10 best things to do in Greater Cincinnati this week, including Cedric the Entertainer live

Cedric The Entertainer is part of the all-star stand-up comedy lineup of Comedy Laugh Fest at the Cintas Center on Feb. 15. RICH FURY/GETTY IMAGES

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Cedric The Entertainer is part of the all-star stand-up comedy lineup of Comedy Laugh Fest at the Cintas Center on Feb. 15. RICH FURY/GETTY IMAGES

Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:

Comedy Laugh Fest

This all-star stand-up comedy lineup includes Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Earthquake, Nephew Tommy, and Dean Cole. See it at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $73-$182. For more information, call 800-440-8539 or visit www.cintascenter.com.

“Les Miserables”

The second-longest running musical in the world is back with new staging and scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo himself. Come see the story of the man imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread in an entirely new way at Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 11-23. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $31 and up. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

“We Shall Overcome”

This multimedia celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will combine African American music and tradition with clips from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Damien Sneed, award-winning conductor, musician and arranger, will lead an all-star ensemble performing works by Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and others. See it at Hall Auditorium at Miami University, 101 S. Campus Blvd., Oxford, on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, call 513-529-3200 or visit www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice.

Galentine’s Girl’s Night

Galentine’s Day, inspired by a 2010 “Parks and Recreation” episode, has become an unofficial holiday, where women celebrate being women. Our local version includes discount treats, drinks, and shopping at three Hamilton shops located on the same block. They are Sara’s House, Wildfire, and Made to Love. Fill out your sip-and-shop punch card and you’ll be entered into a Valentine’s Day date night giveaway. Meet at 254 High St. in Hamilton on Feb. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit the Sip and Shop/Galentine’s Girl Night Facebook page.

“Swan Lake”

The story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer is the premise for this classic Tchaikovsky ballet. Kirk Peterson, formerly of the Cincinnati Ballet, did the choreography. See it at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 13-16. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29-$99. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.

Wild Carrots and their Roots Band

This award-winning, Cincinnati-based Americana band performs swing, blues and traditional music. They’ve released four albums and were named cultural ambassadors to Chile. See them at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.

Little Big Town

This award-winning country quartet is renowned for their vocal four-part harmonies. They released their ninth album, “Nightfall,” this month. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49-$119. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

“Singables and Swingables: An Evening of Jazz”

The Cincinnati Music Theatre will perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters, and many more of America’s best-loved jazz singers. See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 14-22. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Friday, and 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Soul Asylum

This alternative rock band is best known for their 1993 megahit, “Runaway Train.” They’ve released 11 albums, the latest being 2016’s “Change of Fortune.” See them at Riverfront Live, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28-$99. For more information, call 513-321-2572 or visit www.riverfrontlivecincy.com

“The Office: A Musical Parody”

This unauthorized yet affectionate parody is a musical version of the hit TV show about a remote office branch, its bumbling manager, and his long-suffering employees. Expect to hear lots of inside jokes and songs such as “Marry Me, Beesly.” See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Feb. 15-16 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$45. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

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