Everything But the House Auctioning Off 'Uncommon Experiences' to Raise Funds for Cincinnati Arts

Cincinnati-based auction site Everything But the House is offering a unique bidding experience to benefit Queen City arts organizations greatly impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and resultant shutdowns. Starting Wednesday, July 8, shoppers can head to https://www.ebth.com/sales/63190-cincinnati-arts-relief to start bidding on rare offers and experiences to benefit ArtsWave and more than 40 Greater Cincinnati nonprofit arts organizations. According to a release, "Cincinnati’s arts sector was one of the first local industries hit economically by the health crisis and is predicted to be one of the last to recover, with museums just beginning to open and large venues closed, impacting performances." “We are proud to partner with ArtsWave and many of  Cincinnati’s iconic institutions for the arts to shine a spotlight on what they do best while connecting EBTH shoppers with Uncommon Experiences not typically accessible to the public,” said Brian Graves, co-founder of  EBTH in a release.  “We are excited to donate the use of our services and technology while providing access to our online community to amplify the voice and awareness of the arts in our hometown." Each organization is offering their own unique and one-of-a-kind experience, from tours and backyard performances to trips to London and in-home dinner parties. The auction will end at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 12 and 100% of proceeds will go to the individual nonprofits. Bidding details will be available at https://www.ebth.com/sales/63190-cincinnati-arts-relief. Descriptions provided by EBTH.
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London Theatre Trip with Cincinnati Shakespeare
Every year Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artistic Director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and other members of the Artistic Team travel to London to see shows on the West End, at The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, The National Theatre, and more — to gain inspiration and new ideas for upcoming seasons in Cincinnati. Win this auction item and you will have the chance to meet up with the CSC Team in London and attend two performances. Selected shows have yet to be determined, but past trips have included seeing Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth at the Barbican and Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes at The National Theatre! Before the show you’ll grab dinner with the team, learning how seeing shows in London influences decisions back in Cincinnati. Following the show, you’ll have an opportunity to talk about the production and how it might impact a future season of theatre here in Cincinnati. This auction item includes two dinners/lunches with CSC’s Artistic Team, and tickets to two shows. 
Date TBD based on current pandemic travel restrictions. Flights on own.

London Theatre Trip with Cincinnati Shakespeare

Every year Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artistic Director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and other members of the Artistic Team travel to London to see shows on the West End, at The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, The National Theatre, and more — to gain inspiration and new ideas for upcoming seasons in Cincinnati. Win this auction item and you will have the chance to meet up with the CSC Team in London and attend two performances. Selected shows have yet to be determined, but past trips have included seeing Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth at the Barbican and Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes at The National Theatre!
Before the show you’ll grab dinner with the team, learning how seeing shows in London influences decisions back in Cincinnati. Following the show, you’ll have an opportunity to talk about the production and how it might impact a future season of theatre here in Cincinnati. This auction item includes two dinners/lunches with CSC’s Artistic Team, and tickets to two shows.
Date TBD based on current pandemic travel restrictions. Flights on own.
Exclusive Hamilton VIP Experience for 6 at The Aronoff Center
Don’t Throw Away Your Shot for this VIP Hamilton Experience for Six at Cincinnati Arts Association’s Aronoff Center for the Arts  8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021
This exclusive experience includes a pre-show dinner for six at Prime Cincinnati and private VIP seating for six in the Aronoff’s luxurious Viewing Suite for the 8 p.m. performance of Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway sensation, HAMILTON, on Saturday, March 6, 2021! The private Viewing Suite is located in the Aronoff’s P&G Hall and is not available to the general public. This VIP area is reserved for special guests. Note: Dinner for Six can be used on an alternative date (within 30 days of show) if the winning bidder prefers not to dine prior to the show.  
Disclaimer: Performance is subject to the touring company’s conditions and guidelines. Should any scheduling or requirements change with this experience offering, the Cincinnati Arts Association will work with the winning bidder on rescheduling options.

