Rasputin Todd reports:
Cowboy Junkies, Vince Gill and Sesame Street Live! are only a few options of many to hit up this week. Are you going to see the Awkward Pockets art show? How about the Turkeys at the Zoo’s Tunes & Blooms? Here’s everything you need to know.
Awkward Pockets, 12:30 p.m., Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Works by Jessica Burkhart, David Canny, Kathryn DiMartino, Maureen Fellinger, Kristy Kemper, Zach Shonkwiler and Corey Scott Thierauf. Works in range of media: videography, watercolor, gouache, ink, digital illustration and mixed-media. Gallery talks Monday. Closing reception Friday. Free. 513-562-6262; www.artacademy.edu.
Cowboy Junkies, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. Alternative rock. $30 orchestra, $25 main floor, $20 balcony. 513-731-8000; jbmpromotions.com.
EcoSculpt Awards Ceremony, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Installation of original sculptures by 13 artists made of recycled and/or recyclable materials. Music by the Cliftones. Vendors sell eco-friendly goods and services. 513-763-8036; www.myfountainsquare.com.
Timeflies, 7:30 p.m., Brick Street Bar, 36 E. High St., Oxford. Ages 18 and up. $20, $15 advance. 513-523-1335; www.brickstreetbar.com.
Tunes & Blooms Concert, 6-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Music by the Turkeys and Jake Speed & the Freddies. Free. 513-281-4700; www.cincinnatizoo.org.
Ulysses, 8-10:30 p.m., Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati. Adapted by Alison Vodnoy. Michael Burnham, director. Using structure of Homeric Odyssey, work takes place during Dublin’s “dailiest day possible,” June 16, 1904, as the protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, makes his way through the streets and haunts of the city. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Through April 28. 513-556-4183; ccm.uc.edu.
Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo and Friends, 7 p.m., U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. $15-$33; plus fees. Through April 29. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Rach of Ages, 11 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Juraj Valcuha, conductor. Lise de la Salle, piano. Robert Sullivan, trumpet. $10 and up. 513-381-3300; www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $67.50, $54.50, $44.50, $34.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Princess and the Pea, 8 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Combination of storytelling, dance and slapstick comedy. Presented by Cincinnati Ballet. $80, $65, $45, $30. Through April 29. 513-621-2787; www.cballet.com.
ReUse-apalooza, 7-11 p.m., Building Value, 4040 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. Event celebrates Cincinnati, community, camaraderie and environmental consciousness. With silent auction, one drink ticket, music, entertainment and valet parking. Benefits Building Value and Easter Seals Work Resource Center. $50 VIP, $20. Tickets available online and at Building Value. 513-386-6856; www.buildingvalue.org/reuse-apalooza!.
Trampled By Turtles, 8:30 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $22.50, $18.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.tafttheatre.org.
It’s A Pet aFair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gil Lynn Park, Third Street and Greendevil Lane, Dayton, Ky. Benefits Stray Animal Adoption Program. Free for spectators. $15 car show entry, $5 pet parade entry. 859-391-1234; www.adoptastray.com.
Roller Derby Sneak Preview, 6 p.m., Bank of Kentucky Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls exhibition bout. Free. 859-866-0778; www.black-n-bluegrass.com.
The Second City 2: Less Pride… More Pork, 7 p.m., Playhouse in the Park, Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre, Eden Park. Second helping of original comedy about all things Cincinnati. Suitable for adults and older teenagers. Portions of show are improvisation and will change nightly. $25 and up. Through July 1. 513-421-3888; www.cincyplay.com.