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The Performing Arts

Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. (tel. 513/721-8222), is home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (tel. 513/381-3300; www.cincinnatisymphony.org), and the Cincinnati Opera (tel. 513/241-2742; www.cincinnatiopera.com). The Cincinnati Ballet (tel. 513/621-5219; www.cincinnatiballet.com) performs at the Aronoff Center, 6th and Walnut (tel. 513/621-2787). Modern and classic plays and musicals are presented at Playhouse in the Park, Eden Park (tel. 513/345-2242; www.cincyplay.com), which won regional Tony Awards in 2004 and 2007.

The Bar Scene

Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. 8th St., downtown between Main and Sycamore (tel. 513/421-6234; www.arnoldsbarandgrill.com), is Cincinnati's oldest tavern, with live Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, and swing music.

In the Over-the-Rhine district, along Main Street beyond Central Parkway, you'll find many bars, cafes, and microbreweries that offer entertainment. Along cobblestone streets with excellent city views, Mount Adams has many bars that also offer entertainment. The Incline Lounge at the fine-dining restaurant Celestial Steakhouse, 1071 Celestial St., Mount Adams (tel. 513/241-4455; www.thecelestial.com), is a favorite of locals for weekend jazz (Fri-Sat starting at 8:30pm).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.