saturday 12/12

pictured: al scorch

around town today

1pm: acro at the art museum. come and play! we will divide into teams of 3 or 4 that day. each team will get a list of poses to do in front of art found in the museum (e.g. do bird in front of a picture with a bird in it) and a time limit. Each picture will be worth a certain amount of points, and the team with the most points wins! cincinnati art museum. free. >>

2pm: ear candy holiday shop & sip. this year sweet sistah splash will highlight 5 local earring artists for you to support and buy gifts from that are one of a kind! sweet sistah splash. free. >>

2pm: #ophelpinghands. make a dish, sandwiches, bring chips, baked goods, water, soda, any kind of food, snack, drink. got any old clothes laying around? shoes, jackets, coats, anything at all. blankets, tarps, backpacks could help someone more than you know. piatt park. donations. >>

5pm: the city flea. washington park. free. >>

5pm: stop the violence city rally/march. abf is bringing their message of peace in the streets to cincinnati. all bout family is a columbus based movement started by rival gang members set on ending the violence in their neighborhoods. but it isn’t stopping there. cities throughout ohio and the country are suffering too. please join us for a march of positive healing in our community. let’s help change the deadly pattern of violence and unite our people with a positive message of Family and community preservation. it’s going to take all of our voices to make this change. stand up and let our message be heard throughout cincinnati. hamilton county courthouse. free. >>

5:30pm: 2015 holiday bright ride. decorate your bike and yourself with your bright lights and things. or dress up in your holiday costume. or both. and join us on your bike as we bring smiles to residents and shoppers all across over-the-rhine and downtown. we’ll be a moving spectacle of holiday fun. 14th street stage washington park. free. >>

5:45pm: macy’s downtown dazzle – that’s entertainment. join special guest john morris russell, the cincinnati pops orchestra conductor, and singers from the may festival on fountain square. fountain square. free. >>

6pm: artist talk w/ alex krajkowski. artist alex krajkowski will be at manifest to discuss his photographic works about surrendering control through the exploration of generative processes. manifest. free. >>

6pm: kitmas noise fest. this is an experimental music show featuring godt, the smudge, amish robots, gas mask horse, the digital jazz man, where’s uranus, osaka’s most wanted, el cano, and more tba. rake’s end. free. >>

6pm: light up otr. 1230 elm street. free. >>

7pm: *sinatra’s centennial* w/ dan radank & the chairman of the board orchestra. urban artifact. $10 cover for each set or $5 standing room tickets for the night at the bar. >>

7pm: multimagic presents: the bi-annual cannon ball. a dynamic exposition of cincinnati-based, touring musical acts that share a unique vision, rigorous focus and saturated integrity. curated by virtue, not by genre, this series is a showcase of cincinnati’s diverse and burgeoning musical landscape. you are cordially invited to dress up and enjoy a transportive evening with these outstanding acts as they perform on Cincinnati’s best stage: young heirlooms, the yugos and multimagic (featuring special guest, indigo wild). the woodward. $10. >>

7pm: the comet bluegrass all-stars annual christmas show. baker hunt art and cultural center. $20. >>

7pm: cinderella. ensemble theater. $44 adults/$25 students/$18 children. >>

7pm: rock for bloc w/ prizoner, bad habit, hollywood. madison theater. $10. >>

7:30pm: as you like it. cincinnati shakespeare company. $39/$26 students. >>

8pm: bye bye liver: the cincinnati drinking play. below zero lounge. $15.>>

8pm: all childish things. know theater. $10-20. >>

8pm: kitmas fest w/ the smudge, digital jazz man, hemisaurus, where’s uranus?, amishrobots, ghosts of dead tables. rake’s end. free. >>

8:15pm: jim lauderdale. live at the ludlow garage. $15-35. >>

8:30pm: andy mckee. taft theater. $20. >>

9pm: sassafraz & essential productions present frazzletown 4 w/ sassafraz, acqueous, peridoni, strange mechanics. $15. madison live. >>

9pm: the newport secret six w/ the story changes and husk & skull. northside yacht club. free. >>

9pm: celestials, beloved youth, and modern aquatic. maudie’s. free. >>

9pm: bear medicine. the listing loon. free. >>

9:30pm: sean geil w/ al scorch. southgate house revival. free. >>

10pm: the cliftones. motr. free. >>

10pm: wax fang, near earth objects, and injecting strangers. northside tavern. free. >>

10pm: pale dian, sweet lil, and fun machine. the comet. free. >>

10pm: magnolia sons christmas spectacular w/ dj spam. the drinkery. free. >>