Welcome to a world of candy and sweets. Your dentist might not love this, but you will. CityBeat and Her Cincinnati pair up for Sugar Rush, the saccharine soiree perfect for reminiscing (with your mouth) about those trick-or-treating days when it was cool to stuff your face with candy
. Sample local sweeteries’ cupcakes, ice cream, donuts, pies, pastries and pair them with dessert wines, coffee and liquor drinks. Vote on your favorite treat at the end of the night — the winning vendor receives a trophy. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Cincinnati Ballet. $10. 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The Center Cincinnati, 115 E. Fifth St., Downtown.