Happenings: Theater

ARONOFF CENTER

To Kill A Mockingbird
May 31 – June 12

All rise for Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance, and soul.” With direction by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).

SOUL
June 3 – 4

June is Black Music Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than seeing the dancers of Revolution Dance Theatre alongside some of the best live musical talent in Cincinnati. From Gospel to hip hop, R&B to jazz – this concert honors the extraordinary soundtrack black music has been throughout our lives.

Falsettos
June 10 – 18

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball, and AIDS.


CINCINNATI BALLET

Bold Moves Festival
May 12 – 22

The immersive dance experience will feature six rotating mainstage productions accompanied by a variety of activities and interactive events that will please discerning balletomanes and families alike. Bold Moves Festival will feature Ohad Naharin’s seminal work, Minus 16, along with a world premiere, Our Story, from Company soloist David Morse.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
May 17 – 18

Forward-thinking repertoire of treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, and innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Black culture. In addition to performance, DTH activities carry a message of empowerment through the arts by engaging the community through educational activities for audiences and youth.


ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI

Tiny Beautiful Things
May 28 – June 25

When life is bitter, turn to Sugar. Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed (author of the best-selling Wild), this is a funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience following the then-struggling writer as she took over the unpaid, anonymous position of an advice columnist named Sugar.


PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

 

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
April 30 – May 22

Fearlessly funny. This biting comedy explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.

Happenings: Concerts

THE ANDREW BRADY MUSIC CENTER

Ray Lamontagne: The Monovision Tour
May 28

Grammy Award winning artist Ray LaMontagne announces The MONOVISION Tour with special guest Sierra Ferrell. Ray and his trio hit the road this Spring to perform live for the first time the songs from his album MONOVISION as well as hits from across his catalog.

Haim: One More Haim Tour
May 29

The sisters of HAIM connect the dots between ’70s rock, ’80s synth pop, and R&B from the ’90s onward and update the traditions of those styles in fresh yet familiar ways.

Asking Alexandria & Nothing More
May 31

The tour will see two of the most celebrated rock bands today join forces to dominate stages, at a monumental time in both band’s careers.

Bright Eyes
June 1

Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, guitarist/producer Mike Mogis, and arranger/keys/trumpet player Nathaniel Walcott) are performing as a 14-piece band including Down in the Weeds contributors Jon Theodore, Macy Taylor, and Miwi LaLupa, and an 8-piece chamber orchestra.


TAFT THEATRE

Tori Amos
May 24

Ocean to Ocean is Amos’ most personal work in years – an album bursting with warmth and connection, with deep roots in her earliest song writing.

Home Free
June 4

HOME FREE’s DIVE BAR SAINTS: WORLD TOUR is a perfect evening of mixed of upbeat Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony and quick witted humor.

The Masked Singer National Tour
June 7

Audiences can expect to see their favorite characters brought to life on stage in a can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages, as well as surprise celebrity guests and amazing new performances.

Happenings: Visual Arts

CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To
Now – June 19

Building on the impact of 2020’s inaugural Black & Brown Faces exhibition, this presentation expands the representation of Midwestern artists of color to 15. Each brings their own interpretation of portraiture paying homage to 15 living honorees of color who are working to make our city a more equitable and just community.


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER 

Asha Ama’s NEW MOON, a Co-LAB Exhibition
April 30–June 5

Asha Ama’s upcoming collection, NEW MOON, looks to the future—how the world will look through the lens of the divine, Black, female energy that will heal the world.

Breaking Water
May 6- August 14

Breaking Water is a group exhibition bringing together works in installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance that offer a range of approaches to the subject of water, liquidity, and feminism.

Center for Unfinished Business
Now – August 28

A roving reading room exploring colonial legacies and repercussions. The CAC’s iteration, sited in the lobby, features a curated selection of seminal books and a series of discussions that respond to water as a literal and metaphorical framework for exploring African American and African diasporic experiences and cultures.


TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility
June 11 – Sept 4

Fashion & Sensibility provides an unforgettable opportunity to see, up close, costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. The exhibition brings to life beloved characters from Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park, while revealing powerful themes of class, gender, and social dynamics in Austen’s world.

Love This House: Preserving a National Historic Landmark
June 11 – Sept 4

n 2021–22, the Taft Museum of Art partnered with GBBN Architects and HGC Construction to preserve the exterior of the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft house, a National Historic Landmark. The house was built around 1820, making it downtown Cincinnati’s oldest wooden residence in its original location. Investigation prior to the project revealed significant water damage to the wooden siding and the structure beneath. In this small display, learn more about how the house has been preserved for future generations, and how the project will also help protect the art collection within.


PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas
Now –July 31

Encounter the poetic sensibility and technical virtuosity of one of the leading abstract artists of our time. Sean Scully’s arresting paintings and works on paper, presented here in a comprehensive fifty-year retrospective, explore his signature stripes and reflect the artist’s bold experimentation with scale and composition. From the intimate to the monumental, the works on view stir the spirit and reveal Scully’s tireless dedication to the expressive power of painting.

 

The Real Estate Market Report: April 2022 Results

Neighborhoods with the best percentage of sales to active listings (only neighborhoods with at least 20 combined actives and solds are included):

1. Mt. Washington //  25 sold with 1 active //  2500%
or a ratio of 25.0 solds to each active listing

2.  West Chester  //  67 sold with 8 active // 830%
or a ratio of 8.3 solds to each active listing

3. Anderson //  60 sold with 11 active // 540%
or a ratio of 5.4 solds to each active listing

Compiled using information from the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for the period 4/1/2022 through 4/30/2022. Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed and subject to change.

Suburb# Sold# ActiveAvg $ ListAvg $ SaleDays on Mkt.
Amberly Village30$787,667$756,6672
Anderson6011$371,958$391,55119
Avondale82$282,602$266,7309
Bellevue75$778,580$205,8575
Blue Ash159$423,846$541,769195
Clifton128$327,027$360,63242
Columbia Tusculum118$493,864$530,348145
Covington3934$465,576$211,30233
Crestview Hills2711$1,549,645$421,0275
Dayton, KY815$533,610$247,63527
Deer Park120$234,417$227,64210
Deerfield Twp4010$430,506$527,76514
Dntn/OTR3731$399,197$376,57450
East End423$927,500$940,310246
Edgewood68$1,682,037$327,73312
Fort Mitchell123$1,196,600$472,5005
Fort Thomas1815$849,566$411,85920
Fort Wright60$274,949$272,61634
Glendale62$381,583$441,2387
Hyde Park2612$571,794$617,71617
Indian Hill76$1,309,020$2,143,446134
Kennedy Heights65$241,150$354,23617
Kenwood101$425,300$440,1555
Lakeside Park90$411,400$414,5942
Lebanon216$288,762$299,2718
Liberty Township4033$465,435$521,57849
Linwood41$596,250$686,76049
Loveland125$359,833$597,29446
Madeira1411$545,882$648,20868
Madison Place12$320,000$781,63325
Madisonville198$289,679$294,98537
Maineville10$215,000$215,0001
Mariemont52$357,300$383,25726
Mason5310$440,884$457,44829
Miami Township4512$389,977$411,26442
Milford63$284,833$312,10019
Montgomery1119$677,193$841,591135
Mt. Adams28$865,000$1,201,14089
Mt. Auburn513$349,780$582,533111
Mt. Lookout76$740,043$752,28538
Mt. Washington251$248,027$247,4425
Newport1626$523,930$314,75318
Newtown80$321,123$308,2256
Northside214$236,615$234,76020
Norwood388$240,163$234,26514
Oakley1014$351,900$527,300123
Park Hills25$668,480$423,0003
Pierce Township1826$307,222$425,52345
Pleasant Ridge190$306,434$282,9842
Sharonville181$236,871$226,7666
Silverton80$257,063$233,6131
South Lebanon810$258,138$435,42751
Sycamore Twshp.100$428,905$412,3507
Symmes Twshp.134$483,709$563,42326
Terrace Park61$972,750$806,14343
Villa Hills68$1,011,846$532,85712
Walnut Hills218$298,776$416,47289
West Chester678$349,752$346,1326
Western Hills290$247,928$238,8558
Wyoming1111$390,582$550,030397

Your Own Private Nature Preserve

We partner with over 1000 Sotheby’s real estate offices in 77 countries. Each month we showcase a property from one of these partners. Our feature property this month is located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Stunning Lakeside Estate Home surrounded by 1,705 acres of preserved Marsh Creek State Park! Incredible views of the lake and natural habitat with direct water access! Situated on 1+ acres but feeling like you are on acres of open space and your own nature preserve! This 5 bedroom estate home blends modern luxury with rustic charm.

