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and the surrounding Fifth Street area will be a beerhead mecca this weekend as
47+ breweries serve up more than 200 of their best brews for Cincy Beerfest. Enjoy
samples of everything from Magic Hat and Rogue to local brews like MadTree and
50 West Friday and Saturday. Local food trucks will be on hand to supply
munchies along with plenty of live music all weekend. Tickets are $15 and
include a 16-oz. cup and two drink tickets or a 5-oz. sample cup and five
sample tickets. Additional pints are $5; additional samples are $2 each. VIP
tickets are $40 and include a 5-oz. sample mug, 25 samples and access to an
exclusive area with VIP-only beers. Buy VIP and $10 designated driver tickets
Cincy Beerfest runs 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Happiness is a
warm donut and this weekend, you can buy happiness as Holman’s Donuts opens its
highly anticipated Over-the-Rhine location. Welcome the donut dynasty
to the neighborhood during the grand
opening of their new Vine Street store from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (yes, they’re open
The Westwood Civic
Association presents the fifth annual Westwood Art Show outside
Westwood Town Hall Saturday. Looking for that perfect work of art for your
living room? More than 70 local artists will be selling their works at the
event. There will also be live music, local food vendors, wine tastings from
Henke Winery plus Madcap Puppets and a craft tent for kids. The free event runs
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
to St. Patrick’s Day” with a little culture during the Cincinnati Celtic
Festival at Washington Park. Ireland, Scotland and
other Celtic cultures will be represented with music, dance, handcrafted goods
and — of course — plenty of food and Guinness. The fest runs noon-8 p.m.
Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
Bill Maher is
known for three things: Comedy, commentary and controversy. Fans can expect a
mix of all three — with lots of laughs — at Maher’s stand-up show Sunday at the
Aronoff Center. Maher is currently in his 11th season of his talk show, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher which returns
from summer hiatus Friday at 10 p.m. Check out our interview with Maher here.
For more art openings, summer
festivals and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
Door for weekend theater offerings.
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The same folks who
present the popular winter beer festival at Duke Energy Convention Center bring
the booze outdoors this weekend for Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square.
Celebrate the city’s rich brewing history in the best way — by sampling beer!
More than 150 craft brews will be on tap for the fest, running 5-11 p.m. Friday
and 3-11 p.m. Saturday. Buy $30 pre-sale
and get automatic VIP status (which includes 24 additional exclusive beers, a
souvenir mug and other perks). Walk-up admission is $45.
Film Festival kicked off last night, bringing a bevy of movies to Clifton,
Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. Find your new favorite documentary,
peep locally produced features, meet up-and-coming directors and attend the
world premiere of a James Franco/Winona Ryder thriller, all at various venues
across town. Check out our interview
with CFF Executive Director
Katharine Steele and get tickets and schedule info here.
This weekend is Northside
Second Saturday. Be sure to
check out the grand opening of WordPlay,
Michael Hurst’s art show That’s Just a
Myth at Fabricate, Dylan Speeg’s paintings at NVISION and the newly-opened
Tacocracy in addition to all the extended hours and specials at Northside bars,
restaurants, galleries and shops.
Whether you’re a
fat-bottomed girl or more of a “Killer Queen,” most would agree Freddie Mercury
is one of the most amazing entertainers of all time. Celebrate the Queen
frontman’s birthday (he would have been 66 Sept. 5) at the fifth annual Freddie
Mercury Birthday Bash. The Drinkery will play Queen tunes all night, 10 p.m.-2
a.m., so glitter yourself up and show off that chest hair.
your weekend takeout routine and visit the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
for the Taste of India. Watch
traditional Indian dancers, shop for art work, jewelry and spices and, of
course, sample the best Indian cuisine the city has to offer. The evening ends
with a fireworks display by Rozzi. The free fest runs noon-8 p.m. Saturday.Support a local environmental education nonprofit while enjoying lots of
Bluegrass at Imago’s 12th Annual Music in the Woods
fundraiser Saturday. Visit Imago’s 16-acre nature preserve for live music,
vendors, food and drinks, a silent auction, family hikes, art projects and much
more. Music begins at 4 p.m. and runs ‘til 11. Tickets are $12-$20.Shakespeare in the Park is a popular event in most major cities, bringing live
theater out in the fresh air, much like when the original shows were first
produced. If you haven’t caught any of these free shows, Sunday’s performance
of The Tempest at Washington Park is
a must-see. ArtsWave
presents this special interactive production where the audience will help make
the show happen. Participants will create special illusions, noise effects,
lighting and more while enjoying Shakespeare’s comedy of magic and monsters. It’s
fun for all ages, and a great way to get kids interested in theater. The show
begins at 7 p.m., but come early for arts and crafts and face painting.For more to do
this weekend and beyond, check out our full To Do recommendations
and 41 other suggestions in our Cool