Activities in Cincinnati This Week: Dec. 12-18 April

Monday April 12th

MOVIE: Big Bear Rainforest: Land of the Ghost Bear, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Omnimax Theater at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. See the world’s largest coastal temperate rainforest and its stunning array of wildlife, including the fabled white bear. Family-friendly 40-minute film. $ 9, $ 8 seniors, $ 7 ages 3-12.

MUSIC: Jazz in Memo: Shades of Blue, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., above the Rhine. Featuring the Duo Tachoir. $ 8,513-977-8838;

Tuesday April 13th

COMEDY: Jeff Allen, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 72 table for 2 people, $ 144 table for 4 people.

OPENING OF THE MUSEUMS: Reopening of the Skirball Museum, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Religious Institute, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton. Masks and social distancing required. Reservations: 513-487-3231; [email protected].

TOURS: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 am-3pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm Saturday-Sunday, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 5th St., Aurora. Guided tours through the historic homeland. $ 10, $ 4 ages 7-13, free under 6. Senior and veteran discounts on Thursdays. 812-926-0087;

VIRTUAL: poetry in the garden, 7 p.m. via zoom. Local poets read their work. With Joanne Greenway, Michael Olson and Roberta Schultz. Registration required.

Wednesday April 14th

ART OPENING / VIRTUAL: Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Welcome & Artist Talk, 6.30pm-7.30pm via the Taft Museum of Art. Meet fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels during this virtual opening event and artist talk.

Asha Ama Bias-Daniels, a graduate of St. Ursula Academy and Project Runway alum, is the Duncanson-based artist-in-residence of the Taft Museum of Art in 2021.

EDUCATION / VIRTUAL: Black Maternity Matters: Kitchen Table Talk, 6pm streaming through the Cincinnati Public Library. A series of interactive events specially designed for black mothers who are expecting or having a baby. Contact: Alli Jacobs 513-369-6053 or register for the zoom link on

MUSIC: Wine Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. Live music with Kyla Mainous. Free.

Thursday April 15th

FILM: cult film classics, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fountain Square, 420 Vine St., downtown. This week: maze. Free.

TOURS: tours of the outdoor music hall, Thursday, 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 60-minute tours for groups of up to 8 people. $ 15, $ 5 under the age of 12. 513-621-2787;

Friday April 16

ART OPENING: Signed 2021, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. With four different exhibitions: Drawn, Metal, Cardboard and Neil Callander. Runs April 16 through May 14. 513-861-3638;

BARS: Wizard Fest, 8pm to 11pm, Thompson House, 24 3rd St., Newport. Wizard trivia and dance party. Live sorting hat, cosplay costume contests, Quidditch games, live DJ and more. $ 18- $ 52.

Taylor Tomlinson is performing at the Funny Bone Comedy Club this weekend.

COMEDY: Taylor Tomlinson, 7pm and 9.15pm Friday, 6pm and 8.15pm Saturday, 6pm Sunday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Stand-up comedian has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Comedy Central. From 21 years. $ 64 2-person table, $ 128 4-person table.

FAMILY: Family Sunset Safari: Goodnight Zoo, Friday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. At the end of the day, some zoo animals are preparing for bed and others are just waking up. Visit to say goodnight to the animals of the day and to greet those who wake up. $ 40, $ 35 zoo members. Reservations:

FILM: The Oscar Nominated Shorts, Friday 4pm and 7pm, Saturday through Sunday, Garfield Theater, 719 Race St., Downtown. See the short films in 3 different programs: documentary, live action and animation. Runs 4 weekends in April. $ 36 combo ticket for all 3 programs, $ 15 single program. 859-957-3456;

MUSIC: Manor House of Blues, 6pm to 11.30pm, Mansion, 7440 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason. With 5 blues acts: Sister Lucille, Jay Jesse Johnson Band, Erin Coburn, Johnny Fink and Willie Phoenix & the Soul Underground. $ 25, $ 20 prepayment.

MUSIC: multimagic, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., fretboard brows, 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash. Free. From 21 years.

MUSIC: Spring concert series, Friday through Saturday 4:45 pm to 9:00 pm, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Weekly concert series until May 30th. This week: Red’s pre-game happy hour with DJ Diamond on Friday; TBA on Saturday. Free.

Saturday 17th April

Charity / Health: Yoga on the lawn, 1 p.m., Northminster Church, 703 Compton Road, Springfield Township. 60-minute fundraiser for faith-based yoga classes for Northminster Preschool. $ 11.

DAY TRIP: Open Aircraft Days, 11 am-3pm, US Air Force National Museum, Wright Patterson AFB, Fairborn, Ohio. For a 4-hour window per month, visitors have the opportunity to see various military aircraft up close. Free. 937-255-3286;

EARTH DAY: Earth Day OTR, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

FASHION SHOW: AfroSwag Spring Show, 3 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sweet Sistah Splash, Sycamore St. 1218, over the Rhine. The Ghana Edition offers the hottest fashions from the motherland. $ 10.

FESTIVALS: Cincy Seltzer Fest, Fowling Warehouse, 2940 Highland Ave., Oakley. Local and national seltzer with over 50 different flavors to try. Choose from 3 different sessions.

SHOPPING: spring market, Noon-5pm, Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Shop for handcrafted goods from local artisans as well as plants, gluten-free baked goods, and more.

THEATER: The wonderful music of Oz, Saturday and Sunday 4pm and 7pm, Behringer-Crawford Museum. Devou Park, 1600 Montague Road, Covington. Outdoor performance series. $ 25, $ 15 students and children.

THEATER OPENING: See how they run, Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3:00 p.m., Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. Only runs from April 17th to 18th.

Sunday April 18th

OUTDOORS: canned wildflowers, 1 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. Off-trail wildflower hike through the Trillium Trails nature reserve. Register by April 16th. Free.

SHOPPING: Burlington Antique Show, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. With over 200 dealers in antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden and architectural items, mid-century collectibles, Americana, memorabilia, and retro and vintage furniture. $ 6 early bird (6-8am), $ 4 base rate. 12 years under free.

The Burlington Antique Show opens for the season on Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

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CHARITY: Mimosa for memories, 11 am-1pm, The University Club, 401 E. Fourth St., downtown. The ticket includes a takeaway brunch box, bottle of champagne, juice, and glasses, plus touchless auction tables and local pop-ups, and red carpet photos. Benefits of the Giving Voice Foundation in partnership with the Christ Hospital Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. $ 10- $ 49.

CHARITY: Caracoles Cincinnati AIDs Walk / 5K Run, May 17th to 23rd. The route will be specified in the registration package the week before the event.

CONCERTS: Fitz and the tantrums, 6 p.m., Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End. Outdoor show.

CONCERTS: Domefest, Legend Valley, 10466 Jacksontown Road, Thornville. Socially distant pod concert with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and the Domefest All-Stars. May 21-22. $ 27.50- $ 50.

CONCERTS: Pyro Arts and Music Festival, Legend Valley, 10466 Jacksontown Road, Thornville. Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Wookiefoot, and over a dozen other acts. June 3rd to 6th. $ 88-up.

FAMILY: Kings Island Amusement Park opens for the season on May 15th.

THEATER: Upstanders Onstage: Performances for Social Change, 6 to 8 p.m. May 8, May 16 and May 23, personal, socially distant outdoor event with theater artists, musicians and poets. Takes place in different parking lots in the city. From 12 years. Reservation required. Reservations are possible from April 14th.

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