Author: Thom Mariner

An artful panacea for the blues of March

“Fancy Free,” Cincinnati Ballet

T.S.Eliot called April “the cruelest month.” That may be true for London, but here in Cincinnati it must be March. We all need some inspiration to get through those raw, lingering, gray days with highs in the 30s. For many, it’s the transformative power of the arts. Here are some special arts events to nourish your soul in the weeks to come.

What to Do/Hear/See | Jan. 24-30

The spectrum is overflowing this week, to mix my metaphors. From the history of Jews in China to live cinema, from an operatic superstar to a masterpiece of 20th century orchestral music and the minting of a brand new art gallery, there is no excuse for sitting on your couch in the days to come. Don’t succumb! Explore!

What to Do/Hear/See | Nov. 22-28

After you overindulge tomorrow, do yourself a huge favor and skip the shopping until some saner, later date in the coming weeks. Instead, treat you and yours to some outstanding experiences throughout the weekend and beyond.

What to Do/Hear/See | Nov. 8-14

More music and visual art on the horizon than we can even list here, plus the beginning of the holiday event onslaught. Time to exercise your ears and eyes and prepare yourself for the quickening pace ahead. See what the week ahead has in store for you.