friday 9/25

photo: purity ring
photo: purity ring

midpoint music festival info
washington park performances $25
weekend pass $79
one day pass $40
vip $179

**chronological midpoint music festival schedule**
*skintcinnati picks

*6pm dale earnhardt jr. jr. – washington park

7:15pm ancient warfare – christian moerlein brewing co.
7:15pm nick diamonds – taft ballroom
*7:30pm howard – lightborne lot

8pm dawg yawp – mr. pitifuls
8:15pm what moon things – motr pub
*8:15pm left & right – maudie’s
*8:15pm hana – washington park
8:15pm the donkeys – christian moerlein brewing co.
8:30pm bailiff – woodward theater
8:30pm arlo mckinley & the lonesome sound – arnold’s bar & grill
8:30pm cole degenova – the drinkery
8:45pm the eagle rock gospel singers – lightborne lot

9:15pm good graeff – mr. pitifuls
*9:15pm purity ring – washington park
9:30pm leggy – motr pub
9:30pm jackson scott – maudie’s
9:30pm alberta cross – christian moerlein brewing co.
9:30 in tall buildings- taft ballroom
9:45pm elk creek – arnold’s bar and grill
9:45pm nick d’ & the believers – the drinkery
9:45pm truly – woodward theater

10pm the ridges – lightborne lot
10:45 heartless bastards – christian moerlein brewing co.
10:45pm mad anthony – maudie’s
10:45pm heat – motr pub
*10:45 the yugos –taft ballroom
10:30pm roadkill ghost choir – mr. pitifuls

11pm ona – arnold’s bar & grill
11pm american wrestlers – the drinkery
11pm chrome pony – woodward theater
11:45pm sarah jaffe – mr. pitifuls

*12am varsity – maudie’s
*12am bully – motr pub
*12:15am tyler childers & the foodstamps – arnold’s bar & grill
12:15am vinyl williams – the drinkery
12:15am all them witches – woodward theater


around town today

11am: cincinnati symphony orchestra’s symphonic fantastique. the cincinnati symphony orchestra opens its 2015-2016 season with a full weekend of music, which will feature berlioz’s “symphonic fantastique” and esteemed pianist yefim bronfman. the sunday performance is part of the new series, “stories in concert” and will only feature the berlioz piece. music hall. $12. >>

6pm: frank herrmann: monoprints and other works. the mono-prints in this exhibition, created this spring and summer, consist of images created with stencils, laser cut wood and canvas and direct painting on plates. layering and multiple runs through the press were used to build images that are abstract and convey the artist’s exploration of form and space that are usually, but not always, reminiscent of his explorations in painting. the exhibition will also include paintings and other new works on paper which will inform the prints. clay street press. free. >>

6pm: fresh paint, swarm and prophetic words opening. the manifest gallery opens three new exhibits. fresh paint showcases the winning 27 contemporary paintings and watercolor works. swarm presents the 3-d wire drawing of joomi chung, resembling a dark cloud of insects swarming overhead, and prophetic works displays the recent paintings of ivan fortushniak. manifest creative research gallery. free. >>

7pm. kate wakefield. black plastic otr. free. >>

7pm: shadow of shepherd with the goodmorning heartaches.  rock. backstage cafe. $8. >>

7:30pm: cyrano de bergerac. cincinnati shakespeare company. $25. >>

7:30pm: luna gale. caroline, a veteran social worker, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets peter and karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby. but, when she places their infant daughter in the care of karlie’s mother, caroline ignites a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past—and forces her to make a risky decision. powerful and arresting, this is a heartbreaking and unforgettable tale about moral ambiguity and knowing how to do good in the world. ensemble theater. $28-$44/$25 students. >>

8pm: mark mothersbaugh: myopia. opening party. mark’s love of art started early in his childhood, just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind.
his first correctional glasses offered mark a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. his first works, which he began creating in the late 60’s and into the 70’s, consisted of many different mediums, including rubber stamp designs, ink illustrations, screen printing, decals, and mail art. he participated in local showings, and received recognition for his work in his home town of akron, ohio. contemporary arts center. free. >>

8pm: the rocky horror show. this live rendition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the popular film. two special performances include audience participation. carnegie visual and performing arts center. $24. >>

8pm: silence! the musical.  this spoof of the silence of the lambs is a musical parody intent on being politically incorrect in a hilarious and endearing way. falcon theater. $20/$15 students. >>

8:30pm: moonbow (album release show) w/ smoke healer. southgate house revival (sancutary). $8. >>

9:30pm: the devil doves. southgate house revival lounge. free. >>

10pm: daniel wayne & the silver lines. roots/americana. the crow’s nest. free. >>

Author: Jennifer Spriggs

Cincinnati-based designer and going-out enthusiast.