Things to do in Cincinnati this week: March 28-April 3

Monday, March 28 th

FAMILY: Butterflies along the Nile, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Step back in time in ancient Egyptian gardens and immerse yourself in lush floral displays inspired by actual paintings found in temples and tombs. Colorful butterflies flutter gracefully through the room. $10, $7 for children, free up to 4 years old. From March 19 to June 19.

MUSIC: Jazz at Memo: Joshua Espinoza Trio, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The series features some of the best from Cincinnati’s thriving jazz scene. $8, $6 students. memorialhallotr.com.

MUSIC: Connect K, by Bogart.

THEATER: Disney Princess: The Concert, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut Street, Downtown. Viewers are encouraged to dress in their finest royal attire for this 30-song extravaganza, which includes favorite songs from Disney Princess and Frozen. $35 to $65. cincinnatiarts.org.

Tuesday 29 March

FOOD: Soup Summer and Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Immaculate Holy Cross, Mount Adams. Every Tuesday from March 8 to April 5. 513-439-2342.

CONFERENCE: Three Acts across the Rhine, 6:30 p.m., Orbit Room, 1833 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Guest speakers are: Greg Hand, Netra Owensby and Stephen Albert. Due to capacity, tickets are limited. otrmuseum.org.

MUSIC: Cynthia Erivo with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Cynthia Erivo, CPO and two-time Grammy, Tony and Emmy Oscar nominee, performs a collection of works by iconic women in the musical landscape. cincinnatiarts.org.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and two-time Grammy, Tony and Emmy Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo perform a collection of works by iconic women in the musical landscape Tuesday night at Music Hall.

MUSIC: Live music at lunch: Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Free. christchurchcincinnati.com.

MUSIC: Colin Hay, Andrew J. Brady Music Center.

MUSIC: Greta Van Fleet, Heritage Bank Center.

Wednesday March 30

COMEDY: Chris Kattan & Friends, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. liberty.funnybone.com.

MUSIC: Yasmine Williams, Ludlow Garage. With Eli Winter.

Thursday, March 31st

CHARITY: Creative Compassion and Blessings for Bourbon, 6 p.m., Drees Pavilion at Devou Park, Covington. Live art auction, silent auction, bite-sized dinner, drinks and more. Benefits St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky. $65. svdpnky.org.

COMEDY: Caitlin Peluffo, Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. From March 31 to April 3. $10 to $15. gobananascomedy.com.

FAMILY: Circus Italia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Florence Mall parking lot, 2028 Mall Road. The epic pirate adventure mixes performing arts and animal-free circus acts. From March 31 to April 10. cirqueitalia.com.

MUSIC: Joshua Espinoza Trio, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Caffe Vivace, 975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Baltimore-based jazz pianist. $10 to $40. eventbrite.com.

The Baltimore-based jazz pianist performs at Caffe Vivace on Thursday.

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ART: Michael Hensley: stream, noon to 6 p.m., Gallery 708, 2643 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. From April 1 to 14. 513-551-8171; gallery-708.com.

COMEDY: Josh Blue, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs April 1 and 2. liberty.funnybone.com.

EXPOS: Sweet Adelines Harmony Heartland Region 4 Competition, Friday through Saturday, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. $25, $15 youth. Cash only. sai-region4.org.

FAMILY: Zoo Blooms, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. From April 1 to 30. cincinnatizoo.org.

FESTIVALS: Cincy Winter Beerfest, 6:30-11 a.m. Friday, 12-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Runs April 1 and 2. $60 to $90. cincybeerfest.com.

Cincy Beerfest returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center this weekend.  Pictured are Bill May, Ryan Pierce and TJ of Big Ash Brewing.

MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Bartok & Prokofiev 5, 11 a.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Featuring the CSO debut of conductor Kazushi Ono and pianist Seong-Jin Cho. cincinnatisymphony.org.

MUSIC: Kishi Bashi, Madison Theater.

MUSIC: EXTC: Terry Chambers & Friends of XTC, Ludlow Garage.

MUSIC: Chris Lane: Fill Them Boots Tour, by Bogart.

MUSIC: Croce plays Croce, 8 p.m., Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive. $45 to $48. fairfieldoh.gov/tickets.

MUSIC: Jazzmeia Horn, 8 p.m. Friday to Saturday, Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut Street, downtown. The Grammy-nominated singer presents songs from her latest album. cincinnatiarts.org.

MUSIC: Live at the Levee, 7-9pm, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way. This week: naked karate girls. April 8: Alara. April 15: NXK. April 22: Frankly Speaking. April 29: Trailer Park Floosies. Free.

LEISURE: Opening of the Werk Road park, 2918 Werk Road, Westwood. 22 acre property, formerly the Gamble Estate, open to pedestrians today. Bicycles and vehicles are prohibited. Animals on a leash are welcome. No parking or bathrooms are available at this time. greatparks.org/werk-road-property.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Iowa Heartlanders, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Space Night Friday, Star Wars Night Saturday. cycloneshockey.com.

THEATER: Guardian of the Kingdom, The Carnegie Theater, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. What happens when middle-aged parents die unexpectedly and their children in their twenties come together to decide what happens to their family’s home and possessions. Written by D. Lynn Meyers. As part of NKU’s Yes Festival. From April 1 to 16. Not suitable for children under 13 years old. $28, $25 Carnegie members, $21 students. thecarnegie.com.

THEATER: Silent sky, Falcon Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street, Newport. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores women’s place in society at a time of immense scientific discovery and a time when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed them Deserves that. April 1-16. falcontheater.net.

VISITS: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hillforest, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. $10, $4 from 7 to 13 years old, free from 6 years old and under. 812-926-0087; hillforest.org.

VISITS: Dinsmore Farm, 1-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Visits from Friday to Sunday from April 1st. 859-586-6117.

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COMEDY: Tommy Ryman, 8 p.m., Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive. $16 to $18. fairfieldoh.gov/tickets.

COMEDY: Helltown: A Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m., The Comet, 4579 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Jared Kasselbaum is making headlines. With Jeremiah Martin, Phil Pointer and Jetta Vaughn. bombsawaycomedy.com.

COMMUNITY: Manchester Inn memorabilia and artifacts, 12-4 p.m., Middletown Historical Society, 120 N. Verity Parkway. Bring and display your Manchester Inn stories programmes, posters, photos and memorabilia.

CRAFTS SHOW: Spring Fling Market, noon-4 p.m., The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout. Offering home decor, soaps, candles, candies, jewelry and direct marketing sellers. Free entry and parking. theredmoor.com.

FAMILY: Rosie Revere, engineer, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. On a field trip gone wrong, the friends must use their problem-solving skills and teamwork. Recommended for ages 4-9. $14. memorialhallotr.com.

FAMILY: Days of family fun at Laurel Park, 1:30-4 p.m., 500 Ezzard Charles Drive, West End. Food trucks, live music, bouncy houses, makeup artists, balloon artists, family activities and more. Free. cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks.

FAMILY: Palooza at the Library, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Price Hill Library Branch, 970 Purcell Avenue, Price Hill. Children play music for other children. In addition, a “children’s zoo” instrument. Free.

CONFERENCE: Gene Johnston: “The Art and Architecture of Italy”, 2-3:30 p.m., La Grange, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The series takes place on Saturdays from April 9 to 30. $25 for the series. 513-272-3700; artatthebarn.org.

MUSIC: Shawn Colvin, Memorial hall.

Shawn Colvin plays at Memorial Hall on Saturday.

SPORTS: FC Cincinnati vs. CF Montreal, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Parkway, West End. 80s night. fccincinnati.com.

THEATER: The Wiz Jr., Taft Theater, 317 E. Fifth St., downtown. This Broadway gem infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel and soul music. The 60-minute play is for students in kindergarten through 8th grade and is a production of the Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. From April 2 to 10. tafttheatre.org.

TOUR: Abolitionists and African Americans in Walnut Hills, 10 a.m., Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Walnut Hills. Did you know that Underground Railroad conductors, Olympic gold medalists, internationally acclaimed authors and myriad small businesses have all thrived in Walnut Hills throughout its history? Learn about the women and men who have built and invested in Walnut Hills over the past 200 years. This walk will take just under 2 hours and will cover approximately 2 km. Starts and ends in Walnut Hills. $12, $7 members.

TOURS: 1919: the year that changed baseball, American Legacy Tours, 1332 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. The tour focuses on the 1919 World Series between the Chicago Reds and White Sox. americanlegacytours.com.

Sunday April 3

MUSIC: May Festival at the Basilica, 8 p.m., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington.

Look forward

CHARITY: Golf outing of the sickle cell team, May 21, Avon Fields Golf Course, 4081 Reading Road, North Avondale. Advantages Sickle cell anemia research from children’s hospitals. $75 per person. eventbrite.com.

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