Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Oct. 4-10

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Monday, Oct. 4

COMEDY: Ben Brainard, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Ages 21-up.

CONCERTS: Lil Baby, Heritage Bank Center. With Lil Durk, Coi Leray, Bankroll Freddie, and Rylo Rodriguez.

FESTIVALS: Oktoberfest, daily through Oct. 10, Cartridge Brewing, 1411 Grandin Road, Maineville. Brewery’s inaugural Oktoberfest features varieties of Rhineland beer, limited edition steins, stein-holding competitions, Bavarian menu and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

FESTIVAL: Hero Night Festival, 4-9 p.m., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell. First responders, demos, kids activities, touch-a-truck, food, drinks, music, silent action and more. Benefits DCCH. Free.

CONCERTS: Modest Mouse, Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center. With Future Islands and Empath. 

CONCERTS: Chris Thile, Memorial Hall.

LECTURE: Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times, 7 p.m., Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times bestselling author discusses latest book. $5. 

VIRTUAL: Storytellers Project: I Am Middle Eastern, 7 p.m., streaming online via, and

VIRTUAL: YWCA Racial Justice Breakfast, Oct. 5 is the last day to register. Keynote is Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.” $25.

Thursday, Oct. 7

ART: The Studio Box: Gee Horton, 6-9 p.m., Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Live art created from within a custom-constructed mini studio inside taproom. Every Thursday in October. Free.

CHARITY: Designer Bag Bingo, 5:30 p.m., The Livery of Aurora, 215 Bridgeway St., Aurora. Includes boxed dinner, cash bar, raffles and bingo games. Benefits Hillforest Victorian House Museum. $30. Advance tickets required.

COMEDY: Tony Baker, Funny Bone Comedy Club, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. Runs Oct. 7-9. Ages 21-up.

CONCERTS: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

CONCERTS: Larkin Poe, Bogart’s. 

Larkin Poe — sisters Rebecca, left, and Megan Lovell — play Bogart's Thursday night.

CONCERTS: Christopher Cross, Memorial Hall.

HALLOWEEN: Movie Night on the Levee, 7-9 p.m., Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport. Oct. 7: Goosebumps. Oct. 14: Scoob. Oct. 21: The Addams Family. Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus.

Friday, Oct. 8

CHARITY: Golf Outing, 9 a.m., Hamilton Elks Golf Club, 4444 Hamilton Middletown Road, Liberty Township. Benefits Edge Teen Center. $540 per foursome, $135 per person.

CONCERTS: Dierks Bentley, Riverbend Music Center. With Riley Green. 

CONCERTS: David Bromberg Quintet, Ludlow Garage.

CONCERTS: Polo G, PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation.

FESTIVALS: Operation Pumpkin, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, High St., Hamilton. Vendors, pumpkin weigh-offs, sculpted pumpkins, live entertainment and more.

FESTIVALS: Navy Bean Hometown Festival, Friday-Saturday, Downtown Rising Sun. Scaled-down festival featuring beans and bands.

FESTIVALS: St. Dominic Parish Festival, 4551 Delhi Pike, Delhi Township. Runs Oct. 8-10. CANCELED.

HALLOWEEN: Haunted Village, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Heritage Village Museum, 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Runs weekends Oct. 8-23. Family-friendly, slight fright event in 19th century village inside Sharon Woods. $10.

Heritage Village turns into Haunted Village for Halloween.

HALLOWEEN: Terror Town, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. Runs Sept. 3-Nov. 6. $25-$35.

HALLOWEEN: Halloween Haunt, Friday-Saturday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 30.

HALLOWEEN: Brimstone Haunt, Friday-Saturday, Renaissance Festival grounds, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Waynesville. Runs Sept. 24-Oct. 30.

MUSEUMS: Luba Lukova: Designing Justice, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Portfolio of social commentary prints and posters addressing themes of humanity and injustices worldwide. Runs Oct. 8-March 22. $10, $5 children, free for museum members.

MUSIC: Findlay Park Music Series, 5 p.m., Findlay Park, 1811 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. This week: Preston B. Charles III. Free.

THEATER: Shock! The Spine-tingling Tale of Miss Spidra, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. World premiere play by Joseph Zettelmaier is comedic drama about schlocky horror. Rated PG-13. Runs Oct. 8-24. $15-$35.

THEATER: Romeo and Juliet, Cincinnati Shakespeare Co., 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers and the feuding families who tear them apart, returns to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stage in all of its everlasting grandeur. Revel in lavish masked balls, rousing street brawls, tragic young love, and some of the most exquisite poetry ever penned, all in a traditional Elizabethan setting. Fall in love again for the first time. Runs Oct. 8-Nov. 13. Tickets $14-up.

THEATER: Sex ‘n’ the City: A Super Unauthorized Musical Parody, 7:30 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. 

THEATER ENDING SOON: The Odd Couple, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., West Price Hill. Runs Sept. 16-Oct. 10.

TOURS: Downtown Living Tour 2021, 5-9:30 p.m. Friday (VIP), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, On the Rhine Eatery, 100 E. Court St., Downtown. Tour properties throughout the urban core. $60 Friday, $20 Saturday.

Saturday, Oct. 9

ART/NEIGHBORHOOD: Made in Camp 2021, 2-6 p.m., Camp Washington. More than 70 artists, galleries and makers collaborate on this neighborhood-wide open house. Golf carts circulate for visitors to hop on and off at various sites. Pick up maps at host sites, including American Sign Museum, Wave Pool, Camp Washington Community Board and artist studios. Live music and interactive activities throughout the day.

ART OPENING: Action & Structures, noon-4 p.m. Carl Solway Gallery, 424 Findlay St., West End. Featuring works by Laurie Anderson, John Cage, John Cale & Joseph Kosuth, Buckminster Fuller, Nam June Paik and more. Runs Oct. 9-Dec. 17. 513-621-0069.

ART OPENING: Mark de Jong: The Stair House, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1373 & 1375 Avon Place, Camp Washington. Artist and maker of the Swing House, de Jong’s current project is the Stair House, which is in the first phase of a multi-year transformation. Space open to the public and featuring lens-based works in collaboration with Jesse Byerly, Steve Paszt and Jacqueline Wood. Runs weekends through Oct. 24, with a grand opening Oct. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Free. 

COMEDY: Andrew Schulz, Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center.

CONCERTS: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Riverbend Music Center. With The Marshall Tucker Band.

CONCERTS: Multimagic, Woodward Theater. With Christian Gough and Bershy. 

CONCERTS: Don Felder, 8 p.m., Hollywood Casino.

FESTIVALS: Asian Food Fest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Court St. Plaza, Downtown. Enjoy Asian vendors, exhibits, cultural dances and live music. Featuring the culture and cuisine of Cambodia, China, Hawaii, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Runs Oct. 9-10.

FESTIVALS: Harvest Moon Family Festival, 4-8 p.m., Cooper and Zig Zag roads, Montgomery. Hayrides, pony rides, face painting, sack races, archery games, food trucks, tours of Wilder-Swaim House, live music and more. Free admission.

FESTIVALS: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Downtown Waynesville. Now in its 51st year, this festival features more than seven tons of sauerkraut creations. Live entertainment and hundreds of vendors from across the nation.

FESTIVALS: Oxford Wine & Craft Beer Festival, 2-10 p.m., Memorial Park, 2 N. Main St., Oxford. Wine, art music, beer garden and food. Farm market corner with hayrides. Family fun from 3-6 p.m. $30.

FESTIVALS: Lebanon Oktoberfest, noon, Mulberry St., Downtown Lebanon. Live German music, authentic German food vendors, beer garden with imported German beer and wine, kid’s zone. Opening parade and ceremonial keg tapping at noon.

FESTIVALS: Ohio Renaissance Festival: Viking Weekend, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Waynesville. Runs Sept. 4-Oct. 31.

FESTIVALS: Walnut Hills Street Food Festival, 3-7 p.m., 900 block, E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. 

