Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
Opens at the Duke Energy Convention Center
Visitors will find boats, plus equipment and gear; seminars and guides for hunting, fishing, and adventure hunting. Reps from regional travel options, where boating and fishing are popular.
Looking for tamer activity? This weekend includes Cincinnati Golf Show. You’ll find deals on equipment and clothing, information on the best places to golf, fellow duffers, and of course, tips from experts if your game isn’t up to par.
Friday, January 18 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, January 19 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Sunday, January 20 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Continues next week, too. Cost is $11, free ages 13 and under with adult. ($3 discount at Kroger with plus card.) More info at www.hartproductions.com.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, through Feb. 3, opened this week.
Greed. Corruption. Lust for power. Politics as usual, circa 1377.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is performing Richard II for the first time. This play is part of CSC’s quest to “Finish the Canon.” By the end of next season, CSC will have produced Shakespeare’s entire canon of 38 plays by the end of its 20th anniversary season. This play is the first in Shakespeare’s royal history cycle – it’s an ambitious plan to present those eight plays, about the stories of five kings, and a feat that has rarely been done in the United States.
Richard II is the first part of the history cycle, which refers to a series of chronological historical plays written by Shakespeare spanning over 100 years of British history, also known as “The War of the Roses.” Getting rave reviews.
Freestyle Motocross: Nuclear Cowboyz
U.S. Bank Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders ever assembled, including recent X Games 2012 medalists. Nuclear Cowboyz 2013 is the only FMX tour of its kind, that's told through an adrenaline-packed narrative set in a futuristic setting. It’s described as an action-packed, freestyle performance of pure danger and raw combat. Promises fearless, gravity-defying tricks.
They even have cheerleaders, the Nuclear Cowgirlz® dancers.
Ticket are $16.50-$76.50 at www.ticketmaster.com.
Local Local Local 4
Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 8 p.m.
It’s a celebration of all things local, and includes music by Cincy Brass, local beers and a mini craft market.
This is the fourth installment, made it bigger than ever. They will have the owner/CEOs of Christian Moerlein, Rivertown Brewing Co. , Listermann’s Brewing Co., and Triple Digit in-house to hand out free swag and tell you anything that you want to know about their beers. Of course, Arnold’s will have craft beers from those breweries available. New this year will be Master Distillers from Middlewest Spirits and Buckeye Vodka in to talk about their brands. The menu for the evening will included local beer-infused specials and dessert selections from Madisono’s, Bonbonerie, and Take the Cake. Once again have mini-craft market featuring local poster from Broadhope Art Collective, Misfits with Cameras, Cryptogram INK, and others.
Beer and food specials run all day, brewery owners at 8pm, Vendor area opens at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm.
Cincinnati Pops: Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald
The Grammy-award winning singer, Patti Austin performs songs made popular by Ella Fitzgerald with the Cincinnat Pops. (Best Jazz Vocal in 2008). She is perhaps best known for her duet “Baby, Come to Me,” with James Ingram, and is the familiar voice of many jingles from the past. She even performs a medley of those during her show.
Austin, who made her debut at 4 and has been delighting jazz audiences ever since. In the late 1980s, Rosemary Clooney took her aside and told her she was “the heir apparent, and you must sing the Great American Songbook.” So she had, looking at Firtzgerald’s catalog for inspiration. Expect “S’Wonderful,” “Mack the Knife” and “A-Tisket, A-Tasket.”
Performances Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Ticket info at www.cincinnatipops.org.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events
Cincinnati Museum Center: African Culture Fest
All weekend, continues through Monday
The Museum Center hosts an African Culture Fest Saturday through Monday, Jan. 21, with a re-created African village, a marketplace with authentic food and goods, dancers, drummers, storytellers and more. The Tuskegee Airmen will also be there in the afternoon. Plus, kids can take their passports to the four stamping stations, after they complete an activity. Once they collect all four stamps,they’ll receive a buy-one-get-one free coupon to all three museums!
The Civil Rights Commemorative March
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 10:30 a.m. ending at Music Hall,
MARCH & CELEBRATION—FREE Events, Open to the Public
10:30 a.m. – 38th Annual Commemorative Civil Rights March begins at the Freedom Center
11:00 a.m. – Fountain Square, Interfaith Prayer Service
11:15 a.m. – March continues to Music Hall
12:00 p.m. – Music Hall, Commemorative Celebration.
Featuring the award-winning MLK Chorale, winner of 2 Gold Diplomas at the 2012 World Choir Games; choirs from area schools; and SCPA students’ original dramatic presentation
Freedom Center offers free admission thanks PNC
The Freedom Center is usually closed on Mondays, except for MLK Day. They will have special activities all day.
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Hoxworth Blood Drive
11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Freedom Center galleries open.
Guided highlights tour of Freedom Center’s exhibitions; hands-on stations including Civil War encampment and Cotton Gin; live exhibit interpreters. Admission to special exhibition Women Hold Up Half the Sky also included.
Main Library, Children’s Learning Center,
Martin’s Dream, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a performance by Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati actor Deondra Means. This one-man show that explores the real person behind the historic figure. After, children can make a “stained glass” window craft using inspirational words.
Burns Night Party / 15 Year Anniversary Celebration , 7:30 p.m.
End your long weekend with Nicholson’s annual Burns Night Party, which also celebrates the pub’s 15Year Anniversary. The evening will include the traditional toasting of the haggis at 7:30pm and live music. Special guest Master of Ceremonies, Alan Grant, from the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in the Highlands of Scotland.
Best known for his ‘Auld Lang Syne’, Robert Burns rose from humble beginnings to become Scotland’s most beloved poet. His January birthday is cause for annual celebration in his homeland. As Scots (not to mention English, Welsh and Irish people) emigrated around the world, they took that song, and the annual Burns Night celebration with them, making it a worldwide tradition. (Actual birthday January 25, 1759)
The toast to the haggis includes a bagpipe procession, complimentary scotch toast and a complimentary taste of haggis. Haggis is the national dish of Scotland and was immortalized by the poet Robert Burns in his poem “Address to a Haggis” and is the focal point of any Robert Burns celebration.
In addition to the regular dinner menu, Chef Mark Bodenstein will prepare some Burns Night specials for those wanting to try some traditional Burns Supper items. A $15 Scotch Sampler will also be available in honor of Nicholson’s 15 Year Anniversary.
Reservations are accepted but are not necessary. More details at nicholsonspub.com.