November Family Fun

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane   

Through November 1
Various Locations in Cincinnati & NKY
Various times depending on location
FREE – $5 depending on location

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit, and he is loved by a little girl named Abilene. But Edward, who is made of china, is rather self-centered. On an ocean voyage, he is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his miraculous journey home, in which he learns the meaning of love and loss, and how to find the courage to love again. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

The Wizard of Oz  

Through November 3
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Various performances
Tickets start at $29

Follow the yellow brick road with the Cincinnati Ballet to a land of enchantment! Choreographer Septime Webre transforms The Wizard of Oz into a magical ballet with music by Matthew Pierce. Experience the regional premiere with dazzling sets, costumes, and special effects! Oh, and of course, flying monkeys…

Suffragettes: With Liberty and Voting for All

Touring through November 3
Various Cincinnati Public Library Locations
Various times
Please contact the venue directly for tickets

In 2020, we the celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States – the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Experience the empowering history of the brave women who made triumphant strides through sacrifice and determination. Through story and song, learn about the great gift these women left us – an empowering heritage of pride, momentum and purpose. From 1920 to today, these women are a constant source of strength and inspiration. Grades 3-8

Family First Saturday: Girl Power 

November 2
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
11am-4pm
FREE

Spend the day with your family and celebrate our special exhibition, Women Breaking Boundaries, with free and fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a special scavenger hunt, performances, hands-on art-making and more. Enjoy special preschool activities from 11am-1pm.

Pinocchio presented by Madcap Puppets

November 2 & 3
Madcap Puppets
3316 Glenmore Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211
Saturday: 11am & 1pm & Sunday: 1pm & 3pm
$10 general admission

Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet on a thrilling quest to become a real boy. Pinocchio is lured into every prank and scheme imaginable as giant puppets and audience participation are woven into this cherished classic tale.

Linton PB&J Concert: Brasstacular!

November 2
Kennedy Heights Arts Center Linder Annex
6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213
10-10:45am & 11:30am-12:15pm
$6 for an individual ticket (child or adult); $20 for a Flexible Ticket Book (4 tickets)

November 9
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenwood
7701 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
10-10:45am & 11:30am-12:15pm
$6 for an individual ticket (child or adult); $20 for a Flexible Ticket Book (4 tickets)

Join us in our salute to the members of the brass family! You’ll want to join the parade and toot your own horn after hearing the bold, brazen, and brassy sounds of these instruments.

Barnyard Bonanza

November 6 & 7
Parky’s Farm
10037 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
9:30am
$13.50 child; Valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit is required.

What’s your favorite farm animal? This farmyard tour includes a variety of livestock to help you decide! Program includes a wagon ride and time to play in Parky’s Playbarn. For ages 2–5.

Taft Jr.: Colors All Around Us 

November 7
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
11:15am-12:15pm
FREE for Taft members and children; Regular admission pricing for non-members; Information & registration: [email protected] or (513)684-4517.

Learn how colors mix to make new colors, and then try it yourself by making your own colorful creation. See how many different colors you can find throughout the Museum.

Taft Jr. welcomes visitors 3–5 years old, along with their caregivers, every first Thursday from September through May. Pre-schoolers have fun with their favorite adults during this interactive experience. Each program features a storytime, a close-up with a work of art, and art-making.

Matilda  

November 7-10
School For Creative & Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Thursday-Sunday: 7pm & Saturday & Sunday: 2pm
$10-$20

Come see “Matilda the Musical” in the Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts during Nov. 7-10th. “Matilda” is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny!

Thanksgiving on the Ohio Frontier

November 9
Shawnee Lookout – Historic Log Cabin
2008 Lawrenceburg Road, North Bend, OH 45052
2-5pm
FREE

Step back more than 200 years to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Ohio frontier. Enjoy settler games, crafts and even try samples of period fare. Exchanges between Native Americans and settlers will be portrayed by the Society of Northwest Longhunters throughout the event. Some crafts may cost a small fee.

Madcap Puppets: Pinocchio 

November 9 & 10
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-2pm
$10 general public; FREE for children under 1

Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet on a thrilling quest to become a real boy. Pinocchio is lured into every prank and scheme imaginable as giant puppets and audience participation are woven into this cherished classic tale.

Art on Vine @ Rhinegeist  

November 10
Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
12-7pm
FREE entry

Art show featuring fine art and handmade goods for sale from 70+ local Cincinnati artists.

Second Sunday Family Showtime: Brasstacular! 

November 10
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219
2-3:30pm
$5 adults, FREE children

Join The Linton Chamber Music Series, Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions in our salute to the members of the brass family! You’ll want to join the parade and toot your own horn after hearing the bold, brazen, and brassy sounds of these instruments.

The Addams Family  

Through November 10
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Various evening and matinee performances
$29 Adults, $26 Students

It’s creepy and it’s kooky!! It’s a hilarious musical! It’s every father’s nightmare! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And worse, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia! Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. All the lovable characters (and the musical theme) from the classic TV show are here, along with great songs like, ““When You’re an Addams”,  “Where Did We Go Wrong?”, “Just Around the Corner”, “Live Before We Die”  and “Tango de Amor”!


Dragons Love Tacos

November 16
Memorial Hall OTR
1255 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
12-1pm & 2-3pm
$14, $16 extra to attend post-show Taco Party

Dragons Love Tacos, a musical review of the super-fun books is coming to Memorial HallSaturday, November 16 at 12PM and 2PM!

Purchase tickets to the show only ($14) or make your fun extra spicy by adding the after-party meet-n-greet + taco bar from Mazunte ($30). Is that fun or what?!


Batman Night @ Cincinnati Cyclones  

November 16
US Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Puck drops 7:30pm
$18-$32; Family 4-pack available

Join the Cyclones for Batman Night! The Cyclones will wear Batman jerseys and some of your favorite DC Comics Super Heros will be available on the concourse.

3rd Sunday Fundays: Fabulous Fall Fundays 

November 17
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-4pm
FREE

Use your sleuthing skills this Funday. Become an art detective at the Art Cart and create your own secret code bracelet using Morse code. Help Alice solve the case in the Know Theatre’s presentation of Alice in Neverland at 2 p.m. Seating for the performance is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pop Pop Parent & Art Class  

November 21 & 28
Blue Manatee Literacy Project Bookstore
3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
10-11am
$5 per child to cover art supplies and snack items; please RSVP

Come with your little ones to this weekly programming hosted by the Blue Manatee Literacy Project!!
Each week, we will read 1-2 themed storybooks followed by a visual art activity led by Visionaries & Voices teaching artists.
A light snack with be served before class and each week will feature a different theme/ story/ & art project!!
Planned for children aged 2-6 years old

Winter Wonderland 

November 22
Sharon Woods
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241
11am & 4pm
FREE

It’s a celebration of everyone’s favorite magical Nordic movie! Enter the nature center that’s been transformed into a frozen winter wonderland. Create a troll, walk through a snowstorm and try Nordic foods as you explore the nature and culture of Scandinavia.

Turkeybration!  

November 23
Summit Center
1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati, OH 45237
1pm
FREE

Make some fun turkey crafts, enter a turkey dance contest and make turkey noises at this fun turkeybration program.

Princess Night @ Cincinnati Cyclones  

November 23
US Bank Arena
100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Puck drops 7:30pm
$18-$32; Family 4-pack available

Meet some of your favorite princesses on the concourse throughout the night!

Wild Kratts Live 2.0  

November 23
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
2pm
Tickets start at $25

It’s going to be WILD! Young fans and their families nationwide are in store for even more adventure on the creature trail when the world-famous Kratt Brothers hit the road with an all-new stage adventure! Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!, the theatrical production starring Martin and Chris Kratt, based on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS KIDS series, will bring audiences along on a ‘wild’ ride with a dynamic mix of live-action and animation.  In Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0, Chris and Martin take to the stage to activate new Creature Powers and go ‘off to the creature rescue!’  With some help from Aviva and the rest of the Wild Kratts team, who will be animated and on-screen at the Tortuga HQ, the brothers confront a comic villain and once again save the day, sharing fascinating tidbits about some of the world’s most amazing creatures along the way.

Autumn Woods Walk    

November 24
Woodland Mound – Seasongood Nature Center
8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255
2pm
FREE

Winter is on its way, so take a hike with the nature interpreter to learn all about how plants and animals are getting ready for the colder seasons. Trail contains steps.

