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Positive Exposure
Oct. 1-Jan. 1, 2012
More than 50 photographs by former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti will be on display in the Cultural Gallery. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.org.

As You Like It
Oct. 1"”Nov. 6
Shakespeare's romantic comedy is a classic tale of boy meets girl, who is dressed as a boy. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati. (513) 421-3888 or www.cincyplay.com.

Dinosaurs Alive!
Through October
Check out more than 60 towering dinosaurs in a spectacular outdoor Jurassic forest setting. Kings Island, Kings Island Drive, Mason. (513) 754-7500 or www.visitkingsisland.com.

Hyde Park Art Show
Oct. 2
The 45th annual Hyde Park Art Show features more than 200 exhibitors in painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, crafts and multi-media. Hyde Park Square at intersection of Edwards Road and Erie Avenue. www.hydeparksquare.org.

Realms of Intimacy
Oct. 1"”Jan. 2012
Examine miniaturist paintings, a stylistic foundation of art in Pakistan. Featuring work by Ambreen Butt, Faiza Butt, Imran Qureshi, Nusra Qureshi and Saira Wasim. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati. (513) 345-8400 or

Bits and Pieces
Through Oct. 7
Exhibit features artists John Bavaro, John Koverman, Leslie Nichols, Kim Rae Taylor, Rondle West and Lathan Vargason. Free. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. (859) 491-2030 or www.thecarnegie.com.

Of Myth and Rings
Oct. 8
This musical performance draws on Norse mythology, with scores taken from The Lord of the Rings, and Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung opera. 8 p.m. $10-28. Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, Ky. (859) 431-6216 or www.kyso.org.

Cincinnati Meets the Beatles
Through Oct. 9
A special exhibition "Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 &1966," highlights the Fab Four's two visits to Greater Cincinnati. The exhibit features the photography of Gordon Baer. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington, Ky. (859) 491-4003 or www.bcmuseum.org.

Oct. 12"”Nov. 20
An ambitious wife drives her husband to murder and madness. A dark tragedy about the high price of power. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati. (513) 381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com.

Oct. 12"”30
In this haunting regional premiere, novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation as if he never stopped talking. Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St., Cincinnati. (513) 421-3555 or www.cincyetc.com.

I Love a Piano
Oct. 13"”Nov. 6
Follow the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present, celebrating the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $20-23. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati.
(513) 241-6550 or www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/ccpa.

Global Pulse
Oct. 14"”15
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra revels in tangos and Spanish dance, romance, tragedy and adventure, with 2005 Singer of the World Nicole Cabell starring as Shéhérazade. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati.
(513) 381-3300 or www.cincinnatipops.org.

The Wizard of Oz
Oct. 14"”16, 22
Stroll down the Yellow Brick Road to revisit a classic with witches, songs and magic ruby slippers. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. (513) 569-8080 or www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

Widespread Panic
Oct. 16
This will be the Southern rock jam band's last tour before going on hiatus. Catch them while you can. PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 232-6220 or www.riverbend.org.

Dead Man's Cell Phone
Oct. 19"”23
This "beguiling new comedy" (New York Times) touches on death, redemption, morality and the need for connection in our hyper-technological age. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, Ohio. (513) 863-8873 or www.fittoncenter.org.

The Rusty Ball
Oct. 22
The Rusty Ball returns for the fourth annual charitable auction and concert. The Rusty Griswolds, selected as the 2010 "Best Local Band" by Cincy, revive classics of the '80s with a rocking beat. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati. (513) 419-7300 or www.therustyball.com or www.duke-energycenter.com.

Oct. 22"”23
"The greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline," says Rolling Stone. This Kentucky native and five-time Grammy winner joins the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for a memorable performance. Music Hall,
1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. (513) 381-3300 or www.cincinnatipops.org.

Doggie Halloween
Oct. 23
Poodles and pugs will trick or treat through MainStrasse Village for the Halloween Dog Costume Pawrade. Free. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Covington, Ky. (859) 491-0458 or www.mainstrasse.org.

Man of 10,000 Sounds
Oct. 27-30
Michael Winslow, most recognized for his role in Police Academy, is known as the "Man of 10,000 Sound Effects" who can create the sound of soggy sneakers, jet engines and cell phones using nothing more than his voice. Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky. (859) 957-2000 or www.funnyboneonthelevee.com.

Walk for a Just Community
Oct. 29
The 13th annual 5K walk/run supports BRIDGES for a Just Community. Lunch and post celebration with dance troupes, choirs and local artists. Certified 5K Freedom Run at 9:50 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m. $25 for runners; free for walkers. Owl's Nest Park, 1998 Madison Road, O'Bryonville, Ohio. (513) 381-4660 or www.bridgescincinnati.org.

Oct. 29
This annual celebration educates participants about bats and the importance of their conservation. Free for members, $12.50 adults, $11.50 seniors (60+), $8.50 children (ages 3-12). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.org.

Jefferson in Paris
Oct. 30
Two-time Grammy award nominee and star violinist Philippe Quint (shown right) opens the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's season with "Violin Concerto No. 5" by Mozart. Mayerson Theater, The School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati. (513) 723-1182 or çwww.ccocincinnati.org.

Matthew Monahan
Through Oct. 30
Exhibit of unusual sculpture works created by Matthew Monahan from unmatched spare parts and covered with glitter, wax and spray paint. Contemporary Arts Center, 4 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati. (513) 345-8400 or www.contemporaryartscenter.org.

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