Things to do in Cincinnati this week: May 2-87 min read
Monday, May 2
COMEDY: Zane Helberg Live from Rehab, 7-9 p.m., Clifton Comedy Theatre, 404 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Geared toward people in the sober recovery community. $25. eventbrite.com.
FAMILY: Butterflies Along the Nile, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Soar back in time to ancient Egyptian gardens and immerse yourself in lush floral exhibits with inspiration taken from actual paintings found in temples and tombs. Colorful butterflies float gracefully around the room. $10, $7 children, free ages 4-under. Runs March 19-June 19.
FAMILY: Summer Series for Kids at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum goes on sale today. Ages 5-12. Workshops offer entertaining, interactive and educational experiences about art and nature. $5 per class. Register: pyramidhill.org.
RECREATION: Ziegler Pool Season Opening, 216 Woodward St., Over-the-Rhine. This public pool offers passes and daily tickets. zieglerpark.org.
Tuesday, May 3
HEALTH: Workout on the Green, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Washington Park. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free workouts on the great lawn. Runs April 5-May 31. washingtonpark.org.
MUSIC: May Festival Live at Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown.
Wednesday, May 4
CHARITY: Go Red for Women Experience, noon, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Benefits American Heart Association. Health screening and expo from 10:30 a.m.-noon, luncheon follows. $250. cincinnatigored.heart.org.
COMEDY: Carol Burnett, Wednesday-Thursday, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
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.
MUSIC: The Happy Fits, Top Cats.
Thursday, May 5
COMEDY: Katie Hannigan, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs May 5-8. gobananascomedy.com.
FAMILY: The Science of Pixar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. This popular exhibit has been extended to infinity … and beyond! Well, at least through mid-August. The interactive exhibition showcases the boundless limits of STEM, imagination and curiosity, letting you come face-to-face with favorite characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode and WALL•E. $19.50, $15.50 ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.
CINCO DE MAYO: Cinco de Mayo Party, The Banks, Downtown. Live music 5-7 p.m. by Trio Diablo with Tina de Alderete. Cocktail specials. Free admission.
THEATER OPENING: Into the Woods, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. cincyticket.com.
Friday, May 6
ART OPENING: Breaking Water, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. First in a series of encounters and experiences that examines what water as an agent can teach us. This group exhibition brings together works in installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture and performance. Runs May 6-Aug. 14. contemporaryartscenter.org.
ART OPENING: Center of Unfinished Business, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Roving reading room and discursive program organized by the multimedia platform Contemporary And (C&). Features a curated selection of influential books and series of discussions that respond to water. Runs May 2-Aug. 28. contemporaryartscenter.org.
ART OPENING: Hog Heaven Opening Reception, 6 p.m., The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The Hog Bristle Painters present art show featuring 88 paintings from 16 artists and more than 50 other paintings. Runs May 6-May 15.
CHARITY: Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Black tie gala benefitting American Heart Association. $500. cincinnatiheartball.heart.org.
CHARITY: Rhinegeist “Wokstar” Beer Launch, 3-7 p.m., Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Beer launched in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Games, appetizers and more. In collaboration with Oriental Wok. Proceeds benefit Asianati. aapiheritagecincy.com.
COMEDY: Arnez J, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs May 6-8. liberty.funnybone.com.
EXPOS: Energy National Dance Competition, 8:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. energyndc.com.
MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 11 a.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. cincinnatisymphony.org.
MUSIC: Engelbert Humperdink, Taft Theatre.
MUSIC: Leon Bridges, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Chiiild.
SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs Lake Erie Crushers, 7 p.m., Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. florenceyalls.com.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates, Great American Ball Park. Runs May 6-8.
THEATER OPENING: Wrong Window, Anderson Center Theatre, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township. Comedy whodunit written by Billy Van Zandt. Runs May 6-14. beechmontplayers.org.
THEATER OPENING: Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl, The Drama Workshop, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot. Runs May 6-22. thedramaworkshop.org.
THEATER OPENING: Two by Two, Arts Center at Dunham, 1945 Dunham Way, Westwood. Inspirational and hilarious retelling of the Biblical story of Noah. It seems that the building of the ark was only the first of Noah’s many challenges. Being chosen by God isn’t always smooth sailing. Runs May 6-21. sunsetplayers.org.
THEATER OPENING: Mission: Possible, Loveland Stage Company, 111 S. Second St., Loveland. Runs May 6-22. lovelandstagecompany.org.
Saturday, May 7
ART: In the Clouds Workshop, 2:15-3:15 p.m., The Carnegie, Scott St., Covington. Community can participate in artist-led workshop to make cloud installations to be exhibited. Free. thecarnegie.com/education.
CRAFT SHOW: Spring Craft and Vendor Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Simon, 825 Pontius Road, Delhi Township.
EXPO: Universal Energy Expo, Saturday-Sunday, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. Special guests include TikTok celebrity tarot reader and self care guru Madam Adam, author Patti Wigington, psychic mediums the Connor Sisters and paranormal investigators and energy workers Spirit Mechanix. universalenergyexponky.wordpress.com.
FARMERS MARKET: Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary parking lot, 9609 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. First market of the season. montgomeryfarmersmarket.org.
FESTIVALS: Cincy Cinco Latin Festival, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Enjoy Latin music, dance and food. Runs May 7-8. cincy-cinco.com.
FESTIVALS: Asian Food Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Court Street Plaza, Downtown. Enjoy Asian food from small plates, typically priced from $2-$8. Live etnertainment, local craft and Asian beer, family-friendly activities and more. Free admission. asianfoodfest.org.
FESTIVALS: Appalachian Festival, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Runs May 7-8. appalachianfestival.org.
MUSIC: Rivergrass Music Festival feat. Yonder Mountain String Band, Saturday-Sunday, Riverfront Live. With Lil Smokies, Armchair Boogie, Stringus Khan. cincyticket.com.
MUSIC: Drag Show 2 1/2, 7:30 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. $37, $29 members. fittoncenter.org.
MUSIC: Mason Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Mason United Methodist Church, 6315 Mason Montgomery Road. Gershwin, Mahler and more. Refreshments served. $25 premier seating, $15 general, $5 ages 6-under. masonsymphonyorchestra.org.
SHOPPING: Westside Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood. Open-air pop-up market features around 80 local businesses, mobile boutiques, artists, vintage sellers and food trucks. Free fitness classes at 10 a.m.
SPORTS: Impact Wrestling presents: Under Siege, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. See Impact wrestling stars and knockouts, championship matches, rivalries settled and more. $25-$75. promowestlive.com.
ENDING: I Shall Not Be Moved, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. This one-woman show by Cincinnati playwright Isaiah Reaves thrillingly recounts the story of Reave’s grandmother, nationally recognized Civil Rights pioneer Betty Daniels Rosemond and her beautiful, horrifying, and trailblazing journey through the American South as one of the first Freedom Riders during the 1960s. Audiences far and wide will experience the internal conflicts and joys of a dark-skinned Black woman’s fearless battle for equity and equality. Runs April 9-May 7. ensemblecincinnati.org.
ENDING: Your Negro Tour Guide, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. This one-woman stage adaptation has been updated, drawing heavily from columns and National Public Radio commentaries collected in Kathy Y. Wilson’s book, “Your Negro Tour Guide: Truths in Black & White” based on her former CityBeat column. Throwing a glaring light on misguided notions of natural black beauty, black homophobia, intra-racial bigotry, and other cultural stereotypes, this play allows us, once and for all, to laugh at every secret we’ve held against and sideways glance we’ve cast at “The Other,” whoever she happens to be. Runs April 9-May 7. ensemblecincinnati.org.
TOURS: Northern Kentucky’s Cavalcade of Homes, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Villa Hills, Independence, Alexandria, Hebron and Union. This is your opportunity to check out new home communities throughout Northern Kentucky, each built by a registered builder with the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. Tours are self-guided. New this year is a companion virtual event experience hosted online to allow virtual access to homes and contact information for future homebuying efforts. Runs Saturdays and Sundays May 7-22. Free. 859-331-9500; buildersnky.com.
Sunday, May 8
ENDING: One Each: Still Lifes by Cezanne, Pissarro and Friends, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Features paintings by five young French artists who, in the 1860s, used the still life genre to experiment with new techniques. Runs March 11-May 8. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
ART: Art on Vine, noon-6 p.m., Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine. Monthly market features up to 80 makers selling unique, handmade gifts. artonvinecincy.com.
MUSIC: Deftones, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. With Gojira.
MUSIC: Mudhoney, Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary. With Blunt Blades.
SPORTS: Impact Wrestling presents: May Day on AXS TV, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. The cameras will be rolling as your favorite Impact wrestling stars visit. Includes Moose, the Good Brothers, Deonna Purrazzo, Mickie James, Eric Young and more. $25-$75. promowestlive.com.
ENDING: The Twunny Fo’, The Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. As rents go up and people move away, Tyra is trying to finish her MBA so she can leave the neighborhood once and for all. Meanwhile, The local corner store has been bought by “family owned” chain The 24, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the last 24 years. While working the third shift, Tyra and her coworkers are forced to confront the question: what is our responsibility to ourselves, and what is our responsibility to our community? A world premiere play by local actor and playwright A. J. Baldwin. Runs April 15-May 8. theknowtheatre.com.
CHARITY: Veteran Appreciation Luncheon, May 17, Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 Borman Drive, Batavia. Benefits Save a Warrior and Southeast Ohio VFW Memorial Team. Keynote speaker is Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State. $40. Register by May 1. [email protected].
CHARITY: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, June 10, Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Benefits Ohio River Foundation. $25 in-person, $15 virtual. ohioriverfdn.org.