10 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (July 7-9)

Though the Swiftie storm has left Cincinnati, the city still boasts plenty of ways to entertain any sort of weekend warrior. From augmented reality tours of an ancient village to summer markets and roller skating, here are just a handful of ways to enjoy your weekend in the Queen City.

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Mychaelyn Michalec: Not to Stifle, but to Clarify
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 7 and 8; noon-5 p.m. July 9
Mychaelyn Michalec addresses themes of sexuality, art history, gendered labor and feminism by hand and mechanically crafting large-scale textured wool rugs in her exhibit Not to Stifle, but to Clarify. The exhibit continues through Aug. 20 at Weston Art Gallery. 
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 7 and 8; noon-5 p.m. July 9. Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Weston Art Gallery

Mychaelyn Michalec: Not to Stifle, but to Clarify


10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 7 and 8; noon-5 p.m. July 9
Mychaelyn Michalec addresses themes of sexuality, art history, gendered labor and feminism by hand and mechanically crafting large-scale textured wool rugs in her exhibit Not to Stifle, but to Clarify. The exhibit continues through Aug. 20 at Weston Art Gallery.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 7 and 8; noon-5 p.m. July 9. Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiarts.org.
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Blues, Brews & BBQS
7-10 p.m. July 7
Who could turn down a night of barbecue, beer, and music? ArtsConnect is bringing back the popular Blues, Brews & BBQ event this Friday, July 7. Prepare yourself for award-winning blues music from Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds. Cincy Blues Society is also giving you the chance to win an electric guitar, amp, case, and lessons as well. All you have to do is show up, register to win and chow down on some barbecue while listening to some killer blues. The drawing is set to start at 9:30 p.m. 
7-10 p.m. July 7. ArtsConnect, 9158 Winton Road, Winton Woods, theartsconnect.us.

Blues, Brews & BBQS


7-10 p.m. July 7
Who could turn down a night of barbecue, beer, and music? ArtsConnect is bringing back the popular Blues, Brews & BBQ event this Friday, July 7. Prepare yourself for award-winning blues music from Ralph & the Rhythm Hounds. Cincy Blues Society is also giving you the chance to win an electric guitar, amp, case, and lessons as well. All you have to do is show up, register to win and chow down on some barbecue while listening to some killer blues. The drawing is set to start at 9:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. July 7. ArtsConnect, 9158 Winton Road, Winton Woods, theartsconnect.us.
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Florence Y’alls Star Wars Night
7-10 p.m. July 7
Come on down to this Star Wars-themed FUNdraiser on Friday, July 7. Bring your best Star Wars gear while the Florence Y'alls take on the New York Boulders. Fifty percent of your ticket price supports BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center’s services and programs to help maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities. Rumor has it that their giveaway for the night will be a lightsaber. Buy tickets at givesmart.com.
7-10 p.m. July 7. Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, facebook.com.
Photo: Provided by Florence Y'alls

Florence Y’alls Star Wars Night


7-10 p.m. July 7
Come on down to this Star Wars-themed FUNdraiser on Friday, July 7. Bring your best Star Wars gear while the Florence Y'alls take on the New York Boulders. Fifty percent of your ticket price supports BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center’s services and programs to help maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities. Rumor has it that their giveaway for the night will be a lightsaber. Buy tickets at givesmart.com.
7-10 p.m. July 7. Thomas More Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, facebook.com.
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Gay Poems for Red States reading at Roebling Books
6:30-8 p.m. July 8
Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. will make his appearance at Roebling Books & Coffee in Dayton, Kentucky, to read excerpts from his poetry book Gay Poems for Red States on Saturday, July 8. Join Carver for his powerful reading from his collection of poetry about growing up as a gay man in Appalachia, and finding the inspiration and strength to be open about his identity, beliefs and pride. 
6:30-8 p.m. July 8. Roebling Books & Coffee, 301 6th Ave., Dayton, Kentucky, eventbrite.com.
Photo: Fair Use

Gay Poems for Red States reading at Roebling Books


6:30-8 p.m. July 8
Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. will make his appearance at Roebling Books & Coffee in Dayton, Kentucky, to read excerpts from his poetry book Gay Poems for Red States on Saturday, July 8. Join Carver for his powerful reading from his collection of poetry about growing up as a gay man in Appalachia, and finding the inspiration and strength to be open about his identity, beliefs and pride.
6:30-8 p.m. July 8. Roebling Books & Coffee, 301 6th Ave., Dayton, Kentucky, eventbrite.com.
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Guard Archaeological Preserve Augmented Reality Tour
10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8
Join the Archaeological Research Institute for an interactive augmented reality tour of Fort Ancient village located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Rediscover the Fort Ancient village site and what it looked like a thousand years ago, all with the power of augmented reality on iPads. All ages welcome. 
10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8. Archaeological Research Institute, 424 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, exploreari.org.
Photo: facebook.com/FortAncient

Guard Archaeological Preserve Augmented Reality Tour


10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8
Join the Archaeological Research Institute for an interactive augmented reality tour of Fort Ancient village located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Rediscover the Fort Ancient village site and what it looked like a thousand years ago, all with the power of augmented reality on iPads. All ages welcome.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8. Archaeological Research Institute, 424 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, exploreari.org.
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Cincinnati Community Yard Sale
10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 8 and July 9
Shop clothing, shoes, art, electronics, jewelry and personal care items (plus a cute lemonade stand), at the Cincinnati community yard sale this weekend, hosted by Azure Event Designs. Along with shopping, food trucks, music and a play area for the kids will also be on site. A fresh market area may also be available.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 8 and July 9. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Carthage, facebook.com.

Cincinnati Community Yard Sale


10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 8 and July 9
Shop clothing, shoes, art, electronics, jewelry and personal care items (plus a cute lemonade stand), at the Cincinnati community yard sale this weekend, hosted by Azure Event Designs. Along with shopping, food trucks, music and a play area for the kids will also be on site. A fresh market area may also be available.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 8 and July 9. Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Carthage, facebook.com.
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Dog Days of Summer at Dead Low Brewing
Noon-3 p.m. July 8
Bring your pup for the dog-centered event of the summer: Dog Days of Summer. Dogs can have fun in the sun with dog treats, a doggy pool, dog games and raffle baskets and giveaways. For dog owners, the event also features a new Cold IPA brewed in collaboration with The Bark Park & Patio called the "Dog Days of Summer,” and $1 of every pint of the new brew sold on July 8 will be donated to Fred’s Mission Rescue and Sanctuary.
Noon-3p.m. July 8. Dead Low Brewing, 5959 Kellogg Ave., California, facebook.com/events.

Dog Days of Summer at Dead Low Brewing


Noon-3 p.m. July 8
Bring your pup for the dog-centered event of the summer: Dog Days of Summer. Dogs can have fun in the sun with dog treats, a doggy pool, dog games and raffle baskets and giveaways. For dog owners, the event also features a new Cold IPA brewed in collaboration with The Bark Park & Patio called the "Dog Days of Summer,” and $1 of every pint of the new brew sold on July 8 will be donated to Fred’s Mission Rescue and Sanctuary.
Noon-3p.m. July 8. Dead Low Brewing, 5959 Kellogg Ave., California, facebook.com/events.
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Skate Live with DJ Natalie Jones at Sawyer Point Roller Rink
7-10 p.m. July 8
Join DJ Natalie Jones from Q102 for this free skating event at Sawyer Point’s Riverfront rink. Bring your friends to this free outdoor skating sesh under the rink lights. This year’s roller skating season pairs with a fundraising campaign to refurbish the rink with new flooring and shelter. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of the limited number at the rink. 
7-10 p.m. July 8. Sawyer Point Roller Rink, 925 Riverside Dr., Downtown, cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.
Photo: Cincinnati Parks

Skate Live with DJ Natalie Jones at Sawyer Point Roller Rink


7-10 p.m. July 8
Join DJ Natalie Jones from Q102 for this free skating event at Sawyer Point’s Riverfront rink. Bring your friends to this free outdoor skating sesh under the rink lights. This year’s roller skating season pairs with a fundraising campaign to refurbish the rink with new flooring and shelter. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of the limited number at the rink.
7-10 p.m. July 8. Sawyer Point Roller Rink, 925 Riverside Dr., Downtown, cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.
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The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's Boogie Nights
7:30-9:30 p.m. July 8
Dance to the music of the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, The Village People, ABBA and many more at the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Boogie Nights event. Food trucks will be available throughout the night. Bring blankets or lawn chairs if you get tired of dancing during this blast to the past. Picnics are welcome. Admission is free, though registration and $5-per-person donations are encouraged. 
7:30-9:30 p.m. July 8. Devou Park Bandshell, 1 Bandshell Blvd., Covington, kyso.org.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's Boogie Nights


7:30-9:30 p.m. July 8
Dance to the music of the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, The Village People, ABBA and many more at the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Boogie Nights event. Food trucks will be available throughout the night. Bring blankets or lawn chairs if you get tired of dancing during this blast to the past. Picnics are welcome. Admission is free, though registration and $5-per-person donations are encouraged.
7:30-9:30 p.m. July 8. Devou Park Bandshell, 1 Bandshell Blvd., Covington, kyso.org.
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The O.F.F. Market
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8
This is an event for anyone who enjoys shopping from small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and the like. Stop by this month’s O.F.F. Market, which is a unique shopping experience bringing connection and community to Summit Park. Other than shopping local, you’ll find walking trails, playgrounds, fishing ponds, splash and nature escapes, and local bars and restaurants. Shop the day away at all the market has to offer, then have a picnic in the park or stop at a local restaurant to get a bite to eat afterwards. Admission is free.  
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, facebook.com/theoffmarket.
Photo: Provided by O.F.F. Market

The O.F.F. Market


10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8
This is an event for anyone who enjoys shopping from small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and the like. Stop by this month’s O.F.F. Market, which is a unique shopping experience bringing connection and community to Summit Park. Other than shopping local, you’ll find walking trails, playgrounds, fishing ponds, splash and nature escapes, and local bars and restaurants. Shop the day away at all the market has to offer, then have a picnic in the park or stop at a local restaurant to get a bite to eat afterwards. Admission is free.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, facebook.com/theoffmarket.
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