16 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Week (July 25-30)

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THURSDAY 25
EVENT: Adult Swim
Ziegler Pool gets lit after hours with monthly Adult Swim nights this summer. Each evening includes bar and a DJ. At the July event, Meraki Haus will provide the music. Then in August, OWN LANE SHOES will host the first-ever Adult Swim fashion show at the pool. Attendees must be over 21. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday. $10. Ziegler Park Pool, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Facebook.com/ZieglerPark

THURSDAY 25

EVENT: Adult Swim
Ziegler Pool gets lit after hours with monthly Adult Swim nights this summer. Each evening includes bar and a DJ. At the July event, Meraki Haus will provide the music. Then in August, OWN LANE SHOES will host the first-ever Adult Swim fashion show at the pool. Attendees must be over 21. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday. $10. Ziegler Park Pool, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Facebook.com/ZieglerPark
THURSDAY 25
ONSTAGE: Miss Holmes at The Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyThe Cincinnati Shakespeare Company puts a female spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective in Miss Holmes.
Through Aug. 4. $32-$71. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

THURSDAY 25

ONSTAGE: Miss Holmes at The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company puts a female spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective in Miss Holmes.
Through Aug. 4. $32-$71. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography
THURSDAY 25
MUSIC: Cincinnati Music Festival
A recent article from Newsweek named the Cincinnati Music Festival one of the “13 Best Music Festivals of Summer 2019.” The classic R&B fest — by far the longest-running popular music festival in Southwest Ohio, with origins dating back to 1962 — was included in the write-up alongside heavyweight events like Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Outside Lands and Woodstock 50. For CMF 2019’s opening-night kick-off event on Thursday, Hip Hop legends Slick Rick, EPMD and Kid Capri are scheduled to perform. The lineup for the weekend concerts showcases the event’s familiar mix of contemporary R&B/Soul favorites (Mary J. Blige and Maxwell) and old-school heroes (Earth Wind & Fire and Frankie Beverly & Maze). On Friday, the classic lineup of New Edition (“Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike”) is booked to appear, but under the name RBRM, due to early member Ralph Tresvant owning the trademark on the New Edition name (Tresvant has been touring with another former member, Johnny Gill, but not as New Edition). Saturday will feature a special performance by funky Buckeye State music icons The Ohio Players, who recently returned with their first new music in almost 30 years. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $50-$150. Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown.
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Music Festival

THURSDAY 25

MUSIC: Cincinnati Music Festival
A recent article from Newsweek named the Cincinnati Music Festival one of the “13 Best Music Festivals of Summer 2019.” The classic R&B fest — by far the longest-running popular music festival in Southwest Ohio, with origins dating back to 1962 — was included in the write-up alongside heavyweight events like Coachella, Hangout Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Boston Calling, Outside Lands and Woodstock 50. For CMF 2019’s opening-night kick-off event on Thursday, Hip Hop legends Slick Rick, EPMD and Kid Capri are scheduled to perform. The lineup for the weekend concerts showcases the event’s familiar mix of contemporary R&B/Soul favorites (Mary J. Blige and Maxwell) and old-school heroes (Earth Wind & Fire and Frankie Beverly & Maze). On Friday, the classic lineup of New Edition (“Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike”) is booked to appear, but under the name RBRM, due to early member Ralph Tresvant owning the trademark on the New Edition name (Tresvant has been touring with another former member, Johnny Gill, but not as New Edition). Saturday will feature a special performance by funky Buckeye State music icons The Ohio Players, who recently returned with their first new music in almost 30 years. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $50-$150. Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown.
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Music Festival
THURSDAY 25
EVENT: Red, White & Zoo
Independence Day may be over, but the Cincinnati Zoo is still celebrating ’Merica. Crack open a cold one with the bonobos and enjoy a night of live music performed by Country artists Filmore and Aaron Goodvin. Proceeds benefit USO of Central and Southern Ohio, and for every ticket bought, the zoo will donate a zoo admission ticket to a local military member.7-9 p.m. Thursday. $20 advance; $25 day-of. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Zoo

THURSDAY 25

EVENT: Red, White & Zoo
Independence Day may be over, but the Cincinnati Zoo is still celebrating ’Merica. Crack open a cold one with the bonobos and enjoy a night of live music performed by Country artists Filmore and Aaron Goodvin. Proceeds benefit USO of Central and Southern Ohio, and for every ticket bought, the zoo will donate a zoo admission ticket to a local military member.7-9 p.m. Thursday. $20 advance; $25 day-of. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Zoo
THURSDAY 25
EVENT: Glier’s Goettafest
In any other American city, this odd little oat and meat patty would be met with skepticism. Here, there’s an entire festival thrown in its name. This year, Glier’s Goettafest is now held over two weekends. And this celebration of goetta, a German-inspired dish originally intended to save money by stretching out meat servings, brings all the goetta-infused creations you could possibly ask for: goetta burritos, goetta buffalo wraps, goetta rangoons and even goetta brownies. For any out-of-towners who are new to the whole goetta scene, feel free to play it safe by enjoying plenty of goetta-less options. In addition to food, the event will also host live music and a slew of activities including a goetta toss because Cincinnati just can’t goettanough. Also, keep an eye out for the goetta vending machine. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday; same hours again Aug. 1-4. Free admission. Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport.
Photo: Provided by Glier’s Goettafest

