18 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Week (Aug. 7-13)

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WEDNESDAY 07
FILM: E.T. at Washington Park
Washington Park’s Summer Cinema series continues with yet another classic that’s fun for the whole family. Watch as a boy befriends a little alien while attempting to return him to his home planet in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Concessions are available on-site, so feel free to grab snacks — Reese’s Pieces, perhaps? 9-11 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org. 
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper

WEDNESDAY 07

FILM: E.T. at Washington Park
Washington Park’s Summer Cinema series continues with yet another classic that’s fun for the whole family. Watch as a boy befriends a little alien while attempting to return him to his home planet in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Concessions are available on-site, so feel free to grab snacks — Reese’s Pieces, perhaps? 9-11 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
WEDNESDAY 07
EVENT: Sugar Rush
Cincinnati’s annual celebration dedicated to all things sweet is back. Sugar Rush, hosted by CityBeat Events, takes place at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where over a dozen local bakeries, ice cream shops and candy stores will converge to make it the sweetest spot in the city. Guests will vote for their favorite treat of the night and the winner will receive bragging rights and an award to display at their shop for a full year. There will also be a panel of experts handing out special recognitions for the most creative dessert. Expect tasty treats from Queen City favorites including Holtman’s Donuts, Del Gardo’s, Starlight Donut Lab and Ruby’s Chocolates. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are currently sold out. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, sugarrushcincy.com.
Photo: Brittany Thornton

WEDNESDAY 07

EVENT: Sugar Rush
Cincinnati’s annual celebration dedicated to all things sweet is back. Sugar Rush, hosted by CityBeat Events, takes place at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where over a dozen local bakeries, ice cream shops and candy stores will converge to make it the sweetest spot in the city. Guests will vote for their favorite treat of the night and the winner will receive bragging rights and an award to display at their shop for a full year. There will also be a panel of experts handing out special recognitions for the most creative dessert. Expect tasty treats from Queen City favorites including Holtman’s Donuts, Del Gardo’s, Starlight Donut Lab and Ruby’s Chocolates. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are currently sold out. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, sugarrushcincy.com.
Photo: Brittany Thornton
WEDNESDAY 07
ONSTAGE: Girl in the Red Corner at Know Theatre
Written by Stephen Spotswood, Girl in the Red Corner hones in on heroine Halo (Tess Talbot), a tough but caring young woman stuck in the worst rut of her life. Recently unemployed and fresh off an acrimonious, credit-annihilating divorce, Halo finds an outlet for her frustrations in the form of mixed martial arts (MMA). Stuck living back in her mother’s home, the gym offers the gift of independence and self-satisfaction for a dejected Halo. As her friendship with trainer Gina (Abi Esmena) blossoms, so does the true fighter inside. Girl in the Red Corner runs through Aug. 17 at Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. More info/tickets: knowtheatre.com.
Photo: Dan R. Winters

WEDNESDAY 07

ONSTAGE: Girl in the Red Corner at Know Theatre
Written by Stephen Spotswood, Girl in the Red Corner hones in on heroine Halo (Tess Talbot), a tough but caring young woman stuck in the worst rut of her life. Recently unemployed and fresh off an acrimonious, credit-annihilating divorce, Halo finds an outlet for her frustrations in the form of mixed martial arts (MMA). Stuck living back in her mother’s home, the gym offers the gift of independence and self-satisfaction for a dejected Halo. As her friendship with trainer Gina (Abi Esmena) blossoms, so does the true fighter inside. Girl in the Red Corner runs through Aug. 17 at Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. More info/tickets: knowtheatre.com.
Photo: Dan R. Winters
WEDNESDAY 07
EVENT: Cincinnati Zoo History and Hijinks Tour
The Cincinnati Zoo’s 50-year animal care veteran and trainer Gary Denzler leads this immersive after-hours tour telling tales about the second oldest zoo in America. Travel back in time as Denzler leads you around the grounds and regales you with “fun and factual” stories about the people, animals and history that have made the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the popular attraction that it is today. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. $15; $11 members. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Facebook

WEDNESDAY 07

EVENT: Cincinnati Zoo History and Hijinks Tour
The Cincinnati Zoo’s 50-year animal care veteran and trainer Gary Denzler leads this immersive after-hours tour telling tales about the second oldest zoo in America. Travel back in time as Denzler leads you around the grounds and regales you with “fun and factual” stories about the people, animals and history that have made the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden the popular attraction that it is today. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. $15; $11 members. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Facebook
THURSDAY 08
EVENT: Great Inland Seafood Festival
Some say the mighty Ohio River could never compare to the wonders of the Atlantic Ocean and all its seafood fare. This four-day festival says otherwise. Grab all the fresh fish you can as local restaurants bring the coast to the Midwest. There will even be whole Maine lobsters, oysters on the half-shell, king crab and gator on a stick, plus live music from local bands and items for sale from Flutter-Bye Boutique and The Bluegrass Market. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Festival Park, Newport on the Levee, Newport, cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
Photo: Cold Iron Event Rentals

