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ArtsPass Roundup...September-December 2014

You gave $75 to ArtsWave and opted-in for ArtsPass benefits. You even created your account on the ArtsPass website and started perusing your benefits. Now what do you do?

With the Fall Arts Season kicking off soon, there are tons of exciting music, theatre, art, and dance events in our region. Make family memories, plan a date night, or schedule a girls night with ArtsPass! Here are the many ways you can use your ArtsPass from September to December 2014.  Login now to redeem these offers.

** Denotes appropriate for the whole family
= Denotes events specifically designed for children
~ Denotes appropriate for ages 12 and up

 

SEPTEMBER

Tickets are on sale for Broadway in Cincinnati productions of Dirty Dancing, Once, Elf, Cinderella, Anything Goes, The Lion King, and I Love Lucy.

September 4-18, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati – Hands on a Hardbody

September 6-14, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club ~

September 11 - Oct 5, Cincinnati Landmark Productions / Covedale Center for the Performing Arts – A Streetcar Named Desire

Sept 11, 17, & 18Cincinnati Ballet – Kaplan New Works Series **

September 14, Oxford Community Arts Center - hello, music. Oxford Arts Trio **

September 19, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Louis + John Adams + Mozart**

September 19, Broadway in Cincinnati - Dirty Dancing Ticket Offer Expires

September 23-Oct 5, Broadway in Cincinnati - Dirty Dancing

September 24, Clifton Cultural Arts Center – Sunset Salons: Film

September 27 - Oct 5, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

September 27 , Linton Music – Peanut Butter & Jam Session: It’s A String Thing ** =

September 28, Oxford Community Arts Center - hello, music. An Afternoon with John Bercaw

Art Academy of Cincinnati - Fall Class Registration Now Open

 

OCTOBER

Until October 3, Broadway in Cincinnati - Dirty Dancing

Until October 5, Cincinnati Landmark Productions / Covedale Center for the Performing Arts – A Streetcar Named Desire

Until October 5, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

October 3-5, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Mad Anthony Theatre: Love, Loss, and What I Wore

October 3-18, Sunset Players, Inc – Addams Family-A New Musical ~

October 8, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Celebrating Self – Alpaca Corner

October 9, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Debussy + Dvorak  **

October 10 - Nov 8, Know Theatre of Cincinnati– Moby Dick

October 10, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Fitton Family Fridays Zak Morgan ** =

October 11, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Speedy **

October 17 or 25, Children’s Theatre – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr ** =

October 18, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – New Series – The Ballroom Thieves

October 18-23, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, An Iliad

October 18-26, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – Safe House

October 19 & 20, Linton Music - Grand Opening: The Variation Trio & Benjamin Hochman **

October 11 & 25, Linton Music – Peanut Butter & Jam Session: It’s A String Thing ** =

October 23 – Nov 16, Cincinnati Landmark Productions / Covedale Center for Performing Arts – Into the Woods  ~

October 24, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – Andre Watts **

October 25, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – EntertainmentPlus! O Sole Trio

October 31 & Nov 1, Contemporary Dance Theater - ZviDance/DABKE

 

NOVEMBER

Until November 8, Know Theatre of Cincinnati– Moby Dick

Until November 16, Cincinnati Landmark Productions / Covedale Center for Performing Arts – Into the Woods ~

November 1, Broadway in Cincinnati - Elf  Ticket Offer Expires **

November 1, 6, & 8, Linton Music – Peanut Butter & Jam Session: It’s A String Thing ** =

November 2 & 3 , Linton Music - Eclectic Previn - Nostalgic Dvořák - Dynamic Schumann **

November 7, Broadway in Cincinnati - Once Ticket Offer Expires

November 7, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Fitton Family Fridays: ArtReach Children’s Theatre Hansel & Gretel ** =

November 7-9, Cincinnati Ballet – Peter Pan **

November 8, Fitton Center for Creative Arts New Series- The Floorwalkers

November 9, Cincinnati Boychoir – From Dawn to Setting Sun: A Salute to our Troops **

November 11-23, Broadway in Cincinnati - Once

November 12, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Celebrating Self, Cammy Dierking Discusses “Heart Health”

November 14, Cincinnati Memorial Hall - Signature Series: Broadway & Bordeaux

November 15, Madcap Puppets at Clifton Cultural Arts Center - Hats Off! Long Lost Stories **=

November 15, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – EntertainmentPlus! Michael Kaeshammer

November 15-23, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

November 19, Clifton Cultural Arts Center – Sunset Salons

November 22 & 23, Madcap Puppets at Cincinnati Art Museum - Hats Off! Long Lost Stories **=

November 22, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra - KSO 20th Century Premieres**

November 27, 28, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company – Comedy of Errors ~

