101 Cool Things to do This Fall

Before you bundle up to hibernate this winter, here are 101 reasons to get out of the house to eat, drink and be merry (and/or scared).

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SEPTEMBER

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club: Holmes tackles London’s Suicide Club in this whodunit. Through Oct. 4. $30-$80. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com.

Old West Festival: The seventh annual Old West Festival transforms the Ohio countryside into an authentic-ish Dodge City Wild West town. Through Oct. 12. $12 adults; $6 children. 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg, oldwestfestival.com.

Ohio Renaissance Festival: Go back in time at this historic Elizabethan village, with jousts, mead, costumed actors and giant turkey legs. Through Oct. 19. $18.95 adults; $8.95 kids. 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, renfestival.com.

Photo: Anna Bentley

USS Nightmare: Nicknamed the “Death Dredge” by the retired steamboat’s cursed crew, the USS Nightmare has been the site of 112 historic, mysterious and accidental deaths. Find out if angry spirits still roam the eerie ship during a half-hour, two-floor tour. It’s dark, it’s sinister and it’s been consistently ranked one of the top haunted attractions in the area for more than two decades. Come aboard, if you dare. Through Nov. 1. $15-$18. 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., ussnightmare.com.

Halloween Haunt: Kings Island transforms into an eerie thrill park after-hours. No costumes or masks allowed — except on the paid ghouls. Through Nov. 1. $29.99 Fridays; $37.99 Saturdays. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, visitkingsisland.com.

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge: Ride a wagon into haunted horrors of cinemas past and present. Through Nov. 1. $20. Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, Ky., sandylandacres.com.

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival: A fall fest on a 25-acre dairy farm. Hayrides, a you-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, straw-bale maze and more. Through Nov. 2. Free. 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, Ky., countrypumpkinsky.com.

Jack-O-Lantern Junction: A Halloween exhibit at EnterTRAINment Junction with a trick-or-treat maze, kid-friendly ghosts, a mini Halloween train display, indoor pumpkin patch and more. Through Nov. 2. $13.95 adult; $11.95 senior; $9.95 kids. 7379 Squire Court, West Chester, entertrainmentjunction.com.

Dent Schoolhouse: A haunted house in a haunted school; the janitor did it. Through Nov. 2. $20-$40. 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.

Memory Palace at the CAC: The Contemporary Arts Center celebrates 75 years with this memory-related exhibition. Through Feb. 22. $7.50; $5.50 senior/student. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.

Cincinnati Film Festival: Features a diverse line-up of more than 100 films representing filmmakers from around the globe. Sept. 18-21. $75. Various venues, cincinnatifilmfestival.com.

Queen City is Haunted: Turns out that Cincinnati is haunted. Take a walking tour to find out more. Sept. 19-Nov. 1. $20. 1331 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, americanlegacytours.com.

Cincinnati Comic Expo: Geek out with comic book artists, sci-fi vendors, celebrity guests and a costume contest. Sept. 19-21. $20-$55. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, cincinnaticomicexpo.com.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati: Cincinnatians will drink more than 1,300 barrels of beer at the nation’s largest Oktoberfest celebration, accompanied by live German music, more than 30 German food vendors, a running of the wiener dogs, the world’s largest chicken dance and more. Nick and Drew Lachey host. Sept. 19-21. Free. Fifth Street from Vine to Sentinel streets, Downtown, oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.

UberDrome Oktoberfest: A Munich-style Oktoberfest tent, with games, German food and Oktoberfest beers. Sept 19-20. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, moerleinlagerhouse.com.

City Flea: The curated urban flea market hosts one of its final outdoor markets of the season. Sept. 20. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, thecityflea.com.

Franztoberfest: Rhinegeist’s take on Oktoberfest. Sept. 20. Free. 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.

Hudepohl 14k Brewery Run: An 8.7-mile course takes participants past the city’s old breweries. Sept. 20. $45-$55. Mehring Way, next to the Moerlein Lager House. hudepohl14kbreweryrun.com.

World Peace Festival: A celebration of peace at the World Peace Bell Center with music and art. Sept. 20. Free. 425 York St., Newport, Ky., 513-579-8547.

