The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA

A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. 

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA December 9-18, 2017 at the Taft Theatre.  This isn’t your mother’s (or your grandmother’s) Cinderella. Boys as well as girls will love all of the audience participation, side-splitting humor, and outlandish characters in this classic fairytale set to popular music. I know we're excited to see something a little different for Cinderella. 


Adapted by John B. Davidson, featuring original Music by Victor Zupanc. Based on the Fairytale by Charles Perrault.  Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences.

Cinderella Children's Theatre Cincinnati

CINDERELLA will be performed as a holiday “panto,” which means this classic, rags-to-riches story has been turned on its head and cleverly staged to entertain everyone from children to adults.  Featuring:

  • Interactive audience participation
  • Slapstick comedy
  • Cross-dressing characters
  • Fantastic dance numbers
  • Modern music from Adele, to Walk the Moon, to Whitney Houston


“You won’t find another Cinderella quite like this in Cincinnati!” says Roderick Justice, Producing Artistic Director for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and director/choreographer of TCT’s CINDERELLA production. “We look forward to bringing something fresh and new to the Taft Theatre stage that will delight children and adults during the holiday season.”

 Cinderella Late


In this hilarious holiday panto, you’ll jeer at the deliciously dysfunctional stepmother and sisters as much as you’ll cheer for Cinderella in her quest to attend the magnificent Christmas ball. Join TCT this winter to celebrate a Cinderella Christmas.


CINDERELLA presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, December 9-18, 2017.  Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), Sunday, December 10 at 2 PMSunday, December 10 at 5 PMFriday, December 15 at 7:30 PMSaturday, December 16 at 2 PM, Saturday, December at 5 PMSunday, December 17 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and


School performances of CINDERELLA will be held December 12-15 during the daytime hours.  TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance will be held on Monday, December 18 at 9:45 AM.  This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimalized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed by specialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand. 


For details about how to purchase tickets to TCT’s school or Sensory-Friendly performances, visit


Want a chance to WIN tickets for your family? I have a Family Four Pack to give away! You can choose either the December 10th at 5pm show OR December 15th at 7:30 for your tickets. 


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Tickets will need to be picked up in 41015. or can be mailed. If we do not hear back from a winner by 12pm EST on 12/8, we will choose another winner. 

A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. Visit our Disclaimer/Disclosure Page for more info

Scuba Santa's Water Wonderland Newport, KY

Newport Aquarium invites the public to experience a Cincinnati holiday tradition under the sea Nov. 24 - Dec. 31 at Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland.

Scuba Santa Newport Aquarium

Since 2003 Scuba Santa has been delighting children in Northern Kentucky with tons of bubbles, and lots of fun. My girl gets shy talking to Scuba Santa, but has a blast with Tinsel the Elf, you must find him if you visit! 



The Water Wonderland journey will also take guests through a number of holiday-clad galleries, culminating in a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration:


  Stingray Hideaway Newport Aquarium

Stingray Hideaway New in 2017, visit the tropical paradise getaway where Scuba Santa goes to relax after the busy holiday season. His elves are already there decorating with festive tropical decor ready to meet and greet guests in Stingray Hideaway. Plus, guests can interact with and touch two dozen stingrays in the 17,000-gallon stingray touchpool, while enjoying the tropical holiday oasis.



Holiday Wishes to Santa Penguin Palooza

After chasing the swimming penguins back and forth, have giggle of fun, our girl drew a wish on a magic bubble and mailed it to Scuba Santa's Post Office. 


Newport Aquarium Penguin Palooza

She also enjoyed getting up close with these guys, they're just so cute! 



PS. While you're visiting Scuba Santa. Did you know you could Buy 3, Get 1 FREE during their annual pass sale? In time for the holidays, guests who purchase three Newport Aquarium Annual Passes will receive a fourth Annual Pass free. The Annual Pass Holiday Special ends on Dec. 31. Annual Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase, so guests can use them now to experience Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and into next year, including a VIP Passholder-only preview party for the opening of the new Ring of Fire exhibit in March.



Truth in Review: Newport Aquarium provided us with tickets for our review. We were not paid for any contents of our review or required any certain text within the review.  All reviews posted by us are truthful in content and not bought. Gabe & Gabreial Wyatt 

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Finding Neverland on Broadway Cincinnati!

We simply adore Broadway here at Vintage Indie. Especially stories that tell the history behind famous musicians and ones like Finding Neverland that tell the story of J.M. Barrie, the man and writer, behind Peter Pan. 


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"Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan KneeFinding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (PippinHair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up."

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Prepare your heart as you follow J.M. Barrie, and his relationship with widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter as he embraces who he is and the man he wants to be. 

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Much like last night's audience you may find yourself falling for J.M. Barrie's dog Porthos who was originally a St. Bernard. Porthos was quite the attraction on stage, and is the reason J.M. Barrie came to know the Llewelyn Davies' boys.  


