"Bodies: The Exhibition" is the much talked about exhibit of real human bodies and body parts. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays), Feb. 1-Sept. 1. $23, $26.50 paired with the Omnimax film The Human Body. (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.com.

Mary's Wedding is a drama set against the backdrop of World War I. Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee Saturday and 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. matinees Sunday, Feb. 6-24. $32 adults, $29 full-time students (with an I.D.) and seniors (65 plus), and $16 for children 12 and younger. (513) 421-3555 or www.cincyetc.com.

It's all free. Cincinnati's "Fine Arts Sampler Weekend" showcases a hundred events and performances. At various venues all day Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9-10. Free. (513) 871-2787 or www.fineartsfund.org.

Don't miss a rare tour of the Playhouse in the Park's Scenery Shop, which is open to the public just once a year. Playhouse Scenery Shop, across from the Cadillac dealership, 2872 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills. 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Free. (513) 345-2242 or www.cincyplay.com.

The exhibit "Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum" showcases 40 historic quilts from this Vermont museum. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mt. Adams. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (the museum is closed Monday and open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday), Feb. 16-June 1. Free. (513) 721-5204 or www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. 719 Race St., downtown. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22-March 16. $26, $22 seniors, $20 students. (513) 381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com.

"From Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper" displays American watercolor masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., downtown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Feb. 22-May 11. $8, $6 for seniors and students, free to those 18 and younger (free admission to all on Wednesday). (513) 241-0343 or www.taftmuseum.org.

The John Cowan Band performs as part of the Miami Hamilton Artist Series. Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. $20, children $12. (513) 529-3200 or www.tickets.muohio.edu.

The 137th incarnation of the "Greatest Show on Earth," Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, comes to town. U.S. Bank Arena, Pete Rose Way at Broadway, downtown. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27-March 2. $14-$80. (513) 562-4949 or www.ringling.com.

The Children's Theatre presents Robin Hood. Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 29-March 2. $7 to $18. (513) 569-8080, ext. 10, or www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

At the annual Cincinnati Home & Garden Show, the "Show Gardens Presented by Frontgate" display 20 gardens and the Better Living Design Center helps you find an architect, builder or contractor. Duke Energy Convention Center, Fifth and Elm streets, downtown. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. other weekdays (closed Monday and Tuesday), March 1-9. $11 adults, $3 children 13 and younger. (513) 281-0022 or www.hartproductions.com.

Doubt, the winner of the Pulitzer and Tony awards for drama, examines the blurry line between gossip and reality at a Bronx Catholic school. RembrantThe Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park Circle, Mt. Adams. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 4-April 4. $41.50 to $54.50. (513) 421-3888 or www.cincyplay.com.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor Paavo Jarvi present "Beloved Tchaikovsky," featuring violinist Sayaka Shoji. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8. $18.50 to $76.75. (513) 381-3300 or www.cincinnatisymphony.org. A bit of the Louvre comes to Cincinnati when the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibits three Rembrandt masterpieces. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mt. Adams. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (the museum is closed Monday and open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday), March 8-May 21. $5, free to children 5 and younger. (513) 721-5204 or www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. 

Vrroooom! The 48th annual Cavalcade of Customs - the largest custom car show locally - roars into town. Among the autos on parade are "Lightning McQueen" from the movie Cars, a '77 Camaro from Transformers, and a Vampyre bubble-top. Duke Energy Convention Center, Fifth and Elm streets. 3:00-10:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, MarchCars 14-16. $13, $5 for ages 6 to 12. (859) 331-7181 or www.autorama.com.

"Freedom's Sisters" celebrates the lives of 20 African-American women, from Harriet Tubman to Coretta Scott King, who were key to the civil rights movement. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday), March 15 through spring. Admission price to be announced. (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.com.

The Celtic Lands Culture Fest offers a sampling of the music, dance and food of Ireland and more. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16. Free. (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.com.

The world premiere of A Sleeping Country, winner of the Kaplan New Play Prize, is a comedy about sleep lost and hope found. The Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park Circle, Mt. Adams. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 22-April 20. $41.50-$54.50. (513) 421-3888 or www.cincyplay.com.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has been Scrooged! First, the troupe presents the Bard's King Lear in March, with actor Bruce Cromer (think Scrooge in the Playhouse's A Christmas Carol) in the lead role. Then, in its next production, Long Day's Journey Into Night, the former Playhouse Scrooge, Joneal Joplin, takes a turn with Dale Hodges (who also performs in Carol each year). 719 Race St., downtown. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28-April 20 for Lear and May 2-25 for Journey. $26, $22 seniors, $20 students. (513) 381-2273 or www.cincyshakes.com.

Drink no wine before its time, as the saying goes. And that time would be this month, when you can sample the "Grand Tastings" at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. Duke Energy Convention Center, Fifth & Elm streets, downtown. 6:30 to 9 p.m. (plus selected afternoon events) Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. $65-$70. (513) 723-9463 or www.winefestival.com.

Charlie The Children's Theatre presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Taft Theatre, Fifth and Sycamore streets. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 11-13. $7-$18. (513) 569-8080, ext. 10, or www.thechildrenstheatre.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Cincinnati Zoo's new 4-D Special FX Theater is now showing Animal Adventure 4-D and Dino 4-D. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. 5 to 9 p.m. daily. $13 adults, $11 senior citizens and $8 children ages 2 to 12. Admission to the 4-D movie is an additional $6. (513) 475-6124 or www.cincinnatizoo.org.

Broadway Across America's Wicked comes through town. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 605 Walnut St., downtown. $56-$66. (800) 294-1816 or www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

"Designed to Dazzle" exhibits elegant jewelry from Tiffany & Co. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mt. Adams. Free. (513) 721-5204 or www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Dazzle

"Rivers, Roads, Rails and Runways" examines our transportation heritage. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park, Covington. $6 seniors and $4 children. (859) 491-4003 or www.bcmuseum.org.

The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead involves very desperate housewives. The Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park Circle, Mt. Adams. $41.50-$54.50. (513) 421-3888 or www.cincyplay.com.

"Graphic Content" examines modern art through the eyes of Ralston Crawford and Margaret Wenstrup. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5.50 students, $4.50 children 3-13. Free Monday night after 5 p.m. (513) 345-8400 or www.ContemporaryArtsCenter.org.

"Surrounded by Sharks" is an unnerving introduction to the most menacing predators on the planet. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. $17.95 adults, $10.95 children ages 3 to 12. (859) 261-7444 or www.newportaquarium.com.

The Omnimax film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure is a world premiere. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $7.25 adults, $6.25 seniors, $5.25 children (3-12). (513) 287-7000 or www.cincymuseum.com.

Various exhibits examine the history of slavery in America as well as the quest for freedom around the globe today. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way and Second Street, at the foot of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, downtown. $12 adults, $10 seniors (age 60 plus), $8 children ages 6-12. (513) 333-7500 or www.freedomcenter.org.

"Pete: The Exhibit" is the first major public celebration of the Hit King's career, and includes 300 pieces of memorabilia such as signed baseballs, cards, bats and more. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, 100 Main St., downtown. $8, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12. (513) 765-7923.