October 08, 2020

21 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Oct. 9-11)

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FRIDAY OCT. 9
Poutine Wolf Pop-Up at Northside Yacht Club
NSYC's next transformation arrives just in time for Halloween: Poutine Wolf. It's a pun — on poutine and the classic 1980s lycanthropic coming-of-age tale (tail?) Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox. And while werewolves typically feast on human flesh, this pop-up is instead encouraging customers to dine on gravy-covered french fries. There will be five different options on the Poutine Wolf menu including traditional Canadian, poutine with paneer and curry and a Buffalo-style poutine. 11 a.m. Oct. 9 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. NSYC is closed Mondays. 4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, northsideyachtclub.com.
Photo: Northside Yacht Club

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Poutine Wolf Pop-Up at Northside Yacht Club
NSYC's next transformation arrives just in time for Halloween: Poutine Wolf. It's a pun — on poutine and the classic 1980s lycanthropic coming-of-age tale (tail?) Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox. And while werewolves typically feast on human flesh, this pop-up is instead encouraging customers to dine on gravy-covered french fries. There will be five different options on the Poutine Wolf menu including traditional Canadian, poutine with paneer and curry and a Buffalo-style poutine. 11 a.m. Oct. 9 through 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. NSYC is closed Mondays. 4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, northsideyachtclub.com.
Photo: Northside Yacht Club
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Dent Schoolhouse
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 must be purchased online. Capacity has been cut in half this year so nights can sell out. Masks and social distancing are required. Through Nov. 13. $20-$25 general admission; +$20 fast pass; +$30 front of the line. 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.
Photo: Provided by Dent Schoolhouse

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Dent Schoolhouse
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 must be purchased online. Capacity has been cut in half this year so nights can sell out. Masks and social distancing are required. Through Nov. 13. $20-$25 general admission; +$20 fast pass; +$30 front of the line. 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.
Photo: Provided by Dent Schoolhouse
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Operation Pumpkin
Head to downtown Hamilton for the annual Operation Pumpkin event — slightly altered this year due to COVID. Check out artful and extravagant carved pumpkins, fall treats and other goods for sale from local businesses, a DJ, a costume contest for humans and pets, and a DORA (Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area) map and passport. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10. Downtown Hamilton, operation-pumpkin.org.
Photo: facebook.com/operationpumpkin

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Operation Pumpkin
Head to downtown Hamilton for the annual Operation Pumpkin event — slightly altered this year due to COVID. Check out artful and extravagant carved pumpkins, fall treats and other goods for sale from local businesses, a DJ, a costume contest for humans and pets, and a DORA (Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area) map and passport. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10. Downtown Hamilton, operation-pumpkin.org.
Photo: facebook.com/operationpumpkin
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Heritage Village Haunted Village
Described as a “slight fright,” this haunted attraction is completely kid-friendly and a lower-key haunted experience that won’t leave the youngsters with recurring nightmares until Christmas. A “ghost host” will lead private groups on tours through the recreated 19th-century village, “meeting ghosts, witches, pirates, a mortician, a fortune teller and a cursed archaeologist along the way.” Tickets must be purchased in advance for timed entry. Face masks required for those ages 6 and older; social distancing will be enforced. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 9-10; Oct. 16-17; Oct. 23-24. $8; free for members and kids 2 and under. 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Photo: Provided by Heritage Village

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Heritage Village Haunted Village
Described as a “slight fright,” this haunted attraction is completely kid-friendly and a lower-key haunted experience that won’t leave the youngsters with recurring nightmares until Christmas. A “ghost host” will lead private groups on tours through the recreated 19th-century village, “meeting ghosts, witches, pirates, a mortician, a fortune teller and a cursed archaeologist along the way.” Tickets must be purchased in advance for timed entry. Face masks required for those ages 6 and older; social distancing will be enforced. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 9-10; Oct. 16-17; Oct. 23-24. $8; free for members and kids 2 and under. 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Photo: Provided by Heritage Village
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Labyrinth at the Campbell County Public Library Newport Branch Drive-In
Newport's Campbell County Public Library is transforming their parking lot into a drive-in movie theater this weekend, inviting folks to enjoy an entertaining — and socially distanced — blast from the past. The library is setting up a screen outside of the building and will feature 1980s cult-classic films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Labyrinth. There are limited spots available, so the Campbell County Public Library suggests that guests show up early. Pack your favorite film-viewing snacks and bevs. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Campbell County Public Library, 901 E. Sixth St, Newport, facebook.com/campbellkylib.
Photo: Campbell County Public Library

