Ahhhh, summer. Sunshine 15 hours a day. Driving around town with the windows down and sunglasses on. New music. Plenty of things to do. The list goes on and on … that’s why we asked our fellow students, performers, volunteers and friends of Improv Cincinnati to share their must-dos, must-listens, must-sees, and must-experiences for this summer, before we blink and it’s gone!
Chances are, something will pique your interest. Be sure to add these to your list for Summer 2018:
- At least one Reds game and one FC Cincinnati game - Erica, Level 3 student and IC stage manager
- Brandemonium or an FC Cincinnati game. - Ryan Slicer, Level 2 student
- Cincinnati Brewery Tour (a must-drink, too) - Deserae, Level 4 student
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Deserae, Level 4 student:
- Get my writer’s tattoo - Erica, Level 3 student and IC stage manager
- I really want to plan a bowling outing with IC this summer at Stones Lanes - Mary, IC company member, performer in Hot Mic!
- Kings Island -- “I get motion sickness. Every summer I wonder if I should try taking the Dramamine and ginger I take for plane rides and go to Kings Island.” - Erica, Level 3 student and IC stage manager
- Reds baseball game. I try to do at least one a summer - Tatiana, IC company member, teacher, performer in Hot Mic!
- Shop at a Cincy Farmers Market - support local farmers and help the environment! You'll find me at the Northside Farmers Market most Wednesdays... - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- The “Stranger Things” room at Cincinnati Escape Room - Sydney, IC student, volunteer
- Walking along the river. Favorite places to do this are the bottom of Smale Riverfront Park and Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point - Tatiana, IC company member, teacher, performer in Hot Mic!
- “Ant-Man and The Wasp” and “The Spy Who Dumped Me” - Deserae, Level 4 student
- "Shaolin Soccer" (yeah it came out in 2001, but the World Cup is on!) - Sasha, Level 5 (The Harold) student, performer in Veracity
- “The Incredibles 2” (I already saw it, but it was pretty great.) - Sydney, IC student, volunteer
- Tone, IC company member, performer in Hot Mic! Sharing his summer bucket list or BAD Superhero movies:
- Captain America” (1990). Before the MCU, Marvel tried, for years, to bring their characters to life. This awful version of Cap’s story features Red Skull, who is trying to kidnap the President. 12 stars out of 100.
- “The Punisher” (1989) The first screen version of Frank Castle starring our favorite Russian boxer, Dolph Lundgren. He fights the Japanese mob and bad hair. 34 bullets out of 50
- “The Fantastic Four” (1994) Roger Corman tried to bring this to life and failed miserably. There is no final, theatrical version, but you can catch clips on YouTube. Also, The Thing looks like a poop monster. 0 out of 0.
- "Won't You Be My Neighbor," a documentary about an incredibly exemplary individual and an incredibly unique television show that became a cultural institution. The world needs more people like Fred Rogers. - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- "Born a Crime" audiobook, written and read by Trevor Noah - funny, heartfelt, one of my favorite audiobooks of all time - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- “Sound Advice” podcast with Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney and “Adventure Awaits” podcast with myself and Alex Morris from IC - Deserae, Level 4 student
- "Waking Up with Sam Harris" (podcast) - Ryan Slicer, Level 2 student
- “Waving Through a Window” (Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”) - Sydney, IC student, volunteer
- Emancipator - Sasha, Level 5 (The Harold) student, performer in Veracity
- My buddy, Brad Mielke, does a news podcast for ABC News called “Start Here.” With all of the negativity in the news, it's a quick way to keep abreast of major events without being bogged down - Tatiana, IC company member, teacher, performer in Hot Mic!
- The podcasts "Reply All," "Revisionist History," "Heavyweight," "This American Life," and "RadioLab" - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (I’m almost done. I’ve read all of them in the past few months!) - Sydney, IC student, volunteer
- “Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre” by Keith Johnstone and “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan - Deserae, Level 4 student
- "Lifeonaire: Real Prosperity" by Steve Cook and Shaun McCloskey - Ryan Slicer, Level 2 student
- “The Sun Also Rises,” by Ernest Hemingway - Sasha, Level 5 (The Harold) student, performer in Veracity
- For improv, "Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out" by Mick Napier; For fiction, "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen; For non-fiction: "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success" by Adam Grant - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- I would really like to finish the third and fourth books in Stephen King's Dark Tower series this summer, "The Waste Lands" and "Wizard and Glass." - Mary, IC company member, performer in Hot Mic!
- My favorite book is The Lorax, sooooooooo… - Tatiana, IC company member, teacher, performer in Hot Mic!
- “I have never tasted one of Holtman’s Donuts. I feel like this should happen.” - Erica, Level 3 student and IC stage manager
- Anything from Bridges in Northside; garlic wings from The Littlefield - Jon, IC Co-Founder
- Sichuan Chili in Blue Ash. Spicy and delicious Sichuan cuisine. Sizzling chicken and red dried chili fish are the two must have dishes - Sasha, Level 5 (The Harold) student, performer in Veracity
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