Monday, Jan. 9
FOOD: Asian Cuisine Week, at participating restaurants in Greater Cincinnati. Runs Jan. 9-15. Choose from a list of $10 secret menu items exclusive to this week. More than 40 participating Asian restaurants. acw.asianati.com.
MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: Tribute to the Trumpet Kings with Now Hear This, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
RECREATION: Skiing and Snowboarding, daily, Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg. perfectnorth.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
COMEDY: Simply Comedy, 9 p.m., Symposium, 2835 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Weekly showcase of local comics and out-of-town drop-ins hosted by River Monster Stand Up. Free. eventbrite.com.
MUSEUMS: Beyond Bollywood, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Through more than 100 artworks drawn from US museums and private collections, you can explore the representation of dance in the arts from South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Himalayan region from the 1st to the 21st centuries. Runs Nov. 11-Feb. 5. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch: Mika Komuro, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free.
RECREATION: Hello Cincy Social Hour, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kinley Hotel Exchange Bar, 636 Race St., Downtown. Casual, recurring happy hour that allows newcomers, remote workers and others to connect and network. Hosted by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Registrants get first drink free. Free. Eventbrite.com.
ENDING: Weston Art Gallery exhibits, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Three exhibits ending Jan. 15: Candace Black: Accoutrements; Steven Thurston: Lost in Translation, Deception and Desire; Mary Jo Bole: Family White Elephants. Free.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
LECTURE: Celebrating Self Luncheon Speaker Series: Tisha Livingston, 11:30 a.m., Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. $25. SOLD OUT.
MUSEUMS: Free As They Want To Be: Artists Committed to Memory, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Exhibit considers the historic and contemporary role photography and film have played in remembering legacies of slavery and its aftermath. Runs Sept. 30-March 5. Included with admission. $15, $10.50 ages 3-12. freedomcenter.org.
BARS: MOTR Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. With a rotating cast of hosts including Maxx McKinley, Rob McAllister, Kryst Kruer, Kristen Kreft and Dave Cupp. Free. motrpub.com.
SPORTS: Cyclones vs Walleye, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. T-shirt giveaway and $2 Beer Night. cycloneshockey.com.
ENDING: Craft and Camera: the Art of Nancy Ford Cones, Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. First major presentation of work by internationally renowned photographer from Loveland who created photographs during a time female artists struggled for recognition. This body of work features imaginative subjects, like fairy tales and literary scenes, brought to life. Most photos were taken between 1900-1939. Ends Jan. 15. $15, $10 seniors and children. Admission is free every Sunday. taftmuseum.org.
Thursday, Jan. 12
MUSIC: George Shingleton, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport.
MUSIC: Parker Gispert Solo, 9:30 p.m., MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. motrpub.com.
SHOPPING: Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Campbell County Branch Library: Newport Branch, 901 E. Sixth St., Newport. Prices range from 25 cents to $3.
THEATER: Dearly Departed, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Runs Jan. 12-29. Mariemontplayers.com.
Friday, Jan. 13
COMEDY: Jess Hilarious, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Jan. 13-14. liberty.funnybone.com.
COMEDY: Tony Woods, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Jan. 13-15. gobananascomedy.com.
COMEDY: River Monster Stand Up, 7 p.m., Esoteric Brewing Co., 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Hosted by Hanna Ljungholm and Anna Mazza. Free. eventbrite.com.
ENTERTAINMENT: Dinner Detective Murder Mystery, 7-10 p.m., Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. Interactive murder mystery. Includes 4-course dinner and prizes. Cash bar. $64.95. Eventbrite.com. SOLD OUT.
EXPO: O’Reilly’s Cavalcade of Customs, 3-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Hundreds of classic and hot rod show vehicles on display. See traditional rods, customs, nostalgia race cars, pinup girl contest and more. Celebrity showcase features Jeff Lutz, Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat, Henry Winkler, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Jon Moxley. $23, $8 ages 6-12, free ages 5-under. Autorama.com.
EXPO: National Fishing Expo, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Fishing vendors, education and fun. Runs Jan. 13-15. $12-$25, free ages 17-under with paying adult. Nationalfishingexpos.com.
MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Grieg: Peer Gynt in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. cincinnatisymphony.org.
MUSIC: Chris Barron of Spin Doctors, Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton.
MUSIC: Ward Davis, Nolan Taylor Band, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $22.50. southgatehouse.com.
MUSIC: Rachel Azbell Quartet, Caffe Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. caffevivace.com.
SPORTS: Cyclones vs Fuel, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Dragonfly Foundation Night. cycloneshockey.com.
THEATER: Of Men and Cars, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. $25 advance. Free parking. sorgoperahouse.org.
Saturday, Jan. 14
ART OPENING: Erika Nj Allen: This is Not a Coup, 5-8 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2936 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Immersive black and white photo installation transports visitors to the banana farms of Guatemala. Exhibit draws on the “Chiquita Banana Cookbook.” Lecture from Dr. Shana Klein on the history of United Fruit Company takes place from 5-6 p.m.; art opening follows. wavepoolgallery.org.
COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase: Brian Parise, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $10. bombsawaycomedy.com.
ENTERTAINMENT: Cincinnati SongSlam, 7-9 p.m., Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Five teams each present a single new song for voice and piano. Audience chooses winner. Free. cincinnatisonginitiative.org.
EXPO: Cincinnati Wedding Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Marriott Cincinnati North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester Township. A Bridal Affair hosts this expo, which features show-only vendor discounts and specials, giveaways and more. Free admission, but registration required. Eventbrite.com.
MUSIC: Najee, Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton.
MUSIC: Witches of Rifle Range, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. With Luther Ray and the Flood, the Kentucky Struts, Matt St. George.
MUSIC: The Brother Brothers, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport.
MUSIC: Smoke Healer, Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. With Howl at the Sky, the Eternal Now. madisontheater.com.
OUTDOORS: Walking Walnut Woods: Restoration of an Urban Forest, 10 a.m., Walnut Woods, Corner of Victory Parkway and Sulsar Avenue, Evanston. Get outside with the Lloyd Library and explore the newest of Cincinnati’s parks. No reservations needed. Free.
RECREATION: Late Night Date Night, 10 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. Enjoy romantic night under the stars, use telescopes, see behind the scenes of the observatory. Adults only. $30. Eventbrite.com.
THEATER: Grand Horizons, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Over a quiet dinner for two, Bill and Nancy serenely decide to divorce after 50 years of marriage. While Nancy feels liberated and Bill seems unfazed, their adult sons Brian and Ben don’t exactly take it well. As the “kids” descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community to mediate, everything they thought they knew about their parents comes crashing down. Runs Jan. 14-Feb. 5. ensemblecincinnati.org.
TOUR: Cincinnati Music Hall Indoor Tour, 1 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Presented by Friends of Music Hall. 75-minute tour of private and public spaces, led by knowledgeable guides. $15.
Sunday, Jan. 15
COMMUNITY: Ringin’ in an Appalachian New Year, noon-6 p.m., Holy Family Church, 3006 W. Eighth St., East Price Hill. Bring a potluck dish to share. Pie contest. Live music throughout the day. Sponsored by Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. Free.
FOOD: Chili Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Sample chili and chili-themed foods from participating vendors. $10-$20. findlaymarket.org.
FOOD: Drag Brunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Alcove by MadTree, 1410 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21-up. $32-up. Eventbrite.com.
MUSIC: Narrative of a Slave Woman: Songs of Suffering, Hope and Freedom, 4 p.m., ARCO, 3301 Price Ave., East Price Hill. Presented by Cincinnati Song Initiative and featuring LaToya Lain and Casey Robards. $5-$25. eventbrite.com.
MLK DAY: Sharing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream of One Nation, 3 p.m., Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Ave., Avondale. Interfaith vesper hour with speaker Christie Kuhns. Free.
RECREATION: Cincinnati Rollergirls Bootcamp, 10 a.m., The Place, 3211 Lina Place, Colerain Township. Open to ages 18-up. Requirements: quad roller skates, helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads and mouth guard. $20. Skates available to rent for $5 cash only on day of camp. Tryouts will be held on Jan. 22. cincinnatirollergirls.com.
SHOPPING: Art on Vine Happy New Year Sale, noon-7 p.m., Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. More than 80 local creatives and makers. Future markets: Feb. 12, March 12, April 15. Free admission. Artonvinecincy.com.
ENDING: Natural World, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Photography-based exhibition explores and expands ideas of the natural order. Runs Sept. 30-Jan. 15. Free.
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