Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 21-27
Update: The Ohio Regional Braille Challenge scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24 has been canceled as an extra precaution due to the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Monday, Feb. 21
COMEDY: Casey Frey, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.
MUSIC: Die Stadt Ohne Juden, 7:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Ave., Amberley Village. Matthias Pintscher conducts Ensemble Intercontemporain in a presentation of Hans Karl Breslauer's silent film accompanied by Olga Neuwirth's score.
MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: Mandy Gaines celebrates the First Ladies of Jazz with the Brad Myers Trio, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Series features some of the finest of Cincinnati's thriving jazz scene. $8, $6 students. memorialhallotr.com.
THEATER: Serials 12!, 7:30 p.m., Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. In person and livestreaming. $15. knowtheatre.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
COMEDY: Nimesh Patel, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.
FESTIVALS: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, via Eventive. Virtual film festival runs through March 5. "With No Land" screening Feb. 22-24. Recorded discussion with film directors at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. mayersonjcc.org.
MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch: Wayside Winds, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free. 513-621-1817; cincinnaticathedral.com.
MUSIC: Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Memorial Hall.
THEATER: CPI New Voices: Here's to Living, 7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Written by Leo Bradley. Living and enjoying a full and satisfying life while growing old is proving to be a challenge to Jesse Kincaid as he grapples with the challenges of retirement. Everyone around him, both family and friends, seems to feel he is “losing it” and is in dire need of advice as to how to live out his life. $10. cincinnatiarts.org.
VIRTUAL: Cincinnati's Musical Heritage, 2 p.m. via Zoom. Hear the stories of the growth and development of music in the Queen City. Register: cincymuseum.org.
VIRTUAL: Food for Freedom, via National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Oral historian Andre L. Taylor from the College of William and Mary explores the culinary history and culture of foodways within the Black experience. Free, but registration required. freedomcenter.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
COMEDY: Pro-Am Night, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Ages 18-up. $5. gobananascomedy.com.
Thursday, Feb. 24
ART: Summerfair Select, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Reception with the artists. Free.
ART/VIRTUAL: From Darkness to Light: Mosaics Inspired by Tragedy, 6:15 p.m. livestream, Skirball Museum, Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Virtual opening features 18 mosaic artists responding to the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the U.S. In-person viewing opens 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Runs through May 8. Register for livestream link: 513-487-3231.
COMEDY: Geoffrey Asmus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Feb. 24-27. Ages 18-up; ages 21-up Saturday. $10-$15. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.
EDUCATION: Ohio Regional Braille Challenge Competition, Clovernook, 7000 Hamilton Ave., North College Hill. Grades 1-12 compete. clovernook.org. CANCELED
MUSIC: Allison Russell, Memorial Hall.
MUSIC: Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary. With Emmett Kelly.
MUSIC: Zachary Williams, Ludlow Garage. With the Hiders.
MUSIC: Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones v Allen Americans, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. cycloneshockey.com.
Friday, Feb. 25
ART: Working Together: The Photographs of the Kamoinge Workshop, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. First major museum exhibition about groundbreaking African American photographers' collective. Runs Feb. 25-May 15. Special exhibition: $12 (fee is for both special exhibitions). cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
ART: David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Exhibition of works by one of the most revered American artists of his generation. Runs Feb. 25-May 15. Special exhibition: $12 (fee is for both special exhibitions). cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
ART: NFTxCincinnati presents: Unfit, noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sample Space at The Banks, 140 Marian Spencer Way, Downtown. Immersive NFT digital works from artists around the world, panel discussions from industry experts and educational resources to help people become comfortable with the ins and outs of crypto and digital art. Register: unfit-art.com.
ART: Final Friday, 5-9 p.m., Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. Comprised of four buildings with over 250 artists. Center opens to the public the last Friday in the month to view and purchase art directly from the artist. Valet parking available for $10 at the door. Free admission. Artist of the month: Carol MacConnell, studio 709. 513-421-4339; pendletonartcenter.com.
CHARITY: Mardi Gras Ball, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Arco, 3301 Price Ave., Price Hill. Benefits East Price Hill Will. $130 couple, $75 single. pricehillwill.org.
COMEDY: Damon Wayans, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up. Runs Feb. 25-27. liberty.funnybone.com.
DANCE: Shen Yun, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs Feb. 25-27. cincinnatiarts.org.
FESTIVALS: Cold Nights & Warm Spirits, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Each ticket includes 7 1-oz. tastings from more than 40 American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies. Make-your-own-cocktail bar returns, plus fire pits, cigar patio and more. $40.
FESTIVALS: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, via Eventive. Virtual film festival runs through March 5. "Lune" screening Feb. 25-27. Special discussion at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. mayersonjcc.org.
FILM: Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Friday-Sunday, Cincinnati World Cinema, 719 Race St., Downtown. Featuring documentaries, animation and live action short films. Runs three weekends. Feb. 25-March 13. cincyworldcinema.org.
MUSEUMS: First Person Series: Lottie Moon, 7 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Learn about notable people of the past. Includes dessert. $20. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
THEATER: Hamlet, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The mysterious death of a king is followed by his brother's unconventional ascension to the throne and the Queen's bed casts young Hamlet, usurped heir to the crown, in the role of reluctant avenger. Incest and intrigue, murder and madness, triumph and treachery all combine to paint one of the most complex and compelling portraits in all of English literature. Featuring Sara Clark as the titular role of Hamlet like you’ve never seen her before. Runs Feb. 25-March 26. cincyshakes.com.