The main floor has a grand center entranceway with 30 ft. ceilings and front to back views of the lake with an abundance of natural light. The living room is located in the back of the house and includes Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace and custom surround sound system with access to the deck for outside entertainment.

Large Deck with Block Pillars and Rod Iron Railing span the entire back of the house.  Gourmet eat-in kitchen has granite countertops and all the modern amenities for the most discerning chef. Pocket door leads to a formal dining room allowing for an intimate dining experience.

A first floor Primary Bedroom has a gas fireplace, primary bath with jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet and plenty of space to enjoy incredible water views. Completing the first floor is a large mudroom/laundry and powder room with access to the detached garage. A kitchen staircase leads you to the second floor where there are two additional bedrooms with en-suite baths.

The lower level has a large family room for entertainment with a stone fireplace and access to a patio overlooking the lake. Separated with French doors is a home theatre with a projection screen and tiered level seating that allows for an enjoyable movie experience. Two additional bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bath complete the lower level living space. There is an additional storage room with all the operating systems in the back of the lower level. Oversized three car garage with living space above for guests or potential in-law suite!

Magnificent grounds include flagstone & brick walkways, boulder gardens, meditative pond and fountain with a 360 degree waterfall. There are many specimen trees (cherry blossom) and a fruit orchard with ……… apple, pear, peach trees and berry bushes to name a few. A boat house completes the outdoors for your enjoyment! 4 Matisse is the perfect lakeside escape!! Close proximity to restaurants, shopping, PA turnpike and much more!!

Currently listed for $1,995,000. For additional information and to see all the property photographs, click here.

You may also contact us by email at homes@robinsonsir.com or phone at 513.321.6000. We will be glad to guide you!

7 Edible Flowers Almost Too Pretty to Eat

CREDIT: ANTONIS ACHILLEOS; FOOD STYLING: TORIE COX; PROP STYLING: KAY E. CLARKESpring and summer are jam-packed with delicious, fresh new growth: squashokrastrawberries, and peaches, to name a few. What many people don’t know, though, is that lots of the beautiful Southern color we see in our front yards can make its way to our plates. No, not just from our vegetable gardens—from our flower gardens too. Edible flowers have served for hundreds of years as a way to both beautify and enhance the flavors of a kitchen creation, whether it’s an entrée, a dessert, or even a drink.

You’ve probably eaten a flower whether you realize it or not. Pastry chef, food stylist, and co-owner of OWL Bakery in Asheville, North Carolina, Nancy Hughes, reminisces on how she first fell in love with edible flowers: “Like most Southern kids, picking honeysuckle and drinking the nectar.” Hughes incorporates fresh edible flowers constantly in her culinary masterpieces. “When using edible flowers, you experience flavors ranging from spicy to bitter to floral. Flowers are almost their own version of spices,” she says. “Incorporating flowers, whether it’s in an infusion or for decoration, adds a layer of whimsy that really pleases a crowd.”

Ready to jump in and make your seasonal dishes sing? Take a look below for some inspiration.

1. Roses

Use one of the most well-known flowers in the world to add an essence of fruitiness to your teas and jams this spring. If you’re using rosewater as opposed to real rose petals, use a light touch—a little goes a long way.

2. Marigolds

These gorgeous orange blossoms pull double-duty: Hughes recommends lining your vegetable garden with them. “They’ll keep pests away,” she says, “and deliver a flavor both bitter and sweet.” Pull the stems from the blooms to enjoy—they’re particularly delicious in a dish that features a pickled vegetable.

3. Anise hyssop

Tiny, delicate, and soft purple, these dreamy little blooms make a statement. Their licorice-y flavor adds a layer of complexity, and (bonus!) bees love anise hyssop, which makes growing it good for the planet and your tastebuds. Sprinkle on top of ice cream, salads, or tuck these tiny flowers into the cascading folds of meringue on top of a tart, like this one.

