Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 17-23

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Monday, Jan. 17

FOOD: Truffle Week, 7-9 p.m., Metropole at 21c Hotel and Museum, Downtown. Seated dinner $150 per person. 21chotels.com.

RECREATION: Skiing, Snow Boarding and Snow Tubing, noon-9:30 p.m. daily, Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg. 22 trails, two terrain parks, large beginner area, and one of the largest tubing areas in the country. Lessons, equipment rental, concessions and ski lodge. 812-537-3754; perfectnorth.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

EXPOS: Ohio Craft Brewers Conference, 8 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Seminars, panel discussions, trade show and socials. $300 2-day registration, $200 1-day registration. Discounts for OCBA members. ohiocraftbeer.org.

The Ohio Craft Brewers Conference takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at Duke Energy Convention Center.
The Ohio Craft Brewers Conference takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at Duke Energy Convention Center.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: Unity featuring Greg Chako, 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.

MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch: Queen City Klezmorim, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free. 513-621-1817; cincinnaticathedral.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

EXPOS: Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show, 3-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Runs Jan. 14-16 and Jan. 19-23. cincinnatiboatsportandtravelshow.com.

The Cincinnati Boat, Sport and Travel Show continues through Sunday at Duke Energy Convention Center.
The Cincinnati Boat, Sport and Travel Show continues through Sunday at Duke Energy Convention Center.

Thursday, Jan. 20

FOOD: Truffle Week: Needs More Salt Cooking Class, 7 p.m., Metropole at 21c Hotel and Museum, Downtown. Learn the hows and whys of cooking virtually with Chef Vanessa. $150 per package, feeds two. 21chotels.com.

FOOD: Cocktail Dinner Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The President's Room, The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown. Featuring dinner paired with New Riff Distillery spirits. $95. eventbrite.com.

COMEDY: Jordan Jensen & Michael Rowland, 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 Jan. 20-23. Ages 18-up; ages 21-up Saturday. $10-$15. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.

THEATER: Bonnie & Clyde, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Newport. Runs Jan. 20-Feb. 6. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. $23. footlighters.org.

Friday, Jan. 21

ART: Wilderness, Rural, Suburban, Urban, Post-Urban, 6-9 p.m., Manifest Gallery, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. Five unique openings. Runs Jan. 21-Feb. 18. manifestgallery.org.

ART: Studio Sale, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Gallery 708, 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Original art 30% to 50% off. gallery-708.com.

CHARITY/MUSIC/VIRTUAL: Moveable Feast 2022: A Bridge to the Stars, 7-9:30 p.m. via livestream. Watch exceptional performances by University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music students, socialize with other guests via chat and watch behind-the-scenes content, all from the comfort of your home. $15-up. 513-556-2100; ccm.edu/moveablefeast.

COMEDY: Tony Rock, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Jan. 21-23. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.

DANCE: Philadanco, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Legendary dance company celebrates and preserves predominantly African American traditions in dance. $40-$53. cincinnatiarts.org.

EXPOS: Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Runs Friday-Sunday through Jan. 30. See innovative displays showcasing the latest trends in design and product offerings. Talk with local experts about kitchen and bath remodeling, roofing, flooring, home security, water conditioning, insulation, windows and exterior products, and the latest in landscape options. $5, free ages under 18. Free parking. homeshowcenter.com.

FOOD: Truffle Week: Truffle Feast, Friday-Saturday, Metropole at 21c Hotel and Museum, Downtown. $125 per box, feeds two. 21chotels.com.

MUSIC: Cincinnati Pops: Cirque Goes Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Dizzying heights and Broadway lights come together for a captivating Pops & Cirque mashup. Marvel at the eye-popping feats of Cirque’s mesmerizing acrobats with John Morris Russell and the Pops performing top Broadway hits to accompany contortionists, balancers, tumblers, and athletes on aerial silks defying gravity and doing the seemingly impossible. cincinnatisymphony.org.

MUSIC: Cody Johnson, BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights.

FAMILY: Professor Rocket's Space Adventure, 7:30 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. $5-$7. fittoncenter.org.

THEATER: August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a fraught recording session. She is a Black woman determined to control her art and her life on her own terms. However, as egos and generational ideologies clash, heated conflicts erupt between everyone present that wrestle with the complexities of racism and artistic exploitation in this Tony Award-nominated powerhouse of a play. Runs Jan. 21-Feb. 12. cincyshakes.com.

Saturday, Jan. 22

BARS: Ultimate '90s Dance Party: Fool House, 7:30 p.m., The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout. Nonstop singalongs, party throwbacks and choreographed dance moves. $15-up. eventbrite.com.

EXPOS: Bridalrama, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. bridalrama.net.

FAMILY: Abiyoyo, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. South African folk tale about a giant who eats everything in sight. Part of Children's Theater of Cincinnati's TCT On Tour division. Free, but tickets required. memorialhallotr.com.

Better Than Ezra play the Hard Rock Casino Saturday night. Tonic opens the show.
Better Than Ezra play the Hard Rock Casino Saturday night. Tonic opens the show.

MUSIC: Better Than Ezra and Tonic, Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown.

MUSIC: 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience, 8 p.m., The Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. $45-$48. fairfieldoh.gov/tickets.

MUSIC: Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. cincyticket.com.

MUSIC: Travis Porter, Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. With Lil Scrappy, J Young MDK, Yung Joc.

RECREATION: Winter Hike, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Hike winter landscape and enjoy bowl of vegetable beef and barley soup at the end. $9, free ages 12-under with paying adult. greatparks.org/winter-hike-series.

Sunday, Jan. 23

COMEDY: Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. cincinnatiarts.org.

MUSIC: 2022 SongSlam, 7 p.m., Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Seven teams present a single new song for voice and piano in any language. Audience votes for favorite. $2,000 cash prize money. Free.

ENDING SOON: Intimate Apparel, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. Award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's beautifully written story of a Black seamstress living in early 20th century New York, who longs for belonging and purpose in a world that won't always budge. Runs Jan. 7-23. mariemontplayers.com.

Looking ahead

Lunar New Year Gala, Feb. 18, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End. Benefits Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce. china-midwest.com.

Concert for the Kids, Feb. 26, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Benefits Hope's Closet. hopes-closet.net.

Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball, Feb. 26, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Benefits American Heart Association. cincinatiheartball.org.

Jeans and Jewels Gala, April 30, Receptions, 5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Benefits Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. ocgala2022.givesmart.com.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 17-23

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