Kinman Farms Fall Festival: Hay rides, a corn maze, pony rides, bonfire, fall décor and more. Weekends Sept. 20-Oct. 31. Prices vary for activities. 4175 Burlington Pike, Boone County, Ky., kinmanfarmsfallfest.com.

Heritage Village Fall Harvest Festival: The Heritage Village Museum’s recreated 1800s town hosts a festival with wagon rides, Annie Oakley trick shooting, a donut eating contest and more. Sept. 20-21. $8; $4 children. 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, 513-563-9484, heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

Dirty Dancing: Broadway in Cincinnati brings the classic tale of Johnny and Baby to the stage; nobody is in a corner. Sept 23-Oct. 5. Tickets start at $29. The Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.

MidPoint Music Festival: Indie music festival featuring local, national and international acts, including headliners Sun Kil Moon, Chromeo and the Afghan Whigs. Sept. 25-27. Various venues downtown and Over-the-Rhine. mpmf.com.

Cincinnati Beer Run: Celebrate craft beer with a 2.5-mile run through downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy samples of craft beer along the course. Sept. 26. $35-$55. Newport, Ky., cincinnatibeerrun.com.

Covington is Haunted: A haunted walking tour of Covington. Sept. 26-Nov. 1. $20. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington, Ky., americanlegacytours.com.

Newport is Haunted: A haunted tour through Newport’s seedy past. Sept. 26-Oct. 25. $20. Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport, Ky., americanlegacytours.com.

Newport Oktoberfest: Features continuous live German entertainment, authentic German food and drink, and German beer. Sept. 26-28. Free. Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., oktoberfestnewport.com.

CliftonFest: A weekend-long arts and music festival, featuring live local bands, artisans and a biergarten. Sept. 26-28. Free. Gaslight District, Clifton, cliftoncommunity.org.

Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit: Nanny Vivian Maier’s (1926-2009) posthumously discovered photographs have exposed her as one of the best unknown street-style photographers. Her collection of mostly self-portraits will be on view as part of FotoFocus. Sept. 26-Nov. 1. Free. 1400 Elm St., Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, fotofocusbiennial.org.

Cincinnati Zombie Walk: Dress like a zombie, go on a walk, bring a canned food item to donate to the Freestore Foodbank. Sept. 27. Free. Walk starts across from the Freestore Foodbank, 1141 Central Parkway, Downtown, facebook.com/cincinnatizombiewalk.

Burger Farm Pumpkin Festival: A family-friendly fall festival with pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival rides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more. Weekends Sept. 27-Oct. 26. $2. Burger Farm and Garden Center, 7849 Main St., Newtown, burgerfarms.com.

Cincinnati Street Food Festival: Food trucks, art, music and family-friendly activities. Sept. 27. Free. E. McMillan St., between Hemlock and Chatham streets, Walnut Hills, walnuthillsrf.org.

Fire Up the Night: This fireworks competition pits teams from Spain, Japan and Germany against each other for pyrotechnic supremacy. Sept. 27. $30 per car. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson, coneyislandpark.com.

Art Off Pike: Browse local art by more than 50 artists, attend live performances and even complete a movie-themed scavenger hunt at the 10th annual Art Off Pike. Sept. 28. Free. Seventh Street, Covington, Ky., artoffpike.org.


OCTOBER

Rocktober on the Square: A weekly Friday fall celebration of seasonal beers, plus chances to win Bengals tickets. Fridays through Oct. 24. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, myfountainsquare.com.

Sunrock Farm Pumpkin Patch Tour: Have some hands-on animal fun: milk a goat, hold a chick, brush a horse and more. Plus take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Oct. 1-31. $8-$10. Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder, Ky., sunrockfarm.org.

Pearl Jam: If “Rock is dead” someone forgot to tell Pearl Jam and its millions of fans. Still one of the best live Rock bands going, PJ is kicking off its October tour at U.S. Bank Arena. Oct. 1. $69.50. 100 Broadway, Downtown, usbankarena.com.

Paris Night and Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray: This exhibit features some of the greatest names in photographic history. Oct. 3-Jan. 11, 2015. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $4 kids. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.

