Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:
This towering chanteuse released a few diamond-selling (10,000,000 units sold) albums in the 1990s, as well as several hit singles, including “My Heart Will Go On,” from the equally hit movie, “Titanic.” She will release her 12th English-language album, “Courage,” this November. See her at U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50-$199.50. For more information, call 513-421-4111 or visit www.usbankarena.com.
Billy Gardell, otherwise known as Mike to Melissa McCarthy’s Molly on “Mike and Molly,” is currently co-starring in another TV show, “Bob Hearts Abishola.” Like many TV funnymen, Gardell started as a stand-up comic, and he’s still doing it. See him at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$47.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
An Evening with David Sedaris
This popular humorist is coming to Cincinnati once again for an evening of storytelling, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. He is touring in support of his latest book, “Calypso,” which offers funny takes on the potentially ominous subjects of middle age and mortality. See him at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48.75-$58.75. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Twenty One Pilots
This Grammy-winning musical duo that is difficult to categorize due to the many genres they dabble in has three singles in heavy radio rotation: “Stressed Out,” “Ride” and “Heathens.” They released their fifth album, “Trench,” last year. See them at U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$79.50. For more information, call 513-421-4111 or visit www.usbankarena.com.
This annual Halloween event features a pet costume contest, family-friendly activities, and a parade. Check it out at Uptown Parks, 14 West Park Place, Oxford, on Oct. 24 from 5-9 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.enjoyoxford.org.
This former member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and former protege of the legendary Albert Collins has released 11 solo albums since 1995. His latest, released just this year, is “Coming In Hot.” See him at the Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown, on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.
“La Ofrenda” (The Offering)
The Lexington Children’s Theatre will perform this play about Alex, a Mexican boy who, due to the loss of his parents, can’t bring himself to care about the upcoming Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). That is, not without a little thunder, magic, and a fast-talking skeleton. See it at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.
Newbees Present: Flower Power
This Cincinnati-based rock band will celebrate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary by performing classics by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Canned Heat, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. See them at the Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, on Oct. 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$37. For more information, call 513-863-8873 or visit www.fittoncenter.org.
Trail of Treats
Orienteering of Cincinnati is offering these special, Halloween-themed orienteering courses for all ages and skill levels. Orienteering is a race where you navigate from point to point over unfamiliar terrain with a map and compass. Costumes are welcome and you’ll get a special treat at the end. Check it out at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton, on Oct. 25 from 5-8 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is $4-$10. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.yourmetroparks.net.
Chicago by Chicago Transit Authority
This eight-piece tribute band will pay homage to the Terry Kath era of the legendary progressive rock band, Chicago. This would be the 1970s, when Chicago was known as the “rock band with horns,” so if you’re only a fan of the Peter Cetera power ballads, this isn’t for you. Check it out at the Sorg Opera House, 57 S. Main St., Middletown, on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.
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