Issues to do close to me? What to do in Cincinnati this weekend

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1. Go This Route: The Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

Shoes, wonderful shoes! ON new exhibition for unusual shoes opens Saturday at the Taft Museum of Art (316 Pike St., downtown). From silk boudoir shoes designed for the 1867 Paris Exhibition to leather spectator pumps from the early 1940s signed by the New York Yankees, this foot-tasting display features more than 100 eye-catching pairs of shoes spanning nearly 200 years and several countries.

Due to the pandemic, the museum is only being used to a limited extent. You must therefore make a timed reservation in advance. Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for seniors. Entry is free for active military personnel under the age of 18 and museum members. Also note that entry to the museum is always free on Sundays. The museum is open Friday to Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition runs from February 27th to June 6th. taftmuseum.org.

2. Future retrieval: close in parallel

Another new exhibit that opens this weekend is Future Retrieval: Close Parallel at the Cincinnati Art Museum (953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams). This exhibit features artwork from the museum’s permanent collection reinterpreted by former Cincinnati faculty members Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis. They use images and shapes from historical objects to create new art.

The exhibition spans two museum galleries, where the couple have constructed an unconventional response to objects “borrowed” from the museum’s collection of decorative art and design. The exhibition opens Friday and runs until August 29th. Guests should limit their visit to 2 hours. Masks must always cover the nose and mouth. Online reservation required. The museum is open Friday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

Olanna Donaldson, 5, rides in a bumper car on the opening day of the UC Health Ice Rink in Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

3. UC Health Ice Rink Final Weekend

Can you believe it’s almost March After all the snow and ice, warmer weather is definitely welcome. However, the coming March also signals the end of ice skating at the UC Health Ice Rink in Fountain Square. If you haven’t had the pleasure of gliding through the frozen oval or pounding in the bumper cars, this weekend is your last chance.

If you want to get into the icy action, you need to make a reservation. Bumper cars plus skating cost $ 15, while pure skating sessions cost $ 10. Ice-skating-only sessions last 60 minutes and bumper cars plus skating sessions last 90 minutes. Also note that masks are required for input. The opening times are from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Fountain Square is located at 520 Vine St., Downtown. myfountainsquare.com.


Know theater.

4. “Theater: A Love Story”

The latest virtual offer from the Know Theater is a world premiere of digital theater – a theater and art installation about love, catastrophe, capitalism, climate problems and of course theater. Presented in collaboration with the directors Tamara Winters, Daryl Harris and Brant Russell, the actors AJ Baldwin, Montez O. Jenkins-Copeland, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy and Nathan Tubbs as well as the dance company Pones Inc., it is a true live stream that is blended with recorded footage is. Famed playwright Caridad Svich’s boldly poetic script peeled back the layers of conventional storytelling to reveal the raw, beating heart of the performance.

“Theater: A Love Story” opens Friday and streams online through Know Theater until March 27th. Tickets cost $ 5 to $ 30. knowtheatre.com.

5. “Inside our gates”

The restoration of Oscar Micheaux’s most famous film will be streamed for free through the Cincinnati World Cinema until February. Micheaux’s film was made over 100 years ago and is the earliest surviving feature film by a black director. It is a compelling counterpoint to DW Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” and was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

The film with Evelyn Preer and Floy Clements was believed to have been lost for decades until a single print was discovered in Spain in the 1970s. In 1993, the Library of Congress Film Conservation Center restored the film as closely as possible to the original. A new score was created for the film by Paul Dennis Miller, also known as DJ Spooky. cincyworldcinema.org/films.

The Bell Event Center is hosting the Bridal Show this Saturday.

Honorable Mention: The Bridal Show

The Bell Event Center (444 Reading Road, Pendleton) is hosting a wedding show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday You have the opportunity to meet with wedding specialists and search for vendors to help plan the wedding of your dreams. Free bags, champagne and appetizers. Cashbox. Registration is required as capacity is limited. eventbrite.com.

The audience for the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras in the Music Hall is limited to 300 for the winter-spring season.

Honorable Mention: Carnival!

Take a trip to the sunny shores of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and beyond with John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops to celebrate sophisticated sounds and romantic rhythms from the southern hemisphere. The personal shows take place in the Music Hall (1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine) and the seating capacity is limited to 300. Saturday The evening performance is already sold out and there are only limited tickets available for the shows at 2 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $ 25. 513-381-3300; cincinnatisymphony.org.

Bruce Bruce visits the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Liberty Township this weekend.

Honorable Mention: Bruce Bruce

Bruce Bruce is known for his impressive improvisation skills, sharp wit and spontaneous comedic style. He appeared in two seasons of “Comic View” on BET and was part of the Real Mike Epps Tour. Bruce not only starred in his own special, Comedy Central Presents, but also made guest appearances in music videos with artists like Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins. He’s visiting the Funny Bone Comedy Club this weekend. Friday and Saturday Shows are already sold out. Tickets are still available for 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The Funny Bone Comedy Club is located at 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 35. liberty.funnybone.com.