Greater Cincinnati Kitchen, Bath and Remodeling Show: See the latest trends in kitchen and bath remodeling. Oct. 3-5. $8. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, hartproductions.com.

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: An Oktoberfest with German music and dance, a Trachten parade, beers, pit-roasted pork and more. Oct. 3-5. $3. Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain, cincydonau.com.

Pumpkin Patch Express: Take the historic Lebanon Mason Monroe railroad to a pumpkin patch. Oct. 4-26. $18.50; $15.50 seniors; $8.50 kids. 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon, lebanonrr.com.

HallZOOween: Trick-or-treat around the zoo and watch/participate in themed activities and entertainment, including an animal pumpkin smash. Oct. 4-26. $15; $11 kids; $9 parking. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org.

Fall-O-Ween: Coney Island’s annual family-friendly fall festival. Weekends Oct. 4-19. $11. 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson, coneyislandpark.com.

Oyster Fest: A festival of oysters with live music, oyster dishes from Anchor OTR and Washington Platform, Sam Adams beers and more. Oct. 4. Free. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

Apple Butter Festival: The name says it all. Oct. 4-5. Free. Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm, 6924 Brown Road, Oxford, parks.ohiodnr.gov/huestonwoods.

Photo: Richard Renaldi


FotoFocus:
This local, month-long arts biennial features the finest in contemporary photography and lens-based art, with photography exhibits at venues across the city including work from photographer Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers series, exhibited at 88 bus shelters across the metro area by ArtWorks (through April 30, 2015). Oct. 8-Nov. 1. Various venues. fotofocusbiennial.org.

Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire: Featuring more than 55 outrageous vendors from all over the country and 350-plus samples of hot sauces, from mild and sweet to fiery. Expect to see costumes and partake in hot sauce contests. Oct. 4-5. $8. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

Asian Food Fest: The Asian American Cultural Association of Cincinnati hosts this fest with a variety of Asian food vendors and restaurants. Oct. 5. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, asianfoodfest.org.

Hyde Park Arts Show: Peruse more than 200 booths of local art at the largest one-day art show in the Greater Cincinnati area. Oct. 5. Free. Hyde Park Square, Hyde Park, hydeparksquare.org.

Black 47: The popular New York City-based Irish Rock band has decided to call it quits after 25 years. But the group is doing one final tour, which will bring them to the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. Oct. 9. $25; $28 day of show. 3905 Eastern Ave., Columbia-Tusculum, irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

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ák’s lighthearted Symphony No. 8, two choral works by Stravinsky and features the May Festival Chorus. Oct. 9 and 11. Tickets start at $10. Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org.

Heritage Village Haunted Village: The headless horseman rides at the historic Heritage Village. Weekends Oct. 10-25. $8. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, heritagevillagecincinnati.org.

Mayes Bluegrass Festival: A festival of Bluegrass and American roots music featuring food, vendors, Queen City boat tours, music, kids’ activities and a craft beer village. Oct. 10-11. Free. Bellevue Beach Park, 100 Ward Ave., Bellevue, Ky., mayesfest.com.

Moby Dick: Immerse yourself in the classic tale of obsession, revenge and the sea at Know Theatre’s modern adaptation of Moby Dick by Julian Rad. Oct. 10-Nov. 8. $20. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-300-5669, knowtheatre.com.

River Grill Before the Big Chill: This Kansas City BBQ Society-sanctioned event features professional and amateur barbecue competitors. Oct. 10-11. $5. Sawyer Point, 750 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown, cincinnatiparks.com/rivergrill.

This Filthy World with John Waters: FotoFocus brings filmmaker and artist John Waters to town for a performance of This Filthy World, his one-man show about his origins and the trash genre. His photography will also be exhibited. Oct 11. FotoFocus Passport required for entry. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, fotofocusbiennial.org.

Wine, Art, Beer and Cigar Festival: Wine and beer tastings, food, local music and more. Oct. 11. $35; $25 advance. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, sharonvillechamber.com.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival: A celebration of sauerkraut via entertainment and food, including sauerkraut sundaes. Oct. 11-12. Free. Downtown Waynesville, Ohio, sauerkrautfestival.com.

