Things to do this week: Aug. 15-21

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Monday, August 15

HEALTH: Yoga, 6 p.m., Inwood Park, 104 Wellington Place, Mount Auburn. Mondays through Sept. 26. Free.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Park: John Zappa's Now Hear This, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

MUSIC: Anthrax and Black Label Society, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Hatebreed.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies, Great American Ball Park. Runs Aug. 15-17.

Tuesday, August 16

COMEDY: Hi-Fi Comedy Showcase, 8-10 p.m., 941 Pavilion St., Mount Adams. Free.

HEALTH: Workout on the Green, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

HEALTH: Summit Free Fitness, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Free.

MUSEUMS: Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. See this lavish bedroom, designed by Austrian-born architect Joseph Urban for 17-year old Elaine Wormser in this special exhibition. Runs July 8-Oct. 2. $12.

MUSIC: Rhythm on the Plaza: Salsannati, 7-9 p.m., Clifton Plaza, 333 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Free.

MUSIC: Lake Street Dive, Andrew J. Brady Music Center.

MUSIC: The Beach Boys and the Temptations, PNC Pavilion.

The Temptations and the Beach Boys perform Tuesday evening at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend.
The Temptations and the Beach Boys perform Tuesday evening at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend.

MUSIC: Wilco, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation.

PETS/SPORTS: Bark at the Park, 6:40 p.m., Great American Ball Park. Bring your pet to the ball park to cheer on the Reds.

Wednesday, August 17

ART: Cincy Deco, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Pendleton Art Center Annex, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. Exhibition of photographs from J. Miles Wolf is an in-depth look at Cincinnati's art deco architecture, featuring iconic local buildings and lesser known treasures. Runs through Aug. 27.

COMMUNITY: Soup and Stories, noon-3 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Runs Wednesdays through Sept. 28. Enjoy soup made by immigrant chefs and hear empowering stories. Free.

FILM: Summer Cinema: "Good Burger," 9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free movies on the lawn.

HEALTH: Yoga on the Levee, 6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates leads classes at Aquarium Plaza. Runs Wednesdays April 6-Oct. 26. Free.

MUSEUMS: Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Taft Museum of Art, Pike St., Downtown. This special exhibition displays approximately 50 costumes and accessories from eight acclaimed film adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novels. Runs June 11-Sept. 4. $18, $16 seniors, free members.

MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday: The Flex Crew, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Runs June 1-Sept. 7. Free.

MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series: Noah Littrell and Ryan Brayshaw, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. Hosted by Cincinnati Parks.

MUSIC: Red Light Jazz Room, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Somerset, 139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine. Showcases live jazz, R&B, and soul. Free.

MUSIC: Kid Rock, Riverbend Music Center. With Foreigner.

MUSIC: Kehlani, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Rico Nasty, Destin Conrad.

MUSIC: Yngwie Malmsteen, Ludlow Garage.

THEATER OPENING: Carousel, Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, East Price Hill. In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries a naïve millworker. He loses his job just as he learns Julie is pregnant, making him desperately intent to provide a decent life for his family. Runs Aug. 17-Sept. 11. 513-241-6550.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Mount Storm Park, 700 Lafayette Ave., Clifton. Free.

Thursday, August 18

CHARITY: Taste of Victory, 6-10 p.m., Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road, Indian Hill. Benefits Special Olympics Ohio. $100 per couple, $60 single.

COMEDY: Open Mic, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township.

COMEDY: Summer Comedy Series: Lee Kimbrell, 7:30 p.m., Pinball Garage, 113 N. Third St., Hamilton. With Giles Chickering, Karen Jaffe, Kyle Kemper and Phil Pointer. Free.

COMEDY: Ryan Singer, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Aug. 18-21.

Ryan Singer brings the funny to Go Bananas Comedy Club Aug. 18-21.
Ryan Singer brings the funny to Go Bananas Comedy Club Aug. 18-21.

DANCE: Salsa on the Square, 7 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free.

FAMILY: The Science of Pixar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $19.50, $15.50 ages 3-12.

FESTIVALS: Black Family Reunion: Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown.

FESTIVALS: August Summer Music Festival, 6-10 p.m. Ault Park Pavilion, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Live music by Floyd and the Walkmen, craft beer, wine, hard seltzer, and local favorite food trucks. Kids’ entertainment will be provided by Cincinnati Circus and Beech Acres from 6-8 p.m. Free admission.

MUSIC: Roots Revival: Dead Man String Band, Ray Vietti, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Thursdays June 2-Sept. 1. Free.

MUSIC: Music on the River: 24K Magic: Bruno Mars Tribute, Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. Free.

