Things to do in Cincinnati this week: May 20-26

Monday, May 20

ART OPENING: Cincinnati's Lost Founders: James Clark, 5:30 p.m., Walnut Hills Branch Library, 2533 Kemper Lane, Walnut Hills. Exhibit opening and panel discussion explore the narratives of the city's unsung heroes and the enduring impact of their legacies. Jazz jam session follows at Caffe Vivace (975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills). Free. stowehousecincy.org.

FAMILY: Butterflies in Space, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Runs May 11-Aug. 18. $10, $7 ages 5-17, free ages 4-under. krohn.ticketspice.com.

FILM: “Omen,” 7:30 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1401 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $12-$15. Cincyticket.com.

MUSEUM: Pompeii: The Exhibition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Runs Feb. 16-July 28. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Tickets: $23.50, $21.50 seniors, $19.50 children. Cincymuseum.org.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Park: Mambo Combo, 6-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs April 8-Oct. 28. Free. Washingtonpark.org.

Tuesday, May 21

BARS: Cincinnati's Favorite Beer Winner's Party, 6-11 p.m., Barleycorn's Brewhouse, 402 Licking Pike, Wilder, Kentucky. Specials on Crazy Norse all night, giveaways, trophy presentation at 7 p.m. Free admission. cincinnati.com.

FARMERS MARKET: OTR Craft & Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Weekly craft show and farmers market runs Tuesdays from April-November. Free admission. Artisanfest513.org.

FOOD TRUCKS: Strauss Troy Market on the Square, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Food trucks visit. Live music. Runs April 2-Oct. 1. Free. Myfountainsquare.com.

MUSEUM ENDING: Whitfield Lovell: Passages, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Runs March 1-May 26. Ticketed. Cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

MUSEUM: From Shanghai to Ohio: Wood Chong Yung, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Runs May 10-Aug. 18. Free. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

MUSIC: Alpha Wolf: Half Living Things Tour, 7 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. With Emmure, Unity TX, Chamber. bogarts.com.

MUSIC: Jazz at the Square: Pamela Mallory Trio, 5-8 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Runs April 2-Oct. 8. Free. Myfountainsquare.com.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 6:40 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Wednesday is Bark in the Park night. Reds.com.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs. Gateway Grizzlies, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Florenceyalls.com.

Wednesday, May 22

FAMILY: Touch-a-Truck, 4-7 p.m., Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Free.

GAME: Wheel of Fortune Live, 7:30 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. tafttheatre.org.

Wheel of Fortune Live! will let audience members play the TV game show at Taft Theatre Wednesday night.
Wheel of Fortune Live! will let audience members play the TV game show at Taft Theatre Wednesday night.

HEALTH: Workout on the Green, 5-7 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 5 p.m. HIIT cardio, Vinyasa yoga. 6 p.m. Bodyweight circuit training. Free. Washingtonpark.org.

HEALTH: Summit Free Fitness, 5:30 p.m., Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. Runs May 8-Sept. 25. Free. Blueash.com.

LECTURE: Sunset Salons: Covering the White House, 6-7:30 p.m., Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Clifton. Michael Collins, USA Today's White House correspondent, discusses inner workings of White House. $10. Reservations: cliftonculturalarts.org.

MUSEUM: Jayson Musson: His History of Art, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs April 5-Sept. 8. Free. Cincycac.org.

MUSEUM: Luis Camnitzer: Monuments to Unknown Heroes, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Runs through June 16. Free. Cincycac.org.

MUSIC: Blues & Brews: Cheryl Renee & Shorty Starr, 5-8 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs April 3-May 22. Free admission.

MUSIC: Concerts in the Park: The Eagles Project, 7 p.m., Delhi Park Pavilion, 5125 Foley Road, Delhi Township. Food and beverages for sale. No coolers. Free. delhi.oh.us.

MUSIC: Scotty Bratcher, 7 p.m., RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton St.. Hamilton. With GA-20. Free. riversedgelive.com.

MUSIC: 21 Savage: American Dream Tour, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. With J.I.D., Nardo Wick, 21 Lil Harold. ticketmaster.com.

THEATER: Label*less: Unplugged, 7 and 9 p.m., Ghost Baby, Republic St., Over-the-Rhine. This evocative production features cast of young artists exploring identity and social issues through popular music. Ghost-baby.com.

TOURS: Cockpit Tours of B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., East End. Tour cockpits of these two iconic WWII warbirds. Rides can be booked ahead for Friday-Sunday. Cockpit tours are $10 or $20 per family; admission and parking are free. Book rides: b29doc.com/rides or flytheb25.org.

VETERANS: Welcome Home Rally, 9:05 p.m., Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Level C, 3087 Terminal Drive, Hebron. Veterans of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War return from a visit to Washington D.C. Public invited to welcome them home. Free. honorflighttristate.org.

