CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Event: Cincinnati Design Week - ]]>

Catch the last few days of the third annual Cincinnati Design week, which pulls together the city’s design resources and talent for workshops, panel discussions and, most importantly, parties.

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<![CDATA[Event: Butler County Fair - ]]>

There is a reason this fair is Butler County’s biggest festival of the year.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Madame Butterfly</i> - ]]>

A lot of confirmed opera haters give it up for Madame Butterfly. A novel and a play of the same name were huge hits in the early 1900s but Puccini’s intense, lush score outdistanced them all.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Theo Von - ]]>

Despite a detour into the world of reality TV, Theo Von always wanted to be a stand-up comedian.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)</i> - ]]>

In its 20th season, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company completed “the canon,” the rare theatrical feat of performing every one of the Bard’s 38 works. To kick off its 21st season, the “classic” theater company does it again — in one evening!

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<![CDATA[Music: Macy's Music Festival - ]]>

After the relatively new Alternative music-focused Bunbury and last week’s brand new Country-centric Buckle Up, this weekend welcomes back one of Cincinnati’s classic fests — the two-day R&B/Soul music-celebrating Macy’s Music Festival.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Hybridity: The New Frontier</i> at the 21c Museum Hotel - ]]>

Interdisciplinary artist and current Guggenheim Fellow Chris Doyle presents a lecture Friday evening to coincide with the opening of his current exhibition at the 21c Museum Hotel, Hybridity: The New Frontier

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<![CDATA[Event: Passport to Wine - ]]> If you need a glass of vino and hors d’oeuvres to unwind after the workweek, Great Parks of Hamilton County offers the Summer Passport to Wine featuring music from The Chris Comer Trio. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Greater Anderson Days - ]]>

In its 16th year, the popular event hosts approximately 30,000 people over the course of its three-day run. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Taste of OTR - ]]>

The second annual celebration of Over-the-Rhine’s best tastes, arts and sounds benefits Tender Mercies.

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<![CDATA[Film: <i>The Room</i> 11th Anniversary - ]]>

Bad movies suck. Movies so bad they’re good, however, can gain a cult following — like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room

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<![CDATA[Event: Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally - ]]>

The second annual Milford Street Eats festival will feature more than a dozen of Cincinnati’s favorite food trucks.

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<![CDATA[Event: Art on Vine - ]]>

Washington Park plays host to a boutique art fair showcasing fine arts, crafts and photography from more than 40 local artists, plus live music.

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<![CDATA[Event: Death Cafe - ]]>

If death seems like the “elephant in the room” to you, then maybe you should tackle the taboo at Arlington Memorial Gardens’ Death Cafe.

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<![CDATA[Music: Lucius with Sara Bareilles - ]]>

Like Tegan & Sara (with whom they’ve toured), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Brooklyn Indie Pop band Lucius wrap their vocals around each other, both in harmony and unison.

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<![CDATA[Music: Royal Blood with Valley of the Sun - ]]>

Vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher do business as the Garage/Psych/Blues duo Royal Blood.

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<![CDATA[Music: Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah - ]]>

It hardly seems possible that a decade has gone by since the original formation of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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<![CDATA[Music: Richard Buckner - ]]>

Richard Buckner’s obscurity is partly due to the fickle music business, but also due to his decidedly different approach to songwriting and performance.

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<![CDATA[Music: The Alvin Brothers - ]]>

When Dave and Phil Alvin were just kids in Downey, Calif., they already had developed a curiosity about the roots of American music. So when 12-year-old Phil saw a copy of Big Bill Broonzy’s Big Bill’s Blues, he bought it and brought it home. 


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<![CDATA[Events: Macy's Kids, Cultures, Critters & Crafts Festival - ]]>

The Cincinnati Zoo will be abuzz with music, dance and puppets during Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters & Crafts Festival. 

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