Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 5-11 – The Cincinnati Enquirer

CHARITY: Aruna Run, 7:30 a.m., 166 W. Mehring Way, Downtown. International human rights non-profit dedicated to creating lifelong freedom for survivors of human trafficking. Participants run for an enslaved woman by name and receive an athletic drawstring bag handmade by Aruna artisans freed in part by funds raised in previous Aruna Runs.
HEALTH: Yoga, 6 p.m., Inwood Park, 104 Wellington Place, Mount Auburn. Mondays through Sept. 26. Free.
MUSIC: Keehner Park Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester Township. West Chester Symphony. Free.
MUSIC: Dreamers, Bogart’s. With the Score. 
MUSIC: Jack Harlow: Come Home, the Kids Miss You Tour, Andrew J. Brady Music Center.
SPORTS: LPGA Queen City Championship, Kenwood Country Club. Runs Sept. 5-11.
THEATER: Hamilton, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs Sept. 6-Oct. 2.
MUSIC: Thundercat, MegaCorp Pavilion.
THEATER: Banachek: Telepathy, 7-9:30 p.m., Ghost Baby, 1314 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine. One of the world’s greatest mentalists plays with the psyche using his extraordinary powers of illusion, persuasion and mentalism. $65-up.
COMMUNITY: Soup and Stories, noon-3 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2940 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Runs every Wednesday May 25-Sept. 28. Enjoy soup made by immigrant chefs and hear empowering stories. Free.
FILM: Summer Cinema: “Remember the Titans,” 9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.
HEALTH: Yoga on the Levee, 6 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates leads classes at Aquarium Plaza. Runs Wednesdays April 6-Oct. 26. Free.
MUSEUMS: Beyond Guilt, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Six short films by students at Northern Kentucky University and candid photographs taken by local artist/activist Harriet Kaufman tell the powerful and redemptive stories of those impacted by over-sentencing and over-punishment. Runs Aug. 18-Nov. 27. $15, $10.50 ages 3-12.
MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday: The Cliftones, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Runs June 1-Sept. 7. Free.
MUSIC: Odesza, Riverbend Music Center. With Sylvan Esso, Elderbrook and Nasaya.
MUSIC: S.G. Goodman, Garcia Peoples, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary.
TASTING: National Bourbon Heritage Month, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m., Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. Taste Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 year and 15 year, George T. Staggs 2019, WL Weller CYPB. Open local craft beer bar, small bites and cash bourbon bar with other rare bourbons. $150.
COMEDY: Whitney Cummings, Taft Theatre.
COMEDY: Gabe Kea, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Sept. 8-11.
COMEDY: Lewberger, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. One night only.
DANCE: Salsa on the Square, 7 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free.
DANCE: Cincinnati Ballet: New Works, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Experience innovative dance including a world premiere from Cincinnati choreographer and Dancefix phenom Heather Britt and a Cincinnati premiere by award-winning British choreographer Cathy Marston. Runs Sept. 8-18.
FESTIVALS: Harvest Home Fair: The Tradition Lives On, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot. Parade kicks off festivities at 6 p.m. Thursday. Exhibits, competitions, food and drinks, rides and more await. Free Thursday, $5 Friday-Saturday, free ages 12-under.
MUSIC: Paul Thorn Band, Memorial Hall. With Angela Perley.
MUSIC: Magic City Hippies, Madison Live.
RECREATION: Adult Swim: Rhinegeist Night, 7-10 p.m., Ziegler Pool, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21-up. Other dates: Aug. 4, Sept. 8. $10.
ART: On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Group exhibition of artists whose work engages the complex and contested relationship humans have with notions of environment, wilderness, nature and place. Runs Sept. 9-Jan. 15. 
ART: Richard H. Jones: New Works, 6-8 p.m., Sinclair Community College Courseview Campus, Building B, 5386 Courseview Drive, Mason. Opening reception in partnership with The Arts Alliance. Free.
CHARITY: Beats for Babes, 9 p.m., Tokyo Kitty, 575 Race St., Downtown. All-women DJ lineup of house and techno artists. Raffle items from women-owned and operated businesses, signature cocktail, swag bags and more. Benefits Abortion Fund of Ohio. $25, $20 advance.
COMEDY: We Ain’t Done Wildn Yet Comedy Tour, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Sept. 9-10.
FESTIVAL: HorrorHound Weekend, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Meet celebrities Bruce Campbell, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones and many more. Cosplay, get inked at Ink Fusion, workshops and horror film screenings, horror merchandise and more.
