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News from Downtown - 01.28.21

Residents and workers along West Fourth Street will now have a coffee shop in their neighborhood. Deeper Roots Coffee, located at 338 West Fourth Street, is now open, with a grand opening event to be announced. The coffee shop is open for carry-out daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This new merchant is a welcome addition to the growing business district along the Historic West Fourth Street District, from retailers to service businesses.

Celebrate fine art with several art shows and exhibition openings happening this weekend. Tomorrow evening is Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center, where you can explore over 250 artist studios and purchase your own unique, locally made artwork. This Saturday, the Weston Art Gallery inside the Aronoff Center will reopen to the public with three new exhibitions, featuring commentaries on social and political issues told through large installations and textile art. You can read more about each artist and their works of art here. The gallery will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission remains free and open to the public.

If you’d rather enjoy an art show from the comfort of home, tune in tomorrow evening for the virtual Art After Dark at Home: Frank Duveneck event hosted by the Cincinnati Art Museum. Join this free event on Facebook Live from 5-9 p.m. and enjoy a cocktail tutorial from Japp’s owner and resident mixologist Molly Wellmann, a virtual tour of the current Frank Duveneck exhibition, a dance performance by Pones and music by local band The Ophelias.

Need help planning your wedding? Bridalrama returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center this weekend. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and features over 100 wedding specialists offering a wide variety of services to help plan your big day. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased here.

We're excited to announce that due to high demand, the UC Health Ice Rink presented by Fifth Third Bank at Fountain Square will remain open until at least February 28! The season may continue to be extended, based on weather and attendance levels. While you’re there, warm up and enjoy a drink at The WGU Ohio Warming Tent. We will continue to operate the skating rink with adherence to health and safety guidelines, including limiting capacity, utilizing a timed reservation system, increased cleaning between each session, and requiring masks.

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