Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 3-9

Monday, Jan. 3

RECREATION ENDING SOON: 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.

RECREATION: Ice Rink, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Bumper cars, ice skating, warming tent and amenities. $15 bumper cars and skating session, $10 skating only session. Runs Nov. 1-Feb. 21.

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. 812-537-3754;

Tuesday, Jan. 4

MUSIC: Music Live at Lunch, 12:10 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Jan. 4: Paul Patterson & Sylvia Mitchell. Jan. 11: Jenny Hu. Jan. 18: Queen City Klezmorim. Jan. 25: The Faux Frenchmen. Free. 513-621-1817;

THEATER: Hairspray, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. POSTPONED. Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Runs Jan. 4-9.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

MUSIC: The Detroit Cobras, 7:30 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. With Stallone N’ Roses.

Thursday, Jan. 6

CIVIC: January 6 Remembrance, 1-2 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 801 Plum St., Downtown. Solemn non-partisan remembrance of the disturbance at the US Capitol.

Friday, Jan. 7

COMEDY: Jess Hilarious, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Jan. 7-8. Ages 21-up.

COMEDY: Chad Daniels, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Runs Jan. 7-8.

EXPOS: O’Reilly Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. See hundreds of the coolest custom cars, hotrods, motorcycles, trucks and more. Celebrity showcase features Danny Koker from Counts Kustoms and Counting Cars, Barry Williams from the Brady Bunch, and wrestling superstar Bryan Danielson. There’s a pin-up girls contest, generations of sprint cars, a selection of nostalgia race cars and a special section honoring the hot rods of the ’50s and ’60s. $20, $8 ages 6-12, free for ages 5-under. Discount tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Neon green fire streaks across a red 1939 Ford 350 Chevy during the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The auto show returns to the convention center from Friday-Sunday, Jan. 7-9, 2022.

EXPOS: National Fishing Expo, noon-7p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. Shop handmade tackle, guides, clothing, accessories and Canadian outfitter vendors. Daily seminars presented by professional bass, walleye, crappie, musky, perch, trout, catfish and carp anglers. Tips and demos by fishing pros in the large conference rooms. Runs Jan. 7-9. $12-$25, free ages 17-under.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Throwback weekend and Teddy Bear Toss.

THEATER OPENING: Intimate Apparel, Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Mariemont. Award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s beautifully written story of a Black seamstress living in early 20th century New York, who longs for belonging and purpose in a world that won’t always budge. Runs Jan. 7-23.

Saturday, Jan. 8

EXPO: Cincinnati Wedding Show, 11 a.m., Marriott Cincinnati North, 6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester Township. Giveaways include wedding rings and over $20,000 in gift cards. Show-only vendor discounts and specials, every couple receives special wedding gift card valued at $200. Free admission, but registration required.

MUSIC: Dillon Francis and Yung Gravy, Andrew J. Brady Music Center. Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice tour. With Kittens.

MUSIC: Inhailer Presents: Physco with Coastal Club, Woodward Theater. With special guest Christian Nicholas Gough. $15, $12 advance.

Physco play Woodward Theater on January 8.

Physco play Woodward Theater on January 8.

MUSIC: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. William Dawson’s The Negro Folk Symphony is the centerpiece of a program that touches on universal themes of cultural identity and our shared humanity. James Conlon, May Festival Music Director Laureate, returns with works by three composers who touch on universal themes of cultural identity and our shared humanity. Dawson, a pioneering composer in his time, expresses the Black American experience while Beethoven’s and Bernstein’s works illustrate the conflicts between cultures thrown together through circumstance.

MUSIC: Vocal Arts Ensemble: The Song Among Us, 4 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Wilks Studio, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. POSTPONED. 513-381-3300;

MUSIC: The HillBenders present WhoGrass, 8 p.m., The Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. $16-$18.

RECREATION: Winter Hike, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Hike winter landscape and enjoy bowl of chicken noodle soup at the end. $9, free ages 12-under with paying adult.

Sunday, Jan. 9

MUSIC: An Epiphany Procession, 5 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. Service of scripture, prayer, music and pageantry. Will also be streamed live. 513-621-1817;

Looking ahead

FESTIVALS: Mittenfest, Feb. 19-20, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $25.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Jan. 3-9