by Jac Kern
Music Hall will
come to life this weekend. Thanks to a collaboration between Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra, Landor Associates and funding from local organizations, the
Cincy landmark will be part of LumenoCity, a first-of-its-kind multimedia performance
in Washington Park Saturday and Sunday. Many details of the performance won’t
be revealed until the show, but we know it involves live orchestra music set to
a process called architectural mapping — where three-dimensional graphics are
projected onto a building’s surface, interacting with its
architectural details, causing the building to illuminate and appear in motion. This process of mapping
has been done before (just check out the video below), but never
like what we’ll see this weekend.
marks Maestro Louis
Langrée’s arrival as the CSO’s new musical director. The free concert takes
place at 8:30 p.m. in Washington Park Saturday and Sunday. Bring your own
seating. Read more about the event here.
Newly opened OTR brewery Rhinegeist unveils its limited edition Saber Tooth Tiger IPA
with a celebration Saturday. This Imperial IPA is the brewery’s first “Rarity,”
meaning they’ll brew it only once and have a limited amount. Admission to
the release party is $10 and includes a goblet with 12 oz. of STT and
guaranteed option to purchase a 32 oz. growler of the IPA. There will also be
local food vendors, live music, merch for purch(ase) and more. The event runs 5-10 p.m. Saturday.
Buy tickets here.
definitely got a case of the blues this weekend with Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer
Point Friday-Saturday and Findlay Market’s Blue BBQ Sunday. The Cincy Blues
Society’s CBF turns 21 this year, bringing dozens of Blues acts from around the
country. Check out our preview here.
p.m. Sunday, Findlay Market’s eighth annual Blue BBQ brings local Blues
musicians together with delicious barbeque from Eli’s BBQ, Velvet Smoke and
other area restaurants. Go here
for more info.
It’s an end of
a sweaty era Saturday as Northside Tavern holds the final Dance_MF EVER.
Projectmill’s monthly first Saturday dance party has been going strong for five
years, steaming up the Tavern’s back room and even taking to the high seas (or
at least the Ohio River) for a couple RiverDance_MF events on a boat. So limber up, drink up
and dance your ass off one last time, starting at 10 p.m.For more art openings, summer festivals and other stuff to do this weekend, check out
our To Do
picks, full calendar
and Rick Pender’s Stage
for weekend theater offerings.
by Kenneth McNulty
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2,000 dancers needed Thursday to break Guinness World Record
Thursday may just be a historic night for the city
of Cincinnati as Salsa on the Square attendees attempt to break the
Guinness World Record for Most Salsa Dancers. In order for the record to be
broken, at least 2,000 people are needed on Fountain Square to dance the night away. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join in.
The weekly Salsa
on the Square event (7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Fountain Square) is free and registration for world record certification begins at 6 p.m. Upon signing in, folks will be eligible for
a chance to win prizes and free Gain samples and will receive a fresh T-shirt to wear during the dance-off.
Dancers and spectators will enjoy live music from Grupo Tumbao starting a 7 p.m. If
participants leave a bit to desire when it comes to salsa dancing, experts in
the field will be at the event to teach them how it’s done. The official world
record dance will occur at 8:30 p.m. In addition to the night’s festivities,
Gain and the St. Vincent De Paul will hold a clothing drive to generate clean
clothes for those in need in the Greater Cincinnati area. All donors will
be put into a drawing for a $500 prize pack full of Gain products and gift
certificates to select restaurants. There will be a full service bar with drink
specials during the event as well.
contributing to a good cause and breaking a world record sounds like a good
night, then dust off those old dancing shoes and grab some clothes to donate. Go here for more information.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
First launched in 2011, the evocatively
titled Global Water Dances was a biennial world event hatched by
movement specialists at a 2008 conference in England.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Pilobolus Dance Theatre has never been a
typical dance company. From its origins at Dartmouth College in 1971,
its nonconformity and evolution are in its DNA and have enabled the
company to flourish where it will — much like the sun-loving fungus
after which it’s named.
1 Comment · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Few things good ever come easily, or
without stepping outside one’s comfort zone. But persistence paid off in
Cincinnati Ballet’s pursuit of Peter Frampton, the Grammy-winning
guitar hero with a career spanning decades.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
When someone falls in love with dance,
it’s often a lifetime experience. It’s been that way for Jefferson
James, founder, artistic director and CEO of Contemporary Dance Theater, today Cincinnati’s premiere presenter of a diversity of
April 13 • Madison Theater
0 Comments · Monday, April 8, 2013
In 1981, 17-year-old Bill Manspeaker and three friends
formed the novelty Punk band Green Jellö with the express intent of
being the world’s worst band; their name reflected the notion that lime
Jell-O was terrible.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Partnering gets taken to the next level in Cincinnati Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet
this weekend. Not only has much of the choreography changed since the
company premiered this production five years ago, but the people
involved have also evolved.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Do you know when you go to a dance
concert — or any formal performance — and they ask you to turn off your
phones? Well, that won’t be happening when ZviDance performs Zoom
at the Aronoff Center this weekend
Cincinnati Ballet’s new Nutcracker offers entertaining blend of family fun and outstanding dancing
1 Comment · Tuesday, December 18, 2012
As a ballet, The Nutcracker stands
alone. On paper, it’s classical and traditional, yet to succeed — not to
mention sell tickets — a production must offer big fun for the whole