Occasions, actions this week in Cincinnati: March 22-28

Monday March 22nd

CHARITY / VIRTUAL: OARt Art Auction. Runs March 22-27. This online art auction features 100+ paintings, pottery, textiles, and unique art experiences. Benefits of Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay / Neuter Clinic. 32auctions.com/OARArtAuction.

MUSIC: Jazz in Memo: The Music of Marc Fields, 7 p.m., OTR Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., above the Rhine. $ 8, $ 6 students. Memorialhallotr.com.

THEATER / VIRTUAL OPENING: Dramatic reading by Side Man, Streaming via Ensemble Theater. This Tony Award winning piece, directed by D. Lynn Meyers, tells the life of a trumpeter’s broken family as it steers the decline of jazz as popular entertainment. Runs March 22nd through April 4th. $ 10 for a 48 hour rental. ensemblecincinnati.org.

Tuesday March 23rd

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

Wednesday March 24th

BARS: The Alice: An impressive cocktail experience, 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM Wednesday-Thursday, 7:00 PM Sunday, 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.

Thursday March 25th

COMEDY: Big Jay Oakerson, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. From 21 years. $ 50 2-person table, $ 80 4-person table. liberty.funnybone.com.

ESSEN / CHARITY / VIRTUAL: Spring tea: Four seasons in the garden, 6:30 p.m. via zoom. Guest speaker Rita Heikenfeld. Take-home basket with gourmet ready meals that can be picked up before the start of the program. Online silent auction. Benefits Friends of the Boone County Arboretum. $ 48, $ 42 members. bcarboretum.org/events.

The Friends of the Boone County Arboretum are hosting a Virtual Spring Tea: Four Seasons in the Garden on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

FOOD / THEATER: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, 6pm to 10pm Thursday through Friday, Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Ward. With Duffy Hudson and Sharpo Murder Mysteries. $ 59.95. 513-385-9309; vinokletwines.com.

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 March 26th

ART: Last Friday, 5pm to 9pm, Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St. The center consists of four buildings with over 250 artists and opens its doors to the public on the last Friday of each month. See and buy art directly from the artist. $ 5 valet parking available at the door. Artist of the month is Antonio Salgado, Studio 804-A. Free admission.

ART OPENING: Modern, 10 am-7pm, Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 E. Sixth St., downtown. Exhibition of over 75 acquired paintings and prints including a selection of gallery artists and over 50 exhibition posters for vintage art from the 1950s to 2000s. Runs March 26th through April 30th. Cincyart.com.

ART / VIRTUAL: Art at home after dark, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. via the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages. See a series of exclusive video premieres including a cocktail tutorial from the Homemakers Bar, local music from Wavelette, a 360-degree view of the gallery space, and a behind-the-scenes interview with exhibition artists Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis.

COMEDY: Comedy in the Grotto, 7pm to 9pm, The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Bombs Away Comedy brings you a night of stand-up with local comedians. Takes place outside and is socially distant. $ 20. Register: eventbrite.com.

EXPOS: Greater Cincinnati Home Expo, Friday 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 5pm, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Comprehensive three day exhibition with innovative displays showing the latest trends in design and product offerings. Opportunity to speak directly to local experts and get the advice you need on your home improvement projects. $ 5, free age under 18. Homeshowcenter.com/overview/cincinnati2.

FOOD: Stonestreet Wine Dinner, Friday through Saturday, 6pm to 10pm, Mount Adams View, 1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams. Visits from representatives of the Stonestreet Vineyard for dinner and wine. $ 150. Eventbrite.com.

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.

Start your Friday off with a free morning yoga class in Newport on the Levee.

MUSIC: Blessid Union of Souls, 8 p.m., JD Legends, 65 Millard Drive, Franklin, $ 10-15. eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: Molly Hatchet, Doors open at 5 p.m., Blue Note, 9660 Dry Fork Road, Harrison. $ 30 pre-reservation table, $ 20 prepayment. From 21 years. bluenoteharrison.com.

