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Cincinnati Police is looking for Eric Hensley for Breaking and Entering. Officers say on March 1, 2013, Eric kicked out the basement window of Frank’s Electric located on Colerain Avenue and entered the building. Once inside, Eric went upstairs and took spools of cooper wiring totaling $1500. Then later that day the wiring was scrapped at River Metals. Eric’s criminal history includes Aggravated Robbery, Assault, multiple theft and drug related charges. Eric Hensley is a male white, 28 years old, 5’10” tall and 165 lbs. His last known address was in the 1600 block of Cooper Street in the Northside area.
Cincinnati Comic Expo
Duke Energy Convention Center
Friday -Sunday, Sept. 13-1; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Cincinnati Comic Expo comes to the Duke Energy Convention Center for a weekend of comics, cosplay, zombies, activities, gaming, sci-fi speed dating and appearances from special guests including Lord of the Rings’ Billy Boyd, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, horror legend Ricou Browning, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis, Doctor Who’s TARDIS and a Dalek (exterminate!) and more.
Plus you can see the Batmobile and the General Lee.
Tickets are $10-$20, more info at www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 – 14, 6-11 p.m.
The Cincinnati Beer Festival! This “Craft Beer Block Party” offers more than 200 craft beers from down the street and around the country.
Beer Fest is open to everyone over 21, and tickets can be purchased at Rock Bottom Brewery or online. You can purchase a special VIP Pass, which gets you 25 5oz beers and exclusive access to the VIP Beer Tent, day of tickets are $15. They also offer a designated driver ticket ($10), which grants you access to the VIP area and up to 10 soft drinks/water (no alcohol).
Tickets are for each night only–but you can come and go as you please. Includes admission, a souvenir 5oz mug, and 25 sampling tickets (each Sample is a full 5oz. pour). You can buy pints for $5.
Tickets: $15; VIP tickets $40
More information at http://www.cincybeerfest.com/
City of Immigrants
Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off
Friday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
On Friday evening, Cincinnati's fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month begins, with the play City of Immigrants at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
The play is adapted from the book, originally printed in November 2009 T to help junior-high school students learn about the six major groups of immigrants – German, Irish, African American, Jewish, Appalachian, and Hispanic – who came to Cincinnati beginning in the 1830s. The history of Cincinnati would be entirely different without the contributions of immigrants who helped build and develop the beautiful city that they now call home.
The play illustrates how the Queen City has become a rich blend of diverse cultures, traditions, and celebrations.
That night is also the award ceremony for an essay contest on the same theme.
Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15 and celebrates and acknowledges the many important contributions of Hispanics in our community through events and programs. Congratulations to Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics (HAH) and the team of local Hispanic leaders and organizations, including our good friend Alfonso Cornejo, who created this annual program in 2008 and have seen it grow each year.
Find more event and programs at http://www.laverdadmarketing.com/cincinnatihhm.org/
Holtman's Donuts OTR Grand Opening
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7 a.m.
1332C-2 Vine St.
Holtman's Donuts, is a family-owned shop that was opened in 1960 by Charles Holtman. Now operated by Charles' daughter Toni and her husband Chuck, they are baking alongside their children, Danny and Lorrie.
Committed to the old fashioned way, Holtman's Donuts are created from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. From a family shop to your families table, enjoy a scrumptious donut. Specialties include apple fritters, maple bacon donuts, custard puffs, blueberry cake with vanilla icing; jelly fillings of blueberry, cherry strawberry, black raspberry, lemon and apple. They also have seasonal specials and other baked goods.
Get the menu and details at http://www.holtmansdonutshop.com/menu.
Cincinnati Celtic Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14– 15, 12-8 p.m., 12-6 p.m.
Don your kilts, grab your bagpipes and make your way down to Washington Park for a weekend of authentic Celtic fun!
Produced by 3CDC and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the 2013 Cincinnati Celtic Festival will offer patrons a chance to enjoy and savor plenty of traditional Celtic merchandise, art, food and music. Festivities will feature special musical and dance performances from The Drowsy Lads, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Changling, The Blue Rock Boys and more.
Dine on traditional Irish fare like piping hot shepherd’s pie, corned beef sandwiches, and potato pancakes or indulge festival favorites like cotton candy, funnel cakes and snow cones. But the fun doesn’t stop there! There will also be plenty to do and see as you make your way around the park. Browse rows of artistic offerings, wood carvings, home décor and hand beaded jewelry from a wide variety of local vendors. See below for a full performance lineup and vendor list.