MUSIC: Concert in the Park: Forever Diamond, 7 p.m., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Delhi Township. Free.

MUSIC: Alicia Keys, PNC Pavilion.

MUSIC: River Whyless, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary.

OUTDOORS: Great Parks of Hamilton County National Night Out, 6-8 p.m., Winton Woods Harbor, 801 Lakeview Drive, Springfield Township. Enjoy animal ambassador encounters, a dunk tank, kids' driving course, golf demos, beer goggles course, K9 unit demos, free food and dessert, live music and more. Hosted by Great Parks Ranger Department. Free.

THEATER OPENING: Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. This epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this musical based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Runs Aug. 18-21.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N. Sixth St., Richmond. Free.

THEATER: Into the Woods, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. Runs Aug. 18 and Aug. 27. 859-957-1940;

Friday, August 19

ART: 2022-2023 Season Launch, 5-9 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. Community invited to visit galleries, classrooms, studios and performance, rehearsal and event spaces. Enjoy dinner by the bite, live music and a cash bar on the Riverview Terrace. Free.

COMEDY: Joe List, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Aug. 19-20.

EXPOS: Greater Cincinnati House & Outdoor Living Show, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Runs Aug. 19-21.

FESTIVAL: Black Family Reunion: Kickoff Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Word of Deliverance Ministries, 693 Fresno Road, Forest Park.

FESTIVAL: Black Family Reunion: Speaker Series, 7-9 p.m., Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave., Bond Hill.

FESTIVAL: Oktoberfest, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, Seven Mile Community Park, 1601 Park Ave., Seven Mile. German food and beer, Bavarian dancers, live music with the Klaberheads and more. Runs Aug. 19-20.

FESTIVAL: St. Bernadette Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, 1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia. 513-753-5566.

FESTIVAL: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 6-11 p.m. Friday, 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday, 5900 Buckwheat Road, Milford. 513-575-0119.

FESTIVAL: St. Mary Funfest, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sunday, 2853 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. 513-321-1207;

FILM: Float-In Movies: "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," 9:30 p.m., Winton Woods Harbor, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Rent a boat for $40 and enjoy film from water. Up to 4 persons per boat. Food and drinks for sale.

MUSIC: Fifth & Vine Live, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Friday: Dave Hause, Tooth Lures a Fang, Scarlet Street. Saturday: Mobley, Daniel in Stereo, Ryan Fine. Free.

MUSIC: Live at the Levee: Dat Band, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Weekly through Oct. 28. Free.

MUSIC: Del McCoury Band, Memorial Hall.

Del McCoury comes to Memorial Hall on Friday.
Del McCoury comes to Memorial Hall on Friday.

MUSIC: Whimmydiddle 2022, Friday-Saturday, RiversEdge Amphitheatre. Featuring Shovels & Rope, Charley Crockett, Larkin Poe, Sierra Ferrell and more.

SHOPPING: Charm at the Farm, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Charm at the Farm, 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. This open-air vintage market features more than 100 local and regional artisans and shops with an eclectic mix of vintage and homemade items, repurposed furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, gifts, food, drinks and entertainment. Friday is VIP only. Enjoy a free Barre fitness class at 9 a.m. Sunday. $19 VIP, $16 early bird Saturday, $11 general admission Saturday, $9 Sunday.

SPORTS: Florence Y'alls vs Schaumberg Boomers, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Runs Aug. 19-21.

THEATER OPENING: Little Shop of Horrors, Lyric Theater, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown. Meek floral assistant stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II," after his coworker crush. This version of the play contains new music arrangements and a new sexy twist. Runs Aug. 19-27. 513-425-7140;

THEATER OPENING: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Art Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, West Price Hill. Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows with all the attendant comic drama, this play by Neil Simon focuses on the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince.” Runs Aug. 19-Sept. 3.

THEATER: Tommi Lea's Groovy Get Down, 8 p.m., Reading Community Arts Center's Black Box Theatre, 415 W. Benson St., Reading. Wear your disco threads and enjoy some of Cincinnati's top musicians play 70s disco hits. $20, $15 advance.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Free.

Saturday, August 20

ART: Wave Pool Pool Party, noon-5 p.m., Wave Pool Gallery, corner of Rachel St. and Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Wear your swimwear and enjoy this art-filled summer pool party with experimental art, carnival games, live music, food, artist-made drinks, art making, waterslide and more than 40 artists. In collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center. Free.

BARS: I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl, 3-10 p.m., Blind Pig, 24 W. Third St., Downtown. Crawl starts at Blind Pig and includes Igby's, O'Malley's, Pilar, the Righteous Room and Rosedale OTR. $12.

