Author: Meg Howes

Culture FIX: June 12-18

Jazz reigns this week with performances inside and out. Who can resist jazz at the American Sign Museum? Or jazz in the park, on the square or at The Redmoor? Cincy Fringe ends its annual run. Cincinnati Opera raises the curtain on Mozart’s bad-boy opera, “Don Giovanni.” And a contemporary “Fun House” opens at Solway Gallery. Treats all around.

Culture FIX: May 15-21

Spring is a colorful kaleidoscope of arts and culture in the Queen City. The May Festival Chorus sings farewell to a musical titan. There’s more to the Pendleton Arts Center than Final Fridays. Seven Hills Baroque plays a concerto from the Vivaldi Four Seasons. Your city has it all.

Culture FIX: May 8-14

CSO Music Director Louis Langrée conducts his final concerts this week. Our fair city offers up plenty of other cultural gems for your review, though: the close of the Ballet’s 60th season, urban-inspired art, several flavors of jazz, wildlife lectures, Appalachian culture and more. Enjoy!

Culture FIX: May 1-7

The fact that our city can support dozens of smaller galleries and community theater groups, plus children’s performing ensembles and music in churches at lunchtime speaks to how deeply the love and appreciation of arts and culture runs in us. To say nothing of the talent! Have a look and find something new, something smaller-but-mighty to experience this week.

Culture FIX: April 17-23

What a week. From Carole King to ceramics to fairy tales, take your pick from an eclectic collection of culture offerings. High points include a CCM master class offered by CSO violinist Augustin Hadelich or a fantastical, horrific look at the potential of technology. Or check out the first City Flea of the year, Spring Vintage Market, in Norwood.

Culture FIX: April 10-16

There are no ghost lights burning in Cincinnati theaters this week. A full slate of opening nights awaits. Especially good bar music is plentiful to accompany your brews. There’s plenty of Beethoven, too. And Art on Vine for that perfect somethin’ somethin’ for your empty wall. Get out and enjoy!

Culture FIX: April 3-9

Youth, high school and collegiate performers rule this week: Miami University and University of Cincinnati choral groups, violinist Randall Goosby, a youngster himself, bows into town, and there are plenty of other adult events, too. You’re sure to find something to tickle that fancy.

Culture FIX: March 13-19

Eclectic is the word of the week. Insects, Broadway flops (or not), German codes, incomplete symphonies, anti-feminism and a singing group called Whiffenpoofs? This “no theme” week of diverse events demonstrates the wide variety available any given week. How many cities our size can match that? Enjoy talented, teenage musicians playing their winning concertos with the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony or some ghostly jazz at The Memo. Or, check out a movie at The Woodward and grab a pre-film sandwich across the street MOTR. Never a dull moment in the Queen City.

Culture FIX: March 6-12

Bach’s B Minor Mass is surely a must-hear, this week, but that’s not to say there’s nothing else of import happening around us. Women’s History Month kicks off at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Jewish Music Festival and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra share music created in concentration camps. Imani Winds is not your father’s woodwind quintet. The arts are indeed about beauty, but the arts also teach.

Culture FIX: Feb. 14-20

Check out interesting things to do in some of the area’s historic places of worship. Not all is sacred, though. Theater, children’s programs, chamber music, an organ concert and some Bach will grace chancels across the city. Plus, a whole lot more…