Well, we’re in the thick of it now: the weeks when the world will force you into holiday cheer through the sheer volume of seasonal programming. If last week’s bounty didn’t quite do it, this week should bring you to critical mass.
A lot of work (and money) has been put toward turning Elm Street into Cincinnati’s arts axis. How is that paying off? Well, four of our first five picks this week take place along a two-block stretch of Elm. And that doesn’t even count the CSO – and they’re playing, too. So park once, and enjoy often.
Repeat after us: Pay no attention to the falling snow. It’s spring. It’s really spring. Whatever Mother Nature’s capricious weather, there are still plenty of great reasons to get out of the house this week for great arts offerings. In particular, although Holy Week doesn’t start until Sunday, Easter-themed programs are popping up like daffodils.
However one looks at it, this is a week of transition: Winter is fading but hasn’t completely surrendered. Daylight saving time has begun, returning our early mornings to darkness. For observant Christians, Lent is half over, but Easter is still weeks away. It’s the same in our arts scene, with events looking forward and back, opening and closing. Here are some not to miss.