(Programming was still being planned by certain organizations at press time.)
Two-Fisted Art Attack! Sept. 24, 4-6 p.m. Sigma Sigma Commons, University of Cincinnati, Clifton Heights. Free. 513-556-6000. Performance artist Denny Dent, who creates giant-sized pop art and is described as "the world's only Rock & Roll painter," will produce portraits of the famous and infamous set to coordinated Rock music (while he's upside down yet).
Back to Cool on Calhoun Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m. Old St. George, 42 Calhoun St., Clifton Heights. $8 ($6 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-621-4700. An evening of world film, original prose and poetry and the calligraphic arts are blended into one cultural package. Coordinated by Women Writing for (a) Change, Cincinnati World Cinema and the Cincinnati Calligrapher's Guild.
Know to Go Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Gabriel's Corner, 1425 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Free (donations suggested). 513-300-KNOW. The Know Theatre Tribe presents Torn: Gay in America, an evening of works inspired by homosexual love, life and experiences in the writings of Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and others.
Omnimax Film Festival Sept. 26, 7-10 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $15 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.com. A unique one-night screening of the three most popular Omnimax nature films ever shown here: Blue Planet, The Living Sea and Everest.
Walk of Fame Sept. 27, 4:30-8 p.m. School for Creative and Performing Arts, 13th and Sycamore streets, Over-the-Rhine. Free. 513-632-5900. Students at the city's performing and visual arts high school offer rehearsals, play readings, music and more.
Final Friday Gallery Walk Sept. 27, 6-10 p.m. Main Street Entertainment District, Over-the-Rhine. Free. 513-559-3958. Galleries on Main Street and at the nearby Pendleton Arts Center throw open their doors for evening strollers.
This Is Not Your Mother's Ballet Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $22 ($9 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-241-SHOW. A performance of Maureen Fleming's Mother/Child is followed by cocktails and conversations with the dancers at Bella restaurant, which adjoins the Aronoff Center.
Celtic Festival Sept. 28, Noon-9 p.m., and Sept. 29, Noon-7 p.m. Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $7 ($5 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-232-6701. The famed Tannahill Weavers headline a weekend of Celtic music. Other bands and performers include Crasdant, the Brock McGuire Band, Changeling, Henri's Notions and Christina Harrison.
Naked at the CAM Sept. 28, 7 p.m.-midnight Cincinnati Art Museum, Mount Adams. $15 ($12 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-721-5204 or www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. An all-night party includes live music, appetizers and a scavenger hunt involving the museum's nude sculptures.
Funky Footsteps Sept. 29, Noon-5 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Sixth and Philadelphia streets, Covington. Free. 859-491-0458. A MainStrasse Village street fair includes arts and crafts. The nearby Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption offers free admission to its art gallery as well as refreshments.
KSO @ the Clock Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m. Clock Tower of MainStrasse Village, Sixth and Philadelphia Streets, Covington. Free. 859-491-0458. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's "Men in Black" horn ensemble performs popular favorites at the Clock Tower.
Voices From the Hood Sept. 29, 2-6 p.m. Arts Consortium, 1515 Linn St., West End. Donation suggested. 513-381-0645. African Americans and Appalachians celebrate the "Afrilachian" culture and shared roots of music, story and visual arts, plus homestyle food.
Dance on the Rocks Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $15 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-241-SHOW. The dance troupe balletech ohio creates dances inspired by cocktail names, such as "The Bloody Mary" and "Sex on the Beach." The evening features choreography by dancer Anna Reznik and music from the Celtic band Silver Arm. A post-performance party will be held at the nearby Havana Martini Club.
Opera Rap Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. 513-381-3300. A backstage tour of Music Hall includes a preview of the 2003 Cincinnati Opera season and refreshments in the lobby.
Freak Show Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Newport. $10 ($5 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 859-581-7625 or www.shadowboxcabaret.com. The Shadowbox presents a twisted night of entertainment.
Mystery Movie on the Big Screen Oct. 3, Midnight U.S. Bank IMAX 3-D Theatre, Newport on the Levee, Newport. $8 ($6 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 859-491-4629. "We can't tell you what you'll see yet," says a theater representative, "but we can guarantee you'll be blown away with the size of this momma."
