December 11, 2019

28 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Dec. 11-17)

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WEDNESDAY 11
EVENT: Scrantonicity
Is your office having a “Secret Santa” this year? Instead of a nutcracker or a teapot (unless it’s for your crush), you can say “Happy birthday, Jesus” and blow your co-worker’s mind by giving them tickets to “Scrantonicity,” a The Office-themed holiday party/trivia night at the Ludlow Garage. The Dunder Mifflin-style shindig promises Office trivia, Office-inspired cocktails, stand-up comedians and a DJ. They’ll also have their very own Dunder Mifflin Office Olympics and a special Dundie Awards ceremony, where you can “win” your very own Dundie (by paying a little more for your ticket, which really puts into question the integrity of the whole Dundie awards process). There will also be games and an Office costume contest with a pretty sweet prize. According to the event description: “Whether you dress up as Dwight, or as Jim dressing up as Dwight, or just want to enjoy the party, attendees can enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, where the winner will be awarded a trip for two to Los Angeles.” No word if Scrantonicity II — Kevin’s kick-ass Police cover band — will perform, but one can always dream.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. $15; $29.99 for admission and a Dundie; $39.99 for admission, a Dundie and a goodie bag. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: Youtube Screenshot

WEDNESDAY 11

EVENT: Scrantonicity
Is your office having a “Secret Santa” this year? Instead of a nutcracker or a teapot (unless it’s for your crush), you can say “Happy birthday, Jesus” and blow your co-worker’s mind by giving them tickets to “Scrantonicity,” a The Office-themed holiday party/trivia night at the Ludlow Garage. The Dunder Mifflin-style shindig promises Office trivia, Office-inspired cocktails, stand-up comedians and a DJ. They’ll also have their very own Dunder Mifflin Office Olympics and a special Dundie Awards ceremony, where you can “win” your very own Dundie (by paying a little more for your ticket, which really puts into question the integrity of the whole Dundie awards process). There will also be games and an Office costume contest with a pretty sweet prize. According to the event description: “Whether you dress up as Dwight, or as Jim dressing up as Dwight, or just want to enjoy the party, attendees can enter the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, where the winner will be awarded a trip for two to Los Angeles.” No word if Scrantonicity II — Kevin’s kick-ass Police cover band — will perform, but one can always dream. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. $15; $29.99 for admission and a Dundie; $39.99 for admission, a Dundie and a goodie bag. Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.
Photo: Youtube Screenshot
WEDNESDAY 11
ATTRACTION: The Christmas Ranch
Take a drive up to Morrow to visit the Christmas Ranch, a winter wonderland that features one million lights synchronized to music. Drive along an animated, illuminated route or park the car to visit the Christmas village with seven shops, a bakery and cafe, train and wagon rides and a toy factory. A portion of proceeds benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Little Miami Food Pantry, Neediest Kids of All and Shriners Hospital for children.
Through Dec. 23. $20 per carload. 3205 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow, thechristmasranch.com.
Photo: Thechristmasranch.com

WEDNESDAY 11

ATTRACTION: The Christmas Ranch
Take a drive up to Morrow to visit the Christmas Ranch, a winter wonderland that features one million lights synchronized to music. Drive along an animated, illuminated route or park the car to visit the Christmas village with seven shops, a bakery and cafe, train and wagon rides and a toy factory. A portion of proceeds benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Little Miami Food Pantry, Neediest Kids of All and Shriners Hospital for children. Through Dec. 23. $20 per carload. 3205 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow, thechristmasranch.com.
Photo: Thechristmasranch.com
WEDNESDAY 11
MUSIC: The Get Up Kids Perform at Southgate House Revival
The Get Up Kids bring Emo/Pop Punk to the Southgate House Revival in support of 'Problems,' their first album in eight years.
Wednesday, Dec. 11. $20 in advanced, $24 day of show. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. 6th St, Newport
Photo: Shawn Brackbill

WEDNESDAY 11

MUSIC: The Get Up Kids Perform at Southgate House Revival
The Get Up Kids bring Emo/Pop Punk to the Southgate House Revival in support of 'Problems,' their first album in eight years. Wednesday, Dec. 11. $20 in advanced, $24 day of show. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. 6th St, Newport
Photo: Shawn Brackbill
WEDNESDAY 11
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

WEDNESDAY 11

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
WEDNESDAY 11
ONSTAGE: Hello, Dolly!
Touted as a must-see revival of the original 1964 musical of the same name, Hello, Dolly! is a four-time Tony Award winner that lives up to its predecessor. Based on the book by Michael Stewart and paying tribute to the original choreography by Gower Champion, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of sassy, strong-willed matchmaker and widow Dolly Gallagher Levi as she tries to find a mate for a wealthy Yonkers grump. Famously starring Carol Channing on Broadway and Barbra Streisand in the film of the same name, it’s a romantic rollick that Rolling Stone magazine calls “a musical comedy dream.” 
Through Dec. 15. Tickets start at $30. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Julieta Cervantes

