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Summer Classes and Shows
Please click the Summer Programming tab under "Programming and Events" at the top of this page for a list of shows, programs and classes for the summer.
Appalachian Flow Showcase; a festive, family-style event!
Celebrate our Ohio River watershed and its Greater Cincinnati neighborhood cultures with live music, literature, art, and a heritage food tasting!
Friday, September 1st
6:30-8:30 pm (doors open at 6)
$8pp in advance, $10pp at the door. 18 and under FREE
Enjoy live music, literature, art, and a "home food" tasting in celebration of our local watershed and the ecological and neighborhood cultures that connect to it. This festive family-spirited event joins beloved Cincinnati and Ohio artists, writers, and musicians alongside young talent.
Creative sharing by:
Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, Pauletta Hansel, Dick Hague, Sherry Cook Stanforth, Sara Moore Wagner, Michael Thompson, Tangled Roots, The Farmer and the Crow, and more
Originary Arts Initiative
Urban Appalachian Community Coalition
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
Blues Dance Cincinnati
Blues Dance Cincinnati: Blues and Swing Night
Tuesday, May 16, April 25, June 6; July 21, August 15, August 25, 9/12, 9/19, 10/10, 10/24
7pm Lesson, 8-10pm Open Dance; $10 at the door
Absolute Beginners and all ages welcome!
Blues dancing is an umbrella term for a family of historical and modern dances done to blues music. Rooted in African movement, blues dance places a high value on improvisation, rhythm, polyrhythm, and solo movements. Most partner dance forms have risen from cultural groups during periods of growth and creativity.
Join us on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 for an hour long lesson on Ballroomi'n blues and learn to dance to artists like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and even modern jazz and blues artists.
$10 cover includes the lesson and 2 hour dance afterwards.
No experience or partner required.
The event is BYOB.
If you have questions you can call or text Sarah at 513-503-3300.
First Fridays on Eastern Avenue
Shop local businesses the first Friday of every month and enjoy samples, discounts, giveaways and live entertainment at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum!
May 5 6:00pm Cincy Opera Share the Love Truck
June 2 Daring Pairings wine sampler
July 7 New Liberty Orchestra
August 4 Cincinnati Shakespeare Co: A Comedy of Errors
September 1st Originally Arts: Arts Showcase or Live Bands
Community BINGO Night
2/3/23, 8/11/23, 11/17 6pm
APRIL BINGO IS CANCELED
Join us for our community BINGO night at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum.
Community BINGO at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum Friday, 2/3/22 at 6pm.
Join us for a night of BINGO fun! 15 games will be played, three cards per game. Admission is $20.
Lunch and Learn: Crown Trails
Lunch and Learn: Presented by Cincinnati Rotary
3738 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45226
November 16, 2023; Noon-1:30pm
$28pp; includes lunch
Enjoy lunch from Jeff Thomas Catering while hearing from guest speakers Jan and Wym Portman from Tri-State Trails about CROWN!
CROWN, the Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network, is a vision for a 100+ mile active transportation network, made up of a combination of multi-use trails and on-road bike lanes. Anchored by a 34-mile trail loop that's physically separated from car traffic, this walkable and bikeable network will connect more than 356,000 people in 54 communities to major destinations like parks, schools, and centers for employment, retail, recreation and entertainment.
When complete, CROWN will form a network with the following trails in development: Wasson Way, Ohio River Trail East, Little Miami Scenic Trail, Ohio River Trail West, Mill Creek Greenway Trail, and Canal Bikeway. Building the CROWN will transform Cincinnati into a leading destination to live, work, and play by linking our regional trails and reconnecting our neighborhoods.
Art Workshops with The Collective
Art Classes at The Carnegie Center Hosted by The Collective
We started an amazing to partnership with The Collective on Eastern Ave. to offer up a variety of classes taught by our beloved artists for the community. ❤️
Please join us for one or more of theses awesome classes offered below.
May 28th @ 1 PM ~ Shibori Dye Class with Julie Amann
July 9th @ 1 PM ~ Beginner Watercolors with Lauren Connolly
July 16th @ 1 PM ~ Block Printmaking with Kaitlin Moon
July 30th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Planters with Abby Chavez
August 13th @ 1 PM ~ Beginner Watercolors with Lauren Connolly
August 27th @ 1 PM ~ Glass Etching with Abby Chavez
September 10th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Tumblers with Abby Chavez
October 15th @ 1 PM ~ Alcohol Ink Coasters with Abby Chavez
New Liberty Orchestra and Dance
New Liberty Orchestra Concert and Dance
April 23, July 22, December 10, 2-5pm
Live 12 piece band! Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. Whether you choose to whirl around the dance floor or take in the sights and sounds you’ll enjoy this event! $15pp at the door
Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s. The Carnegie Center is hosting the NLDO and you're invited! Ragtime, hot jazz, and the roots of swing are what's on tap - enjoy a nice coda to your weekend, whether you choose to whirl around the dance floor or take in the sights and sounds for a Sunday afternoon concert, all are invited.
Admission is $15 cash or card to enjoy this 12 piece band. If you plan to dance, please bring dance shoes or leather-soled shoes only, at least on the floor. Carnegie Center has just restored and renovated their floor, so let's help keep it nice!
