Issues to do in Cincinnati this week: June 21-27


Monday, June 21

FAMILY: Butterflies of Bali, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Timed ticket entry. Runs May 8-Sept. 6. Reservations:

FESTIVALS: OTR Film Fest Line-up Reveal, 5 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Join LADD for a first look of the 2021 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival film line-up, happening July 8-11. Free.

HEALTH: Outdoor Fitness Series, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Rotating series of HIIT, boot camp and zumba every Tuesday June 1-Aug. 31.

MUSIC: Make Music Day, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Free outdoor music celebration with performances. Parks, coffee shops, restaurants, front porches and businesses throughout region host musicians.

RECREATION: Trivia on the Square, 6-8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly through Oct. 11. Free.

Tuesday, June 22

MUSEUMS: From the Mound to the Hill: Jim Bunning, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Exhibit of Northern Kentucky’s Jim Bunning and his Major League Baseball career as well as his political career. Runs through August. $9, $8 ages 60-up, $5 ages 3-17, free members. 859-491-4003;

MUSEUMS: Diverse Diamond: Negro, Cuban and Latin American Baseball, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Includes photos, programs, artifacts and autographs of players. $9, $8 ages 60-up, $5 ages 3-17, free members. 859-491-4003;

MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1-Aug. 31.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Bramble Park, 6300 Bramble Ave., Madisonville. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Free.

THEATER/VIRTUAL: To Be Black, streaming through June 27. Sponsored by Cincinnati Black Theatre Artist Collective and Falcon Theatre. $15. or

TOURS: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Guided tours of historic home. $10, $4 ages 7-13, free ages 6-under. Discounts on Thursdays for seniors and veterans. 812-926-0087;

VIRTUAL: Rookwood Pottery, 2 p.m. via Cincinnati Museum Center. Learn history of Rookwood Pottery, discuss and view examples of tiles found in Cincinnati and throughout the U.S.

Wednesday, June 23

ART OPENING: SOS Art: For a Better World 2019, 2020 & 2021, noon-5 p.m., The Annex Gallery at Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. Exhibit of the original drawings and poems of three annual books of poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists. Runs Wednesday-Saturday June 23-July 31. Free.

COMEDY: Nimesh Patel, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $25.

Catch comedian Nimesh Patel at Funny Bone Comedy Club.

FAMILY: Summer Series for Kids, noon-1 p.m., Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Every Wednesday in June and July the museum hosts fun activities for kids and families.

FAMILY: Dinosaur Adventure, Wednesday-Sunday, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Drive-thru adventure lasts 30-45 minutes. See life-sized dinosaurs from safety of vehicle. $49.99 per car.

FILM: Summer Cinema, 9-11 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Bring It On. Free. 

MUSIC: Party on the Purple, 6-10:30 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Ohio River between Cincinnati and Newport. Summer series features live music, food trucks and drinks. Runs May 5-Aug. 4. This week: HiFi Honey. 

MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Live reggae music. Runs weekly May 12-Oct. 13. Free.

MUSIC: Wednesdays in the Woods, 7-9 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Live music from Kathy Wade. Free.

Thursday, June 24

COMEDY: Clean Comedy: Ladies, Let’s Get Real, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $30.

DANCING: Salsa on the Square, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly dance series with live salsa bands. Runs May 6-Sept. 30. Free.

FESTIVALS: Panegyri To-Go Greek Festival, 5-8 p.m. Thursday (preview evening), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Order delicious Greek gyros, pastitsio, pizza, sides and pastries online for pick-up. 513-591-0030;

Pick up your favorite Greek goodies at Panegyri To Go.

MUSIC: Music on the River, 7-9 p.m., Civic Park, 111 E. High St., Lawrenceburg. Family-friendly atmosphere with live music, food trucks, vendors and beer garden. Bring lawn chairs. Free. This week: 7 Bridges.

MUSIC: Roots Revival, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

MUSIC: The Takeover, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township. Free live music Thursdays June-August. This week: Thunderstruck.

TOURS: Current Exhibitions, 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Staff-led tours of current exhibits. Free. Reservations: [email protected].

Friday, June 25

ART: Final Friday, 5-9 p.m., Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. Center is open to the public the final Friday of each month to view and purchase art directly from the artists. Over 250 artists in four buildings. Artist of the month is Gabrielle McFarland, studio 1000. $5 valet parking available at the door. Special event for June benefits Rosemary’s Babies. 513-421-4339;

CHARITY/ART: Double Vision XII, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton. Live and silent auctions, light bites, music and cash bar. Free, but reservations required.

COMEDY: TJ Miller, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs June 25-26. $32.

TJ MIller will perform this weekend at Funny Bone Comedy Club.

FAMILY/HOLIDAY: Union Celebrates America, 6:30 p.m., Ryle High School, Games for kids, food trucks, live music by DV8 and fireworks.

FESTIVALS: Rockin’ Taco Festival, 5-11 p.m. Friday, non-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Covington Plaza at the Roebling Bridge, Covington. Creative tacos and taco-inspired food, beer, margaritas and live music.

