23 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (June 5-11)

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WEDNESDAY 05
EVENT: Pup Arf Yappy Hour
Make happy hour even more happy by bringing your pupper. The Secret Life of Pets is Washington Park’s Summer Cinema series movie of the week (9-11 p.m.), and the park is adding to the dog-themed fun with a free art station from Happen, Inc. where your doggo can unleash their inner “Pugcasso” by making paw print art (5-7 p.m.). The park’s bar will also be serving drink specials for the event. 5-11 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: facebook.com/WashingtonParkOTR

WEDNESDAY 05

EVENT: Pup Arf Yappy Hour
Make happy hour even more happy by bringing your pupper. The Secret Life of Pets is Washington Park’s Summer Cinema series movie of the week (9-11 p.m.), and the park is adding to the dog-themed fun with a free art station from Happen, Inc. where your doggo can unleash their inner “Pugcasso” by making paw print art (5-7 p.m.). The park’s bar will also be serving drink specials for the event. 5-11 p.m. Wednesday. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: facebook.com/WashingtonParkOTR
WEDNESDAY 05
ONSTAGE: Cincinnati Fringe Festival
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in full swing with plenty of kinda weird arts and theater. Read reviews here. Through June 15. $15 single show tickets. Various venues, Over-the-Rhine, cincyfringe.com
Photo: Dandy Darkly // Paul Corning Jr.

WEDNESDAY 05

ONSTAGE: Cincinnati Fringe Festival
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in full swing with plenty of kinda weird arts and theater. Read reviews here. Through June 15. $15 single show tickets. Various venues, Over-the-Rhine, cincyfringe.com
Photo: Dandy Darkly // Paul Corning Jr.
WEDNESDAY 05
MUSIC: Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren brings his The Individualist tour to the Taft Theatre. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $29.50-$75. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

WEDNESDAY 05

MUSIC: Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren brings his The Individualist tour to the Taft Theatre. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $29.50-$75. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Photo: Lynn Goldsmith
THURSDAY 06
EVENT: Mamma Mia! Song-Along
Here we go again! Join the Mount Adams Civic Association for a Mamma Mia! sing-along and free film screening in Eden Park. There will be pre-show music from Real Live Humans, so don’t be afraid to sing your heart out. MamaBear’s Mac mac and cheese food truck, Graeter’s ice cream and raffle prizes will also be on-site. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dusk Friday. Free admission. Seasongood Pavilion, 950 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park, mtadamscincy.org.
Photo: Mt. Adams Civic Association

THURSDAY 06

EVENT: Mamma Mia! Song-Along
Here we go again! Join the Mount Adams Civic Association for a Mamma Mia! sing-along and free film screening in Eden Park. There will be pre-show music from Real Live Humans, so don’t be afraid to sing your heart out. MamaBear’s Mac mac and cheese food truck, Graeter’s ice cream and raffle prizes will also be on-site. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movie starts at dusk Friday. Free admission. Seasongood Pavilion, 950 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park, mtadamscincy.org.
Photo: Mt. Adams Civic Association
THURSDAY 06
COMEDY: Raanan Hershberg
“My first paid gig was at a prison in Kentucky,” comedian Raanan Hershberg tells an audience. “It was for about 200 inmates.” It didn’t go as well as he hoped. “There’s nothing more discouraging as a comedian than to be performing and watching a couple inmates walk out. Where are you going? You know in your heart they’re going back to their cell. There’s not another room with midnight bowling or a movie. Through Sunday. $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.
Photo: raananhershberg.com

THURSDAY 06

COMEDY: Raanan Hershberg
“My first paid gig was at a prison in Kentucky,” comedian Raanan Hershberg tells an audience. “It was for about 200 inmates.” It didn’t go as well as he hoped. “There’s nothing more discouraging as a comedian than to be performing and watching a couple inmates walk out. Where are you going? You know in your heart they’re going back to their cell. There’s not another room with midnight bowling or a movie. Through Sunday. $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.
Photo: raananhershberg.com
FRIDAY 07
EVENT: Prince’s Birthday Party at Longfellow
It’s been a little over three years since we lost musical icon Prince, but his legacy lives on. Longfellow and its Other Room are throwing a party to celebrate the purple one’s birthday and remember the magic he shared with the world. On Friday, the bar will host an evening filled with purple beer and music. DJs Big Perm and Dearly Beloved will be spinning Prince and Prince-related music throughout the evening. One can assume thematic clothing is encouraged. 9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

FRIDAY 07

EVENT: Prince’s Birthday Party at Longfellow
It’s been a little over three years since we lost musical icon Prince, but his legacy lives on. Longfellow and its Other Room are throwing a party to celebrate the purple one’s birthday and remember the magic he shared with the world. On Friday, the bar will host an evening filled with purple beer and music. DJs Big Perm and Dearly Beloved will be spinning Prince and Prince-related music throughout the evening. One can assume thematic clothing is encouraged. 9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
FRIDAY 07
EVENT: Schwabenfest
Party like a German with the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society. Enjoy authentic bier, music and food while taking in traditional dance performances from the Donauschwaben groups. Oktoberfest-style chicken dinners will be available on Friday, and you can come back on Saturday to try some roasted ox as well. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $3 admission; free 12 and under. Donauschwaben Reception Hall, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain, cincydonau.com.
Photo: Provided by Schwabenfest

FRIDAY 07

EVENT: Schwabenfest
Party like a German with the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society. Enjoy authentic bier, music and food while taking in traditional dance performances from the Donauschwaben groups. Oktoberfest-style chicken dinners will be available on Friday, and you can come back on Saturday to try some roasted ox as well. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $3 admission; free 12 and under. Donauschwaben Reception Hall, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain, cincydonau.com.
Photo: Provided by Schwabenfest
FRIDAY 07
EVENT: Beyond Black Rock
Fire up your summer at the Beyond Black Rock fundraiser on the first day of the second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Get a first look at new room-sized art installations, mutant vehicles, creative costuming, films and jewelry made for or inspired by Black Rock City, Nevada — home of the annual Burning Man gathering. The fundraiser features music from DJ Dayna and Swampthang; performances from Pones, Forealism Tribe and Elevated Aerials, with painted bodies by artist Aryn Fox; food from La Soupe, Forno Osteria+Bar, UDF and the Terrace Caf?; and beer from Fifty West and Platform Beer Company, with cocktails available. The dress code is “radical self-expression.” Proceeds benefit the CAM. 7-11 p.m. Friday. $75-$125. Cincinnati Art Museum. 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

FRIDAY 07

EVENT: Beyond Black Rock
Fire up your summer at the Beyond Black Rock fundraiser on the first day of the second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Get a first look at new room-sized art installations, mutant vehicles, creative costuming, films and jewelry made for or inspired by Black Rock City, Nevada — home of the annual Burning Man gathering. The fundraiser features music from DJ Dayna and Swampthang; performances from Pones, Forealism Tribe and Elevated Aerials, with painted bodies by artist Aryn Fox; food from La Soupe, Forno Osteria+Bar, UDF and the Terrace Caf?; and beer from Fifty West and Platform Beer Company, with cocktails available. The dress code is “radical self-expression.” Proceeds benefit the CAM. 7-11 p.m. Friday. $75-$125. Cincinnati Art Museum. 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
FRIDAY 07
EVENT: Blooms in the Taprooms
Blooms and beer can’t succ. Teachers from OTR plant shop Gia & the Blooms will be on hand to show guests the techniques of successful succulent potting and maintenance. The ticket price includes succulents, pebbles, soil, a glass terrarium and guidance through the process, plus a pint of Plum Saison, infused with lemon myrtle and butterfly pea flower. 5-8 p.m. Friday. $45-$65. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.
Photo: Gia & The Blooms

FRIDAY 07

EVENT: Blooms in the Taprooms
Blooms and beer can’t succ. Teachers from OTR plant shop Gia & the Blooms will be on hand to show guests the techniques of successful succulent potting and maintenance. The ticket price includes succulents, pebbles, soil, a glass terrarium and guidance through the process, plus a pint of Plum Saison, infused with lemon myrtle and butterfly pea flower. 5-8 p.m. Friday. $45-$65. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.
Photo: Gia & The Blooms
FRIDAY 07
EVENT: National Donut Day on Fountain Square
National Donut Day is June 7 and several Cincinnati-area bakeries and the Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are celebrating by giving away free donuts on Fountain Square. Participating bakeries include: Schmidt Bakery, Holtman’s Donuts, Busken Bakery, Regina Bakery, Servatii Pastry, Harrison Home Bakery, Wyoming Pastry Shop, North College Hill Bakery, Bakery Hill at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, Marcella’s Doughnuts & Bakery, Graeter’s, The Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe, Jupiter Coffee & Donuts, Bonnie Lynn Bakery and Bonomini Bakery. Noon-1 p.m. Friday. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.
Photo: Provided

FRIDAY 07

EVENT: National Donut Day on Fountain Square National Donut Day is June 7 and several Cincinnati-area bakeries and the Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are celebrating by giving away free donuts on Fountain Square. Participating bakeries include: Schmidt Bakery, Holtman’s Donuts, Busken Bakery, Regina Bakery, Servatii Pastry, Harrison Home Bakery, Wyoming Pastry Shop, North College Hill Bakery, Bakery Hill at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, Marcella’s Doughnuts & Bakery, Graeter’s, The Bean Haus Bakery & Cafe, Jupiter Coffee & Donuts, Bonnie Lynn Bakery and Bonomini Bakery. Noon-1 p.m. Friday. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.
Photo: Provided