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July Events in Cincinnati


July Events in Cincinnati

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Yoga With The Masters

When: July 5, 6-7:15 p.m.

Where: Cincinnati Art Museum

What: Werner Hildebrand, a teacher at yogahOMe will lead students through breathing exercises, yoga postures, and meditation in a gallery at the museum. Participants are asked to wear lightweight clothing (come dressed for class - changing facilities are not available) and to bring their own mat, if possible.

Concertnova: The Art of Dance

When: July 6, 7:30-9 p.m.

Where: Cincinnati Art Museum

What: From the website: Set in the Art Museum's Alice Bimel Courtyard, the glorious Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and mystical Cave of the Heart by Samuel Barber comes alive in their original versions. Commissioned by trailblazing choreographer Martha Graham in the 1940's, these works take on new life with new choreography by Heather Britt and dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet.

Britt, a Cincinnati native, owns and runs the wildly popular Rhythm and Motion held weekly at the Cincinnati Ballet and other locations around Cincinnati. Britt is currently a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University and a teacher/choreographer with the Cincinnati Ballet and Uptown Arts.

Ricky Nye Summertime Blues Party

When: July 9, 8 p.m.

Where: The Southgate House

What: Local Blues pianist Ricky Nye hosts the Summertime Blues Party every July. This year's guests include fellow Blues musicians Sean Carney, Chris Douglas, and Brian Aylor, who will make up Nye's rhythm section for the evening. Singer and guitarist Micah Kesselring, who specializes in Delta, Appalacian, and Piedmont styles will open the show.

Cincy Apparel T-Shirt Market

When: July 15

Where: Cincinnati Fountain Square

What: Fountain Square celebrates Cincinnati with a T-shirt mini-market offering all kinds of Cincinnati-themed shirts. The market will feature dozens of T-shirts by small, local designers and printers as well as unique shirts featuring favorite Cincinnati landmarks and "locals-only" inside jokes. Several vendors will take part in the festival, including Park + Vine, Cincinnati Bengals Pro Shop, and Anonymous Skate Shop & Unheardof.

Browngrass Festival

When: July 16

Where: Rabbit Hash

What: The Second Annual Browngrass Festival, benefitting WNKU 89.7 FM radio, will feature two stages of live music by bands including Mack West, The Tillers, and Shiney & the Spoon. The event also promises "plenty of adult beverages and lip-smackin' food from the Scalded Hog Riverside Café."

Cincy Triathalon

When: July 24

Where: Cincinnati's Sawyer Point

What: The Cincy Triathlon includes a swim is downstream in the Ohio River, a bike course that runs along Columbia Parkway (the website calls this "deceptively difficult,"), and along the Ohio River, through Friendship Park on Riverside Drive, and over the Purple People Bridge to Kentucky before returning to the finish line at Sawyer Point. Note: All participants must be registered by July 20 and be annual members of USA Triathlon or purchase a one day insurance license (included with entry).

Macy's Music Festival

When: July 29 and July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Paul Brown Stadium

What: Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival when it was first held in 1962, the Macy's Music Festival has grown and evolved into a spectacular two-day event on Cincinnati's riverfront. Starting out as an all-jazz concert, it has evolved and grown into a two-day festival featuring great music from the hottest stars in R&B, jazz, soul, and hip-hop, as well as up and coming artists.

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