STEM in the Garden: Hidden Colors 

November 26
Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215
3:45-5pm
$7.50 per child

Ah fall, birds begin to fly south and animals prepare for winter hibernation. The leaves on trees … hey wait a minute, what happened to the leaves? Join Dr. Munsford as we answer this question. Prepare to get messy as we experiment on the multicolored leaves at Glenwood Gardens. For ages 6–10.

Wee Wednesdays 

November 27
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-12pm
FREE

Your preschooler will learn about their local community through sensory play this Wee Wednesday. You and your toddler will wander through the galleries to find interactive art stops, as well as an art making activity. This “Open house” program is recommended for preschoolers (ages 5 and under) accompanied by an adult. We’re sorry, but we are unable to accommodate school groups for this program. Visitors with strollers: you may enter the museum through the Dewitt entrance near the south side of the building. Parking available near that entrance.

Great Parks FREE Entry Days 

November 29
Great Parks of Hamilton County
8am-8pm
FREE

Great Parks is celebrating special days with free entry for all into Great Parks! Guests can experience 78 miles of trails, over 17,500 acres of natural habitat and wildlife, lakes and river access, playgrounds, dog parks, golf courses and so much more. 

Opt Outside: Pioneer Fun & Games

November 29
Shawnee Lookout – Historic Log Cabin
2008 Lawrenceburg Road, North Bend, OH 45052
11am-2pm
FREE

Jump and skip with stilts and hoops as you join forces with pioneer students, who are trying to skirt the wrath of schoolmaster Dooley. Use your wit to avoid lessons and revel in the tomfoolery of frontier fun and games!

Makerspace: Let It Glow! Holiday STEAM Fair   

November 30
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
1-3pm
FREE

Join us for a free makerspace celebrating the scientist in all of us. This fun for all ages drop-in Makerspace Festival in our sixth floor Learning Center — The UNMUSEUM will help you celebrate the holidays with science! Create your own winter wonderland slime, a holiday card with working lights, a psychedelic snowflake and more!

Play Cafe   

Daily
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
10am-12pm
FREE

Come out and play at the Contemporary Arts Center’s newest family program, Play Cafe! Drop by the museum from 10am-noon for a giant playdate your little ones will love. We’ve transformed our lobby into a family-friendly creative space filled with sensory stations and curated toys all designed to inspire exploratory learning.

REC Reads 

November 6, 13, 20, & 27
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202
11:30am-12pm
FREE

Bring your toddlers or preschoolers to the Rosenthal Education Center for a morning of art-themed story books, songs, and sensory activities. This 30-minute program will get your little one excited about art in a fun and interactive way.

Astronomy Friday 

November 8, 15 & 22
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208
7-8:30pm
$7 adults, $5 under 18; FREE for Observatory members

In awe with the beauty of the night sky? Have questions about the Universe? This is where you can get the answers. Astron​omy Fridays include short presentations on a wide variety of topics and plenty of time for your astro questions. Tour of the Cincinnati Observatory, which as a National Historic Landmark played an important role in the history of Cincinnati and our nation. Once dark, we will view the Moon, planets and deep space treasures through the historic 1845 telescope. (The program is held rain or shine; telescope viewing if clear skies). The topics and the night sky change week-to-week/mo​nth-to-month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Family friendly. Pleas​e call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission  

Through – February 17
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Daily 10am-5pm
Special Exhibit Ticket Required

Destination Moon gives guests the rare opportunity to see artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible, like Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves. The dizzying star chart that helped Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins navigate the historic journey and the rucksack and survival kit that accompanied the astronauts are also included. The star of the exhibition is the Columbia command module, on display outside the National Air and Space Museum for the first time since 1976.

 

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I am a native Cincinnatian, born and raised on the West Side and currently settled across the river in Northern Kentucky. I’m a former Highlander, Bearcat, Falcon, and Fulbright Scholar. My greatest challenge hitherto is the one I love the most: being a Mom to an energetic eight-year-old boy. When not working full-time at one of the city’s great hospitals, I’m trying to fit in all there is to do in this wonderful city – and there is certainly A LOT to do! As one who loves to read, I am an advocate for the public library and go multiple times a week. You can often find me at Music Hall enjoying the ballet, opera, and orchestra. I am an introvert, a bit of a foodie, an NPR listener, a pessimist who likes to think she’s a realist, a middle child, an ex-wife and amicable co-parent, a fiancée, and much, much more. I feel lucky to have grown up in Cincinnati and to be raising my own child in this wonderful city.

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