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THURSDAY JULY 17
A Mid-Summer Night’s Party — A summer’s night menu with grilled eggplant, herbed couscous pilaf, corn soufflé and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Summit Italian Wine Dinner — The Summit restaurant at Cincinnati State hosts a wine dinner with Italian wines. Culinary Institute students will prepare five courses to be paired with the vino. 6:30 p.m. $60. The Summit Restaurant at the Midwest Culinary Institute, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati State, 513-569-4980, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.

Nectar Dinner Club — A themed dinner with hand-crafted, farmstead cheeses. 7 p.m. $65. Nectar, 1000 Delta Ave., 513-929-0525, nectardining.com.

FRIDAY JULY 18
Shrimp Three Ways — Learn to make shrimp three ways: panko crusted, shrimp tacos and chili-rubbed shrimp. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Kevin Fox. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY JULY 19
A Sparkling Summer Tasting — A wide range of sparkling wine and champagne. 1-3 p.m. $30. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Cincinnati Silver Family Tea Party — Docent-led family tour of the Cincinnati Silver exhibit and discover tea services from the homes of historic Cincinnatians. Noon-2 p.m. $20 per pair; $10 per pair members. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Craft Beer Series: Wiedemann — Held in the OTR Biergarten. Every weekend, a guest brewery joins Christian Moerlein in the biergarten and presents two seasonal brews. Representative will be on hand to talk about their beer. Live music included. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlarmarket.org.

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

SUNDAY JULY 20
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

TUESDAY JULY 22
Drinking Liberally — An informal, inclusive social group for like-minded, left-leaning individuals to talk politics and drink. 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com, livingliberally.org. 

New Summer Pastas — Two fresh pasta dishes for summer. 6-8 p.m. $65. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

Champagne Tuesday — Discounted sparkling selections by the glass and other weekly features. 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6 glass pours. Obscura, 645 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-421-3800, obscuracincinnati.com.

WEDNESDAY JULY 23
Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Authentic Mexican Flavors — Prepare the bold flavors of Mexico at your own station, including jalapeno shrimp, chicken flautas, chicken and chorizo sauté and more. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Roadkill Café — Washington Platform prepares roadside favorites like wild boar, pigeon (in potpie), turle, frog, rabbit, duck and more. Through July 24. $8 and up. Washington Platform, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, 513-421-0110, washingtonplatform.com.

Vegan Cooking with Happy Chicks Bakery — Jessica and Jana from Happy Chicks Bakery will do more than dessert. On the menu are sweet and savory vegan pancakes (with a gluten-free option), easy zucchini pasta, coconut mousse pie and summer berry cobbler. 6:30-9 p.m. $40. Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, 513-489-6400, cookswaresonline.com.

Manor House International Dinner — International buffet with an Italian theme. 5-7 p.m. $12. Manor House Restaurant, 600 Maple Trace Drive, Springdale, 513-782-4300, mkcommunities.org.

THURSDAY JULY 24
Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbets — Get a light supper as Karen Harmon teaches you how to make frozen ice cream and sorbet at home. 6:30-9 p.m. $40. Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, 513-489-6400, cookswaresonline.com.

Ultrafast Summer Meals — Quick, healthy summer meals, ready in 30 minutes or less. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Hands-On: Easy Entertaining with Seafood — Learn to make grilled salmon. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY JULY 25
Fish: Season, Sear & Sauce — Fish cooked three ways. 6-8 p.m. $75. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Brad Martin. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY JULY 26
Taste of OTR — Tender Mercies raises awareness and funds for homeless adults with mental illness via the second annual Taste of OTR. Food vendors include MOTR Pub, Eli’s BBQ, Tom+Chee, Dojo Gelato, Street Pops, Taste of Belgium and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, tasteofotr.com, tendermerciesinc.org.

Beer Ed at Findlay Market — A three-course beer tasting flight with local beers. Learn about local craft beers and what makes pairings work. 6-7 p.m. $20. Findlay Market Biergarten, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org. 

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m.

$25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.


SUNDAY JULY 27
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

MONDAY JULY 28
Italian Dining Al Fresco — Liz and David Cook from Daveed’s walk you through some meals to serve outside: roasted fennel and grilled romaine salad, beef braciole, grilled polenta and white chocolate and apricot clusters. 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, 513-489-6400, cookswaresonline.com.

Death Café — This café experience is a safe and confidential place to talk about death and express your feelings, safely, without judgement. Tea and cake included. 7 p.m. Free. Arlington Memorial Gardens Community Room, 2145 Compton Road, Mt. Healthy, amgardens.org.

TUESDAY JULY 29
Cin City Cigar and Flight Night — Straus Tobacconists bring cigars to pair with flights of Four Roses bourbon and Johnnie Walker scotch. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Igby’s, 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-246-4396.

Too Many Vegetables — Ilene Ross leads you through what to do with the bounty of your vegetable garden. 6:30-9 p.m. $45. Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point, 513-489-6400, cookswaresonline.com.

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen — Bring the best of the Greek isles to your backyard. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Hone Your Knife Skills — Learn how to choose, care for and use your knives. 6-8 p.m. $55. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

Champagne Tuesday — Discounted sparkling selections by the glass and other weekly features. 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6 glass pours. Obscura, 645 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-421-3800, obscuracincinnati.com.

WEDNESDAY JULY 30
Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Hands-On: Grilling with Ellen — Bring the best of the Greek isles to your backyard. 6-8:30 p.m. $65. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Homemade Pasta Workshop — Make your own linguini and then finish it with sauce of caramelized onions, zucchini, tomatoes, Italian spices and olive oil. You will also take home fresh dough. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

THURSDAY JULY 31
Mega Meatballs — The art of creating a meatball is skill that can translate into a whole lot of flavor combos. Working at your own station, you’ll flavor, shape and cook two meatball-based meals with pork and chicken. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, 513-847-4474, thelearningkitchen.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST 1
Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Ben Alexander. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 2
Great Parks Mystery Dinner Series — This dinner’s theme, “Country Chaos The Great Parks mystery dinner series features adult humor and fun with dinner featuring prime rib, chicken, vegetable lasagna and more. Cash bar available. 7 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. show. $35. Mill Race Banquet Center, The Mill Golf Course at Winton Woods, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Winton Woods, greatparks.org.

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST 3 
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com. 

TUESDAY AUGUST 5
Savor Summer’s Best — Learn how to select and store the ripest corn, zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant. 6-8 p.m. $40. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

Champagne Tuesday — Discounted sparkling selections by the glass and other weekly features. 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6 glass pours. Obscura, 645 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-421-3800, obscuracincinnati.com.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

THURSDAY AUGUST 7
Cin City Cigar and Flight Night — Straus Tobacconists bring cigars to pair with flights of Four Roses bourbon and Johnnie Walker scotch. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Igby’s, 122 E. Sixth St., Downtown, 513-246-4396.

The Wonders of Lemongrass — Lemongrass isn’t just for Asian cooking. On the menu is a lemongrass mojito, bacon-pork chops on lemongrass sticks, lemongrass and coconut curry and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST 8
Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Kevin Fox. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 9
Knife Sharpening — Bring your forged knives in to be sharpened. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 per knife. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST 10
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

TUESDAY AUGUST 12
Drinking Liberally — An informal, inclusive social group for like-minded, left-leaning individuals to talk politics and drink. 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com, livingliberally.org.

“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

Champagne Tuesday — Discounted sparkling selections by the glass and other weekly features. 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6 glass pours. Obscura, 645 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-421-3800, obscuracincinnati.com.

Berry Best of Summer — August’s ripe, juice berries find their way into blueberry pomegranate sangria, grilled cedar-planked brie with raspberry and honey, filet mignon with blackberry herb sauce and more. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

THURSDAY AUGUST 14
Berry Best of Summer — August’s ripe, juice berries find their way into blueberry pomegranate sangria, grilled cedar-planked brie with raspberry and honey, filet mignon with blackberry herb sauce and more. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST 15
Bacon, Blues and Brew Music and Arts Festival — Walhill, a 250-acre working farm, offers up free entertainment and art exhibits along with the best local microbrews, house-smoked Hog Heaven food from The Butcher Shoppe Bar and Grill and more. Aug. 15-17. $20-$45. Walhill Farm, 857 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, Ind., baconbluesandbrew.com. 

Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Ben Alexander. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 16
Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST 17
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

TUESDAY AUGUST 19
“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

Champagne Tuesday — Discounted sparkling selections by the glass and other weekly features. 4-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $6 glass pours. Obscura, 645 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-421-3800, obscuracincinnati.com.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20
Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Grilled Cheese Wednesdays — Hot dogs and children’s activities also available. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $1 per sandwich. Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Anderson, andersonparks.com.

FRIDAY AUGUST 22
Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Kevin Fox. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 23
Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.

SUNDAY AUGUST 24
Sundays at the Grove — Wine and craft beer tastings plus acoustic music. 4-8 p.m. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

TUESDAY AUGUST 26
Drinking Liberally — An informal, inclusive social group for like-minded, left-leaning individuals to talk politics and drink. 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com, livingliberally.org.

“Name Your Price If It’s Iced” Tuesdays — Name what you pay for an iced tea to accompany any crepe, salad or sandwich. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. $1. Essencha Tea House, 3212a Madison Road, Oakley, 513-533-4832, essencha.com.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27
Taste of the World Food Tour — Take a guided foodie tour of Ohio’s oldest public market, Findlay Market. Includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. $20. Meets at Daisy Mae’s Market at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.

Manor House International Dinner — International buffet with an French theme. 5-7 p.m. $12. Manor House Restaurant, 600 Maple Trace Drive, Springdale, 513-782-4300, mkcommunities.org.

FRIDAY AUGUST 29
Friday Night Grillouts — Lake Isabella hosts Friday night grill-outs, with items available a la carte. Live music from Ben Alexander. 5-8 p.m. Free; prices for food vary. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, 513-521-7275, greatparks.org.

SATURDAY AUGUST 30
Healthy Cooking Classes — Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two dishes. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30.

Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Silverton, peachyshealthsmart.com.

Sushi Rolling and Dining — Includes training and three rolls. BYOB. 7 p.m. $25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., 513-335-0297, sushicinti.com.
 
 
 
 

 

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