CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Onstage: <i> Little Women </i> - ]]>

Cincy Shakes production of Little Women captures the vivacity of Alcott’s stories about the March sisters and their lives.

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<![CDATA[Film: <i> Paris </i> - ]]> Director Cédric Klapisch’s Paris is the final movie of the Cinema in the City series, which the University of Cincinnati’s new Center for Film and Media Studies is presenting at Clifton’s Esquire Theatre.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i> Peter Pan </i> - ]]> Don’t let the disappointing TV production of Peter Pan in December keep you away from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music’s production of this delightful show.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Bengt Washburn - ]]> Washburn’s relationship with his wife, who is in the Air Force, is a case of opposites attracting, he says.

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<![CDATA[Event: Beer and Beethoven - ]]> After a day of work, unwind with the charming and soothing melodies of Classical music.

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<![CDATA[Event: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - ]]> Come one, come all! The famous family entertainers Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey proudly present their show “Legends.”

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<![CDATA[Event: After Hours Bridal Show - ]]> Held at Great American Ball Park, the After Hours Bridal Show certainly throws a unique curveball into the average bridal event.

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<![CDATA[Event: Bockfest - ]]> Bockfest, the oldest and largest German-style bock beer festival in the United States, is back to host a weekend of beer drinking, live music, German games, dancing, a 5k run and tons of sausage.

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<![CDATA[Event: Cincinnati International Wine Festival - ]]> If wine gets better with age, it makes sense that the Cincinnati International Wine Festival would too.

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<![CDATA[Art: Canstruction - ]]> Canstruction, the annual design/build competition to benefit the Freestore Foodbank, features unique and creative sculptural constructions made with non-perishable canned and packaged food built by area design and architecture firms, plus a group of UC students.

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<![CDATA[Sports: Men's Roller Derby - ]]> If you’re missing your weekly chance to watch dudes beat the tar out of each other now that football season is over, we may have found your replacement.

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<![CDATA[Event: Macy's Art Sampler Weekend - ]]> More than 100 free performances and activities for thespians and admirers of the arts are jam packed into a single weekend at venues across Cincinnati during the Macy’s Arts Sampler.

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<![CDATA[Art: Brighton's First Saturdays - ]]> At least one new gallery in Brighton will host its inaugural exhibition Saturday — i.e. Pear Gallery (2159 Central Ave., #8) — and no less than four exhibitions will be on view along the stretch of Central Avenue between the Ice Cream Factory and semantics gallery.

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<![CDATA[Music: Hey Mavis - ]]> Great Northern Ohio Americana band Hey Mavis is headed to town to participate in UC Blue Ash’s “Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash” series this weekend, just ahead of the release of its new album What I Did.

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<![CDATA[Music: Gill Landry - ]]> If you’re heading to Southgate House for Justin Townes Earle, I cannot stress enough the importance of arriving early to check out opener Gill Landry.

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<![CDATA[Event: Rising Woman Workshop - ]]> Harmonious Energies, “a community of metaphysical and holistic healers for body, mind and soul,” hosts an eight-week series of workshops exploring wisdom of the feminine, with approaches such as meditation, energy clearing and community building.

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<![CDATA[Music: Iris Dement with Pieta Brown - ]]> In the Folk/Gospel/Country realm, few singer/songwriters are as acclaimed, respected and beloved as Iris DeMent by devoted fans as well as her adoring peer group.

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<![CDATA[Music: The Life and Times with Ashes and Iron - ]]> Indie Rock power trios are as common as crime, but the ones that rise to the top of the form defy the limitations of their numbers by sounding more expansive than the standard guitar/bass/drums set-up.

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<![CDATA[The Church with The Sharp Things - ]]> In the late ’70s, Australia exported a fair amount of bracingly unique Alternative Rock that rivaled anything produced by America or Great Britain.

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<![CDATA[Justin Townes Earle with Gill Landry - ]]> When you are Justin Townes Earle and you are the son of the famous musician Steve Earle, the bonus of name recognition soon gives way to overt scrutiny.

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