CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Onstage: The Theresienstadt Opera Project - ]]>

Cincinnati Chamber Opera presents two works performed in Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp outside of Prague where Jewish artists, composers, musicians and writers were interred until they were shipped to death camps. 

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<![CDATA[Halloween: Is It Normal or Paranormal? - ]]>

Is this normal? Renowned psychic medium Victor Parauta can tell you.

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<![CDATA[Music: The Toasters - ]]>

America’s Ska kings are unquestionably The Toasters, who were formed in 1981 (just as the U.K.’s 2 Tone Ska craze was beginning to lose steam) by British ex-pat Robert “Bucket” Hingley. 

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Tig Notaro - ]]>

After battling some serious health problems over the past few years, comedian Tig Notaro feels great.

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<![CDATA[Halloween: <i>The Shining</i> - ]]>

Jack Nicholson’s Jack Torrance returns to the big screen in the Kubrick-helmed The Shining for one night only at the Esquire. 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>The New Clownville Amusement Park</i> at Thunder-Sky, Inc. - ]]>

Bill Ross and Keith Banner’s gallery honoring the work and legacy of Raymond Thunder-Sky hosts its five-year anniversary with a show of Thunder-Sky-inspired works by such artists as Robert McFate, Antonio Adams and Emily Brandehoff. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Queen City IndieCon - ]]>

Cincinnati celebrates the queens of indie writing, bringing in star female authors to speak, sign and mingle for two days. 

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<![CDATA[Halloween: Batfest - ]]>

The Cincinnati Museum Center devotes the entire day to celebrating bats. 

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<![CDATA[Music: Busdriver - ]]>

At 21, Busdriver dropped his debut album, 1999’s exquisitely weird and wonderfully heavy Memoirs of the Elephant Man, which was followed in 2002 by Temporary Forever, an album that Vibe cited as one of the decade’s “24 Lost Rap Classics.”

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Aziz Ansari - ]]>

Aziz Ansari is literally everywhere these days, including Miami University’s Family Weekend. 

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<![CDATA[Event: World's Largest Nerf Battle - ]]> Anyone older than 8 is invited to participate in the World’s Largest Nerf Battle, an attempt to set a Guinness World Record. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Bark Out Against Battery - ]]> The fifth annual Bark Out Against Battery raises funds to support the partnership between the YWCA and the SPCA.

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<![CDATA[Event: Taste of the World - ]]>

Ben Franklin once said, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom.” Find both wisdom and freedom at the 11th annual Taste of the World.

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<![CDATA[Event: Kids Fall Fest - ]]>

Head to Washington Park for Kids Fall Fest, a fun-filled afternoon with a range of activities for the little ones.

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<![CDATA[Halloween: MainStrasse Pawrade - ]]>

Bring your furry companion to MainStrasse Village for the 13th annual Halloween dog costume Pawrade. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Laverne Cox - ]]>

Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox is on a nationwide college speaking tour that stops in the Tristate Tuesday. 

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Safe House</i> - ]]>

Safe House, about a “free family of color” in 1843 Kentucky, has its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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<![CDATA[Event: Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass - ]]>

Ira Glass’ This American Life is one of the most popular radio programs in America, with 4 million listeners over the air and an additional 1 million via podcast. 

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<![CDATA[Music: Carolina Chocolate Drops - ]]>

The premise of the Carolina Chocolate Drops was simple — to take back the African-American string-band tradition that flourished in the 1700s and 1800s, yet faded away in the early 1900s.

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<![CDATA[Music: The Werks - ]]>

The Werks haven’t had a problem, rising over the past several years to hold major spots in festival lineups while also cultivating their own unique festival, The Werk Out, here in Ohio.

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