Exclusive Hamilton VIP Experience for 6 at The Aronoff Center

Don’t Throw Away Your Shot for this VIP Hamilton Experience for Six at Cincinnati Arts Association’s Aronoff Center for the Arts 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021
This exclusive experience includes a pre-show dinner for six at Prime Cincinnati and private VIP seating for six in the Aronoff’s luxurious Viewing Suite for the 8 p.m. performance of Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway sensation, HAMILTON, on Saturday, March 6, 2021! The private Viewing Suite is located in the Aronoff’s P&G Hall and is not available to the general public. This VIP area is reserved for special guests. Note: Dinner for Six can be used on an alternative date (within 30 days of show) if the winning bidder prefers not to dine prior to the show.
Disclaimer: Performance is subject to the touring company’s conditions and guidelines. Should any scheduling or requirements change with this experience offering, the Cincinnati Arts Association will work with the winning bidder on rescheduling options.
Mask and Private Tour of Upcoming 2022 Exhibition at Weston Gallery with Artist Pam Kravetz  
Pam Kravetz — she’s a mural makin’, street paintin’ quilt sewin’, yarnbombin’, curatin’, flashmobin’, tutu wearin’ rootin’ tootin’ art monster. She is a regionally & nationally recognized visual artist with more than 50 art exhibits & installations. With Pam, Contemporary Art is not a spectator sport — it is understandable, accessible, interactive and community oriented. Truly, she is inspired by the beauty in the chaos of the everyday. Her artwork ranges from street art, ArtWorks installations at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital to monumental Memory Quilts in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center. Wherever something new, interesting, sexy & fun is happening, chances are, Pam had something to do with it. Recently Ms. Kravetz was the Art Director for The Blink Parade and a Board Trustee for ArtWorks. She is the creator & face of CAC-TV and the curator of the live art performances. Her alter ego, Pinky Shears is the notorious Mastermind of the Yarn-Bombing Collective the Bombshells of Cincinnati. And the performance art collective The Polyester Spy Club. Ms. Kravetz is a CityBeat Best of Artist and an Enquirer Cincinnati Women of the Year 2017. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the Cincinnati Art Museum with her installation Ace Ramone, Mr. Doodle-Boy, The Peanut and You! And look out for her collaborative artist installation for BLINK, Dazzle Doodle’s House of Fun at the Yellow Brick Road Alley. 
For the benefit of ArtsWave. Tour for up to 20 people.

Mask and Private Tour of Upcoming 2022 Exhibition at Weston Gallery with Artist Pam Kravetz

Pam Kravetz — she’s a mural makin’, street paintin’ quilt sewin’, yarnbombin’, curatin’, flashmobin’, tutu wearin’ rootin’ tootin’ art monster. She is a regionally & nationally recognized visual artist with more than 50 art exhibits & installations. With Pam, Contemporary Art is not a spectator sport — it is understandable, accessible, interactive and community oriented. Truly, she is inspired by the beauty in the chaos of the everyday. Her artwork ranges from street art, ArtWorks installations at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital to monumental Memory Quilts in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts Center. Wherever something new, interesting, sexy & fun is happening, chances are, Pam had something to do with it.
Recently Ms. Kravetz was the Art Director for The Blink Parade and a Board Trustee for ArtWorks. She is the creator & face of CAC-TV and the curator of the live art performances. Her alter ego, Pinky Shears is the notorious Mastermind of the Yarn-Bombing Collective the Bombshells of Cincinnati. And the performance art collective The Polyester Spy Club. Ms. Kravetz is a CityBeat Best of Artist and an Enquirer Cincinnati Women of the Year 2017. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the Cincinnati Art Museum with her installation Ace Ramone, Mr. Doodle-Boy, The Peanut and You! And look out for her collaborative artist installation for BLINK, Dazzle Doodle’s House of Fun at the Yellow Brick Road Alley.
For the benefit of ArtsWave. Tour for up to 20 people.
Palm Springs Stay and Experience Package
5 night stay in classic Midcentury Modern home, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), Palm Springs Architecture Tour for 2, Palm Springs Art Museum Tour for 2, Palm Springs Ariel Tramway & Guided Nature Walk for 2. 
Ready for relaxation or even pool-side martinis? Escape & enjoy a quiet, tranquil place to rest and recharge in sunny Palm Springs! This Midcentury Modern renovated house with a Martini motif is an immaculate, calm 2 bedroom oasis in the heart of Palm Springs! Located near Downtown Palm Springs for your shopping and dining convenience, the house is just minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport which offers inexpensive, convenient rental cars. This bright 1,200 sq. foot house with all the comforts of home in sunny Palm Springs awaits you! You'll experience a beautiful, renovated house located in the heart of central Palm Springs with a private pool. You'll enjoy easy access to downtown Palm Springs, golf courses and tourist sights, with the ability to retreat to a very comfortable upscale mid-century modern house which is finely appointed. The house offers an open living area, 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 modern bathrooms, an enclosed sun porch and inviting pool area with a spectacular mountain view! The dining and living area boasts contemporary furnishings with a classic Midcentury Modern Palm Springs feel, decorated with martinis! The master bedroom is spacious, well-appointed with a tiled bathroom and has a walk in rain shower, mirror, hair dryer, with liquid hand & shower soap, shampoo, conditioner & body lotion provided. The guest room allows for additional sleeping accommodations for up to 2 more people. Both are queen beds, complete with luxury linens.
For the benefit of ArtsWave

