22 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Week (Oct. 30- Nov. 05)

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WEDNESDAY 30
EVENT: Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park on Wednesday for a Howl-O-Ween costume contest. Judges don’t care whether the outfit is homemade, store-bought or “somewhere in between,” and there will be prizes awarded for the Best Pair (owner and dog costume), Most Original Homemade Costume, Scared Silly (the scariest costume) and Fan Favorite. You can enter your dog in more than one category, but they can only win once. Registration is available at the park. Vendors including Good Paws Training, Rover The Rhine and Milli&Moo will also be on-site.  
6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/Events/517777975708347

WEDNESDAY 30

EVENT: Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest
Bring your furry friend to Washington Park on Wednesday for a Howl-O-Ween costume contest. Judges don’t care whether the outfit is homemade, store-bought or “somewhere in between,” and there will be prizes awarded for the Best Pair (owner and dog costume), Most Original Homemade Costume, Scared Silly (the scariest costume) and Fan Favorite. You can enter your dog in more than one category, but they can only win once. Registration is available at the park. Vendors including Good Paws Training, Rover The Rhine and Milli&Moo will also be on-site. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Facebook.com/Events/517777975708347
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WEDNESDAY 30
EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10. But before you get to gorge on seven days’ worth of $8 pies from your favorite local pizzerias, Braxton Brewing Co. is hosting a kick-off party on Oct. 30 with sneak peek samples, your first chance to grab a Pizza Week passport, live music and plenty of Braxton brews. Then, starting Nov. 4, head to any one of the two dozen-ish participating area eateries— Catch-A-Fire, Dewey’s, Goodfellas, Harvest, Joe’s Pizza Napoli and more — to grab a cheap pizza and have your Cincinnati Pizza Week passport stamped. Get four or more stamps and enter to win $250 in gift cards. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatipizzaweek.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

WEDNESDAY 30

EVENT: Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party
CityBeat’s Cincinnati Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10. But before you get to gorge on seven days’ worth of $8 pies from your favorite local pizzerias, Braxton Brewing Co. is hosting a kick-off party on Oct. 30 with sneak peek samples, your first chance to grab a Pizza Week passport, live music and plenty of Braxton brews. Then, starting Nov. 4, head to any one of the two dozen-ish participating area eateries— Catch-A-Fire, Dewey’s, Goodfellas, Harvest, Joe’s Pizza Napoli and more — to grab a cheap pizza and have your Cincinnati Pizza Week passport stamped. Get four or more stamps and enter to win $250 in gift cards. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Free admission. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, cincinnatipizzaweek.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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WEDNESDAY 30
MUSIC: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead bring a blend of Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul to Riverfront Live. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $30. 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Anthony Thoen

WEDNESDAY 30

MUSIC: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti & Spearhead bring a blend of Rock, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul to Riverfront Live. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $30. 4343 Kellogg Ave., East End, riverfrontlivecincy.com.
Photo: Anthony Thoen
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WEDNESDAY 30
ONSTAGE: The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact explores the battle between storytelling and accuracy onstage at the Playhouse in the Park.
Through Nov. 16. Tickets from $30. 962 Mt Adams Circle, Over-the-Rhine, cincyplay.com. 
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography

WEDNESDAY 30

ONSTAGE: The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact explores the battle between storytelling and accuracy onstage at the Playhouse in the Park. Through Nov. 16. Tickets from $30. 962 Mt Adams Circle, Over-the-Rhine, cincyplay.com.
Photo: Mikki Schaffner Photography
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WEDNESDAY 30
ART: On Belonging
On Belonging is a series of black-and-white photos, videos and written stories that examine the ever-changing community of Over-the-Rhine.  
Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, on-belonging.com.
Installation photo by Audrey Law// Portraits by Asa Featherstone

WEDNESDAY 30

ART: On Belonging
On Belonging is a series of black-and-white photos, videos and written stories that examine the ever-changing community of Over-the-Rhine. Free. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, on-belonging.com.
Installation photo by Audrey Law// Portraits by Asa Featherstone
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WEDNESDAY 30
FILM: Halloween III: Season of the Witch at The Esquire Theatre
John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most iconic slasher films to date, with its haunting minimalist score and tale of a crazed masked man killing young women in the American suburbs. It solidified Jamie Lee Curtis as the seminal Scream Queen and birthed not only an entire franchise but also greatly influenced a generation of horror cinema. 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch marked a departure for the series. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, it completely shed the Michael Myers storyline. Dark but campy, it instead hones-in on a mad scientist who plans to mass murder children by way of an ancient Celtic ritual that involves satanic Halloween masks. Though not as influential, its kookiness is worth a watch. Luckily, you can revisit the flick at the Esquire Theatre — just in time for Halloween. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $10. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.
Photo: Emerson Swonger