Find out more at http://washingtonpark.org
Kaplan New Works
Through Sept. 22
Cincinnati Ballet Center
Four World Premieres by choreographers Heather Britt, Val Caniparoli, Jodie Gates, James Kudelka, and Gina Patterson
The Cincinnati Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The September season opener, New Works, has become renowned for shining the spotlight on groundbreaking choreographers, presenting their works in the intimate Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance Studio at Cincinnati Ballet Center to sold-out crowds. Powerful, emotive dancing is presented mere feet from the audience, a perspective that lends itself to the better appreciation of the dancers’ sheer talent and magnitude of humanity being expressed.
2013-2014 brings the return of the wildly popular The Man in Black. Choreographed by James Kudelka, The Man in Black is a moving revelation about the human experience, set to six covers performed by the inimitably heart-wrenching Johnny Cash.
Rhythm & Motion director Heather Britt debuts a world premiere, as does Val Caniparoli, familiar to Cincinnati audiences as the choreographer of Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker from 2001-2011. World-recognized Jodie Gates and Gina Patterson also bring world premieres to the open stage of New Works.
Tickets and information at www.cballet.org.
160 Years of Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of the Public Library
Through Oct. 23,
Main Library, 800 Vine St.
In honor of the 160th anniversary of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, we’ve cleaned out our archives and searched our shelves for the fascinating exhibit 160 Years of Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of the Public Library.
On display in the atrium of the Main Library through Oct. 23, the exhibit examines the evolution of the Library and features historic photos and memorabilia illustrating the Library’s transformation into one of the best, busiest and most-used library systems in North America.
The exhibit features items such as a stereoscope, a card catalog typewriter, a glass slide projector know as a magic lantern, a 16 mm reel of the French film Anatole, and Harper’s Weekly from 1874. It also showcases items from the Public Library’s holdings selected to demonstrate the diverse formats and subject areas collected over the years, from early maps, circus posters and Tarzan books to World War I photo scrapbooks and logbooks from Cincinnati’s steamboat past.
After 160 years, the Public Library is recognized not only as one of the oldest in the nation, but it’s known for demonstrating innovative approaches to serving the public throughout our community.
The exhibit is open during the Main Library’s hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
More information at www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
Other Desert Cities
Through Sept. 22, 2013
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
A new play by, Jon Robin Baitz, the creator of TV's hit drama Brothers & Sisters, this searing comedy was named the “Outstanding Play” by the Outer Critics Circle and called "the best new play on Broadway" by The New York Times.
When a once-promising novelist returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents, conflict ensues after she reveals the imminent publication of her juicy tell-all memoir—a book that focuses on the politically explosive and tragic death of her antiwar-activist brother. With her parents trying to cling to their social status, the family is thrown into turmoil and must come to grips with its painful past. This critically acclaimed new play crackles with wit, razor-sharp one-liners, a fierce cast of characters, and a storyline that grabs you from the opening scene to its riveting conclusion.
Tickets and information at http://www.ensemblecincinnati.org/
Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
Through Sept. 29
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Re-experience the harrowing adventures of the orphan boy who dared to ask for “some more”.
The regional premiere of this riveting new stage adaptation uses a large cast to create the sights, sounds, songs and spirit of Dickens’ London, as well as a rogue’s gallery of literature’s most infamous ne’er-do-wells: the devious Fagin, the crafty Artful Dodger, and the murderous Bill Sikes. CSC kicks off its Twentieth Anniversary Season with this unforgettable journey through the seamy side of Victorian England, seen through the eyes of a child.
Tickets and info at www.cincyshakes.com.
A New Look at Sawyer Point
On the 25th anniversary of the opening of Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point Park, the Cincinnati Park Board wants to take a fresh look at the park and determine what changes and improvements may be appropriate. The infrastructure of the park is aging and requires some attention, but there also may be new opportunities to replace some park features in response to new needs and demands. Also, with the opening and expansion of Smale Riverfront Park, we want to look at the entire downtown waterfront more holistically in terms of its features, services, programs and operations.
As part of this assessment process, we want to hear people’s concerns and ideas about how the park might change and improve. You can participate by filling out the below survey and help us to reshape the park as we embark on our next 25 years. Please forward this survey to any other individual/group that may be interested! Thank you for your time.