Things to do in Cincinnati this week: May 31-June 6

Monday, May 31

FAMILY: Butterflies of Bali, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Timed ticket entry. Runs May 8-Sept. 6. Reservations: krohn.ticketspice.com/butterflyshow.

MEMORIAL DAY: Memorial Day Ceremony, 9 a.m., Newport City Building, 998 Monmouth St., Newport. The Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post honor the fallen with 21-gun salute. Free.

MEMORIAL DAY: Commemoration Service, 11 a.m., Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village. Sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the Sister Anthony O’Connell Auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Color guard, gun salute, service, reenactors, presentation of wreaths, taps and historic scattering of rose petals on graves. Public invited.

RECREATION: Trivia on the Square, 6-8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly through Oct. 11. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

Tuesday, June 1

ART OPENING: Ben Frederick: Oil Paintings, 9 a.m., Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Parkway. Runs June 1-July 29. middletownartscenter.com.

ART OPENING: Inside Out: An Affirming Epiphany, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Price Hill Branch Library, 970 Purcell Ave., East Price Hill. Exhibit of self-portraits and statements by transgender individuals with responsive poems by Greater Cincinnati poets. Runs June 1-July 3. Two events scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit: 2-5 p.m. June 12, book launch and poetry reading; and 2-5 p.m. June 26 panel presentation and Q&A on LGBTQA+, and poetry readings. Information: Curator Saad Ghosn, [email protected]

HEALTH: New: Outdoor Fitness Series, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Rotating series of HIIT, boot camp and zumba every Tuesday June 1-Aug. 31. greatparks.org.

MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Runs Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1-Aug. 31.

RECREATION: Veteran’s Memorial Pool Opens, noon-6 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Pool, 26 Caroline Ave., Newport. Pool open June 1-Aug. 15. Open noon-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $3.

Veteran's Pool in Newport opens for the season on Tuesday.

RECREATION: Free First Day at Great Parks of Hamilton County. Experience over 17,700 acres of natural habitat, nearly 80 miles of trails, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and more without the need for a Great Parks Motor Vehicle Permit. greatparks.org.

TOURS: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Guided tours of historic home. $10, $4 ages 7-13, free ages 6-under. Discounts on Thursdays for seniors and veterans. 812-926-0087; hillforest.org.

Wednesday, June 2

CONCERTS: Smooth Hound Smith, 8 p.m., Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. soutgatehouse.com.

FAMILY: Summer Series for Kids, noon-1 p.m., Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Every Wednesday in June and July museum hosts fun activities for kids and families. pyramidhill.org.

FILM: Summer Cinema, 9-11 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Fast Five. Free. 

HEALTH: Smale Mind & Body, 6 p.m., Smale Riverfront Park, 166 W. Mehring Way, Downtown. Workout with Embra Yoga every Wednesday on Schmidlapp lawn. Runs June 2-Sept. 29. Free.

MUSIC: Party on the Purple, 6-10:30 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Ohio River between Cincinnati and Newport. Summer series features live music, food trucks and drinks. Runs May 5-Aug. 4. This week: Trailer Park Floozies.

MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Live reggae music. Runs weekly May 12-Oct. 13. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Wednesdays in the Woods, 7-9 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Live music from The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.

SPORTS: Reds vs Phillies: Re-Opening Day, 12:35 p.m., Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. First game with stadium open to full capacity. reds.com.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Lake City Crushers, 5 p.m. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. florenceyalls.com.

Thursday, June 3

COMEDY: Josh Blue, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs June 3-5. $25. liberty.funnybone.com.

Josh Blue

CONCERTS: Darrell Scott with Molly Morris, 8 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $32. southgatehouse.com.

DANCING: Salsa on the Square, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Weekly dance series with live salsa bands. Runs May 6-Sept. 30. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Roots Revival, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

MUSIC: Northern Kentucky Legends, 6-9:30 p.m., Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas. 

Friday, June 4

ART: Gas Kiln Opening featuring John Mason and Gallery Walk, 6-8 p.m., Core Clay, 3846 Montgomery Ave., Norwood. Studio entrance located at 1912 Hudson Ave. 513-351-0036; coreclay.com.

CONCERTS: The Nielsen Trust featuring Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick with Nick Perri & the Underground Thieves, RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park, Hamilton. $4-$15.