Want to make visiting Broadway in Cincinnati educational? Check out the online Study Guide, so you and your students can follow along with the history of the show before seeing it come to life. 


Finding Neverland will play the Aronoff Center from November 7 - 19, 2017: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $30 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit


Truth in Review: Cincinnati on Broadway provided us with tickets for our review. We were not paid for any contents of our review or required any certain text within the review.  All reviews posted by us are truthful in content and not bought. Gabe & Gabreial Wyatt 

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Taste of the World Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Saturday November 11, 2017

(The following is a sponsored post by the Tri-State Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

The Tri-State Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is hosting its 14th annual Taste of the World Food, Wine, and Beer Festival at The Newport Aquarium Saturday, November 11, from 7:30 -11:00 p.m. 


This event would make a great date night, or girls/guys night out. As much as I love visiting the aquarium with my sweet children, We're looking forward to experiencing it without them too.  If you follow Vintage Indie on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen our posts on Mazunte Taqueria, one of our favorite places to eat in Cincinnati. They'll be at the Taste of the World along with a fantastic lineup of local eateries and more. 

BB Riverboats/Current Catering

Chart House

Coffee Emporium

Cracker Barrel

Dewey's Pizza



Holtman’s Donuts

Insomnia Cookies

Keystone Bar & Grill Clifton

Madisono's Gelato


Mellow Mushroom


P.F. Changs



Pit to Plate BBQ

Stone Creek Dining Company 

If you're a fan of Bourbon you won't want to miss getting your ticket for the Pappy Van Winkle raffle. 

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The Party Source has generously donated the highly anticipated and deeply coveted COMPLETE 2017 fall release of Pappy Van Winkle to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to be raffled off to ONE lucky winner!

Only 200 tickets will be sold, at $150 per ticket, and a maximum of 4 tickets per person.

To purchase tickets visit

Thank you to The Party Source, Presenting Sponsor of Taste of the World and
generous Pappy Provider.


(LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  

The Tri-State Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society encompasses a geographic area of 26 counties serving Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and the Miami Valley as well as southeastern Ohio.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information about blood cancer, visit or call the Society’s Information





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Peter Pan Jr. in Cincinnati! Presented by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. 

Are you ready for another season of fantastic theatre performances by the Cincinnati Children's Theatre? If so, I've got some exciting news! They're gearing up for the season, and kicking it off with an arrrrrrguably fantastic show! Peter Pan Jr. 

In Peter Pan Jr. Wendy, Michael and John Darling meet and befriend Peter Pan when the mysterious boy and a fairy named Tinker Bell enter their nursery in search of Peter’s lost shadow. 

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Peter whisks his new friends away to Neverland, an island with “hardly any space between one adventure and the other.” There, Peter introduces the Darling children to his fellow Lost Boys, children who – like Peter – never grow up. The crew launches into a great adventure where they encounter Brave Girls, led by the incredible Tiger Lily, and Pirates led by the dreaded Captain Hook, played by Local 12’s own Bob Herzog. Challenges ensue when the Darling children are ensnared in Captain Hook’s sinister plan to seek revenge on Peter.

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I hear Captain Hook is going to be played by Bob Herzog of Channel 12 news, and word on the ship is that he's hysterically funny, and shouldn't be missed. 

We're excited because this year, we get to take daddy to every performance. It's such a great family night out, and a great way to see our great city. 


Peter Pan Jr. presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, will run October 21-22 and 27-29, 2017.  

Saturday, October 21 at 2 PM* (this performance is signed for the hearing impaired), 

Sunday, October 22 at 2 PM,

Sunday, October 22 at 5 PM, 

Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM, 

Saturday, October 28 at 2 PM, 

Saturday, October 28 at 5 PM, 

Sunday, October 29 at 2 PM 

Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati.

Tickets start at $10.  1-800-745-3000 and


TCT’s Sensory Friendly performance of PETER PAN JR. will be held on Monday, October 30 at 9:45 AM.  This performance is intended for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit. To create a sensory-friendly performance, the show is performed in a welcoming, supportive environment for those with sensory challenges.  Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights that extend into the audience are minimized.  A downloadable Social Narrative (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance.  At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed by specialists in the field where patrons can take a break from the performance if necessary, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff on hand. 

The homeschool performance will be Monday, October 30 at 12:15! 


Guess what? If you're as excited as we are about making this a family day or night out, I've got a family four pack to giveaway! 



For details about how to purchase tickets to this performance, visit

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Tickets will need to be picked up in 41015. or can be mailed. If we do not hear back from a winner by 12pm EST on Oct 19th, we will choose another winner. 

A special thanks to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for sponsoring this post and giveaway. 

The Illusionists Live from Broadway Cincinnati ends tonight! March 26, 2017

Don't miss your opportunity to see The Illusionists Live From Broadway Cincinnati! This show closes today March 26, 2017 Tickets are available for 1:00 and 6:00pm tonight! 

