Five Fun, Free Things at Miami in February

Compiled by Susan Meikle, university news and communications

Miami Matters brings you five, fun free things to do at Miami each month from events listed on the Miami events and Oxford community calendars. 

game-nightSaturday, Feb. 9: Food, Fun & Games - Bring Your Friends & Family to Library Game Night

6-10 p.m. Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Oxford

The University Libraries are opening up their game collection for Library Game Nights this spring. All students, faculty, staff and families are welcome to join in the fun. Choose from a large variety of board, tabletop and card games from classic to contemporary.

Every proper game night features great food: To fuel your gaming session, a variety of free food and drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: I Heart Art Makerspace Pop-upi-heart-art

2-5 p.m. Wertz Art & Architecture Library, Oxford

Join us for a Makerspace Pop-up event: Get crafty with a slew of Valentine's-themed craft activities, try your hand at drawing in 3D, or learn how to incorporate circuitry into your paper art!

Stop by for free snacks and drinks, stay for the artsy fun.

toca-maderaMonday, Feb. 18:  Warm Up With Music from Spain and Latin America by Toca Madera

7 p.m. Miami Hamilton Downtown

Latin duo Toca Madera brings the music of Spain and Latin America to Hamilton. From Flamenco-style ballads to Cuban Sons and Brazilian Bossa Nova, Toca Madera performs music of Latin America and the Caribbean, taking listeners on a journey from the mountains of Peru to the beaches of Brazil and the streets of Cuba. Toca Madera features Cincinnati native Liz Wu.  

rosa-parksMonday, Feb. 18: Family Performance Series “Rosa Parks”

7 p.m. Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents "Rosa Parks," adapted by Deondra Kamau Means.When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man more than sixty years ago, little did she know that this simple act would significantly change the course of our nation. Recommended for children in grades three and up.

Part of the Oxford Community Arts Center's Celebrating Black Culture Project. The Family Performance Series is sponsored by the Miami University Performing Arts Series.

memorial-hallThursday, Feb. 21: Cincinnati Museum Series “The Age of Steel, 1895-1920”

6 p.m. Verity Lodge, Middletown

This Verity Traditions presentation brings speakers from the Cincinnati Museum Center to give an entertaining presentation about greater Cincinnati's history, culture and architecture.The turn of the 20th century marks a significant transition in the evolution of building architecture. The development of the steel skeleton enabled architects to reinvent the office building with previously unimaginable height. In addition to skyscrapers, the new century brought forth the Beaux Arts architectural style, which featured classical, yet beautifully proportioned and highly ornamented buildings, such as Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall (pictured above), the Gwynne Building and Carnegie libraries.

A light meal will be served at 5:45 p.m. for the first 60 attendees.