Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Aug. 2-8


Monday, Aug. 2

FAIRS: Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Runs Aug. 2-7. boonecountyfair.org.

FAMILY: Butterflies of Bali, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Timed ticket entry. Runs May 8-Sept. 6. Reservations: krohn.ticketspice.com/butterflyshow.

RECREATION: Trivia on the Square, 6-8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly through Oct. 11. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 3

CONCERTS: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Classical Roots, Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Ave., North Avondale. cincinnatisymphony.org.

CONCERTS: The Black Crowes, Riverbend Music Center. With Dirty Honey. 

HEALTH: Outdoor Fitness Series, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Rotating series of HIIT, boot camp and zumba every Tuesday June 1-Aug. 31. greatparks.org.

MUSIC: Summer Concert Series, weekly, Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. This week: Pete Wagner Band. blueashevents.com.

MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1-Aug. 31.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Schaumberg Boomers, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Y’alls Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. florenceyalls.com.

TOURS: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Guided tours of historic home. $10, $4 ages 7-13, free ages 6-under. Discounts on Thursdays for seniors and veterans. 812-926-0087; hillforest.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

ART ENDING SOON: Steffani Jemison: End Over End, Contemporary Arts Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs March 5-Aug. 8. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter,org.

ART ENDING SOON: Joan Tanner: Flaw, Contemporary Arts Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs March 5-Aug. 8. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

ART: Wild Frictions: The Politics and Poetics of Interruption, Contemporary Arts Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs April 9-Sept. 19. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

ART: Hellen Ascoli, Contemporary Arts Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs April 9-Sept. 19. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

COMEDY: Ryan Long, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. liberty.funnybone.com.

CONCERTS: Emmylou Harris, PNC Pavilion. With Los Lobos.

FAMILY: Circus in the Parks, 6 p.m., Mt. Echo Park Pavilion, 202 Crestline Ave., East Price Hill. My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus performs. mynoseturnsred.org.

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus will perform at Mt. Echo Park Pavilion on Wednesday.

FILM: Summer Cinema, 9-11 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Guardians of the Galaxy. Free. 

MUSIC: Party on the Purple, 6-10:30 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Ohio River between Cincinnati and Newport. Summer series features live music, food trucks and drinks. Runs May 5-Aug. This week: Swan.

MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Live reggae music. Runs weekly May 12-Oct. 13. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Wednesdays in the Woods, 7-9 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Live music from Son del Caribe. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.

Thursday, Aug. 5

COMEDY: Joker’s in the Outfield, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. liberty.funnybone.com.

DANCING: Salsa on the Square, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly dance series with live salsa bands. Runs May 6-Sept. 30. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

FILM: Teen Film Challenge, Aug. 5-8, sponsored by Academy of Cinematic Arts, 6049 Yankee Road, Liberty Township. theugmedia.com/competition.

MUSIC: Music on the River, 7-9 p.m., Civic Park, 111 E. High St., Lawrenceburg. Family-friendly atmosphere with live music, food trucks, vendors and beer garden. Bring lawn chairs. Free. This week: Dreamboat Annie.

MUSIC: Roots Revival, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

MUSIC: The Takeover, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township. Free live music Thursdays June-August. This week: Don’t Tell Steve. westchesteroh.org.

RECREATION: Adult Swim, 7-10 p.m., Ziegler Pool, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21-up. $20. Advance registration required: eventbrite.com.

SHOPPING: World’s Longest Yard Sale, Thursday-Sunday, State Route 127 in Ohio and Kentucky. Runs Aug. 5-8. 127yardsale.com.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Boone Woods Park, 6000 Veterans Way, Burlington. Romeo and Juliet. Free.

Friday, Aug. 6

ART OPENING: Alan Brown and Jason Erler: Otherworldly Journeys, 6 p.m., Gallery 708, 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Runs Aug. 6-Sept. 26. 513-551-817; gallery-708.com.

CHARITY: Summer Sips: Vodka & Tequila Tasting, 6-10 p.m., Ault Park Pavilion, 5090 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout. Ticket includes seven 1-oz. tastings from more than 40 clear and infused vodkas and tequilas. Live music, food trucks. Benefits Ault Park Advisory Council. $30. eventbrite.com.

COMEDY: Trevor Wallace, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Aug. 6-8. liberty.funnybone.com.

Trevor Wallace will be at Funny Bone Comedy Club Aug. 6-8.

CONCERTS: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Classical Roots, Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church. 9991 Wayne Ave. cincinnatisymphony.org.

CONCERTS: Jason Mraz, Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park.

EXPOS: Outdoors for All Expo, 4-9:30 p.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex, 2944 Humbert Ave., East End. Exhibits from local parks, outdoor outfitters, adventure experts and environmentally-minded organizations. Part of Paddlefest weekend. ohioriverpaddlefest.org.

FAMILY: Big Art Party, 6-8 p.m., Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10500 Reading Road, Evendale. All ages. Hands-on art and music, caricatures, face painting, henna tattoos, My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus performance, magician and more. Free pizza and s’mores bar. Free, but registration required: 513-563-2247.

