Monday, Dec. 27
ENDING SOON: Christmas at the Junction, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Entertrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Runs Nov. 16-Jan. 1. 513-898-8000; entertrainmentjunction.com.
RECREATION: Skiing, Snow Boarding and Snow Tubing, noon-9:30 p.m. daily, Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg. 22 trails, two terrain parks, large beginner area, and one of the largest tubing areas in the country. Lessons, equipment rental, concessions and ski lodge. Snow tubing park is open with limited lanes. 812-537-3754; perfectnorth.com.
RECREATION: Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, Todd Creech Park, 305 W. Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Protective roof over rink, fire pit, indoor restrooms and skate distribution. Daily through Jan. 9. $8 ages 13-up, $6 ages 12-under. downtownlawrenceburg.com.
ENDING SOON: Cinderella, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. What do you get when you combine a nearsighted bookworm heroine, two fabulously self-absorbed stepsisters, one devilishly diva stepmother, along with a self-empowering Well-Wisher? A fun spin on the classic fairy tale that demonstrates being smart is true beauty. Runs Dec. 1-30. ensemblecincinnati.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 29
BARS: Arnold’s 160th Anniversary Party, 4-10 p.m., Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 201 E. Eighth St., Downtown. Commemorative T-shirts designed by Rob Warnick free to first 50 people through the door, $1.60 draft beers, $1.60 appetizers. Live music from 6-8 p.m. with Moonshine Drive.
COMEDY: Pro-Am Night, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Show is rated R. Ages 18-up. $5. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.
MUSIC: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. Film with live orchestra. cincinnatiarts.org.
MUSIC: Rick Springfield, Andrew J. Brady Music Center.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. $1 Beer Night. cycloneshockey.com.
Thursday, Dec. 30
COMEDY: Mike Cronin, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Ages 18-up. $10-$15. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.
FAMILY: Harlem Globetrotters, 2 and 7 p.m., Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. The world-famous basketball exhibition is part streetball from the players who defined it, and part interactive family entertainment featuring ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag and rim-rattling dunks. $31-up. heritagebankcenter.com.
FAMILY: Happy (Almost) New Year’s Party, 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Kid-friendly New Year’s bash with balloon drop. Geared toward ages 3-8. $5 per child. contemporaryartscenter.org.
FAMILY: Cheers to a New Year, 4-7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Young adults can celebrate at this free, drop-in art making program. Create art, party hats and end the night with a balloon drop and sparking grape juice. Free. contemporaryartscenter.org.
ENDING SOON: Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Runs Nov. 12-Jan. 3. $10. cincymuseum.org.
Friday, Dec. 31
Stay tuned for our New Year’s Eve parties list!
ENDING SOON: Panorama of Cincinnati Art, 5-8 p.m., Cincinnati Art Galleries, 225 E. Sixth St., Downtown. More than 150 works by Cincinnati artists. Runs Dec. 4-31. 513-381-2128; cincyart.com.
COMEDY: Sal Vulcano & Chris Distefano, Taft Theatre.
Saturday, Jan. 1
BARS: New Year’s Day PJ Party, noon-5 p.m., Listermann Brewing Co., 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Wear your favorite pajamas or onesie and receive $10 off each pint. Taproom closes at 5 p.m.
COMEDY: Ryan Hamilton, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.
EXPOS: Wendy’s Bridal Show, Saturday-Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. You’ll find aisle after aisle of displays from more than 150 of the area’s finest wedding professionals. Chat with experts, see the latest trends, get new ideas and find money-saving show specials. Sample offerings from area caterers and bakers, watch a 30-minute fashion show at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday. $10. 513-984-1708; wendysbridalshow.com.
FOOD: New Years Brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Karrikin Spirits, 3717 Jonlen Drive, Fairfax. Includes round of brunch cocktails and coffee. Special menu includes pork & sauerkraut for good luck. $10.
Sunday, Jan. 2
Food: New Year’s Brunch, Fausto, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Reservation: [email protected]
MUSIC: Motion City Soundtrack, Bogart’s.
WHO DEY: Bud Light Tailgate Zone at The Banks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Freedom Way between Main and Walnut streets. Pregame party with live music, Bud Bar, jersey makeover and more. Free admission.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium, One Paul Brown Way, Downtown.