Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weekend Warm-Up: October 17 – 19

My recommendations for something to do this weekend

It is time for some culture.

First, the new exhibit Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War opens tomorrow at the Freedom Center.
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War highlights the three constitutional crises Lincoln faced as President from 1861 until his assassination in 1865: Secession, Slavery and Civil Liberties during the Civil War. The exhibition explores how Lincoln met the enormous challenge posed by these issues, and why his very human struggle still matters to us today."

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Friday and Saturday is the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler Experience with the May Festival Chorus.
"These concerts recall a great moment in musical history 100 years ago when Gustav Mahler stood on the podium at Carnegie Hall and unveiled his epic second symphony to America. Leading the CSO is Mahler authority Gilbert Kaplan, who has performed the work with more than 50 orchestras around the world"

Show times are at 8:00 PM. Click link in side bar for tickets and more information. (I’ll be there on Friday.)

Over at The Know Theatre, "Reefer Madness: The Musical" continues through November 14, 2008 and "Militant Language: A Play with Sand" continues through November 16, 2008.

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"The Seafarer" opened at Ensemble Theatre on October 15 and runs until November 2, 2008.
"A simple game of poker on Christmas Eve, a full house of lost souls, a mysterious stranger who raises the stakes, a haunting tale of local lads and holiday spirits, one unforgettable evening where everyone lays their cards—and their souls—on the table. This is not your everyday deal with the devil. Nominated for four Tony Awards®, including Best Play."

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If you want to take a break from all the culture on Sunday, enjoy (if that can be had) the Bengals game. You can watch at Fountain Square and be part of the Tailgate on the Square where The Sundresses will be playing live on the stage. Party starts at 11:00 AM. Or if you want to go to the game at Paul Brown Stadium, I hear plenty of people are selling their tickets.


Julie said...

You need to come see a show at Falcon as a member of the press. I can arrange it if you like. Shoot me an email at winemedinemecinci at gmail dot com.


Dan said...

I never remember to include any of the smaller theatre groups. There are a number of them. I need a cheatsheet reminder calendar. My friends asked if I wanted to see "Steel Magnolia" out in like Batavia somewhere!

Julie said...

Falcon's about the same size/quality as Know or New Stage-- we're just right over the river and not in OTR, so people forget us.