Hold on to your knickers, girls! This weekend is full of excellent music, arts, theater and shopping events. Here we go:
Ides of March premiers tonight (FINALLY). Check it out and see how many Cincinnati landmarks you can spot. Or just look at Ryan Gosling. Read our interview with an actor who is not Gosling or Clooney here, and check out our review.
Clifton Heights Music Festival is back for its fifth installment! Bands of all genres take over six Clifton-area bars (in walking distance of one another) tonight and Saturday. The ever-growing fest continues to be one of the most affordable - $8 gets you in all venues for one night, $12 for both nights. Go here for the full lineup and venue details.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly plays Madison Theater tonight. My little sister wants to marry him. Important facts here.
Think you're too old for haunted hay rides? Quit being a little bitch and check out the Springboro Haunted Hayride and Black Bog. Cozy up to your companion as you roll in a tractor through a haunted forest, filled with creepy creatures. "More terror!" you say? Stick around for the night walk through Springboro's forest of Black Bog. It's pretty damn frightening. Both attractions open Friday-Saturday through Oct. 29. Get directions here.
Northside Second Saturdays kicked off last month, bringing all the restaurants, bars, retail shops and galleries in one of Cincinnati's hippest 'hoods all together for one night. Happy hour/shopping specials at participating locations along Hamilton, Chase and Spring Grove Avenues begin at 6 p.m. Go here for all the details.
Folk Metal Vikings Winterhymn play Covington's Radiodown Saturday. Members have really cool names. Details here.
This week marks the final Second Sunday on Main of the season. Come down to OTR for SSOM's foodie fest. There will be celebrity chef demos, dining specials at local eateries, a chili cook-off and more. Go here for more info.
Beauty and the Beast continues at the Aronoff Center nightly through Sunday. Sometimes date-night shows can double as shows for kids. Proceed with caution.