Issues to do in Cincinnati this week: March 15-21


Monday March 15th

FOOD: Cry Babies BBQ Pop-Up, Monday to Tuesday 5:45 p.m. – 9:15 a.m., Taft’s Ale House, 1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Each ticket is valid for a time slot of 1 hour. 513-853-5021;

MUSIC: Jazz in Memo: Both Sides Now: A Jazz Homage to Folk Classics, 7 p.m., OTR Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., above the Rhine. $ 8, $ 6 students.

THEATER: The agitators, Streaming on demand through Falcon Theater. They have been moving the nation and each other for 45 years. They met as young abolitionists in 1840 and became cultural icons. They are Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Their stormy, decades-long friendship is the subject of this production, which was written by the playwright Mat Smart. Streaming until March 20th. $ 15.

Tuesday March 16

MUSIC: music live for lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., downtown. This week: The wrong French.

Wednesday March 17th

ART: New images of people Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wave Pool Gallery, 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. The exhibition shows the radical way in which contemporary artists deal with the figure. Entry by reservation and timed to ensure safe social distancing. Runs March 13th to May 1st. Free.

ART: Steffani Jemison: End over end, Center for Contemporary Art, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. Runs March 5th through August 5th. 8. Closed Sunday to Tuesday.

The exhibition End Over End by the artist Steffani Jemison can be seen in the Contemporary Arts Center.

ART: Joan Tanner: Mistake, Center for Contemporary Art, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. Runs March 5th through August 5th. 8. Closed Sunday to Tuesday.

ART: Social Recession, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 55th annual NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational. Runs March 13th to April 24th.

BARS: The Alice: An impressive cocktail experience, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM Wednesday-Thursday, 7:00 PM Sunday, 140 Marian Spencer Way, Downtown. The 90-minute pop-up adventure takes you through the mirror into a theater experience with alternative reality. Create 2 bespoke cocktails, solve puzzles and challenges, play croquet with a flamingo, devour “eat me” cakes and much more. $ 45.

THEATER / VIRTUAL: Lena: A moment with a lady Streaming March 17-31 through the Cincinnati Arts Association. Lena Horne portrayed by Broadway star Syndee Winters. $ 6.

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival at Home, a virtual tasting experience, takes place on Thursday.

Thursday March 18th

FESTIVALS / VIRTUAL: Cincinnati International Wine Festival at home, virtual tasting experience. Limited number of tickets available.

VIRTUAL: Midwest Storytellers Project: Growing Up, 7pm, online streaming over, and

VIRTUAL: An evening with Samantha Power, 7 p.m. via zoom. Virtual conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former US Ambassador to the United Nations. The hosts are the Holocaust & Humanity Center and the Cincy Upstander Project. $ 30, including the author’s new book, Raising an Idealist. Only $ 10 virtual event.

VIRTUAL: American Chestnut Restoration, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. via zoom. The American chestnut was once a dominant native forest tree species in the eastern United States. Learn more about the efforts to restore this species. Free of charge, but registration required.

Friday March 19th

COMEDY: Kountry Wayne, 7 p.m. and 9.15 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 84 2-person table, $ 168 4-person table.

Kountry Wayne Colley will be performing at the Funny Bone Comedy Club this weekend.

THEATER: Fitton Outside the Box: Cocktails & Cabaret, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tano’s Bistro, 150 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton. Fitton Centers Live Performance Series with Two Sketchy Dames. Reservations: 513-795-8654;

Saturday 20th March

COMEDY: Brewery Comedy Tour, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wooden Cask Brewery, 629 York St., Newport. 2-4 comedians appear. $ 13.

BARS: BLACK, 6 p.m., Mixwell’s Gardens Bar, 3935 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Join the DJs Revelator and Dr. Martin to the Industrial Dance Night. Masks required.

FASHION SHOWS: Spring Equinox Fashion Show, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Switch, 312 W. Fourth St., downtown. Celebrate the creatives in the community. 10 designers, 40 models, live DJ, live performances, providers and more. Cashbox. $ 50 VIP, $ 30 Gen.

MUSIC: The Nailers Album Release with Bundy and The Spins, 7:30 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $ 10.

MUSIC: Rumpke Mountain Boys, 3 p.m., Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End. Outdoor show for all ages. Tickets are sold at tables for 4 to 6 to 8 or 10 people. $ 15.

MUSIC: DV8 & Sweet Sister Mercy, 4:30 p.m., Blue Note, 9660 Dry Fork Road, Harrison. $ 8. Ages 21 and over.

SHOPPING: winter market, Noon-5pm, Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Every third Saturday from January to April. Shop for plants, gluten-free baked goods, dog treats, jams, jellies, and other handcrafted craft items. Free admission.

Shop for homemade baked goods and more at the Big Ash Brewing Winter Market.

Sunday March 21st

OUTDOORS: Vernal Equinox Drum Celebration, 4: 10-7: 55pm, Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Celebrate the first day of spring at the Mystical Orient Gardens with drumming, dancing and fellowship. No pets. Bring a chair, snacks, and favorite percussion.

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CHARITY: Concours d’Elegance, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 13, Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Lane, Mount Lookout. This classic car show features 13 classes of classic, vintage and exotic automobiles and motorcycles. It also covers all aspects of racing, special exhibitions, Lincoln 100th Anniversary, Jaguar E-Type 60th Anniversary, The Z 50th Anniversary, original and modified, and Microcars. Tickets are on sale now. Benefits of the Arthritis Foundation’s juvenile arthritis programs. $ 15- $ 25.

FOOD / THEATER: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, 18.-22. March 25-26 March, Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. With Duffy Hudson and Sharpo Murder Mysteries. $ 59.95. 513-385-9309;

SUMMER CAMPS: Summer camp at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater The registration is now open. Various personal camps take place from Monday to Friday, June 7th to July 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., over the Rhine, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THEATER / VIRTUAL OPENING: Dramatic reading by Side Man, Streaming via Ensemble Theater. This Tony Award winning piece, directed by D. Lynn Meyers, tells the life of a trumpeter’s broken family as it steers the decline of jazz as popular entertainment. Runs March 22nd through April 4th. $ 10 for a 48 hour rental.