FESTIVALS: The Festival at St. John XXIII, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sunday, St. John XXIII, 3806 Manchester Road, Middletown. Runs June 25-27. Rides, drinks, raffles, games, food, alumni Mass 3 p.m. Sunday, spaghetti dinner 7 p.m. Sunday and more. 

FILM: Float-in Movies at Lake Isabella, 9:30 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland. Watch film from boat. Boats can be rented for $40 for up to 4 people. This week: Wonder Woman 1984.

FILM: Outdoor Movie Series, dusk, Bandshell at Devou Park. Hosted by the City of Covington Parks & Rec. Popular movies shown on large, outdoor screens.

FILM: Hollywood Drive-In Theater, 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1538 Cedar Ave., College Hill. Friday: Hairspray. Saturday: Wonder Woman 1984. $25 per car.

MUSIC: Fitton on the Hill, 7 p.m., Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Presented by Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Series of live performances includes pop, rock, jazz, theater and kids shows.

MUSIC: Concerts in the Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Victory Park, 2078 Mills Ave., Norwood. This week: The Norwoodians. Free.

MUSIC: Fifth and Vine Live, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. This week: This Pine Box and Tastefull with SugaDaisy. Free.

MUSIC: Friday Flow, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Gateway Grizzlies, 7 p.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Northwoods Park, 5400 Northwoods Lane, Norwood. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Free.

Saturday, June 26

ART: Inside Out: An Affirming Epiphany, 2-5 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 970 Purcell Ave., East Price Hill. Panel presentation and Q&A on LGBTQ, and poetry readings. Information: Curator Saad Ghosn, [email protected].

CHARITY/HEALTH: Arts4Wellness, 7:45, 9, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m., TQL Stadium, West End. Sponsored by ArtsWave. Enjoy up to 4 yoga classes. Free with ArtsWave donation.

FAMILY: Enjoy the Arts at Parks, 1-5 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Performances by Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., Bacchanal Steel Band and Bi-Okoto. Free.

MUSIC: Keehner Park Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester. This week: West Chester Symphony Orchestra.

MUSIC: Summer Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, 205 E. Sharon Road, Glendale. Live music on the lawn every Saturday in June-July. This week: The Tracy Walker Band.

MUSIC: Amped Up Concert Series, Schott Amphitheatre at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Live music on select Fridays and Saturdays. Runs 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Saturdays. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. This week: The Vicarious. 

MUSIC: Karrikin Summer Music Series, 7 p.m., Karrikin Spirits, 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax. This week: Wake the Bear. Free.

RECREATION: YMCA Forge Trail Ultra Run, 8 a.m., Countryside YMCA, Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail, 1699 Deerfield Road, Lebanon. 24-hour, overnight run/walk. Choose to do 26.2 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles during this continuous run. Ages 16-up. $40. Register by June 25.

RECREATION: Biergarten Experience at Germania Park, 5-10 p.m., Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. Enjoy German bier, food, music and games. Free admission.

SHOPPING: Red Dog’s Mutt Market, noon-3 p.m., Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason. More than 20 local small businesses on-site with pet goodies for sale. Adoptable dogs from Cincinnati Animal CARE.

Meet adoptable puppers at Sonder Brewing on Saturday during Red Dog's Mutt Market.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 1 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Free.

VOLUNTEER: Neighborhood and Trail Clean-up, 10 a.m., corner of Republic and Green St., Over-the-Rhine. Join Cornerstone Renter Equity and the Brewing Heritage Trail for clean-up of several blocks. Bring gloves and wear old clothing. Register: [email protected].

Sunday, June 27

CHARITY/PRIDE WEEK: Wigs & Waffles, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fueled Collective, 3825 Edwards Road, Norwood. Celebrate Pride 2021 at a drag brunch benefitting Lighthouse Youth & Family Services’ LGBTQ+ programs. $49, includes brunch, open bar and drag show.

COMEDY: Dope City Comedy Tour, 7 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $25.

PRIDE WEEK: Pride Drag Brunch, 11 a.m., Below Zero Cabaret, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Drag queens pay tribute to Studio 54. A Catered Affair prepares 3 courses to choose from. All ages welcome. Reservations sold as 2 and 4 seat tables, $31 per person.

SHOPPING: Pride Market, noon-6 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Shop outdoor market featuring LGBTQ-owned and affirming businesses. Free.

THEATER: Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Washington Park, 1410 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Free.

TOURS: Madisonville Garden Tour, noon-4 p.m. Self-guided tour begins at Roe Park, 6400 Roe St., Madisonville. 10 homes featuring water gardens, shade, sun, native pollinator and vegetable gardens are open for viewing. Visit gardens of an original Sears Kit home and a home built in 1895. Optional donations benefit Madisonville Beautification Committee.

TOURS: Historic Mount Adams Walking Tours, 1 p.m., Mount Adams Bar & Grill, 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams. 2-hour guided walking tour of neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and mask. Runs Sundays through Oct. 31. Benefits Mount Adams Civic Association. $10.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Golf Outing, July 17, Kenton County Golf Course, 3908 Richardson Road, Independence. $60. Contact: Joe Brennan 859-384-2411 or John Wenderfer 859-371-1260.