Your Thursday To Do List

Mingle with the fine arts crowd tonight at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s 22nd annual Taste of Duveneck. This yearly celebration of gourmet food and wine features offerings from local restaurants, vineyards and breweries. The museum’s courtyard has transformed into a biergarten, where guests can dine, drink and dance to the tunes of Soul Pocket. You could walk away with Diamond level Red’s tickets, a casino night, Chesapeake Bay getaway or other prizes from the live auction and raffle. Tickets to the Taste start at $75, $50 for the under-40 crowd. The party begins at 6 p.m.

The Jerry Springer Show is pretty much an adult three-ring circus, so it’s fitting that our former mayor is now a ringleader — for tonight, at least. Circus Mojo hosts a one-night show featuring an international cast of performers, and Mr. Springer is at the center of it all. Attractions include a seven-ball juggler from Togo, gym wheel performers from Argentina and Ethioia and an aerialist from Mexico. These professionals will perform with local students and adults with disabilities for a night that benefits Circus Mojo’s Circus Vocational Training Center. It may sound funny, but Circus Mojo is serious about creating arts and athletic programs and job opportunities for locals who are ill or disabled, disenfranchised and at-risk. Tickets to the 8 p.m. spectacle are $40; a $100 VIP tickets gets you into a pre-show reception with Jerry Springer, complete with champagne and photo ops. Classy!

P² (Parents & Professionals for Planned Parenthood) hosts its first happy hour meetup at Japps, from 6-8 p.m. tonight. This group has formed to in an effort to Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio (PPSWO). P²’s mission is “to raise awareness about the vital health services that PP provides to women, men, and teens in our community, to build PP’s supporter network and to raise money for the PPSWO Community education fund.” A suggested donation of $10 gets you in the door where craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a raffle await. Find more info here.

Fountain Square offers free entertainment every night this summer, from live music to movie nights. Salsa on the Square will get you groovin’ to Latin American tunes each Thursday from 7-10 p.m. Tropicoso performs tonight.

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