22 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)
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ATTRACTION: A Zinzinnati Holiday at Krohn Conservatory
The Krohns annual holiday displays theme is A Zinzinnati Holiday and the conservatorys cache of tropical and lush green plants will be complemented by representations of Cincinnatis historical architecture, fragrant holiday floral displays, model trains and mini Cincinnati buildings constructed out of whimsical natural materials.
Through Jan. 5. $10 adults; $7 youth; free ages 4 and under. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiparks.com.
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EVENT: Holiday Lights on the Hill at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum lights up for the 20th year. 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
ATTRACTION: Christmas Nights of Lights
Coney Island transforms into a drive-thru Christmas show during the 10-week-long Christmas Nights of Lights. Enjoy the warmth of your car while lights manipulated to resemble dancing candy canes, glowing snowmen, colorful tunnels and giant holiday trees are synchronized to Christmas tunes both classic and new available via your car radio. The two-and-a-half-mile long display features more than one million lights. The show begins at dusk and runs until 10 p.m. daily through Jan. 5, 2020. $6 per person. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., California, coneyislandpark.com.
Photo: Provided by Coney Island
MUSIC: Abbey Road: A 50th Anniversary Beatles Celebration
The Newbees have been flexing their impressive songwriting muscles in the Greater Cincinnati music scene for 15 years. Like most great Pop Rock bands, the Newbees well-constructed, highly-melodic songs show the influence of The Beatles. Led by Jeff and Misty Perholtz, the group also shows its Fab Four love in more overt ways. Their creative Beatles tribute shows have turned a lot of heads, earning them repeated invites to huge Beatles gatherings like Abbey Road on the River near Louisville. The night before Thanksgiving, The Newbees will be giving hometown fans a treat by celebrating the classic Beatles album Abbey Road, which turned 50 this year. Theyll be joined by their string and horn sections for the show: The Bee Strings and The Horn-Its, respectively. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. $35-$45. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, memorialhallotr.com.
Photo: Provided by Memorial Hall
EVENT: Art After Dark: Girl Power
The Cincinnati Art Museum is celebrating revolutionary women in art along with ArtsWaves Power of Her initiative, a city-wide arts project to mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment in 2020. Get in the spirit with a performance by Cincinnati Lush Punk royalty Leggy and docent-led tours of the museums new Women Breaking Boundaries exhibit, showcasing women in art from the 17th century through today. Food is available for purchase from Elis BBQ and specialty cocktails abound. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Free admission. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
EVENT: Bon Vivant: Street Eats
Northside brewery Urban Artifact is hosting an epicurean street food festival. Bon Vivant includes eight food and beer pairing creations. Each dish has been hand-crafted by a chef from a different food truck New Orleans to Go, Wildfire Pizza Kitchen, Mahope, Bistro de Mohr, Pretzefuls, Renegade Street Eats, Empanadas Aqui and Wicked Hickory to bring out the flavors of one of Urban Artifacts Epicurean barrel-aged beers. Epicurean brews blend food flavors into the beer to make beverages like a cranberry chutney beer, arugula and endive beer and pineapple brulee beer. Each ticket includes unlimited pairing samples.5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 $55 advance; $65 door. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com.
Photo: Brittany Thornton
ONSTAGE: We Will Rock You: The Musical
The massive success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody which fared surprisingly well at this years Academy Awards ceremony, winning four Oscars (the most of any movie) has seen a major resurgence of interest in the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Queen. That says a lot considering the lasting endurance of the groups music, which has continued to be played live to millions of fans at packed concerts all over the world, with the surviving band members touring with Freddie Mercury stand-ins Paul Rodgers and, more recently, Adam Lambert. Another popular Queen-related event that has helped keep the bands music in the forefront is the Rock musical We Will Rock You, which premiered in Londons West End in 2002 and, according to press materials, has been seen by more than 16 million people in 19 countries since then. Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen were music supervisors for the show, which isnt biographical like Bohemian Rhapsody, instead operating as a jukebox musical to tell a separate story, a la Jersey Boys and Escape from Margaritaville.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. $32.50-$64.50. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Photo: Johan Persson
EVENT: Thanksgiving Day Race
Burn some calories before your Thanksgiving binge during the 110th annual Thanksgiving Day Race. The 10K (aka 6.2 mile) route starts at Paul Brown Stadium and takes runners/walkers through downtown and Over-the-Rhine, then into Newport and Covington and back across the Ohio River to finish at the stadium. In addition to the adult race, there will also be an aptly branded Pepto KIDS Fun Run which starts before the big race at 8:30 a.m. and only goes 3/8 of a mile. Afterward, the stadium will be full of food and refreshments. The Thanksgiving Day Race benefits myriad nonprofits including the Ronald McDonald House, Girls on the Run, UC Barrett Cancer Center and more; there will also be a Goodwill Coat Drive on site. Held rain, shine, sleet, snow, etc. 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. $48.50 registration online; $50 in-person at JackRabbit OBryonville; $55 day of race; $20 Kids Fun Run (no race-day registration). Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown, thanksgivingdayrace.com.
Photo: Thanksgiving Day Race
MUSIC: Joslyn & the Sweet Compression
Lexington, Kentucky native Joslyn Hampton has a powerfully emotive R&B voice, reminiscent of early Patti LaBelle, Etta James and Jill Scott, and, like her predecessors, she's not afraid to use her expressive instrument across a broad range of Blues, Soul and Funk settings. Those settings are perfectly provided by Hampton's backing band, the Sweet Compression.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. $10. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: Dwanye Lloyd
MUSIC: Frontier Folk Nebraska
Frontier Folk Nebraska celebrates the release of Freaks
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. $10; $15 day of. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com.