Monday October 17
Art Opening: As We Bloom, ArtWorks Gallery V2, 929 E. Macmillan Street, Walnut Hills. It runs from October 17 to December 17. 17.
Art: community mural dedication, 4 p.m., Dillard Building, 791 Macmillan Street, Walnut Hills. ArtWorks unveils “Views”, a bold and colorful multimedia mural designed by MZ. I’m a car. free.
Family: Monarch Festival, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Avondale. It runs from 1 to 31 October. Free with entry to the zoo. Cincinnatizoo.org.
Food: Cincinnati Taco Week. Enjoy $2 tacos from some of the most popular taco restaurants in town. cincytacoweek.com.
Music: J.D. Pinkus, Revival of Southgate’s home, the sanctuary.
Tuesday 18 October
Comedy: Hi-Fi Comedy Show, 8-10 p.m., 941 Pavilion Street, Mt. Adams. free.
Film: Pinus: A Film Screening, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. The film follows the strong Midwest tradition of low-budget DIY horror movies with a cast of local comedians, musicians, and artists. Ages from 18 years old. 5 bucks. gobananascomedy.com.
MUSIC: Live Music for Lunch: James Mead, 12:10 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 AH, Fourth Street, Downtown. free.
SPORTS: All Elite Wrestling presents dynamite, Heritage Bank Center.
Wednesday October 19
Comedy: Then We Had Sex, The Fannie Boone Comedy Club, 7518 Ballis Street, Liberty Town. Only one night. Liberty.funnybone.com.
Comedy: Pro-Am Night, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. 5 bucks. gobananascomedy.com.
Music: Madeleine Perroux and Paula Cole, Memorial Hall.
Music: Illuminati Hotties, The best cats. With Enumclaw and Olivia Barton.
Music: Red Light Jazz Room, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Somerset, 139 E. McMicken Ave. Over-the-Rhine. Shows live jazz, R&B, and soul. free. eventbrite.com.
Outdoors: look for a wild ride, 3-6 p.m., Pavilion Grove at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville. Great Parks field guides will come in handy with information on outdoor spaces. Enjoy cozy campfires, s’mores, hammocks, camping chairs, music and more. Findyourwild.com.
Thursday 20 October
Comedy: Kurt Metzger, Comedy Joe Bananas Club, 8410 Market Place, Montgomery. It runs from October 20 to 23. gobananascomedy.com.
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Lecture: The Press: The Oxygen of Democracy, 7-9 p.m., Voice of America Museum, 8070 Tylersville Rd, West Chester. The virtual guest speaker is Myroslava Gongadze, President of VOA Eastern Europe, who will answer questions about her recent trip to Ukraine. Free, but reservations are required by October 18th. 513-777-0027; email@example.com.
Museum: Antarctica Dinosaurs, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave, Queensgate. It runs from October 14 to January 14. 15. Included with museum admission. $16.50, $12.50 for ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
Music: Travis Tritt & Chris Janson: The Can’t Miss Tour, Troist Arena. With the hippie war.
Music: Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, Andrew J. Brady Center for Music.
Music: Black Opry, Memorial Hall. With Robbie Amanfo, Kishuna Armstrong, Julie Williams, Jeff Holden, Roberta Leah and Ty Lewis.
Music: Freedy Johnston, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room.
Entertainment: Wheel of Fortune Live, Taft Theatre. Clay Aiken hosts the game show live.
Theater Opening: Sister Act, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue, West Bryce Hill. It runs from October 20 through November. 13. 513-241-6550. cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.
Theatre: The Living Dead, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm Street, over the Rhine. It runs from 14th to 29th October. cincyshakes.com.
Friday October 21
ART: The ArtLocal Art Show and Ohio Watercolors Society touring Gallery, 7-10 PM on Friday, 9 AM-2 PM on Saturday, ArtsConnect Art Center, 9158 Winton Road, Springfield Township. theartsconnect.us.
Opening Art: Jeremy Meadows, Gallery 708, 2643 Erie Avenue, Hyde Park. It runs October 21-November. 1.
Charitable Foundation: Night of Poison: Benefit Concert for Phenomos Valdez, Revival of Southgate’s home, the sanctuary.
Comedy: Josh Arnold, The Fannie Boone Comedy Club, 7518 Ballis Street, Liberty Town. It runs from October 21 to 22. Liberty.funnybone.com.
Halloween: Spooky Tales on the Tracks: The Walk of River Monsters, 7 and 7:30 p.m., Lee Shelter, Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Street, Cyler Park. Hear some of the biggest and weirdest residents of the Ohio River on this family-friendly walk. $5 per person. Greatparks.org.
Music: Marty Stewart and His Wonderful Formats, Memorial Hall.
Music: Trivium, Andrew J. Brady Center for Music. Between me and the buried ones, Whitechapel and Thursdays.
Music: Garubi (a tribe called Quest), Woodward Theatre. Featuring Afrofuturist Projections by Vince Fraser.
Music: John McEuen & the Circle Band, Ludlow Garage.
Music: Neighborhood, Bogart. With crobot and nicrogoplecon.
Music: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Langeri also conducts Zoroaster7:30 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, over the Rhine. cincinnatisymphony.org.
Music: Live at the Levee: Gamut, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levi, 1 Levi Way, Newport. free. newportonthelevee.com.
Theatre: Teresa Caputo, Taft Theatre.
Theater Opening: The Rocky Rock Show by Richard O’Brien, Sorge Opera House, 63 Main Street, Middletown. It runs from October 21 through October. 30. $30, $25 up front.
Theater Opening: The Howl-O-Eek-End Murders: Movie Monster Mayhem, 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, Sharonville Cultural Center for the Arts, 11165 Reading Rd. An interactive murder mystery recommended for ages 18+. $50 couple, $30 single. sharonvilleculturalarts.org.
Saturday October 22
Charity: taking steps against breast cancer, 9 a.m., Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown. Walking is free. New this year is the 5K Race, $40. Makingstrideswalk.org/cincinnati And the acsmove.org/makingstrides5k.
Charity: Dancing on Hunted Hill, 7:30 p.m., Arco, 3301 Price Ave. , East Price Hill. Evening dance and costumes. Awards for the best costumes. DJs, tarot readings, food, beer and wine, all you can eat pizza. Benefits of the Eastern Price Improvement Association. $35. ephia.org.
Comedy: Kevin Hart: Reality Check, Heritage Bank Center.
Festival: Healing and Understanding: We Are One, Various places around the city. It runs from October 22 to 26. A 5-day music festival featuring lectures and concerts exploring race and justice in America. Events take place at the Cincinnati Academy of Arts, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Nostalgia Wine Bar, Black Coffee, and Christ Church Cathedral. Ccocincinnati.org/healingunderstanding.
Festivals: Cincinnati Coffee Festival, From 22 to 23 October, Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, over the Rhine. Ohio River Foundation Benefits. US $17.50. cincinnaticoffeefestival.com.
Festival: Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Renaissance Park, 10542 Stare Route 73, Harveysburg. It runs from September 3 to October. 30. renfestival.com.
Festivals: Hocus Pocus Fall Fest, Saturday to Sunday, 700 Fairfield Street, Bellevue.
Festivals: Autumn Weekend, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, over the Rhine. Enjoy local vendors with crafts, homemade items, baked goods, pet needs, and more. Activities for children, encounters with animals, live music. free. washingtonpark.org.
Halloween: Monster Bash, 4-9 p.m., Cincinnati Children’s Theater, 4015 Red Bank Road, Oakley. Experience Punk Village, TCT Disney Descendants character appearances: music, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, balloon art, games and more. $50. thechildrenstheater.com.
HALLOWEEN: Pumpkins & Munchkins Trick or Treat Trail and Movie Night, 1-7 p.m., Marcum Park, Hamilton. Walk the spooky pumpkin trail, trick-or-treat with vendors and artisans. Movies at 6 pm for free. eventbrite.com.
Halloween: Trunk or treat pet disguise, 1-3 p.m., Testerman Park, 8373 Mainville Road, Hamilton Township. Dress up the whole family for some fall fun. Kids can jump on the stump for candy while the puppeteer enjoys the puppy cup. Burgers, hot dogs, kona ice, DJ beats, free popcorn and more. Masquerade parade for kids and pets at 2 p.m. hamilton-township.org.
Shopping: weird bazaar, 3-8 p.m. Pandemonium, 3428 Decorcy Avenue, Covington. Visiting artists and makers. pandemonium859.com.
Museum opening: fakes, forgers, followers, Taft Museum of Art Pike Street downtown. It runs from October 22nd to February 22nd. 5.
Music: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra: Pramesecans vs. Wagnerkrats, 7:30 p.m., Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Non Drive, Highland Heights. KSO organizes a symphonic civilization debate between two music parties. $35. 859-431-6216; kyso.org.
Music: An Evening with Kurt Elling, 8 p.m. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, over the Rhine.
Music: Acoustic Alchemy, Ludlow Garage.
Music: Joe Satriani, Taft Theatre.
Music: Gogol Bordello, Bogart.
Sunday 23 October
Comedy: I feel laughing, The Fannie Boone Comedy Club, 7518 Ballis Street, Liberty Town. Only one night. Liberty.funnybone.com.
Film: “Union Maids” and “9to5: The Story of a Movement”, 4 p.m., Garfield Theatre, 719 Reese Street, Downtown. A retrospective of Dayton-based independent director Julia Reichert. Guest speakers after each check. Other dates are November 6 and November 13. $15, $10 up front, and $5 for students.
Food: Autumn Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Findlay Market, 1801 Racing Street, over the Rhine. Sample autumn dishes from local merchants, vendors, and farmers at the market. $10 – $20. Eventbrite.com.
Music: Protomartyr, Northside Tavern. with vacation.
Music: Westwood Community Band: Afternoon at the cinema, 2 p.m., Mount Saint Joseph University Hall, 5701 Delhi Road, Delhi City. free. 513-328-4853; westsidecommunityband.org.
Nightlife: The Magician’s Festival, 7:30 p.m., Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave. , Clifton. Interactive, fantasy themed party, costume contest, witch trivia, games, themed drinks and more. all ages. $20, $15 up front. ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Opera: Requiem Challenge: Verdi at Theresienstadt, 6 p.m., Rotunda at Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. Queensgate. This multi-media drama concert combines Verdi’s music, video testimonies, and narration to tell the story of brave Jewish prisoners at the Theresienstadt (Theresien) concentration camp. $36. Defiantrequiem.brownpapertickets.com.
Outdoors: look for a wild ride, 9 a.m. – noon, Kingfisher Suite at Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Findyourwild.com.
Entertainment: Meet and Greet with David Fulcher, Noon – 1 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. Bengals fans can meet Vulcher before the match. free.
Shopping: Mainstrasse Village Flea, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, George Stanford Park, Sixth Street, Covington.
Sports: Cincinnati Bengals vs Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Paycor Stadium.
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Charity: Opera and Wellness, November 6, Cycle Bar, 2713 Edmondson Rd, Norwood. Cincinnati Opera Benefits. $30. cincinnatiopera.org.
Lecture: Bet on Yourself: A Conversation with Paula Kerger, October 27, Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. NextUpCincinnati hosts the President and CEO of PBS. Register: nextupisnow.org/regions/cincinnati.
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