Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
This special version of the acclaimed Beatles tribute act Rain will be a performance of the iconic 1967 album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” in its entirety to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its release. Check it out at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$68. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week
Every April for one week, select local restaurants offer three-course prixe fixe menus at an affordable price ($35). Participating restaurants will include Jags Steak & Seafood, The Melting Pot, TRIO Bistro, Seasons 52, and more. Greater Restaurant Week takes place from April 17-27. For more information, call 513-665-4700 or search “Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week” on Facebook.
This legendary violinist and conductor began touring in the early 1960s with performances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and at Carnegie Hall. Since then, he has played at several White House functions and the first inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will support him this week as he performs pieces by Mendelssohn, Bruch, and Dvorak. See him at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
Produced by ArtsWave, this fourth annual choir competition raises money for local arts organizations. The final match of the competition, hosted by Drew Lachey, will take place at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on April 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$50. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels
This all-female Irish ensemble has sold over nine million albums worldwide with a repertoire that combines traditional Celtic music with modern songs. Often referred to as a choral version of “Riverdance,” their shows also include elaborate stage designs and dancers. They are touring in support of their 11th studio album, “Voices of Angels,” their first to feature new violinist, Tara O’Neill. See them at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on April 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.50-$102.50. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Project38 Shakespeare Festival
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is hosting this massive annual Shakespeare festival where 38 local schools are selected to each perform one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Each group of student actors is guided by a CSC actor. Participating local schools include Lakota East Freshman Campus, Miami University-Hamilton, and Lakota West High School. Check it out at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, on April 20-23. There is no admission cost. For more information and performance times, call (513) 381-BARD (2273) or visit www.cincyshakes.com.
The six albums by this popular country singer have produced multiple Top 10 and No. 1 singles. His last album was 2015’s “Mr. Misunderstood.” See him at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on April 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29-$89l. For more information, call 513-421-4111 or visit www.usbankarena.com.
Earth Day 2017
This annual Earth Day celebration includes recycling games, an Earth Day scavenger hunt, live music, yoga, exhibits and vendors, environmental awards, workshops, a Native American drum circle, a recycled costume contest, and a kids’ zone. Check it out at Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, on April 22 from noon-7 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit www.cincinnatiearthday.com.
Environmental organizations from Miami University, Oxford and Butler County are presenting this local Earth Day celebration that will include games, live music, interactive booths, workshops, a farmers market, a “march for science” and more. Check it out at Memorial Park Uptown, 14 W. Park Place, Oxford, on April 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.enjoyoxford.org.
“Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
The award-winning Broadway playwright, Ken Ludwig, wrote this comic version of “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” one of the most popular Sherlock Holmes stories in the fictional detective’s canon. Five actors play over 40 roles as Holmes and Dr. Watson struggle to save a wealthy heir from an old curse involving a supernatural “hound” on the lonely English moors. See it at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, on April 22-May 20. Performance times are 7:30 Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. For ticket prices and more information, call 800-582-3208 or visit www.cincyplay.com.
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