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Sunday, October 15, 2006

To See or Not to See: October in Cincinnati

There's a lot of month left.
by Jan Stetter

As we enter the final week of Enjoy the Arts 20/20 program and other events for the remainder of October, I would like to write in this week’s column a cornucopia of films and various venues for you TO SEE! OR... NOT TO SEE. The selection is provided by greater Cincinnati’s devoted peoples of the arts. It’s a wide selection! Here in chronological order:

Harlem Renaissance (a 2020 event) Date: 10/16/2006
Presenting Organization: Know Theatre Tribe
Description: This is part of their celebrated "Know-to-Go" traveling education theatre series.
Venue: The Know Theatre Tribe, 1120 Jackson, Cincinnati

TOM: The Outdoor Museum (a 2020 Festival Event)
Dates: 8/8/2006 to 12/17/2006
Presenting Organization: ArtWorks Time Warner Gallery
Description: The Outdoor Museum (TOM) is an innovative public art project produced by ArtWorks.
Venue: ArtWorks Time Warner Cable Gallery, 811 Race Street, Cincinnati

Acclaim Theatre Artist Project Fund/League of Cincinnati Theatres
Dates: 10/16/2006 Cast Party (a 2020 event)
Presenting Organization: League of Cincinnati Theatres
Description: Young Professionals (and the Young at Heart) meet the hottest new Young Performers in town.
Venue: Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th Street

Cincinnati World Cinema: Mini Film Festival - Blues Legend
(A 2020 event) Date: 10/17/2006
Description: BLUES LEGEND: The Life & Times of H-Bomb Ferguson famed musician; hometown Cincinnati
Venue: Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington 41017

Ace - Play, Presenting Organization: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
(A 2020 event) Date: 10/18/2006
Description: This is a high flying world premiere musical! Featuring a charming and glorious score, Ace is a heartwarming coming-of-age story of a 1950s boy searching for a sense of family and identity. When troubled 10-year-old Billy Lucas is given a model airplane, it unlocks the door to a fantastic new world, with the mysterious fighter pilot Ace as his guide. Special Admission Price: $12 for Enjoy the Arts and half-price for START and 20/20 Passport card holders.
Venue: Playhouse in the Park, Marx Theatre, 962 Mt. Adam Circle, Cinti.

A Night at the Krohn Conservatory (a 2020 event) Date: 10/18/2006
Description: Take advantage of extended hours; explore the tropics by evening light.
Venue: Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati 45202
20/20 After Party at the Pavilion (a 2020 event) Date: 10/18/2006
Presenting Organization: Enjoy the Arts/START
Description: Co-hosted by CincyUpdate Join us for a nightcap as we close out another great 20/20 series.
Venue: Mt. Adams Pavilion, 949 Pavilion St., Cincinnati 45208

Cincinnati Art Museum: Irreverent Tour Series (a 2020 event)
Date: 10/18/2006
Presenting Organization: Cincinnati Art Museum
Description: Got an hour before dinner or the show? Pick the Unlikely Tour that fits your mood and enjoy music performed by CCM students.
Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 45202

The Puppetry Guild: Puppet Slam (a 2020 event) Date: 10/18/2006
Presenting Organization: Cincinnati Art Museum
Description: This is not a children's puppet Show! See local puppeteers take the stage to perform quirky, off-beat skits that are often on the edge. It's open mic night for puppets! The Show starts at 8 p.m.
Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati 45202

And beyond 20/20, through October try:
Cincinnati World Cinema presents: AFTER INNOCENCE Date: 10/21/2006
Description: A documentary about men wrongfully imprisoned for decades and then released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.
Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, 45202
Aronoff Center: Spamalot A play based on the films Monty Python & The Holy Grail and what else? SPAM!
Dates: Running October 17 through October 29
Venue: Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Art Opening and Reception for Art Beyond Boundaries Date:10/25/2006
Description: View emerging artists and their works at this local downtown gallery
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Venue: Art Beyond Boundaries 35 East 7th St. Cincinnati

Not to save the best for last but; this outing sounds like a winner for Halloween night!
BUBBA HO-TEP! Date: October 31, 2006 Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: The Cincinnati Art Museum Fath Auditorium
Presented by: Cincinnati World Cinema
Description: This is a cult classic comedy horror spoof where Elvis played by Bruce Campbell and JFK played by Ozzie Davis take on the Ho-Tep mummy in cowboy boots; all living together in the old folk’s home from hell!
Added Incentive: Prizes for the best Ho-Tep or Halloween costumes

So all you faithful readers, all you adventurers, moviegoers, theatre enthusiasts, Halloween Costume junkies, or even reformed couch potatoes—CINCINNATI has a lot to offer you in the way of entertainment, eclectic excursions, artistic fair, and just plain fun!
Now the choice is yours: TO SEE... OR NOT TO SEE?


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