Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 20-26

by | Sep 19, 2021 | Golf Courses

Monday, Sept. 20

CHARITY: Golf for Kids, 10 a.m., Oasis Golf Club, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland. Hosted by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Contest holes, raffles, bottle pull, lunch, dinner and awards. Benefits the Work Readiness Initiative.

CONCERTS: The Killers, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. 

CONCERTS: Megadeth and Lamb of God, PNC Pavilion. With Trivium and Hatebreed.

FOOD: Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week. 3-course meals for $26, $36, $46. 

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:40 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Great American Ball Park, Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown.

THEATER: Cirque Alcatraz, 7:30 p.m., Florence Mall parking lot, 2028 Mall Road, Florence. Runs Sept. 16-26.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

ART: Walter Farmer: Mementoes & Photographs, Schiff Library & Archives, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. New donation of papers and photographs sheds light on Farmer’s life beyond his work as Director of the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point in Germany, where thousands of artworks stolen by the Nazis were gathered at the end of WWII. On view through Oct. 3.

CONCERTS: Jonas Brothers, Riverbend Music Center. With Kelsea Ballerini. 

CONCERTS: Taking Back Sunday, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. 

CONCERTS: Five For Fighting with String Quartet, Memorial Hall. With Elizabeth and the Catapult.

Five for Fighting at Memorial Hall will consist of John Ondrasik and a string quartet.

RECREATION: US Women’s National Soccer Team Pregame Watch Party, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

SPORTS: International Friendly: US National Women’s Soccer Team vs Paraguay, 7:30 p.m., TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End.

THEATER OPENING: Pipeline, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities they’ll never have. But when an explosive incident at his prestigious private school threatens to get him expelled, will all her efforts be lost? A compelling, must-see portrait of parenthood, education, and the experience of young black men in America. Runs Sept. 21-Oct. 16. $35-up.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

COMEDY: Heather Land, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up.

CONCERTS: Al Di Meola, Memorial Hall.

CONCERTS: Anberlin, Bogart’s. With The Early November. 

DEBATE: David Mann and Aftab Pureval, 7 p.m., Xavier University’s Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston. Mayoral debate sponsored by The Enquirer, Xavier University and WVXU. Free, but tickets required.

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

Thursday, Sept. 23

CHARITY/COMEDY: Comedy for Concussions with Kevin Nealon, 8 p.m., LaSalle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Green Township. Benefits Brain Injury Research Foundation. $75.

CHARITY: Women’s Outdoor Fashion Show, 6-10 p.m., MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. Benefits Adventure Crew and Roads Rivers and Trails. Tickets include 2 beers and light bites. $40.

COMEDY: MOTRMouth Comedy, 8 p.m., MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.

DANCE: 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.

DANCE: Kaplan New Works in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. 950 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Runs Sept. 23-26.

Taylor Carrasco, a member of the Cincinnati Ballet’s corps de ballet, is one of the company members performing in the upcoming “Kaplan New Work Series,” running Sept. 23-26 at Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park. Here, he is seen performing a work choreographed by Heather Britt for the 2017 “Kaplan New Works Series.”

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals, 6:40 p.m. Thursday, 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Great American Ball Park, Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Friday is Fiesta Rojos as part of Cincinnati Hispanic Heritage Month.

Friday, Sept. 24

ART OPENING: Painted, Aquachrome, Jason Bly, 6-9 p.m., Manifest Gallery, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. Three unique openings. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 22.

ART: Final Friday, 5-9 p.m., Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. Comprised of 4 building with over 250 artists, whose studios open to the public on the last Friday of the month. View and purchase art directly from the artists. Free. $5 valet parking available at door. Artist of the month: Jess Sheldon, studio 512. This month features an art auction on the 8th floor.

ART: Art Attack Cincinnati, 7-11 p.m., Braxton Brewing Co., 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton. Local artists’ artwork for sale, live music, selfie machine and more.

CHARITY: Denim and Diamonds Gala, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Southgate Community Center, 301 W. Walnut St. Evening of music, dancing, food, drinks, silent auction and games. Benefits Safe Aging Coalition of Northern Kentucky. $40.

CHARITY: Zoofari, 7 p.m.-midnight, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Benefits zoo’s conservation efforts. $350.

COMEDY: Anjelah Johnson, Friday-Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up.

CONCERTS: MusicNOW: Bonny Light Horsemen, Daniil Trifonov and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

Folk supergroup Bonny Light Horseman - from left to right, Eric D. Johnson, Anais Mitchell and Josh Kaufman - performs Friday with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of MusicNow.

CONCERTS: The Mavericks, Taft Theatre.

CONCERTS: Dark Star Orchestra, Friday-Saturday, Riverfront Live.

FESTIVALS: Oktoberfest Newport, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Festival Park at the Levee, Newport. German food, beer, music and more.

