter.org.

MUSIC: Todd Snider, Madison Theater.

MUSIC: Combo Chimbita, North Tavern. with Flocks and Aaron Magical.

MUSIC: Ekoostik Hookah & the Captain Midnight Band, River front live.

END: Hamlet, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The mysterious death of a king is followed by his brother’s unconventional ascension to the throne, and Queen’s Bed casts young Hamlet, usurped heir to the crown, in the role of a reluctant avenger. Incest and intrigue, murder and madness, triumph and betrayal combine to paint one of the most complex and compelling portraits in all of English literature. Starring Sara Clark in the lead role of Hamlet as you’ve never seen her before. From February 25 to March 26. cincyshakes.com.

TOUR: Cincinnati Suffrage Walking Tour, 1 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Walnut Hills. Walk in the footsteps of the city’s influential suffragettes. $12, $7 members.

Sunday March 27

MUSIC: Westwood First Concert Series, 2:30 p.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Free. 513-661-6846.

MUSIC: Echoing air, 3 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Lenten musical reflections featuring Renaissance and Baroque music. Free. christchurchcincinnati.com.

MUSIC: Musical brunch: Broadway Showtunes with The Story Collective, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Includes live music, buffet brunch, two tickets to the mimosa/bellini bar or Bloody Mary bar, coffee, hot and iced tea, and free parking. $55. cincinnatimagazine.com/musicalbrunch.

SHOPPING: Spring Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oakley Kitchen, 3715 Madison Road. More than 50 manufacturers, producers and artisans offer a wide variety of items, including coffees, teas, handmade jewelry, woodworking, home decor, spices, extracts, oils, fiber art, locally grown vegetables and more. Oakley-Kitchen.com.

END: Ripcord, Walton Creek Theatre, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. For four years, the irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room for herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. When the bubbly and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunn is placed in her room, Abby tries but fails to scare her roommate. From March 11 to 27. mariemontplayers.com.

Look forward

THEATER: The Yes Festival, April 1-17, Northern Kentucky University Fine Arts Center and Carnegie. 859-572-5464; nku.edu/yesfestival.

FAMILY: Tractor and Machinery Show, June 4-5, Falmouth Fairgrounds. Licking Valley Antique Machinery Assoc. is looking for artisans and flea market vendors for this year’s show. No charges. 859-393-9070.

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