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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.   

Attractions: Downtown Cincinnati Public Art Map

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Downtown and Over-the-Rhine streets, parks, walls and other spaces have so much public art that it's worth a special walking tour — or five.  

Event: Newport Italianfest

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Join more than 100,000 fellow Italian food and culture enthusiasts on the Newport riverfront to celebrate (and stuff yourself with) Italian food and fun all weekend long at Italianfest.    

Event: The Original Creative Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Original Creative Festival, Quilt, Sew and Fiber Expo features a display of more than 300 quilts from around the world.   

Onstage: Carmen

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Cincinnati Opera kicks off its season with Carmen, a rep mainstay about a gypsy woman who lives by her own rules.    

Comedy: Mike Stanley

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
When he was younger, Mike Stanley wasn’t sure how one became a comedian. “I thought you had to live in New York or Los Angeles and be a movie star,” Stanley says.  

Music: Julian Velard

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday’s debut concert at the DownTowne Listening Room features acclaimed Piano Pop singer/songwriter Julian Velard.  

Event: Jungle Jim's International Beer Fest

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
It’s not summer until there’s barbecue and binge drinking, and Jungle Jim’s is providing more than 350 different beers from more than 100 breweries — national and international — at its ninth annual International Beer Fest.   

Comedy: Bill Cosby

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Iconic comic (and everybody’s favorite TV dad) Bill Cosby will make a rare appearance at the Aronoff Center.  

Art: Collaborate at Galaxie Skateshop

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Galaxie Skateshop presents Collaborate, a group show featuring artwork by Jaclin Hastings, Tory Keith, Chris Luessen, Doug Korfhagen, Joel Blazer, Amber Bowers and Dave Ackles, among others.