The Illusionists Live from Broadway Cincinnati

The Illusionists whisks your mind away to a place it's never been before. The high energy, entertaining two hour show is mind bending, baffling, and downright crazy. You've got to see it for yourself to believe it. The show is  interactive with the crowd, and keeps you involved and entertained from the start.

I recommend taking your kids 6+ older to this show if they can handle suspense, and sometimes eye covering acts that could be a bit much for the squeamish. 

Kevin James The Inventor in The Illusionists Live
Kevin James The Inventor Production photos of The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Kevin James The Inventor above, has a child-like way with magic. He enjoys seeing the joy and disbelief of his audience and captures your attention with amazing feats of things happening right before your eyes.

He brought a little girl from the audience to capture her imagination, and amazed the entire crowd. He doesn't stop though with innocent illusions. he cuts a man in half. A classic that will leave you questioning everything. 

Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjuror) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway
Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjuror) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Dan Sperry, The Anti-Conjuror brings his dry sense of humor, and his mysterious illusions to some of the classics of magic. His performance includes a rabbit, and some birds in his very own special way. He also performs some interesting illusions with his body that had me holding my hands over my face, and peeking through my fingers. Each time, bringing my jaw to a gaping hole of mystery. 

Colin Cloud (The Deductionist) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway
Colin Cloud (The Deductionist) in The Illusionists—Live From Broadway

Lastly for my review, I'm highlighting Colin Cloud The Deductionist. Another favorite of mine and my husbands. We aren't quite sure how he does it, but he involves the entire audience into a mind-bending performance that questions your educational abilities on every level.

His way with numbers, and reading people is something you've only seen in the movies. I'm glad that we got to experience this live and in person. I only wish that our teens were able to join us for the show. They would have been amazed. 


Don't wait! Today, and this evening are your last chance to see The Illusionists Live on Broadway at the beautiful Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati. 



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650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH

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Truth in Review: Cincinnati on Broadway provided us with tickets for our review. We were not paid for any contents of our review or required any certain text within the review.  All reviews posted by us are truthful in content and not bought. Gabe & Gabreial Wyatt 

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The Wizard of Oz in Cincinnati Presented by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! GIVEAWAY

It's almost theatre time again! Time to head down to the historical Taft Theatre to see our LOCAL 12’s Bob Herzog as the Wizard in The Cincinnati Children's Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz. I hear he's pretty amazing in any shows that he's apart of, we're looking forward to this one! 




"Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ this February (February 11 - 19, 2017). 

A cyclone transports Dorothy and her dog, Toto, from Kansas to the technicolor Munchkin Land.  Unfortunately, they land right on top of the Wicked Witch of the East -- not a good thing!  As Dorothy and Toto head down the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and their way back home to Kansas, they meet new friends, each with a wish that they hope The Great Oz can grant for them.  A scrawny Scarecrow needs a brain, a rusty Tin Man needs a heart, and a Cowardly Lion needs courage."


THE WIZARD OF OZ presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati,

February 11-19, 2017.

Saturday February 11 at 2 PM;

Sunday February 12 at 2 PM and 5 PM;

Friday February 17 at 7:30 PM;

Saturday February 18 at 2 PM and 5 PM; and

Sunday February 19 at 2 PM 

Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $10-30.  

1-800-745-3000 and Tickets are selling fast!


I'm so lucky, because I get to give away a family 4 pack of tickets to the Sunday Feb. 12 at 5pm show OR Friday Feb. 17 t 7:30pm show! What a great way to get your family out of the house this winter and into our wonderful city! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck! 



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Disney's The Little Mermaid Broadway in Cincinnati


Little Mermaid Cincinnati

A childhood classic, Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to life through Broadway Cincinnati. 


This show was anything but basic. Our first time ever to see a Broadway show, and I'm so glad it was Disney's The Little Mermaid. Our daughter, four years old, sat through the entire performance in awe of what was happening on stage. From the gorgeous costumes, to the enchanting lighting and sound effects, Cincinnati's Broadway whisks you away to a magical underwater world full of delight and wonder. The only thing she kept saying was wow mommy, this is so neat. My husband who has also never been to a Broadway show was also hooked. He enjoyed it very much, and is looking forward to future shows. 



Diana Huey as Ariel in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid
Diana Huey as Ariel in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid



The show's cast and creative team, knew what they were doing when the created this show. No attention to detail was left out and the most wonderful soothing voices were presented on stage. Ursula was simply amazing, her character is witty, and quite bold, with a After the show our daughter chatted our ears off the entire way home, she loved everything. 



Jennifer Allen as Ursula in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid
Jennifer Allen as Ursula in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of The Little Mermaid



If you haven't been to the Aronoff Center for the Arts, create a one of a kind child-hood memory this year and go see Disney's The Little Mermaid


Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH

Tickets still available for the following shows. (subject to change)

TUESDAY 01/24 7:30PM  
WEDNESDAY 01/25 7:30PM  
THURSDAY 01/26 7:30PM  
FRIDAY 01/27 8:00PM  
SATURDAY 01/28 2:00PM  
SATURDAY 01/28 8:00PM  
SUNDAY 01/29 1:00PM  
SUNDAY 01/29 6:30PM

Make Meaningful Memories at An Old Kentucky Christmas 2016 Burlington, KY Free!

