Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Sept. 13-19 – The Cincinnati Enquirer

Monday, Sept. 13

VIRTUAL: Midwest Storytellers Project: Home, 7 p.m., streaming online via  events.storytellersproject.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

ART ENDING SOON: Wild Frictions: The Politics and Poetics of Interruption, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Ends Sept. 19. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

ART ENDING SOON: Hellen Ascoli, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Ends Sept. 19. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

COMEDY: Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts, 6-9 p.m., Fretboard Brewing, 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash. Ages 21-up. $25-$40. eventbrite.com.

FILM: Summer Cinema, 9-11 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Selena. Free. 

Thursday, Sept. 16

COMEDY: Jen Fulwiler, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 18-up. liberty.funnybone.com.

DANCING: Fiesta Salsera Cincinnati, 6-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Salsa competition with prizes. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

FESTIVALS: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Second and Third streets, Downtown Zinzinnati. The largest Oktoberfest celebration in America. Runs Sept. 16-19. oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.

FESTIVALS: Taste the Cov, Thursday-Sunday, participating businesses in Covington. $6 food specials and $4 drink specials. Participating businesses include: The Standard, The Gruff, The Globe, Rosie’s Tavern, Ripple Wine Bar, Rich’s Proper Food & Coffeehouse, Piper’s Ice Cream Bar, Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, McK’s BBQ, Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, Left Bank Coffeehouse, Icehaus, Frosthaus, Frida, Dan-Crest by Bean Haus, Crafts & Vines, Cock & Bull Public House Mainstrasse, Buttercup Cake house, Bourbon Haus 1841, Bean Bakery on Greenup. tastethecov.com.

FOOD: Cider Donut Week, noon Thursday-Sunday, Hidden Valley Orchards, 5474 N. State Route 48, Lebanon. Cider donuts for sale while supplies last each day. Live music, bounce house, face painting and more.

HALLOWEEN: Bobby Mackey’s Ghost Hunt, 8:30 p.m.-4 a.m., Bobby Mackeys, 44 Licking Pike, Wilder. Reported to be one of the most haunted locations in America. Ticket includes overnight access, group seances, ghost hunting, refreshments. Other dates: Oct. 21, Oct. 31. $129. bobbymackeys.com.

MUSIC: September Summer Music Festival, 6-10 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Food trucks, live music from Sapphire Express. Adult beverages for purchase. Free admission.

THEATER OPENING: The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., West Price Hill. Classic comedy featuring messy Oscar Madison and his tidy roommate Felix Unger. Runs Sept. 16-Oct. 10. $31, $28 seniors and students. 513-241-6550:   cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

Friday, Sept. 17

ART OPENING: Marwa Arsanios, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs Sept. 17-Feb. 6. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

ART OPENING: Sreshta Rit Premnath, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs Sept. 17-Feb. 6. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.

ART OPENING: Tidal Pull, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Curated by Maria Seda-Reeder and featuring works by Katie Hubbell, Lauren Hoying Post and Loraine Wible, this group exhibition speaks to contemporary themes of isolation, anxiety and emotional vulnerability. westonartgallery.com.

ART OPENING: Jee Eun Lee: Drift Series: A Dream Within a Dream, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Artist inspired by water as a powerful motif in her hand-built ceramic figurative sculptures. westonartgallery.com.

COMEDY: DeRay Davis, Friday-Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.

COMEDY: In the Garage Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m., The Garage, 825 Sixth Ave., Dayton. Headliner Mark Chalifoux. $12. eventbrite.com.

COMEDY: Comedy in the Grotto, 8-10 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Featuring Morgan Bost, Kelsey Rosen, James Harrod and Kenny Stempien. $10. eventbrite.com.

COMEDY: Stand Up & Drag, 9 p.m., Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Drag show plus stand-up comedy show. $9. eventbrite.com.

EXPOS: Cincinnati Comic Expo, 3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Meet a number of celebrities and comic creators, enjoy cosplay, costume contests, vendors, guest panels and more. Runs Sept. 17-19. $20-$35. cincinnaticomicexpo.com.

HALLOWEEN OPENING: The Dent Schoolhouse, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30-midnight Friday-Saturday, Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent. Tickets sold in time slots. Movie quality sets and Hollywood animations. Friday-Saturday tickets include admission to Queen City Slaughter Yard. Runs Sept. 17-Oct. 31. $25-$55. frightsite.com.

HALLOWEEN: Terror Town, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. $25-$35. allhallowsevellc.com.

MUSIC: Fall Concert Series: The Nude Party, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Downtown. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Red Light Jazz Room: R&B and Soul, 7 p.m., Five Points Alley, 2425 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Live music, food, vendors, painting and more. Free.

RECREATION: The World’s Largest Bounce House, Friday-Sunday, Heroes Sports Park, 2175 Springdale Road, Springfield Township. Biggest touring inflatable event in the world features four inflatable attractions: a 13,000 square foot bounce house, the Sport Slam customized sports arena, a 900 foot long obstacle course and a space-themed wonderland. $19-up. thebigbounceamerica.com.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Friday, 2:10 p.m. Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Great American Ball Park, Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. reds.com.

THEATER OPENING: 8 Track: The Sounds of the 70s, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Middletown Lyric Theatre, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown. Runs Sept. 17-18. middletownlyric.org.

Saturday, Sept. 18

ART OPENING: Reunion Exhibit, 1-3 p.m., Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Parkway. Featuring a retrospective of Jack Howard. Free. middletownartscenter.com.

FAMILY: Civil War at the Pioneer Village, Saturday-Sunday, Caesar Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. History comes alive as village is inhabited by Civil War soldiers. All reenactors wear authentic gear and educate visitors about the war and what life was like during that time period. $5. ccpv.us.

FESTIVALS: Russian Fest, noon-9 p.m., St. George Russian Orthodox Church, 118 N. Lebanon Road, Loveland. Enjoy food, live music and dancing, games, handcrafted merchandise and more. facebook.com/cincyrussianfest

FESTIVALS: Septemberfest, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 330 W. Vine St., Reading. Food, games and fun for all ages. Runs Sept. 18-19. catholicreading.church.

FESTIVALS: Waynesville Fall Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 7392 E. State Route 73, Waynesville. Runs Sept. 18-Oct. 31. waynesvillefallfest.com.

FESTIVALS: Silver Grove Saturday in the Park, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Chief Sayers Park, State Route 8, Silver Grove. 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., touch-a-truck 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., vintage baseball game 1-3 p.m., cruise-in 4-7 p.m., live music 6-10 p.m. Bounce houses, food for purchase and more. 

FESTIVALS: Ohio Renaissance Festival: Pirates Weekend, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Waynesville. Runs Sept. 4-Oct. 31. renfestival.com.

FESTIVALS: XIII Anniversary Party, noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m., Listermann Brewing, 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Includes drink tickets, commemorative taster glass and option to purchase anniversary bottles. $40. eventbrite.com.

RECREATION: FCC Pre-game Party, 5-8 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

SHOPPING: Summer of Cov Night Bazaar, 6-10 p.m., Roebling Point, Park Place, Covington. Shop more than 40 local vendors. Entertainment curated by The Carnegie. Free. 

SHOPPING: The Market at Medpace, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5375 Medpace Way, Madisonville.

SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC, 7:30 p.m., TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End. 

TOURS: Abolitionists & African-Americans in Walnut Hills, 10 a.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. Learn about historic, diverse and changing neighborhood on walking tour with guide from HBS House. $5-$45. eventbrite.com.

Sunday, Sept. 19

EXPOS: Ault in Bloom, 1-4 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Grand floral event features rose exhibits, flower arranging demonstrations, kids crafts, live music, free ice cream, fresh cut rose blooms for sale and more. rosesgcra.org.

FAMILY: OTR Performs: Elementz, 5-7 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free.

FESTIVALS: Hispanic Heritage Festival, noon-5 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Live music, performances and activities. Local organizations in attendance supporting the Hispanic and Latino influence and communities. Free. greatparks.org.

SHOPPING: Burlington Antique Show, 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Features over 200 dealers of antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden & architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, Americana, memorabilia and retro and vintage furniture. $6 early birds (6-8 a.m.), $4 general admission. Ages 12-under free. burlingtonantiqueshow.com.

TOURS: Historic Mount Adams Walking Tours, 1 p.m., Mount Adams Bar & Grill, 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams. 2-hour guided walking tour of neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and mask. Runs Sundays through Oct. 31. Benefits Mount Adams Civic Association. $10. mtadamscincy.org.

Looking ahead

RECREATION: Peebles 5K, Oct. 17, Peebles Corner, 954 McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Inaugural race through Eden Park and Walnut Hills Business District. Post race celebration in Green Man Park. $30. runsignup.com.