Hats off to the folks at OTR Improv for not only hosting, but selling out all four shows of their inaugural Improv Festival. The two-day event took place at the Know Theatre and included popular names in the improv scene, like Susan Messing and Cincinnati native Kevin Crowley.
A theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby," widely considered to be one of the core “Great American Novels,” has arrived at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Let the drama (and glitz) commence!
The Bengals held its home opener on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. And amid beautiful blue skies and 70 degree temps, they did not disappoint. Here are some of our favorite pics spotted on Instagram from folks soaking up the orange and black spirit. Whodey!
Get your BEER here! That's been the rallying cry all weekend long for Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square. The two day event featured over 200 craft brews, live music, and the best of Cincinnati's food truck scene to keep your belly happy. Now, to the pics!
Lexington, Kentucky (aka, “Horse Capital of the World”) has all of the prerequisites necessary for an unforgettable weekend vacation— especially one spent with your best buds. If you're searching for that perfect blend of rustic, relaxing, refined, and exciting, look no further. You might've just found your spot.
The inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic kicked off last night at Washington Park. The two day event strives to celebrate the Queen City as a culinary destination. Chef Jackson Rouse from The Rookwood took home the Boss Hog Award during Friday's Pork Chopped competition.
Taking dance to the people, one Purple People Bridge at a time! Pones Inc, one of the most effervescent and engaging dance groups in the Queen City, is focused on stimulating community growth by infusing artistry and dance into our collective daily life (and In the most surprising, thought-provoking, and beautiful of ways, too!). We met up this collection of doers, thinkers, and dancers on the Newport Southbank Bridge for an evening of inspiration. The video's in the works, but for now enjoy the pics!
Six pieces. Four world premieres. But there's only one Cincinnati Ballet. The company, which celebrated its 50th anniversary season last year kicks off the 2014-15 season with the annual New Works series. The program runs through Sept. 21 in the Jarson Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center.
Our weekly, curated list of must-check-out activities that are neatly packaged in a few digestible sentences or less. On tap for this weekend we have the Improv Festival, Food & Wine Classic, and the CSO Opening Gala with Lang Lang among others.
“Put a Fork in It” dives into Cincinnat’s ever-expanding foodie scene and gives those standout dishes (you know, the ones that keep you coming back and ordering the same thing time after time) the love they so richly deserve. This month, we're headed to Ruth’s Parkside Café in Northside for the delectable Creole Catfish. Dig in!
Pieology, the latest eatery to open up at U Square in Clifton, is satisfying hungry folks with their fast-casual, build-your-own pizza. We set out to test the experience and see how it measures up against its many Cincinnati competitors. Check out the review and find out if the pie rose to the challenge.
Cincinnati held its third annual "Le Diner en Blanc" event on Saturday, Sept. 6. The secret location turned out to be Fountain Square. Over the course of the evening, approx. 1,700 guests (all dressed in white) enjoyed champagne, a gourmet picnic, and, finally, an epic dance party.
Go ahead, Queen City, rejoice. With the arrival of Fresh Thyme's first store in Greater Cincinnati (high fives, Oakley!), nutritious eating is finally more affordable than empty calorie snacking! Let the noshing commence.
It’s that time! Thirsty Thursday, the series that keeps your glass (a little more than) half full is back. In this month’s installment, we try a new invention from a familiar pillar in the Cincy pub scene. Put on your shades, folks, it's time for the Eclipse.
Lunch. It's an often underserved, underappreciated part of the day. Fortunately, the Queen City is full of restaurants and eateries that will turn a one-hour on-the-go meal into a midday oasis. Here are a few of our favorite spots (in no particular order).
SERVED: The series that takes you into the kitchens (and minds) of the chefs, cooks, and food-enthusiasts that make Cincinnati's culinary life so uniquely robust, diverse, and (of course) delicious. This month, we saddle up and head to Django Western Taco for their simple, but oh-so-memorable, grilled salmon dish. We ride!
