Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 8-14

a plate full of food sitting on a table: The Bluff serves boiled crawfish every Saturday while in season.

© Jennifer Chandler
The Bluff serves boiled crawfish every Saturday while in season.

Monday, Feb. 8

MUSEUMS: Maya, the Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. This blockbuster exhibition featuring over 300 original objects from the Maya has been extended through April 4. See artifacts on loan from the nation of Guatemala, each detailing the daily life, religion, politics and innovations of the Maya. $14-$21.


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MUSEUMS: Space: A Journey to Our Future, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn. Visitors can experience explorations of the past as well as our future destiny in space. Highlights include touching actual rocks from the lunar surface of the moon and the red planet of Mars; exploring a Mars Base Camp while walking through a full-size habitat and work pod; taking a spin on a centrifuge that is powered like a bicycle; getting an up-close look at a wide range of artifacts from the space program; and looking into future explorations of the universe. Located in the museum’s fourth building, the exhibit features content provided by NASA and the National Science Teachers Association. Runs Jan. 28-Sept. 6. Free.

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MUSIC: Jazz at the Memo: The Ron Jones Trio, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall OTR, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $8, $6 students.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., Downtown. Music by Lieto String Quartet and Richard York.. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

ART: Johnny Coleman: And the Presence of Light, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs Jan. 30-Feb. 27. Free.

ART: A Piece of My Mind: Quilts by Carolyn Mazloomi, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs Jan. 30-Feb. 27. Free.

ART: Heather Jones: A Sense of Place, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Runs Jan. 30-Feb. 27. Free.

BARS: The Chop, 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Below Zero, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Bi-weekly drag competition challenges the creativity and performance of 8 contestants. Runs Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and finale is March 10. 

EDUCATION/VIRTUAL: Black Maternity Matters: Keeping Babyproofing Your Home and Safe Sleep, 6 p.m. streaming via Cincinnati Public Library. Series of interactive events especially for Black mothers who are expecting or have a baby. Contact: Alli Jacobs 513-369-6053 or register for Zoom link on

FOOD/VIRTUAL: Soul Plates, 7:45-8:45 p.m. via Contemporary Arts Center and Cincy Nice. Delve deeper into the diverse flavors and traditions of community each week in February with shared meal and conversation. Meal pick-up after 4 p.m. at 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton. This week: Nav Lekhi of Preet’s with “Punjabi Spice meets Cincy Nice.” Each meal feeds one. $25. Reservations required:

VIRTUAL: 2020: The Year That Revealed Us, 7 p.m. via Facebook Live. Q&A with mental health experts on the effects of the pandemic. Hosted by The Enquirer and Free.

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Join The Enquirer for a Facebook Live event discussing “2020: The Year that Revealed Us.”

Thursday, Feb. 11

ART: Frank Duveneck: American Master, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Major re-evaluation of the work of the most influential painter in Cincinnati history, with the first comprehensive exhibition in more than 30 years. Runs through March 28. $10, $5 seniors and ages 6-17, free ages 5-under. Reservations required.

FESTIVALS/VIRTUAL: Ish Festival Kaleidoscope Showcase, 7-8:30 p.m. Interactive and artistic workshop showcasing stories of Jews of color. Free. Zoom link sent upon registration.

MUSEUMS: A Year on the Edge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Experience the 20,000-acre wilderness of the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System through the photographer’s lens. $14.50, $13.50 ages 60-up, $10.50 ages 3-12, free members and ages 2-under.

THEATRE ENDING SOON: Garfield, the Musical, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 4015 Red Bank Road, Oakley. In-person, socially distanced live performances. Runs Jan. 21-Feb. 14. $25 live performance, $18.95 digital pass.

Friday, Feb. 12

ART OPENING: Korean Dreams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 2728 Short Vine St. Photography project of Nathalie Daoust. Runs Feb. 12-March 12. Free.

COMEDY: Jim Breuer: Freedom of Laughter Tour, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $42. Ages 21-up.

Jim Breuer wearing a blue shirt: Comedian Jim Breuer

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Comedian Jim Breuer

MUSEUMS: Built to Last: Taft Historic House at 200, noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. The Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft historic house turned 200 in 2020. Explore the history of downtown Cincinnati’s oldest surviving wooden residence still in its original location. Runs through June 6. Limited capacity and timed entry reservations. $10, $8 seniors, free for members, active military and ages under 18.

MUSIC/VIRTUAL: CCM on Stage: Online, 7:30 p.m. streaming on CCM’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. Watch “Joining Hands,” the Ariel Quartet collaborative with violinist Cristian Diaz and cellist Denielle Wilson.