House Party Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Playhouse in the Park, Mount Adams. $10 ($5 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-421-3888 or www.cincyplay.com. A pre-show happy hour with live music and free food from Karlo's Bistro is followed by a performance of Eugene O'Neill's comedy Ah, Wilderness!
Jazz & Java Oct. 4, 6-10 p.m. Verdin Bell & Clock Museum, 444 Reading Road, Over-the-Rhine. $10 ($5 for Passport card holders, but tickets must be ordered in advance from the Taft Museum of Art, the sponsor). 513-241-0343. Hot coffee blends with cool Jazz as the Bobby Sharp Trio performs at the clock museum.
Art in the Market Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine. Free. 513-621-4700. Live music and an art show liven up Cincinnati's open-air farmer's market.
4C Children's Culture Fest Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Hall, 1229 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. 513-744-3344. Various art forms are presented in a fun format for kids by the Bi-Okoto Dance Ensemble and Theatre IV. Hands-on activities and live music is included.
East End Art Experience Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Along Eastern Avenue, East End. Admission depends on venue and event. Various arts organizations in the East End neighborhood offer anything from workshops in West African dance and Polish folk dancing to visual art.
Latin Culture Night Oct. 6, 6:15 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Dance is $15 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members); films are $7.50. 513-287-7000 or www.cincymuseum. com. A performance by the Kai Kweol Caribbean Dance company is followed by Cincinnati World Cinema presenting a tribute to Latin film. A free Latin Culture Day is presented earlier in the day at noon-6 p.m.
Downtown Arts Lunch Series Oct. 7, Noon to 1 p.m. Fountain Square and environs, Downtown. Free. 513-621-1919. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's brass quartet kicks off a week of lunchtime activities on Fountain Square. Galleries and restaurants will offer special deals.
The Universal Heartbeat Oct. 7, time tba The Greenwich, 2442 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Workshop is $5 ($3 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members); Jazz program is $15 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-221-1151. Drums for Peace presents an evening workshop on drumming and music at the nearby Walnut Hills Presbyterian Church. The program is followed by live Jazz at The Greenwich.
Artistic Expression Night Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Mr. Pitiful's, 1323 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $5 ($3 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-369-0202. The group Liberated Soul celebrate an evening of artistic eclecticism with spoken word and more.
Romeo & Juliet Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, 719 Race St., Downtown. $15 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com. Shakespeare's timeless love story.
Contemporary Friday Oct. 11, 6 p.m.-midnight Contemporary Arts Center, 115 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $5 (free for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-721-0390 or www.spiral.org. A funky art party features theatrical and dance performances as well as visual art displays.
Ensemble Party Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St. , Over-the-Rhine. $20 ($15 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-421-3555 or www.cincyetc.com. See two one-person plays, Underneath the Lintel by Glen Berger and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett, followed by an after-party.
DIVA Day Party Oct. 12, all day and evening DIVA (Downtown Initiative for Visual Arts) invites you to a gallery hop of visual arts hot spots on Fourth Street, Main Street, Eden Park and elsewhere. Then head to Semantics Galley in Brighton at 6 p.m. for the DIVA Day Party with live music and performance art; party admission is $5. 513-651-5460.
Off-Broadway Divas Oct. 12, 7 and 9 p.m. SSNOVA Gallery, 2260 Central Pkwy., Brighton. $10 ($8 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-929-9463. An evening of song, dance, sketches, poetry and monologues presented by Queen City Off-Broadway and the Women's Theatre Initiative celebrates the roles of women.
Vocal Arts Ensemble Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington. $13 ($10 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 859-431-2060 or www.covcathedral.com. A Vocal Arts Ensemble concert features the music of Arvo Part.
20/20 Wrap Up Party Oct. 13, 7-10 p.m. Spy Club, 301 W. Fifth St., Downtown. $10 ($5 for Passport card holders and ETA/START members). 513-684-0123. A celebration of the past 20 days and 20 nights, with dancing, live music and appetizers.