CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Literary: Brandon Harris and James Pogue - ]]>

Two Cincinnatians — Brandon Harris and James Pogue — who contributed essays to the new book City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis will do readings and discussions in town this week.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>The Perfect Kiss (QQ)</i> - ]]>

In the Contemporary Arts Center’s current exhibit, The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer, Chicago-based artist and curator Matt Morris has engaged with Byars’ works by presenting his own pieces alongside those of the artist. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Summer Cinema - ]]>

Summer Cinema is an outdoor movie screening held every Wednesday at Washington Park from May through August.

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<![CDATA[Event: NKY Pride 2015! - ]]>

Let your pride flag fly with this year’s Northern Kentucky Pride festival, which starts on Thursday and goes through Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Chris Porter - ]]>

Comedian Chris Porter recently made a foray into another type of stand-up activity: He took a gig on a cruise ship.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Assassins</i> - ]]>

Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical about presidential assassins has become a classic since it was first staged in 1990. 

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

A Cincinnati tradition since 1967, Summerfair consistently ranks among the top 100 art shows nationally and features more than 300 artists from all around the United States.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Oscillators</i> at Harvest Art Gallery - ]]>

Intermedio, an ongoing sound-light collaboration between multi-disciplinary designer Eric Blyth and composers/installation artists Sam Ferris-Morris and Justin West, will present a one-night-only exhibition Friday at Harvest Gallery.

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<![CDATA[Event: Crafts and Crafts at Krohn Conservatory - ]]>

Take a tropical vacation without leaving town by visiting Krohn Conservatory’s Crafts and Crafts event, bringing together their Butterflies of the Philippines exhibit, a handful of craft vendors and local craft beer.

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

Headlining Indie Summer’s opening night is Surfer Blood, the superb, Florida-spawned Indie Pop Rock group.

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<![CDATA[Event: Furry Friends Festival - ]]>

Your furry friends are invited to spend a day in the park with other pups of all shapes and sizes, surrounded by tasty grub from Eli’s BBQ and Mazunte, as well as free, live music.

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<![CDATA[Event: Oakley Fancy Flea Market - ]]>

Oakley Fancy Flea is a low-key, curated market with high-end locally made wares in the heart of Oakley. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Friends of the Public Library Used Book Sale - ]]>

The Friends of the Public Library Main Library Book Sale returns Saturday for its 43rd annual event.

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<![CDATA[Film: <i>America's Pop Collector</i> - ]]>

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s ongoing “Moving Pictures” series of film screenings presents the highly regarded and prescient America’s Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull - Contemporary Art at Auction

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Cincinnati King</i> - ]]>

Washington Park hosts a free staged reading of Cincinnati King, a new play that shares the history of King Records, Cincinnati music and racial equality by Playhouse in the Park Associate Artist KJ Sanchez.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus</i> Live! - ]]>

The Aronoff Center presents a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up starring Peter Story, based off of material from John Gray's best-selling guide to understanding the opposite sex, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

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<![CDATA[Literary: Judith Fertig - ]]>

It comes as no surprise that Judith Fertig’s debut novel, The Cake Therapist, revolves around food. 

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<![CDATA[Attractions: <i>Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later</i> - ]]>

The Freedom Center’s current Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later exhibit weaves together rare artifacts, photographs and the personal stories of Holocaust survivors Werner Coppel and Bella Ouziel to explore their journey and how life and the power of the human spirit continued in the face of the horrors of Auschwitz. 

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Acting Irish International Theatre Festival - ]]>

Irish theater is top of mind locally, what with the warm-hearted Outside Mullingar continuing at Ensemble Theatre and this week an international festival of Irish acting.

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<![CDATA[Music: Jeff Daniels and The Ben Daniels Band - ]]>

Although he has been performing music publicly and on a regular basis since 2000, most fans of film/TV/theater actor Jeff Daniels are probably not aware of his hobby-turned-side-career. 

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