10 local events to check out this week: Globetrotters, comedy and Beerfest

Ten things to experience around the region this week:

Annual travel, sport and boat show

Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show Jan. 27 at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.

There will be exhibitors, boats and sports pros, seminars, demonstrations and more.

For more information, go to www.cincinnatiboatshow.com.

Theatre to perform folk songs of Denver

Enjoy La Comedia Dinner Theatre’s buffet and the songs of John Denver in the live production of “Almost Heaven,” through Feb. 17 at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro. “Almost Heaven,” is a tribute to the folk songs of John Denver and a high-energy journey through his life.

For more information, call 800-677-9505.

Globetrotters Fan Powered World tour coming to Middletown

The Original Harlem Globetrotters all-new Fan Powered World tour will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Wade E. Miller Arena, Middletown High School, 601 N. Breiel Blvd. Attendees won’t be watching the action…they’ll be in the middle of it.

For more information, go to www.middletowncityschools.com.

Art museum to hold Lunch & Learn

Taft Museum of Art will hold Lunch & Learn: Hidden History of Cincinnati at noon Jan. 30 at 316 Pike St., Cincinnati. Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

Taft members cost is $15, ; $20 non-members $20.

For more information, go to www.taftmuseum.org.

Comedy Club to present Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf will perform Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Space A120, Liberty Twp. Josh Wolf is a comedian, actor and NY Times Bestselling author best known for his work as a round table guest and writer on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” Wolf grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts and began performing stand up at 15 years old. After moving to Los Angeles in his mid 20s, Josh landed a talent deal with 20th Century Fox and series deals with ABC and NBC. These deals were based on his real-life story of having a relationship with a woman who had two kids prior to meeting him and then having another with Josh and waking up one day to tell him she had no desire to be a mother; leaving Josh who was approx. 24 years old to figure how to raise three toddlers alone all the while trying to forge a career as a standup comedian.

For more information or tickets, go to www.liberty.funnybone.com.

Arts center to hold live 3D show

World champion juggler, award-winning comedian, and inventor Mark Nizer brings his live 3D show to the Fairfield Community Arts Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 1.

Imagine a concert experience that incorporates light, sound, and color to create a multidimensional 3D feast for the eyes. Entertaining for all ages, Nizer gives audience members special glasses to see a portion of the show in mind-blowing 3D. The fun begins from the moment Nizer takes the stage. While most performers ask people to turn off their cell phones, Nizer asks his audience to turn them ON. With the help of his virtual assistant, Siri Nizer (of iPhone fame), he then uses the devices as an interactive lighting element.

Part of the EnterAct Family Series, tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and younger. Call the FCAC Box Office at 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfieldoh.gov/tickets.

Beerfest to be held at convention center

The 12th Annual Cincy Winter Beerfest will be held Feb. 1-2 at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St. The three sessions are 6:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 1, and noon to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 11 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be hundreds of craft beers from over 150 breweries.

For more information, go to www.cincybeerfest.com.

Craft and vendor show planned

Happy Hearts Craft & Vendor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St.

There will be raffles, prizes, shopping, crafts, face painting, glitter and henna tattoos for the kids and so much more. There will be an entrance fee of $1 for anyone age 15 and over. All proceeds will go to Her Story House & St. Vincent de Paul Society.

For more information, call 937-716-9426 or email eventsthatmeanbusiness@gmail.com.

Jazz music coming from Hamilton

Fitton Center for Creative Arts will host Jazz & Cabaret “A Tribute to the Trumpet Kings John’s Zappa’s Now Hear This,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at 101 S. Monument Ave. The John Zappa Quintet returns to Fitton’s Ballroom stage, paying tribute to some of Jazz’s greatest trumpet players, including Miles Davis, Harry James, Louis Armstrong and of course Dizzy Gillespie. John Zappa’s reputation as an exceptional trumpet player, band leader and arranger continues to grow as he brings his own style to classic jazz standards and modern favorites.

For more information or tickets, call 513-863-8873 or go to www.fittoncenter.org.

It may be cold but the fish are biting

The Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland. The Greater Cincinnati Fly Fishing Show promotes the sport of fly fishing in the tristate area.

Five seminars, three casting demos and three tying demos will be given through the day. Over 70 exhibitors representing, vendors, outfitters, guides, fly rods, fly tying supplies, fly tying tools, kayaks, lodges, conservation booths, books, jewelry and more. There will be an indoor casting pond to try a new rod or to learn to cast by a casting instructor. Family friendly with lots of kids’ activities.

For more information, go to www.buckeyeflyfishers.com.

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