It’s a double-whammy weekend, with Valentine’s Day and Washington’s Birthday. Whether you’re looking for something to do with a special someone or just want to feel the love for the arts, there’s a big list just waiting for you.
There’s no doubt about it: It’s summer’s last week, and the days are getting shorter. Better get in a few last festivals while we can. Apparently it’s time for the music season to explode into full glory, too. Read on, and you’ll see what we mean.
An exhibit of the medals collection of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame will open at the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion with a reception in Mayerson Hall, followed by remarks from Skirball director Abby Schwartz.
Astronomers and sticklers will tell you that summer does not officially begin until June 21. These people have apparently not experienced either Cincinnati’s arts scene or humid heat in late May and early June. To my allergy-clouded eyes, it looks like summer to me. Judge for yourself.
The Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with a wide-ranging exhibition of paintings, sculpture, silversmith work and photography.
It might prove a little more difficult to focus in coming weeks. The daffodils already are opening, and daylight saving time will give us an extra hour of evening light. Best to make sure you’ve seen the region’s most important arts events before spring fever seizes you. Here’s a manageably short list.
The spectrum is overflowing this week, to mix my metaphors. From the history of Jews in China to live cinema, from an operatic superstar to a masterpiece of 20th century orchestral music and the minting of a brand new art gallery, there is no excuse for sitting on your couch in the days to come. Don’t succumb! Explore!