Is it just me, or has November completely just flown by? We were off part of the week last week, but I don't feel like we slowed down at all. Here at the VI house we truly enjoy making memories, and giving far more that any gift we could ever receive. Family time is super important to us, as well as creating traditions that have a meaningful and lasting impression on our children.  

If you are local to the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati area, you should check out Old Kentucky Christmas at First Church of Christ in Burlington, KY and make some memories of your own.

 old Kentucky Christmas

Old Kentucky Christmas at First Church of Christ!!  There’s so much to do and it’s all free!! Hay rides, photo ops, cookie decorating, candle light service, ornament making, carriage rides…and on and on and on! If you have never been…here’s a list of my top 5 things to know! Come Early, Stay Late! There is so much to do! From the hay rides, to candle making, to dipping pretzels in chocolate and sprinkles, to the candle light services! Make a day of it, so you can check out everything! And maybe hit a couple spots twice!

carriage rides

Say Cheese! Get your festive family picture snapped for FREE in our fantastic photo booth! Plus check out all our photo ops with our beautiful Christmas tree, in front of handmade quilts, or in our multiple cut out frames where you can be the farmer or the donkey, pioneers, and more!

Old Kentucky Christmas

Lots of ways for fun photos with friends and family throughout the village.  Wear Your Baby, not only is baby wearing adorable, but with the village ground covered in sawdust, it’s not the most stroller friendly – so do yourself a favor and wear your baby. Plus, that helps free up your hands for hot chocolate and cookies! Have dinner before and dessert is on us! 


 Need grandparents gifts? We’ve got those too! At OKC the kids will be decorating ornaments at the Woodworkers Shop, making candy canes, and “cheesing” it up throughout the village creating the perfect moments to frame and put on display! The grandparents will melt like chocolate!

Wood Working at Old Kentucky Christmas

Here is a list of the dates/times for 2016

December 8: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

December 9: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

December 10: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

December 11: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.



Candle light service at Old Kentucky Christmas

First Church really loves their community and they obviously love Christmas, so you can count on An Old Kentucky Christmas to provide memories that will last a lifetime. You will want to come back year after year! We will be here and look forward to seeing you again and again. So – MARK YOUR CALENDAR and join us in making An Old Kentucky Christmas a family tradition!

Christmas Around Town: Things to Do Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

We like to do what I call Christmas School around here. That is try to fit in as many Christmas memories as we can as a family. Even if you don't home educate, you can start some family traditions by visiting any of these wonderful events (some ongoing) around the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Area. 


The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Elf The Musical JR. This December at the Taft Theatre! (Giveaway)

Winter Wonderland with Scuba Santa Newport, KY

Gingerbread House Display at the Warren County History Center Lebanon, OH

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Elf The Musical JR. This December at the Taft Theatre! (Giveaway)

Ask anyone in my family what my favorite Christmas movie is, and you will be sure to hear them say Elf! What's not to love about a hilariously elf-dressed grown man, who loves to put syrup on everything? The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is doing Elf their style presenting Elf The Musical Jr. If you're looking for a family fun time, be sure to purchase your tickets soon, as this is sure to be a sold out show. 

Buddy the Elf (1)

"Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas."



Public Performances at the Taft Theatre December 10-11, 16-18, 2016


Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM*
Saturday, December 10 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 5 PM
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 2 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 5 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 2 PM


I'm so happy to be able to give away 4 tickets to your choice of Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5pm or Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm shows! Thank you The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati! 

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Experience the Symphony Orchestra with your Children at the Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concerts

I can't speak for all home school families, but I know for us, the arts are something to be appreciated and to be involved in from an early age. Cincinnati Pops Lollipops Family Concert series, makes this educational goal, a reality. Exposing children to the symphony early on is a wonderful thing. Even if you aren't a home educating family, and a visit to the historical Taft Theater is an added artistic bonus. 


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This coming Saturday November 19, 2016 kicks off the series with Peter and the Wolf. With a Pre-concert event starting at 9:30 where the whole family can get hands on with instruments and activities.


John Morris Russell conducts Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf

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During the performance experience art by notable Cincinnati illustrator C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator. Who's goal is for you to "experience the Prokofiev's music in a grander way.”

You may have seen some of of C.F. Payne, Illustrations at the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, numerous college and university galleries, as week as Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review, Sunday magazine and more. He has also been commissioned to paint politicians, authors and entertainers. He's illustrated ten children's picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawaber, written by John Lithgow.


Tickets are available to purchase now, for Peter and The Wolf and for the following performances. Green Eggs and Ham, Superheros Up Up, and Away, and Disney in Concert. 



