October 30, 2018

What To Do in Cincinnati This Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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WEDNESDAY 31 
EVENT: Longfellow is Titanic
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is dressing up as the movie Titanic for Halloween. There will be karaoke on the bow of the ship, a costume contest, an iceberg with booze and a possible appearance by Billy Zane (not really). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.

WEDNESDAY 31

EVENT: Longfellow is Titanic
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is dressing up as the movie Titanic for Halloween. There will be karaoke on the bow of the ship, a costume contest, an iceberg with booze and a possible appearance by Billy Zane (not really). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.
WEDNESDAY 31 
EVENT: Halloween Movie Marathon at Hotel Covington
Hotel Covington hosts a movie marathon in the courtyard lawn featuring progressively scary features. Here's the schedule: 6 p.m. The Great Pumpkin; 6:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3; 8:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus; 10:30 p.m. The Shining. Free and open to the public. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. More info here.

WEDNESDAY 31

EVENT: Halloween Movie Marathon at Hotel Covington
Hotel Covington hosts a movie marathon in the courtyard lawn featuring progressively scary features. Here's the schedule: 6 p.m. The Great Pumpkin; 6:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania 3; 8:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus; 10:30 p.m. The Shining. Free and open to the public. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. More info here.
WEDNESDAY 31 
EVENT: Wake the Dead Bash with the Spine-Tingling Mighty Wurlitzer 
Spend Halloween at the haunted Music Hall as organist Trent Sims sets the stage with creepy music — “special effects abound” via the wiles of the Wurlitzer organ. Supernatural tours offered every half hour. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m. Wendesday. $45. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.

WEDNESDAY 31

EVENT: Wake the Dead Bash with the Spine-Tingling Mighty Wurlitzer
Spend Halloween at the haunted Music Hall as organist Trent Sims sets the stage with creepy music — “special effects abound” via the wiles of the Wurlitzer organ. Supernatural tours offered every half hour. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m. Wendesday. $45. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.
WEDNESDAY 31 
ONSTAGE: The Man-Beast at Know Theatre
Inspired by a gory remnant of French folklore, The Man-Beast is a chilling rendering of the werewolf, drawn straight from the legend’s origins. The Man-Beast begins in 18th-century France where helpless mountain villages are menaced by a bloodthirsty creature that kills freely. Reported to be massive and unstoppable, the animal has earned a nickname: the Beast of Gévaudan. Some in the mountains say that the Beast is more than a hungry wolf — they say it is a loup garou, a werewolf infected with a sickness that can be passed on to the humans it bites. Through Nov. 10. Tickets and more info: knowtheatre.com.

WEDNESDAY 31

ONSTAGE: The Man-Beast at Know Theatre
Inspired by a gory remnant of French folklore, The Man-Beast is a chilling rendering of the werewolf, drawn straight from the legend’s origins. The Man-Beast begins in 18th-century France where helpless mountain villages are menaced by a bloodthirsty creature that kills freely. Reported to be massive and unstoppable, the animal has earned a nickname: the Beast of Gévaudan. Some in the mountains say that the Beast is more than a hungry wolf — they say it is a loup garou, a werewolf infected with a sickness that can be passed on to the humans it bites. Through Nov. 10. Tickets and more info: knowtheatre.com.
THURSDAY 01
ONSTAGE: Double Dare Live!
Double Dare Live! splats down in Cincinnati on Thursday. The popular Nickelodeon game show was the sole reason some of us wanted cable in the late 1980s. Hosted by Marc Summers (later known for hosting nwrapped on Food Network), Double Dare was a mix of trivia and wonky physical challenges, followed by the messiest obstacle course seen on TV. Now you can test your luck and try to get onstage, as contestants will be selected at the show. Don’t worry: the iconic and contestant-soaking green slime is only vanilla pudding mixed with applesauce, oatmeal and green dye (and not actual slime). 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $29.50-$58. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.

THURSDAY 01

ONSTAGE: Double Dare Live!
Double Dare Live! splats down in Cincinnati on Thursday. The popular Nickelodeon game show was the sole reason some of us wanted cable in the late 1980s. Hosted by Marc Summers (later known for hosting nwrapped on Food Network), Double Dare was a mix of trivia and wonky physical challenges, followed by the messiest obstacle course seen on TV. Now you can test your luck and try to get onstage, as contestants will be selected at the show. Don’t worry: the iconic and contestant-soaking green slime is only vanilla pudding mixed with applesauce, oatmeal and green dye (and not actual slime). 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $29.50-$58. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
THURSDAY 01 and MONDAY 05
EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week and Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week kicks off 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Braxton Brewing Co. (27 W. Seventh St., Covington) with sneak peek eats of participating pizzerias, live music from Ethan and Joey and beer from Braxton. It will be your first chance to pick up your Pizza Week passport; get an extra stamp when you buy a Braxton. Then, CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week takes over area pizzerias for seven days of $8 specialty pies starting Monday, Nov. 5. Participants — like Goodfellas, ALTO, Dewey’s, Brick Oven Loveland and many more — will be offering sit-down specials; grab an official Pizza Week Passport and get a stamp at each location you visit. Nov. 5-11. $8 pizzas. More info at cincinnatipizzaweek.com.

