October 10, 2022

15 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Oct. 14-16)

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BLINK
7-11 p.m. nightly Oct. 13-16
From Oct. 13-16, the BLINK festival will convert 30 blocks of downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine and Covington into a lineup of literally and figuratively glowing visual, auditory and kinesthetic encounters.Touting itself as “the nation’s largest light, art and projection-mapping experience," the streets and structures of Greater Cincinnati will be transformed by way of large-scale new murals, light installations, interactive sculptures, performance art, live entertainment and projection mapping (which casts computer-programmed light, color and animations across three-dimensional surfaces). Admission is free. 
Get a full BLINK guide at CityBeat.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

BLINK

7-11 p.m. nightly Oct. 13-16
From Oct. 13-16, the BLINK festival will convert 30 blocks of downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine and Covington into a lineup of literally and figuratively glowing visual, auditory and kinesthetic encounters.Touting itself as “the nation’s largest light, art and projection-mapping experience," the streets and structures of Greater Cincinnati will be transformed by way of large-scale new murals, light installations, interactive sculptures, performance art, live entertainment and projection mapping (which casts computer-programmed light, color and animations across three-dimensional surfaces). Admission is free.
Get a full BLINK guide at CityBeat.com.
Topgolf Live Stadium Tour
Tee times are available starting at 11 a.m Oct. 13-16
The traveling Topgolf Live Stadium Tour is stopping by Great American Ball Park this weekend. Participants will be able to tee off from the Bally Sports Club and enjoy a modified version of the typical Topgolf experience, aiming the ball at targets placed around the field. "A total of 20 hitting bays are open for registration each day. To have a bay to yourself you will need to purchase at least 6 tickets as a group." according to the event description. $75-$95. 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks.
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Topgolf Live Stadium Tour

Tee times are available starting at 11 a.m Oct. 13-16
The traveling Topgolf Live Stadium Tour is stopping by Great American Ball Park this weekend. Participants will be able to tee off from the Bally Sports Club and enjoy a modified version of the typical Topgolf experience, aiming the ball at targets placed around the field. "A total of 20 hitting bays are open for registration each day. To have a bay to yourself you will need to purchase at least 6 tickets as a group." according to the event description. $75-$95. 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks.
CSO Proof: Sun Dogs
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16
The CSO presents the world premiere of Sun Dogs, which paired some of the most significant contemporary composers/musicians and filmmakers to craft collaborative image and sound pieces. Produced as part of the FotoFocus Biennial celebration of lens-based art, with contemporary music programming organization Liquid Music, Sun Dogs allowed the artists to work together from the start, instead of the typical format where musicians soundtrack a finished film piece. The project paired Grammy-winning Pakistani singer and composer Arooj Aftab and composer Daniel Wohl with filmmaker Josephine Decker. It also grouped critically acclaimed musician Devonte Hynes with Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner Mati Diop and Paris-based filmmaker Manon Lutanie, and composer Rafiq Bhatia — guitarist, producer and composer for band Son Lux — with Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. $5. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
Read CityBeat's feature on the CSO's fall season.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

CSO Proof: Sun Dogs

6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16
The CSO presents the world premiere of Sun Dogs, which paired some of the most significant contemporary composers/musicians and filmmakers to craft collaborative image and sound pieces. Produced as part of the FotoFocus Biennial celebration of lens-based art, with contemporary music programming organization Liquid Music, Sun Dogs allowed the artists to work together from the start, instead of the typical format where musicians soundtrack a finished film piece. The project paired Grammy-winning Pakistani singer and composer Arooj Aftab and composer Daniel Wohl with filmmaker Josephine Decker. It also grouped critically acclaimed musician Devonte Hynes with Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner Mati Diop and Paris-based filmmaker Manon Lutanie, and composer Rafiq Bhatia — guitarist, producer and composer for band Son Lux — with Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. $5. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
Read CityBeat's feature on the CSO's fall season.
The Living Dead at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Oct. 14-29
Check out Cincy Shakes' world premiere of The Living Dead, adapted by Cincinnati playwright Isaiah Reaves from the classic 1968 horror film, just in time for Halloween. A description reads: "When a zombie apocalypse ravages the world, a band of strangers seek refuge in an abandoned house, forcing the group to work together to see the light of day. However, individualism, egos, and power struggles expose the horrifying nature of survival." Tickets start at $14. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
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The Living Dead at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Oct. 14-29
Check out Cincy Shakes' world premiere of The Living Dead, adapted by Cincinnati playwright Isaiah Reaves from the classic 1968 horror film, just in time for Halloween. A description reads: "When a zombie apocalypse ravages the world, a band of strangers seek refuge in an abandoned house, forcing the group to work together to see the light of day. However, individualism, egos, and power struggles expose the horrifying nature of survival." Tickets start at $14. The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
The Darkside of Brewing Tour
6 p.m. Thursdays; 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Nov. 5
If you need a dose of liquid courage to do something scary, the new Brewing Heritage Trail "Darkside of Brewing" tour might just be for you. This spooky series takes attendees into Cincinnati's "haunted and gruesome" brewing past on a walking tour — which includes a visit deep underground. "Grave robbing, a serial killing saloonist, and other murderous and deadly mayhem is explored on this haunted tour, which also includes a visit to an abandoned city street, overtaken by nature, as well as a flashlight tour of the underground cellar complex of a historic abandoned Cincinnati brewery," reads the event description. Registration is required. $29 adults; $15 children. Brewing Heritage Trail Tour Center at 1939 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