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Labyrinth at the Campbell County Public Library Newport Branch Drive-In
Newport's Campbell County Public Library is transforming their parking lot into a drive-in movie theater this weekend, inviting folks to enjoy an entertaining — and socially distanced — blast from the past. The library is setting up a screen outside of the building and will feature 1980s cult-classic films Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Labyrinth. There are limited spots available, so the Campbell County Public Library suggests that guests show up early. Pack your favorite film-viewing snacks and bevs. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Campbell County Public Library, 901 E. Sixth St, Newport, facebook.com/campbellkylib.
Photo: Campbell County Public Library
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Thrills on Wheels
The Cindependent Film Festival is bringing its mobile Reels on Wheels movie-screening trailer to different Cincinnati neighborhoods this October to offer some safe, family-friendly and slightly spooky films. The Thrills on Wheels tour will take the pop-up trailer to Camp Washington, Findlay Park, Northside, Mt. Adams, Hamilton and Price Hill to screen five, free, freaky films from local, national and international filmmakers, including local Shay Nartker's Avery and Amy’s Oddities documentary. 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, cindependentfilmfest.org.
Photo: Provided by Cindependent Film Fest

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Thrills on Wheels
The Cindependent Film Festival is bringing its mobile Reels on Wheels movie-screening trailer to different Cincinnati neighborhoods this October to offer some safe, family-friendly and slightly spooky films. The Thrills on Wheels tour will take the pop-up trailer to Camp Washington, Findlay Park, Northside, Mt. Adams, Hamilton and Price Hill to screen five, free, freaky films from local, national and international filmmakers, including local Shay Nartker's Avery and Amy’s Oddities documentary. 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, cindependentfilmfest.org.
Photo: Provided by Cindependent Film Fest
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Rhinegeist Cider Social
Rhinegeist is welcoming fall with a cider party at the taproom. According to the event write-up, "The taproom is gussied up in seasonal style and we're slinging a bushel of ciders featuring a variety of carefully crafted flavor combinations." Look for cider flights, cider cocktails, fall-themed games and more. Oct. 9-11. Free admission. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/rhinegeist.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Rhinegeist Cider Social
Rhinegeist is welcoming fall with a cider party at the taproom. According to the event write-up, "The taproom is gussied up in seasonal style and we're slinging a bushel of ciders featuring a variety of carefully crafted flavor combinations." Look for cider flights, cider cocktails, fall-themed games and more. Oct. 9-11. Free admission. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/rhinegeist.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Roam Away from Home: A Real-Life Scavenger Hunt
Caracole's Roam Away From Home: A Real-Life Scavenger Hunt asks you to "Put your quest foot forward and join the hunt to gather clues and complete outdoor challenges across the city—all to benefit Caracole, Greater Cincinnati’s nonprofit AIDS Service Organization devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS." Through Sunday. Oct. 9-11. caracole.org.
Photo: facebook.com/WeAreCaracole

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Roam Away from Home: A Real-Life Scavenger Hunt
Caracole's Roam Away From Home: A Real-Life Scavenger Hunt asks you to "Put your quest foot forward and join the hunt to gather clues and complete outdoor challenges across the city—all to benefit Caracole, Greater Cincinnati’s nonprofit AIDS Service Organization devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS." Through Sunday. Oct. 9-11. caracole.org.
Photo: facebook.com/WeAreCaracole
FRIDAY OCT. 9
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride
Hold on tight: During this hellish hayride through a cornfield, riders are stalked and taunted by creatures hidden among the crops. Familiar faces like Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface and a bloodied take on Santa Claus appear alongside zombies, backwoodsmen, clowns and chainsaw-wielders. Sandyland Acres is asking their guests to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks at all times. Once you’re in the wagon, you can’t move from your seat until the ride is over. Cash only. Through Oct. 31. $15. 4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, sandylandacres.com.
Photo: facebook.com/shhfr

FRIDAY OCT. 9

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride
Hold on tight: During this hellish hayride through a cornfield, riders are stalked and taunted by creatures hidden among the crops. Familiar faces like Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface and a bloodied take on Santa Claus appear alongside zombies, backwoodsmen, clowns and chainsaw-wielders. Sandyland Acres is asking their guests to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks at all times. Once you’re in the wagon, you can’t move from your seat until the ride is over. Cash only. Through Oct. 31. $15. 4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, sandylandacres.com.
Photo: facebook.com/shhfr
SATURDAY OCT. 10
The Fits Drive-In Screening
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is hosting a screening of the locally filmed The Fits as part of the Film Fest Drive-In series, a partnership with other festivals including Black Alphabet Cincy and Cincy Black Pride, Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective and the 48 Hour Film Project, Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. According to the OTR International Film Festival, The Fits is "a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni, a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted." The screening takes place 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the parking lot at 302 W. Fourth St. in Covington. The cost is $20 per car and capacity is limited. Get tickets at otrfilmfest.org/film-fest-drive-in-the-fits.
Photo: Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories

SATURDAY OCT. 10

The Fits Drive-In Screening
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is hosting a screening of the locally filmed The Fits as part of the Film Fest Drive-In series, a partnership with other festivals including Black Alphabet Cincy and Cincy Black Pride, Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective and the 48 Hour Film Project, Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival. According to the OTR International Film Festival, The Fits is "a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni, a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted." The screening takes place 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the parking lot at 302 W. Fourth St. in Covington. The cost is $20 per car and capacity is limited. Get tickets at otrfilmfest.org/film-fest-drive-in-the-fits.
Photo: Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories