10 Non-Super-Bowl-Related Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Feb. 11-13)

If you want to skip the sports and Jell-O shots, here are 10 things to do this weekend instead.

click to enlarge My Furry Valentine - Photo: Paige Deglow
Photo: Paige Deglow
My Furry Valentine

It's Super Bowl weekend, which means most Cincinnatians will be tailgating until Sunday. There are also Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day events taking place Friday through Monday (which is actual Valentine's Day).

But if you want to skip the sports and Jell-O shots — and aren't all too interested in V-Day parties — here are 10 things to do this weekend instead.

FRIDAY 11

Lucy Dacus at PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
Indie Rock darling Lucy Dacus plays OVATION in support of her latest album, Home Video. Songwriter Indigo De Souza opens. 7 p.m. doors Feb. 11. $25. 101 W. Fourth St., Newport, promowestlive.com.

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Playhouse in the Park
A comic Catholic tale, Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help follows a day in the life of Linda O’Shea, a teenager in 1973 who outlines one of the worst days of her life — at least in her eyes — and the impact it may have on her family and their reputation in the parish. Told with humor and heart. Through Feb. 27. Tickets start at $35. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Mount Adams, cincyplay.com.

SATURDAY 12

Bonefire Saturdays at Fifty West Brewing Co.
All February long, Fifty West is hosting bonfire nights at their fire pit. The pit will be lit at 5 p.m. and s'mores packages — with chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers and skewers — will be available to roast yourself. 5-11 p.m. Feb. 12. $5 s'more kit. 7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township, facebook.com.

Cincinnati Valentine's Market at Forage
Forage plant shop is hosting a maker market with cute gifts for you and/or someone special. Look for goods from locals including Lotus Candle Co., Cleo Collective Clay Jewelry, Shop Libby and Shop Launch Party. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12. Free admission. 320 W. Fourth St., Downtown, facebook.com.

Folklore of the Forest Floral Show at Krohn Conservatory
"Sacred groves and tree Nymphs, Fairy Rings and the Green Man. Follow the Will O’ the Wisp into the magic and mystery of an enchanted forest," says the Krohn Conservatory of Folklore of the Forest. The spring floral show takes guests into an enchanted forest filled with fairy tales, folklore and lots of plants. Through March 6. $7 adults; $5 ages 5-17; free for 4 and under. 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiparks.com.

My Furry Valentine
My Furry Valentine is the area’s largest pet adoption event, bringing together more than 1,000 animals from rescues and shelters across Greater Cincinnati. Adoptable dogs, cats, kittens, puppies and other small creatures will be at the Sharonville Convention Center for the weekend. Adoption fees and rules vary for each participating agency, so visit the My Furry Valentine website in advance to see their adoptable animals and various processes. Noon-5 p.m. Feb. 12 and Feb. 13; early bird admission 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 12. $5 general admission; free for children 5 and under; $25 early bird ($5 children). Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, myfurryvalentine.com.

Love on the Levee
Bars, restaurants and vendors across Newport on the Levee are ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day. There will be live music, discounts and themed food and drink specials. For example, Rotolo is offering heart-shaped pizza, Kon Tiki on the Levee will be serving up strawberry daiquiris and The Native Brand will have two-for-$50 his and hers hats. 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12. Free admission. Newport on the Levee, Newport, newportonthelevee.com.

Cupid’s Undie Run
Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraising pants-less party in the streets. The event, which encourages participants to strip down to their skivvies, takes place in 37 other U.S. cities as well as Cincinnati. Each run donates 100% of the proceeds to neurofibromatosis research ​​through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. After a brief mile-ish run around The Banks, things continue with drinks and dancing at Galla Park cocktail bar. Noon-4 p.m. Feb. 12. $50 registration. The Banks, Downtown, cupids.org.

Fifth Annual Onesie Bar Crawl
Spend Saturday sipping in your pajamas. The fifth-annual onesie bar crawl takes intrepid drinkers from Below Zero Lounge to the Drinkery to Pins to Queen City Exchange to Tin Roof. Each bar will have drink specials, and tickets include two drinks or shots, a custom badge, a crawl map and access to an after-party. 4 p.m.-midnight Feb. 12. $20 group tickets or $25 single. Check-in at Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine, crawlwith.us.

SUNDAY 13

My Fair Lady at the Aronoff center
Broadway in Cincinnati brings this classic tale of transformation to the Aronoff stage. Eliza Doolittle, a working-class London flower-seller with a cockney accent and big personality, is taken in by professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to make her over and pass her off as a member of high society. Expect favorite songs including “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.” Through Feb. 20. Tickets start at $34. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.


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