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Monday, May 16
ART: Dominic Benhura, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. One of Zimbabwe’s most recognized visual artists displays sculptural exhibition of recent works. Runs May 7-June 16. cincinnatiparks.com.
LITERARY: Steve Rosen: “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the 50s and 60s,” 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Author discusses and signs books. 513-396-8960.
MUSIC: Jazz at the Park, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Live music Mondays through Sept. 26. May 16: Five Little Bears. Free. washingtonpark.org.
Tuesday, May 17
COMEDY: Medium Cindy Kaza, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: The Hi-Fi Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m., 941 Pavilion St., Mount Adams. Featuring Blake Hammond, John Hays and Hannah Ljungholm. Free.
DANCE: Dance Theatre of Harlem, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Founded in 1969 at the height of the civil rights movement, Dance Theatre of Harlem delivers a powerhouse vision for ballet in the 21st century. The multi-ethnic company performs forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics, neoclassical works and innovative contemporary works to celebrate Black culture. $35-$104. cincinnatiarts.org.
HEALTH: Workout on the Green, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Washington Park. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free workouts on the great lawn. Runs April 5-May 31. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: May Festival Live at Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown.
MUSIC: Foy Vance Signs of Life Tour with Lee Rogers and Gareth Dunlop, Memorial Hall.
SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs New Jersey Jackals, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Runs May 17-19. florenceyalls.com.
Wednesday, May 18
ART OPENING: Ben Brabson: The Science Behind the Art, Studio Kroner, 130 W. Court St., Downtown. Brabson discusses the science of global warming through the lens of David Young’s paintings. Free. studiokroner.com.
HEALTH: Yoga on the Levee, 6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates leads classes at Aquarium Plaza. Runs Wednesdays April 6-Oct. 26. Free.
MUSEUMS: Period Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Sample 19th-century cuisine and learn the history of each dish. $35. Reservations: 513-563-9484.
Thursday, May 19
ART: New Moon: Pay Me in Equity, 5:30 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Panel discussion hosted by Fashion Illustration Professor and DAAP Diversity Inclusion Liaison Randall Wilson, with sisters Asha and Ayam Ama Bias-Daniels. Free. contemporaryartscenter.org.
COMEDY: Drew Lynch, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs May 19-21. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: Sally Brooks, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs May 19-22. gobananascomedy.com.
FAMILY: The Science of Pixar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. This popular exhibit has been extended to infinity … and beyond! Well, at least through mid-August. The interactive exhibition showcases the boundless limits of STEM, imagination and curiosity, letting you come face-to-face with favorite characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode and Wall-E. $19.50, $15.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
FESTIVAL: Cincinnati International Wine Festival, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Runs May 19-21. winefestival.com.
LECTURE: Dr. Elizabeth Hinton: America on Fire, 6 p.m., National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. In conjunction with museum’s current exhibition “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” museum hosts one of the nation’s leading experts on criminalization and policing. Free, but registration required. freedomcenter.org.
MUSIC: CincyJams, 7 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Downtown. This workplace “Battle of the Bands” is an extension of ArtsWave’s popular choral competition CincySings. Winning bands receive prizes and the opportunity to perform at Blink. Free. artswave.org/cincyjams.
MUSIC: Rockin’ the Roebling, 6 p.m., Schmidlapp Event Lawn, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Live music every Thursday through Sept. 1. $1 for every beer sold by Moerlein Lager House’s Moer To Go concession window benefits Cincinnati Parks Foundation. Event located within The Banks’ Dora. May 19: 500 Miles to Memphis. Free.
MUSIC: Third Thursdays on the Trail: The Low Country Boil, 6-9 p.m., Hometown Cafe Patio, 111 Railroad Ave., Loveland. Free.
MUSIC: Janis Ian, Memorial Hall. With Tom Rush.
MUSIC: Haim, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Faye Webster.
Friday, May 20
CHARITY: Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, 6-8 p.m., Salvation Army, 235 Ludlow St., Hamilton. Fashion show, dinner, door prizes and more. Designers, design students, seamstresses and fashionistas create outfits from recycled materials that include a garbage bag. $20. eventbrite.com.
