Here are local events to check out the week of Oct. 28 through Nov. 3:
“The Jungle Book”
A cast of five actors, courtesy of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Series, will perform a modern retelling of the Rudyard Kipling classic about a young “man-cub” and the jungle animals who seek to either protect or devour him. See it at the Lebanon Theatre Company, 10 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon, on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 (adults) and $5 (children). For more information, call 513-228-0932 or visit www.ltcplays.com.
Boo Fest at Liberty Center
This family-friendly Halloween party includes a pet parade, live music, pumpkin painting, a magic show, and trick-or-treating. Check it out at Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., on Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-644-0900 or visit www.liberty-center.com.
Hanover Haunted Harvest for Kids
This kid-oriented fall event includes candy, refreshments, a costume contest, and a pumpkin decorating contest for kids aged 2 and up. Check it out at Hanover Township Park, 2595 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton, on Oct. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-896-9059 or visit www.hanovertownshipohio.org.
The Ghosts of Benninghofen
Benninghofen is an Italianate home built in the 1860s. Its primary inhabitant is Wilhelmina Benninghofen. Trouble is, she passed away in 1890. Ghost hunters are encouraged to bring their own equipment to commune with her and other spirits. If you don’t have equipment, divining rods will be available onsite. Check it out at Benninghofen House, 327 N. 2nd St., Hamilton, on Oct. 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. Reservations are required and open only to members of the Butler County Historical Society (you can become a member on the night of the event). For more information, call 513-896-9930.
The Grammy-winning Nelly is the fourth best-selling rap artist in American music history, with 21 million albums sold. His last album was 2013’s “M.O.” See him at BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky., on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$103 plus $10 for parking. For more information, call 859-442-2652 or visit www.thebbtarena.com.
A holiday classic that’s up there with “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol,” this musical version of the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney follows two WWII veterans who form a successful song-and-dancing team after the war. On their way to their Christmas show in Vermont, they try to romance a pair of singing sisters. See it at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, on Nov. 1-Dec. 30. There are matinee and evening performances on Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays. Tickets are $30-$75. For more information and suggested arrival times, call 800-677-9505 or visit www.lacomedia.com.
Dailey & Vincent
This bluegrass group has won 13 International Bluegrass Music Association awards and has been nominated for two Grammys. They’ve released eight albums, the latest being 2017’s “Patriots & Poets.” See them at the Dave Finkelman Auditorium at Miami University-Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd., Middletown, on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$32. For more information, call 513-529-3200 or visit www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will perform this classic fairy tale about a miller’s daughter, her boastful father, a handsome prince, and the miracle of spinning straw into gold. See it at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.
Maureen McGovern: A Long Winding Road
Maureen McGovern is a singer and Broadway actress best known for singing the theme songs for the films, “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno.” Her latest album, “A Long Winding Road,” is a tribute to 1960s songwriters such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Lennon-McCartney. See her at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.
“Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue”
In this live theater version of the popular animated preschool series, the pups of Paw Patrol must run a race and rescue their mayor, learning lessons about citizenship and problem-solving along the way. See it at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on Nov. 3-4. Performance times are noon and 2 p.m. Saturday and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23-$138. For more information, call 513-421-4111 or visit www.usbankarena.com.
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