‘Through the Lens: A View of OTR’


Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend our upcoming exhibit, ‘Through the Lens: A View of OTR’, on Friday Mar. 30, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition will be in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district on Main Street. The exhibition will run until Apr. 20, 2018.

Join us at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery to experience the original art and meet the featured artists. Art Beyond Boundaries will exhibit a variety of photos by talented, local and regional artists. 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 and Twitter, and/or contact the gallery.

Get your best shape with TruSculpt 3D at Kurtzman Plastic Surgery

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Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means: bathing suits, shorts, sundresses and tank tops.  Sometimes all the hard work you put in eating right and exercising doesn’t always give you the body you’ve always wanted, but that’s okay, because Dr. Lawrence Kurtzman has the answer for you: TruSculpt 3D!

New this year to Kurtzman Plastic Surgery, TruSculpt 3D is a safe and effective treatment for any of us who want to eliminate those problem areas around the midsection.  By using radio frequency technology, this procedure can reduce circumference and diminish fat, and achieve results in just one treatment.  No surgery, no downtime, just improved definition and a whole new midsection!  What’s even better, you can treat up to 4 problem areas in one one-hour session and enjoy up to 24% fat reduction.

It’s easy to start: just schedule your complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for the treatment.  In March, Kurtzman Plastic Surgery is offering a promotion of $500 off your procedure – that’s just too good to pass up!

Don’t let a little spare tire ruin your summer fun…schedule your consultation and get even more gorgeous that you already are at Kurtzman Plastic Surgery.

TruSculpt 3D….non-invasive fat reduction. Guaranteed results. Call 513-891-4440 for details!

China Gourmet….THE place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year & the New Family Date Night!

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Hyde Park has had the honor of being the home of one of the best Chinese restaurants in Cincinnati for over 40 years: China Gourmet.  Currently owned by long-term employee Matt Loomis, China Gourmet has consistently provided high quality food to generations of Cincinnatians.

February is the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, and China Gourmet is celebrating it for a whole week from February 12-17; they’ll have their regular menu, but will also be featuring specials all week for the New Year highlighting authentic Chinese cuisine, such as razor scallops, rabbit, and oxtail soup, to name a few.

In addition to their traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes, China Gourmet really enjoys preparing custom and unique dishes – in fact, your server might ask you five questions to figure out the best custom meal for you!  Known for their fresh fish and seafood, all delivered daily, China Gourmet prefers to serve the whole fish, because it just “tastes better.”

If you are looking for a great place for a date night out, come to China Gourmet on Mondays: it’s Family Night!  While the adults enjoy a delicious meal on their own, the kids will have a blast in their own room with food and entertainment, including a ping pong table, tv, toys, arts and crafts and games.  The room is closed, so the kids stay safely contained…and their parents don’t have to share their fortune cookies!

On Lobster Tuesdays, you can get a 1.75-pound hard shell lobster for just a few dollars over what the restaurant paid for it.  It’s a great deal, so call ahead and order yours, and then come in and enjoy it freshly prepared just for you.

Is it Wednesday?  Must be Flight Night!  Enjoy a rotating selection of wine and bourbon flights, 4 to a flight, for just $16.

China Gourmet didn’t forget about Valentine’s Day!  Come in for surf and turf, Chinese style.  Heart-shaped scallops will be served along side Hong Kong style filet mignon, perfect for a romantic evening out with your sweetie.

China Gourmet is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm, dinner Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm-11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm-midnight.  They are closed on Sundays.  From the exotic to the classic, China Gourmet has the dish you are sure to love.

The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival honors Israel at 70

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The Mayerson JCC’s Jewish and Israeli Film Festival will again bring a diverse, inspiring lineup of award-winning films that showcase Jewish and Israeli culture to theatres aroundGreater Cincinnati. The festival will showcase 12 feature-length films and several short films from February 1 – 22.

The festival will kick off with an Opening Night celebration and screening of Hummus! The Movie at 20th Century Theater at 7pm. This festive event will honor this quirky documentary film with a Mediterranean-themed cocktail reception, including, of course, plenty of hummus.

Opening Night will also include a discussion with Israeli film expert and screenwriter Galit Roichman, who will serve as the Festival’s Scholar-in-Residence during its first week. Ms. Roichman will lead audiences on a journey into Israeli cinema, providing a glimpse of the local culture and the changing face of Israeli society in films and television.

