by Jac Kern
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The Cincinnati Art Museum’s monthly Art After Dark series is a really
cool way to experience the historic art institution. Each final Friday, the CAM
opens its doors after hours for a themed night of gallery tours, live
performances and a cash bar with happy hour drinks and appetizers. Friday’s Art
After Dark: Rococo Vibrations includes tour of Genius and Grace: François Boucher and the Generation of 1700
(members-only at 5:30 p.m., public tours at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.) and the
Neo-Soul stylings of Tracy Walker from 6-8 p.m. The free event runs 5-9 p.m.;
parking is $4.
Oyster Festival kicks off Friday. This 28th annual food fest features a menu of more than 40
styles of oyster dishes, including Smoked Oyster Salad, Fried Oyster Tacos,
Oyster Stuffed Jalapenos, Oysters Mardi Gras and Nantucket Oysters. Guests can
enjoy lunch, dinner and happy hour specials and pay to play various games for
prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Saint Francis Soup Kitchen in
Over-the-Rhine. Washington Platform’s Oyster Festival specials are available 11
a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Thursday.
Recent Grammy Award winners
Roomful of Teeth perform at the Contemporary Arts Center Friday. The vocal
group specializes in blending classical singing techniques with diverse World
music styles for a completely unique sound — one of their songs is in a made-up
language! The concert, which begins at 8 p.m., is just the latest offering from
the CAC’s solid performance series. Tickets are $14, $8 for members. Read our
story on Roomful of Teeth here.
This weekend is your last
chance to check out Krohn Conservatory’s spring show, Avant Garden. The show features exotic flowers and shrubs with
recycled materials in the landscape. Avant
Garden closes Sunday along with the Conservatory’s spring plant sale. The
anticipated annual butterfly show — this year it's Pura Vida: The Butterflies of Costa Rica — opens April 12.
Day in Cincinnati is not only a city holiday, but a rite of passage for locals.
It marks the first game of the Reds’ season (baseball’s first professional
team), the unofficial start of spring and the return of one of the best parades
of the year, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade — now in its 95th year!
Opening Day may not be until Monday, but Covington gallery BLDG is getting a
jump on festivities beginning Friday.
199C: Cincinnati’s Opening Day
is an exhibit of baseball-, Cincinnati- and Opening Day-themed art from more
than 40 artists from around the neighborhood and world. The exhibit opening
starts at 4 p.m. Friday with music from Automagik, food trucks, a live art
installation, retro video game competitions and a pop-up Wiffle ball game on
Pike Street. Find more info here.
Opening Day celebrations
run the gamut from sports-related fun to art, bar events and food. Check out a
roundup of Monday’s happenings here.
Be sure to read this week’s
Best of Cincinnati issue for reader and staff picks on the city’s best
restaurants, businesses, events and more.
For more art openings, theater shows, parties and other stuff to do
this weekend, check out our To Do picks and
by Jac Kern
“Mandy Patinkin, holla.”
That was Claire
Danes’ shout-out to her Homeland
co-star when she won an Emmy in 2012 for her role on the show. Fans across
Cincinnati will be able to holla at him too (not really, that’s rude) as he
performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Friday-Sunday. Sure, many know
him as Saul Berenson on Homeland or the iconic Inigo Montoya from Princess Bride, but he’s a man of the
theater, too, and this weekend he joins the CSO onstage for the first time
since 1991. Read our interview with Mandy Patinkin here.
annual International Butterfly Show opens Saturday, highlighting the
butterflies of Morocco. The conservatory will fill with 16,000 colorful butterflies,
floral displays and a hummingbird garden through June 30. Krohn is open 10
a.m.-5 p.m. every day; Admission is $4-$7.
Earth Day is
technically April 22, but Cincinnati celebrates this Saturday at Sawyer Point.
Enjoy live music, a fashion show of recycled materials and other family
activities while learning how to get involved with green organizations and
outdoor activities. The free event runs noon-5 p.m. Check out this week’s Green
Issue for more information on native plant hikes,
sustainable farms and outdoor classes, markets and events.
Cincinnati Ballet promises one of the hottest parties of the year as they
present Club B Saturday.
The Cincinnati Masonic Center downtown will transform into a hoppin’ nightclub
complete with cocktails, light bites and — of course — lots of dancing. There
will also be a raffle with tons of great prizes. Tickets are a bit steep — $150
all-inclusive 7 p.m. admission; $50 tickets get you in after 10 p.m. — but the
money goes to support this important local arts organization. Plus, how often
can you say you’ve danced with a ballerina?
is Record Store Day and Greater Cincinnati is lucky to have four local
stalwarts to choose from. Support our local music shops by picking up a new
record as you enjoy live, in-store performances. Go here for details on how Everybody’s
Records, Shake It Records, Mole’s Record Exchange and Phil’s Music & Memories
For more stuff to
do this weekend, check out our To Do page
or full calendar and
Rick Pender’s Stage
Door for weekend theater offerings.
A dozen different ways to get your holiday on
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This time of year casts a bright, if cold, light on the many traditions that converge in America. Our shopping sprees and hectic schedules are time trial races and affectations that keep our eyes off the meaning — if there is any such holy grail to be found — of the holidays.