September 25, 2019

18 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Week (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)

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WEDNESDAY 25
MUSIC: Ken Stringfellow at Christ Church Cathedral
Power Pop legend Ken Stringfellow will be playing at Christ Church Cathedral this Wednesday.
7 p.m. Wednesday. $25. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown, kenstringfellow.com.
Photo: Cecil Mathieu

WEDNESDAY 25

MUSIC: Ken Stringfellow at Christ Church Cathedral
Power Pop legend Ken Stringfellow will be playing at Christ Church Cathedral this Wednesday. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $25. Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown, kenstringfellow.com.
Photo: Cecil Mathieu
WEDNESDAY 25
MUSIC: Andy Grammer at Bogart’s
Andy Grammer brings positive Pop to Bogart’s on his Naive tour.8 p.m. Wednesday. $33. Bogart’s 2621 Vine St., Clifton, bogarts.com.
Photo: Joseph Llanes

WEDNESDAY 25

MUSIC: Andy Grammer at Bogart’s
Andy Grammer brings positive Pop to Bogart’s on his Naive tour.8 p.m. Wednesday. $33. Bogart’s 2621 Vine St., Clifton, bogarts.com.
Photo: Joseph Llanes
WEDNESDAY 25
MUSIC: Terri Lyne Carrington at Gallagher Student Center Theater
For almost three decades, drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has been tearing it up on stages with artists including Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry and others. And she’s recorded and performed with luminaries across Jazz and Rock. Carrington is a forceful advocate for women in Jazz, and produced The Mosaic Project in 2011 featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Nona Hendryx and many more. In 2014, Carrington became the first woman to receive a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. For her stop at Xavier University’s Jazz series, she’ll be joined by Takeshi Obayashi on piano, Mark Shim on sax and Benjamin Jephta on bass for an evening of music from Money Jungle, a tribute to Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus’ 1963 collaboration. It’s a rare opportunity to hear this dynamo, one of the most sought-after drummers of the day. 
8 p.m. Wednesday. $30-$40. Gallagher Student Center Theater, 3800 Victory Parkway, Evanston, xavier.edu.
Photo: Delphine Diallo

WEDNESDAY 25

MUSIC: Terri Lyne Carrington at Gallagher Student Center Theater
For almost three decades, drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has been tearing it up on stages with artists including Herbie Hancock, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry and others. And she’s recorded and performed with luminaries across Jazz and Rock. Carrington is a forceful advocate for women in Jazz, and produced The Mosaic Project in 2011 featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Nona Hendryx and many more. In 2014, Carrington became the first woman to receive a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. For her stop at Xavier University’s Jazz series, she’ll be joined by Takeshi Obayashi on piano, Mark Shim on sax and Benjamin Jephta on bass for an evening of music from Money Jungle, a tribute to Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Charles Mingus’ 1963 collaboration. It’s a rare opportunity to hear this dynamo, one of the most sought-after drummers of the day. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $30-$40. Gallagher Student Center Theater, 3800 Victory Parkway, Evanston, xavier.edu.
Photo: Delphine Diallo
THURSDAY 26
ONSTAGE: Alias Grace at Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre
Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace,based on a real-life 1840s mystery about a 16-year-old charged with murder, is onstage at the Playhouse. 
7:30 p.m. Thursday. $30. 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com/
Photo: Mikki Schaffner

THURSDAY 26

ONSTAGE: Alias Grace at Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre
Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace,based on a real-life 1840s mystery about a 16-year-old charged with murder, is onstage at the Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $30. 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com/
Photo: Mikki Schaffner
THURSDAY 26
ONSTAGE: Once on This Island at Marx Theatre Stage
The Playhouse presents Once on This Island, a Caribbean-infused musical about love and privilege, at the Marx Theatre.
7:30 p.m. Thursday. $30-$83. 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com
Photo: Tony ArraSmith/ Arrasmith & Associates

THURSDAY 26

ONSTAGE: Once on This Island at Marx Theatre Stage
The Playhouse presents Once on This Island, a Caribbean-infused musical about love and privilege, at the Marx Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $30-$83. 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com
Photo: Tony ArraSmith/ Arrasmith & Associates
THURSDAY 26
MUSIC: Felix Pastorius at Ludlow Garage
Jazz bassist Felix Pastorius brings his band Hipster Assassins to Ludlow Garage. 
8:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets start at $15. 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com
Photo: Greg Rhien Photography

THURSDAY 26

MUSIC: Felix Pastorius at Ludlow Garage
Jazz bassist Felix Pastorius brings his band Hipster Assassins to Ludlow Garage. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets start at $15. 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com
Photo: Greg Rhien Photography
THURSDAY 26
EVENT: Improv Festival of Cincinnati at Memorial Hall
More than 35 improv comedy troupes from across the United States and Greater Cincinnati are descending on Memorial Hall for three days of long-form and short-form improv shows, informative workshops and after parties. Troupes include headliners GREEN from Chicago, featuring Emily Fightmaster, a Cincinnati native who has toured with The Second City and can be seen onstage a UCB in Los Angeles; Sweater Puppies, an all-female troupe from Atlanta who asks the crowd to bring old items of clothing to donate and to inspire shows; The Local Option, from Missoula, Montana, featuring the founding members of L.A.-based HeyDay; and Broke Gravy from Portland, Oregon, which mixes audience interaction with narrative. Local troupes including Not My Boyfriend, Highly Improvable and War Candy are also performing. For those wanting to learn in addition to being entertained, there are plenty of workshops throughout the weekend like “Let’s Get Freaky with Emily Fightmaster,” “Physical Characters with Whitney Millsap” and “Not Always Black and White with Broke Gravy.” Thursday-Saturday. $15 show; $40 workshop; $100 eight shows. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, ifcincy.com.
Photo: Dewayne Perkins

