10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 17th: Ballet, Safari Tours, Wild Food and MORE!
OnCincy.com proudly presents a brand-new new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Cincinnati this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in Cincinnati – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition of Fun10Cincy on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Virtual TEDxCincinnati Circle
Join TEDxCincinnati on Mondays for virtual TEDxCincinnati Circles. They will be watching a short TED video together and then discussing to promote community and engagement over what we love… TED Talks! This is a great time to connect with the TEDxCincinnati team and fellow community members!
THIS IS A FREE EVENT! However, you must register each week using the link provided. We will be using the video conferencing platform Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upEud-Cupz8qtIlnqbTqFQuQr3sk4J-h8A
Virtually Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival
Throughout May Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival will be showcasing the small businesses, charities, organizations and artists who would have been at the 2020 Festival, by posting a little about each one on the Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival’s Facebook page (@reallywildfestival).
Follow Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival to find out more about this year’s stallholders and the amazing products they have to offer.
Starts Friday 1st May!
This event is online only! You don’t need to leave your house.
Miles for Mental Health
Every 12 minutes, we lose someone we love to suicide.
Join 1N5.org in pledging to walk, run, dance, or even meditate (yes, meditation counts! We’ll explain that part below.)
12 kilometers, at your own pace, in honor of those we’ve lost and those who continue to fight silent battles every day.
Your participation and donations help provide critical, evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention programming to local students, teachers, and families.
Register NOW – May 31 and RECEIVE a FREE TOTE BAG! Click the TICKET LINK to REGISTER!
*30 MINUTES OF MINDFUL ACTIVITY OR MEDITATION = 1 mile (you’ll need 3.75 hours to complete your 12K but don’t worry, you’ll be going at your own pace!)
The Team with THE MOST MEMBERS & the Team with THE MOST FUNDS RAISED will WIN a PRIVATE ONLINE MINDFULNESS RETREAT that includes guided meditation, calming yoga, and a zen sound bath for all our top Warriors!
Help us Stop the Stigma and Start the Conversation!
Holocaust Speaker Series Via Zoom: Conrad Weiner
This week’s Holocaust Speaker Series presentation, hosted by the Holocaust & Humanity Center, will be available digitally! Join us on Zoom at 11:00 AM to hear a story of life before, during and after the Holocaust presented via Zoom webinar. REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5vk8Lhk0R-Gx4OGQJ24Qug
Sponsored by Margaret & Michael Valentine
Conrad Weiner – Holocaust Survivor
Conrad was born in Storojinetz, a small town in Bucovina, once part of Romania (currently part of the Ukraine) in 1938. After a brief occupation of the region by the Soviet Army in 1941, Romanian authorities in alliance with German forces, started a massive campaign of annihilation and deportation of Jews to Transnistria. They were taken by cattle car, a journey of two days and one night, and then forced to walk for two weeks in snow and mud to the forced labor camp, Budi. Conrad was 3 1/2 years old at the time. While in Budi, Conrad fell very ill. Many of the prisoners advised his mother to give up. Her response was that a mother does not give up on her child. Eventually, he was nursed back to health by his mother. In 1944, at the age of six, Conrad and the 300 surviving prisoners at Budi were 3 liberated by the advancing Soviet Army and repatriated to Romania. In 1946, Romania became a Communist country. It wasn’t until July 1960 that the paperwork was approved and Conrad’s family was able to come to America. He settled in Cincinnati and graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in German and Russian Language and Literature. In 1968, he obtained a M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati on a full-ride scholarship.
Welcome Back Party at Main Event
Main Event Speakeasy (835 Main Street Cincinnati) is opening their doors! And you’re invited to ‘A Social Get Together With Distance’ Welcome Back Party, hosted by Jessica Dimon!
The Welcome Back Party will take place on Thursday May 21. Doors will be open at 10 p.m. for Thirsty Thursday!
For more details on following safety guidelines for this evening, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1204561719887680/.
Ballet from the Living Room with Cincinnati Ballet
Social Distancing and missing ballet or gym classes got you down? We’ve got you covered!
Join Cincinnati Ballet LIVE on Thursdays at 1:00 PM for Ballet from the Living Room with former Cincinnati Ballet Company dancer and current Academy Faculty Courtney Hellebuyck.
We’ll “see” you in class! If you miss the live class, don’t worry. Our classes will be recorded and you’ll be able to view the video at a later date or time. Tag us on social media with your photos and videos and use #CBAtHome.
Equipment needed: A chair or ballet bar
Saturdays at Anderson Township Farmers’ Market
Come join Anderson Township Farmers’ Market for the Best of East Farmers Market every Saturday, starting May 23!
Come experience the finest homegrown produce, plant starts, baked goods, artisan soap, dog treats and more! They will be open from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and will continue every Saturday until October 10.
It is politely requested you join with a face covering.
Twin Valleys: An Improvised Procedural
Twin Valleys: An Improvised Procedural, hosted by Cereally Good Improv and OTRimprov will take place this Saturday May 23 at 8 p.m.
A small city in the middle of nowhere – where you can leave your doors unlocked, your kids can play unattended, and you can trust your neighbor. Until now. Join us for a weekly improvised procedural where we uncover the darkness of… Twin Valleys.
Show is free and will stream on FB Live. Donations graciously appreciated – See ticket link
Episode 3 | The Luggage | May 16 :
Virtual Walking Tour with Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition
Join the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition for a special “Pay What You Can” Virtual Walking Tour!
The Homeless Coalitions Social Justice Walking Tour focuses on the historical and contemporary struggles and successes of the Over-the-Rhine Peoples Movement. This virtual tour will use photography and storytelling to take you through the streets, alleys, and parks of the neighborhood and clarify the meaning and direction of decades of neglect and today’s investment. Learn and see for yourself what gentrification looks like and how displacement affects community members.
Topics covered include:
Housing Laws and Discrimination
Over-the-Rhine Peoples Movement
Hostile Design and Architecture
Privatization and loss of Public Space
Non-profit advocacy and service organizations
Single Room Occupancies (SROs)
Cincinnati’s 2001 Rebellion against police brutality
Gentrification and displacement
We will end with an open discussion. Please join us for this unique experience!
$10 Suggested Donation
We will be using Google Hangouts. Once you purchase a ticket on Brown Paper Tickets, you will receive the Google Hangout link through Brown Paper Tickets.
Home Safari Facebook Lives with Cincinnati Zoo
While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational.
Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
To watch our live videos click here – (https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/live)
There will be a fun activity you can do at home after each video. Click here for past videos and at-home activities – http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/
Stay tuned to OnCincy.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!