October 29, 2019

22 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Oct. 30- Nov. 05)

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WEDNESDAY 30
EVENT: Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park on Wednesday for a Howl-O-Ween costume contest. Judges don’t care whether the outfit is homemade, store-bought or “somewhere in between,” and there will be prizes awarded for the Best Pair (owner and dog costume), Most Original Homemade Costume, Scared Silly (the scariest costume) and Fan Favorite. You can enter your dog in more than one category, but they can only win once. Registration is available at the park. Vendors including Good Paws Training, Rover The Rhine and Milli&Moo will also be on-site.  
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/Events/517777975708347

WEDNESDAY 30

EVENT: Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park on Wednesday for a Howl-O-Ween costume contest. Judges don’t care whether the outfit is homemade, store-bought or “somewhere in between,” and there will be prizes awarded for the Best Pair (owner and dog costume), Most Original Homemade Costume, Scared Silly (the scariest costume) and Fan Favorite. You can enter your dog in more than one category, but they can only win once. Registration is available at the park. Vendors including Good Paws Training, Rover The Rhine and Milli&Moo will also be on-site. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/Events/517777975708347
WEDNESDAY 30
EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10. But before you get to gorge on seven days’ worth of $8 pies from your favorite local pizzerias, Braxton Brewing Co. is hosting a kick-off party on Oct. 30 with sneak peek samples, your first chance to grab a Pizza Week passport, live music and plenty of Braxton brews. Then, starting Nov. 4, head to any one of the two dozen-ish participating area eateries— Catch-A-Fire, Dewey’s, Goodfellas, Harvest, Joe’s Pizza Napoli and more — to grab a cheap pizza and have your Cincinnati Pizza Week passport stamped. Get four or more stamps and enter to win $250 in gift cards. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatipizzaweek.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

WEDNESDAY 30

EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10. But before you get to gorge on seven days’ worth of $8 pies from your favorite local pizzerias, Braxton Brewing Co. is hosting a kick-off party on Oct. 30 with sneak peek samples, your first chance to grab a Pizza Week passport, live music and plenty of Braxton brews. Then, starting Nov. 4, head to any one of the two dozen-ish participating area eateries— Catch-A-Fire, Dewey’s, Goodfellas, Harvest, Joe’s Pizza Napoli and more — to grab a cheap pizza and have your Cincinnati Pizza Week passport stamped. Get four or more stamps and enter to win $250 in gift cards. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatipizzaweek.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
WEDNESDAY 30
MUSIC: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead bring a blend of Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul to Riverfront Live. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $30. 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Anthony Thoen

WEDNESDAY 30

MUSIC: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead bring a blend of Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul to Riverfront Live. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $30. 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Anthony Thoen
WEDNESDAY 30
ONSTAGE: The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact explores the battle between storytelling and accuracy onstage at the Playhouse in the Park.
Through Nov. 16. Tickets from $30. 962 Mt Adams Circle, Over-the-Rhine, cincyplay.com. 
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

WEDNESDAY 30

ONSTAGE: The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact explores the battle between storytelling and accuracy onstage at the Playhouse in the Park. Through Nov. 16. Tickets from $30. 962 Mt Adams Circle, Over-the-Rhine, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography
WEDNESDAY 30
ART: On Belonging
On Belonging is a series of black-and-white photos, videos and written stories that examine the ever-changing community of Over-the-Rhine.  
Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, on-belonging.com.
Installation photo by Audrey Law// Portraits by Asa Featherstone

WEDNESDAY 30

ART: On Belonging
On Belonging is a series of black-and-white photos, videos and written stories that examine the ever-changing community of Over-the-Rhine. Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, on-belonging.com.
Installation photo by Audrey Law// Portraits by Asa Featherstone
WEDNESDAY 30
FILM: Halloween III: Season of the Witch at The Esquire Theatre
John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most iconic slasher films to date, with its haunting minimalist score and tale of a crazed masked man killing young women in the American suburbs. It solidified Jamie Lee Curtis as the seminal Scream Queen and birthed not only an entire franchise but also greatly influenced a generation of horror cinema. 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch marked a departure for the series. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, it completely shed the Michael Myers storyline. Dark but campy, it instead hones-in on a mad scientist who plans to mass murder children by way of an ancient Celtic ritual that involves satanic Halloween masks. Though not as influential, its kookiness is worth a watch. Luckily, you can revisit the flick at the Esquire Theatre — just in time for Halloween. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $10. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.
Photo: Emerson Swonger