CONCERTS: Vinny Appice’s Sabbath Knights, 6 p.m. Friday, Moonbird, 100 Arbor Drive, Dry Ridge. With Smoke Healer and Blue Jelly. $15-$20. moonbirdky.com.

FAMILY: Licking Valley Antique Machinery Association’s Tractor and Machinery Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Falmouth Fairgrounds, 320 Fairgrouns Road, Falmouth. See antique tractors and machinery, an old time tug pull and more. Tractor parade through Falmouth at noon Saturday. Also includes flea market and silent auction on Saturday.

See antique tractors and machinery, an old time tug pull and more at the Licking Valley Antique Machinery Association's Tractor and Machinery Show Friday and Saturday at the Falmouth Fairgrounds.

FESTIVALS/THEATER: Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs June 4-19. Choose from wide variety of outdoor in-person events and online streaming entertainment. $275 all access pass, $11 individual tickets. cincyfringe.com.

FESTIVALS: Summerfair, Coney Island, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Art of all kinds on show and for sale. Runs June 4-6. $10-$15.summerfair.org.

FESTIVALS: Valley Vineyards Wine and Beer Festival, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. Ohio 22 & 3, Morrow. Enjoy wine, beer, food and live music and entertainment. Tour cellars and learn how beer and wine are made. Runs June 4-5. 513-899-2485; valleyvineyards.com.

FILM: Hollywood Drive-In Theater, 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1538 Cedar Ave., College Hill. Friday: Marvel’s Avengers. Saturday: Mean Girls. $25 per car. hollywooddriveintheater.com.

HAPPY HOUR: Adult Sunset Safari: The African Sundowner, 6-10 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Cocktails, dinner and up-close animal encounters. $150, $140 members. Ages 21-up. cincinnatizoo.org.

ENDING SOON: Walk This Way: The Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes, noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. From Silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to the early 1940s leather spectator pumps signed by the New York Yankees, this new exhibit features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes spanning nearly 200 years and multiple countries. Runs Feb. 27-June 6. Limited capacity and timed entry reservations. taftmuseum.org.

The buttoned boots, made sometime in the 1870s, are among the oldest pair of shoes in the Walk This Way exhibit from the Stuart Weitzman Collection.

MUSIC: Friday Flow, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Sound the Alarm. Free.

MUSIC: Fifth and Vine Live, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Weekly concert series through September 4. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Amped Up Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Schott Amphitheatre at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Live music on select Fridays and Saturdays. Runs 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Saturdays. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. This week: Swan.

THEATER OPENING: Godspell, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. 50th anniversary of this classic play. Runs June 4-13. $25. sorgoperahouse.org.

Saturday, June 5

CHARITY: Classic Cars & Trucks Show, 500 S. Reading Road, Mason. Sponsored by St. Susanna Knights of Columbus and benefitting St. Joseph Home. Former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Munoz hosts autograph signing session from 11 a.m.-noon. Free for spectators, $15 entry fee for vehicles. Information: George Denman 513-939-9022.

CONCERTS: Vinny Appice’s Sabbath Knights, 6 p.m., Blue Note, 9660 Dry Ford Road, Harrison. $15. cincyticket.com.

DANCE/THEATER/VIRTUAL: Step Afrika! presents Stono, streaming June 5-18. World premiere piece highlights the spirit of resistance and activism of a part of American history that has often been overlooked: The largest insurrection of enslaved Africans in North America, which happened Sept. 9, 1739, in South Carolina on the banks of the Stono River. $6. cincinnatiarts.org.

Step Afrika! performs

FESTIVALS: Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Patricia Allyn Park, 7266 Ohio 48, Springboro. Live music, food, vendors, workshops and more. Family-friendly. Runs June 5-6. Free.  facebook.com/theohiovalleyindigenousmusicfestival.

MUSIC: Summer Concert Series, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, 205 E. Sharon Road, Glendale. Live music on the lawn every Saturday in June-July. This week: Sonny Moorman Band.

RECREATION: National Trails Day at Great Parks of Hamilton County. Experience over 17,700 acres of natural habitat, nearly 80 miles of trails, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and more without the need for a Great Parks Motor Vehicle Permit. greatparks.org.