FILM: Reels on Wheels, 7 p.m., Bramble Park, 6395 Bramble Ave., Madisonville. Free, includes popcorn and beverage.

HALLOWEEN: Tricks & Treats, Saturday-Sunday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Family-friendly. Runs Sept. 25-Oct. 31.

HALLOWEEN: Pumpkin Patch Express, 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m., LM&M Railroad, 16 E. South St., Lebanon. 45-minute train ride, visit to Creech’s Garden Center, free small pie pumpkin. Total trip time is two hours. Runs Saturday-Sunday Oct. 2-31. $25, $20 ages 2-16 and ages over 62.

RECREATION: Silent Disco, 6-10 p.m., Oak Ridge Lodge in Mount Airy Forest, Oak Ridge Road. Dance with headphones. Alcohol and food available for purchase. $6, free for ages 10-under.

There's a silent disco happening Saturday night at Oak Ridge Lodge in Mount Airy Forest.

RECREATION: Devil’s Staircase AMA Pro Hillclimb Weekend, noon Saturday-Sunday, 1086 Corwin Road, Oregonia. Dirt drags, grudge racing, motorcycle games, field meet, live music and more. $10, free ages 12-under. No advance ticket sales. Pay at door.

SHOPPING: The City Flea, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Curated urban flea market. Free admission.

SHOPPING: Market Bleu, 6-10 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Artisans showcase and sell works.

SHOPPING: Second Saturday Flea Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laurel Bend, 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth. Runs the second Saturday of each month Feb. 13-Dec. 11. Market is both indoors and outside. Vendors of all kinds.

THEATER OPENING: The West End, Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circe, Mount Adams. World premiere play by Keith Josef Adkins. Runs Oct. 9-Nov. 7. Set in 1941 in Cincinnati’s West End, this drama shines a light on a transformative chapter of local history.

THEATER: Remembering James: The Life and Music of James Brown, 7:30 p.m., Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown.

Sunday, Oct. 10

CHARITY/RECREATION: Leaf Shuffle 5K, Caesar Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. Benefits Caesar Creek Pioneer Village and Nature Center.

COMEDY: Nurse Blake, Madison Theater.

Catch Nurse Blake Sunday at Madison Theater.

CONCERTS: The Bones of J.R. Jones, Southgate House Revival, Revival Room. 

CRAFT SHOW: Villa Madonna Academy Fall Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills. $4 admission, free ages 12-under.

MUSIC: Westside Community Band presents “Jubilee!”, 2 p.m., Mount St. Joseph University Theater, 5701 Delhi Road, Delhi Township. Masks required. Free. 513-328-4853;

NEIGHBORHOOD: Second Sunday on Main: Sustain on Main, noon-5 p.m., Main Street between Twelfth and Liberty, Over-the-Rhine. Street festival with over 100 local vendors, live music, street artists, outdoor biergarten and more than 50 participating shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. Free.

RECREATION: Bud Light Tailgate Zone at The Banks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Freedom Way between Main and Walnut streets, Downtown. Pregame party with live music, Bud Bar, jersey makeover and more. Free admission.

SHOPPING: Cincinnati Toy and Collectible Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $10 admission.

SPORTS: Cincinnati Bengals vs Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium, One Paul Brown Way, Downtown.

TOURS: Historic Mount Adams Walking Tours, 1 p.m., Mount Adams Bar & Grill, 938 Hatch St., Mount Adams. 2-hour guided walking tour of neighborhood. Wear comfortable shoes and mask. Runs Sundays through Oct. 31. Benefits Mount Adams Civic Association. $10.

Looking ahead

CHARITY: Ohio Valley Team Hope Walk, Oct. 17, Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester Township. Benefits Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

FASHION SHOW: Cocktails & Couture, Oct. 22, 21c Museum Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown. Learn history through vintage fashion vignettes and cocktails tastings, mixed by Molly Wellmann, show pop-up boutiques, enjoy high-end designer vintage fashion show. $30-$35 VIP, $20 general.

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