by Jac Kern
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Art on the Streets Cincinnati is a new local initiative to encourage performance and art in public spaces
across the city. The group’s initial efforts will unleash dancers, singers,
painters, musicians and other artists to parks and sidewalks during the World Choir
Games (July 4-14) to welcome visitors (up to 90,000 of ‘em) and get locals in
the arty spirit. Art on the Streets hopes to continue this public creative
effort long after the Games, as well. Discover more about the group (and public
performance rules) tonight at Know Theater. An informational and planning
meeting is set to begin at 7:30 p.m., so grab a drink at Know’s bar and learn
how you can participate in making Cincinnati and even more lively arts scene.
Email ArtsCincy@gmail.com to RSVP.
Mayerson JCC’s Summer Cinema Series
continues tonight with two episodes from the Israeli comedy television series Arab
Labor (Avoda Aravit). Referred to as the Palestinian Seinfeld, the series
follows Arab-Israeli journalist Amjad, a hapless but good-hearted man who
neurotically tries to conform with both Arab and Jewish expectations and his
one-of-a-kind family. Screenings are from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10
($8 for JCC members).
Joseph M. Schuster will discuss
and sign his debut novel, The Might Have
Been at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Cincinnati. From St. Louis, Mo. Schuster
presents a novel about the consequences of chasing an unattainable dream,
regret and redemption.
And don’t forget free weekly events: Party in the Park
features music from 3 Day Rule 5-10 p.m. and happy hour specials ‘til 6:30; Clifton
Cultural Arts Center presents Wednesdays on the Green
with Tracy Walker, kids activities,
on-site food vendors and more beginning at 7 p.m.; Reggae Wednesday
brings jammin’ to Fountain Square, 7-10 p.m. Tonight’s band is Lucky 7. Don't let the impending heat hold you back from a fun weeknight!
by Jac Kern
In celebration of City Council’s repeal of the breed-specific language in
Cincinnati’s vicious dog ordinance, Cincinnati Pit Crew invites pups of all
sorts to strut the streets tonight. Pitties on Parade is a chance for pit bulls
and other breeds to show off their sweet side and display why the May 16 repeal
was a good decision. The group walk begins on the West Grove of Fountain Square
(pets are not allowed on the actual square) at 5:30 p.m. and will continue on
various routes, where participants will break into groups to saunter across the
city. Everyone will re-group at Smale Riverfront Park at 7 p.m. Make sure your
dog is healthy, at least 6 months old, up-to-date on vaccinations and
good-natured (the same should probably go for owners). Meet up at Neon’s
Unplugged, the pooch-friendly bar in OTR, for an after-party 'til 9 p.m.
E.A.T.S. (Epicureans About Town Society) hosts a Subterranean Picnic Party at
Jimmy G’s tonight. Cincinnati E.A.T.S. aims to bring locals to the best
independent area restaurants by presenting themed evenings of fixed-price
meals. Tonight, Chef Jimmy Gibson has created a three-course menu with
shareable sides. Pre-dinner drinks and wine pairings will be available (not
included in $44.50 ticket price). There is also a benefit aspect to each event
— tonight guests are encouraged to bring several non-perishable food items to
be donated to the Freestore Foodbank. Cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. and dinner
will be served at 8 p.m. Grab a last-minute ticket here.
Tonight is the
first official evening of Fringe Festival performances. Offerings include Breaking Rank, The Sweet, Burning Yonder, METHTACULAR!, Grim and Fischer, Rodney
Rumple’s Random Realty, Blown Up,
You Will Have 25 Minutes to Complete This
Essay, Female Desires and Quake: A Closet Love Story. Whew! Check
out the official Fringe guide, with performance descriptions, ticket
information and full schedule here.Party in the Park
continues tonight at Yeatman’s Cove with Stays in Vegas. Happy hour runs 5-6:30
p.m., offering $2 off beer, wine and cocktails. The free concert runs until 10
p.m.Did you know today is Water a Flower Day? Make sure you're watering your thirsty plants during what's looking like a very hot summer!
by Jac Kern
GOOD Ideas for Cities is an opportunity
for problem-solvers to tackle some of their cities’ greatest urban challenges.
GOOD has an excellent magazine, but the company is
also a collective of innovative individuals, nonprofits and other
organizations united to push the world in a positive direction. The GOOD Ideas
for Cities program will be presented in six cities this year, including Cincinnati. Local urban leaders met with GOOD to determine some of the city’s
urban issues and, last month, GOOD put out a call for creative Cincinnatians
with bright ideas. Six teams of problem-solvers were selected and each given an
urban challenge Cincinnati currently faces. Tonight at the Contemporary Arts
Center, these teams will present their solutions and join the urban leaders for
a Q&A. After the 7 p.m. presentation, enjoy drinks and conversation and
learn how to help make the ideas a reality. Admission is free, but you must
RSVP here. Doors open at 6 p.m., so come early as reservations do not guarantee entrance
after 6:45 p.m. It’s a pretty big deal that Cincinnati was selected to
participate in the program, and tonight is sure to be an engaging,
An after-work summer destination for many yuppies Tri-Staters, Party in
the Park returns tonight for its 32nd year tonight. Every Wednesday through
July, Party in the Park brings booze and popular area cover bands to Yeatman’s
Cove from 5-10 p.m. Happy hour runs 5-6:30 p.m. and for the first time, wine
and cocktails are available in addition to beer. Tonight’s music comes from
Naked Karate Girls. Check out the full lineup here.
Perhaps contemporary Classical is more your style? World-renown composer
Yanni performs at the Aronoff Center tonight. Known for being the sound of New
Wave and providing the music for the Olympics (since 1988) and countless other
televised sporting events, Yanni presents a new touring show featuring new
music from Truth of Touch, his first
album of original studio music in almost a decade. Tonight’s performance begins
at 8 p.m. Go here to find tickets.
Interior decorator and HGTV host/designer
Monica Pedersen will stop by Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion
to discuss and sign her new book. Monica
Pedersen Make It Beautiful: Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home combines the author’s DIY nature and design/décor
expertise to turn readers into party-throwing pros. The event begins at 7 p.m.
tonight.Check out our To Do page for more art exhibits, theater shows and other events happening tonight and follow our music blog for a daily live show lineup.