FESTIVALS: St. Bernard German Luau, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Vine St., St. Bernard. Food trucks, games, rides, live music, pulled pork dinner, split the pot and more. Friday music: The Klaberheads. Saturday The SunBurners, John Banner and Pandora Effect. Sunday Slick Willy. Car show also on Sunday. cityofstbernard.org.

FESTIVALS: Days in the Park Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. Friday: Paisley Cane. Saturday: Cassette Junkies. Rides, games, food and drink vendors. Fireworks Saturday at 10 p.m. No pets. deerpark-oh.oh.gov.

FESTIVALS: St. Antoninus Musicfest, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday, 1500 Linneman Road, Green Township. Live music, food, games and more. Free kids movie nights, craft and domestic beers in biergarten, raffles and more. Chicken dinner on Sunday. 

FESTIVALS: Holy Cross Immaculata Summer Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 30 Guido St., Mount Adams. Live music, raffles, silent auction, casino, festival foods, craft beer, wine and spirits and games for the whole family. Friday music: Boo Radley. Saturday: Haymarket Riot. hciparish.org.

FESTIVALS: Lebanon Blues Festival, 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, E. Mulberry St., Lebanon. Runs Aug. 6-7. lebanonbluesfestival.com.

FESTIVALS: RiverDays, Friday-Sunday, New Richmond. A celebration of life on the Ohio River featuring live music, food and on Sunday the RiverArts Festival. Runs Aug. 6-8. riverdaysfest.org.

FILM: Hollywood Drive-In Theater, 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1538 Cedar Ave., College Hill. Friday: Godzilla vs Kong. Saturday: Clueless. $25 per car. hollywooddriveintheater.com.

MUSIC: Findlay Park Summer Series, 5 p.m., Findlay Park, 1811 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Khari. Free. otrmuseum.org.

MUSIC: Summermusik Under the Stars, 8 p.m., Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park, 950 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra performs Mindful Musik. $35-up. 513-723-1182; ccocincinnati.org.

MUSIC: Fifth and Vine Live, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Friday: Brett Dennen with The Midwestern, Night Owl. Saturday: WEBN Fireworks Kickoff. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Friday Flow, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

MUSIC: Summer Concert Series, weekly, Towne Square, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. This week: Jersey. blueashevents.com.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Gateway Grizzlies, 7 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Y’alls Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. florenceyalls.com.

THEATER OPENING: The Importance of Being Earnest, Middletown Lyric Theatre, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown. Runs Aug. 6-21. middletownlyric.org.

THEATER OPENING: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Drama Workshop, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. Runs Aug. 6-22. thedramaworkshop.org.

Saturday, Aug. 7

CHARITY: Hillforest Trivia Night, Dearborn Adult Center, 311 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Teams can be 4-8 people. Cash prizes. No alcohol served. Benefits Hillforest House Museum. $25 per person. 812-926-0087; hillforest.org.

CONCERTS: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Devou Park Bandshell, 1201 Park Drive, Covington. Bring picnics, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy live music at bandshell. Free. Tank shuttle service from Covington Catholic starting at 6 p.m. Register: kyso.org.

CONCERTS: Brit Floyd, Saturday-Sunday, Taft Theatre.

CONCERT: EmiSunshine and the Rain, 8:30 p.m., The Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. $15-$45. ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.

Brit Floyd play a 2-night stand at Taft Theatre Aug. 7-8.

FAMILY: Back to School Health & Resource Fair, noon-3 p.m., Evanston Recreation Center, 3204 Woodburn Ave., Evanston. Health screenings, school supplies, healthy snacks and more. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

FESTIVALS: Paddlefest, Ohio River. 9-mile route and 4.5-mile route. Start at Schmidt Recreation Complex (2944 Humbert Ave., East End) and paddle Ohio River. End of 4.5 is Cincinnati Public Landing (435 E. Mehring Way, Downtown) and end of 9-mile is Gilday Riverside Park (3540 Southside Ave., Riverside). ohioriverpaddlefest.org.

FESTIVALS: Festival on the Lake, 4-11 p.m., AJ Jolly Park, 1501 Racetrack Road, Alexandria. Live music, kids fun zone, local wineries and craft beer, kayak rentals. Free parking. $20 VIP, $5 general, free ages 12-under. ajjollypark.com.

FESTIVALS: St. John the Baptist Festival, Saturday-Sunday, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. Scaled-down festival. Grilled food, funnel cakes, beer and soft drinks, kids games, split the pot, tear-offs, basket raffle. Chicken dinner drive-thru style on Sunday, starting at 12:30 p.m. Runs Aug. 7-8. 513-385-8010; stjohnsdr.org.

FESTIVALS: Corn Crazy Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hidden Valley Orchards, 5474 N. State Route 48, Lebanon. Fresh corn for sale while supplies last. Apple cider slushies, corn dogs, live music, visit from Raptor, Inc. from 12:30-2:30 p.m., bounce house, face painting, chalk fun and more. hiddenvalleyorchards.com.

