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Art: The Meanest of Them Sparkled at Thunder-Sky, Inc.

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of American writer Flannery O’Connor’s death, Thunder-Sky curators Keith Banner and Bill Ross have asked several artists to create work in any media inspired by the iconic Southern essayist.  

Event: One Night, One Craft at the CAC

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Make portraits (self or otherwise) something new during an evening of silhouette-making at the Contemporary Arts Center.   

Literary: Marji Mendelsohn

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Compelled by the Christian Right’s role in the 2004 presidential election, local author Marji Mendelsohn (who writes under the pen name K.C. Boyd) embarked to know more about how religion has become intertwined with politics.  

Film: The Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Summer Cinema Series

0 Comments · Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, sponsored by Mayerson JCC, is having a three-night Summer Cinema series — Tuesday through Thursday — at the Cinemark Oakley Station.   

Event: Lamb Jam Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
America is the best at everything, obviously, so it’s no surprise that American lamb is the best lamb in the world.    

Comedy: Tommy Johnagin

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Comedian Tommy Johnagin takes his job seriously.  

Art: American Primitives at the Weston Art Gallery

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Occupying both levels of the gallery, American Primitives, uses quintessential American individualists like Emerson and Thoreau as a historical backdrop  

Event: Paddlefest Weekend

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Kick off Paddlefest 2014 — the annual outdoor festival at Coney Island to celebrate, promote and protect the beauty of the Ohio River — with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo on Friday.  

Event: RoeblingFest

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Celebrate the 147-year-old bridge at the 10th annual RoeblingFest.   

Event: Summer Solstice Lavender Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Summer Solstice Lavender Festival at Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm is an opportunity to walk through fields of the lovely plant and learn about all the different ways it is used.  

Onstage: Serials!

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Activity on Cincinnati stages slows down considerably during the summer, but the creative thinkers at Know Theatre plan to keep you entertained with something new and different: a summer-long series of episodic plays by local playwrights called Serials!    

Film: Found Footage Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Found Footage Festival, which hosts/curators Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett say has been “unearthing VHS monstrosities since 2004,” comes to Cincinnati with a new lineup of video footage and live comedy.   

Music: Old 97's

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Rockers Old 97’s stand as one of the most vital contemporary pioneers of what came to be called Alt Country, but the group’s music has always been its own beast.   

Literary: Jennifer Weiner

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mondo-selling author Jennifer Weiner’s just-published new novel, All Fall Down, centers its narrative on Allison Weiss, a wise-ass wife, mother and writer whose seemingly perfect life is altered by an addiction to prescription painkillers.  

To Do This Week

Staff picks for the week of June 11-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Looking for things to do this week? You're in luck: We have some ideas.