FAMILY: Coasterstock, Friday-Saturday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Roller coaster aficionados from the US, Canada and Europe gather to ride some of the world’s best coasters. Features exclusive morning and night ride times, behind-the-scenes video and photo opportunities, guest speakers, contests, catered meals, FunPix, unlimited soft drinks and more. $101, $61 for park gold and platinum passholders. visitkingsisland.com.
FESTIVAL: Our Lady of Victory, 6-11 p.m. Friday, 3-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 810 Neeb Road, Delhi Township. 513-922-4460.
MUSIC: Big River Get Down, Friday-Saturday, RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton St., Hamilton.
MUSIC: May Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs May 20-29. mayfestival.com.
MUSIC: Tears for Fears, Riverbend Music Center. With Garbage.
MUSIC: Al Stewart, Ludlow Garage.
MUSIC: Spring Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. May 20: Noah Smith’s Crooner Circus. May 21: Siri Imani with Eugenius and Deuces II. Free. myfountainsquare.com.
NEIGHBORHOOD: May Fest at Alms Park, 6-9 p.m., Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Drive, Columbia Tusculum. Food trucks, games and fun, craft beer and frozen treats. Live music by Moonshine Drive. Free.
SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Ottawa Titans, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Runs May 20-22. florenceyalls.com.
THEATER: Pride and Prejudice, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. One of the single most cherished stories of all time returns to the CSC stage in a fresh and funky new adaptation which critics are calling “delightfully different,” “fizzy and festive,” and “unlike any adaptation of Jane Austen one has seen before.” Sweepingly romantic, with a good dose of the tongue-in-cheek, Pride and Prejudice follows the love stories of the Bennet sisters, as they find that the path to true love can lead to the most unexpected of places. Runs May 20-June 18. cincyshakes.com.
THEATER: A Walk in the Woods, Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Newport. Two arms negotiators stroll through a wooded area above Geneva, Switzerland, away from the tensions of the negotiating table. One is a Soviet diplomat, the other an American negotiator. Despite their obvious differences, they find common ground. Runs May 20-June 4. falcontheater.net.
Saturday, May 21
ART OPENING: Oliver Kroner: Climate Action in Cincinnati, noon-5 p.m., Studio Kroner, 130 W. Court St., Downtown. Kroner, sustainability director for Cincinnati, discusses climate action in Cincinnati. Free. studiokroner.com.
CHARITY: A Night FOR the Museum, 7-11 p.m., Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Sharonville. A 1940s-themed gala benefitting Heritage Village Museum. Includes music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, silent auction, raffles and more. $40. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
CHARITY: Team Sickle Cell Golf Outing, 1:30-6 p.m., Avon Fields Golf Course, 4081 Reading Road, North Avondale. Benefits Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Anemia Research. Shotgun start, golf, dinner and awards. $75 per person. eventbrite.com.
COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Aaron Putnam, Alaina Bamfield, Karen Jaffe, Iso Radio, Alex Schubert. bombsawaycomedy.com.
COMEDY: No Cap Comedy Tour, Heritage Bank Center. With DC Young Fly, Cinco Bean, Karlous Miller, Lil Duval, Michael Blackson, Blaq Ron and DeRay Davis.
COMEDY: David Spade, Taft Theater.
CRAFT SHOW: Arts and Crafts Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sycamore High School parking lot, 7400 Cornell Road. 70 artists and crafters sell wares. Musical performances by students. Raffles, concessions. sbob.org.craftshow.
CRAFT SHOW: Craft & Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Real Life Assembly of God, 2300 Old State Route 32, Batavia. Crafters and vendors, food trucks, silent auction. Star 93.3FM visits.
CRAFT SHOW: ArtsConnect Artisan Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ArtsConnect, 9158 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Free admission.
EXPOS: Geo Fair, Saturday-Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road.
EXPOS: Cincinnati Women’s Health & Wellness Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout. Free health screenings, yoga on the lawn, meditation session, other fitness classes and more. Free. eventbrite.com.