THEATRE: Beyond Glory: The Stories of 8 Medal of Honor Recipients, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sorg Opera Theater, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. This synthesis of cinema and theatre takes you through the desperate conflicts of WWII, Korea and Vietnam through the eyes of eight Medal of Honor recipients. Adapted by playwright Stephen Lang from Larry Smith’s book “Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words.” $25.

Saturday, Feb. 13

ART OPENING: Unconscious Bias, noon-5 p.m., A.R.T., 506 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Exhibition sheds like and positive education on social marginalization. Runs Feb. 13-March 13. Free, but advance tickets required for social distancing.

ART: Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. The popular exhibition, first displayed in 2017, features a work by the Pakistani and American artist who creates immersive installations by manipulating light. Runs through May 30. Free. Reservations required.

BARS: Mardi Gras 2021, noon-10 p.m., Fishbowl at The Banks 141 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. DJs, live music, tipsy bingo, beads, king cake and hurricane drinks. 

BARS: Rhythm & Wine: Galentine’s Day Tasting, 3 p.m., Nostalgia Wine Bar, 1432 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Featuring wines produced by Black women winemakers. Tickets include 5 wines to taste and small bites. $25-$85.

EDUCATION/VIRTUAL: Maple Tapping Basics, 10 a.m.-noon via Zoom. Learn the basics of maple tapping and how to use the sap to make syrup. Free. Register:

FOOD: Karrikin German Pop-Up, noon-8 p.m., Karrikin Distillery, 3717 Jonlen Dr., Fairfax. Traditional German cuisine from The Lubecker. One night only pop-up event.

a cup of coffee on a table: Karrikin Spirits Co. opens its doors for a one-night-only German dinner pop-up with The Lubecker.

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Karrikin Spirits Co. opens its doors for a one-night-only German dinner pop-up with The Lubecker.

FOOD: Valentine’s Speakeasy, 4-10 p.m., Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 E. 8th St., Downtown. Arnold’s turns “Boring 20s” into the “Roaring 20s” by transporting guests back to prohibition era speakeasy with dim lights, zoot suits, flapper dresses, live jazz and 4-course dinner that includes a Knob Creek cocktail. $45 per person. Reservations via

FOOD: Valentine’s Day Dinner, 6-9 p.m., Summit Hotel, 5345 Medpace Way, Madisonville. Romantic 3-course dinner. $50. Optional wine pairings $20.

MUSIC: Cincinnati Cabaret Circus: The Magic of Love Burlesque Show, 7-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight, Newport Syndicate, 18 E. 5th St. Two shows. $40-$50 VIP, $15-$25 regular. Ages 21-up. Advance tickets only, no tickets sold at door.

NATURE: Meet the Presidents, 10-11:30 a.m., Eden Park, 950 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Meet outside Krohn Conservatory. Tour historic grove of trees planted in honor of each president. Dress for weather. Free, but reservations required by Feb. 10.

SHOPPING: Valentine’s Day Market, noon-5 p.m., Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Shop fresh-cut flowers, desserts, soaps, lotions, jewelry and more. 

SHOPPING: Urban OTR Flea Market: Women’s Small Business Valentine’s Edition, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger on the Rhine, 100 E. Court St., Downtown. Shop natural and homemade products, teas, CBD products, Pampered Chef and more.

TOURS: Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savory Stroll, 2-6 p.m., Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Stroll market tasting samples from merchants. Enjoy glass of bubbly. $25 includes 12 tasting tickets and 2 glasses champagne. $12 includes 5 tasting tickets and 1 glass champagne.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day

FOOD: I Love the 80s Drag Brunch, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Two seatings. Complimentary cocktail upon arrival, choice of courses, drag show, flowers and candies.

FOOD: Valentine’s Pizza Pop-Up, 6 p.m., The Welcome Project, 2936 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington. Includes heart-shaped pizza for two, 2 Mexican cookies and a Valentine craft kit. 513-257-0842.

MUSIC: Organ Recital, 4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th St., Downtown. Organist Jonathan Moyer performs “The Joys and Delights of Heaven and Earth.” Free.

TOURS: Beyond the Market Tour, noon-3 p.m., Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. A Sunday afternoon walking experience that explores the neighborhood just north of Findlay Market. Beer, wine, snacks, and a special dessert are included. Tour includes several indoor stops in large, open spaces. All Covid-19 protocols are followed and masks are required except when eating and drinking. $60.

Looking Ahead

FOOD: Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil, pre-order now for pick-up between 4-8 p.m. on Feb. 16. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington. $38 per person. [email protected].

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Feb. 8-14

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