THURSDAY 25

EVENT: Glier’s Goettafest
In any other American city, this odd little oat and meat patty would be met with skepticism. Here, there’s an entire festival thrown in its name. This year, Glier’s Goettafest is now held over two weekends. And this celebration of goetta, a German-inspired dish originally intended to save money by stretching out meat servings, brings all the goetta-infused creations you could possibly ask for: goetta burritos, goetta buffalo wraps, goetta rangoons and even goetta brownies. For any out-of-towners who are new to the whole goetta scene, feel free to play it safe by enjoying plenty of goetta-less options. In addition to food, the event will also host live music and a slew of activities including a goetta toss because Cincinnati just can’t goettanough. Also, keep an eye out for the goetta vending machine. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday; same hours again Aug. 1-4. Free admission. Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport.
Photo: Provided by Glier’s Goettafest
THURSDAY 25
MUSIC: Conor Oberst at the Taft TheatreConor Oberst brings some warbling and emotion-packed music the Taft Theatre.
7 p.m doors; 8 p.m. show. $33. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.
Photo: Tony Bonacci

THURSDAY 25

MUSIC: Conor Oberst at the Taft Theatre
Conor Oberst brings some warbling and emotion-packed music the Taft Theatre.
7 p.m doors; 8 p.m. show. $33. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.
Photo: Tony Bonacci
FRIDAY 26
MUSIC: The Temptations at PNC Pavilion
The Temptations play PNC Pavilion with The Righteous Brothers.
8 p.m. Friday. $23.50-$71. PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California.
Photo: Chyna Photography

FRIDAY 26

MUSIC: The Temptations at PNC Pavilion
The Temptations play PNC Pavilion with The Righteous Brothers.
8 p.m. Friday. $23.50-$71. PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California.
Photo: Chyna Photography
FRIDAY 26
MUSIC: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me at Taft Theatre
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me brings neon-bright Pop to the Taft Theatre.
8 p.m. $18 advance; $20 day-of. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.
Photo: Brittany Bosse

FRIDAY 26

MUSIC: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me at Taft Theatre
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me brings neon-bright Pop to the Taft Theatre.
8 p.m. $18 advance; $20 day-of. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown.
Photo: Brittany Bosse
FRIDAY 26
MUSIC: Lizzo
Lizzo’s recent rise to the top of the pop culture mountain can also be seen in her Greater Cincinnati concert bookings. When it was announced that she would play the mid-size Covington venue Madison Theater in June, tickets for the show sold out quickly. When she had to cancel that concert to prepare for performances at both the MTV Movie & TV Awards and the BET Awards, a new date was booked at a much larger venue: the U.S. Bank Arena for Kiss 107.1’s Loud & Proud 2019 show. That show will also feature local Round2Crew and appearances by drag queens Amaya Sexton, Chasity Marie, Jessica Dimon and Sarah Jessica Darker.6:30 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show Friday. $25-$60. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown.
Photo: Luke Gilford

FRIDAY 26

MUSIC: Lizzo
Lizzo’s recent rise to the top of the pop culture mountain can also be seen in her Greater Cincinnati concert bookings. When it was announced that she would play the mid-size Covington venue Madison Theater in June, tickets for the show sold out quickly. When she had to cancel that concert to prepare for performances at both the MTV Movie & TV Awards and the BET Awards, a new date was booked at a much larger venue: the U.S. Bank Arena for Kiss 107.1’s Loud & Proud 2019 show. That show will also feature local Round2Crew and appearances by drag queens Amaya Sexton, Chasity Marie, Jessica Dimon and Sarah Jessica Darker.6:30 p.m. doors; 8 p.m. show Friday. $25-$60. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown.
Photo: Luke Gilford
FRIDAY 26
COMEDY: Dan Cummins
“It was so random,” says comedian Dan Cummins of his former TV job. “I hosted Playboy’s morning show on the actual Playboy Channel.“ Like many comics, Cummins has auditioned for acting roles over the years. “I just kind of figured out that hosting things was easier than trying out for acting roles. I don’t have any interest in going to acting classes.” He liked the fact that the job utilized a variety of skills. “I did a monologue with my co-host that was the closest thing to my stand-up, so I got to use that muscle. I got to meet people. We did celebrity interviews, men’s lifestyle stories and topical stuff.” And there are naked ladies. “Yes there were,” he says. “Not a bad way to start the day.”7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $20-$50. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township.
Photo: Provided by Dan Cummins

FRIDAY 26

COMEDY: Dan Cummins
“It was so random,” says comedian Dan Cummins of his former TV job. “I hosted Playboy’s morning show on the actual Playboy Channel.“ Like many comics, Cummins has auditioned for acting roles over the years. “I just kind of figured out that hosting things was easier than trying out for acting roles. I don’t have any interest in going to acting classes.” He liked the fact that the job utilized a variety of skills. “I did a monologue with my co-host that was the closest thing to my stand-up, so I got to use that muscle. I got to meet people. We did celebrity interviews, men’s lifestyle stories and topical stuff.” And there are naked ladies. “Yes there were,” he says. “Not a bad way to start the day.”7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $20-$50. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township.
Photo: Provided by Dan Cummins