Issues to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 1-7


Monday February 1st

MUSEUMS: Maya, the exhibition, Monday 10 am-4pm, Thursday-Sunday 10 am-4pm, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Closed Tuesday to Wednesday. This blockbuster exhibition with over 300 original Maya objects has been extended until April 4th. See loaned artifacts from Guatemala, each one describing the daily life, religion, politics, and innovations of the Maya. $ 14- $ 21.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: New vocal standards of jazz, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall OTR, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $ 8, $ 6 students.

THEATER / VIRTUAL: Series, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Know Theater, live streaming of 15-minute installments of 5 new plays. Select which participants will move on to Episode 2 and which will be eliminated. $ 5- $ 30.

Ensemble Theater

THEATER / VIRTUAL: Blues of the 20th century, Streaming on request via Ensemble Theater. A spontaneous snapshot behind bars, taken during a protest in the 1970s, sparked an eccentric friendship spanning four decades. Every year the friends meet again to snap a new picture that shows their changing selves. Runs from February 1st to February 1st. 14. $ 60 subscription for all virtual content through June or $ 10 for a 48-hour rental.

Tuesday February 2nd

BARS: Winner Week of the US Open Beer Championship, Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Experience 12 local medal winning beers for $ 30 on the wall of the brewery. Runs February 2-7.

MUSIC: music live for lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., downtown. Music from the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs. Free.

Wednesday February 3rd

ART: Johnny Coleman: And the Presence of Light, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs January 30th to February 30th. 27. Free.

ART: A Piece of My Mind: Quilts by Carolyn Mazloomi, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs January 30th to February 30th. 27. Free.

Carolyn Mazloomi

ART: Heather Jones: A Sense of Place Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs January 30th to February 30th. 27. Free.

Thursday February 4th

ART: Frank Duveneck: American master, Thursday 11am to 8pm, Friday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Comprehensive reassessment of the work of the most influential painter in Cincinnati history with the first comprehensive exhibition in more than 30 years. Expires March 28th. $ 10, $ 5 seniors and ages 6-17, free ages 5-under. Reservation needed.

COMEDY: Bill Bellamy, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Friday, 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 32.

Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Bellamy.

MUSIC: Bizet & Rodrigo’s concert by Aranjuez, Thursday, 7.30 p.m., Saturday, 7.30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Francois Lopez-Ferrer conducts the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to return to live performances for personal audiences with significantly reduced capacity. 513-381-3300;

THEATER: Garfield, the musical, Thursday through Friday 7 p.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Cincinnati Children’s Theater, 4015 Red Bank Road, Oakley. Personal, socially distant live performances. The show can also be streamed via Broadway On Demand. Runs from January 21st to February 21st. 14. $ 25 live performance, $ 18.95 digital pass.

Friday February 5th

ART OPENING: Emerge: 2021 MFA Show, Friday from 12pm to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Center for Contemporary Art, 44 E. 6th St., Downtown. Exhibits works by graduates of the University of Cincinnati and Miami University’s MFA programs. Works by Hannah Fox, Josie Roebuck, Cody Schriever and Natalie Miczikus.

OPENING OF THE MUSEUM: dimensions in the testimony, Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. With the help of special recording and display techniques, visitors to this permanent exhibition can make two-dimensional representations of Holocaust survivors and receive answers in real time.

MUSEUMS: Built to last: Taft Historic House at 200, Friday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. The historic Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft house will be 200 years old in 2020. Discover the history of the oldest surviving wooden residence in downtown Cincinnati, which is still in its original location. Expires June 6th. Limited capacity and time-controlled entry reservations. $ 10, $ 8 seniors, free for members, active military, and under 18.

MUSIC / VIRTUAL: Winter Festival: Opera from Sistah’s point of view, 7:30 p.m. Streaming on the Cincinnati Opera. The international opera superstar Angela Brown demystifies classical operatic acts and celebrates the diversity of the opera characters through the stories and voices of the black singers. Free. To register:

Angela Brown plays the lead role

MUSIC / VIRTUAL: CSO proof: The MetaSimulacrum Vol. 1, Friday, 7 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This supergroup concert offers an interdisciplinary digital platform with alternative reality, designed by composer William Brittelle. 513-381-3300;

Saturday February 6th

ART: Anila Quayyum Agha: All the flowers are for me, Saturday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. The popular exhibition, which will be shown for the first time in 2017, features a work by the Pakistani and American artist who creates immersive installations by manipulating light. Runs through May 30th. Free. Reservation needed.

AUCTION: Car auction of the confiscated unit, 9:00 a.m., Cincinnati Police Impound Lot, 3425 Spring Grove Ave., Camp Washington. The public inspection of the vehicles will take place on Friday, February 5th, at 3 p.m. The winners must remove the vehicles from the lot by close of business on Tuesday. A list of the vehicles in the auction block and the general terms and conditions can be found at and click “Services & Payments” then “Police Auctions”.

CHARITY / VIRTUAL: My furry Valentine’s Day. Runs online February 6-14. It’s the 10th year for this mega adoption event, which is going virtual this year due to the pandemic. View adoptable animals, schedule meet and greets, fill out adoption applications, schedule pickups, learn about caring for homeless pets, and more. Dog adoption fees will be reduced by $ 25, while cat adoption fees will be reduced to just $ 10 during the event.

My furry Valentine's Day is a great time to adopt a pet.

HEALTH: Cincinnati Riverfront Volksmarch, 10 a.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, downtown. Super Bowl walk. Wear your favorite team jersey. $ 3 per person.

SHOPPING: Forage Grand Opening, 11 a.m., Futter, 320 W. Fourth St., downtown. Buy indoor plants, curated goods, and more.

SHOPPING: Koko Grand Opening, 11 a.m., Koko, 318 W. Fourth St., downtown. Sustainable living shop open to the public.

SHOPPING: Small Business Saturday, 11 am-2pm, Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum. A local small business pop-up window visits the taproom every week. This week: Lightning Horse Industries, designer of t-shirts and prints.

TOURS: The Original Findlay Market Tour, 3 p.m., Findlay Market, Race Street 1801, over the Rhine. Tasting tour with stops at several restaurants and grocery stores. Food is served outdoors whenever possible and all recommended Covid-19 protocols are followed. Masks are required except when eating or drinking. Enough food for lunch plus a glass of beer or wine. $ 60.

TOURS: Rhine tour, 11 am-2pm, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Experience the historic Findlay Market, meet the vendors, and enjoy some samples during this 90-minute tour. The tour is currently conducted almost exclusively outdoors. All Covid-19 protocols are followed and masks are required except when eating and drinking. $ 30.

Sunday February 7th

MUSIC: Choral Evensong, 5 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., downtown. Free.

looking ahead

FESTIVALS: Cincinnati Coffee Festival, October 23 to 24, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Presents local and regional coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers. Taste goods, enjoy latte art, presentations and live music.

CHARITY / MUSIC: February 7th is the last day on which you can reserve your order for the virtual Valentine’s Day concert from February 20th to 12th between 8pm and 9pm. Exclusive virtual performances by students from the Music Resource Center, cheese and sausage boards from Urban Stead with wine / beer pairings and Valentine’s Day toast. Day of parcel collection between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Benefits Music Resource Center. Zoom link via email on the day of the show. $ 65 Cheese, Pretzel, and Beer Package, $ 150 Wine and Cheese Board Package.