FAMILY: Laurel Park Family Fun Days, 3:30-6 p.m., 500 Ezzard Charles Drive, West End. Food trucks, live music, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, family-friendly activities and more. Free. cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks.
FAMILY: Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center, 1310 Western Ave., Queensgate. The national tour stops here courtesy of the Cincinnati chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. Exhibit is open for tours in the south parking lot.
FESTIVALS: Oxford Wine & Craft Beer Festival, 2-10 p.m., Uptown Memorial Park, High St., Oxford. Live music, beer garden, art, vendors, food and family fun. $30 ticket includes wristband, 5 tasting tickets and souvenir glass. Additional tickets available $5 for 2, $10 for 5. oxfordwinefestival.com.
MUSIC: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra: Return to Studio 54, The Disco Era, Newport Car Barn, 1102 Brighton St., Newport. Final performance of the 30th anniversary season. $35. 859-431-6216; kyso.org.
MUSIC: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 7:30 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. fittoncenter.org.
OUTDOORS: Community Day: Kids to Parks Day, Great Parks of Hamilton County. Free entry at all Great Parks without the need for a motor vehicle permit. greatparks.org.
RECREATION: Cincinnati Beer Run & Luau Party, Hofbrauhaus, 200 Third St., Newport. $35-up. active.com.
SHOPPING: Hosta and Plant Auction, 10 a.m., Gil Lynn Park, 203 Greendevil Lane, Dayton. Sponsored by the Hosta Society of Greater Cincinnati.
SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs New England Revolution, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End. Soccer In the Community Night. fccincinnati.com.
ENDING: Two by Two, Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, Westwood. Inspirational and hilarious retelling of the Biblical story of Noah. It seems that the building of the ark was only the first of Noah’s many challenges. Being chosen by God isn’t always smooth sailing. Runs May 6-21. sunsetplayers.org.
THEATER: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, 3 and 6 p.m., ARCO, 3301 Price Ave., East Price Hill. Shares the stories of 31 people from all walks of life who are affected by HIV/AIDS. This celebration of lives lost to the epidemic is told through free-verse monologues and songs with a blues, jazz and rock score. Free.
TOUR: Cincinnati Suffrage Walking Tour, 1 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Walk in the footsteps of the city’s own influential suffragists.. $12, $7 members.
VOLUNTEER: Valley View Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon, 5330 S. Milford Road, Milford. Help with trail maintenance, gardening, structural repairs and more. [email protected].
Sunday, May 22
FAMILY: Cincinnati Local Soap Box Derby, 8:30 a.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout. Ages 7-17 compete in two levels of gravity-powered racing cars built from kits. soapboxderby.org.
MUSIC: Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town, Riverbend Music Center.
MUSIC: Concert in the Park Series, 6-8 p.m., Nisbet Park, 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland. May 22: Harmonics. Free. lovinlifeloveland.com.
PETS: Paws in the Park, Simmonds Family Dog Park, Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. Local pet services and businesses will be on hand to offer goods and services to four-legged friends. Food trucks. greatparks.org.
NIGHTLIFE: Indian Heritage Night, 5-7 p.m., Esoteric Brewery, 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. aapiheritagecincy.com.
ENDING: The Odd Couple, Mechanic Street Theater, 10 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon. Runs May 13-22. ltcplays.com.
ENDING: Mission: Possible, Loveland Stage Company, 111 S. Second St., Loveland. Runs May 6-22. lovelandstagecompany.org.
THEATER: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, 2 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Free.
TOURS: Covedale Cemeteries Tour, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 5370 Sidney Road, Green Township. Join Jewish Cemeteries on walking tour in celebration of 200th anniversary of Jewish Cincinnati. Free. eventbrite.com.
CHARITY: Heroes Honky Tonk Benefit Concert, Nov. 12, Lori’s Roadhouse, West Chester. Live music by Varner Netherton Revival and Vance Lee Perkins. Benefits Operation Open Arms. $20-$50. backtheheroesrumble.com.