MUSIC: The Dublin Defense ’80s Show, 7-10 p.m., Ludlow Theatre, 322 Elm St., Ludlow. 80s music, one-man recreation of pivotal scene from Pretty in Pink, dancers and more. Dress in totally rad 80s gear. $10. eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: Keehner Park Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester. This week: Fillmore Philharmonic Brass. 

MUSIC: Great Parks Summer Concert, 7-9 p.m., Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave., Sayler Park. Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. Free. greatparks.org.

RECREATION: Incline District Prohibition Bar Crawl, 3-6 p.m., ARCO, 3301 Price Ave., East Price Hill. Stops include Incline Public House, Veracruz, Somm Wine Bar, BLOC Coffee Co., Bold Face Dairy Bar, Primavista and Warsaw Federal Include Theater. Ages 21-up. $20. eventbrite.com.

RECREATION: FCC Pre-Game Party, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

RECREATION: Biergarten Experience, 5-10 p.m., Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. Enjoy German bier, food, music and games. Free admission. germaniasociety.com.

Enjoy the Biergarten Experience at Germania Park on Saturday.

SHOPPING: The City Flea + Kids’ Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Curated urban flea market. Free admission. thecityflea.com.

SHOPPING: WestSide Market, 10 a.m., 3719 Harrison Ave., Cheviot. Small business pop-up market in downtown Cheviot showcases more than 100 local vendors, food trucks and family-friendly activities. westsidemarketcincy.com.

SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m., TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End. 

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., McDonald Commons Park, 7440 Dawson Road, Madeira. Macbeth. Free.

VIRTUAL: Bollywood Dancing & Brain Health, 9-9:45 a.m. via Zoom. Dance classes led by Cultural Centre of India. Runs Saturdays Aug. 7-28. Free. Register for Zoom link: aarp.org/cincinnati.

Sunday, Aug. 8

CONCERTS: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Tower Park, 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Bring picnics, blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy live music. Free.  Food trucks on site. Register: kyso.org.

FAMILY: Family Day, 1-8 p.m., Stricker’s Grove, 11490 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Ride hours 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Free soft drinks, cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. Food and alcohol for purchase. $15, free ages 2-under. strickersgrove.com.

FESTIVALS: St. John the Evangelist Mini Fest, noon-5 p.m., 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester. Picnic-style day with festival games and activities for the whole family. Food, basket raffle. 513-777-6433; stjohnwc.org.

MUSIC: Summermusik, 4 p.m., Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra performs. Program: Restorative Strings. $35-up. 513-723-1182; ccocincinnati.org.

NEIGHBORHOOD: Second Sunday on Main: Second Line Sunday, noon-5 p.m., Main Street between Twelfth and Liberty, Over-the-Rhine. Street festival with over 100 local vendors, live music, street artists, outdoor biergarten and more than 50 participating shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. Free. secondsundayonmain.org.

SHOPPING: Art on Vine, noon-6 p.m., Court St., Downtown. Shop for local art, direct from the artists. Includes Court Street Cruise-in. artonvinecincy.com.

SHOPPING: Seymour, Buy More: A Plant Pop-Up, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Plant shop pop-up promoting new show Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring local shops Sage + Garden, Philo Cincinnati, Fable Plants and more. Get sneak peek performance of show and chance to win tickets. Proceeds benefit The Carnegie. 

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Peter J. Gruber Pavilion, 205 E. Sharon Road, Glendale. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Free.

TOURS: The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains, noon, Cathedral Basilica, 325 W. Eighth St., West End. Guided tours the second Sunday of each month. Free, but reservations required by Friday. 513-263-3374.

TOURS: Historic Mount Adams Walking Tours, 1 p.m., Mount Adams Bar & Grill, 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams. 2-hour guided walking tour of neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and mask. Runs Sundays through Oct. 31. Benefits Mount Adams Civic Association. $10. mtadamscincy.org.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: Flavor of Findlay, Sept. 9, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 16 tasting stations, wine pairings and event cocktail. Benefits Findlay Market initiatives. $150 VIP, $90 general. findlaymarket.org/news/flavoroffindlay.

CHARITY/FOOD: Union Centre Food Truck Rally, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13, Clock Tower Plaza, Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township. 35 food trucks and vendors will be on hand, with live music starting at 1 p.m. Headliners are Crown Watts and the Everyday People Band. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s StarShine Hospice. Rain or shine. ucbma.com.

CHARITY: Hyde Park Blast, Sept. 25, Hyde Park Square, 2700 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Run or walk 4-mile course. Kids fun run, block party with live music from Cowboy Mouth. Benefits The Cure Starts Now. $40, $20 kids. csnevents.thecurestartsnow.org.

CHARITY: Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Oct. 3, Mount St. Joseph University Theatre, 5701 Delhi Road, Delhi Township. Nick Clooney hosts. $25-$30. 800-838-3006; brownpapertickets.com/event/4475478.

VIRTUAL: Registration is now open for YWCA Virtual Racial Justice Breakfast, Oct. 13. Keynote speaker is Richard Rothstein, speaking on “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.” $25. ywcacincinnati.org.



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