FESTIVALS: St. Cecilia Oktoberfest, 5-9 p.m. Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 3105 Madison Road, Oakley. Games, German music and dancing, festival food, German beer with ID.

FESTIVALS: Lawrenceburg Fall Music Fest, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Lawrenceburg Civic Park, 111 E. High St.

FESTIVALS: Loveland Oktoberfest, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Loveland. Stein hoist competition, weiner dog races, Nisbet Park biergarten, lederhosen competition, German food and more. Runs Sept. 24-25.

HALLOWEEN: Terror Town, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. $25-$35.

HALLOWEEN OPENING: Halloween Haunt, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 30.

HALLOWEEN OPENING: Brimstone Haunt, Friday-Saturday, Renaissance Festival grounds, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Waynesville. Four attractions: Haunted Hayride, Forgotten Forest, Psychosis, Zombie Assault. Box office opens at 7 p.m. and attractions begin at dark. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 30.

MUSIC: Fall Concert Series, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Friday: LowDown Brass Band, GrandAce, Deuces II. Saturday: TK & the Holy Know-Nothings, The Vims, Hayden Kaye. Free.

THEATER OPENING: Every Day But Monday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Bell Tower Arts Pavilion, 3270 Glendale Milford Road, Evendale. Written by Cincinnatian Vaslav Rice, this original romantic comedy drama follows two young political campaign workers who meet during the primary campaign season of 1992 on Leap Year and fall in love, despite working for rival presidential candidates. Their story continues over the next 20 years of presidential primaries. Runs Sept. 24-26. $15.

THEATER OPENING: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Newport. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 9. Joanna Drayton’s unannounced early return from a Hawaii holiday causes a stir when she brings to her childhood upper-class home her new fiancé, John Prentice: a widowed, black physician. Joanna’s parents—newspaper publisher Matt Drayton and his wife art gallery owner Christina Drayton are purported liberals who have instilled in her the idea of racial equality. But to her surprise, Joanna’s parents are deeply upset that she is planning to marry a black man. The Draytons’ black maid, Tille, is just as horrified, suspecting that John is trying to “get above himself” by marrying a white woman. What was intended to be a sit-down steak dinner for two turns into a meet-the-in-laws dinner party, and during the pre-dinner period, John, Joanna and her parents have to work through their differences.

THEATER OPENING: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms the newest heir. Runs Sept. 24-26. $17, $15 seniors and students.

VIRTUAL: Monuments Men Symposium, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. online. Delve into themes of this special exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Speakers from museums and universities explore interdisciplinary connections linking the past to the present through art as diplomacy, current restitution efforts, and art and cultural heritage law. Richard Kurin with Smithsonian Institution delivers keynote address.

Saturday, Sept. 25

ART OPENING: Charley Harper Quilt Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farbach Werner Nature Preserve, Red Barn, 3455 Poole Road, Colerain Township. Created and presented by the River City Quilt Guild of Cincinnati with permission from Great Parks of Hamilton County and the estate of Charley and Edie Harper, show features over 100 quilts featuring the Harpers’ art. Runs Sept. 25-Oct. 3. Free.

The Charley Harper Quilt Show opens Saturday at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve's Red Barn. The show features over 100 quilts depicting the Harpers' art.

CHARITY: Hyde Park Blast, 4 p.m.-midnight, Hyde Park Square, 2700 Erie Ave. Run or walk 4-mile course. Kids fun run, block party with live music from Cowboy Mouth. Benefits The Cure Starts Now.

CHARITY: Heart to Heart: In Memory of Allison Estep, 6-11 p.m., St. Bernard Pavilion, Vine St. Park, St. Bernard. Live music, food, raffles and more.  Bring a chair and a cooler. $10 donation benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Information: John Estep 513-307-3788.

CHARITY: Boots and Brews for The Point/Arc, DCCH, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. Country-Western themed event benefitting The Point/Arc. $30, $25 advance.

CHARITY: Applefest Charity Run, 8:30 a.m., Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Road, Lebanon. 15K, 10K and 5K. Awards for top 3 males overall and top3 females overall in each race. Benefits Countryside YMCA. $35, $25 advance.

CHARITY: Oktoberfest 5k, 10 a.m., Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason. Benefits Greater Project. $35, $10 kids root beer run.

CHARITY/FESTIVAL: Cannabis Health, Arts & Music Fair, 2-10 p.m., Woodburn Brewing Co., 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Vendors, live music, cannabis-themed food menu, hippie art yard sale and more. Benefits MedicateOH. 

COMEDY: Bill Engvall, Lawrenceburg Event Center. 

Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Engvall performs two shows Saturday at Lawrenceburg Event Center.

CONCERTS: MusicNOW: Daniil Trivonov and So Percussion with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

CONCERTS: The Price is Right Live, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $34.50-$69.50.

CONCERTS: NF, Riverbend Music Center. With Michl. 

