The holidays are winding down, but not to worry…there’s still plenty of fun to be had around town! Oh my…judging from that last sentence I’d say that I’ve watched too many rhyming holiday movies in the past week! I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready to get out of the house! I love having the kids home for winter break, but they are bouncing off the walls and we need to get out and have some fun. When I wrote this weekend post I had all of my fellow parents in mind who have stir-crazy munchkins at home who may just be on sugar-overload from all the holiday parties. Let’s get the kids out and about around town! Here’s our weekend post to help you pick the perfect outings for your family.
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Family Friendly Weekend Fun in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky ::
Final Friday The last FRIDAY of each month ~ 6-10pm Pendleton Art Center 1310 Pendleton Street in Cincinnati FREE The Pendleton Art Center is home to the world’s largest group of artists under one roof. Over 200 artists come together at PAC to work and to show their masterpieces. There are 8 floors of studios to browse, as well as the Studio at 510, the Annex, and the Cafe Studios. Final Fridays are a fun celebration for the whole family!
Harlem Globetrotters will be at the USBank Arena on Friday for two games (2pm and 7pm). Don’t miss this entertaining basketball game…fun for the whole family! See Ticketmaster for more details.
SOG Kids: Glass Gift Studio Time Dec. 27 1-4pm Brazee Street School of Glass http://www.brazeestreetstudios.com/home/classes/sog-kids.html Brazee Street Studios Price varies depending on project chosen Create gifts in glass this holiday season! We’re opening up the studio for Make+Bake style Studio Time for all ages. Choose between a variety of Make and Bake projects including plates, bowls, sun catchers, channel plates, platters, and more! Work independently or as a family. Choose one object, or a few- just make sure you’ll have enough time to finish.
Art in Action Last Saturday of the Month 11am – 3pm Pendleton Arts Center http://www.pendletonartcenter.com/ 1310 Pendleton Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Free Art in Action takes place the Saturday after Final Friday from 11am-3pm. It offers the public a chance to meet artists, view and purchase their artwork, attend lectures, live demenostrations and FREE interactive classes.
ManaTots at blue manatee Saturdays 9:30am blue manatee children’s bookstore and decafe www.bluemanateebooks.com 3054 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209 Free, children up to age 4 Stories, songs and fun
SOG Kids: Glass Gift Studio Time Dec. 28 1:30-3pm Brazee Street School of Glass http://www.brazeestreetstudios.com/home/classes/sog-kids.html Brazee Street Studios Price varies depending on project chosen Create gifts in glass this holiday season! We’re opening up the studio for Make+Bake style Studio Time for all ages. Choose between a variety of Make and Bake projects including plates, bowls, sun catchers, channel plates, platters, and more! Work independently or as a family. Choose one object, or a few- just make sure you’ll have enough time to finish.
Family Saturdays Fourth Saturday of the Month 1pm – 4pm Contemporary Arts Center 44 East Sixth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Members: Free, Non Members: included with CAC Admission Family Saturday is a program for CAC families that uses current and upcoming exhibitions to inspire learning and creativity through guided artmaking activities. Family Saturday is the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm. An artist joins families in creating art projects in the UnMuseum®. Check the CAC calendar for specific Family Saturday events. To read more about the UnMuseum at the CAC read this post by Katie S: http://familyfriendlycincinnati.com/2012/02/06/the-unmuseum-at-the-contemporary-arts-center/ This program is designed for children ages 5-105 and their caregivers.
Open House – Ornaments Dec. 28 10am – 1pm Brazee Street School of Glass http://www.brazeestreetstudios.com/home/classes/sog-kids.html Brazee Street Studios $15 Celebrate the holidays by making ornaments with your family! Bring your parents, grandparents, siblings, and children to this introductory class and create fused glass ornaments for each other or someone you love. Open to all ages (we suggest 4+), kids young and old! Ornaments fired and ready in time for the holidays. No experience necessary.
All Weekend Long ::
Holiday Toy Trains at the BehringerCrawford Museum in Devou Park. With 250 feet of train track, over thirty push buttons, countless miniature buildings, several zooming trains, and a layer of fluffy fake white snow, the Behringer Crawford Holiday Toy Train provides families with a great day of fun. The Behringer Crawford Museum is located in Devou Park at 1600 Montague Road. 859-491-4003. For the 2013 Holiday Season the Toy Trains will be on display until January 19, 2014. For more information see our post about the Behringer Crawford Toy Train Display.
Take the whole family to see the Ensemble Theatre’s production of Around the World in 80 Days. Make holiday memories with a day at the theatre! Several Family Friendly Cincinnati writers attended a preview of the show, and are raving about the show. Read all about it in this post on Family Friendly Cincinnati.
Santa’s Workshop 6940 Madisonville Road, across from the Mariemont Inn in the Village of Mariemont The historic Shillito’s Elves have moved to Mariemont and are opening the workshop for public tours. Bring your letters to mail to Santa and see us fast at work! Pictures with Santa are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Dates and times to visit Santa and his elves are: November 29 – December 29. Wed – Fri 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sat – Sun 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Admission $4, children under 3 are free A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House Visit us at: http://www.thesantaworkshop.
‘Testimony of Faith’ Exhibit Through January 26 The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/press/ The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Free This time of year brings a variety of celebrations for religions around the world. Explore their roots with the exhibit “Testimony of Faith: An Exploration of World Religions,” on display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library through Jan. 26.
Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum Oct 12, 2013 through January 5, 2014 Cincinnati Art Museum http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/details/2124-realm-of-immortals-daoist-art-in-the-cincinnati-art-museum Cincinnati Art Museum FREE. Parking $4 for non-members, free for members The Eight Immortals are coming to Cincinnati! From acupuncture to martial arts, from calligraphy to feng shui, all Chinese art is based on Yin and Yang cosmology and its notion of balance and counterbalance. How did this folk religion become the popular culture from China centuries ago? You will soon know the answer when you explore the intricate stories of the Immortals in our new exhibit “Realm of the Immortals: Daoist Art in the Cincinnati Art Museum, October 12, 2013 through January 5, 2014. This exhibition of more than seventy-five objects from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chinese and Japanese art collection, most never on display before, will enlighten the visitor on the true principles of Daoism and its influence in eastern philosophy by featuring the Eight Immortals.