WEDNESDAY 30

FILM: Halloween III: Season of the Witch at The Esquire Theatre
John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most iconic slasher films to date, with its haunting minimalist score and tale of a crazed masked man killing young women in the American suburbs. It solidified Jamie Lee Curtis as the seminal Scream Queen and birthed not only an entire franchise but also greatly influenced a generation of horror cinema. 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch marked a departure for the series. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, it completely shed the Michael Myers storyline. Dark but campy, it instead hones-in on a mad scientist who plans to mass murder children by way of an ancient Celtic ritual that involves satanic Halloween masks. Though not as influential, its kookiness is worth a watch. Luckily, you can revisit the flick at the Esquire Theatre — just in time for Halloween. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $10. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.
Photo: Emerson Swonger
THURSDAY 31
EVENT: Longfellowship of the Ring
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is doing its annual Halloween costume change and transforming from its typical hip drinking destination into Longfellowship of the Ring, a Lord of the Rings-themed hobbit haunt. Expect karaoke “in the fires or Mordor,” surrounded by homemade boulders, and $4 ales. Partygoers are encouraged to “wear elf ears,” “fight evil” and “smoke pipe-weed.” The best costumes will be awarded prizes. 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

THURSDAY 31

EVENT: Longfellowship of the Ring
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is doing its annual Halloween costume change and transforming from its typical hip drinking destination into Longfellowship of the Ring, a Lord of the Rings-themed hobbit haunt. Expect karaoke “in the fires or Mordor,” surrounded by homemade boulders, and $4 ales. Partygoers are encouraged to “wear elf ears,” “fight evil” and “smoke pipe-weed.” The best costumes will be awarded prizes. 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
THURSDAY 31
EVENT: SkyRosa’s at Northside Yacht Club
The Northside Yacht Club is transforming into SkyRosa’s, “Cincinnati’s No. 1 Chizzaria,” just in time for Halloween. For one night only, the bar will be slinging a disgustingly delicious blend of Cincinnati’s favorite regional delicacies: Skyline-style chili and LaRosa’s pizza. The menu will feature a cheese coney wrapped in a slice of pizza (with an available vegetarian option); SkyRosa’s fries topped with chili and cheese on one side and marinara, cheese and pepperoni on the other (also with a vegetarian option); and smoked chicken and/or cauliflower wings with a parmesan marinara or chili cheese sauce. Last year, NSYC transformed into Applebee’s for Halloween and people lost their minds. Expect a crowd this time around...and heartburn. 
4-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsideyachtclub.
Photo: Provided

THURSDAY 31

EVENT: SkyRosa’s at Northside Yacht Club
The Northside Yacht Club is transforming into SkyRosa’s, “Cincinnati’s No. 1 Chizzaria,” just in time for Halloween. For one night only, the bar will be slinging a disgustingly delicious blend of Cincinnati’s favorite regional delicacies: Skyline-style chili and LaRosa’s pizza. The menu will feature a cheese coney wrapped in a slice of pizza (with an available vegetarian option); SkyRosa’s fries topped with chili and cheese on one side and marinara, cheese and pepperoni on the other (also with a vegetarian option); and smoked chicken and/or cauliflower wings with a parmesan marinara or chili cheese sauce. Last year, NSYC transformed into Applebee’s for Halloween and people lost their minds. Expect a crowd this time around...and heartburn. 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsideyachtclub.
Photo: Provided
FRIDAY 01
MUSIC: Ian Noe
Ian Noes brings gritty Appalachian Folk to the Southgate House Revival. 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Advance Tickets $10; Date of Show $15. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com 
Photo: Kyler Clark

FRIDAY 01

MUSIC: Ian Noe
Ian Noes brings gritty Appalachian Folk to the Southgate House Revival. 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Advance Tickets $10; Date of Show $15. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com
Photo: Kyler Clark
FRIDAY 01
EVENT: Dent Schoolhouse Lights-Out Tour
As an adieu to spooky szn, the Dent Schoolhouse bows out with perhaps the scariest iteration of their already scream-worthy haunt: a Lights-Out Tour. This year’s theme is “ZoBo’s Revenge 2.0” — aka the schoolhouse will be filled to the brim with monstrous clowns. Seriously. Maybe don’t wear a yellow raincoat and steer clear of anything involving the sewer system...just to be safe, ya know? Each group will be given only one glow stick to guide them through the darkness. If you really want to up the fear factor, a touch pass allows Dent’s actors to physically touch you (in an appropriate and safe manner, says their website). 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. $25-$50. Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.  
Photo: Provided by Dent

FRIDAY 01

EVENT: Dent Schoolhouse Lights-Out Tour
As an adieu to spooky szn, the Dent Schoolhouse bows out with perhaps the scariest iteration of their already scream-worthy haunt: a Lights-Out Tour. This year’s theme is “ZoBo’s Revenge 2.0” — aka the schoolhouse will be filled to the brim with monstrous clowns. Seriously. Maybe don’t wear a yellow raincoat and steer clear of anything involving the sewer system...just to be safe, ya know? Each group will be given only one glow stick to guide them through the darkness. If you really want to up the fear factor, a touch pass allows Dent’s actors to physically touch you (in an appropriate and safe manner, says their website). 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. $25-$50. Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.
Photo: Provided by Dent