Who says there's nothing going on in Cincinnati?
I've found a bunch of fun stuff going on in the Queen City. Check your calendar and see what you can squeeze in during the next few weeks.
Thursday December 24 - The Feast of Seven Fishes:
The owners of Bella Luna are welcoming you to a special family tradition. La Vigilia is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition that showcases seven varieties of fish. Bella Luna is serving up a seafood buffet with seafood cannelloni, shrimp Parmigiana, zuppa di pesce, sole fiorentina, smoked salmon rigatoni, cod piccata style, and salted baccala. There will also be pasta and meat choices. Salad, bread and dessert are included in the meal price of $26.95. 4632 Eastern Ave., Linwood. Call 513-871-5862 for reservations.
Dec 29- "Loveland"
Ann Randolph's newest one-woman show about her hometown has been selling out in San Francisco. The play is about an irreverent, lovable woman as she travels back from LA to her childhood home in Ohio as she confronts the loss of the biggest love of her life. Mel Brooks has compared Randolph to Gilda Radner for her extreme brand of humor and ability to take us from tears to laughter in the same minute.
The author of "Squeeze-Box" brings the show to Cincinnati for one performance only (for her mom at the holidays). 7:30 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 513-621-2787. $22.
New Year's Eve
This ultraluxe club on Fountain Square is launching with a grand opening on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $40 a person. Owners spent $1.4 million decking out the space - the venue will regularly feature a five hour happy hour with five dollar appetizers and five dollar cocktails.
Tonic on 4th
Cincinnati native Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollon) will DJ at Tonic on 4th on New Year's Eve. Tonic is only selling 150 tickets for the special event ($45 per person), which includes a champagne toast at midnight, two drink tickets with entry before 9 pm, and one drink ticket after 9 pm.
CSL New Year’s Eve Party
The ever-popular CSL New Year's bash is taking over Oakley's 20th Century once again. Tickets are $70 per person and include a ticketed bar with guests receiving six tickets for Bud Light bottles and four tickets for Smirnoff Pineapple, Smirnoff Pear or Crown Royal cocktails. Guests will also enjoy a champagne toast at midnight and a buffet with a variety of hors d'oeuvres, desserts and coffee. The Paul Otten Band will entertain the crowd.
FB's on 6th Street is partnering with Moet, Chandon, & Belvedere for a limited-ticket event on New Year's Eve. For $50 a person, guests will enjoy their own champagne split and specials on a variety of champagne cocktails. Table service is available for $500, which includes a magnum bottle of Chandon and a magnum bottle of Belvedere.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Through January 3 - Roaring Tigers, Leaping Carp
This collection of over 100 pieces of painting and sculpture delves into the symbolism of animals in Chinese art.
Through January 17 - Imperishable Beauty
Late 19th and early 20th Century jewelry from France, Germany, Austria and the U.S.
Friday January 8 - Junior League of Cincinnati Lounge Party at Hugo
The Junior League of Cincinnati lounge party is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends after the holidays. Guests can enjoy drink specials from 8 - 10 pm and a variety of sophisticated Southern dishes.
January 12 Spring Awakening at the Aronoff
This Tony Award-winning rock musical is very racy and a little bit controversial. Set in Late 19th Century Germany, this show explores the discovery of sex, and how younger and older generations view eroticism differently. Music by Duncan Sheik.
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