Downtown

This area is generally South of Central Parkway down to the River, in between 71 and Central Avenue.

Rock the Square

Jul
01
Live, original music and drink specials on the Square. Check out www.myfountainsquare.com for details on the bands.

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Fountain Square
416 Vine St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
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Now Entering the Ring...

Jun
28
George Zamary has announced his intent to run for City Council. George is a lawyer, lives downtown, was active with the Urbanists and is Board President of Know Theatre. He's in the process of gathering signatures as we speak.
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Green Eggs & Ham

Jun
21

The Green Brunch is this Saturday,

I will be there, hope to say

Come, if you've no other plan

Maybe there'll be Green Eggs & Ham

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Cincy Blues Fest

Jun
12

Celebrate King Records on Day #1 of the Blues Festival.

Tickets are $5 - www.cincyblues.org for more information.

Location

Sawyer Point
705 East Pete Rose Way
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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iNPut Promo Video

Jun
05
When you have a promotion video, I'm going to notice your show more, so give your input to "iNput".

There remaining shows are: 6/6 7:00, 6/7 9:00, 6/8 9:00, 6/9 5:30 at the CAC.
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Fringe Review: True + False

Jun
02
Are you pulling my leg? I hated this play. I'm lying, I loved this play. I loved the stories, I loved the video/audio. I loved the audience's role as an analyst of authenticity. We were tasked with vetting the truth from fiction for each story. Each actor told two stories, one was true and the other false. Each audience member was given a card with a T on one side and an F on the other and after each actor told you their story, the audience voted. The director tracked the vote and kept the collective score.

Our Saturday afternoon audience only guessed correctly 2 times out of 12 stories. That was the worst of any performance of this work anywhere. We cheered own incompetence.

I fully enjoyed this work. It's complicated staging was extremely well done. A wall of TV monitors, multiple live cameras, and interesting special effects. The most cleaver was the simulation of a horse's mouth using a small camera on teeth and mouth of one of the actors behind stage.

Jeremy's Schaefer's roast of his Myspace page is one of the stories that I didn't know how "True" it was or not (I voted yes), but his take on it was biting satire. The concept of being someone's #1 friend on Myspace is one of the more trivially significant elements of the modern world's virtual authenticity. It doesn't matter, but it does.

The crowd was very good for a 2PM show at CAC. I only wish the venue was closer to rest of the venues. I also wish this production had its shows more spread out so they could build into ending the run with sell outs. The staging makes that totally unfeasible. If you get to the show tonight at 8:30 or tomorrow at 3PM, it will be worth it.
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Sunday's Taste Music

May
27
Sunday's music line-up is the best of the festival. Here are the must sees:

5-6 P.M. Fairmount Girls
7-8 P.M. Bad Veins
8:30-10:30 P.M. Over The Rhine
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Best of Musical Taste for Saturday

May
26
Today's Taste of Cincinnati brings out the ladies:

5-6 p.m. Ellery
7-8 p.m. Wussy
9-10 p.m. Kim Taylor

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Grilling Universal Grille

May
23
Is this the new Universal Grille too stuffy? One blogger says yes.
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CAC Relaunches Website

May
23
The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center has redesigned their website: www.contemporaryartscenter.org. VIA the CincinnatiArts.com Blog
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Midpoint CD Release Party

May
20
Head to Fountain Square to celebrate the release of the Midpoint CD. No cover 18+.

Check out www.mpmf.com for more information.

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Taste of Cincinnati Day #3

May
12
Join a Few hundred thousand of your neighbors for a taste Cincinnati's resturants and a great variety of local music.
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Taste of Cincinnati - Day #2

May
12

Join a Few hundred thousand of your neighbors for a taste Cincinnati's resturants and a great variety of local music.

 

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Taste of Cincinnati Day #1

May
12
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CAC Opening Reception: Beyond Green

Apr
29

Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center holds an opening reception for Beyond Green, Toward Sustainable Art.

7PM to 11PM - Free and Open to the Public • Opening Reception honoring Alexis Rockman and Tony Matelli.

 

Location: 44 East Sixth Street - Corner of Sixth and Walnut.

 

 

 

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Who Will Live on The Banks?

Apr
24
The Enquirer is reporting that by the end of 2009 people could be living and working within the Banks development.  Who are those people that will be living there?  What will their demographic makeup?  Upper-class singles?  Upper-class empty nesters?  Middle class singles?  Families?  Many questions remain for the developers.  If other riverfront projects are indicators, the price will be driving who will be living there.  Who will be working there will hopefully be a much more economically diverse cross-section.
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Going to a Baseball Game.....

Apr
23

I actually went to a baseball game yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself, despite the loss of Reds. Baseballs games are a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon as long as you don't take the game too seriously. It is April after all, so it doesn't really matter who wins, it matters only if you have fun. Walking around the park, talking with a friend, eating brats, and drinking beer make this an expensive version of a day at Oktoberfest.

Sitting in the outfield isn't bad, but you can't see the big screen scoreboard at all, thus making the cheers and jeers of the crowd totally incomprehensible. Being in the upper deck would have been worse, for the best food and beer selections are on the lower level. It was surprising to have a beer booth with a variety of beers. I had Hofbrauhaus brew and Stella Artois for the beers of the day. Fine brews on a warm, but pleasant day. Anything heavier would have been too much.

Ice cream made all the difference. Baseball is associated more with cotton candy and cracker jack as the sweet snacks, but Ice Cream is far better a treat.

There were a ton of kids there. I take that to be a weekend thing. If you go to a weekday night game I imagine you see fewer kids there while school is still in session. I surprisingly didn't sit near any screamers. A couple of kids where whining, but that goes with the territory when you don't get you have to eat all of your cheese coney before you get the Frosted Malt.

The game seemed to be the sideshow. Purists surely scorn at that. If I was with a group of baseball nuts, I likely would have had to sit in my seat the whole time, instead of just wondering around. The strolling is what made the day leisurely. That is what baseball is supposed to be, relaxing and calm. Save the intensity for the Bengals game. Give me a serene afternoon with nice conversation over a reserved game any day.

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True Life: I am NOT a Glam Rocker...

Apr
22

6:00PM - Met friends at Mahatma. The new location looks great but could maybe use better signage as I had to look relatively hard to find it. If I weren't looking, it would have been easy to blow right past. The store is about 3 times as large as the old location, but appears to hold about the same amount of inventory, just merchandised a little differently. The selection also appears to be slightly more upscale than before.

6:30PM - dinner at Jean Ro's Bistro. Entree: Swordfish w/vegetable frittata and spinach wrapped in fried potato strings. Mmmmm, fried potato strings. When I called for reservations on Thursday, they said 6:30 was the latest available. However, the restaurant was significantly less than 1/2 full at 7:30 this evening. The bar area held several people but it was by no means packed when we left around 8:30

8:30PM - Palomino's Hop Around was in the bar area only. Tried the chickpea fries. Interesting texture and large portion for $4.95. Not too many people in bar area.

9:45PM - Mr. Pitiful's was also less than busy. Good music, just not enough people listening to it.

10:15PM - CAC for Silk & Spice after party. Lots of people waiting for their cars at the valet stand when we arrived. Maybe 150 people inside, a few dancing, a few by the bar, most appeared to be people who attended the gala and very few were sporting glam rock attire. (Kudos to the guy in the sequin cape.) Some people may have glam rock confused with 80's. The party was isolated to the 1st floor... smart move to give the appearance of a packed house. Had a good time, ran into the usual suspects and was more than ready to go by 12:30AM.

Overall - Hop Around turnout didn't seem to be as large as in the past. Glam Rock is fun but also requires a lot of hair product.

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True Life: I'm a Glam Rocker

Apr
21

Glam Rock at the CAC tonight after the Hop Around. Also, tonight is the grand opening of Mahatma in its new Main Street location. Stay tuned for details...

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