CHARITY: 2022 Regional Gala & Afterparty, 5 p.m.-midnight, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Theme is "Factory or Flowers." Food, drinks, performances and more. Guest speakers include Mayor Aftab Pureval and Cal Cullen, emcee is Pam Kravetz. Benefits CAC. $250 VIP, $150. $20 afterparty.

COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. With Jamie Shriner Biddle, Kristin Carnes, Giles Chickering, June Dempsey and Luke Fegenbush. Hosted by Wayne Memmott and Bridget Denman.

FESTIVAL: Cincy Beerfest, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Parkway, West End. Regular admission: $45 includes 3 hours of event time, 25 beer/drink sampling tickets, 5 oz. acrylic mug. Early admission: $55 includes 4 hours of event time, 25 beer-drink sampling tickets, 5 oz. acrylic mug, access to The Pitch View Club with additional beers, photo opportunity with stadium backdrop, access to walk on outer walkway of pitch in front of the Bailey. Designated driver $25.

FESTIVAL: Hops in the Hangar, 4-9 p.m., Middletown Regional Airport, Hook Field, Middletown. Features more than 30 breweries and 90 beers, food trucks and airshow. Ages 21-up. $20-$60.

FESTIVAL: Black Family Reunion, noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sawyer Point Park, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Parade from 9 a.m.-noon starting from Avondale Town Center, 3529 Reading Road, Avondale. Family-friendly festival at Sawyer Point features activities, food, health screenings, live entertainment and more. Runs Aug. 18-21.

FESTIVAL: St. Philip's Heavenly Hole in One, 5:30-11 p.m., 5746 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne. Golf ball drop and social featuring food, bar, live music, kids games, poker, bourbon raffle, wine and bourbon samples and more.

FAMILY: LMA Chamber Cardboard Boat Regatta, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oeder's Lake, Hamilton Township. Family fun event challenges you to build a boat that hopefully floats. Crash & Sink Derby, food trucks and more.

The Little Miami Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Cardboard Boat Regatta on Oeder's Lake in Morrow on Saturday.
The Little Miami Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Cardboard Boat Regatta on Oeder's Lake in Morrow on Saturday.

MUSEUMS: Escape the Village, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Escape room-type challenge. Choose from "Morgan's Raiders of the Lost Art" or "Leaving the Station." $25.

MUSIC: Keehner Park Concert Series: Missing Pieces Band, 7-9 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester Township. Free.

MUSIC: Five for Fighting, Timberwolf Amphitheatre, Kings Island. With the Verve Pipe.

MUSIC: The Beths, Madison Theater.

MUSIC: Boyz II Men, Hard Rock Casino Ballroom.

SHOPPING: City Flea plus Kids Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission.

SHOPPING: Sacred Journey Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Holiday Inn & Suites, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. Family-friendly event with tarot readers, psychics, reiki practitioners, crystals, candles, metaphysical supplies and more. $10 weekend, $7 daily, free ages 12-under.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Carnegie Center, 3738 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum. Free.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Sharon Woods Cardinal Meadow, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Free.

Sunday, August 21

CHARITY: Dewey's Run to Raise Dough 5K, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Dewey's Pizza at Oakley Station, 3014 Madison Road, Oakley. Benefits Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Race, face painting, DJ, pizza, beer and pizza-shaped custom race medals to top 10 female and top 10 male finishers.

COMEDY: Hodgetwins, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. One night only.

EXPO: Erlanger Bridal Show, 1-5 p.m., Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger. Meet and chat with wedding vendors, cake designers, DJs, photographers, event decor and flower vendors. $5.

FILM: Czech Film Mini-Festival, 2-5 p.m., Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Includes long and short Czech movies Sundays through Sept. 11.

FOOD: Mimosa Fest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverfront Live, Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Ages 21-up. Mimosas, food and DJ. $15-up.

MUSIC: Lauv, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Hayley Kiyoko.

MUSIC: Twenty One Pilots, Heritage Bank Center.

MUSIC: Tommy Prine, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room.

SHOPPING: Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Over 200 dealers of antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden and architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, memorabilia, Americana, one-of-a kind finds and retro furniture. $6 early birds (6 a.m. entry), $4, free ages 12-under.

THEATER ENDING: Francine's Will, The Drama Workshop, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. Runs Aug. 5-21. 513-598-8303;

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Bicentennial Park, 7 Cherry St., Lebanon. Free.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: Twilight in the Gardens: Battle of the Chefs, Sept. 17, Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do this week: Aug. 15-21