THURSDAY 08

EVENT: Great Inland Seafood Festival
Some say the mighty Ohio River could never compare to the wonders of the Atlantic Ocean and all its seafood fare. This four-day festival says otherwise. Grab all the fresh fish you can as local restaurants bring the coast to the Midwest. There will even be whole Maine lobsters, oysters on the half-shell, king crab and gator on a stick, plus live music from local bands and items for sale from Flutter-Bye Boutique and The Bluegrass Market. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Festival Park, Newport on the Levee, Newport, cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
Photo: Cold Iron Event Rentals
THURSDAY 08
EVENT: Wild About Wine
Part of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Toast to the Wild series, Wild About Wine is a super-popular after-hours party that invites the public to wander the zoo grounds while sipping on glasses of vino. After listening to feedback, this year’s event features extended hours, more zoo access and a larger selection of drinks to sample. Each ticket includes access to zoo exhibits, 12 drink samples, a commemorative wine glass, a welcome beverage, animal encounters, live music and a meet-and-greet with conservation scientists. Food will be available for purchase with menu options found online. Drink responsibly and try to keep the monkey business to, well, the monkeys.6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. $50 non-member; $30 DD; VIP sold out. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Zoo

THURSDAY 08

EVENT: Wild About Wine
Part of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Toast to the Wild series, Wild About Wine is a super-popular after-hours party that invites the public to wander the zoo grounds while sipping on glasses of vino. After listening to feedback, this year’s event features extended hours, more zoo access and a larger selection of drinks to sample. Each ticket includes access to zoo exhibits, 12 drink samples, a commemorative wine glass, a welcome beverage, animal encounters, live music and a meet-and-greet with conservation scientists. Food will be available for purchase with menu options found online. Drink responsibly and try to keep the monkey business to, well, the monkeys.6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. $50 non-member; $30 DD; VIP sold out. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Zoo
THURSDAY 08
EVENT: Taft House Party
Head to the Taft Museum of Art for a House Party before heading home. It’s a happy hour cocktail bash featuring the Screaming Goat food truck, an art-making station from Visionaries + Voices, live music from Knotts, s’mores from Quaintrelle Confections, giant yard games (Jenga, Connect Four, tic tac toe, etc.) and access to the museum’s special exhibition, L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, facebook.com/taftmuseum.
Photo: Taft Museum of Art Facebook

THURSDAY 08

EVENT: Taft House Party
Head to the Taft Museum of Art for a House Party before heading home. It’s a happy hour cocktail bash featuring the Screaming Goat food truck, an art-making station from Visionaries + Voices, live music from Knotts, s’mores from Quaintrelle Confections, giant yard games (Jenga, Connect Four, tic tac toe, etc.) and access to the museum’s special exhibition, L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, facebook.com/taftmuseum.
Photo: Taft Museum of Art Facebook
THURSDAY 08
COMEDY: Caleb Synan
Comedian Caleb Synan first gained national attention as one of the new faces at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal a few years back. In addition to starring in two different web shows for Comedy Central, he has also appeared on Conan, as well as Last Comic Standing. “My dad’s growing his own food now, that’s a good sign,” he tells an audience. “Anytime I’m there he says, ‘You know anybody that likes squash in L.A.? I’ll send some squash with you.’” Syanan says. “That’s not something I can know about a city.” Originally from Northern Georgia (he was named “wittiest” in high school there), he now lives in New York City. “I’ve been in New York for several years now and still don’t feel anything seeping in as far as unjustified anger.” Through Sunday. $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.
Photo: Provided

THURSDAY 08

COMEDY: Caleb Synan
Comedian Caleb Synan first gained national attention as one of the new faces at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal a few years back. In addition to starring in two different web shows for Comedy Central, he has also appeared on Conan, as well as Last Comic Standing. “My dad’s growing his own food now, that’s a good sign,” he tells an audience. “Anytime I’m there he says, ‘You know anybody that likes squash in L.A.? I’ll send some squash with you.’” Syanan says. “That’s not something I can know about a city.” Originally from Northern Georgia (he was named “wittiest” in high school there), he now lives in New York City. “I’ve been in New York for several years now and still don’t feel anything seeping in as far as unjustified anger.” Through Sunday. $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.
Photo: Provided
THURSDAY 08
MUSIC: Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor brings Emo heart to the Woodward Theater with Saves the Day. 8 p.m. Thursday. $22 advance; $25 day of show. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com.
Photo: Epitaph Records

THURSDAY 08

MUSIC: Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor brings Emo heart to the Woodward Theater with Saves the Day. 8 p.m. Thursday. $22 advance; $25 day of show. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com.
Photo: Epitaph Records
FRIDAY 09
EVENT: Revelry: Unleashed
The Contemporary Arts Center promises a wild night, as inspired by its current Creatures: When Species Meet exhibit. According to the museum, “this exhibition brings together an international coterie of artists and academics that enlist this untamed, ‘wild’ other as partners in the production of art.” And this after-hours party includes “bawdy tours,” art-making activities, cocktails from lobby café Fausto and entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, facebook.com/cincycac. 
Photo: facebook.com/cincycac

FRIDAY 09

EVENT: Revelry: Unleashed
The Contemporary Arts Center promises a wild night, as inspired by its current Creatures: When Species Meet exhibit. According to the museum, “this exhibition brings together an international coterie of artists and academics that enlist this untamed, ‘wild’ other as partners in the production of art.” And this after-hours party includes “bawdy tours,” art-making activities, cocktails from lobby café Fausto and entertainment. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, facebook.com/cincycac.
Photo: facebook.com/cincycac