4. Zucchini blossoms

It’s impossible to forget your first fried zucchini blossom. Lush, juicy, and so delicious, these yellow flowers appear in zucchini and squash plants. For best results, be sure to clip them in the morning while they’re open, about a ½ inch from the bottom of the bloom.

5. Butterfly pea

Yielding a vibrant, rich purple color, this flower functions as a dye and a flavor enhancer. Looking to create a striking icing? Boil butterfly pea and strain out the plant matter to get a vivid purple color ideal for cakes or for infusing teas without resorting to artificial food colorings.

6. Violets

Look for their white and purple blooms and heart-shaped petals. Violets, historically sugared and placed in and around desserts, have recently come back into the zeitgeist in boutique chocolateries and modern bakeries. Take a trip to the Victorian era and give candied violets a try, or use their natural perfume to make a warm-weather drink instantly aromatic.

7. Pansies

Is there a happier flower than a pansy shining up from your porch planter? Now you can transfer the joy of encountering these sweet flowers in the wild right to your dining room table. Their earthy, sometimes minty flavor packs the perfect punch when pressed into the tops of petit fours.

Original article: www.southernliving.com

Beautiful Botanical Gardens: Where To Explore

Throughout the country, botanical and public gardens give people a fascinating place to escape from daily hardships and take in the beauty of the natural world. Walking through arbors covered in colorful flowering vines to an exquisite display of wild greenery can be so restorative to the body and soul.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature or to step away from the bustle of the city, here are some beautiful gardens in the eastern half of the US you might consider when you are planning your next getaway.

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

Gather ideas for your home landscape, explore the multi-sensory Enabling Garden, and review the top performers in the trial gardens. Our local garden expert recommended this garden as being somewhere that one could learn something new every day.

See their website to check the concert and events schedule too.

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
St. Louis, MO

Not your average botanical garden, this is now registered as a National Historic Landmark and has been open to the public since 1859. Looking for notable plant collections? Check. Demonstration gardens? There are 23 to collect ideas from. Conservatories? There are three: a futuristic geodesic dome structure covers over a half-acre, a delightful brick conservatory that dates back to 1882, and a more recent temperate house that features several themed displays.

In short, this is a true destination and one that deserves your support.

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN
Cleveland, OH

What this garden lacks in acreage it makes up for in abundance and innovation. From the lush Gateway Garden to the aptly named Inspiration Gardens, you will be amazed by the ideas that you can incorporate into your own garden.

When you’re ready to step into the glasshouse, you can visit both the Dr. Seuss-like landscape and exotic animals of Madagascar, as well as the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica complete with butterflies and gently cooing ground doves.

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS
Atlanta, GA

Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions combine to create an exciting urban oasis in the heart of Midtown. The garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden.

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS
Naples, FL

Explore the exciting themed gardens that represent the culture and flora of the tropics, from Bali to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands. Enjoy the delightful Children’s Garden where kids of all ages will delight in the water fountains, butterflies, and a treehouse as they learn about the unique Floridian habitats.

Visitors also have the wonderful opportunity to visit the 90-acre nature sanctuary where mangrove swamps provide habitat for wildlife including eagles, otters, tree frogs, and gopher tortoises.

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Coral Gables, FL

Begin your visit with a free tram tour around the Garden to learn more about the history, mission, and plant collections—it’s a great way to get an overview before venturing out on your own.

Indulge your senses by walking beneath the exotic Vine Pergola adorned with dozens of colorful flowering vines. Then, visit the Tropical Flowering Tree Arboretum and seek out the allspice tree to appreciate the sweet, yet spicy, fragrance of the foliage. Special exhibits, conservatories, and the aromatic Tropical Fruit Pavilion all combine to give visitors a true taste of the tropics.

UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN
Washington, DC

A diverse range of garden experiences awaits visitors here. The historic conservatory houses courtyard gardens, themed garden rooms, and special exhibits. Just outside the National Garden, there are plantings that represent different environments from around the United States.

Across the road from the conservatory, Bartholdi Park is a showcase for exciting plant combinations centered around a stunning fountain.

