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Off the Grid is supported by the generosity of the thousands of young professional contributors to the ArtsWave Campaign.
 

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

by RYAN UNDERBAKKE and NICK RYAN
Adapted from the book by
JULES VERNE

FRIDAY, MARCH 15  |  NEWPORT AQUARIUM

A one-night only production!
Immerse yourself directly in the action for a one-night-only, theatrical adventure! Follow a thrilling, top-secret mission to infiltrate an enemy submarine and capture a deadly foe. The audience will be part of all the action, twists and difficult choices that must be made to carry out the mission, all while receiving exclusive access to the aquarium’s animal exhibits, hallways, backways and hidden spots. This event is recommended for audiences 10 years old and older. Tickets cost $30 per person, and there is a VIP Party upgrade available for an additional $20 per person. VIP Party details to come.
 

Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

Spaceballs Screening
with Live Shadow Cast
Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.
Kenwood Movie Theatre
Cost: $10

Costumes encouraged!
Join us for a special screening of the 1987 cult classic Spaceballs, featuring a live shadow cast performance. A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs. Join our shadow cast as they bring to life the movie in front of the screen, a la The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You just might find yourself in the performance!

Costumes are encouraged, and a reward will be given for the best dressed! Pre-show activities begin at 7:00 pm. Screening of the movie starts at 7:30pm. Kenwood Movie Theatre is located at 7815 Kenwood Rd.

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Past Events

BREW & VIEW

Moana  Sing-Along: A Celebration of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Thursday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Video Archive
965 E McMillan St.

You're welcome.
Celebrate the musical work of Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda with a Moana screening and sing-along! Join us for an interactive screening event that begins with trivia, games and your favorite karaoke songs written by Miranda from Hamilton, Bring it On and
In the Heights. Then enjoy the Disney musical sensation Moana about an ancient Polynesian curse, a demigod named Maui and a young girl who must save her island home.

Event begins at 7 p.m., and the screening of the film starts at 8 p.m. No registration is required, but space is limited.

BREW & VIEW

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Video Archive
965 E McMillan St.

Daughters do not dance well with masticated brains.
The prim and proper Bennet sisters are newly rendered as swashbuckling, tough-as-nails heroines who fight off zombies in this post-apocalyptic interpretation of Pride and Prejudice. Join us for an interactive screening that will include games, trivia, a costume contest and a zombie makeup artist.

Event begins at 7 p.m., and the screening of the film starts at 8 p.m. No registration is required, but space is limited.

FRIGHT NIGHT

Thursday, Oct. 12 and 19
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Dr.

This fall, take a guided tour through one of the country’s most haunted museums that brings together real accounts of ghosts and spookiness over the years. Cash bar and appetizers available. Cost is $10 for Cincinnati Art Museum members (ages 10 and up), $15 for the general public (ages 10 and up), $5 for children (ages 3-10, Monster Mash only). RSVP required. Limited space. Ticket required for entry. Tickets include tour, food and one beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

STEPHEN KING MURDER MYSTERY PUB CRAWL

Thursday, Sept. 20
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mt. Adams
Cost: $10

A serial killer is on the loose in Mt. Adams — and they’re using the dark works of Stephen King as inspiration for their crimes! Help us unlock clues at each bar and narrow down the suspects through this interactive, murder mystery performance. Sign up with a group or as an individual, and we’ll introduce you to some new friends!

LIVE BOARD GAME

Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St.

Get in the game!
The people are the pieces in this interactive combination of Sorry, Charades and Quelf! Step onto the board and play a life-size game that will challenge your creativity and ignite your imagination for a crazy good time.

MT. ADAMS PUZZLE PUB CRAWL

Thursday, April 5
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Puzzle Crawl
Mt. Adams Pavilion
949 Pavilion St.

Hunt for Buried Treasure
Travel from bar to bar solving puzzles, fulfilling quests, and enjoying some delightful drink specials along the way. The early bird rate is just $10 per person: a 60% discount off other Puzzle Crawl events!

GORILLA CINEMA BREW & VIEW

The Princess Bride
Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
The Video Archive
965 E McMillan St.

As you wish ...
Step into character and tap into those drama classes from high school, or simply make it up as you go. More of a spectator than a thespian? Just grab a drink and enjoy the show.

GORILLA CINEMA BREW & VIEW

Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway:
Sing-Along
!
Thursday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.
The Video Archive
965 E McMillan St.

No day but today.
Step into character and tap into those drama classes from high school, or simply make it up as you go. More of a spectator than a thespian? Just grab a drink and enjoy the show.

FRIGHT NIGHT

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Dr.

Explore one of the country’s most haunted museums this fall. Take a ghost tour and hear stories of hauntings in the galleries in partnership with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Off the Grid program! Cash bar and appetizers available. Free admission. RSVP required. Limited space.

#SelfieThePlay

#SelfiethePlay is a Real World-style interactive reality theatre experience following six young professionals as they attempt to adult in Cincinnati. Be part of the action as our camera crew records their drama live at Mt. Adams Pavilion. To learn more about this project from our 2016-17 season, visit the #SelfieThePlay website.

Off the Grid Bar Series

So This One Time: Story Slam
We give you a microphone. You tell your true story in five minutes or less. Mic drops optional.

Battle Ground: Lip Sync Contest
Contestants will lip sync for their lives in a competition in which the crowd determines the champion.

Live Action!: Role Play Your Favorite Sci-Fi Shows
We’re bringing your favorite TV shows to life, complete with audience participation. Relive iconic episodes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Firefly and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Costumes encouraged.