16 Fun Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Oct. 16-22)
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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 years 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 parks warming table campfires. Wednesdays 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
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
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
ART: Art in Bloom During Art in Bloom, the Cincinnati Art Museums 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 CAMs galleries, creating a dialogue between fine art and beauty, according to a release. Held every other year, the 2019 Art in Bloom is the museums 10th floral celebration. This years 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
EVENT: RetroFittings Students from the University of Cincinnatis 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
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
MUSIC: Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday celebrates two decades with two nights at Bogarts (and by performing Tell All Your Friends in full). 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. $65. Bogarts, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com. Photo: Natalie Escobedo
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
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
EVENT: The City Flea The City Fleas 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