October 16, 2019

16 Fun Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Oct. 16-22)

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WEDNESDAY 16
LIT: Campfire Classics 
In the lead-up to Halloween, Washington Park is once again hosting its Campfire Classics “adult storytime” series. While in previous years, the series — hosted by Warlock Vorobok, a reference librarian at the downtown Main Library — has featured dramatic readings of spooky pieces of literature by the likes of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, this year’s program will focus on works written by women authors from the 19th to 21st centuries. The campfire readings take place at 8 p.m. the last three Wednesdays of October and will be read around the park’s “warming table campfires.” Wednesday’s readings include 19th-century works “Was It an Illusion?” by Amelia B. Edwards and “Man-Size in Marble” by Edith Nesbit. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: UNSPLASH

WEDNESDAY 16

LIT: Campfire Classics
In the lead-up to Halloween, Washington Park is once again hosting its Campfire Classics “adult storytime” series. While in previous years, the series — hosted by Warlock Vorobok, a reference librarian at the downtown Main Library — has featured dramatic readings of spooky pieces of literature by the likes of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, this year’s program will focus on works written by women authors from the 19th to 21st centuries. The campfire readings take place at 8 p.m. the last three Wednesdays of October and will be read around the park’s “warming table campfires.” Wednesday’s readings include 19th-century works “Was It an Illusion?” by Amelia B. Edwards and “Man-Size in Marble” by Edith Nesbit. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: UNSPLASH
WEDNESDAY 16
MUSIC: The New Mastersounds
The British Jazz Fusion/Funk quartet play Ludlow Garage. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. $25. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: Photoshopped by Trevor Hirst

WEDNESDAY 16

MUSIC: The New Mastersounds
The British Jazz Fusion/Funk quartet play Ludlow Garage. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. $25. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: Photoshopped by Trevor Hirst
THURSDAY 17
ONSTAGE: Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus is a bloody tale of revenge set in a Steampunk era at Cincy Shakes. 
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. $28-$66. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyshakes.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

THURSDAY 17

ONSTAGE: Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus is a bloody tale of revenge set in a Steampunk era at Cincy Shakes. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. $28-$66. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyshakes.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography
THURSDAY 17
ART: Art in Bloom
During Art in Bloom, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection of fine art will be surrounded by over 90 floral arrangements created by local florists. The arrangements — works of art in their own right — will be crafted to “emphasize, challenge and build upon elements and concepts” within works of art across the CAM’s galleries, “creating a dialogue between fine art and beauty,” according to a release. Held every other year, the 2019 Art in Bloom is the museum’s 10th floral celebration. This year’s theme is “Light” and features “In the Park,” a 1927 oil painting by Frank Harmon Myers, as its centerpiece. The bright, impressionist work depicts a cheery view of the museum from Eden Park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Oct. 17-20. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Art Museum

THURSDAY 17

ART: Art in Bloom
During Art in Bloom, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection of fine art will be surrounded by over 90 floral arrangements created by local florists. The arrangements — works of art in their own right — will be crafted to “emphasize, challenge and build upon elements and concepts” within works of art across the CAM’s galleries, “creating a dialogue between fine art and beauty,” according to a release. Held every other year, the 2019 Art in Bloom is the museum’s 10th floral celebration. This year’s theme is “Light” and features “In the Park,” a 1927 oil painting by Frank Harmon Myers, as its centerpiece. The bright, impressionist work depicts a cheery view of the museum from Eden Park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Oct. 17-20. Free. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Art Museum
THURSDAY 17
EVENT: RetroFittings
Students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning are out to prove that thrift store threads can be runway ready with a little needle, thread and creative vision. Fifteen DAAP sophomores were given $50 to use at any local St. Vincent de Paul thrift store and asked to transform their purchases into unique fashion lewks. These upcycled outfits will be trotted down the runway in a special fashion show to benefit SVDP, with a bonus boutique featuring thrifted items, as well as silent and live auctions. 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. $60; $100 VIP; $40 YP. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, retrofittings.org. 
Photo: Facebook/SVDPCincinnati

