Issues to do in Cincinnati this week: June 7-13


Monday, June 7

ART OPENING: Annual Student Show, 9 a.m., Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Parkway. Featuring work from student artists. Runs June 7-July 1.

CHARITY: Tee Up for Tender Mercies, 11 a.m., Wetherington Golf & Country Club, 7337 Country Club Lane, West Chester Township. 18-hole, 4-person scramble format, lunch, dinner and on-course beverages and snacks.

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:

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

Tuesday, June 8

DANCE/THEATER/VIRTUAL: Candid Conversations: Stono, 7:30 p.m. via zoom. Conversation about the largest insurrection of enslaved Africans in North America, which happened Sept. 9, 1739 in South Carolina on the banks of the Stono River. $10 conversation and presentation.

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: 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.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Evansville Otters, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence.

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;

Wednesday, June 9

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.

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

MUSIC: Party on the Purple, 6-10:30 p.m., Festival Park, One Levee Way, Newport. Summer series features live music, food trucks and drinks. Runs May 5-Aug. 4. This week: Pandora Effect.

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 Lauren Eylise. Free.

Thursday, June 10

COMEDY: California Girl Tour, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. One night only. $25.

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.

Kishore Bhageshpur of Hyde Park and Brenda Karimkhan of Cincinnati dance at Fountain Square's Salsa on the Square in 2016.

MUSEUMS: Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine, 6 p.m. June 10, Jane’s at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Quarterly lecture series returns to in-person events with celebration of the 5-year anniversary of Findlay Kitchen.

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. This week: The Motown Sounds of Touch. Free.

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

Friday, June 11

COMEDY: Tony Roberts, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs June 11-13. $20.

COMMUNITY: Block Party, 5-11 p.m., AGAR parking lot, 1205 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Live music by Young Heirlooms, The Lions Rampant and DJ Prymtime. Free.

FAMILY: Kids Bike Rodeo, 1-3 p.m., Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Crosby Township. Ages 4-12 can hang out with park rangers and enjoy fun activities, contests, learning stations and receive a free bicycle helmet. Kids should bring own bikes to the event. Participation times offered every 20 minutes and pre-registration is required.

Kids ages 4-12 can get a free bicycle helmet during the Bike Rodeo at Miami Whitewater Forest on Friday.

FESTIVALS: Little River Bluegrass Festival, Little River Bar & Grill, corner of Oregonia and Emmons Road, Oregonia. Runs June 11-13. Primitive camping available at Tonic True Nature Reserve.

FESTIVALS: Vorsommerfest, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. This “pre-summer” event is a temporary replacement for Schwabenfest this year. Enjoy homemade German-style dinner, local festival food, German and American beer, shots, wine and seltzers, live music and a relaxing evening with family and friends. Runs June 11-12.  $5 per day. Tickets required.

FILM: Hollywood Drive-In Theater, 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1538 Cedar Ave., College Hill. Friday: Despicable Me. Saturday: Black Panther. $25 per car.

MUSIC: Inhailer Radio Four Year Anniversary, 6-11 p.m., Fretboard Brewing Co., 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash. Live music with Carriers and Physco. DJs broadcasting from venue. All ages until 9 p.m., then 21-up. Free admission.

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: Fifth and Vine Live, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Weekly concert series through Sept. 4. Free.

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

MUSIC: Walnut Hills Music Series, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Esoteric Brewing Co., 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Runs June 11-12, June 18, June 25-26. Hosted by Cincinnati Music Accelerator. Free.

MUSIC: Karrikin Summer Music Series, 7 p.m., Karrikin Spirits, 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax. This week: Ryan Klein. Free.

SHOPPING: Charm at the Farm, 4-8 p.m. Friday (VIP only), 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (early bird) and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. Vintage market.

Saturday, June 12

ART: Inside Out: An Affirming Epiphany, 2-5 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 970 Purcell Ave., East Price Hill. Book launch and poetry readings in conjunction with exhibit of self-portraits and statements by transgender individuals with responsive poems by Greater Cincinnati poets. Runs June 1-July 3. Information: Curator Saad Ghosn, [email protected].

FAMILY/DAYTRIP: Operation: Dinosaur, 4-7 p.m., National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1100 Spaatz St., Fairborn. Junior paleontologists can see realistic dinosaurs that move, blink, open their mouths and roar, enjoy dinosaur question games, tornado demonstrations, a youth fossil dig and dinosaur-related giveaways. Building 2 is a designated “roar-free zone” for those with sensory sensitivity. Museum’s simulators will have prehistoric-themed rides, including a movie ride titled “Dino Safari” and a virtual reality ride called “Dive into Prehistoric Seas VR.” Museum is free, rides cost extra.

