Cincy Blues Fest is back at Sawyer Point this weekend celebrating its 20th anniversary. The volunteer-driven festival showcases quality Blues entertainment on multiple stages year after year. Performances run 5 p.m.-midnight Friday and 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday.
Adonis Nightclub opens the pool for Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign’s dive-in movie night Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Bridesmaids will be shown on the big screen at 9:30. Come early to hang out poolside and enjoy a men’s swimwear fashion show by Knickers XY at 8:30 p.m. After the show, there will be a silent auction for those very sexy suits! When else can you take the knickers right off a model? A photo booth and plenty of grub will be on hand all night.
Find your polo, iron your pleated skirt and lather on the sunscreen — it’s time for the Western & Southern Open! One of tennis’ oldest and largest tournaments kicks off Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. Matches continue through Aug. 19, featuring Maria Sharapova, recent Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray and Serena Williams. There will even be live music from noon-2 and 5-7 p.m. Aug.12-18. Get tickets, schedules and directions here.
Saturday is Community Art Centers Day, presented by ArtsWave. Cincinnati is lucky to have a community center where children and adults can express themselves creatively in almost every major neighborhood. On Saturday, these participating centers will host open houses and present parades, demos, performances and more. Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Sharonville Fine Arts Center and Clifton Cultural Arts Center are just a few locations celebrating and showing off their stuff this weekend.
Second weekends = extra fun in Northside and OTR. Head to Northside Saturday to check out extended hours and specials at the neighborhood’s great galleries, restaurants, bars and businesses, 6-10 p.m. Second Sundays on Main keep the party going through the weekend. This month’s theme is Growth & Wellness, so come harness your chi or just recover from your hangover with food vendors, street performers, yoga demos, food and wine pairings, shopping and live music. The street fest takes over Main Street between Thirteenth and Liberty, noon-5 p.m.
Ongoing events: Hamilton County Fair and Great Inland Seafood Festival continue through Sunday. And be sure to swing by Fountain Square Friday for the Indie Craft Market, coinciding with MidPoint Indie Summer featuring A Place to Bury Strangers, The Kansas Bible Company and Sidewalk Chalk.