THEATER: The Sunshine Boys, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. Al Lewis and Willy Clark are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians who performed together for 47 years before calling it quits. A network genius has the idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Runs Feb. 25-27. $17, $15 seniors and students. fairfieldfootlighters.org.
THEATER: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control and mythological monsters and Greek gods on his trail. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now he and his friends must embark on an epic quest to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. Runs Feb. 25-March 6. nku.edu/tickets.
THEATER: Playhouse in the Park's Off the Grid: "Top Mom and Pop," Friday-Saturday, Garage on York, 706 York St., Newport. Reality-style cooking show. $30. cincyplay.com.
Saturday, Feb. 26
CHARITY: Concert for the Kids, 6-11 p.m., Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Ticket includes concert by the Rusty Griswolds, dinner, open bar, raffles, silent auction and split the pot. Benefits Hope's Closet. hopes-closet.net.
EXPOS: Cincinnati Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 pm. Thursday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Shop for home-related products and services, connect with industry experts and see displays to help inspire your next home improvement project. Over 400 booths to explore. Runs Feb. 26-March 6. $14, $12 advance, free ages 12-under. cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com.
EXPOS: 20th Century Cincinnati, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Regions largest vintage modern shopping event features more than 50 select dealers specializing in 20th century modernist furniture, decorative arts, lighting, accessories and fashion apparel. Special 2022 exhibit: "Herstory: Women Designers in the Modern Age" focuses on a selection of work by women designers during the modern era. Early bird entry 9-11 a.m. Saturday is $35, $25 advance. $10 general admission, good for both days. 20thcenturycincinnati.com.
FAMILY: Lewis, Clark & York, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Educational reenactment introduces a third figure central to the famous historical expedition. Part of the Children's Theater of Cincinnati. Free, but tickets required. memorialhallotr.com.
FESTIVALS: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, via Eventive. Virtual film festival runs through March 5. "Forgiveness" screening Feb. 28-March 2. mayersonjcc.org.
MUSIC: Cincy Brass, 7-11 p.m., Ludlow Theatre, 322 Elm St., Ludlow. Celebrate Fat Tuesday a little early. $10-$15. eventbrite.com.
MUSIC: Corryville Suzuki Project: Violin Play-In, 2-3:30 p.m., Walnut Hills High School Auditorium, 3250 Victory Pkwy, Walnut Hills. Inspiring young violinists ages 4-18 will perform. Free, but reservations required. 513-231-3523; suzukiproject.org.
MUSIC: Inhailer presents: Physco with Christian Nicholas Gough, Madison Live.
NIGHTLIFE: Bockfest Sausage Queen Competition, 8 p.m., Listermann Brewing Co., 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. bockfest.com.
NIGHTLIFE: Mainstrasse Mardi Gras Parade, 7 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Sixth St. at Main St., Covington. Parade, Hurricane contest, pub crawl. Hosted by Up Over Bar. facebook.com.
THEATER: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. cincyticket.com.
Sunday, Feb. 27
DANCE: Cincinnati Ballet: Cinderella, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The plucky heroine’s good deeds awaken a magical transformation thanks to a little help from her Fairy Godmother. Laugh out loud with the riotous Stepsisters, hilariously performed by male dancers, and marvel as an ordinary pumpkin becomes a spectacular carriage. The audience even becomes a part of the story in this clever production. Elegant and with a twist of humor, Victoria Morgan’s choreography is paired delightfully with the charming music of Sergei Prokofiev, breathing new life into the classic fairy tale. Runs Feb. 17-27. cballet.org.
FAMILY: Maple Syrup Making and Guided Sap Collecting Hike, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. Guided interactive maple hike. $10, $6 children. cincynature.org.
MUSIC: Gaelic Storm, Taft Theatre.
MUSIC: Musical Brunch: The Matt Tolentino Band, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Includes live music, brunch buffet, two tickets to mimosa/bellini bar or bloody mary bar, coffee, hot and iced tea, and free parking. $55. cincinnatimagazine.com/musicalbrunch.
NIGHTLIFE: Mardi Gras at the IHC, 6 p.m., Irish Heritage Center, 3905 Eastern Ave., East End. New Orleans-style buffet dinner, dancing and live music by Burning Caravan. $35. Cash bar. irishcenterofcincinnati.com.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones vs Allen Americans, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Ice cream bowl & spoon giveaway. ticketmaster.com.
CHARITY: Redwood Express Fundraising Gala, March 4, Music Hall, 1341 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Live music, plated dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions and raffles. Hosted by JonJon from KISS 107.1 FM. Benefits Redwood of Northern Kentucky. $150. 859-331-0880; redwoodnky.org.
CHARITY: A Night FOR the Museum, May 21, Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Sharonville. A 1940s-themed gala benefitting Heritage Village Museum. Includes music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and dessert buffet, silent auction, raffles and more. $40. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
HEALTH: Health Expo, April 30, Washington Park, 1240 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free health screenings, fitness activities, entertainment and more. closingthehealthgap.org.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 21-27