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
Brooklyn, NY

Now over a century old, but considered to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 52-acre oasis tucked within a major metropolis.

Be sure to visit the Water Garden, where a meandering stream flows into a pond that also serves to capture excess rainwater. Summer highlights here include riparian plants, such as summer-blooming hibiscus and sedges that have adapted to live near the water’s edge. This is also a wonderful place to look for dragonflies, frogs, and ducks—a welcome respite from city life.

LONGWOOD GARDENS
Kennett Square, PA

If you’re visiting Philadelphia, Longwood should be your primary garden destination. Appreciated as much for its outstanding conservatory displays as the illuminated Fountain Festivals, this world-class garden never disappoints.

Take time to stroll through the 86-acre meadow to experience the best practices in ecological garden design. Marvel at the tapestry of naturalistic plantings, enjoy the butterflies and birds. Listen to the wind rattling seed heads in fall and the cries of hawks wheeling overhead. This is a place that will touch your heart.

 

*Original article: 20 Best Botanical Gardens to Visit in the U.S. | Garden Design

The Real Estate Market Report: March 2022 Results

Neighborhoods with the best percentage of sales to active listings (only neighborhoods with at least 10 combined actives and solds are included):

1. Fort Wright //  19 sold with 1 active //  1900%
or a ratio of 19.0 solds to each active listing

2.  Sycamore Twp.  //  15 sold with 1 active // 1500%
or a ratio of 15.0 solds to each active listing

3. Western Hills //  30 sold with 2 active // 1500%
or a ratio of 15.0 solds to each active listing

Compiled using information from the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for the period 3/1/2022 through 3/31/2022. Information has not been verified, is not guaranteed and subject to change.

Suburb# Sold# ActiveAvg $ ListAvg $ SaleDays on Mkt.
Amberly Village40$679,125$697,3752
Anderson4214$428,825$347,53632
Avondale66$179,701$215,81743
Bellevue176$554,333$221,31151
Blue Ash138$289,294$345,008213
Clifton109$346,074$287,23023
Columbia Tusculum67$511,362$460,833181
Covington5456$401,143$195,22934
Crestview Hills53$496,266$311,30046
Dayton, KY739$539,747$237,70038
Deer Park90$240,878$243,5092
Deerfield Twp3310$558,473$441,46226
Dntn/OTR2726$393,855$346,91070
East End421$864,459$860,000280
Edgewood78$1,583,522$352,7423
Fort Mitchell64$1,326,225$252,54137
Fort Thomas1723$680,473$219,58567
Fort Wright191$668,800$290,91018
Glendale51$330,767$357,95014
Hyde Park296$565,804$508,95120
Indian Hill75$2,522,056$1,747,253137
Kennedy Heights120$223,975$217,83319
Kenwood60$390,800$391,50056
Lakeside Park70N/A$304,70046
Lebanon294$306,197$294,36634
Liberty Township3732$505,732$457,27647
Linwood10$59,000$27,50069
Loveland178$479,256$286,33732
Madeira148$578,377$480,14150
Madison Place11$704,756$235,00047
Madisonville165$262,486$255,12746
Maineville20$302,500$316,0001
Mariemont30$732,800$754,50044
Mason469$473,094$445,13244
Miami Township4110$395,861$363,34859
Milford42$404,650$362,50036
Montgomery1115$722,771$547,321126
Mt. Adams510$1,180,167$924,90068
Mt. Auburn914$494,943$311,00085
Mt. Lookout141$585,247$526,50632
Mt. Washington123$243,027$260,18313
Newport1436$493,625$190,38547
Newtown30$410,367$418,7003
Northside96$218,233$204,55629
Norwood207$225,156$228,63725
Oakley1316$544,603$407,247123
Park Hills75$785,580$368,37130
Pierce Township1918$436,012$341,12348
Pleasant Ridge110$267,436$272,97510
Sharonville160$248,225$258,7442
Silverton80$209,925$216,5638
South Lebanon85$457,079$392,45637
Sycamore Twshp.151$297,450$295,02014
Symmes Twshp.92$500,727$421,19633
Terrace Park32$667,400$615,00052
Villa Hills1711$856,299$405,63120
Walnut Hills1010$449,155$342,295114
West Chester7710$353,509$334,09922
Western Hills302$243,912$250,2079
Wyoming107$535,374$474,400509

Happenings: Visual Arts

CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

Black & Brown Faces: Paying Homage To
Now – June 19

Building on the impact of 2020’s inaugural Black & Brown Faces exhibition, this presentation expands the representation of Midwestern artists of color to 15. Each brings their own interpretation of portraiture paying homage to 15 living honorees of color who are working to make our city a more equitable and just community.

