Taste of Simone's
Benefit for Services United for Mothers and Adolescents. Music by jazz pianist Brian Cashwell. 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Simone's Cafe, 1544 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. $25. Reservations recommended. (513) 487-7862.
E. Lynn Harris
Author discusses and signs What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, 7 p.m. today, Books & Co., Town & Country Shopping Center, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. Free. (937) 298-6540.
The following exhibits close this week:
2 1/2 Hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Enjoy the Arts/START, 1338 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Paintings by Kim Shifflett. Exhibit closes Friday. Free. (513) 621-4700.
Master of Arts and Art Education Exhibition, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Art Academy of Cincinnati Chidlaw Gallery, 950 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Works in various media by Chris Niemiec, Mary Ann Meyer, Hadley K. Conner and Joe Winhusen. Exhibit closes Friday. Free. (513) 562-8777.
New Works by Bret Price, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Reyne Gallery, 17 E. Eighth St., third floor, downtown. Price exhibits works in painted steel and enameled pottery. Exhibit closes Friday. Free. 651-4198.
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. Exhibit closes Saturday. Free. 863-8873.
24 hours out
Classical Roots: Spiritual Heights, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Zion Baptist Church, 630 Glenwood Ave., Avondale. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs African-American contributions in classical music. Free. 381-3300.
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