By Dylan Speeg

My wife needed a break today so I took our toddler to the museum to expose my daughter some culture while wearing her out. Little did I know I would see a photography exhibit that would blow me away at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Herb Ritts produces photographs that capture the human body in its most exotic splendor. His photography has transformed mere celebrities into icons and the naked body into a visual poem. The Cincinnati Art Museum has his many glorious works on exhibit, letting people see the legendary artistry that will forever impact the art and our culture. Herb Ritts: L.A. Style is at The Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive and lasts until December 30th.

Saturday, October 13 from 2-11 p.m., the Glendale Village Square will be stuffed with over 119 craft ales, domestic and import wines, plus food from some of Cincinnati’s best places to eat. The reason is because it’s the Glendale Festival.  There will also be tastings, accompanied by food, as well as live music that night.

Kids of all ages can have a blast at Parky’s Farm for some kid-friendly attractions. At Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm you’ll take a creepy wagon ride through Spooky Hallow Ghost Town before roasting marshmallows at the campfire. Explore it Thursday through Sunday in person at Winton Woods at 10245 Winton Road and lasts until October 28th.

The Lloyd Library and Museum on 917 Plum St. is a gem in the crown of the Queen City. The Magic and Myth of Alchemy is the current exhibition and it is really interesting and fun. This exhibit features historical texts on alchemy and how it helped develop the modern chemistry laboratory and fostered the scientific methods and pursuit of miracle cures that have aided in the development of today’s pharmaceutical chemistry. You will also like that it’s free.

I will be on the lookout for fun and exciting stuff to do around our city. I always find some really cool stuff.