Monday/Wednesdays at 2pm
Thursdays at 1pm
Register by emailing: bwilliams@Muchmorethanameal.org
Community Holiday Party
Community Holiday Party
December 3, 12-3pm
A Suessified Christmas Carol at 1pm, The Children's Theatre
The Children's Theatre
performed by The Children's Theatre
“Dreams are what you make them” in this new adaptation of the classic children’s fantasy. Geppetto, a lonely Italian toymaker, dreams of having a family, but when his wish is unexpectedly granted, he is shocked to be in the company of a talking puppet! When the two don’t quite get along, Pinocchio ventures off on his own… Now, it’s up to Geppetto to shape up and save Pinocchio from danger in this comedic cat-and-dog chase around Europe. Join Pinocchio as he learns important lessons in honesty and morality, while Geppetto has a few lessons to learn on growing up as well…
45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session!
Pop-Up Produce FREE
Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series
OUTDOOR Produce Pop-UP provided by the Freestore Foodbank on 3/14, 4/18, 5/9, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12; 1pm: open until food is gone
The current pandemic has had far reaching affects on the financial stability of many families across economic boundaries. Therefore there are no financial prerequisites to receive free produce. Bring a bag or box to select and carry your free produce. Please spread the word to your neighbors. If you or someone you know is in need of free produce but cannot attend in person, email us so we can drop a box of produce off: email@example.com.
We are also in need of volunteers that day to help set-up, serve clients. Shifts from 1:30-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-6:30pm and driver drop offs needed. Limited volunteers for efficient social distancing. Masks required.
Register to volunteer at
Performed by Playhouse in the Park
November 5, 1pm
Adapted by TREY TATUM
Based on the book by MARGERY WILLIAMS
This treasured childhood classic comes to life in a world premiere adaptation! During the everyday ups and downs of playing with his big sister, a young boy discovers his favorite toy – a velveteen rabbit – to be a source of courage and love. Whether you’ve known this story since you were a child or this is your first interaction with The Velveteen Rabbit, you will enjoy this charming tale about resilience, the power of love and the strength that can be found in playing pretend.
Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
Daring Pairings: Wine Tasting Classes
with Somolier, Michael Swartzman
Daring Pairings Classes FALL 2023: 9/16. 10/2. 10/16. 11/13. 11/27. 12/11
Tickets $50 single, $90 couples
New for this Semester…
Ticket “Bundles” Package of 3 Tickets (any 3 classes) $125 single, $250 for couples
Contact Michael directly for “Package” options @513 550 3691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CT Historical Society
NEXT MEETING: 11/20 at 1pm at The Carnegie Center of CT- email@example.com
Join the Columbia Tusculum Historical Society, which is a club organized by The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum to preserve and pass on historical information about Columbia Tusculum- Cincinnati’s Oldest Neighborhood. Requirements to join include attendance of two meetings per year, documentation of one historical assignment, and volunteering at one society event. To join, email Dinese Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda for 11/20:
Initiate the request for historical markers: Landing site of original pioneers, Baptist Church, and more
Opportunity for either 1788 event or Victorian Christmas 2023
Book status update and sharing of chapter 1
A treasure of old photos, documents, and antiques from Kellogg House on Eastern Ave. to look through and enjoy!!
Review Website Updates
Rotary Club 17 Euchre will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, hosted by Anthony Ricciardi at Carnegie Center (3738 Eastern Ave, 45226). All levels of playing ability are welcome. Please feel free to bring your spouse and/or a guest…the more the merrier! Arrive at 6:30 p.m., play begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring an appetizer/snack/dessert to share, $5.00 entrance and quarters, in case you get euchred. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 21, 2023, to email@example.com or call/text 513-260-7101, if you’d like to play.
Hugo West Theatricals
UTOPIA, OHIO - A New Musical
performed by Hugo West Theatricals
August 3 - 10, 2023
The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 9, 7:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 7:30pm
Tickets $24 ($12 Students) - Seating is General Admission
America’s first anarchist. A séance-leading abolitionist. A cult who believed that the oceans would turn to lemonade and humans would grow “long and useful tails.” Each of these was responsible for founding strange, remarkable, idealistic communities in Ohio in the 1840s. And all three communities were founded in the same location: 30 miles east of Cincinnati in a place known as Utopia, Ohio. And for the first time, their story is being told in dramatic form.
UTOPIA, OHIO is a new musical following the rise and fall of three little-known utopian experiments through the voices of individuals whose lives led them there: a widowed woman shoemaker, a Black man who escapes enslavement with his family and a Jewish immigrant fleeing persecution. Featuring gifted actors playing their own instruments and a bevy of historical images, the musical bursts with emotion and longing felt by everyday people marginalized in the young and rapidly changing United States.
Featuring Jennie Malone*, Jeremiah Savon Jackson, Zack Steele*, Brad Myers and Linsey Rogers
Directed by Zack Steele
Assistant Direction & Dramaturgy - Deondra Means
Costumes - Jim Stump
Stage Management - Clare Jaymes
Written and Produced by Joshua Steele
Performances at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
3738 Eastern Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226
Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Tour de France Wine Tasting
MARCH 24, 2023; 7:30-10PM
** NO AT-DOOR ADMISSIONS, PREREGISTRATIONS ONLY
Join in a special wine tasting event that will include a wine tasting / brief education on 3 famous wine regions in France, and there clearly differentiated wine profiles… what differentiates them, how are they different, and why are they different?
We will explore the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Côtes du Rhône. All famous “old world” wines with great histories, famous styles, and wonderful “food wines”! Both white and red versions from these regions will be offered along side delicious “lite bites”.
Admission includes tastings of 6 wines, lite bites, instruction, music and time to socialize!
Join to taste, learn, and experience these gems!
ADMISSION IS $35pp IN ADVANCE