MONTCLAIR, NJ - MAY 05: Actor Nick Offerman arrives at the Montclair Film Festival on May 5, 2018 in Montclair, NJ. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Montclair Film Festival)
Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Montclair Film
Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Montclair Film

See this man’s amazing comedy and beard, and 9 other things to do in the area this week

Here are 10 fun local events to check out this week in the region:

 

Nick Offerman

Best known for his roles on “Parks and Recreation” and “Fargo,” Nick Offerman also does a bit of stand-up comedy. See him at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on April 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

Craig Robinson

The actor/comedian, known for his roles on “The Office,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and “This Is The End,” is bringing his stand-up comedy to our backyard at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Twp., on April 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35-$60. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.

Dog Gone Bone Hunt

The family dog has typically been left out of Easter egg hunts. To rectify this injustice, your pooch is invited to sniff out eggs containing dog treats scattered throughout the park. Dog-friendly vendors will be onsite and every dog will go home with an extra toy. Check it out at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton, on April 14 from noon-3 p.m. Admission is $6 per dog. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.yourmetroparks.net.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will perform this fantastical comedy about young lovers and a group of amateur actors wandering into an enchanted forest. Check it out at Parrish Auditorium at the Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, on April 16 at 7 p.m. No tickets are required. For more information, contact 513-785-3030.

 

Mandolin Orange

This Americana folk duo has toured throughout the United States and Europe. They’ve released six albums, the latest being “Tides of a Teardrop,” released in February. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on April 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22-$25. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

Boney James

With four Grammy nominations and four gold records, this saxophonist and composer is considered a jazz superstar. See him at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27.50-$58.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

Jeff Tweedy: Warm Tour

Jeff Tweedy, best known as the singer and guitarist for the celebrated indie rock band Wilco, is touring in support of his latest solo album, “Warm.” See him at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$85. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Celtic Woman

This vocal ensemble combines traditional Celtic songs with modern ones. Their latest album, “Ancient Land,” celebrates the Irish tradition of storytelling through song. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on April 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $43-$154. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

Easter Eggstravaganza

This massive Easter egg hunt will feature over 1,000 eggs and is open to children 12 and younger. Kids will be divided by age and local businesses will pass out treats and coupons. Check it out at Skatetown USA, 8730 N. Pavilion Drive, West Chester, on April 20 from noon-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-874-9855 or visit www.skatetownusa.us.

Easter Egg Hunt & Hike

This Easter egg hunt combines treats with education. After finding their eggs, kids will tour the pioneer village and take a short hike, learning how to identify native birds, eggs, and nests. Check it out at Caesar Creek State Park Nature Center, 4006 Pioneer Village Rd., Waynesville, on April 20 at 1 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, email caesarnaturecenter@gmail.com.

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