ArtsWave Days: Be Our Guest event on Saturday at the Ballet and CAC

ArtsWave Days, Brought to you by Macy’s invites you to a fun day at the Cincinnati Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast (three shows running at 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.) and then head to the Contemporary Arts Center for an afternoon of art, play, song and dance!

First, you will want to snag a ticket to the Cincinnati Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Aronoff Center.  

Whether you’re going to the show or not, you’ll want to join the fun next door at the Contemporary Arts Center for a day of art, play and dance.  The CAC is home to ground breaking contemporary arts exhibitions, a 6th floor learning center where you can touch and play with the art, an artist designed mediation room with tea and a tasty café in our lobby-Melt Eclectic Cafe. 

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. enjoy an afternoon of performances including: Cincinnati Baila!, Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance, Cincinnati Boychoir and Natyahasta School of Dance – everything from movement related choral from South and West Africa, an Arabic wedding procession, and princesses and princes dancing to the era of this beloved fable.

The CAC will serve up tastes of what it does best with a tour at 1 p.m. and family style art making from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: CAC 6th Floor

Family Art Making – Create a contemporary book inspired by Belle’s love of reading and a self-portrait created from real flowers

12-1 p.m.: CAC Lower Level
Cincinnati Baila! Dance Academy honors its Hispanic heritage with a variety of dances and a craft activity for children.

1-2 p.m.: 21C Museum Hotel Lobby

CAC@21: This fast paced tour of both museums starts at 21c and culminates at the CAC

1-2 p.m. CAC Lower Level
The Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance presents a lively program of Princes and Princesses dancing in beautiful tuxedos and ball gowns to Beauty & The Beast era music.

2-3 p.m.: CAC Lower Level
Cincinnati Boychoir presents a program of movement-related choral music from South and West Africa. 

3-4 p.m.: CAC Lower Level
Natyahasta School of Dance will perform dances from a zeffa or an Arabic wedding procession.

Cincinnati Ballet presents Beauty & The Beast, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut Street
Beautiful dance, vibrant costumes and engaging live narration give new exhilaration to this beloved family-friendly fairytale. There are three performances of Beauty & The Beast on April 7 (10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.).

For more information and tickets, see Tickets for sale are available at the Ballet’s website.


Contemporary Arts Center

44 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Aronoff Center for the Arts

650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202