Saturday March 27th

CHARITY: Adult Easter Egg Hunt, 2: 30-5: 30pm, Paxton Ramsey Park, 6265 Price Road, Loveland. Rain or shine. Eggs filled with candy, lottery tickets, prizes and alcohol. Only from 21 years of age. O’Fallons Grill on site for grocery shopping. Benefits Joan’s trip helping families in need in Milford due to unexpected medical problems. $ 10. eventbrite.com.

* RESCHEDULED: The Great Amazing Race Cincy Adventure, WC Athletic Fields, 8200 Cox Road, West Chester. Teams of 2 will ride a 1.5 mile route with a variety of physical and mental challenges. From 4 years. Two courses: competition and recreation. Medals in every age group. Advantages of childhood cancer research. $ 49.99- $ 84.99. greatamazingrace.com. * *RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 29, 2021.

The Great Amazing Race Cincy Adventure takes place in West Chester on Saturday.  Two-person teams compete and race on a track with mentally and physically challenging stations.  The outdoor skills competition is a family event for all ages and skill levels based on the TV show

HOLIDAY: Gallery Egg Hunt, Saturday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Instead of a traditional egg hunt, this will be a two day egg hunt in the park. The eggs are packed individually and distributed by the staff. Pre-registration recommended due to limited capacity. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

HOLIDAY: Drive-thru Easter egg hunt, 11 am-1pm, Legacy Pointe Church, 6280 Kugler Mill Road, Kenwood. Go through and get a bag with everything you need to do an egg hunt from home. Comes with pre-filled plastic eggs, crafts, coloring pages, children’s story about the resurrection, and more. Free. Register: eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: Fleetwood Gold, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout. The tribute band takes the audience through the best solo careers of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. $ 15. theredmoor.com.

MUSIC: Riot Rose Cabaret with Mr. Lugosi, 8 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $ 20- $ 65. Southgatehouse.com.

MUSIC: Rush Tribute Project, 6 p.m. Doors open, Blue Note, 9660 Dry Fork Road, Harrison. $ 25 pre-reservation table, $ 20 prepayment. From 21 years. bluenoteharrison.com.

SHOPPING: Hello Spring Craft & Vendor Show, 10 am-3pm, Entertrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Over 50 vendors sell unique and handcrafted items. Free. eventbrite.com.

Sunday March 28th

EXPOS: receptions bridal show, 12 noon-2 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m. Receptions Fairfield, 5975 Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Two sessions to choose from. Sellers, cake designers, DJs, photo booths, event decor, flowers and more. Raffle prizes. $ 10. receptionsinc.com.

FOOD: Circus Maximus Supper Club, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thompson House, 24 E. 3rd St., Newport. Chef Robert Castaneda and his team offer a unique Living and Breathing Kitchen experience. The doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner and show. $ 75. Show only $ 30. eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: David Bednalls Stabat Mater, 4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., downtown. Enter cathedral choir. Free. cincinaticathedral.com.

looking ahead

CHARITY: Annual household shower: Drive Up & Drop Off, April 14, 5 p.m. – 5 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park. Donate new items for families moving out of homelessness. Benefits Welcome House of Northern Kentucky. Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom utensils are most needed. See full list: welcomehouseky.org.

CHARITY: Lions, Tigers and Sustainability, Oh my God! An Earth Day Art Promotion benefiting the Cincinnati Art Academy will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Entry and reception are free and public. artacademy.edu.

MOVIE: The Garfield Theater will reopen April 2nd with Cincinnati World Cinema’s flagship Oscar-nominated shorts. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of CWC in the shorts as well as the 50th anniversary of the purpose-built single-screen art house cinema at 719 Race St., Downtown. bit.ly/CWC_OscarShorts2021.

TOURS OPENING: Cincinnati Brewery District Walking Tours, Open for the April 3rd season. Tours begin at two locations: Brewing History Tour Center, Race Street 1941, Over-the-Rhine and Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. Tours tell the story of the brewing development of our city’s historic breweries. Runs Saturday and Sunday from April 3rd to June 27th. $ 25. Brewingheritagetrail.com.

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