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C.S. Lewis on Stage at the Aronoff Center Cincinnati Save 25% September 24, 2016



Hey there locals! Have you heard about this new performance? If you are a C.S. Lewis fan, now is your chance to learn about him through this on stage performance. One day only Saturday Septmber 24. Two shows, one at 4pm and one at 8pm. 

Exclusive for Vintage Indie Readers & the OINK Homeschool community 

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Disclaimer:  I was provided with tickets for my family in exchange for promotional purposes.  All opinions are my own.  

Alice & Wonderland The Musical with the Cincinnati Children's Theatre: Enter to Win!

With my oldest child turning fifteen, I'm a beliver in more memories and less stuff more than ever before. We still have a preschooler, who has too much stuff. Don't get me wrong we're still working on it.

The older two have too much stuff as well, and I find them downsizing the junk when they start to get overwhelmed.  If you were to sit down and talk with them about their favorite things, they'll more than likely tell you about a trip we took, or an event we attended. They both have fond memories of visiting the Cincinnati Children's Theatre, and still like it as a teen and pre-teen. Now they're excited to take along their little sister, and see how she reacts to the scenes unfolding. 

Since 1924 The Cincinnati Children's Theatre has been aiming to bring smiles and the wonders of the theatre to children across the Greater Cincinnati Area. To kick of their season, they're bringing Alice in Wonderland to the Main Stage at Taft Theatre! Bring your kids to explore their first show of the season, with Alice and all of her friends. 

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Create memories to last a lifetime, and introduce them to the kid-friendly performaces that The Children's Theatre works so hard to bring you. 

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND begins the 2016-2017 season at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, October 15-23, 2016. Saturday October 15 at 2 PM; Sunday October 16 at 2 PM and 5PM; Friday October 21 at 7:30 PM; Saturday October 22 at 2 PM and 5 PM; and Sunday October 23 at 2 PM at the Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati.

Purchase your Tickets $10-30 by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting Tickets are selling as fast as the White Rabbit!


or Enter to Win a pair of vouchers right here on Vintage Indie! (Thanks to The Children's Theatre for the giveaway vouchers)



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Congratulations to Candy Burns! She is our winner! 






Disclaimer:  I was provided with tickets for my family in exchange for promotional purposes as well as ticket for the winner.  All opinions are my own.  

Cincinnati: The Children's Theater Presents The Frisch Marionette Compay Production of Jungle Book: The Story of Mowgli's Fire


If you are a home educator in the area, it could be that you've enjoyed a few student productions from The Children's Theatre. I know that we have enjoyed so many of them through the years at the The Taft Theater, 5th & Sycamore Streets Cincinnati, OH 45202.

However, if you haven't heard The Chidren's Theatre is super excited to invite you to their new location off of Red Bank Road. The Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage. 4015 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227

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Coming up on August 25th at 12 and 7:30pm you can visit opening night of  The Frisch Marionette Company’s production of JUNGLE BOOK:  THE STORY OF MOWGLI’S FIRE! 



Produced and directed by Kevin Frisch and adapted from an original script by Nicholas Coppola.  Original music composed and performed by Steve Frisch.


Tickets are going fast for this opening weekend! Add some last minute summer fun to your summer bucket-list. 

August 25 at 12 PM and 7:30 PM;

Friday, August 26 at 12 PM and 7:30 PM;

Saturday, August 27 at 2 PM and 5 PM 

Sunday, August 28 at 2 PM and 5 PM  


Tickets $10 in advance or $13 at the door.  Every person, regardless of age, needs a ticket. Children 1 year-old and younger who do not need a seat and will sit on your lap will be required to have an Infant Lap Pass for each show in every seating location throughout the theater. Lap Passes are just $1.


About Kevin Frisch and The Frisch Marionette Company:

In 1986, Kevin Frisch moved to New York City and joined The Puppetworks, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York. The next nine years were spent touring the New York Metropolitan area as well as performing in The Puppetworks’ permanent theatres in Brooklyn and Macy's Herald Square. In 1995, Kevin established The Frisch Marionettes in Cincinnati as an exceptional entertainment and educational experience for children and adults alike, proclaiming the many virtues of this unusual art form.  Kevin Frisch has built puppets, masks and costumes for The Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium and The Puppetworks Inc. of New York. His puppets have been seen in People Magazine, SHOWTIMES' "Twisted Puppet Theater", the PBS Documentary "The American Puppet," and onstage with The Cincinnati Opera as well as in the New York store windows of ‘Saks 5th Ave.’, ‘Bloomingdale’s’ and ‘Hermes New York’ and in the family film “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” featuring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. Kevin and his puppets have appeared in television commercials for Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati. Most recently, his puppets have appeared in the hit television shows “2 Broke Girls” on CBS and “Warehouse 13” on the Syfy channel.  For the past four seasons, The Frisch Marionette Company has designed puppets for TCT’s MainStage productions at the Taft Theatre.


Mark your calendar for MainStage theatre productions coming this fall. Alice in Wonderland, Elf The Musical JR., The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan the Stage Musical Based on the Disney Film!