RECREATION: Everybody in Mount Airy with Luke5Adventures, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon, Mount Airy Forest, 5083 Colerain Ave., Mount Airy. Starts at Everybody’s Treehouse. Program utilizes special all-terrain wheelchairs for those with disabilities to enjoy the trails. Future dates include July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9. Free, reservations required. cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/programs/everybody-in-mt-airy.

Saturday is National Trails Day, the perfect time to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of our area parks.

RECREATION: National Trails Day, Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford. Center launches its new mobile guide, featuring GPS trail navigation, educational scavenger hunts, guided tours and more.

SHOPPING: Westside Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 3719 Harrison Ave., Westwood. Eat, shop and support local businesses.

SHOPPING: The City Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Curated urban flea market. Free admission. thecityflea.com.

THEATER: American Idiot, 8 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Original cast of the Carnegie’s production reunites for one night only. Happy hour with cast at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit local performers and crew affected by the pandemic. $15. 859-957-1940; thecarnegie.com.

TOURS: Built On Beer Walking Tour, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 90-minute outdoor walking tour features story of brewing evolution of city’s historic breweries. Includes visit into vast subterranean lager cellars of Jackson Brewery (non-operating). Runs April 2-June 27. $25. brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS: Brewers & Barons Walking Tour, 10 a.m., Brewing History Tour Center, 1941 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 2-hour outdoor walking tour includes visit into subterranean lagering cellars of Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery. Runs weekends May 1-June 27. $25. brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS: Brewers & Barons Walking Tour, Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. 2-hour outdoor walking & streetcar tour includes outside visits to Hudepohl Bottling Facility, Schmidt Brothers/Crown Brewery and Kauffman Brewery Malthouse. Runs weekends May 1-June 27. $25. brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS: Built On Beer Walking Tour, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. 90-minute outdoor walking tour features story of brewing evolution of city’s historic breweries. Includes visit into vast subterranean lager cellars of Jackson Brewery (non-operating). Runs March 20-June 27. $25. brewingheritagetrail.com.

Sunday, June 6

FAMILY: OTR Performs: School of Rock, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free,

FESTIVALS/PRIDE: Northern Kentucky PrideFest 2021, noon-5 p.m., Mainstrasse Village, Covington. Vendors, performers, family-friendly activities and food and drink options. Information: nkypridecenter.org.

SHOPPING: Flea in the Fort, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tower Park, 900 Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Flea market, local artisans, crafters, vendors and food trucks in Tower Park. 

SHOPPING: Art on Vine, noon-6 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Shop for local art, direct from the artists. artonvinecincy.com.

SHOPPING: Tri-State Antiques Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg. Five acres with over 200 vendors selling antique, vintage and retro merchandise from a variety of time periods. Future market dates are June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. $4. lawrenceburgantiqueshow.com.

TOURS: Brunch, Beer and Breweries Tour, 11 a.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Brunch, beer tastings and a behind-the-scenes tour of brewpub. Catch streetcar to Brewery District to learn about brewing history and visit underground lagering cellar. Includes 6-8 beer samples and brunch. Runs Sundays April 18-June 20. $55. brewingheritagetrail.com.

TOURS: Historic Mount Adams Walking Tours, 1 p.m., Mount Adams Bar & Grill, 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams. 2-hour guided walking tour of neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and mask. Runs Sundays through Oct. 31. Benefits Mount Adams Civic Association. $10. mtadamscincy.org.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: Bikers Against Hunger Poker Run, June 13, Indian Motorcycle Parking Lot, 10855 Dixie Hwy, Walton. Gates open 10 a.m., blessing of the bikes at noon followed by poker run, silent auction, live music, refreshments and more. Sponsored by Tri-State Two Wheelers. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. 

CHARITY/RECREATION: 3v3 Basketball Tournament, July 17, Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin Simpson Road, Deerfield Township. 3v3 tourney, 3-point shootout. Prizes. Benefits outreach programs at Countryside YMCA. register: countrysideymca.org.

HEALTH: Yoga in Nature, 5-week workshop at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum runs June 10-July 8. $60, $15 single workshop. pyramidhill.org/yoga-in-nature.

MUSEUMS: Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine, 6 p.m. June 10, Jane’s at Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Quarterly lecture series returns to in-person events with celebration of the 5-year anniversary of Findlay Kitchen. eventbrite.com.

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