WEDNESDAY 30

FILM: Halloween III: Season of the Witch at The Esquire Theatre
John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the most iconic slasher films to date, with its haunting minimalist score and tale of a crazed masked man killing young women in the American suburbs. It solidified Jamie Lee Curtis as the seminal Scream Queen and birthed not only an entire franchise but also greatly influenced a generation of horror cinema. 1982’s Halloween III: Season of the Witch marked a departure for the series. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, it completely shed the Michael Myers storyline. Dark but campy, it instead hones-in on a mad scientist who plans to mass murder children by way of an ancient Celtic ritual that involves satanic Halloween masks. Though not as influential, its kookiness is worth a watch. Luckily, you can revisit the flick at the Esquire Theatre — just in time for Halloween. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. $10. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com.
Photo: Emerson Swonger
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THURSDAY 31
EVENT: Longfellowship of the Ring
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is doing its annual Halloween costume change and transforming from its typical hip drinking destination into Longfellowship of the Ring, a Lord of the Rings-themed hobbit haunt. Expect karaoke “in the fires or Mordor,” surrounded by homemade boulders, and $4 ales. Partygoers are encouraged to “wear elf ears,” “fight evil” and “smoke pipe-weed.” The best costumes will be awarded prizes. 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

THURSDAY 31

EVENT: Longfellowship of the Ring
Over-the-Rhine bar Longfellow is doing its annual Halloween costume change and transforming from its typical hip drinking destination into Longfellowship of the Ring, a Lord of the Rings-themed hobbit haunt. Expect karaoke “in the fires or Mordor,” surrounded by homemade boulders, and $4 ales. Partygoers are encouraged to “wear elf ears,” “fight evil” and “smoke pipe-weed.” The best costumes will be awarded prizes. 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Longfellow, 1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/longfellowcinti.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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THURSDAY 31
EVENT: SkyRosa’s at Northside Yacht Club
The Northside Yacht Club is transforming into SkyRosa’s, “Cincinnati’s No. 1 Chizzaria,” just in time for Halloween. For one night only, the bar will be slinging a disgustingly delicious blend of Cincinnati’s favorite regional delicacies: Skyline-style chili and LaRosa’s pizza. The menu will feature a cheese coney wrapped in a slice of pizza (with an available vegetarian option); SkyRosa’s fries topped with chili and cheese on one side and marinara, cheese and pepperoni on the other (also with a vegetarian option); and smoked chicken and/or cauliflower wings with a parmesan marinara or chili cheese sauce. Last year, NSYC transformed into Applebee’s for Halloween and people lost their minds. Expect a crowd this time around...and heartburn. 
4-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsideyachtclub.
Photo: Provided

THURSDAY 31

EVENT: SkyRosa’s at Northside Yacht Club
The Northside Yacht Club is transforming into SkyRosa’s, “Cincinnati’s No. 1 Chizzaria,” just in time for Halloween. For one night only, the bar will be slinging a disgustingly delicious blend of Cincinnati’s favorite regional delicacies: Skyline-style chili and LaRosa’s pizza. The menu will feature a cheese coney wrapped in a slice of pizza (with an available vegetarian option); SkyRosa’s fries topped with chili and cheese on one side and marinara, cheese and pepperoni on the other (also with a vegetarian option); and smoked chicken and/or cauliflower wings with a parmesan marinara or chili cheese sauce. Last year, NSYC transformed into Applebee’s for Halloween and people lost their minds. Expect a crowd this time around...and heartburn. 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Free admission. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsideyachtclub.
Photo: Provided
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FRIDAY 01
MUSIC: Ian Noe
Ian Noes brings gritty Appalachian Folk to the Southgate House Revival. 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Advance Tickets $10; Date of Show $15. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com 
Photo: Kyler Clark

FRIDAY 01

MUSIC: Ian Noe
Ian Noes brings gritty Appalachian Folk to the Southgate House Revival. 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Advance Tickets $10; Date of Show $15. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, southgatehouse.com
Photo: Kyler Clark
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FRIDAY 01
EVENT: Dent Schoolhouse Lights-Out Tour
As an adieu to spooky szn, the Dent Schoolhouse bows out with perhaps the scariest iteration of their already scream-worthy haunt: a Lights-Out Tour. This year’s theme is “ZoBo’s Revenge 2.0” — aka the schoolhouse will be filled to the brim with monstrous clowns. Seriously. Maybe don’t wear a yellow raincoat and steer clear of anything involving the sewer system...just to be safe, ya know? Each group will be given only one glow stick to guide them through the darkness. If you really want to up the fear factor, a touch pass allows Dent’s actors to physically touch you (in an appropriate and safe manner, says their website). 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. $25-$50. Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.  
Photo: Provided by Dent

