October is synonymous with Halloween,
haunted houses, harvest festivals and more-sexy-than-scary costume
balls. Whether you plan on being a slutty nurse, a moody John Snow, your
basic zombie or Dracula, the Tristate offers more than enough events
for you to get your freaky on all haunting season.
John Hughes’ Breakfast Club
Brat Pack had it all: a brain, a jock, an artist, a princess and a bad
boy. And since we can’t ask fictional characters what motivates them to
put pants on to leave the house once it drops below 60 degrees, we found
our own Cincinnati Brat Pack.
Pam Kravetz (pamkravetzart.com) is
a multi-hyphenate fiber artist, arts educator, founder of the
knitting/crochet street art gang Cincinnati BombShells (under the
pseudonym Pinky Shears) and a performer.
Floyd “Floyd from Ohio” Johnson is the
founder of Ohio Against the World, a lifestyle brand featuring
everything from hats and T-shirts to lighters, flags, and soon,
skateboards sporting the ubiquitous bold and capitalized slogan, “Ohio
Against the World."
Tracey Lynn Conrad established the volunteer Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati (ypscincinnati.org)
to raise awareness for nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati while
developing a commitment to philanthropy among the next generation of
A giant robot will soon be descending on the city.
Metrobot, the interactive aluminum sculpture by Nam June Paik, once
greeted visitors outside the Contemporary Arts Center’s former space at
Fifth and Walnut streets downtown.
Soon, you may hear a pronounced jingle whenever Contemporary Arts Center employees walk around their building. If so, it’s because they will be carrying
change — lots of it — so art lovers can use the new payphone on the
gloriously resurrected Metrobot.
Since 2012, opera has been turning up at
The Famous Neons Unplugged, the Arts Center at Dunham, Westwood
Presbyterian Church and beyond. Three companies with tiny staffs and
huge ambitions demonstrate the art form’s enormous range and potential...