23 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (July 10-July 16)

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WEDNESDAY 10
EVENT: Cincinnati Burger Week Kickoff Party
Cincinnati Burger Week officially starts on Monday, but get a meaty sneak peek at Braxton Brewing Co. on Wednesday as a handful of burger joints head to the brewery to offer samples. Get a taste of what Flipdaddy’s, Bru Burger Bar, Keystone Bar & Grill and The Pub have to offer (while supplies last) and imbibe a Braxton brew or two. It will be your first chance to pick up an official Burger Week passport — and have it stamped. After you collect four stamps, you can enter to win a grand prize grill out party from the Ohio Beef Council. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatiburgerweek.com.
Photo: Patty Salas

WEDNESDAY 10

EVENT: Cincinnati Burger Week Kickoff Party
Cincinnati Burger Week officially starts on Monday, but get a meaty sneak peek at Braxton Brewing Co. on Wednesday as a handful of burger joints head to the brewery to offer samples. Get a taste of what Flipdaddy’s, Bru Burger Bar, Keystone Bar & Grill and The Pub have to offer (while supplies last) and imbibe a Braxton brew or two. It will be your first chance to pick up an official Burger Week passport — and have it stamped. After you collect four stamps, you can enter to win a grand prize grill out party from the Ohio Beef Council. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatiburgerweek.com.
Photo: Patty Salas
WEDNESDAY 10
ART: Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum
The CAM’s newly-opened Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style ticketed exhibition. Organized in partnership with The Kyoto Costume Institute and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, it explores the kimono’s lasting impact on fashion worldwide from the 1870s to present day. It boasts over 50 pieces — from textiles to shoes, paintings and prints . — and walks visitors through the early and contemporary influence of Japanese art and fashion on the Western world. Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum through Sept. 15. Tickets/more info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Mackenzie Manley

WEDNESDAY 10

ART: Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum
The CAM’s newly-opened Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style ticketed exhibition. Organized in partnership with The Kyoto Costume Institute and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, it explores the kimono’s lasting impact on fashion worldwide from the 1870s to present day. It boasts over 50 pieces — from textiles to shoes, paintings and prints . — and walks visitors through the early and contemporary influence of Japanese art and fashion on the Western world. Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum through Sept. 15. Tickets/more info: cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Mackenzie Manley
THURSDAY 11
MUSIC: And The Kids
And The Kids bring elegantly aggressive Indie Rock to Urban Artifact 9 p.m. All Ages. $6 advance; $10 day of. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com
Photo: andthekidsmusic.bandcamp.com

THURSDAY 11

MUSIC: And The Kids
And The Kids bring elegantly aggressive Indie Rock to Urban Artifact 9 p.m. All Ages. $6 advance; $10 day of. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com
Photo: andthekidsmusic.bandcamp.com
THURSDAY 11
EVENT: Cocktails for Conservation
Mix and mingle with Fiona, Fennessy, Adana and all the other new and classic zoo animals during Cocktails for Conversation. This event helps raise funds for the Zoo’s Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and, after some public feedback, the entire Toast to the Wild boozy zoo series features extended event hours, more zoo access to more animals, a larger selection of drinks and more food for purchase. Sip on zoo-inspired mixed drinks created by Molly Wellmann. VIP tickets include complimentary light bites. Rain or shine. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. $45 member; $50 non-member; $75 VIP member; $80 VIP non-member; $25 member designated driver; $30 non-member designated driver. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Zoo

THURSDAY 11

EVENT: Cocktails for Conservation
Mix and mingle with Fiona, Fennessy, Adana and all the other new and classic zoo animals during Cocktails for Conversation. This event helps raise funds for the Zoo’s Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and, after some public feedback, the entire Toast to the Wild boozy zoo series features extended event hours, more zoo access to more animals, a larger selection of drinks and more food for purchase. Sip on zoo-inspired mixed drinks created by Molly Wellmann. VIP tickets include complimentary light bites. Rain or shine. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. $45 member; $50 non-member; $75 VIP member; $80 VIP non-member; $25 member designated driver; $30 non-member designated driver. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Zoo
THURSDAY 11
EVENT: Bourbon, Bacon and Brew Festival
Celebrate an American — and Cincinnati — food icon on the Ohio riverfront: bacon. There will be Moerlein beer flights and food pairings and a Cincinnati beer trivia contest, where the winner will receive two passes to any Brewery District tour. The live music lineup includes Trailer Park Floosies, Marsha Brady, Moment 44, Final Order and more. With numerous eateries supplying bacon-centric fare from bacon-wrapped meatballs and pork belly mac and cheese to bacon cream puffs and bacon cannoli, this event knows its way to a person’s heart — and arteries. There will also be bourbon tastings, bourbon creations from area  mixologists and craft beer. 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport, cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper

THURSDAY 11

EVENT: Bourbon, Bacon and Brew Festival
Celebrate an American — and Cincinnati — food icon on the Ohio riverfront: bacon. There will be Moerlein beer flights and food pairings and a Cincinnati beer trivia contest, where the winner will receive two passes to any Brewery District tour. The live music lineup includes Trailer Park Floosies, Marsha Brady, Moment 44, Final Order and more. With numerous eateries supplying bacon-centric fare from bacon-wrapped meatballs and pork belly mac and cheese to bacon cream puffs and bacon cannoli, this event knows its way to a person’s heart — and arteries. There will also be bourbon tastings, bourbon creations from area mixologists and craft beer. 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport, cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
THURSDAY 11
EVENT: Taft House Party
This Taft House Party focuses on creativity with a panel discussion led by Creative City podcast founder Tamia Stinson and featuring designer and Project Runway contestant Tessa Clark, Far-I-Rome Creative agency founder Rome Ntukogu and Jack Wood Gallery founder Jack Wood; each will be discussing their work and how the museum’s L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters exhibit has motivated them. In addition to the panel, check out live music from Lauren Eylise and paint whatever you’re feeling with provided paint, stencils and canvas. Challenge your friends to a game of giant Jenga, Connect Four or tic tac toe, which will be out on the front lawn. Food will be available from Honey Child Artisan Pops and Taqueria La Parrilla. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Lauren Eylise | Photo: Provided by Taft Museum

THURSDAY 11

EVENT: Taft House Party
This Taft House Party focuses on creativity with a panel discussion led by Creative City podcast founder Tamia Stinson and featuring designer and Project Runway contestant Tessa Clark, Far-I-Rome Creative agency founder Rome Ntukogu and Jack Wood Gallery founder Jack Wood; each will be discussing their work and how the museum’s L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters exhibit has motivated them. In addition to the panel, check out live music from Lauren Eylise and paint whatever you’re feeling with provided paint, stencils and canvas. Challenge your friends to a game of giant Jenga, Connect Four or tic tac toe, which will be out on the front lawn. Food will be available from Honey Child Artisan Pops and Taqueria La Parrilla. 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Lauren Eylise | Photo: Provided by Taft Museum
FRIDAY 12
MUSIC: Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen supports Dedicated, her self-described “understated disco, living room dance party thing,” at Bogart’s. 8 p.m. show. All Ages. $40. Bogarts, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.
Photo: Marcus & Koala

FRIDAY 12

MUSIC: Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen supports Dedicated, her self-described “understated disco, living room dance party thing,” at Bogart’s. 8 p.m. show. All Ages. $40. Bogarts, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com.
Photo: Marcus & Koala
FRIDAY 12
ONSTAGE: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at The Carnegie
With a title like Mr. Burns, one can expect this play to be nothing short of “excellent.” The dark comedy follows a group of survivors who, living in a post-apocalyptic society, attempt to recreate scenes from The Simpsons and other pop culture entities. Over time, these pop culture snippets become the new society’s primary form of entertainment and, decades later, the mythology of future generations from which new performances are created. From Anne Washburn and Michael Friedman and performed by the Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults; $12 students/seniors. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington, facebook.com/castnky.
Photo: CAST

FRIDAY 12

ONSTAGE: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at The Carnegie
With a title like Mr. Burns, one can expect this play to be nothing short of “excellent.” The dark comedy follows a group of survivors who, living in a post-apocalyptic society, attempt to recreate scenes from The Simpsons and other pop culture entities. Over time, these pop culture snippets become the new society’s primary form of entertainment and, decades later, the mythology of future generations from which new performances are created. From Anne Washburn and Michael Friedman and performed by the Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults; $12 students/seniors. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington, facebook.com/castnky.
Photo: CAST
FRIDAY 12
ART: Contemporary Arts Center Exhibit Opening Celebration
Three new exhibitions are coming to the Contemporary Arts Center: Saya Woolfalk’s A Cabinet of Anticipation, a multimedia display centered on a fictional race of women, “Empathics,” who can alter their genes and merge with the natural world; Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s All my seven faces, African Futurist paintings that celebrate the revolutionary potential of imagination; and Bubi Canal’s Into the Gloaming, a photographic series that brings otherworldly characters to life. The celebration open to the public begins at 8 p.m., but there are receptions and a talk with the artists open to CAC members beginning at 6 p.m. 6-11 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
Photo: Contemporary Arts Center