One Each: Still Lifes by Cézanne, Pissarro and Friends
Now – May 8

These five paintings combine familiar subjects from the kitchen counter and dinner table—a glass of wine, freshly-caught fish, a loaf of bread, lemons—with revolutionary artistic intent. The artists’ methods of making are put boldly on view—broad and emphatic brushwork, paint sculpted on the canvas. The Impressionists termed this audacious rebalancing of priorities and values in an artwork “sincerity.”

David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History
Now – May 15

David Driskell (1931–2020) was one of the most revered American artists of his generation and a powerful advocate for the recognition of Black artists and their contributions to art history. Featuring sixty vibrant paintings, prints, drawings and collages, this exhibition surveys Driskell’s versatile artistic practice.

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
Now – May 15

Working Together is the first major museum exhibition about the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking African American photographers’ collective founded in New York City in 1963. The founders chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting and working together” in the Gikuyu language of Kenya—to reflect their shared dedication to community, collective action, and a global outlook.


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER 

Asha Ama’s NEW MOON, a Co-LAB Exhibition
April 30–June 5

Asha Ama’s upcoming collection, NEW MOON, looks to the future—how the world will look through the lens of the divine, Black, female energy that will heal the world.

Breaking Water
May 6- August 14

Breaking Water is a group exhibition bringing together works in installation, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance that offer a range of approaches to the subject of water, liquidity, and feminism.


TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

In a New Light | Treasures from the Taft
Now – May 1

Final days….In a New Light explores a broad range of eras, cultures, and art forms through their historical context, subject matter, materials, and makers. European decorative arts and Chinese porcelains dazzle the eye with their intricate designs and brilliant colors. Nineteenth-century American furniture impresses us with its stately elegance. European and American portraits and landscape paintings show off the mastery of some of the greatest artists of the past. Through select works, the exhibition will reveal centuries-old social concerns such as the distribution of wealth, environmental destruction, and gender and racial inequality.


ART INSTITVTE CHICAGO

Morris and Company: The Business of Beauty
Now –Jun 13

Beyond its aesthetic offerings, the home furnishings company had deep philosophical objectives: to elevate handmade objects over mass-produced goods and to bring art into the everyday.

Artist, designer, and writer William Morris (1838–1896) founded Morris & Co. 160 years ago, in 1861. The company quickly became regarded for the objects it designed and made for home interiors—handmade wallpapers, textiles, and furniture—and its style became synonymous with the British Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. Morris was both an avid student of art history and devotee of the natural world, and his and his company’s works were characterized by a design vocabulary drawn from both European and Middle Eastern historical fabric designs and featured, and were titled after, flowers and plants.

Happenings – Theater

ARONOFF CENTER

Frozen
April 20 – May 1

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.

Ragtime
April 29 – May 7

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together


CINCINNATI BALLET

Dance Theatre of Harlem
May 17-18

One of the few ballets created based on the legendary tale, King Arthur’s Camelot transports us to the mystical land of Camelot where the story of King Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere unfolds in a visually stunning display of dance, drama, and magic that the whole family will love!


ENSEMBLE THEATRE CINCINNATI

I Shall Not Be Moved/Your Negro Tour Guide
April 19 – May 7

This one-woman show thrillingly recounts the story of Reaves’s grandmother, nationally recognized Civil Rights pioneer Betty Daniels Rosemond and her beautiful, horrifying, and trailblazing journey through the American South as one of the first Freedom Riders during the 1960s


PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK

Becoming Dr. Ruth
April 9 – May 15

This heartwarming portrait is a humorous and illuminating one-woman show about America’s favorite sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
April 30 – May 22

Fearlessly funny. This biting comedy explores the universal challenges of teenage girlhood and all the drama that comes with it.