Return of the museums … and more
Several artful/smartful venues re-open their doors this week and next:
- American Sign Museum: July 8
- Behringer-Crawford Museum: July 11
- The Carnegie: July 9
- Cincinnati Museum Center: July 17, “Maya, The Exhibition,” plus two new exhibits: “Shaping Our City” and “You Are Here”
- Taft Museum of Art: July 10, with new exhibit “Built to Last: The Taft Historic House at 200”
- Weston Art Gallery: July 9, Todd Pavlisko’s exhibition “Pop Supernatural” continues through Aug. 23
(NOTE: Check websites for hours, admission requirements and COVID-based restrictions)
Wednesday, July 8
Santa Maria Community Services | Virtual fundraiser. Through July 10. Setting the Table. Local chefs preparing a new dish each day. Emcee Steve Raleigh from WCPO presents Sam Dobrozsi of Fireside Pizza in Walnut Hills, Nikki Galea from Crock of Love, Salomon Robinovich from Chino Latino, and Megan Tysoe from Rooted Juicery. In addition, there are handcrafted bowls for sale, donated by Queen City Clay artists, as well as a variety of raffle items. STT.GiveSmart.com Also, a live virtual event, July 9, 6 p.m., announcing raffle winners and more.
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion | Noon. Virtual. Summer Arts Series: The Archaeology of Hallucinogenic Substances
in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean. David Ilan, Ph.D.
Director, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology,
HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. This talk will itemize the available hallucinogens and reexamine a series of artifacts believed to be related to the consumption of psychotropic substances. Series continues July 15, 22 and 29.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center | 7 p.m. Wednesdays on the Porch. Live, virtual concert by Model Behavior.
Thursday, July 9
Green Umbrella / Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council | Registration deadline: Farm to Table Virtual Cooking Class and Fundraiser featuring chef Jackson Rouse. Class happens July 16. All items are local and sustainably sourced, and will be delivered direct to participants’ doors. Tickets are $150 for two diners or $225 for four diners, purchased online.
Cincinnati Song Initiative | 5:30 p.m. Virtual via Facebook and CSI website. Composers & Cocktails: Libby Larsen. Part of a weekly series of live chats with living composers of song, plus a curated happy hour beverage. This week it’s the Ginger Gimlet. Larsen (b. 1950) is one of America’s most prolific and most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of over 500 works spanning virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and over twelve operas.
Friday, July 10
Indian Hill Gallery | 6-9 p.m. Opening reception: “Floral Impressions.” Exhibit runs through Aug. 31.
- “14th Annual Master Pieces” – works by current and recent graduate students
- “Mini/Micro” – art about small subjects
- “Twinkle” – art about sparkle and enchantment
- “Monsters” – real or imagined
Saturday, July 11
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra | 7:30 p.m. Tower Park Amphitheater, Ft. Thomas. “Swingin’ Cirque Revue: KSO meets Circus Mojo.” KSO’s 10-pc. swing group The Devou-Doo Daddies perform 1990’s swing revival music of The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Royal Crown Revue, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. Also available for virtual viewing.
Art of the Piano | Virtual performance and discussion with Simone Dinnerstein. New album preview: Glass: Two Etudes and Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D.960, first movement. “Dinnerstein is an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity. These attributes, combined with elegance and grace, lend her music-making its captivating beauty.” – The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 14
Cincinnati Preservation Association | 6 p.m. Virtual. “The Oldest Buildings in Cincinnati,” virtual tour of what remains of early Cincinnati, led by CPA preservation director Margo Warminski. Registration