THURSDAY 26

EVENT: Improv Festival of Cincinnati at Memorial Hall
More than 35 improv comedy troupes from across the United States and Greater Cincinnati are descending on Memorial Hall for three days of long-form and short-form improv shows, informative workshops and after parties. Troupes include headliners GREEN from Chicago, featuring Emily Fightmaster, a Cincinnati native who has toured with The Second City and can be seen onstage a UCB in Los Angeles; Sweater Puppies, an all-female troupe from Atlanta who asks the crowd to bring old items of clothing to donate and to inspire shows; The Local Option, from Missoula, Montana, featuring the founding members of L.A.-based HeyDay; and Broke Gravy from Portland, Oregon, which mixes audience interaction with narrative. Local troupes including Not My Boyfriend, Highly Improvable and War Candy are also performing. For those wanting to learn in addition to being entertained, there are plenty of workshops throughout the weekend like “Let’s Get Freaky with Emily Fightmaster,” “Physical Characters with Whitney Millsap” and “Not Always Black and White with Broke Gravy.” Thursday-Saturday. $15 show; $40 workshop; $100 eight shows. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, ifcincy.com.
Photo: Dewayne Perkins
FRIDAY 27
EVENT: Art After Dark: Get Into the Groove at Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum takes it back to the 1980s for a silent disco. Decade-appropriate costuming is encouraged; think Jazzercise. Along with aerobic dancing, there will be docent-led tours of the collection and current exhibits, food for purchase from FUSIAN and Busken and specialty cocktails. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Art Museum

FRIDAY 27

EVENT: Art After Dark: Get Into the Groove at Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum takes it back to the 1980s for a silent disco. Decade-appropriate costuming is encouraged; think Jazzercise. Along with aerobic dancing, there will be docent-led tours of the collection and current exhibits, food for purchase from FUSIAN and Busken and specialty cocktails. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Art Museum
FRIDAY 27
COMEDY: Dave Attell at Liberty Funny Bone
Dave Attell is not only an influential stand-up comic, he’s also hosted hilarious TV shows like Insomniac with Dave Attell, Comedy Underground and Dave’s Old Porn and was a writer on The Daily Show, where he did commentaries. The years have been good to him, but he’s feeling his age. “The days of booze and strippers are over,” he told Conan O’Brien after hitting his 50s a few years back. However, he continues to keep it off-color. “My ballsack looks like a tent that no one knows how to fold up,” he notes on how his body has been changing. Lately he’s been mining material by observing friends, particularly those who have pets. “Cats are a gateway to hoarding,” he says. It’s dogs though, especially his roommate’s, that fascinate him. “His dog is on Ambien because he has nightmares,” he says. “How does that happen?”7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $30-$60. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, liberty.funnybone.com.
Photo: Provided by Dave Attell

FRIDAY 27

COMEDY: Dave Attell at Liberty Funny Bone
Dave Attell is not only an influential stand-up comic, he’s also hosted hilarious TV shows like Insomniac with Dave Attell, Comedy Underground and Dave’s Old Porn and was a writer on The Daily Show, where he did commentaries. The years have been good to him, but he’s feeling his age. “The days of booze and strippers are over,” he told Conan O’Brien after hitting his 50s a few years back. However, he continues to keep it off-color. “My ballsack looks like a tent that no one knows how to fold up,” he notes on how his body has been changing. Lately he’s been mining material by observing friends, particularly those who have pets. “Cats are a gateway to hoarding,” he says. It’s dogs though, especially his roommate’s, that fascinate him. “His dog is on Ambien because he has nightmares,” he says. “How does that happen?”7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday. $30-$60. Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, liberty.funnybone.com.
Photo: Provided by Dave Attell
FRIDAY 27
EVENT: Halloween Haunt at Kings Island
Kings Island’s annual Halloween Haunt turns the family-friendly park into a fear fest after dark. Named the “Best Theme Park Halloween Event” in the country by readers of USA Today, KI spaces transform into seven outdoor scare zones — Pumpkin Eater, Coney Maul, Dance of the Macabre, International Street Fear, Rivertown Reaping, Zombie Mall and Shipwrecked — with bonus spine-tingling live shows and freaky haunted mazes. In addition to weird costumed characters and Halloween-themed music, guests can also experience select rides. Before the sun sets on Saturdays, the ghouls stay in their graves and kids can play at the Great Pumpkin Fest (noon-6 p.m.). New this year is HalloTween, a slightly less scary and abbreviated version of Halloween Haunt attractions. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. Starts at $33.99. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, visitkingsisland.com. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

FRIDAY 27

EVENT: Halloween Haunt at Kings Island
Kings Island’s annual Halloween Haunt turns the family-friendly park into a fear fest after dark. Named the “Best Theme Park Halloween Event” in the country by readers of USA Today, KI spaces transform into seven outdoor scare zones — Pumpkin Eater, Coney Maul, Dance of the Macabre, International Street Fear, Rivertown Reaping, Zombie Mall and Shipwrecked — with bonus spine-tingling live shows and freaky haunted mazes. In addition to weird costumed characters and Halloween-themed music, guests can also experience select rides. Before the sun sets on Saturdays, the ghouls stay in their graves and kids can play at the Great Pumpkin Fest (noon-6 p.m.). New this year is HalloTween, a slightly less scary and abbreviated version of Halloween Haunt attractions. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. Starts at $33.99. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, visitkingsisland.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger