23 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (June 5-11)
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EVENT: Pup Arf Yappy Hour
Make happy hour even more happy by bringing your pupper. The Secret Life of Pets
is Washington Parks 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 parks 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.
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.
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
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 dont be afraid to sing your heart out. MamaBears Mac mac and cheese food truck, Graeters 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
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 didnt go as well as he hoped. Theres 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 theyre going back to their cell. Theres not another room with midnight bowling or a movie. Through Sunday. $8-$14. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery, gobananascomedy.com.
EVENT: Princes Birthday Party at Longfellow
Its 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 ones 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
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
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
EVENT: Blooms in the Taprooms
Blooms and beer cant 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
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, Holtmans 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, Marcellas Doughnuts & Bakery, Graeters, 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.