This year, the Mayerson JCC’s ongoing Israel at 70 celebration will add an exciting new facet to the festival. In keeping with the celebration’s theme of “The Faces of Israel,” several films will present different perspectives of Israel and what it means to be Israeli.

The Festival’s Closing Night, featuring the poignant documentary Big Sonia, will take place at 20th Century Theater on February 22 at 7pm. Big Sonia follows 91-year-old businesswoman and Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski as the specter of retirement prompts her to revisit her traumatic past.

Closing Night attendees are encouraged to stay after the screening for a discussion with Caroline Kennedy, a member of the Big Sonia cast and founder and CEO of Empower: Educate & Inspire, a youth-run nonprofit that teaches students leadership skills and educates them about today’s global issues.

The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival has received critical acclaim, enabling people from all over Cincinnati to experience thought-provoking Jewish and Israeli films from around the world. The festival builds community by attracting community organizations and experts to speak about the issues presented in the diverse slate of films.

For more information on the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, including up-to-date details on the selected films and schedule of events, please visit MayersonJCC.org.

Once a post office, now a restaurant: Welcome to Postmark


Postmark is the newest restaurant to hit the Clifton scene from Chef/Owner Brad Bernstein and Sommelier/Owner Devon Barret (of Red Feather Kitchen); housed in the former Tink’s, La Poste and Harvest Bistro and Wine Bar space, Postmark is a “new American restaurant.”  But what does that mean?

It’s a “farmhouse refined” concept that emphasizes “slow food”; by showcasing the best in farm goods, old world ingredients and artful products, Postmark delivers great food and drink, honestly prepared and served.  They are proud to work directly with merchants, farmers and importers to preserve this impression tradition; they are open, friendly and considerate, trained and educated in their trade, with an unwavering confidence in their product and beliefs.

What’s unique about Postmark is the setting; it’s repurposed, reused, and up-cycled. Worn and weathered while still being cozy and comfortable, yet also rustic and rugged. Filled with old world charm and nostalgia, this is where fine dining meets farmhouse style. The postal theme is portrayed by post office antiques, prints and decor, throughout the dining room.  Postmark also features a semi-private dining room that can accommodate groups up to thirty, and guests will appreciate overlooking the curated, 2,000 bottle wine room.

Postmark owner Chef Brad Bernstein is a third-generation restauranteur and this is his second restaurant separate from his family. Devon Barrett, certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, came to Cincinnati six years ago and worked at Red the Steakhouse and Moxie in Beechwood. Before opening Red Feather Kitchen in 2013 in Oakley, Devon Barrett was general manager at Zula in OTR where he and Brad Bernstein met.

Postmark is open six days a week: Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9pm; Friday and Saturday from 5-10pm; and Sunday from 5-9pm. Wine tastings with small bites, charcuterie, & cheese are available Tuesday through Friday from 5-7pm.  Drop by 3410 Telford Street, just off Ludlow Avenue in Clifton, and see what all the buzz is about.

The Mardi Gras for Homeless Children soon celebrates 27 years of support

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It’s Mardi Gras for Homeless Children – the 27th Year Anniversary celebration. Once again the event is presented by Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell and at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on “Fat Tuesday,” February 13th. The proceeds from the Mardi Gras go to three area shelters that provide essential care to homeless children and their families: Bethany House Services of Cincinnati, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound and Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc. in Covington.

Together these three agencies serve more than 40,000 needy individuals in our community each year. How did the Mardi Gras for the Homeless begin? 28 years ago, there was a tragic accident that touched the hearts of the Tri-State area; three homeless children were living in an abandoned garage and – locked in when their father left them alone. Tragically, a fire broke out. Unable to escape, the three children perished. Realizing children are not always visible behind the homeless adults, the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association wanted to help – the first Mardi Gras for Homeless Children was held.

This 27th Mardi Gras will feature over 50 booths of fantastic food and beverages (all-included) provided by members of the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association. This year, one of the highlights will be a Royal Court Parade featuring returning Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard as Grand Marshal, Scott Sloan of WLW 700 and Sheila Gray of Channel 12 as King and Queen, and the Beechwood High School marching band, as well as a float. Live and silent auctions will offer a remarkable selection of items, with live music provided by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco.

The party is 6:30pm-10:00pm. For tickets call 859-291-NKRA (6572) or go to www.mardigras2018.org. Tickets may also be purchased at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell.