March Events in Butler County
As many local districts in Butler County are finding; people are thirsty for new music new food and new life in the cities that they call home. Renaissance is not only a time period in history but the literal definition of it in French translation is “Rebirth”. As we near March and begin the turn to spring, let us celebrate these refreshing artists offering up inspiration from all parts of the BC. Men, women, boys, and girls, from all generations, are at work in various forms of art. Here is a list of things you can do to celebrate this March 2018.
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
Located @ 101 S. Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH, 45011
513-863-8873 | www.fittoncenter.org
“Jazz & Cabaret” featuring Brad Myers and Michael Sharfe, Saturday, March 3rd from 7:30-9:30 PM – This midwestern Jazz arrangement is anything but ordinary. Their music is mix of traditional and modern tunes. They will perform from their critically acclaimed album “Prime Numbers”. Enjoy these timely rhythms that make the mathematics behind Jazz look easy yet sound spectacular.
“Glass Block Mosaics”, Ages 13-Adult, $55.00 for members/$65.00 for non-members. March 6th, 13th and 20th from 6-9 PM – Learn how to create a mosaic out of stained glass. This Fitton Art Class class will allow you to learn how to cut and shape glass imagery. Bring your own lights to incorporate a touch of your own luminescence into your stained-glass mosaic masterpiece!
20% off new memberships during the month of March
“Member Show- Call for Entries”, Multi-Generational show, price included with membership to the Fitton Center. Submissions accepted March 15th – 17th Multimedia art exhibition for kids, adults, professional artists as well as family heirlooms. Artwork will be displayed April 14th, 2018 from 5-7 PM, followed by a performance by the Butler Philharmonic at 7:30 PM
“Art & Wine” with Alphonse Mucho, Ages 21+, 35.00 members/45.00 non-members, March 15th – Celebrate the renewal of spring through Art Nouveau in this monthly workshop for adult artists. The class provides hands-on painting with an in-depth look at the art history of the topic. 2 glasses of wine, snacks, and refreshments included.
“KY Myle” band playing live at WintersEdge, Free concert series, March 17th from 8-11 PM – Enjoy this energetic local act playing live from Carruther’s Ball Room at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts as a part of the WintersEdge Free Concert Series, alcohol will be available for purchase at the event.
Oxford Community Arts Center
Located @ 10 S. College Ave., Oxford, OH, 45056
513-524-8506 | www.oxarts.org
“Voiceover Acting 101”, Ages 16-adult, $90 for four lessons, March 14th-April 4th from 6-7:30 PM – Explore the art of voiceover work. Class will detail students on how to make a demo, proper equipment usage, assistance in where to find a job doing voiceover, assistance with proper terminology and explanations of the different kinds of projects that are available to be a part of.
Additional info: www.oxarts.org/portfolio-view/voiceover-acting-101/
“The Art of Black & White 2018 Gala”, $75 in advance/$85 at the door, Saturday, March 10th, 6:30 PM – Art is available for sale in the Auction and there will be entertainment aplenty. OxArts boasts “Art, Art, Art!” on the website it should be a fantastic evening and gala event. More information and tickets here: https://www.e.gesture.com/events/6Lr/
“Paint Out”, March 12th from 10:30-12:30 PM – Plein Air painting group, more info at www.oxarts.org
“Life Drawing”, $10 at the door, every Tuesday in March from 6-8 PM = A two-hour session with a live model. Life Drawing also offers coffee, music, and refreshments.
“Jules & Verne’s Excellent Adventure”, March 30th from 7-8 PM – Enjoy this treat in Oxford, OH as a part of OxArts’ Family Performance Series.
Fairfield Community Arts Center
Located @ 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, OH, 45014
513-867-5348 | fairfield-city.org/tickets
“Adelee & Gentry”, $20 for cafe seating and $18 stadium, Friday, March 2nd at 8 PM with doors at 7 PM – “Wine, Women & Songs Series” is a cabaret-style series of music performances. Check out these two sisters who are simply fantastic. Free hors d’oeuvres inclusive with purchase of a ticket. Playing and singing their hearts out here: www.adeleeandgentry.com and more info on the show at: butlercountyoh.us/event/adelee-gentry/
Middletown Arts Center
Located @ 130 N Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH, 45042
513-424-2417 | www.middletownartscenter.com
“7th Annual Photography & Digital Art Competition 2018”, entries are $15 per image submission, Friday, March 23rd from 6-8 PM – All professional and amateur photographers 18+ are invited to submit for the competition. Submissions are limited to 3 per subject/topic and to 4 per entry form.
Submit here: middletownartscenter.com/photography-entry/
Performing Arts Academy
Located @ 4400 Lewis St, Middletown, OH
513-594-7242 | theperformingartsacademy.com
“Willy Wonka Jr.”, $14 for adults, $10 seniors/children, March 2nd & 3rd, March 9th & 10th from 7-8:30 PM – The classic story of candy guru Willy Wonka comes to life on the stage in this rendition at the Performing Arts Academy in Middletown this March.
MidPointe Library West Chester
Located @ 9363 Centre Pointe Dr., West Chester Township, OH, 45069
513-777-3131 | www.midpointelibrary.org
“Sample the Arts of West Chester”, Free, March 10th from 12-5 PM – Plenty of great and free offerings here in the Chester. Hands-on Art, Ballet Performances and the West Chester Symphony Orchestra’s renditions of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings music. Can’t go wrong here, folks. For more info: westchestersymphony.org
About James Logan Steed
James Steed is a Hamilton High School graduate of 06 and former culinary specialist and public affairs officer in the US Navy. Born and raised in Butler County He now works as a freelance writer and producer, he is a self-touted foodie and “minor-league” wine connoisseur.