Thursday, May 23

COMEDY: Andy Haynes, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. $10-$15. Gobananascomedy.com.

COMEDY: Medium Cindy Kaza, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales Street, Liberty Township. $48. liberty.funnybone.com.

COMEDY: Concerted Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Commonwealth Sanctuary, 522 Fifth Ave., Dayton. Headliner Gabe Kea. $20. Commonwealthsanctuary.com.

DANCE: Salsa on the Square: Tropicoso, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

FARMERS MARKET: Westwood Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Westwood United Methodist Church, back lot, 3460 Epworth Ave., Westwood. Runs Thursdays May 9-Oct. 24. Free admission. Westwoodfm.com.

FILM: "Deep Sky," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday, Cincinnati Museum Center, Lindner Family Omnimax Theater, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Runs through June 6. $9.50, $7.50 ages 60-up and ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org/deep-sky.

FILM: "Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday, Cincinnati Museum Center, Lindner Family Omnimax Theater, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. Runs through July 28. $9.50, $7.50 ages 60-up and ages 3-12. cincymuseum.org.

MUSIC: May Festival: Voices of the Earth, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Celebrating the natural wonders of earth and the perseverance of miners in Pennsylvania coal country. $16-up. mayfestival.com.

MUSIC: Rockin’ the Roebling: Naked Karate Girls, 7-10 p.m., Smale Riverfront Park, 166 Mehring Way, Downtown. Free. Cincinnati-oh.gov.

MUSIC: The Takeover: Trailer Park Floosies, 6 p.m., The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township. Free. westchesteroh.org/takeover.

MUSIC: Kamelot: Awaken the World Tour, 7 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. bogarts.com.

MUSIC: Orgy: Candyass 25th Anniversary Tour and Cold Spring Tour, 7 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. madisontheater.com.

OPERA: Divas & Diamonds, 5 p.m., Richter & Phillips Jewelers, 601 Main St., Downtown. Cincinnati Opera Young Professionals host this kickoff event to the 2024 Summer Festival. Enjoy drinks, light bites, diamonds and opera arias. $40-$60. Cincinnatiopera.org/young-professionals.

OUTDOORS: Full Moon Hike, 9 p.m., Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Free. greatparks.org.

Friday, May 24

ART OPENING: Water Works, 6-8 p.m., Off Ludlow Gallery, 3408 Ormond Ave., Clifton. Exhibit celebrating art inspired by water. 15 artists participate. There will be an artist talk from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, and a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Runs May 24-29. Free.

COMEDY: The Kevin Bauer Power Hour, 7 p.m., Commonwealth Sanctuary, 522 Fifth Ave., Dayton. $15. Commonwealthsanctuary.com.

COMEDY: Monster Monster, 9:30 p.m., Commonwealth Sanctuary, 522 Fifth Ave., Dayton. $10. Commonwealthsanctuary.com.

MUSIC: Indie Friday: School of Rock Mason, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Knocked Loose, 6 p.m., MegaCorp Pavilion, 101 W. Fourth St., Newport. With Show Me the Body, Loathe, Speed. promowestlive.com.

MUSIC: Tab Benoit, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. madisontheater.com.

MUSIC: American Tune: Simon, Croce, Taylor Tribute with Tom Glynn, 7 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Sanctuary, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. southgatehouse.com.

MUSIC: Jon B, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. ludlowgaragecincinnati.com.

NIGHTLIFE: Big Bubble Rave, 9 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. bogarts.com.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Friday is Asianati Night. Runs May 24-26. Reds.com.

THEATER OPENING: "The Play That Goes Wrong," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs May 24-June 16. Cincyshakes.com.

THEATER: "Four Old Broads," 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. A retired burlesque queen needs a vacation from her assisted living facility, and the Sassy Seniors Cruise may just be the ticket. $15. Fairfieldfootlighters.org.

Saturday, May 25

COMEDY: Bombs Away Comedy: DeAnne Smith, 7 and 9:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $20. Bombsawaycomedy.com.

COMEDY: Billy Devore and Friends, 7 p.m., Commonwealth Sanctuary, 522 Fifth Ave., Dayton. Co-host of Cincinnati Reds-focused podcast "The Nasty Boys" records first special. $15. Commonwealthsanctuary.com.

COMEDY: Kristina Kuzmic: The Lies I Told Myself Tour, 3 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales Street, Liberty Township. $33-$58. liberty.funnybone.com.

DANCE: USO Swing Dance, 6-10 p.m., Moonlight Pavilion at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $20. cincinnatiwarbirds.org.

FAMILY OPENING: Soak City, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Water park open daily May 25-Aug. 12. Visitkingsisland.com.

FAMILY OPENING: Aqua Adventures, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Land of Illusion, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. (park closed May 28-31). Runs May 25-Aug. 11, then weekends through Labor Day. Landofillusion.com.

