Mentalist and illusionist, Craig Karges will perform at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, as part of the One Stage Series. CONTRIBUTED

10 best things to do in Greater Cincinnati this week, including a famous illusionist live

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

Craig Karges: Expect the Extraordinary!

This mentalist/illusionist is a semi-regular performer in Butler County. He’s back once again to dazzle you with the power of illusion and psychology. See him at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit

Grace Potter

This Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has worked with artists as diverse as Kenny Chesney and The Flaming Lips. After parting ways in 2015 with her band, The Nocturnals, she released her fourth solo album, “Daylight,” this year. See her at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit

Cirque du Soleil Axel

This incarnation of Cirque du Soleil combines world-class acrobatics with world-class ice skating. Follow a pair of lovers as they fly and skate through fantastical worlds at Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 23-26. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $44-$130. For more, call 513-421-4111 or visit


Before there was “Sister Act,” there was “Nunsense.” This farce about a group of irreverent nuns who decide to stage a variety show to pay for the burials of their colleagues accidentally poisoned by the convent cook became the second-longest running play in off-Broadway history in the mid-1980s. See it locally at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, on Jan.23-Feb. 16. Tickets are $63-$74. For more information and suggested arrival times, call 800-677-9505 or visit

Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza

As you probably know, there are world records for things you could hardly guess. Jeff Boyer is the Guinness record holder for “bubble wrangling.” His bubbles spew like volcanoes, hold people inside, and even blow their own bubbles in this show that also includes comedy and music. See it at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. For more, call 513-867-5348 or visit

Rickey Smiley

This comic, best known for his prank phone calls, is a nationally syndicated radio host. He has also appeared on BET’s “ComicView,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” and “Def Comedy Jam.” See him at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Twp., on Jan. 24-25. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40-$50. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit

New Year, New You

Jungle Jim’s, your neighborhood foodie haven, wants to support your New Year’s resolution with a day of family-friendly activities, including health screenings, food samples, demos, and professionals from Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital and food-industry specialists to answer your questions about health and nutrition. Check it out at Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 E. Dixie Highway, Fairfield on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (513) 674-6055 or visit

Winter Tree ID Hike

Amateur naturalists can walk off the holiday weight gain by getting outdoors and learning the basics of winter tree identification. There’s a good chance you won’t even have to dress that warmly. Check it out at Bull’s Run Arboretum, 3909 Rosedale Road, Middletown, on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, email

Countess Luann and Friends

This American former model who was married to a French aristocrat starred on “The Real Housewives of New York City” for six seasons. Since leaving the show, she has toured nationally as a cabaret singer, singing at one point alongside Liza Minnelli. See her at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $53-$153. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit

Lebanon Antique Show

Ohio’s oldest continually operating antique show and sale will feature national dealers in 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century furniture, paintings, textiles, glass, folk art and more. Check it out at the Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, on Jan. 25-26. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8. For more, call 513-932-1817 or visit

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