WEDNESDAY 11

ONSTAGE: Hello, Dolly!
Touted as a must-see revival of the original 1964 musical of the same name, Hello, Dolly! is a four-time Tony Award winner that lives up to its predecessor. Based on the book by Michael Stewart and paying tribute to the original choreography by Gower Champion, Hello, Dolly! tells the story of sassy, strong-willed matchmaker and widow Dolly Gallagher Levi as she tries to find a mate for a wealthy Yonkers grump. Famously starring Carol Channing on Broadway and Barbra Streisand in the film of the same name, it’s a romantic rollick that Rolling Stone magazine calls “a musical comedy dream.” Through Dec. 15. Tickets start at $30. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
WEDNESDAY 11
ONSTAGE: Puffs, or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic
Know Theatre presents the tongue-in-cheek Puffs, or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic, a wizarding world tale about a house of magical doofuses and a hopeful hero. 
Through Dec. 21. Tickets start at $10. Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St., Downtown, knowtheatre.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner

WEDNESDAY 11

ONSTAGE: Puffs, or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic
Know Theatre presents the tongue-in-cheek Puffs, or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic, a wizarding world tale about a house of magical doofuses and a hopeful hero. Through Dec. 21. Tickets start at $10. Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St., Downtown, knowtheatre.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner
THURSDAY 12
EVENT: House Party at the Taft
The Taft Museum of Art is hosting an after-hours house party with a celebration theme. Partnering with the Cincinnati Young Black Professionals group, expect ornament and card crafting, hot spiked apple cider and a cash bar, a preview of the Taft’s Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhart and access to Antique Christmas. Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhartfeatures colorful fiber art and textile creations that “encourages people to more deeply understand the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them,” says the museum.
5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Photo: Taft Museum

THURSDAY 12

EVENT: House Party at the Taft
The Taft Museum of Art is hosting an after-hours house party with a celebration theme. Partnering with the Cincinnati Young Black Professionals group, expect ornament and card crafting, hot spiked apple cider and a cash bar, a preview of the Taft’s Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhart and access to Antique Christmas. Journey to Freedom: Art Quilts by Cynthia Lockhartfeatures colorful fiber art and textile creations that “encourages people to more deeply understand the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them,” says the museum. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Free admission. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.
Photo: Taft Museum
THURSDAY 12
ONSTAGE: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands
2 Pianos, 4 Hands is an entertaining tale of piano playing and acting at the Playhouse in the Park.
Through Jan. 5. Tickets start at $30. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mt Adams, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner

THURSDAY 12

ONSTAGE: 2 Pianos, 4 Hands
2 Pianos, 4 Hands is an entertaining tale of piano playing and acting at the Playhouse in the Park. Through Jan. 5. Tickets start at $30. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mt Adams, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner
THURSDAY 12
MUSIC: Chevelle at Bogart’s
Hard Rock trio Chevelle plays Bogart’s. The band's Dec. 12 concert at Bogart's will be one of its final dates with bassist Dean Bernardini.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. $38. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Clifton, bogarts.com.
Photo: Christian Lantry

THURSDAY 12

MUSIC: Chevelle at Bogart’s
Hard Rock trio Chevelle plays Bogart’s. The band's Dec. 12 concert at Bogart's will be one of its final dates with bassist Dean Bernardini. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. $38. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Clifton, bogarts.com.
Photo: Christian Lantry
THURSDAY 12
EVENT: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Surprise: There’s a gender gap in Wikipedia content. But international campaign Art+Feminism is out to close that divide via events like the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, which aims to “improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate in the online encyclopedia,” says an event description. Bring a laptop to the Cincinnati Art Museum — and ideas for Wikipedia entries that need to be updated or created, if you have them — and listen to a brief tutorial on how to update posts before you begin. All gender identities and expressions are encouraged to participate. It’s also a perfect time to check out the museum’s current Women Breaking Boundaries, which displays works from the permanent collection created by females from the 17th century to modern times — including Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt and Chiyo Mitsuhisa — and encourages visitors to “think critically about gender, representation, and diversity and how that translates to the museum’s collecting practices and gallery installations,” says the CAM. A gallery map highlighting works by women artists and works with strong female subjects is available at the museum entrance. Women Breaking Boundaries is part of ArtsWave’s Power of Her initiative and is on view through April 12, 2020. 
6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Free; RSVP not required. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Cincinnati Art Museum

THURSDAY 12

EVENT: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Surprise: There’s a gender gap in Wikipedia content. But international campaign Art+Feminism is out to close that divide via events like the Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, which aims to “improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to participate in the online encyclopedia,” says an event description. Bring a laptop to the Cincinnati Art Museum — and ideas for Wikipedia entries that need to be updated or created, if you have them — and listen to a brief tutorial on how to update posts before you begin. All gender identities and expressions are encouraged to participate. It’s also a perfect time to check out the museum’s current Women Breaking Boundaries, which displays works from the permanent collection created by females from the 17th century to modern times — including Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt and Chiyo Mitsuhisa — and encourages visitors to “think critically about gender, representation, and diversity and how that translates to the museum’s collecting practices and gallery installations,” says the CAM. A gallery map highlighting works by women artists and works with strong female subjects is available at the museum entrance. Women Breaking Boundaries is part of ArtsWave’s Power of Her initiative and is on view through April 12, 2020. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Free; RSVP not required. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: Cincinnati Art Museum