17 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Nov. 20-26)
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EVENT: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Local groups including the Transgender Advocacy Council, GLSEN Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign, Heartland Trans Wellness and the Leelah Alcorn Memorial Highway, among others, are hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Woodward Theater. The goal of the event is to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate.
7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/transadvocacycouncil.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Houndmouth goes from Americana Folk to fluttery synths and funky guitar lines at the Southgate House Revival on Friday and Saturday.
Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. $25-$27. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.
Photo: Claire Marie Vogel
LIT: Sherrod Brown Desk 88 book signing
Ohio senator Sherrod Brown will discuss and sign his book Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. $28. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Rookwood, josephbeth.com.
Photo: Provided by Sherrod Brown
COMEDY: Ali Siddiq
Some comedians started as the funniest person in school, or as a cut-up on the job. Ali Siddiq was the funniest guy in the Texas state penitentiary system. While serving six years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking, he entertained his fellow inmates by reenacting entire sitcom episodes and commenting on life in prison. I knew comedy was what I was going to do when I came out, he says. I had no desire to do anything else. His fellow inmates knew that was his destiny as well. The craft of being a comic is taking a story people arent familiar with, adding your humor and flavor, and making the audience live in the story and laugh about it the same way you do, he says.
7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. $20-$50. Funny Bone Liberty, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, liberty.funnybone.com.
ART: Tom Schiff: Surrounded by Art; Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies; and Lauren Henkin: Props at the Contemporary Arts Center
A triple-header of exhibitions will open at the Contemporary Arts Center on Nov. 22. Cincinnati-based photographer Tom Schiff has traveled the country capturing exterior and interior spaces, specifically of museums, by utilizing a panoramic format to explore the architecture he has encountered over the years. As a release cites, he turns these museums into a medium through his deliberate framing and moving of the camera. Group exhibition Confinement: Politics of Space and Bodies also explores space, but it does so in an entirely disparate way. A response to Samuel Becketts 1961 play Happy Days, which features a woman named Winnie buried in the ground up to her neck, the exhibit of 19 international artists considers the concept of confinement as it relates to the physical and mental spaces people inhabit, especially in the art world. Rounding out the openings is a site-specific sculptural installation by Lauren Henkin. Dubbed Props, it will work within Zaha Hadids architectural design by adding playful touches throughout the CAC. The Friday reception features a public party at 8 p.m.
Opening celebration 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. On view through March 1, 2020. Free. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
EVENT: Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum will light up for the 20th year this November. The Holiday Lights on the Hill drive-thru light display features two-and-a-half miles of creative, glowing scenes and an additional new projection-mapped sculptural installation overseen by Brave Berlin, part of the team behind the BLINK art and light festival. This is the parks second year collaborating with Brave Berlin and this years display is a stepping-stone to the parks Journey BOREALIS, a top-tier art and holiday destination, arriving in November 2020.
Through Jan. 5, 2020. $20 per car load Monday-Thursday; $25 per car load Friday-Sunday. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, pyramidhill.org.
Photo: Nick Daggy
EVENT: Germania Society Christkindlmarkt
A bit of Bavaria is making its way to Colerain for the 22nd annual Germania Society Christkindlmarkt. A recreation of an authentic German Christmas market, the feier features holiday entertainment, a lantern-led parade, a petting zoo, carriage rides, German music, German food (dill pickle soup; hot, spiced glühwein; strudels; cream puffs; and a holiday cocktail bar) and imported German gifts. Find steins, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, Advent calendars, traditional toys and more. Just keep your eyes peeled for Krampus. The evil Christmas creature gives naughty children coal and carries off the particularly bad ones into the woods. Several Krampuses visit Christkindlmarkt each year; youll want to avoid being stuffed into his sack.
5-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. $3; free for ages 12 and under. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain, germaniasociety.com.
EVENT: Secret ArtWorks Under the Stars
Secret ArtWorks is an evening of celebration, fundraising and mystery. The crux of the event centers on the fact that each attendee (limited to 1,000 guests) will receive a piece of 5-inch-by-7-inch artwork crafted by an artist whose identity wont be revealed until that night. Each ticket includes a work of art, and proceeds go to benefit the mission of local nonprofit ArtWorks. This years party theme is Under the Stars, led by emcee and Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas. Attendees can check out performances by Elevated Aerials; watch live painting; take part in a bourbon and wine toss; indulge in a galaxy candy station; and snack on bites and beverages from the likes of Court Street Lobster Bar, ESSEN, French Crust, Frida 602, Rhinegeist, Taste of Belgium, Watershed Distillery and more.
6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. $125; $75 young professional; $50 artist guest. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, artworkscincinnati.org.
Dean Regas // Photo: Provided by ArtWorks
EVENT: The 27th Victory of Light Psychic Festival
In its 27th year, the Victory of Light Psychic Festival returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on Nov. 23 and 24. (The fest also occurs every April.) Billed as the Midwests Largest Body, Mind and Spirit Event, it will feature psychic readers, artists, animal communicators, holistic healers and numerous vendors selling all manners of metaphysical and paranormal wares such as aura photographs.
10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24. $15-$25. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, victoryoflight.com.
Photo: Scott Rodgerson
MUSIC: Ski Mask The Slump God
Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God brings idiosyncratic beats to Bogarts with Pouya, DJ Scheme and Danny Tow.
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. $38. Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.
Photo: Provided by Universal Music Group