FESTIVAL: Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Goebel Park at Mainstrasse, 501 Philadelphia St., Covington. Live music, German food and beer, local art and plenty of surprises.
FESTIVAL: Springboro Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, United Church of Christ, 5 W. Mill St. Enjoy German food, beer and wine, games, polka music, dancing, wiener dog race, kids’ fun zone and more. $3 admission, free for ages under 12 and active military with ID. 937-748-1969;
FESTIVAL: Vinoklet Art & Wine Fest, 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township. Live music, art vendors, food, wine, dancing and fun. Free admission. Free parking and free overflow parking with shuttle service at Germania Park.
FESTIVAL: St. Barbara Rocktoberfest, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger. Friday-Sunday. 859-371-3100;
FESTIVAL: St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast, 4626 Vine St., St. Bernard. 7-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. 513-641-3176;
FESTIVAL: St. Saviour Festival, 4136 Myrtle Ave., Deer Park. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Food, beer, live bands, games, rides, basket raffle, grand raffle, golf ball drop and more. 513-791-9004;
FESTIVAL: St. Susanna Festival, 500 Reading Road, Mason. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 2-9 p.m. Sunday. Chicken and fish dinners served all weekend. Beer available with ID and wristband. 513-398-3821;
HALLOWEEN: Terror Town, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. Explore this Old West town where you can eat, drink, shop and play games. Runs Sept. 2-Nov. 5. $40 upgraded horror pass, $30 general.
MUSIC: Live at the Levee: 3 Day Rule, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Weekly through Oct. 28. Free.
MUSIC: Sam Hunt, Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park. With Travis Denning.
MUSIC: The Mountain Goats, Bogart’s.
MUSIC: Colt Ford, Lori’s Roadhouse.
MUSIC: Set It Off, MegaCorp Pavilion. With Oxymorons, Rain City Dave, Concrete Castles.
BEER: Grainworks Brewing Company 5th Anniversary Celebration, 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, 7790 Service Center Drove, West Chester. Three-day indoor/outdoor celebration, large outdoor concert stage, live music, event-exclusive beers on tap, wine/cider/cocktails, food trucks and more.
RECREATION: Vintage Motorcycle Rally, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Over 30 trophies to be awarded in 15 vintage show classes. Swap meet, moto gear, parts and accessories, local bike dealers, door prizes and expert advice. Rain or shine. $10 weekend pass, $7 per day.
RECREATION: Fairfield Auto Fest, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 3:30-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Village Green Park, Fairfield. Friday: Good Enough Garage Show, Saturday: Village Green Car Show. Sunday: Aubrey Rose Foundation British Car Show. Live music, vendors, food, beer and more.
THEATER: King Lear, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. In contemporary Europe, a familial dynasty divides when an aging patriarch splits his estate between two wicked daughters and casts out the third – the only one who truly loves him. As Lear and the status quo devolve into madness, the whole family faces the brutal truth of family dynamics, loyalty, and the existence of justice. Runs Sept. 9-Oct. 1.
TOURS: The Darkside of Brewing Tour, Brewing Heritage Trail Tour Center, 1939 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. 90-minute haunted tour features gruesome and macabre events from Cincinnati’s past. Includes visit to abandoned city street, flashlight tour of underground cellar complex of the historic Jackson Brewery and more. Runs Sept. 9-Nov. 5. $29.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Rollergirls, 6 p.m., Cintas Center, 1624 Musketeer Drive, Evanston. Season opener. $20, $15 advance, $7 ages 3-12, $5 ages 3-12 advance.
9/11: Tunnels to Towers 5K, 800 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs. Run/walk created to honor the life and death of Stephen Stiller, a NYC firefighter who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001, in the Twin Towers.
ART: Earth Expressions: Meandering, 10-11 a.m., Witt Pollinator Garden at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. Interactive exhibit features multiple tunnels made with 16-foot cattle panels with designs woven into them. Opening reception. $10, $8 seniors and active military, $6 ages 4-12.
CHARITY: Red Tie Gala, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and afterparty. Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. $250.
CHARITY: Ales for Tails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Municipal Brew Works, 20 High St., Hamilton. Craft beer, food trucks, unique vendors, live music, dog and cat pet contests, pet microchipping, pet adoptions from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Animal Friends Humane Society.
CRAFT SHOW: Liberty Home Association Craft & Vendor Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton.
