10 fun events coming soon to check out in southwest Ohio

The Miami University Regionals Artist Series will present Over the Rhine on Sat., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Parrish Auditorium in Hamilton. CONTRIBUTED/KYLIE WILKERSON

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The Miami University Regionals Artist Series will present Over the Rhine on Sat., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Parrish Auditorium in Hamilton. CONTRIBUTED/KYLIE WILKERSON

Ten things to experience around the region:

Footlighters to present “The Savannah Sipping Society”

Fairfield Footlighters will present “The Savannah Sipping Society,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Feb. 22-23, and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive.

This laugh-a-minute comedy is about the hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, of four middle-aged, Southern women, who discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment — realizing it’s never too late to make new old friends. Rated PG for mild language and adult situations. For more information, call 513-867-5348.

OxACT to perform “The 39 Steps”

OxACT will present “The 39 Steps,” Feb. 17, and Feb. 22-24 at the Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and people have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This comedy is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, missing fingers, handcuffs and some good old-fashioned romance.

For more information, call 513-523-6228 or go to www.oxarts.org.

Theatre to hold “The Jungle Books Kids”

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will present Disney’s “The Jungle Books KIDS,” Feb. 17, and Feb. 22-24 at Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati. The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s “The Jungle Book KIDS.” Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and songs from the animated movie. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, the “Man-Cub” Mowgli, bounds through the jungle and learns what it means to be human.

For more information, go to www.thechildrenstheatre.com or call 513-569-8080.

Dayton Auto Show

The Dayton Automobile Dealers Association brings new vehicles and the latest interactive technologies to consumers and car enthusiasts at the 2019 Dayton Auto Show. The annual event, presented by Dayton Daily News and Springfield News-Sun, will feature the newest models from more than 28 manufacturers and a chance to win a two-year lease on a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, presented by the Miami Valley Chevrolet Dealers. The show will run from Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, February 24 at the Dayton Convention Center.

For more information on the event and contest details visit http://daytonautoshow.com.

Verity Traditions planned

Miami University Regionals’ Verity Traditions with the Cincinnati Museum Center present The Age of Steel, 1895-1920 at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Verity Lodge, Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd. The turn of the 20th century marks a significant transition in the evolution of building architecture.

Verity Tradition is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513-727-3472 or email orthrm@MiamiOH.edu.

Cho at Funny Bone

Margaret Cho will be at the Funny Bone Comedy Club Liberty from Feb. 22-23. Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margaret’s father a Korean joke book writer.

Funny Bone Comedy Club Liberty is at 7518 Bales St., Space A120, Liberty Twp. For more information, go to www.liberty.funnybone.com or call 513-779-5233.

Church to hold concerts

Eric Church - Double Down Tour will be held Feb. 22-23 at U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati. Church’s 2019 Double Down Tour will see this month’s American Songwriter cover artist perform six albums worth of material across two very different nights of music.

For more information or tickets, go to www.usbankarena.com.

Over the Rhine coming to Regionals

Over the Rhine will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Parrish Auditorium on Miami Regionals’ Hamilton Campus, 1601 University Blvd. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist launched Over the Rhine as a quartet in the spring of 1989, naming it after where they lived and first wrote together, a historic, bohemian neighborhood in Cincinnati. When you listen to Over the Rhine, you quickly fall under the spell of Karin’s compelling voice, ethereal and earthy at once, and then you notice their subtle, satisfying arrangements, all the instruments so exquisitely balanced, and finally, the lines of the songs start hitting you.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $28 for seniors, faculty and staff, students and children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice or by calling 513-529-3200 ext. 1.

MadCap Puppets presents “The Great Space Caper”

Deerfield Twp. and The Arts Alliance have partnered to bring a Performing Arts Series to the community. The next performance of the series is MadCap Puppets: The Great Space Caper, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kings High School Auditorium. Tickets are $2 person. Children under 2 are free.

For more information or tickets, go to http://bit.ly/2EIgTwb.

Guest bartenders at distilling company

Guest Bartenders from Women Enriching Lives committee will be at the White Dog Distilling Company located at 1357 Central Ave. for First Friday in Middletown on March 1. Jo Ashworth and Brenda Gehm will bartend from 6 to 8 p.m., and Susan and David Farrish will bartend from 8 to 10 p.m.

All tips raised will benefit the Women Enriching Lives Dolly Parton Imagination Library Fund that is located at the Middletown Community Foundation. Children who are registered from birth until their 5th birthday and living in the Edgewood, Franklin, Madison, Middletown or Monroe School Districts receive a book.

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