Final Friday OTR – April 2012

Skate!

This Friday (tomorrow) is yet another Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine, and its set to be a great one. In addition to the standard Final Friday happenings, there are some unique offerings. First up is another edition of OTR Skate featuring You, You’re Awesome and Automagik. This takes place at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center from 8:00-11:00 pm. … Continue reading

The 2012 Bockfest Parade in Photos

Bockfest 2012 began yesterday with the annual parade from Cincinnati’s oldest bar, Arnold’s, up Main Street to Bockfest Hall in the OTR Brewery District. The parade was delayed a short amount of time by a violent storm system that swept through the tri-state and spawned deadly tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with those devastated … Continue reading

20th Annual Bockfest!

Bockfest 2012 is here! The festivities begin with the Bockfest Parade! Via Bockfest.com: The Bockfest Parade will be held on Friday March 2, 2012. The parade will start to form in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill, located at 210 East 8th Street, at 5:30PM and steps off on Main Street at 6:00PM. The Bockfest Parade is Cincinnati’s funkiest and … Continue reading

2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

The Art and Photography of Marc Wavra

Marc Wavra is an artist and photographer whose work  resides at Studio 207 in the Pendleton Art Center. To view or purchase his work visit his website or facebook page, or better yet, stop in during Final Friday (this Friday) at the Pendleton Art Center from 6pm-10pm. The following works showcase Over-the-Rhine. Wavra’s work is also … Continue reading

What is Radius?

via whatisradius.com: Ripple FX Films and Possible Worldwide, along with The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission, present a very special evening featuring the world premiere of Radius: A Short Film, a game and crowd-sourced film made in and around Cincinnati during the MidPoint Music Festival and other events. The evening begins with a red-carpet experience … Continue reading

YPCC Happy Hour Choral Concert @ Below Zero Lounge!

Happy Hour Choral Concert: Young Professionals’ Choral Collective presents Sin & Tonic on Valentine’s Day  The Young Professionals’ Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC), based in Over-the-Rhine, is made up of over 60 motivated young professionals (ages 21-40), who are excited to make great choral music, support local businesses, meet new people, and reach new audiences. … Continue reading

The Emery Theatre, A Requiem Project

View from Stage Right Balcony

The Emery Theatre The Emery Theatre was built in 1911, and is considered an acoustically pure theatre. It is one of three sister buildings (along with Orchestra Halls in Chicago and Detroit) to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Cincinnati philanthropist, Mary Emery, bequeathed the entire Emery building to the city in memory of her late … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate – Halloween Edition

Final Friday OTR Skate

Join Far-I-Rome Productions in collaboration with the Cincinnati Film Festival and the Cincinnati Rollergirls for the Halloween edition of the Final Friday OTR Skate! The fourth and final OTR Skate of 2011 takes place October 28, 2011 at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center, 1715 Republic St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. In the spirit of Halloween, costumes are … Continue reading

Midpoint Midway and CAC’s Singer Songwriter Stage Launch

…were kicked off with a surprise performance by Bootsy Collins! “Twinkle twinkle, baby! William “Bootsy” Collins just led hundreds of YOU in surprise singing! Thanks Yelp Cincinnati for the great picture!!” Photo via facebook.com/OTR.GatewayMerchants “Nice kick off to the MidPoint Music Festival‘s Midway and CAC singer songwriter stage at 12th and Vine in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. William … Continue reading

MPMF’s 10th Anniversary Promo Video

via MPMF: New Video Amps Up MPMF11 MidPoint Music Festival enlisted the help of Dave Morrison and The Big Media Company to produce their promotional video for the 10th anniversary of this amazing Cincinnati event. This montage of downtown life helps people see a part of this city that is on the rise. Enjoy.

Final Friday OTR Skate – Part III

It’s time again for Final Friday on Friday August 26. That means its time again also for the Final Friday OTR Skate at the Over-the-Rhine Rec Center. Below is the press release from Far-I-Rome Productions, who is presenting the event. It’s definitely a good time, and every should try to make it out! New features … Continue reading

Midpoint Music Festival Grows in OTR

Via KYpost.com: More than 180 bands will be showcased in 18 venues in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Fourteen of the 18 stages and new festival features are in OTR this year, alone. Dan McCabe, MPMF Executive Producer, says the concentration in OTR acknowledges the area’s growth, particularly Vine Street’s Gateway Quarter, Main Street’s revival with … Continue reading

A Two Tire Trip Around Cincinnati

Via cincy two tire trips: Union Terminal to DeSales Corner in Cincinnati and includes views of the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Music Hall, Queen City Underground, Coffee-Emporium, Metro, and the new bike lane on MLK. View a map of the ride here (map is not 100% accurate):

First Statewide Preservation Connection coming to OTR on August 12

Here’s some information about Preservation Connection: Cincinnati which will be held at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in OTR on Friday, August 12 from 8:30am to 4pm. Here are some details about this affordable and informative event: Preservation Ohio is sponsoring, with the assistance of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, an incredible one-day conference on the latest issues … Continue reading

From Over-the-Rhine to The Banks

Jeremy Patrick was kind enough to share his iPhone photos from a recent Queen City Underground Tour and a visit to Current at The Banks. The featured image for this post shows the Moerlein Lager House under construction at Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park which buffers The Banks from the riverfront. Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate is BACK for Round 2!!

Returning to OTR is the Final Friday OTR Skate presented by Far-I-Rome Productions. On Friday June 24, the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center will be transformed in to a combination roller disco and art gallery. Two new DJs will be featured, Cincinnati’s very own DJ Mowgli and DJ Pillo. The art installation will include art from the … Continue reading

Before and After: 1218 and 1220 Vine Street

Today, 1220 Vine Street is home to A TAVOLA PIZZA and next door is The Queen City Underground’s Cincy Haus at 1218 Vine. Before, 1220 Vine Street: And now an interior photo from Katie Clavey as it is today: And these wonderful shots by 5chw4r7z:

The City Flea of June 4, 2011 in Photo and Video

The first City Flea was a big success. A big congrats and thank you are due to Nick and Lindsay Dewald! To learn more about The City Flea check out its website, facebook, twitter, this recent post on UrbanCincy and this blog’s OTRview II with co-founder Nick Dewald. First, a video from Walt Keys at … Continue reading

Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration Wrap-Up

The Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration was May 21. Check out the following links for photos (and a cool timelapse) of the event: via grandman.net: Time-Lapse Test 006 “5K” from Walt Keys on Vimeo. via 5chw4r7z: via photo-cincy.com:

Then and Now: Summer in the City

Two photos of OTR children playing in the neighborhood. The first was taken by Nick Thomas during this year’s Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration. His thoughts on covering OTR and the event are worth a read and can be found at his photo website photo-cincy.com 5chw4r7z’s post on the event informs us that some … Continue reading

A Tavola Pizza and The Cincy Haus

Vine Street has two new residents, A Tavola Pizza bar + trattoria and The Cincy Haus. Here are two photos of the new businesses in the 1200 block of Vine Street. A Tavola Pizza is opening sometime in the next week or so! Photo credit to Katie Clavey (find on twitter @KatieClaveyMMX) And here’s an … Continue reading

OTR Events 5/9-5/15

With Spring comes TONS of stuff to do! Since May is also Bike Month, which means even MORE to do! Below is a compilation of events going on in Cincinnati that are occurring in OTR. If we’ve overlooked an event, please leave a comment with the event and details! Tuesday May 10, 2011 Cincinnati Fashion … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate

Final Friday OTR Skate

This Friday April 29, 2011, is another monthly Final Friday. A new event, Final Friday OTR Skate, will also be taking place in conjunction with the regular Final Friday festivities. Far-I-Rome Productions created the event as part of their overall effort to create “events [that] bridge the gap between audiences and performers by bringing together … Continue reading