EDUCATION: Birds & Brews, 1-4 p.m., Little Miami Brewing, 208 Mill St., Milford. Meet Longbottom Bird Ranch ducks, pet them and learn about the world of domestic ducks. Free.
FAMILY: Loveland Frogman Race, 8:30 a.m., Race features 5-mile kayak, 8-mile bike and 5K run. SOLD OUT.
FAMILY: Pinkalicious: The Musical, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. $26 show and cupcake meet and greet, $14 show only.
FESTIVAL: Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Renaissance Park, 10542 Stare Route 73, Harveysburg. Full armor jousting, more than 150 artisans, demonstrations in glassblowing, jewelry making, blacksmithing, stone carving, leather craft, weaving and more. Food, drinks, games and rides, dozens of theatrical shows. Runs Sept. 3-Oct. 30.
FESTIVAL: Flying Circus, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. Model airplane enthusiasts put on a radio control model air show featuring more than 200 model aircraft of all kinds, from helicopters to jets, and many historical reenactments. Refreshments available. $5, free for ages under 7. Free parking.
FESTIVAL: Port Middletown Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Central Ave. between Main St. and Verity Parkway, Middletown. Live music, wine garden, food, family-friendly activities, specialty shops and galleries.
FESTIVAL: Cincinnati Moon Festival, 3-8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Family-friendly activities, food, cultural displays and performances. Concert by Asian American artist Jason Chu. Free admission.
FOOD: Horse Soldier Bourbon Dinner, 7 p.m., The Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. 3-course dinner with bourbon tasting. $50. 859-491-8000.
LECTURE: Stand-Up History, 4:30 p.m., Fogarty’s Irish Pub, 3620 Harrison Ave., Cheviot. Join Molly Wellmann, Dann Woellert and Greg Hand for stories of Cincinnati’s West Side’s past. Free.
MUSEUMS: Columbia Settlement 1788, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Learn about the first pioneer settlers to Cincinnati. Demonstrations, crafts and games. $10, $5 ages 5-11.
MUSIC: Ohio is for Lovers Festival, Riverbend Music Center. Featuring Descendents, Bayside, the Wonder Years, Hawthorne Heights, Senses Fail, Story of the Year, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Knuckle Puck, Crimson Apple, Back Luck and Mint Green.
MUSIC: Spyro Gyra, Ludlow Garage.
MUSIC: Freekbass, Riverfront Live.
MUSIC: Summer Concert Series: Jump ‘n’ Jive Band, 7-9 p.m., Sharon Woods Cardinal Crest Meadow, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Free.
MUSIC: Woodburn Concert Series: White Lighter, Woodburn Brewery, 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. 
MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
POETRY: DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam, 5-9 p.m., Artsville, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. $30 poet registration fee.
RECREATION: Zoom RedHawk Triathlon Festival, 6:45 a.m., 6301 Park Office Road, College Corner. Races include beginner, sprint, Olympic, and 1/3 iron distances in triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes, aquathons and various open swim distances.
SHOPPING: Off Market, Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and more.
SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs San Jose Earthquakes, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Parkway, West End. Noche Latina.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Bengals home opener vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., Paycor Stadium. Pregame at The Banks spans three blocks in the Dora district on E. Freedom Way running from Joe Nuxhall Way to Race Street and features music, food, drinks and games.
9/11: Race for Warriors, 9 a.m., 6249 S. Mason Montgomery Road, Mason. 5K dedicated to those who risk their lives for the United States.
9/11: Steps ‘n Salutes Green Beret 5K, 8 a.m., Nisbet Park, 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland. Race benefits Green Beret Foundation.
EDUCATION: Birds & Brews, noon-4 p.m., Alexandria Brewing Co., 7926 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria. Meet Longbottom Bird Ranch ducks, pet them and learn about the world of domestic ducks. Free.
FILM: Czech Film Mini-Festival, 2-5 p.m., Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Includes long and short Czech movies 
NEIGHBORHOOD: Second Sunday on Main, noon-5 p.m., Main St. between 12th St. and Liberty, Over-the-Rhine.
MUSIC: The Afghan Whigs, Bogart’s.
MUSIC: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, PNC Pavilion.
MUSIC: Woodburn Concert Series: Ultimate Bengals Kickoff Experience featuring ETB Rock Band Showcase, Woodburn Brewery, 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. 
ENDING: Carousel, Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, East Price Hill. In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow captivates and marries a naive millworker. He loses his job just as he learns Julie is pregnant, making him desperately intent to provide a decent life for his family. Runs Aug. 17-Sept. 11. 513-241-6550.


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