FAMILY OPENING: Mermaids, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, Newport Aquarium, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Runs May 25-June 23. Included with general admission. No mermaids on Tuesdays.

FAMILY: Glam Day at the Park, 1-7 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Gospel explosion and old-school shindig features live music, vendors and more. washingtonpark.org.

FAMILY: Spark in the Dark, 8-11 p.m., Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison. Free admission. Boat rentals per hour: $18.54 four-seat pedal boat, $23.18 five-seat dragon pedal boat. Greatparks.org.

FAMILY: The Candy Race 5K, 8 a.m., Sawyer Point Park, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Participants get a colorful T-shirt, finisher's medal, bib number, candy packet, free race photos. Ages 6-under can run a 100-yard dash. $20-$40. runsignup.com.

FASHION SHOW: AfroSwag, 6-9 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. $50. Eventbrite.com.

FESTIVAL: North by Northside 2024, Saturday-Sunday, Northside. 11 venues, 60+ bands, stand-up comedy, and more. Free. Facebook.com/NorthByNorthsideFest.

FESTIVAL: Taste of Cincinnati, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Fifth St., Downtown. Runs May 25-27. Tasteofcincinnati.com.

Crowds gather at the Taste of Cincinnati in 2023. This year's festival runs May 25-27.
Crowds gather at the Taste of Cincinnati in 2023. This year's festival runs May 25-27.

FOOD: A to Z Wine Dinner, 6 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. 3-course dinner with A to Z wine pairings. $70. eventbrite.com.

MUSIC: May Festival: Her Story, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story” invokes the words of historical figures and the spirit of pivotal moments in women’s history. $16-up. mayfestival.com.

MUSIC: MPH Concert Series: The Farifax Sessions, 6-8 p.m., Montgomery Public House Brewing, 7880 Remington Road, Montgomery. Free. mphbrew.com.

MUSIC: Fifth and Vine Live: Soul Pocket, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. myfountainsquare.com.

MUSIC: Westwood Town Hall Live, 7-10 p.m., Westwood Town Hall, Harrison Ave., Westwood. Bring blankets or folding chairs and enjoy live music. Free. cincinnati-oh-gov.

MUSIC: Don Was & The Pan Detroit Ensemble, 8 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. memorialhallotr.com.

Don Was & the Pan Detroit Ensemble perform Saturday at Memorial Hall.
Don Was & the Pan Detroit Ensemble perform Saturday at Memorial Hall.

MUSIC: Loudmouth, 8 p.m., Madison Live, 734 Madison Ave., Covington. madisontheater.com.

MUSIC: The Po' Ramblin' Boys, 8 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. southgatehouse.com.

NIGHTLIFE: Cincy Silent Disco: Pajama Party, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. $17, $12 advance. Cincysilentdisco.com.

NIGHTLIFE: Cin City Burlesque, 9 p.m., Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. bogarts.com.

RECREATION: Wiedemann Mile, noon-4 p.m., Wiedemann Brewery, 4811 Vine St., St. Bernard. Benefits St. Bernard-Ludlow Grove Historical Society. $10 relay only, $25 1-mile, $25 both races. runsignup.com.

SHOPPING: Spring Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Flamingo Haven Antique Mall, 4530 W. Mitchell Ave., Spring Grove Village. Discover deals on fashion, vintage, antiques, collectibles, art, books, toys, furniture, crafts and more.

SPORTS: Florence Y’alls vs. Evansville Otters, 7 p.m. Friday, 6:36 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Florenceyalls.com.

TOUR: Ballparks & Breweries Bus Tour, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Unique tour takes guests to every location Reds played in the 19th and 20th centuries. $59. brewingheritagetrail.org.

Sunday, May 26

DANCE: Tea Dance, 4-7 p.m., Washington Park Porch, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. Washingtonpark.org.

MUSIC: Laura Jane Grace, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. With Worriers, Sam Russo. madisontheater.com.

Catch Laura Jane Grace Sunday evening at Madison Theater.
Catch Laura Jane Grace Sunday evening at Madison Theater.

MUSIC: Woorms, 8 p.m., Southgate House Revival, Revival Room, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. southgatehouse.com.

NIGHTLIFE: Wonderland, 10 p.m., Alice, 1432 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. High-energy dance party with internationally acclaimed DJ Isis Muretech. $55-$60. Eventbrite.com.

SHOPPING: Super Fun Outdoor Thrifting Event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Opera House Park, 324 Ferry St., Vevay. Free. facebook.com.

TOUR: White Water Shaker Village Open House, 2-5 p.m., White Water Shaker Village, 11813 Oxford Road, Harrison. whitewatervillage.org.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: NKY Chamber Golf Outing & Clinic, Aug. 8, Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Independence. business.nkychamber.com.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati this week: May 20-26, 2024