Your Wednesday To Do List

Meet the cast of Cincinnati Opera’s next show, Porgy and Bess (June 28 and 30; July 6 and 8), tonight at Music Hall, as part of the Opera Raps series. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a talk by CO’s Artistic Director Evans Mirageas. He will walk guests through the history of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and lead a panel discussion with some of the production’s cast and crew. It’s a great opportunity to see all the Opera has to offer — and it’s free! Reserve your spot by calling 513-241-2742.

Tonight and every Wednesday this summer:

Northside's Farmers Market is more than a weekly stop for all your fresh, local produce needs. Sure, you'll find blueberries, onions, pickles, beans garlic and more homegrown goodies, but there's also live music, baked goods and activities for kids. Stop by Jacob Hoffner Park each Wednesday between 4 and 7 p.m. to get tasty ingredients and dishes and enjoy the summer weather. Tonight Azucar Tumbao performs and Happen Inc. provides a fun project for kids.

Outdoor happy hour spot of choice, Party in the Park takes over Yeatman’s Cove tonight. Enjoy vendors, live music, snacks and booze, all by the river. Happy hour prices run from 5-6:30 p.m., but the party continues ‘til 10. This week, The Rusty Griswolds perform. The popular local cover band pays tribute to the oft-replaced character from National Lampoon’s vacation movies.

Let your dreads down each week for Fountain Square’s Reggae Wednesday. This week Flex Crew will jam on the square as guests chill out by Tyler Davidson Fountain. Free music from 7-10 p.m.

As the sun starts to set and the heat subsides, Clifton Cultural Arts Center comes alive with Wednesdays on the Green. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy on Clifton Elementary School and CCAC’s lush lawn each week beginning at 7 p.m. Different bands and performers provide entertainment every Wednesday; tonight the CCAC welcomes Faux Frenchmen. Streetpops and Habanero will also be on hand for all your munchin’ needs.

Not bad for a weeknight!

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