THURSDAY 01 and MONDAY 05

EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week and Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week kicks off 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Braxton Brewing Co. (27 W. Seventh St., Covington) with sneak peek eats of participating pizzerias, live music from Ethan and Joey and beer from Braxton. It will be your first chance to pick up your Pizza Week passport; get an extra stamp when you buy a Braxton. Then, CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week takes over area pizzerias for seven days of $8 specialty pies starting Monday, Nov. 5. Participants — like Goodfellas, ALTO, Dewey’s, Brick Oven Loveland and many more — will be offering sit-down specials; grab an official Pizza Week Passport and get a stamp at each location you visit. Nov. 5-11. $8 pizzas. More info at cincinnatipizzaweek.com.
THURSDAY 01-SATURDAY 03
EVENT: Lights Out: Monster Edition at The Dent Schoolhouse
Once upon a time, a janitor named Charlie killed a bunch of kids and hid their bodies in the basement of The Dent Schoolhouse. Today, Charlie and the ghoulish girls and boys haunt one of the city’s scariest attractions each Halloween season. And if the regular Dent experience wasn’t freaky enough, the schoolhouse goes lights out for some super scares this week. Each group of intrepid haunted-house-goers gets a single glow stick to make their way through the pitch-black attraction, which has been filled with twice the number of monsters and horror actors. For an extra $10, you can opt for a “touch pass” to up the fear factor.  7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $20-$45. The Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.

THURSDAY 01-SATURDAY 03

EVENT: Lights Out: Monster Edition at The Dent Schoolhouse
Once upon a time, a janitor named Charlie killed a bunch of kids and hid their bodies in the basement of The Dent Schoolhouse. Today, Charlie and the ghoulish girls and boys haunt one of the city’s scariest attractions each Halloween season. And if the regular Dent experience wasn’t freaky enough, the schoolhouse goes lights out for some super scares this week. Each group of intrepid haunted-house-goers gets a single glow stick to make their way through the pitch-black attraction, which has been filled with twice the number of monsters and horror actors. For an extra $10, you can opt for a “touch pass” to up the fear factor. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $20-$45. The Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.
THURSDAY 01
LIT: Midwestern Press Opening
Careful curation can influence interpretation. Most people would apply this concept to an art gallery with paintings and sculptures. But when the art exists inside a book, what then? A new independent bookseller that doubles as a publishing house seeks to answer this call. Midwestern Press will open the doors to its Main Street storefront on Thursday (Nov. 1) and promises a slew of events, classes and an exclusive inventory of books — each carefully and thoughtfully arranged by three dedicated owners: Thomas Wagster, Ryan Khosla and Blake Lipper. 1411 Main St, Over-the-Rhine. More info: midwesternpress.com.

THURSDAY 01

LIT: Midwestern Press Opening
Careful curation can influence interpretation. Most people would apply this concept to an art gallery with paintings and sculptures. But when the art exists inside a book, what then? A new independent bookseller that doubles as a publishing house seeks to answer this call. Midwestern Press will open the doors to its Main Street storefront on Thursday (Nov. 1) and promises a slew of events, classes and an exclusive inventory of books — each carefully and thoughtfully arranged by three dedicated owners: Thomas Wagster, Ryan Khosla and Blake Lipper. 1411 Main St, Over-the-Rhine. More info: midwesternpress.com.
THURSDAY 01
EVENT: Taking the Plunge: History of Public Bath Houses in OTR
Baths are synonymous with warmth and solitude. Sink in — maybe even pop in a fizzing bath bomb — and for a half hour you can slide into sudsy contentment. But, Cincinnatians didn’t always bathe this way. Dive into the Over-the-Rhine Foundation’s tour and be transported back to the early 20th century, when costly in-home plumbing and water heaters drove citizens to commercial bath houses since many didn’t have their own. Learn about the history of these communal spots and advocates that pushed for publicly funded baths. After, commune the modern way: at 3 Points Urban Brewery. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. $25. Over-the-Rhine Foundation, 416 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, otrfoundation.org.

THURSDAY 01

EVENT: Taking the Plunge: History of Public Bath Houses in OTR
Baths are synonymous with warmth and solitude. Sink in — maybe even pop in a fizzing bath bomb — and for a half hour you can slide into sudsy contentment. But, Cincinnatians didn’t always bathe this way. Dive into the Over-the-Rhine Foundation’s tour and be transported back to the early 20th century, when costly in-home plumbing and water heaters drove citizens to commercial bath houses since many didn’t have their own. Learn about the history of these communal spots and advocates that pushed for publicly funded baths. After, commune the modern way: at 3 Points Urban Brewery. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. $25. Over-the-Rhine Foundation, 416 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, otrfoundation.org.
THURSDAY 01-FRIDAY 02
EVENT: Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival
The festival — dubbed Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival — is made up of five live performances and a number of breakout brainstorming sessions throughout the day; guests can sit face-to-face with podcasters to discuss different topics related to podcasting or creative work. The festival is targeted at those with a wide range of podcasting experience, with three tracts making up the fest. Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival takes place Nov. 1 and 2 at Memorial Hall. More info/tickets: memorialhallotr.com.

THURSDAY 01-FRIDAY 02

EVENT: Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival
The festival — dubbed Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival — is made up of five live performances and a number of breakout brainstorming sessions throughout the day; guests can sit face-to-face with podcasters to discuss different topics related to podcasting or creative work. The festival is targeted at those with a wide range of podcasting experience, with three tracts making up the fest. Cincinnati’s First Podcast Festival takes place Nov. 1 and 2 at Memorial Hall. More info/tickets: memorialhallotr.com.