Downtown and Over-the-Rhine
Weekend Events for October 26, 2012
Readings of Another Kind
Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Main Library, Reading Garden Lounge
Partake in a group psychic reading and watch as renowned clairvoyant Victor Paruta makes metaphysical connections with audience members. Victor is the host of Ohio's largest metaphysical convention, The Victory of Light Expo. He has been voted best psychic by Cincinnati Magazine and he is a regular guest on radio and television including ABC's, The View.
6th Annual Costume Contest, Fountain Square
Wednesday, October 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come to the Square dressed in your most creative, funniest or scariest costume at noon on Wednesday, October 31. Bring a friend and dress as a couple or bring the whole office and dress as a team! To participate, simply show up at the stage on Fountain Square at 11:30am and sign up. Costumes will be judged by several qualified representatives. Prizes include gift cards from Cappel’s.
Costume categories are:
Best Team (3 or more people in same theme, e.g. Wizard of Oz)
Best Kids Costume (children 15 & under)
Washington Platform – Friday Night Jazz
Friday, October 26, 9:00 p.m. to midnight
Corner of Court and Elm Streets
Northern Kentucky University Faculty Jazz ensemble featuring sax, trumpet, vibes and drums performs Friday night. $10 food and beverage minimum.
Alice in Wonderland presented by the Cincinnati Ballet
October 26 to 28
Regional premiere of the ballet based on the book by Lewis Carroll. The ballet is accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra which is conducted by Carmon DeLeone. The production features puppets and was designed by Liz Vandal from Cirque du Soleil. Down the rabbit hole lies a world of fantastic curiosities and only the adventurous find it. Precocious little Alice will lead us on a raucous journey where things are not always what they seem. Meet the performers on October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Richter & Phillips
Free Gift with Purchase
Now through October 31
202 E. Sixth Street
The place to shop for wedding and engagement rings since 1896. Free Pandora bracelet (pink leather) with purchase of $85 or more of Pandora jewelry.
Secret ArtWorks – tickets on sale now
Friday, November 16
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MCA Event Center
Mercantile Building, 120 E 4th Street
On November 16, hundreds of 5” x 7” works of art will be up for grabs once the curtains open at Secret ArtWorks: When Pigs Invade! These original small-scale masterpieces are donated by locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed artists. These artworks can be yours – but here’s the secret: you won’t know the identity of the artist until you purchase the work! Looking for something a little larger than 5” x 7”? This year we will be auctioning off some of the squealers from ArtWorks’ recent Big Pig Gig: Do-Re-Wee! This is your chance to own a piece of hog history. All proceeds from the event will benefit ArtWorks, the award-winning nonprofit that creates innovative public art that enriches the Greater Cincinnati region, provides training and business courses to creative entrepreneurs, creates art for and with hospital patients and their families, and provides job opportunities for both teen and professional artists.
Ice Rink Construction begins November 1 on Fountain Square. The US Bank Ice Rink opens on Thanksgiving Day.