FRIDAY 12

ART: Contemporary Arts Center Exhibit Opening Celebration
Three new exhibitions are coming to the Contemporary Arts Center: Saya Woolfalk’s A Cabinet of Anticipation, a multimedia display centered on a fictional race of women, “Empathics,” who can alter their genes and merge with the natural world; Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum’s All my seven faces, African Futurist paintings that celebrate the revolutionary potential of imagination; and Bubi Canal’s Into the Gloaming, a photographic series that brings otherworldly characters to life. The celebration open to the public begins at 8 p.m., but there are receptions and a talk with the artists open to CAC members beginning at 6 p.m. 6-11 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
Photo: Contemporary Arts Center
FRIDAY 12
MUSIC: Peter Frampton
Rock legend Peter Frampton — who lived in Cincinnati for several years around the turn of the century — announced in February that he would embark on his final tour this summer. Dates include this week’s concert at Riverbend Music Center, where Frampton has performed several times in recent years. Frampton told CBS This Morning he was retiring from the road because he has the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis, a progressive muscular disorder, and he wants to go out while he is still in top form, playing-wise. “I’m a perfectionist and I do not want to go out there and feel like, ‘Oh I can’t, this isn’t good,’ ” he said. After co-founding Rock supergroup Humble Pie in 1969 when he was just 18, Frampton began his historic solo career. His double-live album Frampton Comes Alive!i made him a superstar in 1976; it was the best-selling album of 1976 and remains one of the top-selling live albums of all time, moving more than 11 million units worldwide. Frampton bought a home in Indian Hill in 2000 after marrying a woman from the area. He sold the house after getting divorced earlier this decade and now lives in Nashville. When Frampton lived in Cincinnati, he was involved in several community projects. He appeared on the King Records tribute album Hidden Treasures in the early ’00s alongside local acts Over The Rhine, The Ass Ponys, Blessid Union of Souls and others, recording a cover of Freddie King’s “Hide Away” that also featured local drummer Philip Paul, who appeared on the original. Joining Frampton for his final Cincinnati show will be Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drum god John Bonham, who will be performing a tribute to his pops’ old group. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $29.50-$350. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California, riverbend.org.
Photo: Austin Lord

FRIDAY 12

MUSIC: Peter Frampton
Rock legend Peter Frampton — who lived in Cincinnati for several years around the turn of the century — announced in February that he would embark on his final tour this summer. Dates include this week’s concert at Riverbend Music Center, where Frampton has performed several times in recent years. Frampton told CBS This Morning he was retiring from the road because he has the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis, a progressive muscular disorder, and he wants to go out while he is still in top form, playing-wise. “I’m a perfectionist and I do not want to go out there and feel like, ‘Oh I can’t, this isn’t good,’ ” he said. After co-founding Rock supergroup Humble Pie in 1969 when he was just 18, Frampton began his historic solo career. His double-live album Frampton Comes Alive!i made him a superstar in 1976; it was the best-selling album of 1976 and remains one of the top-selling live albums of all time, moving more than 11 million units worldwide. Frampton bought a home in Indian Hill in 2000 after marrying a woman from the area. He sold the house after getting divorced earlier this decade and now lives in Nashville. When Frampton lived in Cincinnati, he was involved in several community projects. He appeared on the King Records tribute album Hidden Treasures in the early ’00s alongside local acts Over The Rhine, The Ass Ponys, Blessid Union of Souls and others, recording a cover of Freddie King’s “Hide Away” that also featured local drummer Philip Paul, who appeared on the original. Joining Frampton for his final Cincinnati show will be Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drum god John Bonham, who will be performing a tribute to his pops’ old group. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $29.50-$350. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., California, riverbend.org.
Photo: Austin Lord