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The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum hosts a range of social, cultural and educational events all year long. See below, or email to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter.

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Summer Classes and Shows

Appalachian Flow 

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 


Co-sponsors -

Originary Arts Initiative

Place Keepers

Urban Appalachian Community Coalition

Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum

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Blues Dance Cincinnati

Blues Dance  Cincinnati: Blues and Swing Night

open dance

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

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 


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

Ages 55+

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

Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum , 3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati

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!

Tai Chi

       Monday/Wednesdays at 2pm

Line Dancing

        Thursdays at 1pm 


Register by emailing:

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

9/24, 1pm

“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…  

ages 4+

45-minute storytelling experience, including a Q&A session!

Pop-Up Produce FREE

Playhouse in the Park: Off the Hill Series

Daring Pairings

 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:


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


Velveteen Rabbit

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

CT Historical Society

NEXT MEETING: 11/20 at 1pm at The Carnegie Center of CT-

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

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 Euchre

Euchre Tournament
September 26

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 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

Purchase Tickets Here


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


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!


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