MUSIC: Summer Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, 205 E. Sharon Road, Glendale. This week: Mike Wade & the Nasty Nati Brass Band.

SHOPPING: Hamilton Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Marcum Park, 106 N. Second St., Hamilton. Free.

SHOPPING: Second Saturday Flea Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laurel Bend, 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth. Runs the second Saturday of each month Feb. 13-Dec. 11. Market is both indoors and outside. Vendors of all kinds. 

SHOPPING: The O.F.F. Market, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Runs June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11. 

SHOPPING: City Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m., City of Bellevue.

SHOPPING: Arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hueston Woods State Park, Doty Pioneer Farm, 6924 Brown Road, Oxford. Juried show representing artisans from the region. Tours of the Doty Homestead and Pioneer Barn available through event. Food, beverages and live music. Runs June 12-13. $4, free ages under 12.

TOURS OPENING: Tenement Life South of Liberty Tour, 10 a.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 2-hour walking tour led by guides from OTR Museum. $15.

TOURS: Built On Beer Walking Tour, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 90-minute outdoor walking tour features story of brewing evolution of city’s historic breweries. Includes visit into vast subterranean lager cellars of Jackson Brewery (non-operating). Runs April 2-June 27. $25.

TOURS: Brewers & Barons Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 2-hour outdoor walking tour includes visit into subterranean lagering cellars of Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery. Runs weekends May 1-June 27. $25.

TOURS: Brewers & Barons Walking Tour, Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. 2-hour outdoor walking & streetcar tour includes outside visits to Hudepohl Bottling Facility, Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery and Kauffman Brewery Malthouse. Runs weekends May 1-June 27. $25.

TOURS: Built On Beer Walking Tour, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. 90-minute outdoor walking tour features story of brewing evolution of city’s historic breweries. Includes visit into vast subterranean lager cellars of Jackson Brewery (non-operating). Runs March 20-June 27. $25.

Sunday, June 13

CHARITY: Concours d’Elegance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Lane, Mount Lookout. This classic car show features 13 classes of classic, vintage and exotic automobiles and motorcycles. It also includes all aspects of racing, special displays, the 100th anniversary of Lincoln, 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, 50th anniversary of The Z, original and modified, and Microcars. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis programs of the Arthritis Foundation. $15-$25.

CHARITY: Bikers Against Hunger Poker Run, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Indian Motorcycle Parking Lot, 10855 Dixie Hwy, Walton. Gates open 10 a.m., blessing of the bikes at noon followed by poker run, silent auction, live music, refreshments and more. Sponsored by Tri-State Two Wheelers. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. 

DANCING: Dance in the Fort, 2-4 p.m., Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas. 

FAMILY: Special Olympics Hamilton County Opening Ceremony Celebration, noon-6 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

FOOD: The British Invasion Drag Brunch, 11 a.m., Below Zero Cabaret, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Drag queens pay tribute to British pop icons. A Catered Affair prepares 3 courses to choose from. Reservations sold as 2 and 4 seat tables, $31 per person.

Drag queens pay tribute to British pop icons at Sunday's

MUSEUMS: Harriet’s Birthday Party, 1-4 p.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Outdoor, community celebration. Costumed reenactors, live music, play 19th-century games and more. Free.

NEIGHBORHOOD: Court Street Opening, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 54 E. Court St., Downtown. Celebrate completion of renovations to Court St. between Vine and Walnut with classic car cruise-in, entertainment, food and beverages. Free.

Celebrate the reopening of Court Street between Walnut and Vine St. this weekend. Pictured: A rendering of Court Street after the proposed sidewalk widening.

TOURS: The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains, noon, Cathedral Basilica, 325 W. Eighth St., West End. Guided tours the second Sunday of each month. Free, but reservations required by Friday. 513-263-3374.

TOURS: Garden and History Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Township. Free, self-guided tour. Brochure available:

TOURS: Brunch, Beer and Breweries Tour, 11 a.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Brunch, beer tastings and a behind-the-scenes tour of brewpub. Catch streetcar to Brewery District to learn about brewing history and visit underground lagering cellar. Includes 6-8 beer samples and brunch. Runs Sundays April 18-June 20. $55.

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: Golf for Kids, Sept. 20, Oasis Golf Club, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland. Hosted by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Benefits the Work Readiness Initiative.