Here are 10 things to do in the Greater Cincinnati region this week:
The McCartney Project: The Wonder of It All
This tribute to Paul McCartney’s music covers the Beatles, Wings, and beyond. See it at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.
“The Wizard of Oz”
A few years ago, Septime Webre, internationally recognized ballet director and choreographer, collaborated with three companies to create this ballet version of “The Wizard of Oz,” with over 100 costumes, projection technology, flying effects, and even puppetry. The Cincinnati Ballet will perform its regional debut at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, through Nov. 3. Performance times are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information and ticket prices, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
This singer/songwriter’s music has been featured on “Scrubs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” “House,” and other shows. He has released seven albums, the latest being 2017’s “The Fall.” He’ll be performing with The Weepies and Lily Kershaw at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55. For more information, call 513-977-8838 or visit www.memorialhallotr.com.
Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour
Two rock legends will be resurrected in this holographic performance with remastered audio. Accompanied by a live band and backup singers, “Roy and Buddy” will perform their greatest hits together for the first time. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$44.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass
This bluegrass band, known for its harmonizing, novelty songs, and lightning-fast picking, will perform at the Bluegrass Association’s new home at the Collinsville Community Center, 5113 Huston Road, Collinsville, on Nov. 1 from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 513-410-3265.
This popular indie rock band first garnered notice in the mid-2000s with songs like “Hate Me” and “Into The Ocean,” They released their ninth album, “I Hope You’re Happy,” last year. See them at Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. For more information, call 513-872-8801 or visit www.bogarts.com.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
This British-based tribute band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, has been commemorating Fleetwood Mac all over the world since 1999. Now, they’re performing a “50th anniversary tour,” where they’ll play all your favorites plus a special blues section devoted to Mac co-founder, Peter Green, who left the band in 1970. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27.50-$44.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
“Andre’s Mother” and “Mother & Sons”
These two plays by the legendary Terrance McNally are a multi-generational look at homophobia, the AIDS crisis, and gay marriage. “Andre’s Mother,” originally produced in 1988, explores a mother grieving over the loss of her son to AIDS. “Mother & Sons” takes place 20 years later, with the mother visiting her late son’s partner, now legally married with a child. See it at the Middletown Lyric Theatre, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown on Nov. 1-9. Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturdays, with an additional 4 p.m. performance on Nov. 9. Tickets are $18. For more information, call (513) 425-7140 or visit www.middletownlyric.org.
Mwenso & The Shakes, an international musical group, will perform a multi-media variety show that takes you through the entire Harlem Renaissance, encompassing the Apollo Theatre, the Cotton Club, Fats Walker, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holliday. See it at Hall Auditorium at Miami University, 101 S. Campus Blvd., Oxford, on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20. For more information, call 513-529-3200 or visit www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice.
Mambo Combo – Salsa
The Mambo Combo will deliver an interactive show that combines musical performance and salsa dancing lessons. Check it out at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29-$37. For more information, call 513-863-8873 or visit www.fittoncenter.org.
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