Local Things to Do – Enjoy these Community Events throughout February 2018

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There are so many local things to do throughout February. Enjoy a beer or cheese festival, music, art, circus, play or show in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Events are in order by date. At the bottom of the list are events happening throughout the entire month.

Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance
Now – February 11, 2018
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Exploring the impact of the Italian Renaissance and the Reformation through the prints of Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries

Free Ice Skating Lesson on Fountain Square
Now – February 11, 2018
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine streets, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
US Figure Skating basic skills instruction for beginner ice skaters

A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones
Now – February 18, 2018
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Minimalist quilts that conjure modern painting

First Friday Downtown Dayton
February 2, 2018
Various locations in downtown Dayton, Ohio
Free art hop event held at several locations throughout downtown Dayton. Enjoy live music and more!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday 
February 2-3, 2018
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
The studios are open – meet artists and enjoy food and music.

Get a Glimpse Behind the Scenes 
February 2 and 16, 2018
National Air Force Museum at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
Participants are shuttled to the restoration hangars, located about one mile from the main museum complex.

Cincy Beerfest 2018
February 2-3, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Over 100 craft beers to enjoy! Plus live music and food

Winter Blues and Heritage Festival
February 2-3, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy some great blues artists!

Annual Big Air 
February 3, 2018
Perfect North Slopes at 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Competition with skiers and snowboards showing off their skills

Jerry Seinfeld
February 3, 2017
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
He will make you laugh!

Bourbon and Bites
February 3, 2018
West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs, Indiana
Sip and savor bourbons along with hors d’oeuvres

Grapes & Escapes: Symphony Night Fever
February 3, 2018
300 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Groovy music with an orchestra twist! Wear your boogie shoes!

Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance
February 3, 2018
Miami Township Civic Center at 6101 Meijer Drive in Milford, Ohio
Dance, valentine crafts, photos and more!

Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concerts: Mozart’s Neighborhood
February 3, 2018 (morning concert)
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Kids will enjoy some of Mozart’s most-famous compositions

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: conducts The Leningrad
February 2-3, 2018
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Juanjo Mena leads the orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, Leningrad. This piece was written in response to Russian oppression and censorship

97th Annual Syrian Shrine Circus
February 2 -4, 2018

BB&T Arena – Northern Kentucky University at 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Three rings of affordable family fun, and the only three-ring circus act in town

Windborne Presents The Music of Led Zeppelin with The Dayton Philharmonic
February 3, 2018
One West Second Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
Listen to Led Zeppelin rock with orchestra!

Bridalrama Winter Showcase
February 3-4, 2018 
Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s ultimate wedding, bridal and future planning experience

4th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
February 4, 2018
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio
Local businesses will showcase their sweet treats in the Norman Chapel just in time for Valentine’s Day

Wine & Canvas
February 7, 2018
Casey’s Outdoor Solutions & Florist, 21481 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025
A professional artist guides you to create a beautiful painting

Cincinnati Auto Expo
February 7-11, 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s only annual automotive industry event showcases the latest new cars, trucks, SUV’s, crossovers and hybrids available on the market today!

Cincinnati Ballet: Carmina Burana + Serenade
February 8-11, 2018 
Cincinnati Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Audacious artistry and captivating beauty with this ballet!

Lawrenceburg Chocolate & Wine Walk
February 9, 2018
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Enjoy treats from various local shops as well as free carriage ride

Love is Love: Cabaret of Broadway Songs About Love
February 9-10 and 16-17, 2018
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Old and new classic love songs!

The Ultimate Home Expo
February 9-19, 2018
Dayton Mall at 2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45459
Get inspired for home projects

10th Annual Chocolate Festival
February 10, 2018
8670 West State Road 56, French Link, Indiana (This is a bit out of our market area, but looked like fun!)
Live demonstrations, entertainment and lots of chocolate –all served up in 1920’s style!

Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival
February 10-11, 2018
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy cheeses from around the world!

7th Annual My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event
February 10-11, 2018
Sharonville Convention Center, Sharonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn more about animal adoption including how to choose the right pet for your family, how to prepare for your new pet, and more.

Big Cheese Festival Jungle Jim’s
February 10-11, 2018
Fairfield, Ohio
A whirlwind weekend devoted to all things cheese.

Mardi Gras
February 10-11, 2018 
MainStrasse Village in Covington, Kentucky
Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
February 10-19, 2018 (select days)
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati with all of the favorite characters from the Madagascar movie!

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show
February 11, 2018
4401 S Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Indoor and outdoor spaces and car corral

Pinocchio:  Second Sunday Family Showtime
February 11, 2018
Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
A performance presented by Playhouse in the Park

The 27th Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children
February 13, 2018
Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky
A culinary celebration benefiting Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound and Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc.

Love, Wine and Chocolate
February 14, 2018
Shaw Gothic Cloister at The Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton Ohio 45405
Enjoy sipping wine paired with chocolate while viewing the Art of the Ancient Americas Gallery

Guys and Dolls 
February 15 – March 11, 2018 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
A romantic comedy with gambling and Cuba!

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: La Valse
February 16-17, 2018
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
You will love this – La Valse (waltz), Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major and The Fairy’s Kiss (Stavinsky Ballet)

The Sharonville Home & Outdoor Living Show
February 16-18, 2018 
Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
An all new type of home show featuring everything for the home and outdoor live space.

Winter Jam
February 17, 2018
US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio
Top names in Christian music

ArtsWave Days: Date Night at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
February 17, 2018 
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wine tasting and a performance by Tracy Walker

2018 Voodoo Carnival Mardi Gras Masquerade
February 17, 2018
The Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucy
Elegance and decadence with live music

Pascal and Ami Roge  – Piano with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra
February 17, 2018
300 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy two pianos playing along with the orchestra

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
February 17 – May 27, 2018
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opulently colored stained glass, intricately patterned surfaces, and inventive metallic frameworks—the brilliant creations of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Art on Vine
February 18, 2018
Rhinegeist Brewery in Over-the-Rhine (1910 Elm Street), Cincinnati, Ohio
Fine art and handmade goods for sale

In the Mood: A  1940s Musical Revue
February 18, 2018
Aronoff Center at 650  Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Singers, dancers, orchestra and costumes take everyone back to the 1940s.

Apollon Musagete Quartet -Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
February 20, 2018
Jarson Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

School of Rock
February 21 – March 4, 2018
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Based on he classic movie starring Jack Black.

The Color Purple The Musical
February 22-April 15, 2018
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Avenue in Springboro, Ohio
The movie… as a musical!

Final Friday Along Main Street
February 23, 2018 
Pendleton Art Center and various venues in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Every month, artists and art galleries open their doors for a special showings

Art After Dark
February 23, 2018 

Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Enjoy CAM after hours with live entertainment, a cash bar and exclusive access to special exhibitions

Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters: Sedaka, King, Bacharach & More
February 23, 2018
One West Second Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the music created at the Brill Building in New York City

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Strauss the Knight of the Rose
February 23-24, 2018
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Works from Richard Strauss and more!

Whiskey Fest: Prohibition-Style
February 24, 2018
Jungle Jims in Fairfield, Ohio
Calling back to the days of speakeasies and a drink on the sly

ArtsWave Days: Beer Choir Games at Urban Artifact
February 24, 2018
Urban Artifact at 1660 Blue Rock Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
25 local choirs will sing throughout the afternoon.

Family Farm Chores
February 24, 2018
Carriage Hill MetroPark at 7800 E. Shull Road, Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
Experience a typical work day for a farm hand

Miss to Mrs. A Bridal Fair
February 24, 2018
Agner Hall on US 50 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 57025
See lots of bridal vendors!

Observatory Open House
February 24, 2018
Thomas More College-Saints Center and BB&T
Observatory at Crestview Hills, Kentucky
The BB&T Observatory is a public outreach, education, and research facility located on the main campus of Thomas More College

Four Aces Guitar Fest
February 24, 2018
Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky
Guitarists will feature original music while accompanied by other “aces”, creating unique takes on their own songs

20th Century Cincinnati
February 24-25, 2018
Sharonville Convention Center, Sharonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Vintage modern art, furnishings and fashion

Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
February 24-March 4, 2018 
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati’s largest and longest running spring showcase with an amazing array of the area’s newest and innovative home products and services!

Maple Syrup Tapping
February 25, 2018
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn the science and history of maple syrup-ing

Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival
February 25, 2018
Downtown Huntingburg, Indiana
Sip your favorite beverage while enjoying live jazz (+ the Huntingburg Kiwanis Car Show!)

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: An Evening with Audra McDonald
February 25, 2018
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy listening to Audra sing some tunes!

Cirque Eloize, Saloon: A Musical Acrobatic Adventure
February 27, 2018
500 E. Sycamore St.at Millett Hall at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Astonishing acrobatics and live music

Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles
February 27, 2018
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A nod to the fab five.


 

All Month Long….

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance
Now – May 20, 2018
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
This powerful film installation encircles the viewer with screens, on which a procession of travelers passes across a charcoal-drawn animated landscape.

Ana England: Kinship
Now – March 4, 2018
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Finding that the connections between us are greater than those separating us through connections inherent in nature.

Spring Show-A Garden of Pure Imagination
Now -March 11, 2018
Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
This candy inspired exhibit will display vibrant flowers that will dazzle your imagination with all the sweet flavors of spring

 

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