Culture FIX: 25.-31. August – Movers & Makers Magazine, Cincinnati

We have pointed out the end of the summer season several times lately, but this time we mean business. Summer series are falling like flies, so grab one of these fleeting opportunities to hold out a little longer …

August 25, Wednesday

Washington Park Cinema | 7-11 p.m. Across the Rhine. DETAILS: Released in 1987 with modest success and pleasant reviews, “Princess Bride” has become a cult classic. Charming and very fun, it’s a timeless story to pass on to your children. No rain in the forecast, just say.

August 26th, Thursday

It’s jazz in general, Finale | 6-8 p.m. Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. DETAILS: This long-running Al-Fresco series closes in 2021 with one of the most sought-after jazz talents in Cincinnati – pianist / composer Dan Karlsberg.

Know theater, “Mongrel” | 8 p.m. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. 513-300-5669. DETAILS: This one-man show by Adam Tran puts you, the audience, at the feet of Khan, the great 13th-century mongrel ruler. Imagine your city is under siege and awaits judgment day. (Maybe it’s not that hard these days, is it?) Performed in beautiful Pyramid Hill near Hamilton. Until September 14th.

 Polly Campbell

Mercantile Library, “Cincinnati Food” | 6:00 p.m. 414 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-621-0717. DETAILS: Former food critic from the Cincinnati Enquirer Polly Campbell talks about her book “Cincinnati Food: A History of Queen City Cuisine” and dishes from the local food scene with special guests: Chef / Food Scientist Grace Yek, Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and Susanna Wong Burgess from Oriental Wok. Bring a napkin. (And stay tuned to M&M for news about Ms. Campbell in the coming days …

August 27, Friday

Center for contemporary art, C-YA cinema | 8 p.m. Ziegler Park, across the Rhine. 513-345-8400. DETAILS: Another cult classic is set in the open air this week – the dark, fascinating, contemporary Baz Luhrmann setting of Shakespeare’s story of the love between the stars amid hostile families. See this on Friday presented by the CAC’s Teen Council, and you may have a different perspective on the Cincy Shakes production coming this fall. Great theater deserves to be repeated.

 Works by Constance McClure

Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts, “Never a Day Without a Drawing” | 5-8pm 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. 513-562-6262. DETAILS: Opening reception for this exhibition in honor of the life and work of the longtime AAC professor Constance McClure. This show opens a big weekend for the school celebrating the expansion of its OTR-based campus with a late night concert and all-day party on Saturday. See below. McClure’s art is on view through September 19th.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center, “S0FT GH0ST UNIVERSE” | 6-8pm 2728 Short Vine St., Cincinnati OH 45219. 513-497-2860. DETAILS: This new exhibition explores the world of artists Dai Williams“Alter Ego, S0FTGH0ST, a character represented in a myriad of genres and iterations – prints, paintings and sculptures all exploring the spirits that inhabit this world. Williams is also offering a workshop on character design, balance, abstraction and patterning on three Saturdays next month. The show runs at the Corryville Gallery through September 24th.

August 28, Saturday

Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts, 1212 House Party | Noon midnight. 1212 Jackson St., Cincinnati, Ohio. DETAILS: The all day street festival features art, food and music. Headline appearance by Young Heirlooms and additional appearances from Cincinnati Music Accelerator and Inhailer Radio. The event celebrates the expansion of AAC into the former Barrelhouse Brewing area overlooking 12th Street.

Brighton Center, wine over water | 6:30 pm-10:00pm Lila People Bridge. DETAILS: Return of this popular, accessible fundraiser for this dynamic northern Kentucky nonprofit. Beer and wine, food and live entertainment from Saint Sterling. Cards: $ 40. VIP table for two or four people: $ 250 or $ 500.

 Reginald Harris is the host of “FastForward” in the CAC.

Center for Contemporary Art, FastForward Gala & Auction | 6-10 p.m. CAC. DETAILS: This year’s gala theme is about FUTURISM to inspire guests to think about what a better future might look like. Clothing: semi-formal. Futurism promoted. Food, drink, entertainment, installations, valet parking, and after-party entry. The fundraiser for virtual art auctions through Artsy ends on August 30th at 12 noon. Cards: $ 150.

Easter seal, honor ride | DETAILS: Support America’s veterans with a 6-mile or 22-mile bike tour. In person, with the Wyoming Ohio Cycling Foundation, or on your own. Non-riders can buy ribbons of honor to be worn by the participant.

Hamilton County’s great parks, Urban Farming Festival | 2-7pm Nature Center at The Summit, 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237. DETAILS: Learn how to incorporate sustainability practices into your home, take an urban mini-hike, and find out how mindfulness, music, and art work with the Connected to nature.

August 29, Sunday

Taft Theater, last podcast on the left | 8:00 p.m. 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: And now for something completely different … a podcast, live, that plunges headlong into all horror. Hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski will make you laugh at the dark side of humanity: Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic ghosts, the war crimes story and more.

August 30, Monday

Washington Park, Jazz in the Park | 6-9 p.m. Across the Rhine. DETAILS: Queen City cabaret is the duo of singer Sarah Folsom and pianist Matthew Umphreys. They bring their CCM-honed chops and sparkling repartee to the porch in Wash Park for an evening of popular songs – another finale to the summer series. (Sniff) These guys are good and fun. Do you see yourself there?

Goodbye summer…

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