Activities in Cincinnati This Week: March 29th – April 4th

Monday March 29th

MUSIC: Jazz in Memo: Swingin ‘in the Spring with the Pamela Mallory Quartet, 7 p.m., OTR Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., above the Rhine. $ 8, $ 6 students. Memorialhallotr.com.

Tuesday March 30th

MUSIC: music live for lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., downtown. This week: musicians from the cathedral. cincinaticathedral.com.

VIRTUAL: Storyteller Project: I am local, 7 p.m., online streaming via bit.ly/StorytellersProjectYT, facebook.com/USATodayStorytellersProject and events.storytellersproject.com.

Wednesday March 31st

BARS: The Alice: An impressive cocktail experience, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 140 Marian Spencer Way, downtown. The 90-minute pop-up adventure takes you through the mirror into a theater experience with alternative reality. Create 2 tailor-made cocktails, solve puzzles and challenges, play croquet with a flamingo, devour “eat me” cakes and much more. $ 45. explorehidden.com.

COMEDY: Horse Drawn Comedy Showcase, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., cobblestones, 1132 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Bombs Away Comedy is a stand-up comedy featuring 5 local comedians. Moderated by Wayne Memmott. $ 5. eventbrite.com.

VIRTUAL: Creative Candidate Night: Cincinnati Mayoral Forum, 6.30pm-8.30pm via zoom. Topic: Affordable Housing and Racial Justice. Non-partisan election training event. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

Thursday April 1st

FAMILY OPENING: Zoo Blooms, Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Runs April 1st through April 30th. See one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest, as well as millions of other flowers, trees, and shrubs in bloom. cincinnatizoo.org.

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SPORT: Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4:10 p.m., Great American Ball Park. It’s opening day! reds.com.

TOURS OPENING: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Guided tours from Tuesday to Sunday. $ 10, $ 4 ages 7-13, free children under 6. Senior and veteran discounts on Thursdays. 812-926-0087; hillforest.org.

Hillforest mansion in Aurora, Ind.

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; friendsofmusichall.org.

VIRTUAL: Three acts over the Rhine: The merchants behind the opening parade, 6 p.m. Live streaming via the Rhine Museum. Brief presentations from some of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade organizers: Jeff Gibbs, Neil Luken and Debbie Knueven Gannaway. Runs Thursdays March 25th, April 1st and April 8th. Otrmuseum.org and facebook.com/FindlayMarket.

Friday April 2nd

COMEDY: Aries Spears, 7pm and 9.15pm Friday, 6pm and 8.30pm Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 62 2-person table, $ 124 4-person table. liberty.funnybone.com.

Comedian Aries Spears will perform at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.

FILM OPENING: 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; bit.ly/CWC_OscarShorts2021

FILM: Angels in the Outfield, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., over the Rhine. Free.

HEALTH: Wellness on the dike: gentle yoga, 9-10 a.m., Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way. Weekly yoga class every Friday. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

THEATER OPENING: Angels in America: Pt. 1 Millennium Approaches, Friday through Saturday, 7 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. Socially distant staged reading of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece inspired by America in the mid-1980s. Against the backdrop of the HIV-AIDS crisis and President Ronald Reagan’s administration, the show shows New York City residents grappling with the juxtaposed extremes of life and death, love and sex, and heaven and hell. $ 10. thecarnegie.com/events.

Saturday 3rd April

HOLIDAY: Walk-Thru Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 8265 Winton Road, Finneytown. Pre-packed sweets and small Easter treats are distributed in the parking lot. Masks required. Free.

MUSIC: Mid-Century Songbook, Saturday, 7.30 p.m., Sunday, 2.00 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. John Morris Russell conducts the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to return to live performances for personal audiences with significantly reduced capacity. 513-381-3300; cincinnatisymphony.org.

MUSIC: Willie & Family: A Tribute to Willie Nelson, 8 p.m., Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. sorgoperahouse.org.

MUSIC: Stacy Mitchhart Band, 5:30 p.m. Doors open, Blue Note, 9660 Dry Fork Road, Harrison. $ 22.50 reserved tables 1-7, $ 17.50 reserved tables. From 21 years. bluenoteharrison.com.

SHOPPING: Spring Fling Market, 11 am-3pm, The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout. Socially distant shopping with local suppliers in this indoor market. Free.

THEATER: Fitton outside the box: Kamikaze Pinball, 3-5 p.m., Flipper Garage, 113 N. 3rd St., Hamilton. Part of the new live performance series from the Fitton Center. Properties of Kamikaze fireflies. Reservations: 513-805-736; fittoncenter.org.

Kamakaze Fireflies will perform in the Pinball Garage on Saturday evening as part of Fitton Outside the Box.

THEATER: Cincinnati Cabaret Circus: The Totally Rad 80’s Show, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. 5th St., Newport. Choose an early or late show. Burlesque show. From 21 years. $ 50 VIP, $ 25 general. cincyticket.com.

OPENING OF THE TOURS: Built on beer hike, Saturday, 12.30 p.m., Sunday, 10.00 a.m., Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. The 90-minute outdoor walking tour tells the story of the brewing evolution of the city’s historic breweries. Runs April 3rd through June 27th. Note: This tour also operates on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. $ 25. Brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS OPENING: Brewers & Barons Walking Tour, Saturday 10 a.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m., Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. The 90-minute outdoor walking tour tells the story of the brewing evolution of the city’s historic breweries. Runs April 3rd through June 27th. $ 25. Brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS OPENING: 1919: the year that changed the baseball tour 10:30 a.m., American Legacy Tours, 1332 Vine St., over the Rhine. Taking a walking tour is a favorite for baseball fans of all ages. It focuses on the events and activities surrounding the controversial 1919 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. $ 29. americanlegacytours.com.

TOURS: Under the market tour, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., American Legacy Tours, 1332 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Explore two underground rooms: the Jackson tunnel with the flashlight and the newly discovered tunnels of the Linck brewery. The tour also visits the original Christian Moerlein Brewery complex, which has been closed to the public for decades. $ 29- $ 39. americanlegacytours.com.

Sunday April 4th

MOVIE: A league of its own 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., over the Rhine. Free.

looking ahead

ART / FESTIVALS: This time tomorrow festival, Center for Contemporary Art, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. Runs April 7-11. This 5 day performing arts festival features both virtual and in-person events featuring new, cutting-edge work from international, national and local artists. Contemporaryartscenter.org.

CHARITY: Tickets for Tee Up for Tender Mercies are available now on June 7th at Wetherington Golf & Country Club, 7337 Country Club Lane, West Chester Parish. 18-hole scramble format for 4 people, lunch and dinner as well as drinks and snacks on the course. Tendermerciesinc.org/events-1/teeup.

CHARITY / VIRTUAL: Thurby, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. April 29th. Virtual auction, online horse racing game, guest speaker, derby trivia, competition for the best hat and clothing, and more. Advantages Land YMCA. Register: ymcathurby.givesmart.com.

MUSIC: ekoostik Shisha Festival, 14.-15. May in the Legend Valley. Get your jazz hands ready for this socially distant outdoor event celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary. Fans buy concert pods that include access for 2 all weekend and free parking. Campsites are also available. Only 1,500 tickets are sold. $ 50- $ 200. Ekoostik30.com.

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