CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Literary: Claire Messud - ]]>

The people who run the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature once again show their good taste by inviting author Claire Messud to be a featured speaker at the department’s annual Visiting Writers Series. 

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>A Streetcar Named Desire</i> - ]]>

Tennessee Williams received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play about the neurotic, vulnerable Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who falls on hard times and has to move into a seedy New Orleans apartment with her sister and her brutish husband.

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<![CDATA[Event: Yappy Hour at Washington Park - ]]>

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and what better way for humans and canines to escape the pressures than joining together to enjoy food, good company and a few drinks. 

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Taylor Mac's <i>24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged</i> - ]]>

The Contemporary Arts Center starts off the new season of its daring, innovative and always progressive "Performances" series this Thursday and Friday with the wonderful playwright-actor-performance artist-singer-songwriter Taylor Mac.

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<![CDATA[Film: Cincinnati Film Festival - ]]>

The 2014 edition of the Cincinnati Film Festival features a diverse lineup of more than 100 films representing filmmakers from around the globe. 

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Al Jackson - ]]>

Al Jackson performs at Go Bananas.

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<![CDATA[Event: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - ]]>

This weekend, a stretch of Fifth Street will transform into a lederhosen-laden gala as Cincinnati draws on its rich German heritage to host the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in America. 

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<![CDATA[Event: The Sidewalk Project - ]]> Park(ing) Day, held the third Friday in September, is an open-source global event where citizens, artist and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spacing into public spaces. 

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<![CDATA[Halloween: USS Nightmare - ]]>

The USS Nightmare just had its opening weekend. Let the haunting begin. 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Flooded 2014: A Gig Poster Exhibition</i> - ]]>

The 21c Museum Hotel hosts an atmospheric evening of live music and art during Flooded 2014: A Gig Poster Exhibition.

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<![CDATA[Event: Cincinnati Comic Expo - ]]> If you love comics, heroes or action-adventure in general, Cincinnati is doing it big. Vendors fill more than 100,000-square-feet of the Duke Energy Convention Center this weekend with everything from comics and art to costumes, cards and collectibles. 

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<![CDATA[Music: moe. - ]]>

Acclaimed progressive rockers moe. (described by Rolling Stone as a “legendary jam band”) are approaching their 25th anniversary, and the group is showing no signs of letting up any time soon.

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<![CDATA[Event: World Peace Festival - ]]>

The United Nations’ theme for the 2014 International Day of Peace is “The Right of Peoples to Peace.” 

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<![CDATA[Event: Fall Harvest Festival - ]]>

The Heritage Village Museum, a living history museum depicting life in Southwestern Ohio through the 19th century, hosts a Fall Harvest Festival with wagon rides, a donut-eating contest, old-fashioned games, pumpkin painting and more, including Annie Oakley doing trick shooting.

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<![CDATA[Art: Regional Roundtable/<i>Conversations Around American Gothic</i> at the CAM - ]]>

Perhaps the only thing that trumps the experience of seeing Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” in person is having a conversation around the issues raised by the Regionalist painter in his work.

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<![CDATA[Literary: Chuck Klosterman - ]]>

Everyone’s favorite New York Times Magazine ethicist and pop culture expert on sex, drugs and Cocoa Puffs comes to Miami University Hamilton for “Stranger Than Fiction: An Evening with Author Chuck Klosterman.” 

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<![CDATA[Event: The Big Dinner: Autumn Equinox - ]]> Celebrate the autumn equinox with Modern Makers and nourish cincinnati — a community-centered wellness education and experiential initiative surrounding healthy food — as they prepare a five-course, all plant-based tasting menu. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Second Sunday on Main - ]]>

Celebrate the vibrant Over-the-Rhine community at Second Sunday on Main, an eclectic, family-friendly street festival. 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus</i> - ]]>

A great advantage of early photographers using buildings as subjects instead of people is that buildings hold still. No messy business of a smile gone wrong or an inadvertent cough; a building can maintain a lengthy pose. 


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<![CDATA[Film: <i>Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace</i> - ]]>

It is unofficially Wiley Week in Cincinnati, with opportunities to see internationally acclaimed artist Kehinde Wiley on screen and in person. 

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