February 11, 2020

22 Fun Things to Do This Week in Cincinnati (Feb. 12-18)

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WEDNESDAY 12
ART: From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead at the Behringer-Crawford Museum
Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum has basically found a way to turn back time by displaying four of superstar singer/actress Cher’s detailed and glittering beaded costumes from the 1960s and 1970s. Worn by the mononymous Goddess of Pop during concerts as well as appearances on the Sonny & Cher Show, the outfits were designed by the legendary Bob Mackie — the fashion icon who has created looks for seminal divas of stage, screen and song including Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, RuPaul and Elton John. The dazzling vintage numbers will be exhibited as part of the museum’s From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead, which examines “the art and integral roles that beads have played in society over the centuries, from prayer and devotion, to art, fashion and d?cor.” It’s the perfect Mermaids-style appetizer to Cher’s Cincinnati stop of her “Here We Go Again Tour,” which comes to downtown’s Heritage Bank Center on April 7. Through May 10. $9 adults; $8 seniors; $5 kids; free for members. The Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington, bcmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Behringer-Crawford Museum

WEDNESDAY 12

ART: From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead at the Behringer-Crawford Museum
Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum has basically found a way to turn back time by displaying four of superstar singer/actress Cher’s detailed and glittering beaded costumes from the 1960s and 1970s. Worn by the mononymous Goddess of Pop during concerts as well as appearances on the Sonny & Cher Show, the outfits were designed by the legendary Bob Mackie — the fashion icon who has created looks for seminal divas of stage, screen and song including Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, RuPaul and Elton John. The dazzling vintage numbers will be exhibited as part of the museum’s From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead, which examines “the art and integral roles that beads have played in society over the centuries, from prayer and devotion, to art, fashion and d?cor.” It’s the perfect Mermaids-style appetizer to Cher’s Cincinnati stop of her “Here We Go Again Tour,” which comes to downtown’s Heritage Bank Center on April 7. Through May 10. $9 adults; $8 seniors; $5 kids; free for members. The Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington, bcmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Behringer-Crawford Museum
WEDNESDAY 12
ONSTAGE: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Playhouse in the Park
The Playhouse in the Park’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the tale of the Rock & Roll sensation via mini concerts and vignettes. Through Feb. 16. Tickets start at $30. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

WEDNESDAY 12

ONSTAGE: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Playhouse in the Park
The Playhouse in the Park’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the tale of the Rock & Roll sensation via mini concerts and vignettes. Through Feb. 16. Tickets start at $30. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography
WEDNESDAY 12
MUSIC: Rakim
Iconic MC Rakim exploded onto the Hip Hop scene in the mid-’80s with his partner Eric B. The duo’s first single, “Eric B. is President,” dropped in 1986, followed by their 1987 debut album, Paid in Full, a cornerstone Hip Hop classic that was included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Eric B. & Rakim released three more albums — 1988’s Follow the Leader, 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em and 1992’s Don’t Sweat the Technique — before splitting up. In 2016, the pair — who were on the shortlist of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees in 2011 — reunited for a run of live dates. Acclaimed for his lyricism and rhyming technique and cited by some all-time greats (including Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Nas and Jay-Z) as a prime influence, Rakim has released only a handful of solo albums outside of EB&R — the most recent was 2009’s The Seventh Seal. Last year he published the book Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, which is described as “part memoir, part writing guide,” as he shares stories from his life while also exploring his own artistic approach in depth. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. $20-$99. Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Micheal Wong

WEDNESDAY 12

MUSIC: Rakim
Iconic MC Rakim exploded onto the Hip Hop scene in the mid-’80s with his partner Eric B. The duo’s first single, “Eric B. is President,” dropped in 1986, followed by their 1987 debut album, Paid in Full, a cornerstone Hip Hop classic that was included in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Eric B. & Rakim released three more albums — 1988’s Follow the Leader, 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em and 1992’s Don’t Sweat the Technique — before splitting up. In 2016, the pair — who were on the shortlist of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees in 2011 — reunited for a run of live dates. Acclaimed for his lyricism and rhyming technique and cited by some all-time greats (including Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Nas and Jay-Z) as a prime influence, Rakim has released only a handful of solo albums outside of EB&R — the most recent was 2009’s The Seventh Seal. Last year he published the book Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, which is described as “part memoir, part writing guide,” as he shares stories from his life while also exploring his own artistic approach in depth. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. $20-$99. Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Micheal Wong
THURSDAY 13
MUSIC: New Bomb Turks
Ohio Garage Punk heroes New Bomb Turks bring a tornado of no-frills Rock to the Southgate House Revival. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $18 advance; $20 doors. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.
Photo: Epitaph Records

THURSDAY 13

MUSIC: New Bomb Turks
Ohio Garage Punk heroes New Bomb Turks bring a tornado of no-frills Rock to the Southgate House Revival. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $18 advance; $20 doors. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.
Photo: Epitaph Records
THURSDAY 13
MUSIC: Mike Doughty 
Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing plays the 20th Century Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $22 advance; $25 doors. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, the20thcenturytheatre.com.
Photo: Rachel Hurley

THURSDAY 13

MUSIC: Mike Doughty
Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing plays the 20th Century Theater. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $22 advance; $25 doors. 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley, the20thcenturytheatre.com.
Photo: Rachel Hurley
THURSDAY 13
MUSIC: Highly Suspect
Popular AltRockers Highly Suspect play Madison Live. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $38 advance; $40 doors. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. madisontheater.com.
Photo: Provided by 300 Entertainment

THURSDAY 13

MUSIC: Highly Suspect
Popular AltRockers Highly Suspect play Madison Live. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $38 advance; $40 doors. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. madisontheater.com.
Photo: Provided by 300 Entertainment
THURSDAY 13
EVENT: One Night One Craft: Cladies Night
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your hands in some clay. Cincinnati ceramic artist Julia Lipovsky heads to the Contemporary Arts Center for an evening of crafting, plus wine and cheese. Make your own air-dry clay necklace while snacking on a cheeseboard from The Rhined and sipping on sparkling wine. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $35-$70. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
Photo via Facebook.com/cincycac

THURSDAY 13

EVENT: One Night One Craft: Cladies Night
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your hands in some clay. Cincinnati ceramic artist Julia Lipovsky heads to the Contemporary Arts Center for an evening of crafting, plus wine and cheese. Make your own air-dry clay necklace while snacking on a cheeseboard from The Rhined and sipping on sparkling wine. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. $35-$70. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
Photo via Facebook.com/cincycac
THURSDAY 13
EVENT: Taft House Party
Bring your lover or friend to the Taft Museum of Art for this after-hours House Party with a theme of Cincy Love. During this bash — which indeed falls on Galentine’s Day — attendees can indulge in cocktails, crafts and free Skyline Chili coneys (while supplies last). In addition to the complimentary chili, you can also grab some Graeter’s Ice Cream (for purchase) and screenprint your own T-shirt at a DIY printing station. It’s also a great chance to catch current museum exhibits N.C. Wyeth | New Perspectives and Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhart. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Taft Museum of Art

THURSDAY 13

EVENT: Taft House Party
Bring your lover or friend to the Taft Museum of Art for this after-hours House Party with a theme of Cincy Love. During this bash — which indeed falls on Galentine’s Day — attendees can indulge in cocktails, crafts and free Skyline Chili coneys (while supplies last). In addition to the complimentary chili, you can also grab some Graeter’s Ice Cream (for purchase) and screenprint your own T-shirt at a DIY printing station. It’s also a great chance to catch current museum exhibits N.C. Wyeth | New Perspectives and Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhart. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Photo: Provided by the Taft Museum of Art
THURSDAY 13
EVENT: Galentine’s Day at the Righteous Room
Leave your husbands and boyfriends at home: The Righteous Room is going full Parks and Rec for this party, which includes games like Pin the Mustache on Ron Swanson, a Pawnee-themed photo booth and a guest appearance by Li’l Sebastian (Pawnee’s famous mini horse). There will also be $3 champagne flutes and roso pours in the Snakehole Lounge (aka literally the Righteous Room) and a special raffle to win a waffle pack from Taste of Belgium, a $50 4EG Gift card, a Parks and Rec wine glass, a bottle of syrup and more silly Parks and Rec-themed and friendship-themed prizes. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/therighteousroom.
Photo via Facebook.com/therighteousroom

THURSDAY 13

EVENT: Galentine’s Day at the Righteous Room
Leave your husbands and boyfriends at home: The Righteous Room is going full Parks and Rec for this party, which includes games like Pin the Mustache on Ron Swanson, a Pawnee-themed photo booth and a guest appearance by Li’l Sebastian (Pawnee’s famous mini horse). There will also be $3 champagne flutes and roso pours in the Snakehole Lounge (aka literally the Righteous Room) and a special raffle to win a waffle pack from Taste of Belgium, a $50 4EG Gift card, a Parks and Rec wine glass, a bottle of syrup and more silly Parks and Rec-themed and friendship-themed prizes. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Free admission. The Righteous Room, 641 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/therighteousroom.
Photo via Facebook.com/therighteousroom
THURSDAY 13
ONSTAGE: All the Way
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s All the Way is a political thriller set in 1964. Though February 15. $56 adults; $52 seniors; $28 students. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyshakes.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

THURSDAY 13

ONSTAGE: All the Way
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s All the Way is a political thriller set in 1964. Though February 15. $56 adults; $52 seniors; $28 students. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyshakes.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography