wednesday 9/30

picture: waka flocka
picture: waka flocka

around town today

9am: offf cincinnati. offf cincinnati is an event where the entire creative community can engage with artists and designers from around the world through inspirational talks. what differentiates offf from other conferences is the passion and diversity of techniques that the presenters share, from handcraft and analog to cutting edge digital processes. aranoff center. $30. >>

12pm: xgd: experiential graphic design presented by segd. join segd cincinnatichapter chairs, hannah anderson and margaret lange, as they break down the many facets of this discipline and let you explore the dynamic local and international work that is stemming from these collaborative, cross-disciplinary relationships. free lunch will be provided. art academy of cincinnati. $5-15. >>

5:30pm: cincinnati design awards 2×4. the cincinnati designawards program (cda) has been honoring the best design projects for the built environment by local creative firms for almost 20 years. “2×4” is your chance to see recent award winning work and hear the designers speak about influencing the built world from diverse disciplinary perspectives. 21c museum hotel. free. >>

5:30pm: qcmerge drinkup drink & draw edition. this drink + draw edition of the qc merge drink up is a great way to get to know our creative community in a relaxed setting and show off some of those killer (or not-so-killer) hand skills. the main point is to drink, be creative, and let loose. there are a few rules and more importantly, there will be prizes. so sign up, come out, and enjoy your first drink on us at the montgomery inn boathouse as part of cincinnati design week 2015. montgomery inn boathouse. free. >>

5:30:  happy hour for harv. in march of this year our dear friend was diagnosed with als. join us for some tunes, drinks, and some of the best grub in the queen city. $5 select red and white wines, $5 shots of Jameson, and a special cocktail in honor of harv will all be featured at the bar. a percentage of the evening will be going directly to the building of harv’s wheelchair ramp which she desperately needs. jimmy g’s. free. >>

7pm: todd hepburn. piano. arnold’s bar and grill. free. >>

7pm: waka flocka flame w/ dj whoo kid,  perry louis rich, mix fox. thompson house. $22. >>

7:30pm: brandi carlile with torres. taft theater. $29.50. >>

7:30pm: sex with strangers. when popular blogger ethan meets novelist olivia, their backgrounds couldn’t be more different. but as they discover a common passion for writing during a snow-in in michigan, a fire begins to kindle. playhouse in the park. $35. >>

8pm: joseph (of pomegranates) with adm. southgate house revival lounge. free. >>

8:30pm: blue wisp big band. big band jazz. urban artifact. free. >>

9pm: blank generation: tribute to the early punk scene. hang out and listen to the sounds of the early new york punk scene. drinkery. free. >>

9pm: sexy time live band karaoke. live band karaoke. northside tavern. free. >>

10pm: vibrant troubadours. motr pub. free. >>


Author: Jennifer Spriggs

Cincinnati-based designer and going-out enthusiast.