New action-packed stunt show Marvel Universe LIVE!

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Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at U.S. Bank Arena from Sept. 20 to Sept. 23 for seven performances. Tickets are on sale now.

Show times are: Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. 

Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! start at $20. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Blood drive at Montgomery Inn

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Join University of Cincinnati’s Hoxworth Blood Center at Montgomery Inn Boathouse for the annual  blood drive on Wednesday, September 5th 10am-7pm. All donors will receive a complimentary buffet by Montgomery Inn, bottle of barbecue sauce and $10 gift card. Also enjoy live music 5-7pm!

Learn more and sign up to schedule your donation: hoxworth.org/groups/boathouse

 Montgomery Inn- The Boathouse

925 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Keith Urban brings his talent to Riverbend Music Center

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Music fans, you’re in luck – Four-time Grammy award winner Keith Urban is coming to Cincinnati this August!

Urban will be bringing his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” to Riverbend Music Center for one night only, on Sunday, August 19th.  Cincinnati is one of his stops on his 58-city tour, and if you’ve never been to a Keith Urban show, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Urban’s shows are electrifying; they’re unexpected, unpredictable and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.”  

The show will not only feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs but will deliver brand new songs that have never been performed live!  Plus, this all-new concert production promises to hit new heights of spectacular.  The tour will feature special guest country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini as Urban’s supporting act.

Urban is excited to bring this new show on tour and introduce new music to his fans. “I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban. “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating.” 

Ballerini is more than his supporting act, she’s one of his biggest fans. “I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart-filled artistry,” she says. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”

Tickets are on sale now at www.riverbend.org.  Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.  Riverbend Music Center is a fabulous concert venue, with both pavilion and lawn seating.  Parking is included in the price of your ticket.

For all official Keith Urban tour news including show dates and where to purchase tickets, go to www.keithurban.net. Hope to see you rocking out at Riverbend with Keith Urban on August 19th!

 

The Western & Southern Open is back in Cincy this August!

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The Western & Southern Open hits Cincinnati again at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason from August 11-19, and it’s going to be the best place to be this summer.

Of course, there’s the tennis: with top male players like Roger Federer, John Isner, and Rafael Nadal and female superstars like Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, you’ll get to witness tennis being played at its peak and with fierce competition.  

But there is so much more to the W & S Open!  From entertainment and shopping to the finest in dining in Cincinnati, there’s something for everyone.  This year, the Open is proud to announce that a brand new five-story building has been erected, dubbed the South Building.  This replaced the old building, and more than doubles the interior space for fans and amenities. Center Court seating jumped from 11,267 to 11,750: more seats means more fun for everyone!  Different levels will offer views of one or both marquee match courts, and the main feature is the split-level 2nd floor hosting a restaurant and bar, which opens up to cascading indoor, air-conditioned box seats, presumed to be the first in professional tennis. The extra-wide, 252 stadium seats sit behind glass and have access to the adjoining restaurant and bar.

 If you like an outdoor box seat, the 3rd floor boasts 396 new outdoor box seats and an interior space with concessions, a bar, gathering areas and restrooms. Need a little something more special? The 4th floor includes six all-inclusive suites with 126 total seats and a shared space for food and refreshments. The 5th floor offers a state-of-the-art broadcast and production center.

 Not that you can ever get too much tennis, but you do need a break from the courts, you can relax and listen to the original bands playing on the Dayton International Airport Stage or in the Wine Garden.  Not cover bands, but eclectic, award-winning musicians.  It’s music at its finest.

Hungry?  You can find sports-arena food, but if you want a foodie experience, the Open will have 14 locally-owned restaurants preparing their signature dishes fresh every day from James Beard-winning chefs, and you won’t need a reservation!  Feeling like tacos?  Hit up Mazunte.  Need a gyro?  Kala Greek Grill’s got you covered.  Grab a specialty salad from Prime Cincinnati, or a burger from Flipside. There’s also Skyline Chili, LaRosa’s Pizzeria and Graeter’s waiting to bring you the taste of Cincinnati!

So you’ve watched a few matches, had a snack, tapped your toes to some tunes, and now you’re thirsty.  Whether it’s beer or bubbles, or anything in between, the W & S Open has what you want on tap.  The Miller Ultra Legends Bar and Rhinegeist Brew Balcony are perfect for those looking for a tasty beer, and the Moet Champagne Bar for those who feel like toasting the best in tennis.  There’s also the Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Garden, as well as White Claw, serving up hard seltzers.  

Eat, drink, and then: shop! Time to go shopping at the Open’s retail center.  The 20,000 square foot retail plaza has it all, from tennis apparel and gear to jewelry and sunglasses.  The Midwest Sports tent will have everything you need to outfit yourself like a tennis pro. 

There’s nothing like a day at the Western & Southern Open.  Be sure to read up on their bag policy on their website, www.wsopen.com.  It’s important to know what you can and cannot bring into the Open.  Be a part of this Cincinnati sports tradition – get out to the Western & Southern Open!

 

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Uncomplicated’

 

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Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend a solo exhibition, ‘UNCOMPLICATED’, on Friday Aug. 24, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition will showcase a variety of paintings by Mary Barr Rhodes. The exhibition will run until Sept. 10, 2018.

Mary Barr Rhodes is one of the city’s most prolific and gifted abstract painters. Rhodes has shown her beautiful work at ABB for years and continues to share her passion for painting with our growing community of artists with disabilities. 

Join us at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery to experience the original art and meet the featured artist. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on FaceBook , Twitter, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.

 

Prime Cincinnati takes on Burger Week

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Dining out at Prime Cincinnati is always special: great steaks, great seafood, amazing side dishes.  But now they’re upping their game for Cincinnati’s Burger Week!

Burger Week is July 16-22 this year, and restaurants all over town will be offering burger specials for just $5 to tempt your palate – and Prime Cincinnati should be the first (and last!) stop on your burger tour of the Queen City.  This year’s entry is the Jack Burger, a fantastic prime burger with arugula, aged Vermont cheddar, Berkshire Bacon, truffle aioli and the crowning glory: Jack Daniel’s infused bacon and onion jam, all served on a brioche bun.  Get a Jack & Coke as part of their Jack Daniel’s special for just $7.  Perfect for lunch or dinner, this burger is not to be missed!  You can also enjoy the Jack Burger for lunch at their @580 Market Gourmet location, at 580 Walnut Street.  While Burger Week is generally a one-week meat extravaganza, two restaurants in town were selected to continue on for an extra week, and Prime Cincinnati is one of them.  From July 23-30 you can keep on enjoying that $5 Jack Burger; meat lovers are getting a summer bonus!

Prime Cincinnati will also be starting their new entertainment series in July, called the Prime Cincinnati Summer Series.  Kicking off on July 20, join them at 9pm for the Cin City Comedy show, an exciting and hilarious improv group featuring alumni from Second City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The Groundlings.   For more information and tickets, call (513) 579-0720 or go to primecincinnati.com.  And Prime Cincinnati will continue to offer live music by local artists Thursday through Saturday nights.

Don’t forget, Prime Cincinnati is a great venue for private events, both personal and business.  Host a rehearsal dinner, a birthday party, a girl’s night out or perhaps a business meeting, corporate event or staff holiday party.  Whatever your needs are, Prime Cincinnati is sure to have the perfect fit.