January 2018 Local Events


The holidays are over and it’s cold outside. If you have cabin fever, check out all of the local things to do throughout January 2018 in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana!

Events are in order by date.

These events are still running from 2017:

Thinking Money: Traveling Exhibit
Through January 23, 2018
Newport Branch Library at 901 E. Sixth Street, Newport, Kentucky
The exhibit is designed to teach about saving, spending and avoiding fraud in a fun way.

Living on the Air in Cincinnati: Cincinnati’s Broadcasting History
Through January 31, 2018
The  Main Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
View photos and artifacts from local shows and stations.

Elegant Geometry: British and American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts
Through January 21, 2018
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
View 19 quilts – some from the 18th century!

The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection
Through February 3, 2018
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
A very large private collection of  African American art to preview.

Albrecht Durer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance
Through February 11, 2018
Cincinnati Art Museum
View the prints of Durer and his contemporaries

Red to Bronze: The Story of  Reds Statues
Through February 28, 2018
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about the 8 Reds icons who now have bronze statues and how artist Tom Tsuchiya created them. (The ninth Reds statue for Pete Rose will be dedicated on June 17, 2018)


The Tutors
January 4-7, 2018
Victoria Theatre at 128 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
Story about day jobs vs dream jobs

Climb: A New Dance Work by MamLuft&Co. Dance
January 5-6, 2018
Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the dance that shows a man in search of greater opportunity.

The KOI Cavalcade of Customs
January 5-7, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
See cool custom cars and trucks!

Elvis Tribute Artistic Spectacular
January 6, 2018
Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy many songs by the King!

Sir Andrew Davis Celebrates Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s History
January 6, 2018
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sit back and enjoy the music!

Lalley! Lalley! Lalley!
January 6 – February 3, 2018
Thunder-Sky Gallery in Northside, Cincinnati, Ohio
Art show featuring the Lalley family of Northern Kentucky.

CFA Cat Show
January 6, 2018
Agner Hall at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Meow and purr!

January 9-21, 2018
Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy pie-making and waitressing with this broadway show!

Cabaret Broadway Tour
January 10, 2018
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
Life is a Cabaret!

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
January 12-14 and 17-21, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Golf show – January 12-14, 2018; Hunting and fishing show – January 19-21, 2018)

Brews for Blue
January 13, 2018
Humble Monk Brewery in Northside (1641 Blue Rock St) , Cincinnati, Ohio
Taste brews while supporting Type 1 Diabetes research

Barrel-Aged Beer Bash
January 13, 2018
Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio
Over 80 types of beer to try!

Phil Direct and the Dozers
January 13, 2018
The Murphy Theatre at 40 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

Passively Aggressive
January 14, 2018
Wright State’s Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham

Mario the Maker Magician
January 14, 2018
Fairfield Community Arts Center
The best kids’ magician!

Art on Vine
January 14, 2018
Rhinegeist Brewery in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fine art and homemade goods for sale from local artists.

Martin’s Dream 
January 17, 2018
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
A one-man show about Martin Luther King

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
January 18-28, 2018
The Carnegie Center in Newport, Kentucky
Explore the candy factory!

The Giver
January 19, 2018
Town Hall Theatre at 27 N. Main Street in Centerville, Ohio
Jones struggles where sameness is valued

January 19 – February 20, 2018
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
A comedy!

NightLights II: The Shimasaki Sisters
January 20, 2018
Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield, Ohio
Violin talent

Mr. Popper’s Penguin
January 20, 2018
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
Penguins cause chaos!

Million Dollar Quartet
January 20 – February 11, 2018
Playhouse in the Park in Mt. Adams, Cincinnati, Ohio
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley jam together!

Fire in the Heart
January 21, 2018
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in Dayton, Ohio
Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 will be performed

The Humans
January 23 – February 17, 2018
Ensemble Theatre in at 1127 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy a play!

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
January 25 – February 11, 2018
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Bridesmaids hideout in an upstairs bedroom in this play.

Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy
January 17- May 31, 2018
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Madisonville, Ohio (and other touring locations)
A biographical sketch

Sophisticated Ladies with Steven Reineke
January 26-27, 2018
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra with guest conductor, Steven Reineke

Dayton Brew Ha Ha
January 27, 2018
Montessori School of Dayton at 2900 Acosta Street, Kettering, Ohio
Enjoy some great beers!

Paw Patrol Live
January 27-28, 2018
Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Gold Star Chili Cook Off
January 28, 2018
Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio

National Geographic Live Discovery
January 28-29, 2018
Victoria Theatre at 138 N. Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
Mireya Mayor will discuss her wildlife adventures

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