Lots of holiday fun at The Children’s Theater this year and it all gets started December 1 with Bah Humbug! A One-Man Christmas Carol at TCT’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road. This show is ideal for adults and kids of all ages. It’s a play on Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic – with a twist. The actor plays every role – from Scrooge to Tiny Tim! So fun!
The Children’s Theatre is also hosting a Cookies with Santa event on December 2 from 1-5 pm. There will also be a special performance of Reindeer Games on the Showtime Stage at 2 and 4 pm. Tickets are $35 per person for that. Bring your camera and get a special holiday photo with The Man in Red, create crafts, enjoy a cookie from the BonBonerie, and make lots of holiday memories!
Then, Santa Claus: The Musical will run from December 8-17 at the Taft Theatre and it’s packed full of fun, energetic, and original Christmas music… and Local12’s Bob Herzog even stars in it! Tickets start at only $10 – definitely a fun, affordable way to get the kids dressed up and go downtown for a theater show that’ll get them in the holiday spirit!
Learn more at https://www.thechildrenstheatre.com/.
Saturday was our 10th Annual Seasonably Chic Showcase and we were SO happy to see you guys brave the cold to come out and support local business owners! Our Fashion Show Sponsor Designer Items & More put on a “Frozen Chic” freeze model fashion show that was seriously AMAZING! Check out pictures from the event below!
Our next event, and our LAST event of 2018, is our Holiday Glam Fashion Show on Dec. 7 at Columbia Plaza! Learn more about the event and gets your tickets early at http://2018HGFS.eventbrite.com.
We’re SO excited to have Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs as the Fashion Show Sponsor at our 2018 Holiday Glam Fashion Show! To get you just as excited – check out this sneak peek of some of her FAB furs! And get your Holiday Glam tickets early at http://2018HGFS.eventbrite.com.
Join Cincinnati Magazine, along with Radio Personality Natalie Jones from Q102 to party with past and present Best of the City issue winners! This is our flagship event and this year, it’s better than ever.
Your General Admission ticket gets you featured food and beverages from winners and sponsors, plus three drink tickets.
Interested in going with a group? Purchase a VIP lounge and receive 10 tickets plus:
- Bottle Service
- Exclusive VIP lounge seating
- Private Appetizer Hour
- Private VIP event entrance
NEW THIS YEAR:
- Live entertainment
- Semi-formal dress code
- Downtown venue: The Transept
- Special guest performances
- Q102 radio host Natalie Jones as official party hostess
- Live music & DJ
- Specialty Cocktails
On Saturday, October 20, JDRF hosted its annual Bourbon & BowTie Bash at the Duke Energy Convention Center, and for the fifth consecutive year realized a new fundraising record with over $300,000 raised to fund the JDRF mission to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).
The event featured bourbon and cocktail tastings, silent auction, dancing, fashion show, and much more. While tasting food from over 30 different local restaurants and bars, guests had the opportunity this year to watch the Best Bartender competition happen live on-stage, followed by the fashion show, sponsored by Macy’s, Bourbon Cousins and Kendra Scott. Local 12’s Bob Herzog kept the energy high all night as the event emcee. Griffin Ross from Wiseguy Covington took home the prize as the Best Bartender, Flipdaddy’s received the Best Restaurant award and Tres Belle was fan favorite for Best Sweets.
Bill Whitlow of Rich’s Proper provided a welcome cocktail to guests, and his soon-to-be-open restaurant Rich’s Proper received the Best Up-and-Comer award. Also new this year was the most meaningful part of the evening, the Fund a Cure video.
JDRF Executive Director Melissa Newman attributes this year’s success to the video, “One of our young professional volunteers, Brooke Dorger, was very brave in sharing her story of the realities and challenges of living with T1D, ” says Newman. “Guests were educated by her story, and also moved to donate. Through the Fund a Cure live auction alone, we raised over $90,000, which played a huge role in achieving a new overall record. It was such an awe-inspiring moment to see hundreds of bid cards in the air, as attendees were able to take a break from the food and fun and make a huge impact for our cause.”
Brooke Dorger is a member of the JDRF Emerging Leaders Council (ELC), which is a group that plays a big role in helping to coordinate the event. This year’s ELC co-chairs were Salena Burg and Kathleen Trubee. Sixteen “BowTie Barons and Baronesses ” were selected this year to help in the corporate fundraising efforts, and to assist in promoting the event and securing new vendors.
JDRF Development Coordinator Jackie Oney led the overall event, and Senior Development Manager Becky Gaible took the lead with corporate sponsors. The ELC members who helped start the event when it originated in 2013 were also recognized on stage, and provided a custom Bourbon barrel top in appreciation.
All event proceeds benefit JDRF, a nonprofit organization working to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year also marks the fifth consecutive year (every year since its inception) that the Bourbon & BowTie Bash sold out in advance of the event. Next year’s date has been announced as Saturday, October 19, 2019 and will once again be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 2019 tickets will go on sale this summer.
Learn more about JDRF at https://www.jdrf.org/.
RetroFittings, a one-of-a-kind fashion show and fundraising event that benefits St. Vincent de Paul, is back for another year on Oct. 18. And organizers say this one will be their best one yet.
If you haven’t heard of RetroFittings before, it’s where St. Vincent de Paul teams up with UC’s DAAP program to showcase original fashions of students from UC’s top-ranked fashion program. Students shop in any of the seven local St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores with a budget of only $15 each, turning items they find in the stores into runway fashion.
In addition to the fashion show, the event also features an on-site boutique with hand selected, curated and designer items from St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. Just to give you an idea of the deals you’ll find, I got a sneak peek of this year’s boutique and I found this perfect-for-fall Rag & Bone sweater top for only $14, this fun cocktail dress for only $10, this classic-with-a-twist little black dress long sleeves with a beautiful faux ostrich feather trim for only $12, and a cozy faux cheetah fur coat for only $35.
They will also have a silent auction and a live auction with all proceeds from the event benefiting many of the programs of St. Vincent de Paul. Just to give you the idea of the impact — just last year, St. Vincent de Paul fed more than 100,000 people through food pantries and kept 5,300 families in their homes through the homelessness prevention program.
Some of the live auction items at RetroFittings 2018 include a week’s stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and tickets to see Elton John at U.S. Bank Arena in February.
New to this year’s event is the location as it heads back to the recently-renovated Music Hall.
This year’s event will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6pm. General admission tickets for the event are $60 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and two drink tickets. VIP admission tickets are $100 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, three drink tickets, and priority seating.
To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit www.retrofittings.org.