April 19, 2013
An Evening with Johnny Mathis
Friday, 8 p.m.
Procter & Gamble Hall, Aronoff Center for the Arts
Get your weekend off to a romantic start with Jonny Mathis.
Enjoy an extraordinary evening with legendary recording artist Johnny Mathis as more than five decades of his breathtaking music come alive on the Aronoff Center stage. In 1957, Johnny made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, launching his career as a recording star and national treasure. Johnny has sold 350 million records worldwide, and his Greatest Hits is one of the most popular albums of all time, spending an unprecedented 490 continuous weeks, almost ten years, on the Billboard Top Albums chart.
Comedian and musician Gary Muledeer opens the show.
Tickets and info at http://www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Mandy Patinkin with the Pops
Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Remember the movie The Princess Bride? Inigo Montoya himself is in Cincinnati this weekend!
Mandy Patinkin is also an incredible singer. He was the original Che in Broadway’s Evita and George Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George. You’ve seen him in films like Yentl and The Princess Bride. You watched him in Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds and Homeland. He has released several albums, in addition to being on a number of cast albums. He’s won a Tony and an Emmy.
This weekend you can hear Patinkin with the Pops, belting the Broadway tunes and popular songs that are the cornerstone of his amazing and versatile talent. This is a great way to close the Pops season.
More info at www.cincinnatipops.com
43rd Earth Day Celebration
Sawyer Point, noon-5 p.m.
A FREE fun-filled day of children's activities, environmental education, entertainment and more.
Earth Day Celebration activities this year include:
More info at http://www.cincinnatiearthday.com/
2013 Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance EcoSculpt
On view through April 26
Earth Day is also a perfect time to visit EcoSculpt in Washington Park. This eco-friendly event is a three-week installation of original sculptures made of recycled and/or recyclable materials.
Selected artists gathered in the Park on Friday, April 5, 2013 to assemble their creations. All sculptures are made entirely of recyclable materials and will be displayed outdoors for several weeks. Several sculptures are on display – include a giant bee and a sound sculpture.
The three judges will choose first, second and third prize winners based on concept, execution and construction.
More information and images at http://washingtonpark.org/
Disney’s Cinderella Kids
Saturday, 2 p.m.
The show runs 50 minutes, so it’s perfect for young or easily distracted attention spans.
The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! With a beautiful score including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” this musical will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.
This special adaptation is geared toward children ages 4-12. The family-friendly one-hour professional production features music, drama, visual arts and dance as way to introduce children to the performing arts.
Tickets and information at https://www.thechildrenstheatre.com/.
A bit more grown-up entertainment at the casino. Fans of Community and The Soup won’t want to miss Joel McHale’s stand-up show at Horseshoe.
On The Soup, McHale satirizes pop culture, reality TV, and current events each week. He’s also appeared in Ted and Spy Kids, and voiced a character Phineas and Ferb, so he’s funny to kids and adults!
He’s known for his quick wit and sardonic take on modern life. This promises to be a funny show and it’s the inaugural show in the Pavilion at Horseshoe. So you can be one of the first folks to see the room. It’s also a good night to try one of the restaurants and even gamble a bit.
Tickets and info at http://www.horseshoecincinnati.com.
Main Library, 1:45 p.m.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting the “Ohioana 2013: Connecting
Readers and Hamilton County Writers”
This literary event not only honors authors from Hamilton County, it gives readers a chance to interact with them, sit in on an author panel discussion, and learn more about the publishing world. The theme is “How to Get Published.”
More than 40 local authors will be in attendance and recognized during the event. Books will be for sale by the authors in the Atrium and Popular Library. Authors will also be at the tables to talk with readers and sign books. This event is free and open to the public.
This year’s panelists are:
„h Andrea Cheng — Author of 18 award-winning books for children and young adults, including Where Do You Stay?
„h Leah Stewart — Author of The Myth of You and Me and Husband and Wife. She teaches in the University of Cincinnati’s creative writing program.
„h Brandon Snider —Author of the best-selling Dark Knight Manual. Snider has written for Comedy Central and the Huffington Post, and appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
During Ohioana, the Cooper Award will be presented to Writer’s Digest / F&W Media. Created in 2003 and named for the founding family of Ohioana, the Cooper Award is given to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the promotion of books and reading in Hamilton County. Past winners include Andrea Cheng, Buck Niehoff, Sharon Draper, Will Hillenbrand, and The Friends of the Public Library.
More information at www.CincinnatiLibrary.org