Books by the Banks: For all the bookworms looking to get cozy — and educated — this fall, the eighth annual Books by the Banks festival celebrates reading and literacy with a variety of book talks, panels and discussions by local, regional and national authors and illustrators, including best-sellers Hampton Sides, Emily Giffin and Marc Brown. Visitors can also attend lectures on writing, getting published and learning how to become effective freelancers, or grab an edition of this year’s festival poster, featuring work by the late Charley Harper. Oct. 11. Free. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, booksbythebanks.org.

Fall Food Festival: Food demos, tastings, pumpkin coloring, a pie baking contest and more. Oct. 12. Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org.

20,000 Days on Earth: Visual artists-turned-directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard create a bold vision of one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures, the iconic Nick Cave. CAC premiere followed by a theatrical run at the Esquire in Clifton. Oct. 13. $5. 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.

Iron Fork: CityBeat hosts this food competition, where local chefs battle it out to win a golden fork award. Oct. 15. Christian Moerlein Tap Room, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, citybeat.com.

TEDxCincinnati: The theme “Vibrant Curiosity” focuses on health innovations, wellness and biotech. Oct. 16. $25-$65. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, tedxcincinnati.com.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai: A Cirque show with a forest, volcano and more natural stuff. Oct. 16-19. $37-$102. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky., bankofkentuckycenter.com.

Magic Forest Halloween Hikes: Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters on this non-scary holiday walk. Oct. 17-18. $6. Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend Road, Carthage, cincinnatiparks.com.

The Birds: The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company tackles this Hitchcock classic. Oct. 17-Nov. 8. $22-$36. 719 Race St., Downtown, cincyshakes.com.

Northern Kentucky Wine Festival: Tastings from Kentucky wineries, food and entertainment. Oct. 18. MainStrasse Village, Main St., Covington, Ky., mainstrasse.org.

The Crystal Ball: Live music and reiki healers. Oct. 18. $25; $40 couples. Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Newport, Ky., thompsonhousenewport.com.

Ben Frost: Ambient-to-muscular Electronic music adventurer Ben Frost has drawn widespread acclaim for his compelling album, A U R O R A, the tour for which he’s bringing to the Contemporary Arts Center. Oct. 19. $15. 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival: Chocolate tastings from local vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, competitions and more. Oct. 19. $10; $7 in advance at Kroger. Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston, cincinnatichocolatefestival.com.

Method Man and Redman: Between Wu-Tang Clan reunion shows and the seminal Hip Hop group’s forthcoming new album, two Wu members are hitting the road headlining the World Wide Rollers Tour, featuring Cypress Hill’s B-Real and other special guests. Oct. 21. $37.80. 2621 Vine St., Corryville, bogarts.com. 

The Masque of the Red Death: concert:nova sets Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror story to André Caplet’s score. Music and ghosts play out on Cincy Shakespeare’s set for The Birds. Oct. 21 and 27. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Downtown, concertnova.com.

Legally Blonde: CCM musical theater students tackle Elle Woods’ journey from dumb blonde to Harvard lawyer. Oct. 23-Nov. 2. $18-$35. Patricia Corbett Theatre, University of Cincinnati, Clifton, ccm.uc.edu.

Into The Woods: Stephen Sondheim took the Brothers Grimm to Broadway with his fairy-tale musical. Oct. 23-Nov. 16. $21-$24. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Covedale, cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

Art and Craft: The documentary about the mysterious art forger Mark Landis borrows heavily from a show about Landis that DAAP staged a couple years back. Oct. 24. $9.75. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass: Ira Glass, host of This American Life, recreates a podcast with music, pre-taped quotes and storytelling. Oct. 25. $28-$48. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.

Bat Fest: Explore the world’s largest artificial limestone cave during a day-long celebration of brown bats. Oct. 25. $14.50 adults; $13.50 seniors; $10.50 kids. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org.

Halloween Gala: Music by Naked Karate Girls. Benefits the Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati. Oct. 25. $40; $30 advance. Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, cdcoc.org/halloween.

MainStrasse Dog Costume Parade: Costumed dogs parade around MainStrasse Village. Oct. 26. Free. Sixth Street, Covington, Ky., mainstrasse.org.

A Russian Hallows’ Eve: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra plays an all-Russian program. Oct. 30; Nov. 1. Tickets start at $12. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.

Costume Contest on Fountain Square: (Self-explanatory.) Oct. 31. Free. Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.

The Malice Ball: An Over-the-Rhine masquerade party. Oct. 31. $30; $25 advance. Christian Moerlein Brewery, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine, otrchamber.com.

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective: The Cincinnati Art Museum opens the retrospective exhibition of native-son Pop Art pioneer Tom Wesselmann — famous for his Great American Nude series. Oct. 31-Jan. 18, 2015. Free. 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


NOVEMBER

City Apple Festival: Local farms sell apples and produce; local food vendors dish out fall recipes. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.

Dead Can Dance: Exhale Dance Tribe returns with this spooky carnival. Exhale founders/artistic directors Missy Lay Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard meld elements of contemporary and jazz dance in their own idiosyncratic, exciting choreography. Come dressed as your worst nightmare. Nov. 1. $30; $20 student. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, exhaledancetribe.com.

Alton Brown Live: Edible Inevitable Tour: Alton Brown does a live culinary science show, mixing stand-up, food experimentation, talk show and music. Nov. 1. $35-$75. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.

Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks musical from Cincinnati Music Theatre. Nov. 7-15. $20-$24. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.

Peter Pan: The Cincinnati Ballet presents the tale of Peter Pan. Nov. 7-9. Tickets start at $32. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.

Once: The hit Broadway musical about a couple of musicians in Dublin comes to the Aronoff. Nov. 11-23. Tickets TBA. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatiarts.org.

San Fermin: The Woodward Theater is the big “music venue opening news” of the fall. Remodeled by the owners (who also own MOTR Pub across the street), the 101-year-old theater will present Indie acts that have outgrown the smaller MOTR, such as San Fermin, which had a sold-out show at last year’s MidPoint Music Fest. Nov. 12. $15, $17 day of show. 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/TheWoodwardTheater.

Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market: More than 100 different vendors sell gifts, apparel, home décor, gourmet food and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 14-15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16. $9; free for kids. 525 Elm St., Downtown, hartproductions.com.

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical: Composer Janet Vogt and lyricist Mark Friedman have woven singer and Hollywood actress Rosemary Clooney’s story and songs into a celebratory portrait of her five decades in the spotlight. Nov. 15-Dec. 28. $30-$80. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Eden Park, cincyplay.com.

Holiday Toy Trains at Behringer-Crawford Museum: BCM’s 23rd annual train show features more than 250 feet of track, Lionel trains and an expanded Dickens Village, as well as a train raffle and Polar Express readings for kids. Nov. 15-Jan. 18. $7; $4 kids. 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington, Ky., bcmuseum.org.

Holiday Floral Show at Krohn Conservatory: Thousands of colorful poinsettias and an interactive train display. Nov. 15-Jan. 4, 2015. $4 adults; $2 children. 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati. cincinnatiparks.com.

Victorian Christmas: Visit Christmas past at the Hillforest Historical Foundation. Nov. 20-Dec. 30. $6; $3 kids. 213 Fifth St., Aurora, Ind., hillforest.org.

Crafty Supermarket Holiday Craft Show: Handmade craft show featuring more than 90 national artists, designers and crafters, plus local food, a cash bar and a swag bag for the first 100 shoppers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29. Free. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, craftysupermarket.com.

Christkindlmarkt: Sip hot mulled wine and browse vendors with handmade nutcrackers, ornaments, toys and more. Nov. 22-23.  $3. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain, germaniasociety.com.

A Christmas Carol: The classic Dickens tale returns to charm holiday audiences. Nov. 26-Dec. 28, $30-$65, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com.

Mummies of the World: Real mummies and real science meet in this exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Nov. 26. $19.50 adults; $17.50 senior; $12.50 child. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org.


Nutcracker Jazzed Up: de la Dance Company offers a unique, jazzy take on The Nutcracker ballet. Nov. 28-30; Dec 5-6. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.

City Flea Small Mall: A small mall holiday market. Nov. 30. Free. 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown and Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, thecityflea.com.

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