by Jac Kern
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There is a
ventriloquist convention in town this week. Seriously! The Vent Haven ConVENTion takes over
Cincinnati Airport Marriott daily through Saturday, and it’s got a full bill.
Learn about the art of ventriloquism, browse puppets from dozens of vendors and
enjoy entertainment from pros (the convention culminates with comedian Jeff Dunham
speaking Saturday afternoon). The event is a product of Vent Haven Museum in
Fort Mitchell, the only ventriloquist museum in the world.
If you want to
skip the creepy puppets and cut straight to the comedy, see Dunham tonight at
The Bank of Kentucky Center.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $47.40.
It’s Founders Brewing
Co. Night at The Lackman, where three Founders’ beers will be tapped: Devil
Dancer triple IPA, All Day IPA session ale and Dry Hopped Pale Ale. Swing by
after work to give ‘em a taste.
Over in Northside
is Projectmill’s Slurring Bee at Mayday. Sign up at 9 p.m. and pay $5 to compete. It’s pretty simple: take a shot, spell
a word. Every word you spell correctly grants you another shot. It’s like an
alcoholic workout for your cranium!
You don’t need to
stay in the city to have a fun Thursday — the Warren County Fair
keeps truckin’ tonight with harness racing at 6 p.m., "Warren County Has Talent"
at 7 p.m. and karaoke at 9 p.m. Admission tonight is $15 per carload.
Friday, the CAC offers the rare chance to see a multimedia performance piece
about LGBTQ oppression in Uganda. Artist Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine combines photographs, video and live
performance in A Missionary Position
to portray the homophobia running rampant
in Uganda, through a wide scope of perspectives. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $20, $14 for members.
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conjures memories of intense schoolyard fun or ultimate gym class
embarrassment. If you prefer the former, you’ll be happy to know Cincinnati
Sports Kickball League
is taking the game out of the playground and onto Washington Park’s Civic Lawn!
Co-ed adult teams will compete each Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 19. If you
haven’t signed up with a team or you’re more of a cheerleader, watch the fun
from one of many surrounding benches. Or mosey over to the bandstand to check
out free Wednesday Bluegrass concerts. The Tillers perform tonight at 7 p.m.
If you’re still
upset you couldn’t make it to San Diego’s epic Comic-Con this year, share your
woes with other local lovers of SciFi, fantasy TV shows and literature, comics
and more at Cincinnati Geek Club. The informal group meets at Roxx Electrocafe from 6-9 p.m. every third
Wednesday of the month. All nerds welcome! Find more geeky-chic events and
meetups from Pandora Promotions here.
The Warren County
kicked off Tuesday in Lebanon, and tonight’s activities include a garden
tractor pull at 6 p.m. Get your fill of
corn dogs and funnel cakes, Ferris wheels and farm animals through Saturday, 8
a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 (kids 12 and younger get free admission).
The Newport Secret
Six perform on Fountain Square as part of Reggae Wednesdays. Grab a snack or an
icy beverage and relax to some island jams from 7-10 p.m. The free, weekly
concert continues every Wednesday through Aug. 29.
The World Choir
Games have come to an end, but Cincinnati continues to welcome talented artists
from around the globe with this week’s World Piano Competition. More than 200
pianists compete through Saturday to be named champion musicians. Tonight’s quarterfinals
begin at 6 p.m. at the Aronoff Center.
Tickets are $12 through Friday; admission to Saturday’s artist finals are $17.