OTRview V: Queen City Underground and Newport Gangster Tours

Today, we proudly bring to you an OTRview with Jerome Gels, founder of American Legacy Tours which operates the Queen City Underground Tour, Newport Gangster Tour, Cincinnati Civil War Tour, The Queen City is Haunted Tour, Newport is Haunted, and others. Jerry’s personal history is intertwined with the history of OTR and the city. Professionally, … Continue reading

Bockfest 2011 Sausage Queen

Photo from Thadd F., view more here: Bockfest 2011 Sausage Queen

Bockfest Parade 2011

Photos from Eric Feldman:  

Music at Bockfest

via Music at Bockfest this weekend | Each Note Secure – Saturday night MOTR will be hosting Sugar and Gold from San Fransisco – Saturday at Bockfest Hall The Kentucky Struts are playing – On Sunday night, Bockfest is closed out with live music from No No Knots and Nerves Junior at MOTR starting at 9pm … Continue reading

It’s almost time…

Bockfest weekend begins in less than three hours with the Bockfest Parade! photo credit: Sherman Cahal at abandonedonline.net

A Guide to the Guides to Bockfest 2011

Today’s the day! Bockfest weekend begins at 5:30pm when the Bockfest parade begins its journey from Arnold’s Bar at 210 East 8th Street and steps off on Main Street at 6:00pm toward its destination at Bockfest Hall. It is sure to be a busy weekend with many different events. Here’s a guide to the guides … Continue reading

Become a heritage tour guide in OTR and Newport!

Next Sunday from 3-5pm, the tour company behind these popular tours: Queen City Underground, Newport Gangster, Cincinnati Civil War, Queen City is Haunted, and more are having the first set of interviews for tour guides. They are looking to hire 6 people for either Newport or Cincinnati. They are looking for the following characteristics great public … Continue reading

Bockfest 2011 Map of Venues and Free Shuttle Route

Via Bockfest: To get to all the great Bockfest venues and events, there will be FREE shuttles running from 7PM-1AM on Friday, 10AM-1AM on Saturday, and 11AM-7PM on Sunday. Bockfest Hall is noted in RED on the map below, participating venues are noted in GREEN, public parking is noted in ORANGE, and the FREE shuttle is noted in … Continue reading

Three Ways to Support the OTR Foundation during Bockfest 2011

You’re invited to: OTR Turn-of-the-Century Tours, Bach to Bock Brunch at Memorial Hall, Shop Bock!, and a host of other Bockfest-related events Bockfest is one week away! The Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp. has the primary responsibility for many of Bockfest‘s events. A number of non-profit organizations help make parts of Bockfest happen, including: … Continue reading

Bockfest Cincinnati – T-Shirt Happy Hour Tonight

Bockfest Cincinnati – T-Shirt Happy Hour. The Bock Tee’s Happy Hour will take place on Wednesday , February 23, 2011 from 6PM to 9PM, at Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern. Milton’s is located at 301 Milton Street.

Popular OTR tour to get office and gift shop in Gateway

The Queen City Underground Tour will soon operate out of 1220 Vine St. in the Gateway Quarter. Photo credit: panoramio user BDRUF Lisa Ensminger of Soapbox Cincinnati reports that the popular Queen City Underground and Newport Gangster Tours “will get a permanent home in the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine, opening a new office and shop this … Continue reading

YES Gallery

During January 2011’s Final Friday, YES gallery at 1417 Main Street hosted a “site specific Art & Music show by Mark Warren Jacques” Here is a poster for the event followed by photos from the event as posted at yescincinnati.com and a video from the YES event on Final Friday. A short video of YES from Final … Continue reading

What Lies Beneath OTR

Under OTR lies a labyrinth of tunnels, caves and caverns. Every year, more of these hidden treasures are discovered. During Bockfest they are opened to public for “Prohibition Resistance Tours“; this year, they fall on the weekend of March 5 and 6. For more information, click here and to buy tickets go here. From Soapbox … Continue reading

Bockfest 2011

Bockfest begins four weeks from this weekend!