Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: January 18-21


MOVE sounds like a great way to enjoy a Thursday night. Members of the Cincinnati Circus Co., the dance team of the University of Cincinnati, von Pones and the Atrevidos Dance Co. will delight the guests with aerial acrobatics and other acts at Rhinegeist. There will also be a DJ. Rhinegeist will add a philanthropic aspect by donating a portion of the taproom sales to Mission2Move, a local nonprofit that teaches students in exercise, meditation and nutrition.

Thursday 6pm to 9pm. Rheingeist, Elm St. 1910, above the Rhine. Free. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Moving celebration for the 150th anniversary of CCM

Immerse yourself in the music of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music during Moveable Feast at CCM Village on Friday. Visit areas of the village that showcase jazz, musical theater, piano, opera, drama, dance, choral, orchestral, and e-media video productions. Then enjoy a special Blue Note after party with CCM alumnus Brian Newman.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. – midnight. University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, CCM Village. The prices for ticket packages vary.

Fiona’s first birthday party

Don’t miss the biggest birthday party of 2018. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is spectacularly celebrating the first birthday of everyone’s favorite hippopotamus. For the first 2,000 families there is a giveaway for a hippopotamus bath mat, Fiona postcards, a birthday card, Busken cake and biscuits, Graeters ice cream, activities on the topic of hippopotamus and a book signing for “My Best Friend Fiona” by WCPO reporter Lucy May and cartoonist Kevin Necessary.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Online tickets: $ 8.50 for adults ages 13 to 61; $ 6 children and seniors. At the gate: $ 9.50 for adults; $ 6.50 for children and seniors.

Arnie’s grand reopening

Celebrate the return of a Newport staple this Saturday when Arnie’s on the Levee reopens. The new owners of the bar and restaurant organize an entertaining evening with specialty drinks and live music. The original Arnie’s, which opened a decade ago, closed in October 2016.

Starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Arnie’s on the Levee, 120 E. Third St., Newport. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Local Local Local 9

Nine years ago Arnold’s Bar & Grill hosted an event celebrating local shops, beer, and music. So Local Local Local was born. All six local Cincinnati breweries attended this opening event at the time. There are now more than 40 breweries, and while Arnold’s is unable to host one beer at a time, the bar offers 20 beers. Brewers and representatives will also be in attendance, and the Cincy Brass Band will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., downtown. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

Blackalicious with special guests

On Saturday at the Northside Yacht Club, let yourself be amazed by the tongue-twisting, lyrical acrobatics of Blackalicious. The hip-hop duo, known for rapid fire rapping on songs like “Alphabet Aerobics”, will perform with Mr. Dibbs, Sons of Silverton, Massive Nights and DJ Natinoahimean.

Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. $ 20 prepayment, $ 23 at the door. From 21 years. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

The Remus Revival with George Remus Bourbon

Maybe beer isn’t your thing. Fortunately, there is the Remus Revival. This ticket-based event brings together history, bourbon and loot for a night of glitz and glamor. George Remus was a local pirate and prohibition legend who died in Covington on January 20, 1952. His honor that evening include three cocktails from the Prohibition era with George Remus spirits, light bites and a history lesson with mixologist Molly Wellmann.

Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. BLDG, 30 W. Pike St., Covington. $ 40. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

Fabolous and Jadakiss

Both Fab and Jada have been in the rap game for nearly 20 years. (Does anyone else feel old?) That means they’re not new to this area – we still have their joint album “Friday on Elm Street” in regular rotation. Expect to hear songs from them as well as their individual hits when they perform on OTR Live on Saturday.

The doors open on Saturday at 10 p.m. The show starts at midnight. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St., over the Rhine. From 21 years. $ 40. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

Black dance is beautiful

There maybe no better way to end the weekend than taking the time to appreciate the arts in the Music Hall. The Black Dance is Beautiful on Film Festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of dance in Cincinnati. The event includes a screening of the film “Black Ballerina”, five other films, a panel discussion and a short live performance.

Sunday 2pm – 2.30pm. Memorial hall, 1225 Elm St., above the Rhine. Free.

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