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Summer Guide 2013

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 09:45 am

Even though we as adults don’t necessarily get an extended summer vacation, the memory of childhoods spent basking in a solar hug from June to August — wiping dripping Popsicles from our hands and jumping through sprinklers — stays with us. And our Summer Guide celebrates and recognizes all those wistful traditions with a grown-up twist. 
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Mostly Free Summer Festivals Calendar

Comments 1 · Jun 12, 2013 11:12 am

Too many ways to count to dance, drink, party, eat, shop and float your way through this Cincinnati summer.
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31 Farmers Markets

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:38 am

Farmers markets with fresh produce and local goodness abound for every day of the week, each market with its own distinct neighborhood flavor.
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10 Hot and Cool Summer Movies

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:34 am

 Summer at the movies can play out like a coin toss. Heads means a furnace-blast of heat from the blockbusters that dominate the multiplexes. With tails, you get the sensual embrace of the cool, hidden treasures stashed away in the art houses. Here’s a sample of the potential blockbuster and indie winners.  ...

Eight Great Outdoor Summer Music Events

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:29 am

Good vibrations abound, there are alfresco musical soirees of every flavor, from Bob Dylan to LL Cool J.
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Seven Visual Arts Institutions with Summer Exhibits and Events

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:45 am

Find thought-provoking (and air-conditioned) exhibitions at some Cincinnati's finest art galleries all summer long.
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Seven (of Many) Cincinnati Public Pools

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:52 am

 From shallow water pools built during the Great Depression to modern water parks, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission offers up convenient swimming locations in almost every neighborhood for the public to cool down, relax and dive in. ...

Six Essential Tiki Cocktails

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 11:01 am

Also called “boat drinks,” these cold rum creations are the epitome of summer: bright, refreshing, chilled and incredibly easy to drink. ...

Five Summer Theater Performances Not to Miss

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:48 am

Our local theater world's version of summer blockbusters.
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Five Summer Reading Releases

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 11:10 am

Who says summer reading has to be light and frothy? We’d much rather read the good stuff, no matter the genre or tone. Here’s a list of our most anticipated books that will be published this summer.  ...

Four Summer Sports to Watch or Do

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Because summer is the time of the year to be active, or to watch other people be.
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Four Innovative Opera Performances

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 11:06 am

Opera is the operative word for June. Cincinnati Opera kicks off its 93rd season with expanded venues, programming and some of the hottest singers on the scene. ...

 
 

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At the Drive-In

Hamilton's Holiday Auto Theatre is resuscitated with a modern makeover

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 09:51 am

The Disney touch is working its magic in an unusual location far from the company’s California and Florida theme parks. Two men with Walt Disney Co. training and a love of retro culture are helping revive a 60-plus-year-old drive-in movie theater on the fringes of the old industrial city of Hamilton, Ohio. 
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The Expert Guide to Grilling

Tips and techniques for a successful summer cookout

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 09:55 am

Aside from baseball and lounging in pools, grilling just might be America’s favorite summer pastime. From burgers and brats to pizza and pineapple, there’s nothing we won’t try to cook on grates over hot coals or burning gas, relishing in those seared grill marks like a badge of honor. ...

Grilling with Dad

In honor of Father's Day, CityBeat staffers get lesssons about the art of grilling from their pops

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:03 am

The real secret is, don’t ask them what they want or how they want it. Just cook it and give it to them. But make them wait for it — plan to have it ready about 45 minutes to an hour later than expected and they will enjoy it much more. ...

Melting Away

Chilled summer treats from across the Tristate

Comments 0 · Jun 12, 2013 10:19 am

 Looking for the best places to indulge this summer? Try out any of these local frozen treat shops for a hearty dip into the many innovative chilled foods Cincinnati has to offer.
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Mostly Free Summer Festivals Calendar

Comments 1 · Jun 12, 2013 11:12 am

Too many ways to count to dance, drink, party, eat, shop and float your way through this Cincinnati summer.
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