November 28 – Dec 20, Know Theatre of Cincinnati – Bureau of Missing Persons

 

DECEMBER

Until December 20, Know Theatre of Cincinnati – Bureau of Missing Persons

December 2-7, Broadway in Cincinnati - Elf **

December 4, 5, 11, & 12, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company – Comedy of Errors ~

December 4-23, Cincinnati Landmark Productions /Covedale Center for Performing Arts – Plaid Tidings  **

December 5-14, Sunset Players, Inc – Aladdin ** =

December 5 & 6 , The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – The Snow Queen ** =

December 7, Cincinnati Boychoir – Holiday in the City (Spark Reloaded) ** =

December 10, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Celebrating Self – Cincinnati Railroad Club

December 12, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Fitton Family Fridays ArtReach Children’s Theatre The Night Before Christmas ** =

December 12 & 13, Cincinnati Black Theatre Company - Black Nativity **

December 13 & 14Cincinnati Boychoir – Messiah Part the First **

December 19-27, Cincinnati Ballet –  Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker  ** =

December 20, Fitton Center for Creative Arts – EntertainmentPlus! Comedian Dan St. Paul

December 22, Broadway in Cincinnati - The Lion King (April 14-26) Ticket Offer Expires

Cincinnati Children’s Choir – TBA December Concert ** =

 

Our museum, restaurant, and retail partners have year-round ongoing offers. Make sure to check those out! 

 

Cincinnati Loves Arts! - August Free Arts

Cincinnati is known for some amazing things: tasty ice cream and chilli, baseball, and the arts! Our region has so many opportunities to experience the arts--find a few below that are fun and FREE!

MUSIC

Boogie down at Devou Park. August is your last chance to hear the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as part of their Summer Series! Enjoy some classic, very recognizable tunes at "Anderson, Hayman & Mancini: POPS, Inc" on August 30. Admission is free, though a $5.00 per person donation is suggested.

Check out free live music almost every night on Fountain Square, Washington Park, or at Party in the Park.

VISUAL ART

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group). Or, hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Looking for something a little more risque'? Check out Manifest Gallery's newest exhibits starting on August 15. With a Regional Sculpture Showcase, a show with figurative works featuring the human form, and Perceptual Painters, Manifest Gallery provides a new, unique, and captivating art experience. **NOTE: exhibits may not be suitable for all ages.

THEATRE

Summer Shakespeare! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings another round of free Shakespeare in the Park performances to Greater Cincinnati. Check the schedule to see when CSC will be in your neighborhood.

Coming Soon - Wednesdays mean free live theatre at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Read more about the radical and revolutionary "Welcome Experiment."

ARTS OF ALL KINDS

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. August perfomances include Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and a special performance from Over the Rhine in Over the Rhine! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here.

Family fun with puppets! Madcap Puppets is hosting a Family Puppet Workshop on Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at their Glenmore studio. The puppets created will be part of a Westwood Art Show and parade on September 13. To get your family involved email John at:  j.lewandowski@madcappuppets.com .

Saturday, August 16, the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 13th Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair. Local artists will be on hand to display and sell their original works at this outdoor event. Mixed media will include: pottery, jewelry, enamel painted iron tiles, woodworks, oils, water colors, graphic art, fiber art, acrylics, photography, and ceramics. 

Want more info on free art? Follow ArtsWave on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates on free arts events throughout the summer.

#SUMMERinCincy - July Free Arts

Summer is heating up! Chill out with friends and family at some of these cool free arts events. 

Make history and break a world record! On July 24 at 6pm, head over to Fountain Square and help break the Guinness World Record for Salsa Dancing. It'll take 2000 people to break the record, so bring the whole family for a fun evening of dancing!

Celebrate Independence Day early and hear the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra chamber music series at Burnet Woods on July 3, 2014 at 6pm on the Burnet Woods Lake. Featuring performances from CCM, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and CCO Brass Quintet, plus a free fireworks show!

Free performances from amazing symphony orchestras! The Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra will be at the Fayette County Fairgrounds on July 14 and in Forest Park, OH on July 18. Find out more here. Or head over to the beautiful Devou Park on July 12 for Circus Devou Deux ($5 suggested donation) with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Circus Mojo. 

Looking for family arts fun? Price Hill Will is hosting an afternoon filled with family-friendly arts activities: The Warsaw Arts Festival on July 26. Have a blast at this free event, including a MYCincinnati Orchestra concert, Bucket Drumming classes and demonstrations, participatory art activities, food, and more. 

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. Performances include the Cincinnati Opera, yp/CC and MUSE Women's Chorus, concert:nova, Bi-okoto, and more! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here. There's also free music almost every night on Fountain Square, Washington Park, or at Party in the Park.

Cutting edge new art at Manifest Gallery. Master Pieces, an exhibit featuring works students working toward terminal degrees in art or design, opens on July 11. Find out more here

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group), including a special family fun day, Muy Caliente, on July 20. Or, hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Wednesdays have never been so fun! Clifton Cultural Arts Center's Wednesdays on the Green series has an eclectic mix of free live music. Check out the full schedule for more information. 

Starting in August, Wednesdays will also mean free live theatre at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Read more about the radical and revolutionary "Welcome Experiment."

Save-the-date - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings another round of free Shakespeare in the Park performances to Greater Cincinnati. Check the schedule to see when CSC will be in your neighborhood.

Want more info on free art? Follow ArtsWave on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates on free arts events throughout the summer.

Shake Up Your Summer - June 2014 Free Arts

The weather is getting warmer. Days are getting brighter. Summer is here! Yes, summer means spending time outdoors, seeing Reds games, and grilling out. But, summer also means more opportunities for the arts to bring people together.

ArtsWave is pleased to share news about several unique arts offerings in June that are completely free of charge. Read on …you’re sure to find something that you and your family will love. 

Break up your work week with some wonderful music on Wednesday nights. Clifton Cultural Arts Center's Wednesdays on the Green series has nine weeks of free live music, starting June 4. Check out the full schedule for more information.

Beautiful music and beautiful scenery! Hear the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra chamber music series at Burnet Woods on June 5, 2014, July 3, 2014, and August 7, 2014 at 8pm on the Burnet Woods Bandstand.

3CDC, with help from Enjoy the Arts, presents the OTR performs series in Washington Park this summer. Performances include the Cincinnati Opera, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, yp/CC and MUSE Women's Chorus, concert:nova, Bi-okoto, and more! It’s each Sunday from 6pm-8pm, and the list of performances is here.

See tomorrow's stars perform at the Covedale Center for the Arts. The CYPT Prep - Drama Workshop Showcase will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 3pm.

Join the Cincinnati Children’s Choir for the Queen City Children's Choir Festival Concerta special, national choral festival on the beautiful University of Cincinnati CCM campus. The non-competitive festival will focus on a supportive, sharing environment under the direction of CCC Managing Artistic Director, Robyn Lana, and guest artist/composer, Jim Papoulis. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3pm at the Patricia Corbett Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Love museums? You can always visit the Taft Museum of Art for free on Sundays (thanks to Western & Southern Financial Group), or hear free live music in the Taft Museum garden every Saturday from 1-3pm. Want something more modern? The Contemporary Arts Center has free admission (thanks to Macy's) on Monday nights from 5-9pm. 

Variety is the Spice of Life - May Free Arts

It’s easy to fall into a rut in our busy, day-to-day lives: everything from having the same dinners over and over again (sigh), to packing up the car and enjoying the same outings. There’s nothing wrong with having your favorites, but why not consider changing things up this month and trying something new with family or friends? 

ArtsWave is pleased to share news about several unique arts offerings in May that are completely free of charge. Read on …you’re sure to find something that’s great fit for you.  

Cincinnati Ballet 
Cincy Dances in Washington Park
Washington Park, Wednesday, May 21st at Noon
cballet.org/Washington%20Park%20Dance 

 

Queen City Chamber Opera  
Open dress rehearsal for Die Walküre, Act 1 with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati
Arts Center at Dunham (1945 Dunham Way, 45238) Thursday, May 22nd at 8:00 pm

Free event but registration requested: email isaac.selya@gmail.com with subject “Walküre Open Dress.” walkure.brownpapertickets.com

 

MYCincinnati Children’s Orchestra Concert 
Collaborative Student Concert with MYCincinnati 
Three Rivers School (56 Cooper Rd. Cleves, OH 45002) Saturday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Joint concert featuring local students joined by those from Dayton, Lexington, Chicago, and Cleveland participating in programs inspired by El Sistema, the renowned Venezuelan youth orchestra program that uses music as a vehicle for social change.  
facebook.com/events/1430292110560884
Laura Jekel, MYCincinnati Director 
laura@pricehillwill.org or 513-251-3800 x106


V+V@21C 
Participants create a Memory Map of the 50 United States
21C Hotel & Museum (609 Walnut Street, 45202) Sunday, May 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Artist/teacher Braxton Thomas will be helping students study images of 1-2 states, then draw their selected states from memory. At the end, pieces come together in a collaborative work depicting the entire country. Metropole will feature specials on their crafty cocktails and are offering $1 off draft beers for class attendees. 
www.21cmuseumhotels.com/cincinnati/visit/calendar/event/visionaries-voices-art-class-2/
Michael Hurst, 21c Museum Coordinator
mhurst@21cmuseum.org  or 513.578.6642