Monday. Nov. 16
SHOPPING: Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market Virtual Storefront, now through Dec. 31. Searchable hub that connects holiday shoppers with more than 100 local and small business vendors. facebook.com/cincyholidaymarket.
SHOPPING: Exchange Village, open daily, Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport. Artisan market geared toward holiday shopping. Featuring 10 local businesses.
THEATRE: Silas, the Uninvited, 8 p.m. Monday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Part of the Resilience Staged Reading Series. A black man imbued with the gift of time travel searches for freedom in three American eras. Runs Nov. 10-21. $20. memoriahallotr.com.
VIRTUAL: International Education Summit: Peace and Justice Program. Runs Nov. 16-20. Hosted by The World Affairs Council - Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Raises awareness of global issues. For educators, students and the community. Free and open to public, but registration is required for each event. globalcincinnati.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
ART ENDING SOON: Beacon, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Curated by C. Miles Turner, this is a conceptually-driven group exhibition exploring objects, subjects, spaces and ideologies. Sept. 12-Nov. 21. Free. westonartgallery.com.
MUSIC: Live at Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., Downtown. The Rabbit Hash String Band. Free. 513-621-1817; cincinnaticathedral.com.
THEATRE ENDING SOON: Ugly Lies the Bone, 8-9:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Part of the Resilience Staged Reading Series. The fight continues for a discharged soldier striving to recuperate her injuries and save the life she knew. Runs Nov. 6-17. $20. memoriahallotr.com.
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Wednesday, Nov. 18
SHOPPING: Holiday Art Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kennedy Heights Art Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights. Featuring 20 new local artist vendors. Masks required. Free timed entry tickets available 513-631-4278; kennedyarts.org.
VIRTUAL: Epilepsy Education Hour, 6-7 p.m. Hosted by UC Health Epilepsy Center. Free. https://foundation.uc.edu/epilepsy.
Thursday, Nov. 19
CHARITY: Save a Life, Support the Arts Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. All donors receive free t-shirt, admission tickets to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Taft Museum of Art, a special edition bag from Playhouse in the Park, and other gifts from drive sponsors. To schedule: 513-451-0910; hoxworth.org/groups/museum.
FOOD: Friendsgiving, Overlook Kitchen + Bar at The Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way, Madisonville. Distinctive holiday menu and live music in socially distanced setting. Runs Nov. 19-26. Reserve tables of 2-10 or rent private room for up to 24 people.
SHOPPING: Girls Night Out Sip n Shop, 6-9 p.m., Riverside Center Antique Mall, 3742 Kellogg Ave., East End. Free wine glass. Wear masks and practice social distancing.
Friday, Nov. 20
ART: Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance, 21C Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown. Exhibit explores the complexity of identity in a personal, social and political sense, in a time of a seemingly divided country. Features works by Ebony G. Patterson, Kehinde Wiley, Titus Kaphar, Firelei Báez, Berni Searle, Vivek Vilasini, Fahamu Pecou, and others. View in-person by appointment or virtually via website link. Runs through June 2021. View virtually: https://bit.ly/32E7RdA
COMEDY: Ali Siddiq, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $23. liberty.funnybone.com.
HOLIDAY OPENING: Holiday Lights on the Hill: Journey Borealis, 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. A 2.5 mile drive through a one-of-a-kind holiday light spectacular featuring more than 1,000,000 lights and holiday art installations created by regional and national artists. Runs Nov. 20-Jan. 3. $8, $3 ages 6-12, free ages 5-under. pyramidhill.org.
MUSIC: Newport Nights Holiday Edition, 1-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Enjoy music from talented local performers while enjoying food and beverages of Bridgeview Box Park. Runs Friday-Sunday through Dec. 23. newportonthelevee.com.
THEATRE/VIRTUAL OPENING: Zack, The Know Theatre. A nostalgically satirical new play which tackles the tropes of early 90’s teen sitcoms through the eyes of its tokenized minority characters, and asks the question: whom does the bell save? Starring David Armando and A.J. Baldwin, Zack is as packed full of hilarious and tender moments as the shows by which it’s inspired, while bringing an unflinching honesty all its own. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 13. knowtheatre.com.
THEATRE/VIRTUAL: Virtual Dada Rafiki: Conversations, 7 p.m. livestreaming on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Presented by Annie Ruth in collaboration with The Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Opera and The Power of Her. Multi-sensory artistic experience of dance, music, poetry and song, which shares empowering stories of inspirational women who positively impact the community. dadarafiki.net.
Saturday, Nov. 21
CHARITY: Toy Drive, noon-5 p.m., CinCity Harley-Davidson, 1799 Tennessee Ave., Norwood. Free axe throwing and cookout. Bring toy donations for holiday toy drive.
HOLIDAY OPENING: PNC Festival of Lights, 1-9 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Toyland Express ride begins daily 2:30 p.m. and Santa visits daily from 4 p.m. Reservations required. Runs Nov, 21-Jan. 3, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bonus nights Jan. 8-10 and Jan. 15-17. cincinnatizoo.org.
HOLIDAY OPENING: Holiday In Lights, 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Drive-through light show. More than 120 holiday-themed figures and over one million twinkling lights. Runs Nov. 21-Jan. 2. Closed Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Eve. $15 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans. Special effects glasses $2 each or 3 for $5. No cash accepted, credit cards only. 513-769-0393; holidayinlights.com.
MUSIC: L'Opera Famiglia, 7:30 p.m., St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Basilica, 8th and Elm St., Downtown. Married international opera singers perform an evening of favorite arias, duets by Boito, Handel, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Verdi and more. Part of the KSO subscription series. $35. 859-431-6216; kyso.org.
MUSIC/VIRTUAL: CSO Livestream, 8 p.m., simulcast on Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. Louis Langree, conductor. Anthony McGill, clarinet. Free. cincinnatisymphony.org.
SHOPPING: Trunk Sale: Art Jewelry by Susan Naylor, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Flamingo Haven, 4530 W. Mitchell Ave., Spring Grove.
Sunday, November 22
ART ENDING SOON: Michael Stillion: Set in Stone, noon-4 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Highlights from Cincinnati-based painter's practice over 4-year span. Runs Sept. 20-Nov. 22. pyramidhill.org.
FOOD: Brink Friendsgiving, 6:30-10 p.m., Brink Brewing Co., 5905 Hamilton Ave., College Hill. Ticketed, socially-distanced, catered event featuring food from Bob and Evan's Comfort Food. Tables limited to parties between 2 and 6 people. $40 includes traditional Thanksgiving meal, 2 pints beer of choice and entry into gift bag raffle. eventbrite.com.
FOOD: Friendsgiving, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, The Melting Pot, 11023 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. 3-course meal includes salad, entree and dessert. Drink specials. $29.95.
SHOPPING: Winter Market, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. Runs Sundays Nov. 1-May 10. Hyde Park farmers market moves indoors for the winter. Patrons required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Temperatures taken at the door.