Greater Cincinnati Weekend Fun {April 12-14}

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It’s Artswave weekend again!  Make sure you scroll down for a full list of every fun activity available this weekend courtesy of Macy’s Arts Sampler!

What’s the word for this weekend? WARM, well maybe warmer! Regardless, isn’t that a lovely word? After that, the next word is FUN! Some of these events require registration by end of today, so get on it! Check it all out here:

Friday

Open House Kick Off! — Brazee Street Studiobrazeefinishedpeople

6:00-9:00pm

Join us during Open Studios to create one-of-a-kind sun catchers inspired by YELLOW. Create two sun catchers- one to take home, and one to submit to gallery One One for our 3rd Annual SOG Kids Gallery Show: Rainbow Project!

Blue Manatee Boxes jpgGymboree Story and Play Time — Blue Manatee, Oakley

10:30 am — $3 per child, ages 1-3

Our friends from Gymboree will make stories come alive with songs, movement activities, and parachute play!

Please call 513.731.2665 to register as space is limited

Peeper Prowl – Hamilton County Parks

7pm

Where: Woodland Mound
DescriptionSearch for one of the loudest yet smallest amphibians, the spring peeper. We will stop for all frogs and salamanders we find along the way. Bring a flashlight and waterproof footwear. Free, registration ends 4/11. Register Online

 

PSY Circus — Victoria Theatre, Dayton

From the brilliant company that brought you Traces, Seven Fingers returns with PSY an unbelievable merging of acrobatics of the body and acrobatics of the mind and soul.  PSY delves into the rich and surreal underworld of the human psyche, traveling through a shifting landscape of distorted visions, fading dreams and fractured memories.

Sitting in the quiet of a psychiatrist’s office, the voices in a man’s head instruct him to climb on a trapeze and hang by his toes. In the clammer of a busy intersection, an OCD patient is jostled through the traffic, his attempts to avoid contact leading him to perform acrobatics across a sea of pedestrians. One woman, while confronting agoraphobia, is lead to swing through the air, and a fourth man searches for his own identity in a crowd of masked faces, all upside down, balancing on their hands.

Insomnia, addiction, amnesia, paranoia, hypochondria, juggling, Chinese pole, German wheel, aerial rope, teeterboard. By juxtaposing these darker issues with the invigorating and life-affirming language of circus arts, PSY brings out the humor, beauty, and commonality of these various neuroses, all the while celebrating the power of the individual to surmount their ailments and self-imposed restrictions, finding moments of strength, courage and joy while flying through the air.

Ages 13 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at Victoria Theatre Association Variety Series presentations.

Show is at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets here.

MACY's Art samplerSaturday

Artswave — events are taking place all over town.

Click Here For The Complete Schedule From ArtsWave

Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Parkway 1:00 PM CBII Ballet Demonstration  Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45214 2:00 PM Belly Dance Performance for the Whole Family Entire Family
(513) 621-5219 2:30 PM Chinese Kung Fu Demonstration Entire Family
3:00 PM India Spellbound: Dance & Song Entire Family
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ON! Digital Playgrounds Interactive Exhibition Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45202 11:00 AM Open ArtLab at UnMuseum for Families Entire Family
(513) 345-8400 11:15 AM Children’s Animations Screening Entire Family
Noon & 2:00 PM MamLuft&Co. Dance: Modern Dance Entire Family
1:00 PM What is Constella Festival? Teenager & Adult
2:00 & 3:00 PM Exhibition & Building Tour Teenager & Adult
3:00 PM Ambient Jazz Grade School Grade School, Teenager & Adult
Learning Through Art
1420 Sycamore Street 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Books Alive! For Kids Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 242-6028
Taft Museum of Art Noon – 4:00 PM Make a Collage & Tour Exhibition Entire Family
316 Pike Street 1:00 PM Elementz: Spoken Word Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45202 2:00 PM Elementz: Hip Hop Dance Entire Family
(513) 241-0343 3:00 PM Bi-Okoto African Drum & Dance Entire Family
Washington Park
1230 Elm Street 5:00 – 7:00 PM Washington Park 1960s Sock-Hop with the Wonderettes from Ensemble Theatre Cinti Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-4400 ex. 120
Brazee Street Studio
4426 Brazee Street Noon – 3PM Open House & Glass Blowing Demonstrations Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45209
(513) 321-0206
Campbell County Public Library 
Newport Branch 2:00 PM Melodic Connections performance Entire Family
901 East 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071
(859) 572-5035
Campbell County Public Library
Fort Thomas Branch 2:00 PM Raison D’Etre Musical Performance Entire Family
1000 Highland Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(859) 572-5033
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Blvd. 2:00 PM PARADE: Scenes from the Musical Teenager & Adult
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-2030
College Hill Presbyterian Church
5472 Hamilton Avenue 1:00 PM Queen City Balladeers Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45244 1:00 – 3:00 PM Silhouettes with artist Pattie Purnel Entire Family
(513) 541-5676 2:00 PM TBA
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Avenue 2:00 PM Bend and Snap: Behind the Choreography of Legally Blonde Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 241-6550
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Ave. 10:00 AM -1:00 PM Free Family Arts Day Entire Family
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 863-8873 ex. 110
Kenton County Public Library -
Covington Branch 3:00 PM Wild Carrot: Roots Music Entire Family
502 Scott Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 962-4060
NrityArpana School of Perfoming Arts Studio
6011 Tylersville Road 11:00 AM Celebration of Indian Culture Entire Family
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 509-8477
Sharonville Fine Arts Center
11165 Reading Road 1:00 PM Weaving and Spinning Magic Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45241 2:00 PM Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: Why Shakespeare? Entire Family
(513) 554-1014
St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Avenue 1:00 PM Cincinnati Children’s Choir Entire Family
Cincinnati, OH 45220 2:00 PM MUSE – Cincinnati Women’s Choir Entire Family
(513) 961-1938

 Wonderettes Sock Hop

Peanut  Butter & Jam Sessions presents MUSIC  MAKING WITH MADCAP –   The  Story of Jack and the  Beanstalk

April  13, 2013 Heritage  Presbyterian Church in Mason 6546  S. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040

The  violin, cello, piano and Madcap Puppets tell the  story of Jack and the Beanstalk through the  music of Schubert! Don’t miss the music,  storytelling, and warm and fuzzy  fun!       Peanut  Butter and Jam Sessions is a children’s chamber  music series for preschoolers (2-6 yr. olds) and  their families! Each concert is interactive,  educational, and fun!   All  concerts take place on Saturday mornings at  10:00 am and 11:30  am. Each  concert lasts approximately 40  minutes.   Tickets  are available at the door or call  513.381.6868 <tel:513.381.6868> .   $5.00  for an individual ticket (child or  adult)

$15.00 for a Flexible Ticket  Book (4 tickets, good at any PB&J  concert) Children  under 2 are free!

Free Cookies  generously donated by Graeter’s!

Hot Fudge Cakes! Saturday, April 13 12-3pm $25 at Broadhope Art Collectivebroadhope art collective artists

Using polymer clays and poly clay additives, Shelley will show you how to texturize clay mixes so they look like delicious confections. This month’s desert is the hot fudge cake, featuring a layer of vanilla creme sandwiched between two luscious pieces of chocolate cake, topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry! Add charm or Earring findings, and voila! You will look good enough to eat. Recommended for ages 12 & up, all materials provided.

Register at http://www.broadhopeartcollective.com/#!classes/c1jxp

Memory Wire Bracelets Saturday, April 13 3:30pm-5pm $20 at Broadhope Art Collective

These bracelets are not only a ton of fun to make, but one of the easiest methods of jewelry making to learn. Sharon will guide you through the process, helping you become inspired and develop your design. Ages 9 and up, all materials provided.

Register at http://www.broadhopeartcollective.com/#!classes/c1jxp

Archaeology Afternoon – Hamilton County Parks

1pm – 4pm

hamilton county parksShawnee Lookout – Archaeology fun and fact will be presented at this program, which includes a hike along the Miami Fort Trail, a visit to the archaeology exhibits and several hands-on artifact activities. The cost is $5.00, registration ends 4/11. Register Online

Amphibian Exploration Station – Hamilton County Parks

1pm – 3pm

Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center – Learn about some amazing amphibians found in Ohio through hands-on exploration. Free

Outdoor Archery – Hamilton County Parks

2pm

Winton Woods Adventure Outpost – A certified archery instructor teaches the basics of shooting a compound bow on our outdoor range. Then test your skills with target practice! Archers must be able to pull a minimum of ten pounds draw weight and use equipment provided. Recommended for ages eight to 98! The cost is $15.00, registration ends 4/11. Register Online

Glow Disc Golf – Hamilton County Parks

8pm

Winton Woods Disc Golf Course – Challenge family and friends to a round or two of disc golf at night! Experience our glowing woodland course. Bring your own glow disc or rent one of ours. Great for all ages! The cost is $5.00/player, $5.00/rental disc. Registration ends 4/11. Register Online

Disney’s The Aristocrats

Held at Knox Presbyterian Church is located at 3400 Michigan Ave in Hyde Park on the corner of Observatory and Michigan Aves. Doors open at 5pm with games, crafts, music and fun for kids. The youth cast members will be hanging out in their costumes with all the kids before the show. Show will begin at 6pm.

Performance is by the Youth Group who puts on a musical every year to help raise money for their summer trip to Montreat, North Carolina.

Tickets are available for a donation of any amount to the church. Suggested donation is $10, but again, price is simply a donation. To reserve tickets, please contact David Annett (dannett@knox.org, 321-2573, ext. 107).

Be Healthy. Be Active! – Junior League of Cincinnati presents “Be Healthy. Be Active!”

Held at Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

kids-in-the-kitchen-logoThe Kids in the Kitchen program is hosting its biggest event of the year with fun, hands-on opportunities for kids (age 12 and under) to learn about healthy eating and active lifestyles. It will be a fun-filled day packed with creative games, crafts, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and plenty of physical activities and opportunities to make healthy, delicious snacks. Kids will be able to talk with Xavier athletes and be inspired to get moving by watching a variety of dance and athletic group performances. They can put their cooking skills to the test with an Iron Chef Kid’s Challenge. There will also be face painting, clowns making balloon animals, a bounce house and dance parties! Giveaways are guaranteed for the first 500 attendees, and participants can enter to win raffle prizes. This is a FREE event for the whole family!

Asian Culture Fest — Cincinnati Museum CenterCincinnati_Museum_Center_logo

The 9th annual Asian Culture Fest will highlight the rich histories, arts, and traditions of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Nepal through an assortment of performances and cultural activities. There will be demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, workshops, cultural displays and an Asian marketplace with authentic Asian merchandise. 10am-5pm. Find complete details here. 

whole-foods-kids-cincyKids can Cook — WholeFoods, Hyde Park

We invite kids to join us on a FUN adventure as we explore GREAT food and GOOD nutrition.  Join us this Saturday when we make Classic Cheese Balls, perfect for a party! 10-10:45 in the Cafe. This is a FREE event.

Registration is required: please register by calling 513.981.0794 or email cinregistration@wholefoods.com

Showtime Saturday’s at Northgate Mall

Join Northgate Mall THIS Saturday, April 13th from 11-11:45am for FUN, FREE, LIVE Entertainment for the whole family! Brought to you by your friends from Cincinnati Circus Company! Bring your kids and their friends for a laughing good time!!

SOG Story Time: My Garden — Brazee Street Studio, Oakley

1:30-2:15pm

Bring your little one to create art in our glass art story time! In this session, we’ll read “My Garden” by Kevin Henkes. Story followed by a fused glass art activity for your budding artist. Students will use our safe glass components to create a fused glass sun catcher, inspired by “My Garden.”

blooManatee with Brazee — Blue Manatee, Oakley

2:00pm

Create a gorgeous flower in two mediums with Miss Kelli from blue manatee and Sandra Gross from Brazee Street Studios. Using the artist Hundertwasser as our inspiration, we’ll make a glass flower to be fired at Brazee and a collage flower to take home.

-$18 per child, ages 6 and up

-Advanced registration is required, as space is limited. Please stop by or call blue manatee to register 513.731.2665

 PSY Circus — Victoria Theatre, Dayton

From the brilliant company that brought you Traces, Seven Fingers returns with PSY an unbelievable merging of acrobatics of the body and acrobatics of the mind and soul.  PSY delves into the rich and surreal underworld of the human psyche, traveling through a shifting landscape of distorted visions, fading dreams and fractured memories.

Sitting in the quiet of a psychiatrist’s office, the voices in a man’s head instruct him to climb on a trapeze and hang by his toes. In the clammer of a busy intersection, an OCD patient is jostled through the traffic, his attempts to avoid contact leading him to perform acrobatics across a sea of pedestrians. One woman, while confronting agoraphobia, is lead to swing through the air, and a fourth man searches for his own identity in a crowd of masked faces, all upside down, balancing on their hands.

Insomnia, addiction, amnesia, paranoia, hypochondria, juggling, Chinese pole, German wheel, aerial rope, teeterboard. By juxtaposing these darker issues with the invigorating and life-affirming language of circus arts, PSY brings out the humor, beauty, and commonality of these various neuroses, all the while celebrating the power of the individual to surmount their ailments and self-imposed restrictions, finding moments of strength, courage and joy while flying through the air.

Ages 13 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at Victoria Theatre Association Variety Series presentations.

Show is at 8pm. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday

Paint-a-Mermaid Sunday, April 14 1-3pm $40 at Broadhope Art Collective

We’ve all fallen in love with Oberaw Industries’ metal creations, now come paint your own! Brittany and Justin will supply you with metal cut out of the mermaid and guide you through their decorating and finishing process. In this class you will learn Brittany’s paper towel technique for creating a scale texture. Next thing you know it will be transformed into a beautiful lady of the sea, perfect for decorating indoors or out.Recommended for ages 12 & up, 8 & up with adult assistance. All materials provided.

Register at http://www.broadhopeartcollective.com/#!classes/c1jxp

Asian Culture Fest — Cincinnati Museum Center

The 9th annual Asian Culture Fest will highlight the rich histories, arts, and traditions of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Nepal through an assortment of performances and cultural activities. There will be demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, workshops, cultural displays and an Asian marketplace with authentic Asian merchandise. 11am-5pm. Find complete details here. 

A Day in the Park Scavenger Hunt – Hamilton County Parks

12pm – 3pm

Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center – Get ready to test your observation skills and your nature knowledge. Bring the family and work together to complete this challenging scavenger hunt. Record your experience by writing and drawing in a nature journal. Return by 4 pm to claim your prize! The cost is $3.00/nature journal, payable at the door.

Amphibian Exploration Station – Hamilton County Parks

1pm – 3pm

Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center – Learn about some amazing amphibians found in Ohio through hands-on exploration. Free

Animal Athletes – Hamilton County Parks

1pm

Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center — The ability to travel efficiently for hunting, fleeing and relocating is a key to all animal survival. Meet some representatives of the animal kingdom and learn their specific survival adaptations. You may be surprised at which animals are considered masters of endurance. Free

Climbing Basics – Hamilton County Parksmiamiwhitewater_top

2pm

Winton Woods Adventure Outpost –This outdoor class will cover basic knots, equipment use and climbing techniques. Participants will then climb our 23-foot rock wall! All equipment is provided. Recommended for ages eight to adult. The cost is $8.00, registration ends 4/11. Register Online

Disney’s The Aristocrats

Held at Knox Presbyterian Church is located at 3400 Michigan Ave in Hyde Park on the corner of Observatory and Michigan Aves. Doors open at 5pm with a Spaghetti Dinner (included with the ticket). Show will begin at 6pm.

Performance is by the Youth Group who puts on a musical every year to help raise money for their summer trip to Montreat, North Carolina.

Tickets are available for a donation of any amount to the church. Suggested donation is $10, but again, price is simply a donation. To reserve tickets, please contact David Annett (dannett@knox.org, 321-2573, ext. 107).

Loren Long Blue Manatee BoxLoren Long signs “Otis and the Puppy” – Blue Manatee,  Oakley

2pm

Loren Long, author and illustrator of the best-selling “Otis” books, will read, discuss, and sign the newest book in the series, Otis and the Puppy.

To add to the fun, Recycled Doggies will have adoptable dogs looking to find their forever home. Meet a few furry friends and learn more about this fantastic organization.

-A free, all ages author event

-Line numbers will be given with purchase of the newest book. To keep waiting time pleasant for all guests, please bring no more than two books from home to be signed.

 All Weekend

Shriner’s Circus

Back for another year of great, family entertainment, the 92st annual Syrian Shrine Circus returns to theCincinnati Gardens for four great performances from Friday, April 12, 2013 thru Sunday, April 14, 2013.

With three rings of affordable, family fun and the only three-ring circus act in town, the Syrian Shrine Circus will thrill fans of all ages. Come see the death-defying aerial acts, animal attractions including tigers and elephants and of course, the hilarious Shrine Circus clowns. In addition to the performing acts, kids will have the unique opportunity to ride and pet different types of animals, including elephants, donkeys and camels.

Adult tickets are priced at $22 while kids 12 and under tickets are priced at $10 for all seats, all shows. Parking at Cincinnati Gardens, lots are FREE! All tickets are available by calling Syrian Shrine at 513-751-4717, through Cincinnati Gardens Box Office, and at all Ticketmaster Outlets

Friday April 12, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Saturday April 13, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Saturday April 13, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Sunday April 14, 2013 – 2:00 PM

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