After one of the best summers for music in Cincinnati in a
long time, autumn is going to have to offer up a lot of cool musical
happenings to avoid season envy. Luckily for those of us who live and
love Greater Cincinnati, it appears the momentum of the summer is
definitely going to carry over.
“Pretentious” is a dirty word — we call it an effort to
be perceived favorably by our peers by practicing unnatural behavior.
Does the fear of seeming hoity-toity mean we should avoid all the finer
things in life? Fall in Cincinnati is full of happenings that could be
called cavalier, but there’s nothing wrong with test-driving the
highfalutin life — just because you can.
One of the great things about fall is that the cooler
temperatures allow humans to walk around outside without getting sweat
mustaches. It’s perfect weather for wandering the city to investigate
Cincinnati’s sometimes-hidden treasures. Let’s start with historic and move our way to weird.
Because art is a subjective interpretation, you can find inspiration wherever you may look this season — but we’ve broken it down
into some fun and affordable suggestions. Take a ride, behold the
scenery and enjoy the last of the fall weather before things get too
cool for the winter.
For too long, being gay meant life on the fringes. There
were certain places you could hang out, certain people you could talk
to, certain ways you could act. Fed up with accepting “how it’s always
been,” these young organizers are creating safe, accepting spaces where
there were none before — and finding out they were amongst friends the
Rich Sherman moved to the Queen City from
Minneapolis, his hometown, after his partner, Chris, was transferred for
a job. And a year later, his tune — and business — have changed. “I am
happy to say I love it here and am so thankful we ended up here. It is
one of the best-kept secrets, I think. Who knew Cincinnati had so much
Every year spring turns to summer and CityBeat
produces a summer guide previewing the season’s various entertainment
and cultural offerings, but it’s not every summer that there’s so much
to do in this town.
For many folks, first-person video games
offer all the thrills they need. But others crave the tactile realness
of an actual obstacle course with knotted ropes to climb, mud pits to
crawl through and walls to be surmounted. The typical ingredients of
adventure races include a military-style course, a river of mud and
whatever torture tests a perverse mind can conjure. Throw in a small
legion of weekend warriors and you’ve got yourself a fresh baked
adventure — or a hot mess, depending on your point of view.
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in
full effect, and CityBeat's intrepid team of reviewers is on the
scene. Check back early and often for reviews of all 32 performances,
nearly all of which will have their first performance reviewed.
You'll be completely in the know for this weekend's Fringy
It all started with a simple grant
proposal by ecovillager Suellyn Shupe at Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village
in Price Hill to the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), a national
organization dedicated to improving the environment in cities and