Be sure to come back here to Vintage Indie for your chance to win tickets to the first show Alice in Wonderland in October! 



Disclaimer:  I was provided with tickets for my family in exchange for promotional purposes. All opinions are my own.

Kings Island with Teens and Tweens

Kings Island, why did I wait so long to come and visit you? The last time my family and I visited Kings Island, was when my now 14 year old was in a stroller! Can you belive that? I'm so excited to share our recent expirence with you, because so much has changed since those days. 

If you've never been, "Kings Island is located 21 miles north of Cincinnati off Interstate 71. The park's more than 100 world-class rides, shows and attractions are located within a two-hour drive of Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville and Lexington, KY, and within five hours of cities like Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Pittsburgh, PA and Charleston, WV" So what's your excuse? 



This is us minus #thebeardedhunk who was driving. Kings Island or bust. I think I was more excited to head to Kings Island than these guys, our two sons and their friends. I was determined to get a full day in, no matter what the weather brought us. It was hot, really hot.

We filled up on breakfast before we left, so we could dive right in when we arrived. I also armed myself with some pain reliver, because you know roller coasters

So when we arrived we decided to hit up a new to us roller coaster, the Diamondback. "Diamondback is a high-speed steel roller coaster with a combination of banked turns and airtime humps." All I could say when we got off was WOW! I can't believe how smooth this ride is, I can't wait to do it again. Seriously though, it was so smooth and I didn't need anything for my typical roller coaster headache! 



We decided (well mostly I talked them into it) that we should head to White Water Canyon since it was so close. My thoughts were, we would get wet, and that would help keep us cool the rest of the day. For me, it was perfect, I got fully soaked except for my shoes! Everyone else wasn't so lucky, but none the less, it was a relaxing five minutes and we had fun getting wet. 


This is my sweet little family. Those brave younger guys decided they would go on Firehawk, and they couldn't talk me into it. I mean you're basically hanging and FLYING!

"Firehawk is a flying roller coaster where riders experience three (3) inversions in a face-down position. Riders will experience high speeds, weightlessness, and rapid movements from side-to-side. A shoulder harness secures each rider over the shoulders and across the chest" So lucky them, the first time for my youngest son to ever ride roller coasters or the Firehawk, he and big brother rode on the front car! The very first one! There was no way this momma was riding on that, I mean I still have a sweet little girl at home. 

Fast forward a few hours later, and it was probably my most favorite ride of the day. I don't think I've ever experinced anything like it. Nope, nada. If you go to Kings Island this smooth, and thrilling coaster must be on the top of your list. I'm so glad they talked me into riding it. I especially love that we have this fun memory together. Teens are so awesome! 


The day couldn't have been more perfect. The crowds weren't bad, and the lines were almost non existant. I highly suggest going on a weekday! We headed to Soak City, Kings Island's waterpark for a few hours around 4:00. Most folks were packing up, headed out of there for dinner.  We had a blast on all of the water slides. My favorite is always the slides with tubes. 

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#thebeardedhunk and me. 

 "Soak City is the premier waterpark in the region. Families can splish, splash and laugh on more than 50 water activities, including 36 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, and surfable waves including a 650,000-gallon wave pool, Tidal Wave Bay. Soak City is included with park admission to Kings Island."



After that, we headed back to Kings Island for about five trips in the Dodgem cars, and many more coasters! Who doesn't love a good bumper car ride! It was especially fun chasing all these guys around. For dinner we headed to Festhaus to get some pizza for our gluten free friend, and some regular pizza for the rest of the gang. Me, I ate Coney Potato Works, A.L.L. D.A.Y. yeah, snacks, dinner, all day. What can I say, I'm a sucker for fresh cut fries, and malt vinegar, my favorite! 

Helpful Tip: Coney Potato Works is GLUTEN FREE! 
"This GLUTEN-FREE location offers gluten-free fresh cut fries, gluten-free chicken tenders, gluten-free hand-dipped corndogs, gluten-free soft serve ice cream cones and some gluten-free beer choices" Say what?



The night ended where it started with one last magical trip on the Diamondback just as the sun was setting. It was gorgeous looking over the whole park with the beautiful sunset from the top of  Diamonback's hill. It was the perfect end to the most perfect day. #thebearded hunk and I had a blast with all of these gentlemen who hung out with the parents all day. I was so happy to have been able to go with them, and create some super great memories. I hope we can head back next year for a Firehawk marathon, and some fries, yes, more fries please! 


Oh, PS. when we were there, they told us they were unveiling a new ride that Thursday! I'm happy to report Mystic Timbers a new wooden roller coaster is set to open summer 2017! Take a look at this preview, it looks like so much fun! #whatsintheshed  




Preparing for a Homeschool Convention

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Our local homeschool convention has already passed, but I know many of you are still waiting your turn, and have one coming up soon. I put this little plan together for an OINK homeschool mom's night out, and figured you all might appreciate it as well. 

