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Music: Eleni Mandell

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With a fan base as loyal as a Marine battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite, singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.    

Music: The Old Ceremony

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
In 2004, when Chapel Hill, N.C. resident Django Haskins lifted the name of his new band from the title of one of Leonard Cohen’s most beloved albums — the ’70s classic New Skin for the Old Ceremony — it could have been viewed as foolhardy bravado or a case of brilliant foresight.   

Music: Coal Chamber

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
To hell with bachelors and bachelorettes dry-humping their way to faux decisions about potential partners for the rest of their lives (or the season). For real drama, we need a reality show about the travails of actual bands.  

Art: From Studio to Carousel: The Whimsical World of Jonathan Queen

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnati-based artist Jonathan Queen does not shy away from long-term commitments.   

Film: Wet Hot American Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Director David Wain’s Wet Hot American Summer (2001 but set in 1981) translates the swirling madness of human existence into a hilarious and surreal summer-camp film.  

Comedy: Mike Stanley

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
“My parents were always really good about not censoring things,” says comedian Mike Stanley. “So I grew up watching a lot of stand-up comedy and I always knew it was something I could do.”  

Onstage: Shakespeare in the Park

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Make your midsummer night a dream and experience the Bard in the great outdoors this summer as Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stages Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream throughout Tristate parks.  

Art: Likeness at 1305 Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
For Main Street’s Final Friday at 1305 Gallery, photographer and installation artist Molly Donnermeyer — who also runs Live(In) Gallery in Brighton — and poet/visual artist Sidney Cherie Hilley joined forces to create an exhibition entitled Likeness.  

Comedy: Seinfeld at the Aronoff

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Yada, yada, yada, y’all. Jerry Seinfeld, comedy icon and everybody’s favorite sitcom star who helmed a TV show about nothing, is coming to Cincinnati to perform his signature stand-up at the Aronoff for one night only.  

Event: GOODS Presents Bike Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Adventure is out there, and it turns out it’s closer than you’d think. GOODS on Main, a thematic retail store currently serving up “Adventure,” is calling all bike-curious folks to come together on Final Friday and celebrate everything that runs on two wheels.  

Event: Salmon Swim of OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Salmon Shorts of OTR is basically a Facebook page dedicated to posting photos of people in salmon-colored shorts in Over-the-Rhine, poking a bit of fun at the preppy clientele who now visit the gentrified bars and restaurants of the urban neighborhood.   

Event: The Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Saturday, CityBeat is partnering with Horseshoe Casino to bring all of the Queen City’s best barbecue offerings to one place for a day of pork, beer and whiskey at the inaugural Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival.   

Dance: de la Dance Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Aside from those who become marketable marquee stars, it’s not all that common for dancers to find a sustainable living in their art form. Or long-term romance. Or family. It’s a hard-knock life, being a dancer.  

Event: Wild About Pets Festival at Jungle Jim's

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Jungle Jim’s is known by many as an amusement park for food — a well-deserved moniker — but on Saturday it will turn into an amusement park for pets during their Wild About Pets Festival.  

Music: Lebanon Blues Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sometimes the cure to the summertime blues is, well, more Blues.