Don’t be fooled just because most of the Queen City’s school districts are starting their year this week. It’s still summer for another month. There’ll be plenty of balmy weather beckoning you to partake of some of the many activities on tap for you this week.
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.
Cincinnati’s Fringe Festival describes itself like this: “Kinda weird, like you.” Produced by Over-the-Rhine’s Know Theatre, this annual summertime theater-bender draws a fleet of artists – dancers, actors, playwrights, musicians, visual artists, puppeteers, clowns and storytellers – from across the country to share their strangest, riskiest work with audiences in spaces scattered throughout Over-the-Rhine.
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.
Know Theatre, which turns 20 this year, is celebrating with behind-the-scenes tales from its two decades of adventurous art-marking.