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Apr 6th 2012, 09:24

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Abstract Reality Art Sale by Tom Lohre Reception, noon-8 p.m., Clifton Performance Theatre, 404 Ludlow Ave., Clifton. Tom Lohre turns black box theater space into art gallery displaying latest new work. Using the visual cortex as a jumping off place, abstract portraits leave most of the work for the viewer. Exhibit continues through April 9. 513-236-1704; tomlohre.com/cpt.htm.

Get Your Geek On: Gaming, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Explore science, math, technology and geek culture. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org.

Paper Trail: Contemporary Works on Paper by Kim Burgas, Terence Hammonds and Max Unterhaslberger, 5-8 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, O'Bryonville. Designed for these three emerging artists to explore the brilliant variety of paper as a medium. Exhibit continues through May 5. 513-321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com.

Two Small Pieces of Glass, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Haile Digital Planetarium, Natural Science Center 409, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Show follows students as they learn how telescopes work and how observatories use these instruments to explore the universe. While looking through telescopes, students and audience see Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings and spiral structure of galaxies. 859-572-5600.

Saturday

Family First Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park. Includes performances and hands-on activities. Theme: Ready to Wear. With local fiber artist Kitty Uetz and jeweler Kelly Lehman. Performances by Madcap Puppets and Happen Inc. 513-721-2787; www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

International Pillow Fight Day, 3 p.m., Hoffner Park, Blue Rock and Hamilton Avenue, Northside. Soft pillows only. Swing lightly as many people will be swinging at once. Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras. Remove glasses beforehand. Wait until the signal to begin. 513-352-4080.

Madeira Hunger Games: Fear Factor, 2 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Get hungry and challenge your friends to eat some of the weirdest, stinkiest, creepiest food on the planet. Afterwards, cleanse your palate with a sweet snack. 513-369-6028; www.cincinnatilibrary.org.

Opening Night Party, noon, Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park, Downtown. Music by the Turkeys, Strawboss, Kentucky Struts, the Maladroits, the Kickaways and the Harlequins. Brats, burgers, snacks (including Mamma Made It Kettle Corn), beer, spirits, wine and soda available for purchase. Presented by CityBeat and Hoosier Momma. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.; www.moerleinlagerhouse.com.

Owl Afternoon, 1-3 p.m., Mitchell Memorial Forest, 5401 Zion Road, Cleves. Stone Shelter. Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.

The Rocky Horror Show, 2-4 and 8-10 p.m., Leonard Theatre, Peabody Hall, 701 Western College Drive, Oxford. Cult classic with a Red Light District Twist. Show is directed by Heather Boddy, music directed by Bridget Handkins and features JD Taylor, Shane Davis and Laura Jewell. Ages 18 and up. Presented by Stage Left, Miami University's Student Run Theatre Organization. Reservations required. 513-529-3200; www.facebook.com/events/266193446801652.

Share the Love of Animals with the Zoo's Thane Maynard, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. Director of Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden brings animal friends to help share his message of conservation and hands-on fun. 513-731-2665.

Pond Hopping, 2 p.m., Leatherleaf Shelter, Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Anderson Township. Take a closer look at the critters who make their home in the park's ponds. Participants may get wet and muddy. Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.

Rumspringa Beer and Sausage Fest, 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Mayday, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Spring beers: Founder's, Bell's, Brew Kettle, Southern Tier. Special sausages: Beerwurst, Bangers, Game. Grill-out with special house-made mustards. 513-541-0999; www.maydaynorthside.com.

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