Be Prepared.
Save Money.
Be Encouraged.



Pre Register:

- Check for your online registration deadlines. 

Prices may vary for Family & Individuals
Don't want to hear anyone speak?  Some conventions like the Great Homeschool Conventions group allow you to shop for free on Thursday, or get
a shopping pass.

Be sure to check whether your homeschool convention has negotiated parking deals with the local garages. Different garages often offer different prices. Some could require a voucher. Plan ahead for OVERSIZED Vehicles:
6'10" clearence on most garages, 15 passenger vans should call to make
a reservation in some states. 

Name & Address Labels:
Signing up for giveaways, newsletters or mailing lists? Print some
address labels with your information, so you can easily stick and go.

Take Notes:
Bring an iPad if you like to type your notes. A notebook, or clipboard
and paper. Whatever your favorite method of taking notes, you'll want
to bring something you so can write down those encouraging tips, and
homeschooling secrets.

Speakers & Special Guests:
Make a copy of the convention speakers (from the website), and sit
down with your highlighter and highlight anything that sounds
interesting to you. Next, narrow down your choices based on time
slots. Put a star next to the speaker you really want to see.
If you're like me, you'll make a note "do not miss" if you really need
to hear what this speaker has to say. Keep in mind, if you can't get
to them all, there will be CDs to purchase from most of the speakers,
but this can add up quick!

Photo Credit: Lynne Bellaire of Essentials in Writing. 
What's your budget?
Have you sat down to really look at how much you spend on curriculum
every year? Sit down, make a list of your needs, wants and
just-want-to-look-at products. Keep impulse spending down, by knowing
your budget.

Make a list of things you really need.
Most of the time you can save on shipping if you purchase the
curriculum at the convention. Research the best price online (Amazon)
that you can pay for an item, and if you're a Prime Member, save your
back if the cost is the same, and just have it shipped to your house.

A Rolling Cart!
Don't be one of those people (ahem, like me) who ends up buying a
rolling cart every time at the convention. If you plan on buying
books, they get heavy very fast. (Skip the backpack, I did that my
first year, and think I'm still paying the price at the Chiropractor).
Other ideas are a suitcase on wheels!

Water & Snacks 

Some  conventions sell food, but it is crazy expensive. I always pack a
water bottle and some snacks in my purse. You can pack a lunch, and
leave it in your car. If the weather is nice, you can eat outside on
the stairs, or go back to your car and give your feet a rest!

The convention can seem very overwhelming. Especially if this is your
first time attending. Take a deep breath and realize that we are all
there for the same reason, to better the lives of our children through
home education.

This may look very different from home to home, but don't be afraid to
step out of your comfort zone and talk with someone new.
You'll find a mix of speakers there, some who are just pushing
products, and some who really want to reach your children with their
style of curriculum. Don't be afraid to walk out of a session, and hit
plan B. Your time is just as valuable as theirs is, and if something
isn't jiving with you, then feel free to move on.

Father's Day Weekend 2016: Around Town June 17 - 19th.

This is just a small sample of what's going on around the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati Area this coming Father's Day weekend. If you know of something fantastic going on, please feel free to add it to the comments. 



Vintage & Antiques: 

Burlington Antique Show 

Show hours: 6am- 3 pm

8am- 3pm $3 each

6am-8am $5 each (Early Bird Buying)

Kids under 12 years free

Free Parking

Show is Rain or Shine!

Sorry, No Pets Please




Goetta Fest 

16th Annual MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest

                Sponsored by J.B.’s Barbecue

Friday, June 17, 2016                          5 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 2016                      Noon until 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 19, 2016                        Noon until 9:00 p.m.


6/18 Slide the City, Cincinnati, OH. Website:

6/18 RoeblingFest presented by Lighting Systems Inc on June 18 2016 Covington,Ky at 3rd and Court Streets

NEW this year at RoeblingFest will be our Historical Presentation series brought to you by BB Riverboats!

Presentations will take place in the Telephone building ($5 per session or $10 for all 3)

2:00 - Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, will discuss John Roebling and his Ohio River Bridge.
3:00pm - Dr. Paul Tenkotte will discuss the local area during the bridge construction: "Regional Epicentre of
the Civil War: Northern Kentucky.”
4:00pm - Richard Sutherland, PE, will discuss the rehab and restoration of the Roebling bridge in the late 20th century.

Check out for more details!

Sat, Jun 18 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Airheads 30th Anniversary at Smale Park Website:


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20160317-concert6/17 - Summer Concert Series Crestview Hills, KY. Website:




Northern Kentucky Summer Day Camp - Giveaway!

It's time to start thinking about summer camp! Where would you kiddos like to go? 



Northern Kentucky Summer Day Camp Giveaway

Parenting In Northern Kentucky ~ Northern Kentucky Summer Day Camp Giveaway

Summer is finally on it’s way! It’s time for Northern Kentuckians to start packing up the snow shovels and start thinking: Summer Camp! We have so many wonderful programs in NKY and Parenting In Northern Kentucky has brought you a list to of them to reference. Not only that, we are giving away one full week of camp to one winner and $50 off a week of camp to another. Check out these great programs the winners are able to choose from: Dominach's Taekwondo Academy, Gary Williams' Martial Arts, Camp Wave @ The Newport Aquarium, Benton Farms, and SpringHill Camps. Click on over to Parenting In Northern Kentucky and check out the full list of area summer day camps.

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Parenting In Northern Kentucky’s NKY Summer Day Camp Giveaway ends at midnight EST on May 1, 2014. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. If entry is able to be verified (ie, Facebook likes, etc) the winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. Vintage Indie is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This site, nor Parenting In Northern Kentucky received payment or compensation for this post. Camp programs chosen by winners are responsible for fulfilling prizes. Free week or $50 must be used toward the camp programs chosen during the 2014 summer. Prizes are non-transferable, have no cash value, and may not be used with any other promotions, discounts, or coupons. See specific camp for additional specifications.

Vintage Indie Hot Spots: April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014

What's going on around your town this weekend? 


North Carolina 


Saturday April 5th, 11-5pm
Durham Armory, Durham, NC


The Rock & Shop Market is a hip shopping event that features over 75 juried emerging artisans & makers from the Southeast and beyond. These artisans sell their wares alongside bands, djs and food trucks. The market, started in 2004, attracts thousands of shoppers per event, and was the first event of its kind in the Triangle area. 



Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 9am-5pm
$5 Admission

Fountains Conference Center
502 E. Carmel Dr.
Carmel, IN 46032

Website: IndieArts&VintageMarketplace


United Kingdom ( I wish I could be here) 

Lady Magpie & Me Spring & Wedding Fair

Website: LadyMagpie & Me 



Want your event listed? Send your Submissions & Artwork to my EMAIL Gabreial Wyatt.  

Plan Ahead Events: Burlington KY Antique Show Sunday August 21, 2011

Looking for an antique show this weekend? Look no further than the Burlington KY Antique Show at the Boone County Fair Grounds. 


Here are some photos of my last trip there. 

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Show hours

8 am - 3pm    $3 per person


6 am - 8 am   $5 per person (early bird admission)


Children 12 & under - FREE

FREE Parking

no pets please

5819 Idlewild Rd
Burlington, KY 41005

Plan Ahead Event: Boston Handmade July 30, 2011


Union Square, Somerville, MA: July 30, 3-7pm - The Somerville Arts Council and Boston Handmade present an ArtsUnion Event: The Boston Handmade Marketplace. More than 25 locally grown artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, ceramics, textile art, handspun yarn, paper goods, hand blown glass, and more in Union Square (at the intersection of Washington, Prospect & Somerville Ave.) on Saturday, July 30, 2011, 3-7pm, with a rain date of Sunday, July 31.

Plan Ahead Event: May 21, 2011 Pop-up Event West Elm & Etsy Must RSVP Portland, OR

Etsy_portland_final I would absolutely love to attend this event if it was in my area! RSVP is a must for this event.

Visit the website for more information



PS: I haven't forgotten about you! I've been crazy busy trying to get things accomplished here at the VI homestead. We're painting walls, furniture and all kinds of stuff. I can't wait to show off our house, very soon! xoxo Gabreial

Plan Ahead Events: Season Opener for Randolph Street Market Festival May 28-29 2011 CHICAGO


Chicago's favorite vintage market, The Randolph Street Market Festival, officially kicks off its summer season May 28th and May 29th at Plumbers Hall at 1340 West Washington. The monthly event is expected to attract tens of thousands of fans over the course of five weekends this summer.

"The amount of enthusiasm for vintage has exploded in the last few years," says Randolph Street Market Festival Producer and Executive Director Sally Schwartz. "Chicago knows Randolph Street Market Festival is the place to find the best of vintage and that's why its not uncommon to see the lines forming early at these events."

Schwartz says the search for the unique, as well as an increasing desire to re-purpose, re-use and re-cycle are some of what's leading the move to vintage. But its also the fun experience of the event.

"If you've been to the Randolph Street Market Festival, you know its about vintage, but its also about food, people, music and having a really good time," Schwartz says. "It's the experience that satisfies."

The Randolph Street Market Festival is home to the world-renowned Chicago Antique Market and Indie Designer Market. Moreover, new to the event this year is FREE furniture delivery in downtown Chicago (with a minimum purchase), plus fancy food market featuring chocolates, cakes, breads, spices, olive oils and salsa and a global goods bazaar delighting Chicagoans with crafts and artisan goods representative of Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods.

 More information is available on the web at

Plan Ahead Events: Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market NY 12582 April 17th & More

Stormville Airport Antique Show

This photo of the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market looks huge! I'd love to know if you visit the show on Sunday! Send your snapshots to me!

APRIL 17, 2011

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market
428 Route 216
Stormville, NY 12582

More dates for the rest of the year can be found at the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market website.