Category: What to Do/Hear/See

Culture FIX: June 19-25

Summer music mainstays anchor the week, but do investigate opportunities we don’t see as often. Memorial Hall welcomes the well-known Al Di Meola and John Oates, while a less well-known Neil Simon play takes the stage in Mason. Two compelling art exhibits open, one up in Dayton, but worth the drive. There’s the Pride parade and festival and “Rocky Horror” in Covington. Stay cool.

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, June 5-11

Get those picnic baskets and lawn chairs ready. This week’s Culture FIX is loaded with summer outdoor arts/entertainment series that are kicking off their seasons during the next few days. Also, Cincinnati’s annual celebration of classic cars, Concours d’Elegance, revs up again at Ault Park.

Culture FIX, May 29-June 4

Now that Memorial Day weekend is behind us, summer-oriented arts and culture seasons – from outdoor cinema to a farmers’ market to food festivals to art fairs to jazz series – are kicking off in earnest. Let’s take a look at the week’s highlights.

Culture FIX: May 22-28

We’re at that sweet spot in the calendar where it might not be summer officially, but you certainly can feel it: No more frost advisories. The May Festival wrapping up. Outdoor concert series sprouting throughout the area. And partying with 500,000 of your closest friends at the Taste of Cincinnati. Yep, we’re headed for summer – come what May.

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 24-30

Cincinnati is among the top cities increasing downtown foot traffic with a 28% increase from last year. This week, we have the Asian Food Fest and Jazz at the Square, plus Tunes & Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and other outdoor events. So get out and start trafficking those feet!

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.