Palm Springs Stay and Experience Package

5 night stay in classic Midcentury Modern home, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), Palm Springs Architecture Tour for 2, Palm Springs Art Museum Tour for 2, Palm Springs Ariel Tramway & Guided Nature Walk for 2.
Ready for relaxation or even pool-side martinis? Escape & enjoy a quiet, tranquil place to rest and recharge in sunny Palm Springs! This Midcentury Modern renovated house with a Martini motif is an immaculate, calm 2 bedroom oasis in the heart of Palm Springs! Located near Downtown Palm Springs for your shopping and dining convenience, the house is just minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport which offers inexpensive, convenient rental cars. This bright 1,200 sq. foot house with all the comforts of home in sunny Palm Springs awaits you! You'll experience a beautiful, renovated house located in the heart of central Palm Springs with a private pool. You'll enjoy easy access to downtown Palm Springs, golf courses and tourist sights, with the ability to retreat to a very comfortable upscale mid-century modern house which is finely appointed. The house offers an open living area, 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 modern bathrooms, an enclosed sun porch and inviting pool area with a spectacular mountain view! The dining and living area boasts contemporary furnishings with a classic Midcentury Modern Palm Springs feel, decorated with martinis! The master bedroom is spacious, well-appointed with a tiled bathroom and has a walk in rain shower, mirror, hair dryer, with liquid hand & shower soap, shampoo, conditioner & body lotion provided. The guest room allows for additional sleeping accommodations for up to 2 more people. Both are queen beds, complete with luxury linens.
For the benefit of ArtsWave
Private Ghost Tour of Music Hall for 8
Eight Guests Will Explore the Paranormal Activity at Cincinnati Arts Association’s Historic Music Hall in this Private Ghost Tour! Tour will take place on a mutually agreeable date in Spring 2021. 
Designed by architect Samuel Hannaford in the Victorian Gothic Revival Style and completed in 1878, Music Hall was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Built upon the grounds of an old potter’s field (public burial ground) paranormal occurrences have been reported since before its opening. And it’s considered one of the nation’s most active sites. 
This tour will be led by knowledgeable guides from Friends of Music Hall and Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies. You will learn the fascinating history of the building and visit the sites of paranormal activity as you hear the detailed accounts as reported by visitors and staff past and present.  You will be led through areas not open to the general public!  
Tour will last approximately 1.5 hours on a Mutually Agreeable Date in Spring 2021. When this tour if offered to the public it is consistently sold out within 24 hours of going on sale. This is a must have auction item for anyone interested in Music Hall, the jewel in the crown of our Queen City!   
Note: Photos allowed. However, video/audio recordings are not permitted. Disclaimer: All Participants must abide by the rules and regulations mandated by the State of Ohio in the Spring of 2021 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This may include social distancing, wearing face masks and temperature checks.