The Darkside of Brewing Tour

6 p.m. Thursdays; 6 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Nov. 5
If you need a dose of liquid courage to do something scary, the new Brewing Heritage Trail "Darkside of Brewing" tour might just be for you. This spooky series takes attendees into Cincinnati's "haunted and gruesome" brewing past on a walking tour — which includes a visit deep underground. "Grave robbing, a serial killing saloonist, and other murderous and deadly mayhem is explored on this haunted tour, which also includes a visit to an abandoned city street, overtaken by nature, as well as a flashlight tour of the underground cellar complex of a historic abandoned Cincinnati brewery," reads the event description. Registration is required. $29 adults; $15 children. Brewing Heritage Trail Tour Center at 1939 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.
Charm at the Farm
3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 14 sold-out; 9-11:30 a.m. early bird and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 15; 10 a..m-3 p.m. Oct. 16
Held on the grounds of a 56-acre former horse farm in Lebanon, Charm at the Farm weekend features more than 115 regional vendors showcasing everything from upcycled furniture and boho-style gifts to vintage items, clothing and jewelry, all with a focus on women-owned businesses. Pure Barre will also be on hand on Sunday before the market to host a workout class (free with registration). Expect food and drink vendors to be peppered throughout the farm. $17 early bird Oct. 15; $12 general admission Oct. 15; $10 Oct. 16. 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon.
Photo: Provided by Charm at the Farm

Charm at the Farm

3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 14 sold-out; 9-11:30 a.m. early bird and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 15; 10 a..m-3 p.m. Oct. 16
Held on the grounds of a 56-acre former horse farm in Lebanon, Charm at the Farm weekend features more than 115 regional vendors showcasing everything from upcycled furniture and boho-style gifts to vintage items, clothing and jewelry, all with a focus on women-owned businesses. Pure Barre will also be on hand on Sunday before the market to host a workout class (free with registration). Expect food and drink vendors to be peppered throughout the farm. $17 early bird Oct. 15; $12 general admission Oct. 15; $10 Oct. 16. 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon.
The Dent Schoolhouse
7:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 14; 6:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 15; 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 16
According to legend, the bodies of several missing Dent Schoolhouse students were discovered in barrels in the building’s basement — and the janitor did it. Housed in an actual public school, Dent offers real ghost tours and lights-out experiences for those looking for a true fright, plus lights-on tours for kids (and wimps). Tickets start at $25. 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent.
Read CityBeat's list of more terrifying attractions to check out this Halloween season.
Photo: Provided by Dent Schoolhouse

The Dent Schoolhouse

7:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 14; 6:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 15; 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 16
According to legend, the bodies of several missing Dent Schoolhouse students were discovered in barrels in the building’s basement — and the janitor did it. Housed in an actual public school, Dent offers real ghost tours and lights-out experiences for those looking for a true fright, plus lights-on tours for kids (and wimps). Tickets start at $25. 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent.
Read CityBeat's list of more terrifying attractions to check out this Halloween season.
Walk The Moon at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center
7 p.m. doors Oct. 15
Cincinnati natives Walk the Moon will be back in the Queen City to honor the end of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial. The year-long celebration marks the 200-year anniversary of the founding of Cincinnati’s first Jewish cemetery and culminates in “Legacy: A Concert for Cincinnati.” Headliners Walk the Moon will be joined by Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue plus special guest Lawrence. Tickets start at $24. 25 Race St., Downtown.
Photo: Grant Spanier

Walk The Moon at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center

7 p.m. doors Oct. 15
Cincinnati natives Walk the Moon will be back in the Queen City to honor the end of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial. The year-long celebration marks the 200-year anniversary of the founding of Cincinnati’s first Jewish cemetery and culminates in “Legacy: A Concert for Cincinnati.” Headliners Walk the Moon will be joined by Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue plus special guest Lawrence. Tickets start at $24. 25 Race St., Downtown.
HallZOOween
Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16
The Cincinnati Zoo is getting adorably spooky with a weekend HallZOOween party. Bring your own bag to visit various trick-or-treat stations, watch fun animal enrichment activities, ride the Hogwarts Express train or the Scare-ousel or catch a show at Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Free with admission ($20-$21 adults; $14-$15 children). Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale.
Photo: Erica J. Hill

HallZOOween

Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16
The Cincinnati Zoo is getting adorably spooky with a weekend HallZOOween party. Bring your own bag to visit various trick-or-treat stations, watch fun animal enrichment activities, ride the Hogwarts Express train or the Scare-ousel or catch a show at Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Free with admission ($20-$21 adults; $14-$15 children). Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale.
Niederman Family Farm Fall Festival
Through Oct. 30
It's fall fun on the farm! Enjoy a slew of seasonal activities, from wagon rides and a corn maze to bonfires and tug-of-war. Visit friendly barnyard animals and enjoy snacks ranging from caramel apples and cider to donuts. Of course, you can also go out to the patch to pick your own pumpkin. $15 for timed entry tickets online in advance. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road,
Liberty Township.

Niederman Family Farm Fall Festival

Through Oct. 30
It's fall fun on the farm! Enjoy a slew of seasonal activities, from wagon rides and a corn maze to bonfires and tug-of-war. Visit friendly barnyard animals and enjoy snacks ranging from caramel apples and cider to donuts. Of course, you can also go out to the patch to pick your own pumpkin. $15 for timed entry tickets online in advance. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township.