Monday, Dec. 6
HOLIDAY: Christmas at the Junction, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Entertrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Runs Nov. 16-Jan. 1. Extended hours until 8 p.m. beginning Dec. 11. 513-898-8000; entertrainmentjunction.com.
MUSIC: Nefesh Mountain, Memorial Hall.
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
COMEDY: Christian's Kidney Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Benefit for Christian Grant. Comedians include Lee Kimbrell, Ran Barnaclo and Blake Hammond. $5. Ages 18-up. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.
CRAFT SHOW: Santa Shoppe, 6-9 p.m., Day Heights Firemen's Memorial Building, 1313 Ohio 131, Milford. hometowncraftshows.com.
HOLIDAY: Christmas Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m., Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd. Refreshments will be served.
MUSIC: David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown, Ludlow Garage.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
COMEDY: Ana Gasteyer: Sugar & Booze, Memorial Hall.
MUSIC: San Holo, Bogart's.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones v Wheeling Nailers, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Ugly Sweater Night and $1 beers. cycloneshockey.com.
ENDING SOON: Glassheart, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Whether you’re a young woman with her first Chicago apartment, or a cursed Beast with a talking lamp who’s recently downsized, the hardest thing about moving to a big city can be making a genuine connection with people. Glassheart is a new kind of fairy tale. Runs Nov. 19-Dec. 12. $15-$35. knowtheatre.com.
Thursday, Dec. 9
ART: Gallery Talk: Gee Horton, 7 p.m., Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Free. cincinnatiarts.org.
COMEDY: Sean Patton, Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. Caitlin Cook opens. Runs Dec. 9-12. Ages 18-up, ages 21-up Saturday. $10-$15. 513-873-7233; gobananascomedy.com.
FILM: Movie Night on the Levee, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport. Dec. 9: The Grinch. Dec. 16: The Santa Clause. Dec. 23: The Polar Express. Free.
HOLIDAY: 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.
MUSIC: Tommy Emmanuel, Taft Theatre.
MUSIC: Hot Tuna with Steve Kimock & Friends, Ludlow Garage.
MUSIC: Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas, Memorial Hall.
THEATER: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs through Dec. 26. $14-$60. cincyshakes.com.
THEATER: 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.
Friday, Dec. 10
ART: The Regional, Contemporary Arts Center, 8-11 p.m., 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Multi-museum survey dedicated to contemporary artists based in the Midwest, featuring new and recent work by 23 artists working in painting, photography, installation and performance. Opening reception includes music by DJ Monet and a special performance by Bryan Devendorf of the National and Curt Kiser of Carriers. Runs Dec. 10-March 20. Closed Sunday-Tuesday. contemporaryartscenter.org.
ART: Tapped, Perceptual, Tondo, One 12, 6-9 p.m., Manifest Gallery, 2727 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. Four unique openings. Runs Dec. 10-Jan. 7. manifestgallery.org.
ART: Human Rights: Derechos Humanos, Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. Runs through Jan. 21. fittoncenter.org.
ART: Mirrors and Veils, Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. Runs through March 11. fittoncenter.org.
ART: Holiday Open Studios, 5-8 p.m., Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay St., West End. Works Aisle, Hudson Carmel, Aaron Delamatre, Kim Flora, Mike Hancock, Jolie Harris, Everage King, Michael Matzko, Bill Renschler, Sarah Rodriguez, Leslie Shiels, and Michael Stillion.
COMEDY: Gina Brillon, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Dec. 10-11. Ages 21-up. liberty.funnybone.com.
DANCE: Revolution Dance Presents: Hot Chocolate, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater. The classic Nutcracker tale is revisited with dancing dolls, falling snow and the land of sweets. Surprises ensue, however, with a brand-new story and eclectic choreography set to the more soulful sounds of Christmas. Runs Dec. 10-11. cincinnatiarts.org.
DANCE: Ladies Night Out: The Show, 8-10:30 p.m., Thompson House, 24 Third St., Newport. Adonis Men perform. $19.95-$69.95. eventbrite.com.
HOLIDAY: A Christmas Nightmare, 6-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent. The haunted schoolhouse is covered with garland, lights, presents and Christmas trees, but this is not your mall visit to Santa! This haunted attraction features wicked janitor Charlie masquerading as Santa, plus lots of new holiday monsters. One weekend only. $25-$55. frightsite.com.
HOLIDAY: Holiday Teas, 2:15 and 2:45 p.m., Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. Festive afternoon tea with assortment of sweets, homemade scones, savory bites and petit fours alongside a selection of Churchill's tea. Harpist provides music. $50, $25 ages 13-under. taftmuseum.org.
HOLIDAY: Halle-Bration 2021, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, New Vision UMC, 4400 Reading Road, North Avondale. Vendors, entertainment, workshops, kids' craft workshops, Santa visit and more. Drive-by toy giveaway to first 200 kids. Masks required. Free admission. 513-961-4817.
MUSIC: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center. With Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives. Dec. 10-11.
MUSIC: A Swingin' Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Fitton Center for the Arts, 101 S. Monument St., Hamilton. fittoncenter.org.
MUSIC: Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Christmas, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
MUSIC: Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Includes holiday music played on the Mighty Wurlitzer, performances by dancers with the Otto M. Budig Cincinnati Ballet Academy, award-winning organist Jelani Eddington, opera singers Victoria Okafor and Avery Bargasse, and Kenny Smith's Peace & Serenity Choir. Renowned international visual artist will reveal "Sisters of Legacy," a large, original piece of mixed-media art inspired by historic Black performances in Music Hall. Two performances. $27-$32. cincinnatiarts.org.
MUSIC: An Olde English Christmas with Herman's Hermits starring Pete Noone, Ludlow Garage.
MUSIC: Elves on Elder, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Runs weekends Nov. 26-Dec. 18. Dec. 10: Camille Saba Smith. Dec. 11: Tinsel & Tango Latino Night. Dec. 17: Josh Strange. Dec. 18: Hemp & Harmonies Holiday Edition. Free.
MUSIC: Inhailer Presents: Multimagic, Woodward Theater. With Bershy and JV Golf.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Cyclones v Indy Fuel, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown. Elf Night. cycloneshockey.com.
THEATER: The Butterfingers Angel, Middletown Lyric Theatre, 1530 Central Ave., Middletown. Runs Dec. 10-12. middletownlyric.org.
Saturday, Dec. 11
CHARITY: Holiday Art Gala, 6-9 p.m., Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Benefits Sickle Cell Disease research. $50-$200. eventbrite.com.
CHARITY: Jingle Bell Run, 10 a.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. 5K run/walk. Registration and expo open inside center at 8:30 a.m. All participants receive shirt and jingle bells. Benefits Arthritis Foundation. $45. 513-448-1124; events.arthritis.org.
DANCE: Winter Ball, 8 p.m., Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Dance the night away. Special performances by Alyenendrov and Maria Tsorokean. Formal or semi-formal attire. General admission. $50. cincinnatiarts.org.
HOLIDAY: It's a Wonderful Light Festival, noon-4 p.m., American Sign Museum, 1330 Monmouth Ave., Camp Washington. Storefronts along the museum's Main Street are decorated for the holiday, and festive signs from the collection are on display. Enjoy holiday crafts, live music, a visit from Newport Aquarium penguins, highlights tours at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and more. Raffles. Save $2 on admission with donation of non-perishable food item. $15, $10 ages 65-up and students with ID, free for ages under 12. americansignmuseum.org.
HOLIDAY: Santacon, noon-midnight, The Banks, Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Mount Adams and Covington. Dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves or reindeer and join in the fun, but remember to be respectful of the suit because you don't want to get added to the naughty list. Pick up wristbands from Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown. cincinnatisantacon.com.
HOLIDAY: Yuletide Celebration, 2 and 8 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. Cincinnati Sound Chorus performs. $20. cincinnatisound.org.
HOLIDAY: Holly Days, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Heritage Village Museum, 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Step back in time to witness the warmth and beauty of a 19th century holiday season. Village decked out with traditional decorations from 1800s. Sample holiday treats and enjoy holiday music and traditional Christmas crafts. Each day there will be a reenactment of the first Christmas dinner in Cincinnati. $10, $5 ages 5-11, free ages 4-under. heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
HOLIDAY: Reindog Parade, 2 p.m., The Monastery, 1055 St. Paul Place, Mount Adams. Registration from 12:30-1:45 p.m. No fee to register. Donations benefit SPCA. Dress up your pupper and parade through the streets of Mount Adams. Free. mtadamscincy.org.
MUSIC: YPCC Family Holiday Concert, 4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St., Downtown. The Young Professionals Choral Collective performs. Tickets: ypccsings.com.
SHOPPING: Holiday Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming Meat Market, 513 Wyoming Ave. Vendors, live music, cookie decorating station and craft station.
SHOPPING: The City Flea Winter Market, 4-9 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St. Curated urban flea market. Free admission. thecityflea.com.
THEATER: A Magical Cirque Christmas, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
HOLIDAY: Holiday Open House, 1-4 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory, 3489 Observatory Place, Hyde Park. Choose one-hour time slot when registering. Tours, safe solar viewing (weather permitting), holiday refreshments, hot chocolate bar and gift shop.
Sunday, Dec. 12
THEATER: A Hallmark Christmas Murder Mystery, 7 p.m., Woodburn Brewing, 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Dinner theater show has all the makings of your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie, with a comically murderous twist. Ticket includes dinner and show. Cash bar. Runs Sundays Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. $40, $35 advance.
MUSIC: Evanescence and Halestorm, Heritage Bank Center. With Plush and Lilith Czar.
SHOPPING: Art on Vine, noon-6 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. artonvinecincy.com.
SHOPPING: Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Promenade at MainStrasse, Main St., Covington. Open-air holiday market featuring German-inspired food, drinks and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.
SPORTS: Cincinnati Bengals vs San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium, One Paul Brown Way, Downtown.
SPORTS: Bud Light Tailgate Zone at The Banks, Freedom Way between Main and Walnut streets. Pregame party with live music, Bud Bar, jersey makeover and more. Free admission.