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Written by Eleni Snider   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 12:00

Hush Happenings
Cincinnati's social scene is full of secrets, but you just don't know about them yet — until now. Read on as a few of Cincy's social butterflies reveal the city's best kept secrets.

The Queen City is full of surprises that even the born-and-raised Cincinnatian might not know. Cincy Chic digs deeper into these social secrets and reveals them to the curious people of the city, who now will be some of the select few in the know about these local events.


Bacchanalian's Krewe


The Bacchanalian Society throws an annual masquerade party, Krewe, in celebration for Mardi Gras and as a reciprocal gesture to the hosts who volunteer at the society's four quarterly events. Centered around the party are three main secrets. First,the event is very private and is invitation only. Invitations are sent through e-mails and Facebook. Also, there are secrets revealed at the Krewe event that are changed every year. These secrets can include entertainers like belly dancers, magicians and fire throwers. Lastly, the main secret is what really sets this event in the social secrets category. The location of the Krewe event is revealed to the attendees only 24 hours before the event, and it changes every year.


"The most important, and I think the biggest, secret is the location032210SOCIAL2.jpg. And the reason that we decided to do that was because we really felt like there were a lot of venues and buildings in Cincinnati that people are unaware of and there [is] great, beautiful architecture that exists that is otherwise unknown spaces," Bacchanalian Society Vice President Christine Curtin says.


With the exclusive invitation, outstanding entertainers and undisclosed location all being secrets associated with Krewe, what's not a secret about the party?


The Hidden Secrets


The Cincinnati Museum Center's Omnimax theater features monthly classics shown every Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month's Friday film is perfectly called, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets. This film takes you in a whitewater raft on the Colorado River and through the incredible sights and sounds of the 4,000 years of history of the Grand Canyon. It includes meeting the Anasazi people and a re-creation of John Wesley Powell's expedition in 1869. If you see it, you might just learn some little secrets of the Grand Canyon that you never learned in grade school.


While you visit the Museum Center, get in on some more secrets at the "Gold" exhibit. Featuring everything from a "Queen City Gold" section to an area dedicated to golden artifacts through history, this exhibit displays and teaches all things gold. It shows the process for mining gold and the various ways gold has been used throughout history, from astronaut helmets to Christian Moerlein's presentation shotgun. 032210SOCIAL3.jpgFor more information, head to


The Crafty Supermarket


This supermarket is unlike the usual one to which you make your weekly routine trips. It is far more interesting with a wide variety of crafts including jewelry, accessories, cards and homemade clothing. The Clifton Cultural Arts Center will play host to a Crafty Supermarket, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. As the event goes into its second year, 45 vendors already have registered, which is 30 more than last year. Along with the craft vendors, food vendors and do-it-yourself crafts will provide eats and entertainment for both children and adults. So what's the secret here?


"The biggest secret is to get there early!" Crafty Supermarket Co-founder Grace Dobush says. "Our first 100 shoppers of the day will get a swag bag full of free goodies."





Top Photo

Photo courtesy of Christine Curtin


Second and Bottom Photos

Photographer: Criss Palacios

Location: Cincinnati Museum Center

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