CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Art: <i>Kehinde Wiley: Memling</i> - ]]>

Kehinde Wiley: Memling continues through Oct. 5. Taft Museum of Art. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Riverfest - ]]>

More than 35 years ago, WEBN organized a fireworks show to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Now, it’s evolved into an annual, all-day celebration: Riverfest. 

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<![CDATA[Event: OTR Country Club - ]]>

Looking for the perfect place to catch the Riverfest fireworks but don’t have a rich friend with a river-view house/apartment or the desire to try to get to Sawyer Point by 8 a.m. to claim a patch of concrete? OTR County Club has the perfect solution — and transportation.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Shakespeare in the Park - ]]>

During August, six actors from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company have toured to parks across the region with Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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<![CDATA[Music: Listen to This! History of Protest Music Part 2: 1962-1966 - ]]>

The second part of David Little's scintillating series of presentations, Listen to This! History of Protest Music Part 2: 1962-1966, occurs Wednesday at the library’s main branch. 

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Nick Griffin - ]]>

When Nick Griffin first started doing stand-up, he watched a variety of comics, but one comic really caught his attention.  

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<![CDATA[Sports: AVP Beach Volleyball Tour - ]]>

The AVP Beach Volleyball tour is the longest-running professional beach volleyball tour in the world.

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<![CDATA[Music: MidPoint Indie Summer Series - ]]>

You have one last chance to catch an Indie Summer show this year and it’s a doozy. 

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<![CDATA[Art: Art After Dark - ]]>

This month’s Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum — American Gothic Bourbon & Beer Garden — pays tribute to Grant Wood’s iconic painting, “American Gothic.”

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<![CDATA[Art: Cody Gunningham Opening at Richard Butz Gallery - ]]>

Recent Art Academy of Cincinnati grad Cody Gunningham will open a show of his oil paintings at the Richard Butz Gallery this Final Friday on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![CDATA[Event: Ohio Renaissance Festival - ]]>

Maidens, mages and minstrels take heed: 16th century England returns to Waynesville, Ohio, for adventure, merriment, craftsmen and giant turkey legs during the Ohio Renaissance Festival. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Bacon Fest Cincinnati - ]]> Under the impression that everything tastes better with bacon, greater Cincinnati restaurants are descending on Coney Island for a day of eating and celebrating bacon for International Bacon Day. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Cruise-a-Palooza - ]]>

Whether you’ve got a fine car or just fine taste, Coney Island’s Cruise-a-Palooza features hundreds of makes and models, new and antique. 

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<![CDATA[Onstage: KSO Summer Series Finale - ]]>

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra hosts the final concert of its summer series at Devou Park Saturday, with a live performance of “Pops, Inc.”

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Bret Ernst - ]]> Bret Ernst discovered a knack for making people laugh back in grade school.]]> <![CDATA[Event: Taste of Blue Ash - ]]>

With 25 food vendors and 16 “Best of Taste” winners, this festival’s 29th year might be one of its best.

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<![CDATA[Event: Germania Society Oktoberfest - ]]>

The 44th annual Germania Society Oktoberfest — “Cincinnati’s original and most authentic Oktoberfest” — returns to Germania Park for a weekend of beer, brats and gemutlichkeit.  

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<![CDATA[Music: Whispering Beard Folk Festival - ]]>

Founded in 2008 as more of a small-ish party, the outdoor, Folk/Roots/Americana-celebrating Whispering Beard Folk Fest in nearby Friendship, Ind., continues to grow.

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<![CDATA[Event: International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala - ]]>

A lot is going on with the Freedom Center this weekend, not the least of which is the International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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<![CDATA[Event: Wine Over Water - ]]>

The seventh-annual Wine Over Water is an evening of wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and live music on the Purple People Bridge to raise funds for the nonprofit Brighton Center.

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