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Ei8ht Ball Brewing hosts a party this Saturday that echoes most folks’ sentiments after the past few months. The brewery’s “F#$K Winter” bash features the tapping of Ei8ht Ball’s new double IPA, Preach, the grand opening of its patio, live music from Honey & Houston and a pig roast with all the fixins. Give Old Man Winter the proverbial finger by celebrating in true spring fashion — it looks like this monsoon will end today. Ei8ht Ball’s “F#$k Winter” party runs 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce the kids to classical music and our local orchestras (or if you’re just an adult with an unabashed loved for children’s movies — no judgment), The Cincinnati Pops’ Pixar in Concert is definitely worth checking out. The Pops will be playing tunes from more than a dozen of your animated favorites including the Toy Story trilogy, Finding Nemo and more. Concerts run all weekend, Friday-Sunday at Music Hall; tickets start at $12. Cincinnati gets a little spring break flavor this weekend with Foam N’ Glow. You know those sketchy Panama bar parties where they flood the joint with suds and everyone goes wild, unaware of what bodily fluids they may or may not be exposed to? It’s just like that, only at Bogart’s. Expect DJs, light shows, foam shooters and way too many neon tank tops packed into Bogart’s beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. Get tickets here. Monster Jam returns to the Tristate this weekend with a lineup of badass monstertruckers to entertain audiences with tricks and racing. U.S. Bank Arena gets down and dirty as it transforms into race track and obstacle course for Monster Jam Friday-Saturday. Innovative chamber music ensemble concert:nova always presents fun, interdisciplinary concerts in atypical venues. This Saturday and Sunday, the group flips the traditional classical music gala on its head with RE:BEL — a performance and party at Rhinegeist Brewery. Lots of live music accompanies art installations and guests have the option of enjoying a three-course dinner. Go here for tickets and more details. The 22nd Victory of Light Expo takes over Sharonville Convention Center this weekend for two days of workshops, lectures, art and music for the mind, body and spirit. Meet and mingle with psychics, healers, paranormal investigators, astrologists and other presenters with spiritual flair. The expo is also a great shopping spot for books, crystals and materials on Tarot, Reiki, aromatherapy and more. Tickets are $14 per day, $20 for a weekend pass. Be sure to read our Best of Cincinnati issue for reader and staff picks on the city’s best restaurants, businesses, events and more. For more art openings, theater shows, parties and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks and full calendar.
 
 

Rio (Review)

Computer-animated feature revisits a seemingly long-lost style

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Plenty of contemporary animated features are trying so hard to be clever that they forget to be fundamentally enjoyable — and as for the emotional depth, we can appreciate Pixar's impressive track record without dismissing everything that doesn't live up to that standard. 'Rio' manages to be entertaining by working within an unlikely formula: making something that's fun for kids, in the style of movies that their parents would have watched when they were kids. Grade: B.  

Toy Story 3 (Review)

Woody and Buzz strike again in Pixar's latest winner

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The twin heroes in Andy's toy constellation, the earnest cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and the galactic defender Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), are the two heads of the luckiest coin any boy could ever hope to own. But Andy is going off to college, which signals the end of the run for his childhood toys, right? 'Toy Story 3' shows that the Pixar team unfailingly sticks to a winning formula that runs completely counter to our accepted sense of what such formulas mean. Grade: A.  

Up (Review)

Pixar's latest is high on the emotional scale

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
'Up' explicitly captures Pixar's more adult scope in that it's the studio's first film with exclusively human protagonists. There are no superheroes, humanized machines or talking animals. They've opened the doors of the animated world and let in a broad new range of emotions that will become the foundation for even more rollicking adventures. Grade: A.  

Wall-E (Disney)

2008, Rated PG

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Chances are the Walt Disney Company is counting their blessings that they didn't part ways with Pixar after making 'Cars.' The computer animation juggernaut — and arguably a Disney savior — has again proved who wears the pants in the relationship.  

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