THURSDAY 17

EVENT: RetroFittings
Students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning are out to prove that thrift store threads can be runway ready with a little needle, thread and creative vision. Fifteen DAAP sophomores were given $50 to use at any local St. Vincent de Paul thrift store and asked to transform their purchases into unique fashion lewks. These upcycled outfits will be trotted down the runway in a special fashion show to benefit SVDP, with a bonus boutique featuring thrifted items, as well as silent and live auctions. 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. $60; $100 VIP; $40 YP. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, retrofittings.org.
Photo: Facebook/SVDPCincinnati
THURSDAY 17
MUSIC: Actors
Actors bring Synth Pop to MOTR Pub. 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Free. MOTR PUB, 1345 Main Street, Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.
Photo via Facebook.com/Actors1984

THURSDAY 17

MUSIC: Actors
Actors bring Synth Pop to MOTR Pub. 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Free. MOTR PUB, 1345 Main Street, Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.
Photo via Facebook.com/Actors1984
FRIDAY 18
MUSIC: Taking Back Sunday 
Taking Back Sunday celebrates two decades with two nights at Bogart’s (and by performing Tell All Your Friends in full). 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. $65. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.
Photo: Natalie Escobedo

FRIDAY 18

MUSIC: Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday celebrates two decades with two nights at Bogart’s (and by performing Tell All Your Friends in full). 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. $65. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.
Photo: Natalie Escobedo
SATURDAY 19
MUSIC: Rickie Lee Jones 
Veteran singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones will deliver her special brand of magic onstage at the Ludlow Garage. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. $25-$60. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: David McClister

SATURDAY 19

MUSIC: Rickie Lee Jones
Veteran singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones will deliver her special brand of magic onstage at the Ludlow Garage. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. $25-$60. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: David McClister
SATURDAY 19
ONSTAGE: That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody
Throw a party. Invite everyone you know. Revel in an evening of cheesecake, Jazzercise, shoulder pads and elderly puppets talking about their sex lives, with all the witticisms that made the mid-1980s sitcom a classic. The world of puppetry and Golden Girls have become one. Directed by Michael Hull and written by Doug Kmiotek, the 90-minute production will feature puppets (think Sesame Street) reviving the roles of the beloved, quirky roommates with Meggie Doyle as Rose, Erin Ulman as Blanche, Casey Andrews as Dorothy and Ashley Brooke as Sophia.
1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. $25-$45. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org. 
Photo: Facebook/ThatGoldenGirlsShow

SATURDAY 19

ONSTAGE: That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody
Throw a party. Invite everyone you know. Revel in an evening of cheesecake, Jazzercise, shoulder pads and elderly puppets talking about their sex lives, with all the witticisms that made the mid-1980s sitcom a classic. The world of puppetry and Golden Girls have become one. Directed by Michael Hull and written by Doug Kmiotek, the 90-minute production will feature puppets (think Sesame Street) reviving the roles of the beloved, quirky roommates with Meggie Doyle as Rose, Erin Ulman as Blanche, Casey Andrews as Dorothy and Ashley Brooke as Sophia. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. $25-$45. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Facebook/ThatGoldenGirlsShow
SATURDAY 19
EVENT: The City Flea 
The City Flea’s last regular market of the year takes over Washington Park on Saturday. Whether your closet is looking a little sparse or you are in the mood for some artisan eats, The City Flea has something for you. There will be vendors — local artists, vintage collectors, apothecary shops, plant outposts and more — catering to kids, adults and pets.
10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

SATURDAY 19

EVENT: The City Flea
The City Flea’s last regular market of the year takes over Washington Park on Saturday. Whether your closet is looking a little sparse or you are in the mood for some artisan eats, The City Flea has something for you. There will be vendors — local artists, vintage collectors, apothecary shops, plant outposts and more — catering to kids, adults and pets. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger