Monday, July 4
FAMILY: The Science of Color featuring Prismatica, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Surround yourself in a rainbow of color with this interactive art installation that features giant, pivoting prisms that transform the Krohn into a kaleidoscope of color. Runs July 2-Oct. 16. $10, $7 ages 5-17, free ages 4-under. cincinnati-oh-gov.
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SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets, Great American Ball Park. Runs July 4-6.
Tuesday, July 5
FAMILY: Christmas in July, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, EnterTrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy the cool trappings of the winter holidays in this snowy winter wonderland. The North Pole-themed walk-through experience features reindeer stables, elves workshop, Mrs. Claus’ old-fashioned kitchen and Santa himself. Runs through July 31. Admission starts at $9.95. 513-898-4656; entertrainmentjunction.com.
MUSIC: Rhythm on the Plaza: Ollie & the Vault, 7-9 p.m., Clifton Plaza, 333 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Runs June 2-Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Lake Erie Crushers, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Runs July 5-7. florenceyalls.com.
Wednesday, July 6
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. owningyourownvoice.org.
FAMILY: Summer Music Games, 7:30 p.m., Atrium Stadium, Dwire Field Mason High School, 6100 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason. Drum Corps International competition features performances by Cincinnati Tradition, Columbus Saints, Music City, Phantom Regiment, Crossmen, Bluecoats. $15-$40. drumcorpsshow.com.
FILM: Summer Cinema, 9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free movies on the lawn. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” washingtonpark.org.
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: Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, Taft Museum of Art, Pike St., Downtown. This special exhibition displays approximately 50 costumes and accessories from eight acclaimed film adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels. These costumes were worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. Collection travels from London for its North American debut at the Taft. Runs June 11-Sept. 4. $18, $16 seniors, free members. taftmuseum.org.
MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday: Yabba Griffiths & Traxx, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Runs June 1-Sept. 7. Free. myfountainsquare.com.
MUSIC: Wednesdays in the Woods: Sound Body Jazz Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., Burnet Woods Bandstand, Burnet Woods Drive, Clifton. Free. Runs June 1-Aug. 16. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Acoustic Lunch Series: Greg Lee, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Piatt Park, 100 Garfield Place, Downtown. Runs June 1-Aug. 31. Hosted by Cincinnati Parks. Free.
MUSIC: Third Eye Blind, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. With Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad.
MUSIC: Big Time Rush, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. with Dixie D’Amelio.
MUSIC: Crown Jewels of Jazz: Tia Fuller and Diamond Cut, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park, 1600 Art Museum Drive, Mount Adams. Free.
OPERA: Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival: Fierce, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Parkway, Over-the-Rhine. World premiere of a heartwarming coming-of-age story inspired by Cincinnati teen girls. cincinnatiopera.org.
THEATER OPENING: Jerry’s Girls, Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, East Price Hill. Jerry Herman has always put larger than life female characters in his shows center stage. There’s Dolly Gallagher Levi of Hello Dolly, Auntie Mame Dennis of Mame, Countess Aurelia of Dear World, Mabel Normand of Mack and Mabel and ZaZa of La Cage Aux Folles. Now these powerhouse women are all in one musical theater show. Runs July 6-31. 513-241-6550.
Thursday, July 7
COMEDY: Laurie Kilmartin, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs July 7-9. gobananascomedy.com.
DANCE: Salsa on the Square, 7 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free.
FAMILY: Smale Family Fun Days, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 124 E. Mehring Way, Downtown. Free UDF ice cream, face painting, balloon artists, animal encounters and puppet show with Wump Mucket Puppets. Free. cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks.
FAMILY: The Science of Pixar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $19.50, $15.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
SHOPPING: Camp Washington Farmer’s Market, 4-6 p.m., Valley Park, 3220 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Farmers, bakers, crafters and other vendors visit every Thursday.
FESTIVALS: OTR Film Festival, various venues around the city. Starts Thursday, July 7 and runs through July 10. Screenings take place at Woodward Theater (1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine), Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Site 1212 (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine) and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown). Benefits LADD. $130 for 10 film pass, $65 for 5 film pass, $55 virtual. otrfilmfest.org.
MUSIC: Happy Hour at U-Square: DJ Ghost, 4:30-6:30 p.m., U-Square, 263 Calhoun St., Clifton. DJs perform in partnership with nearby bars and restaurants. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Roots Revival: Chase McCreary & Evan McMillian, 7-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Thursdays June 2-Sept. 1. Free. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: Music on the River: The Renegades, Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Lawrenceburg. Free. downtownlawrenceburg.com.
MUSIC: Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour, Riverbend Music Center.
MUSIC: Death Cab for Cutie, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation.
OPERA: Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival: The Pirates of Penzance, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Gilbert and Sullivan’s perfectly preposterous comic operetta finds Frederic, an orphan apprenticed to a lively band of pirates, is soon to celebrate his 21st birthday, when he’ll be free to pursue a life – and love – all his own. The charming Mabel catches his eye, and she’s supremely smitten in return. But the crafty Pirate King finds a loophole in Frederic’s contract, setting the young lovers’ future upon stormy seas. Will Frederic and Mabel steer their way to a happily-ever-after? cincinnatiopera.org.
RECREATION: Adult Swim, 7-10 p.m., Ziegler Pool, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21-up. $10. zeiglerpark.org.
Friday, July 8
ART OPENING: Obsolete, Thread, Sam King, Michael Nichols, Master Pieces 16, 6-9 p.m., Manifest Gallery, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. Five unique openings. Runs July 8-Aug. 5. manifestgallery.org.
ART OPENING: Wild/Life, 5-7 p.m., Lloyd Library and Museum, 917 Plum St., Downtown. Opening reception. lloydlibrary.org.
ART OPENING: Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Runs July 8-Oct. 2. $12. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
COMEDY: Jamie Lissow, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs July 8-9. liberty.funnybone.com.
EXPOS: Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Runs July 8-10. facebook.com.
FILM: Float-In Movies: “Hairspray,” 9:30 p.m., Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, 9001 Mount Hope road, Harrison. Rent a boat for $40 and watch film from water. Up to 4 persons per boat. Food and beverages for sale. greatparks.org.
FESTIVALS: Cincinnati Celtic Festival, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Freedom Way, Downtown. Family fun with Celtic music, dancing, food, whiskey tasting tent, Guinness experience tasting tour and more. cincycelticfest.com.
FESTIVALS: Paradise Music & Beer Festival, 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, Braxton Brewing Co., W. Seventh St., Covington. Featuring Infamous Stringdusters, Ripe, Magic Beans and more. Ages 21-up. $125 per day/$225 weekend Super VIP, $75/$140 VIP, free general admission. paradise-fest.com.
FESTIVALS: The Cincy Lit Fest Summer Shindig, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Mockbee, 2260 Central Parkway, West End. Featuring live music from Turich Benjy, Exquisite, Speed Walton and more on Friday. On Saturday: Reno Chapo, Prince Bop, Don Sammy and more. $15-$48. eventbrite.com.
FILM: Sundance Short Films, Garfield Theatre, 719 Race St., Downtown. Two weekends. Runs July 8-10 and July 15-17. $10. cincyworldcinema.org.
FOOD: Jefferson’s Bourbon Dinner, 7 p.m., Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. 3-course dinner with bourbon tasting. $50. 859-491-8000.
MUSIC: Blues, Brews and BBQ, 7-10 p.m., ArtsConnect front lawn, 9158 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Live music from Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds, Blues in the Schools Band. Nick’s BBQ and beer from High Grain Brewing available for purchase. Free admission. cincyblues.org.
MUSIC: Fifth & Vine Live, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Friday: The Brook and the Bluff. Saturday: WEBN Fireworks Countdown Kickoff. Free. myfountainsquare.com.
MUSIC: Friday Flow: Chrisette Michele, 6-10 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs Fridays June 3-Sept. 2. Free. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: Friday Night Concerts, 8-11 p.m., Towne Square, Blue Ash. Stagger Lee. Runs June 10-Aug. 12 (except July 1). Free.
MUSIC: Live at Lunch on Short Vine: Andrew Ephraim, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Short Vine, 2717 Short Vine St., Corryville. Runs June1- Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Live at the Levee: Soul Pocket, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Weekly through Oct. 28. Free. newportonthelevee.com.
MUSIC: China Crisis 40th Anniversary Tour, Ludlow Garage.
MUSIC: LeAnn Rimes, Hard Rock Casino.
MUSIC: Wilderado, Madison Live. With Toledo.
MUSIC: Everclear, JD Legends. With Fastball and the Nixons.
SPORTS: 2022 LWS Open, 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Idlewild Disc Golf Course, 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Disc Golf Pro Tour is open to spectators this year. Spectators must stay within the provided confines for viewing and stay off the paying area. $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday, $40 weekend, free ages under 10. VIP passes sold out. pdga.com.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Great American Ball Park. Runs July 8-10.
THEATER OPENING: Harvey, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey – a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister and her daughter are determined to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. Runs July 8-24. mariemontplayers.com.
Saturday, July 9
ART OPENING: Cooking from Memory, 6-9 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2936 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Opening reception for immersive, food-based installation from Christopher Leitch showcasing Cincinnati’s collective histories and familial stories through recipes, taste and memories. Free. wavepoolgallery.org.
COMEDY: Helltown Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. With Shannon Norman, Senecca Stone, Wayne Memmott and Bridget Denman. bombsawaycomedy.com.
COMEDY: Let There Be Laughter: Gospel Comedy Jam, 5-8 p.m., Power & Faith Ministries, 8120 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy. Featuring EboniQ, Justus Blessed, Sheri Howard, JoJoe Woodford, Jeanine Simmons and Andre Holland. $20. eventbrite.com.
FESTIVALS: Water Lantern Festival, Eden Park, 980 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. waterlanternfestival.com.
FESTIVALS: Bellevue Block Party Music Fest, 3-10 p.m., Bellevue Hill Park, 2191 Ohio Ave., Clifton. In conjunction with Arts on the Avenue, Black Art Speaks and Blaz Atom, this music festival features great city views, an art gallery cocktail bar, face painting, adult games, food trucks, vendors, basketball tournament, live performances and DJs. You’ll hear from Santino Corleon, Siri Imani, J-Gutz, 6200 Rob amd Lantana. Ages 18-up. $100 unlimited drinks wristband (for ages 21-up), $25 general. facebook.com.
MUSIC: Jazz Brunch: Romel Sims, 10 a.m.-noon, Inwood Park, 2308 Vine St., Mount Auburn. Local jazz musicians perform. Runs June 1-Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
MUSIC: Summer Concert Series: Ethan and Joey, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods Harbor Amphitheater, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Free. greatparks.org.
MUSIC: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series: Marches Madness, 7:30 p.m., Devou Park Band Shell, Park Drive, Covington. Free. kyso.org.
MUSIC: Bacchanal Steel Band, 2 p.m., Lawrenceburg Public Library courtyard, 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg. Free.
MUSIC: Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, Riverbend Music Center.
MUSIC: O.A.R., Great American Ball Park, following the Reds vs. Tampa Bay Rays game. reds.com.
MUSIC: Berlin & A Flock of Seagulls, Timberwolf Amphitheatre, Kings Island.
MUSIC: Less Than Jake, Bowling for Soup and the Aquabats, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. With Mom Rock.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Westwood Second Saturday: Revive, 5-10 p.m., Westwood Town Hall. Westwood. Wellness weekend features tango lessons, activities from the YMCA and Cincinnati Recreation Commission, food and drinks, performances and more. westwoodworks.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD: NAACP Block Party, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Samuel Ach Park, 3495 Reading Road, Avondale. Family-friendly activities. In partnership with Urban League and Closing the Health Gap. Free. cincinnatinaacp.com.
POETRY: DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam, 5-9 p.m., Artsville, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. $20. cincinnatipoetryslam.com.
RECREATION: Beer 5K, 5 p.m., Sawyer Point Park, Downtown. This tasting event celebrates everything local. Local running, local breweries, local charities. Enjoy beer tastings before and after race. $40, $10 tasting only. beer5k.com.
RECREATION: Ohio Ladies Day Out, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Clifton Community Center, 320 McAlpin Ave., Clifton. Vendors, door prizes, speakers, massages, live entertainment and more. Free. ohioladiesdayout.eventbrite.com.
SHOPPING: Off Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and more. theoffmarket.org.
SHOPPING: East Row Yard Sale, 8 a.m., East Row Historic District, Newport. Community-wide yard sale.
SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs New York Red Bulls, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Parkway, West End. Pride Night. fccincinnati.com.
THEATER: Queen City Vaudevillians Opening Night, 7 p.m., Falcon Theater, 636 Monmouth St., Newport. Fast-paced evening of family-friendly entertainment. $15-$25. queencityvaudevillians.com.
Sunday, July 10
ART: SOS Art 2022, 6-9 p.m., Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Closing reception potluck. More than 150 artists participate in this event, which features paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, installations, videos, dance performances and discussions on current issues of peace and justice. Runs June 24-July 10. Free.
FAMILY: Sunday Showtime, 7-8:30 p.m., Hirsch Recreation Center, 3630 Reading Road, Avondale. Family-friendly theater and dance performances by local arts organizations. Runs through Aug. 16. Free. cliftonculturalarts.org.
FAMILY: Circus in the Parks, 1 p.m., Ault Park, 6090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus performs. Free.
FAMILY: OTR Performs: School of Rock, 6-8 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.
HEALTH: Kitty Yoga, 7 p.m., Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, 25 W. Eighth St., Covington. Damon Wilson leads class. Includes choice of coffee, tea or soda. $30. purfectdaycafecovington.com.
HEALTH: Goat Yoga, noon, Rosedale, 208 E. Twelfth St., Over-the-Rhine. Includes 45-minute class with baby goats and post-workout mimosa. Other dates: Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 23. Ages 21-up. $25. eventbrite.com.
MUSIC: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series: Marches Madness, 7:30 p.m., Tower Park, 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Free. kyso.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Second Sunday on Main, noon-5 p.m., Main St., Over-the-Rhine. This month’s theme is “Music City on Main” and features live music, vendors and more. secondsundayonmain.org.
RECREATION: Car Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Court Street Plaza, Downtown. Free admission.
SHOPPING: Summer Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oakley Kitchen, 3715 Madison Road, Oakley. Makers, growers and artisans sell locally-created products. Free.
CHARITY: Layers of Nature, Nov. 4, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Adults-only night features food, cocktails and more. Benefits CMC’s Champion More Curiosity. $225, $175 early bird through Oct. 7. cincymuseum.org.