CONCERTS: Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles, Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center.

CONCERTS: Heartless Bastards, Madison Theater. With Tele Novella.

FAMILY: Enjoy the Arts at Parks, 1-5 p.m., Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave., Sayler Park. Performances by Madcap Puppet Theatre, Cultural Center of India, Revolution Dance Theatre and Children’s Theatre. Free.

FAMILY: International Children’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Trailside Nature Center, Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Booths and activities for all ages.

FESTIVALS: Feast & Fall-y, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mulberry Plaza, E. Mulberry St., Lebanon. This fall market for foodies features food trucks, a chic wine garden, custom charcuterie boards, live music and unique vendors.

FESTIVALS: Art & Music Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Runs Sept. 25-26. Featuring the 19th annual art fair of artists and vendors selling handmade creations, life music, family activities, local food trucks and Fretboard beer garden.

FESTIVALS: Merchants and Music Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, Tower Park, 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Headliner is Bret Michaels from Poison. Also featuring David Tucker, Borderline, The Leftovers and Mad Costanza. ftthomas,org.

Bret Michaels will perform at Fort Thomas’ Merchants and Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25.

FESTIVALS: Civil War Historical Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Downtown Augusta. Craft, history and food vendors, live music, cannon firings, living history demonstrations, vintage baseball games, walking history tours and more.

FESTIVALS: St. William Rock the Hill Festival, 4108 Eighth St., West Price Hill. Featuring multiple bands and stages, food trucks and more.

FESTIVALS: St. Jude Oktoberfest, Saturday-Sunday, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown. Sophie’s Angel Run on Sunday. 

FESTIVALS: Ish Festival, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Festival includes artists, artisans, performers and vendors who make the Jewish community special. Matisyahu headlines Saturday night. Runs Sept. 25-26.

FESTIVALS: Liberty Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Liberty Park, 6757 Yankee Road, Liberty Township.

FESTIVALS: Country Applefest, Saturday-Sunday, Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon.

FESTIVALS: Ohio Renaissance Festival: Highland Weekend, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Waynesville. Runs Sept. 4-Oct. 31.

FESTIVALS: Oktoberfest, 10 a.m.-midnight, Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason. Regional craft breweries offer German style beers. Live music all day, German food, games and vendors. Steins for purchase.

FOOD: A Tour of Africa, 6-8 p.m., Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Chef Gabi Odebode prepares dishes from different parts of continent. $70.

HALLOWEEN OPENING: Tricks & Treats, Saturday-Sunday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Family-friendly. Runs Sept. 25-Oct. 31.

MUSIC ENDING SOON: Amped Up Concert Series, 6-8 p.m., Schott Amphitheatre at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. This week: Model Behavior.

RECREATION: Great Outdoors Weekend, all day Saturday and Sunday, Great Parks of Hamilton County. Experience over 17,700 acres of natural habitat, nearly 80 miles of trails, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and more without the need for a Great Parks Motor Vehicle Permit.

RECREATION: Cider Beer Train, 6 p.m., LM&M Railroad, 16 E. South St., Lebanon. 75-minute train ride featuring 2 ciders of choice paired with mixed nuts. Ages 21-up. $25-$35.

Sunday, Sept. 26

CHARITY/FILM: Lunafest, 4 p.m., Garfield Theater, 719 Race St., Downtown. Well-crafted short documentaries for women, by women. Benefits Women in Film Cincinnati.

CHARITY: Sukkot Food Drive, 9 a.m.-noon, Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Amberley Village. Contact-free drop-off. Drive up and volunteers will remove donations from truck of vehicle. Most needed: Personal care items and kosher and non-kosher food items. 

CONCERTS: Jeremy Camp, Aronoff Center for the Arts. With Jonathan Traylor.

Jeremy Camp has topped the Christian charts with several hits, including

CONCERTS: Dawes, Taft Theatre. With Erin Rae.

CONCERTS: Concert for the Human Family featuring Kory Caudill, 5:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Genre-bending original music bridges jazz, hip-hop and bluegrass, performed by a multicultural team led by Nashville pianist and composer Kory Caudill.

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 Outing, Oct. 8, Hamilton Elks Golf Club, 4444 Hamilton Middletown Road, Liberty Township. Benefits Edge Teen Center. $540 per foursome, $135 per person.

CHARITY: Life Learning Center Gala, Oct. 9, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, 101 W. Fourth St., Newport. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and paddle auction, special entertainment.

CHARITY: Golf Scramble, Oct. 15, California Golf Course, 5924 Kellogg Ave. Benefits Cincinnati Gaelic Athletic Association. $100 per golfer.

LECTURE: Daymond John: Innovate Like an Entrepreneur, 2-4 p.m., Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. “Shark Tank” investor speaks. Reception follows. Hosted by Network of Executive Women Cincinnati. $80, $70 members. Virtual option $60, $50 members.