Friday Jam: Our weekly pick for the theme song of the day, selected because the track effectively captures the vibe of the weekend-to-come (… Or because it's taken our playlists by storm and we just can't help but share.) This week, we're bumping "Somebody Loves You," by Betty Who. Crank it up!
You heard right... The Queen City is getting its very own improv festival! The first annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati (aka, IF Cincy) is swinging into high gear this Friday and Saturday. Here are the top reasons why the festival should already be sitting comfortably at the top of your To-Do list for the coming weekend.
FRIDAY JAM: Our weekly musical selection that either captures the vibe heading into the weekend or is a song we simply can't stop looping on our playlist. This week we're flashing back to Calvin Harris' 2012 release of "Sweet Nothing," featuing Florence Welch on vocals.
Our weekly, curated list of must-check-out activities, neatly packaged in a few sentences or less. On tap for this weekend we've got Diner en Blanc, Ohio River Throwdown, ComicCon, and more!
As summer winds down, the Cincinnati music scene ramps up! With plenty of stellar shows and one fantastic festival (Midpoint) in tow, September is bringing great acts to the Queen City by the tour busload. Here are our top picks for the month.
The days may still be on the warmer side, but make no mistake, autumn is on its way. And with it, a calmer (if only slightly) collection of arts events. You don't have to trade your sandals for sweaters just yet, but check out this month's round of activities and witness the seasonal transition in action.
When moving into your very first place, the idea of decorating and shopping for new pieces can be overwhelming. Take a look at these tips to get prepared for your exciting new journey!
Street Style — "Humans of Cincinnati" Edition: the series that takes to the Queen City streets, strikes up an impromptu conversation with a passerby, and highlights the vibrant color and depth of the people who call Cincinnati home. We could meet anyone from a politician to an artist to a bucket drummer. This week, we meet Rick. Say hello.
And then the most magical thing happened… We went walking in Wallace Woods. If your socks aren’t charmed off by this architecturally varied historic district, you’re probably wearing sandals. It’s one of the most downright neighborly ‘hoods we’ve ambled through in a while. Join us for a photo stroll, won’t you?
It's that time of the month again. BEST DRESSED time! While the summer always brings about a different fashion set, we feel confident our gallery highlights the best looking ladies and lads who we spied in August.
Even though the weather decided to be uncooperative this Labor Day weekend, that didn't stop fans and players from having a great time in the sand. The AVP returned to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason for the annual Cincinnati Open (Aug. 28-31).
Our search for the flyest feet on the Queen City streets continues! This time, though, we wanted to spice it up a bit. The challenge: capture all of the pics within the course of a single, normal, regular ol' day. Now, after a day of moving and grooving from 'hood to 'hood (pretty much our routine), we present our faves.
Sure, lots of folks don’t feel comfortable traveling solo. It can, however, be an exhilarating, enlightening, and empowering experience. Here are 10 reasons to get out your atlas and start planning a one-person journey now.
Along the winding roads off of I-70, an unusual surprise awaits. Located in the backcountry of West Virginia, a destination known as Palace of Gold (aka, "America's Taj Mahal") will transport you to a different world. It's an experience well worth the twisting, turning pilgrimage.
If you're not tied to the school calendar, break away for one last bit of summer. And you wanna know the perfect place to go? Hocking Hills State Park. Just a short drive from Cincinnati, you'll be transferred to an oasis for your mind, body, and soul.
When most people think of an Illinois getaway, Chicago is the first (and sometimes only) destination that comes to mind. If, however, you're in the mood for a little less "hustle bustle" and a little more "heartland," head for the charming hamlet of Union. It's a straight shot to a simpler time, so hop aboard and enjoy the "good ol' days."
The vision of a bike-friendly culture is gaining momentum in the Queen City. We take a look behind the scenes of Cincy Bike Share (the first operation of its kind in the region), as the program hits the streets.
If I didn't love my job, following my visit to the Roadtrippers HQ, I might have quit on the spot to become theie den mother. The start-up company that strives to connect travelers to the coolest places out on the open road is housed in an old brewery in Over-the-Rhine. We stopped by for a behind-the-scenes peek at what keeps their engines revving.