Monday 11 April
Family: butterflies along the Nile, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Step back in time to ancient Egyptian gardens and immerse yourself in lush flower galleries with inspiration drawn from actual paintings found in temples and tombs. Colorful butterflies float gracefully around the room. $10, $7 for kids, free ages 4 and under. It runs from March 19 to June 19.
MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: The Taylor Nelson Trio, 7 p.m. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street, over the Rhine. The series showcases some of the finest in Cincinnati’s burgeoning jazz scene. $8 and $6 for students. Memorialhallotr.com.
Tuesday 12 April
Family: Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, Noon – 2 pm, over the Rhine and downtown.
Health: workout on the green, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Wednesday, in Washington Park. 1230 Elm Street – Above the Rhine. Free great grass drills. It runs from April 5 to May 31. washingtonpark.org.
Music: piano concert Yefim Bronfman, 7:30 pm, Music Hall, 1241 Alam Street, over the Rhine. Recital comes after its April 8-9 debut with the Central Statistical Office. $40. 513-381-3300; cincinnatisymphony.org.
MUSIC: Live Music for Lunch: Music for Holy Week, 12:10 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 318 AH, Fourth Street, Downtown. free. christchurchcincinnati.com.
Sports: Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians, A large American football stadium. Games from 12 to 13 April.
Theatre: CPI New Voices: Foolsfest: An evening of eight 10-minute plays, 7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theatre, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown. 10 bucks. cincinnatiarts.org.
Default: Understanding the Holocaust: Decadent Art, 7 p.m. via Zoom and Holocaust & Humanity Center. Four monthly sessions explore the factors that led to the rise of Nazism. holocaustandhumanity.org.
Wednesday 13th April
Comedy: The Funniest Person in the Cincinnati Competition, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. 5 bucks. gobananascomedy.com.
Comedy: hypnotist comic Rich Josie, The Fannie Boone Comedy Club, 7518 Ballis Street, Liberty Town. Liberty.funnybone.com.
Family: Baby Shark Live, Taft Theatre.
Health: supra-fibro yoga, 6 p.m., Newport on the Levi, 1st Levi’s Rd. Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates offers classes at the Aquarium Plaza. Runs Wednesday, April 6 – October. 26. Free.
Music: Jack White, Andrew J. Brady Center for Music. with geese.
Music: Waxahatchee, Woodward Theatre. With Diaz’s past.
Music: Jim Lauderdale, Revival of Southgate’s home, the sanctuary.
Theatre: Hexes and Vexes, A Dungeons and Dragons Interactive Experience, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cliffs Rd, Hamilton. Theater in the garden off the grid. $30. cincyplay.com.
Thursday 14th April
Comedy: Sean Finnerty, Joe Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. It runs from the 14th to the 17th of April. $10 – $15. gobananascomedy.com.
Lecture: The Prophetic Imagination in Prose and Poetry. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street, Downtown. Ajanae Dawkins explores how black writers provide a mirror for the state of America. Free, but registration is required. taftmuseum.org.
Music: Celtic Woman, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Music: Loudon Wainwright III, Memorial Hall. With Lucy Wainwright Roach.
Music: CSO Proof: Black Being, 8 p.m. Music Hall, 1241 Alam Street, over the Rhine. It explores the experiences of black women through themes of fear, sacrifice, beauty, survival, and power. cincinnatisymphony.org.
Music: Melody and Floral: Whiskey Girl Valley Boys, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street, Avondale. Live music every Thursday in April. free; Parking is $10.
Friday 15th April
Art: Drawn, Diptych/Triptych, Portal, Morgan Ford Willingham, 6-9 pm, Gallery Manifest, 2727 Woodburn Ave, Walnut Hills. Four unique slots. It runs from April 15 to May 13. manifestgallery.org.
ART: Sean Deere: Same thing, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown. The artist examines the potential for amateur solutions to complex environmental problems by reassigning objects and transforming materials into kinetic and interactive sculptures. It runs from April 15 to June 12. cincinnatiarts.org.
Comedy: King Bach, The Fannie Boone Comedy Club, 7518 Ballis Street, Liberty Town. It runs from April 15-16. Liberty.funnybone.com.
Music: Kiko Matsui, Ludlow Garage.
Music: Live in the Levi District, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levi, 1st Levi Rd. This week: NXK. April 22: Speak Up. April 29th: The Park Flucis Trailer. free.
Sports: Cincinnati Hurricane vs Indy Fuel, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, downtown. Fan appreciation night. cycloneshockey.com.
Theatre: Twunny Fo’, Knowledge Theatre, 1120 Jackson Street, over the Rhine. With rents rising and people moving away, Tyra is trying to finish her MBA so she can leave the neighborhood once and for all. While working on the third shift, Tyra and her colleagues are forced to confront the question: What is our responsibility to ourselves, and what is our responsibility to our community? The world premiere of local actor and playwright AJ Baldwin. It runs from April 15 to May 8. theknowtheatre.com.
Saturday 16th April
ART: Gallery Talk: Sean Derry, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown. cincinnatiarts.org.
ART: Workshop: No word for that, 1-3 p.m., WordPlay, 1556 Chase Ave. , Northside. Ajanae Dawkins leads a workshop for young people to discover how to tell stories by acquiring new language skills. Free, but registration is required. taftmuseum.org.
Comedy: Hilltown Comedy Show, 7:30 p.m. Comet, 4579 Hamilton Street, Northside. bombsawaycomedy.com.
Craft fair: crafty supermarket, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Music Hall, over the Rhine. Live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free gift bags for the first 100 shoppers. Free admission. craftysupermarket.com.
Dance: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, 7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown.
Family: Kings Island Season Opening, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. The 364-acre theme park turns 50 this year. The park features more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions – including 15 roller coasters – as well as Soak City Water Park. visitkingsisland.com.
Health: Appearance Blender: How to Heal, 5:30-8 p.m., Braxton Brewing Company, 27 West Seventh Street, Covington. Partnership between AEON Center for Violence Prevention and Black Women Sowing Change. Vendors, resources, spiritual readings, guest speakers and more. Focus on mental health and self-care resources for those affected by sexual violence, and those who support them. Free, registration required. tinyurl.com/manifest416.
Museums: escape from the village, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Escape from the room type challenge. Choose from “Morgan’s Raiders of the Lost Art” or “Leaving the Station”. $25. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Music: Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles, Music hall.
Music: rainbow kitten surprise, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation. With Brooke and the Bluff.
Music: Trevor Hall, Riverfront Live.
Theater: This is a bright life, 8 p.m. on Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sunday, Surge Opera House, 63 Main Street, Middletown. cincyticket.com.
End: silent sky, Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street, Newport. The True Story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Levitt explores the place of women in society during a period of tremendous scientific discovery, a time when women’s ideas were rejected until men claimed credit for it. It runs from 1 to 16 April. falcontheater.net.
Round: hard hat round, 11 a.m. Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Walnut Hills. Take a peek at the museum’s restoration process. $12, $5 for members.
Sunday 17 April
Comedy: Harold Douglas: Very Offensive Things, Woodward Theatre. The first comedy special recorded live. A portion of the proceeds benefits the light of the global church. Show day $100, $50 up front, and $25 early. cincyticket.com.
Music: main pressure, Taft Theater Banquet Hall.
I look ahead
Charity: A Taste of Cincinnati, April 26-29, Cincinnati Club, 30 Garfield Place, downtown. Every night you benefit from a different charity. April 26: Her Royal Highness. April 27: Ziggler Park. April 28: Lindner Center of Hope. April 29: Meals on Wheels. $125 per person. cincinnatimagazine.com/savor.
Charity: Redwood in the Reds, Jun 17, Machine Room, Great American Ball Park. Honoring the winners of the Capabilities Celebration Award. The ticket includes entry to the game. $125. bit.ly/redwoodatthereds.
Charity: Founder’s Dinner, June 11, Baker Hunt Cultural Center, 620 Greenup Street, Covington. $125. bakerhunt.org.
Volunteer: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, April 23. State road cleaning. Lunch provided. Registration: cerv.is/0110gphSaTv.