Private Ghost Tour of Music Hall for 8

Eight Guests Will Explore the Paranormal Activity at Cincinnati Arts Association’s Historic Music Hall in this Private Ghost Tour! Tour will take place on a mutually agreeable date in Spring 2021.
Designed by architect Samuel Hannaford in the Victorian Gothic Revival Style and completed in 1878, Music Hall was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Built upon the grounds of an old potter’s field (public burial ground) paranormal occurrences have been reported since before its opening. And it’s considered one of the nation’s most active sites.
This tour will be led by knowledgeable guides from Friends of Music Hall and Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies. You will learn the fascinating history of the building and visit the sites of paranormal activity as you hear the detailed accounts as reported by visitors and staff past and present. You will be led through areas not open to the general public!
Tour will last approximately 1.5 hours on a Mutually Agreeable Date in Spring 2021. When this tour if offered to the public it is consistently sold out within 24 hours of going on sale. This is a must have auction item for anyone interested in Music Hall, the jewel in the crown of our Queen City!
Note: Photos allowed. However, video/audio recordings are not permitted. Disclaimer: All Participants must abide by the rules and regulations mandated by the State of Ohio in the Spring of 2021 to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This may include social distancing, wearing face masks and temperature checks.
Pones Yard Werk
Pones dancers come to your front yard for a socially-distanced dance performance. 
Looking for a creative way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special event? Hire Pones dancers to create your special moment — ranging from intimate duets lit by headlights to joyful group disco dance parties. We bring the party to you in a safe, inspiring, and unique way that only Pones can!

Pones Yard Werk

Pones dancers come to your front yard for a socially-distanced dance performance.
Looking for a creative way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other special event? Hire Pones dancers to create your special moment — ranging from intimate duets lit by headlights to joyful group disco dance parties. We bring the party to you in a safe, inspiring, and unique way that only Pones can!
Private e-Concert with Local Star from The Voice Michael Williams
What was it like being on one of the top singing competitions on television? What was it like working with Nick Jonas and James Taylor? And just how did you turn your living room into a major television broadcasting studio? You can ask ALL the questions with a 20-minute private Zoom session — and performance — for you and six friends &/or family members with The Voice local star Michael Williams!
Benefits Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Photo: Provided by NBC Universal

Private e-Concert with Local Star from The Voice Michael Williams

What was it like being on one of the top singing competitions on television? What was it like working with Nick Jonas and James Taylor? And just how did you turn your living room into a major television broadcasting studio? You can ask ALL the questions with a 20-minute private Zoom session — and performance — for you and six friends &/or family members with The Voice local star Michael Williams!
Benefits Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Photo: Provided by NBC Universal
Tasting Dinner with Wine for Up to 6 People
Tasting Dinner with wine for up to 6 people personally prepared by Chef Jeff Thomas of Jeff Thomas Catering served at the Eden Park home of Brett Stover. Hosted by Kent Shaw & Jeff Thomas and Brett Stover.  
For the benefit of ArtsWave.

Tasting Dinner with Wine for Up to 6 People

Tasting Dinner with wine for up to 6 people personally prepared by Chef Jeff Thomas of Jeff Thomas Catering served at the Eden Park home of Brett Stover. Hosted by Kent Shaw & Jeff Thomas and Brett Stover.
For the benefit of ArtsWave.
Go Behind-the-Scenes at Fretboard Brewing: Private Tour and Tasting Session for 8
Enjoy a private — and socially-distanced — group tour and tasting at Fretboard Brewing Company (for up to 8 guests). Check out the creative and delicious brews from the brewery named the top craft brewery in Ohio!
Benefits Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Go Behind-the-Scenes at Fretboard Brewing: Private Tour and Tasting Session for 8

Enjoy a private — and socially-distanced — group tour and tasting at Fretboard Brewing Company (for up to 8 guests). Check out the creative and delicious brews from the brewery named the top craft brewery in Ohio!
Benefits Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Cocktails with the CCO: A Private Online Happy Hour with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu and Performance by Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will bring the music to you with a 30-minute private Zoom session for you and your friends & family with CCO concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer and music director Eckart Preu. Plus, guests will enjoy a private violin performance by Celeste. So, grab your cocktail and enjoy a (very) happy hour with the CCO!

Cocktails with the CCO: A Private Online Happy Hour with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Music Director Eckart Preu and Performance by Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will bring the music to you with a 30-minute private Zoom session for you and your friends & family with CCO concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer and music director Eckart Preu. Plus, guests will enjoy a private violin performance by Celeste. So, grab your cocktail and enjoy a (very) happy hour with the CCO!