Things to do: May 13-18

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Things to do: May 13-18

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by tommyj

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Plan your week with our guide to concerts – like Alice in Chains – parties, comedy and even a visit from Elmo.

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May 13: Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour, 7 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Irish female choral group and violinist. $35-$102. 513-621-8727; www.cincinnatiarts.org.

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May 13-15: Cincinnati Reds Baseball, 7:10 p.m. (vs. Padres. Bark in the Park No. 2.) Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. (vs. Padres.) Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. (vs. Padres. Paycor Business Day Special & Tri-State Centers for Sight Senior Citizen Special.) Thursday, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $5-$230. 513-381-7337; www.reds.com.

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May 14: Party in the Park, 5-10 p.m. (Music by Zack Attack.), Yeatman’s Cove, 805 Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Discounted drinks 5-6:30 p.m. Featuring the Bud Bar, moveable bar with bar-style seating, five plasma televisions and ceiling fans. Through Aug. 20. Free. 513-579-3100; www.party-in-the-park.com.

May 14: Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate, 7 p.m., Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. Music and comedy. $23, plus fees. 513-281-8400; www.bogarts.com.

May 15: That’s Entertainment Featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Organist Jelani Eddington, plus concert of favorite music from operettas, movies, Broadway and TV. $25. 513-621-2787; /www.cincinnatiarts.org.

May 15: PNC Summer Music Series: Salsa on the Square, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Salsa bands, dancers and tips from expert instructors. Free. 513-763-8036; www.myfountainsquare.com.

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May 15: Kathleen Madigan, 8 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $29.50, plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.tafttheatre.org.

May 15: Cincinnati Reds Legend Ken Griffey Sr., 7-8:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Rookwood, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Reflecting on 19-year major-league career, autobiography begins with his days just out of high school. Free with book purchase. 513-396-8960.

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May 15-17: Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:35 p.m. (vs. Washington Wild Things.) Thursday, 6:35 p.m. (vs. Washington Wild Things.) Friday, 6:05 p.m. (vs. Washington Wild Things.) Saturday, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859-594-4487; www.florencefreedom.com.

May 16: 4EGSquare, 5-10 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Visit all 12 4EG bars at one location. Music by Fuseamania, Backbeat and Seabird. Free. 513-721-0083; www.myfountainsquare.com.

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May 16: Diamonds and Debauchery: Anniversary Celebration Afterparty, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Night of drinks, dancing and entertainment. Performance by provocative and raw artist, boychild. $50, $40 advance. Preceded by dinner and auction at The Center, former CAC location. 513-345-8422; www.contemporaryartscenter.org.

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May 16: Caroline Rhea, 7 and 10 p.m., Hollywood Casino, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg. Stand-up comedian and actress. $25. 888-274-6797; www.hollywoodindiana.com.

May 16-17: Jazz, Arts and Wine Festival, 6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Art, jazz music and wine available for purchase. 859-291-0550; www.newportonthelevee.com.

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May 16-18: Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends take stage to share their love of music. $63, $28, $23, $15. 513-562-4949; www.ticketmaster.com.

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May 16-18: Maifest, 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington. Arts and crafts booths, German and international foods, music, children’s play area, amusement rides, street chalk art contest and more. Music on four stages. 859-491-0458; www.mainstrasse.org.

May 16-18: Maifest, 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Germania Society of Cincinnati, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. Variety of music and foods provided. $2, free ages 12 and under. Military personnel free with current military ID. 513-742-0060; www.germaniasociety.com.

May 16-18: Cincinnati May Festival, 8 p.m. (Tchaikovsky: Ode to Joy Cantata. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral.) Friday, 8 p.m. (Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand.) Saturday, 2 p.m. (Tchaikovsky: Ode to Joy Cantata. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral.) Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 18 and up. $25 and up. Reservations required. 513-381-3300; www.mayfestival.com.

May 16: Guided By Voices, 8:30 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $29, plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.tafttheatre.org.

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May 16-18: CincItalia, Cincinnati Italian Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight (Ages 19 and up.) Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot. Celebration of Italian heritage. Entertainment from national music acts, activities for all ages and authentic cuisine prepared by local Italian restaurants and Cincinnati’s Italian cultural societies. Free. 513-661-0651; www.cincitalia.org.

May 17: Freedom Project featuring Manchester Orchestra, 7 p.m., Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. With Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band. $17.99, plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.bogarts.com.

May 17: I Hear Music in the Air Concert, 7 p.m. (Performances by Tamela Mann and Mary Mary. Other guests include Ruth La’Ontra and Monica Lisa Stevenson, DeWayne Woods, Kathy Taylor and Bold Right Life Chicago. Doors open 6 p.m.), Inspirational Baptist Church, 11450 Sebring Drive, Springfield Township. $50 VIP, $40 executive, $30. Reservations recommended. 513-247-0205; www.ihearmusicintheair.com.

May 17: Survivor: South Pacific, 7:30-11 p.m., Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Challenging, competitive games with friends. Survivor-inspired fare and drinks and exclusive viewing of Omnimax film "Journey to the South Pacific." Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 513-287-7001; www.cincymuseum.org.

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May 17: The City Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Urban flea market. Shopping, eating and drinking from local vendors. No phone; www.thecityflea.com.

May 17: International College Circus Festival Show, 8 p.m., Circus Mojo, 322 Elm St., Ludlow. $10; $5 ages 11 and under; $25 VIP. 800-381-8232; www.circusmojo.com.

May 17: Go OTR 5K Run/Walk and Summer Celebration, 10 a.m. (Summer Celebration until 4 p.m. with music on two stages, kickoff of City Flea’s season, showcase of Art on Vine, activities for children, food and Rhinegeist beer.), Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Race starts and finishes at park. $25. 513-241-2690; www.gootr.org.

May 17: Alice in Chains, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St., Downtown. The Shoe. Known best for ’90s alt-rock hits such as "Rooster," "Man in the Box" and "Would." $48.50. 800-745-3000; www.horseshoecincinnati.com.

May 17: Of Montreal, 9:30 p.m. (With Dream Tiger.), Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. Ballroom. Indie pop band. $18, $15 advance. 513-232-6220; www.tafttheatre.org.

May 17: Voices of Angels, 4-10 p.m., Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Kids Zone play area, face painting, music, ping pong, cornhole, photo booth, etc. Coincides with National Angelman Syndrome Walk held the same day. Free, donations requested. 513-636-4656; www.afxacincinnati.org.

May 17: Cincy Chic’s Women’s Health Expo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown. Health-enhancing seminars with local physicians, complimentary swag bags, healthy treats, health screenings, shopping at various pop-up boutiques and learning about local health experts and services. Free. Registration recommended. No phone; 2014whe.eventbrite.com.

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Veteran Ben-Gal cheerleaders wait their turn for a basic judging during the semi-final round of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleading tryouts at Paul Brown Stadium on April 23, 2009.

May 18: Ben-Gals Cheerleading Tryouts, 3 p.m., Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. Watch cheerleader tryouts Cincinnati Ben-Gals. Cash bar and food available. $25 advance. Registration required. 859-491-8000; www.cincyticket.com.

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