FRIDAY 01

EVENT: Dent Schoolhouse Lights-Out Tour
As an adieu to spooky szn, the Dent Schoolhouse bows out with perhaps the scariest iteration of their already scream-worthy haunt: a Lights-Out Tour. This year’s theme is “ZoBo’s Revenge 2.0” — aka the schoolhouse will be filled to the brim with monstrous clowns. Seriously. Maybe don’t wear a yellow raincoat and steer clear of anything involving the sewer system...just to be safe, ya know? Each group will be given only one glow stick to guide them through the darkness. If you really want to up the fear factor, a touch pass allows Dent’s actors to physically touch you (in an appropriate and safe manner, says their website). 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. $25-$50. Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent, frightsite.com.
Photo: Provided by Dent
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FRIDAY 01
EVENT: Layers of Wonder
The Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating its legacy — which began more than 200 years ago with the founding of the Western Museum Society — with an extravagant party. Layers of Wonder, as the event is dubbed, will bring crafted cocktails, light bites, live music and entertainment to the museum for an enchanting evening of exploration and indulgence. The party will have bars on every level as well as hors d’oeuvres from local culinary favorites for guests to enjoy while they peruse various exhibits. “Walk the cobblestone streets past an 1850s steamboat and beer hall as you feast on a rustic Cincinnati staple and raise a stein of your favorite local brew. Sneak into a 1930s speakeasy to enjoy a Manhattan and decadent desserts. Embrace your inner carnivore or herbivore as you graze in the shadow of dinosaurs and explore the nooks and crannies of The Cave with a spiked shaved ice in hand. And let our mad scientists delight your taste buds with liquid nitrogen-fueled foods and fizzing cocktails,” a press release reads. There will also be an incognito sketch artist meandering throughout the celebration to capture moments from the evening. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. $200; $150 member; $225 premium. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org/layersgala. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

FRIDAY 01

EVENT: Layers of Wonder
The Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating its legacy — which began more than 200 years ago with the founding of the Western Museum Society — with an extravagant party. Layers of Wonder, as the event is dubbed, will bring crafted cocktails, light bites, live music and entertainment to the museum for an enchanting evening of exploration and indulgence. The party will have bars on every level as well as hors d’oeuvres from local culinary favorites for guests to enjoy while they peruse various exhibits. “Walk the cobblestone streets past an 1850s steamboat and beer hall as you feast on a rustic Cincinnati staple and raise a stein of your favorite local brew. Sneak into a 1930s speakeasy to enjoy a Manhattan and decadent desserts. Embrace your inner carnivore or herbivore as you graze in the shadow of dinosaurs and explore the nooks and crannies of The Cave with a spiked shaved ice in hand. And let our mad scientists delight your taste buds with liquid nitrogen-fueled foods and fizzing cocktails,” a press release reads. There will also be an incognito sketch artist meandering throughout the celebration to capture moments from the evening. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. $200; $150 member; $225 premium. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org/layersgala.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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SATURDAY 02
EVENT: Northside Record Fair
The Northside Record Fair returns with thousands of LPs, 45s, 7-inches, CDs, cassettes, posters, T-shirts and assorted memorabilia for sale from more than two dozen vendors. Sponsored by local record shops Torn Light Records and Shake It Records, regional vendors include Skeleton Dust Records from Dayton, Vinyl Shock from Columbus, Atlantic Posters from Chicago, Half-Price Books, Ohio’s WonderTwin Records pop-up and plenty more. According to the event description, “This ain’t no Beatles and Elvis fair. These vendors will be bringing out the good stuff, the rare stuff, the stuff you only dream of finding.” Think Punk, Psych, Blues, Classic Rock, World Music, Garage Rock, Hip Hop, Experimental, Industrial…the list goes on.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $5; $10 early bird entry at 10 a.m. North Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsiderecordfair. 
Photo: Provided by Northside Record Fair

SATURDAY 02

EVENT: Northside Record Fair
The Northside Record Fair returns with thousands of LPs, 45s, 7-inches, CDs, cassettes, posters, T-shirts and assorted memorabilia for sale from more than two dozen vendors. Sponsored by local record shops Torn Light Records and Shake It Records, regional vendors include Skeleton Dust Records from Dayton, Vinyl Shock from Columbus, Atlantic Posters from Chicago, Half-Price Books, Ohio’s WonderTwin Records pop-up and plenty more. According to the event description, “This ain’t no Beatles and Elvis fair. These vendors will be bringing out the good stuff, the rare stuff, the stuff you only dream of finding.” Think Punk, Psych, Blues, Classic Rock, World Music, Garage Rock, Hip Hop, Experimental, Industrial…the list goes on. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $5; $10 early bird entry at 10 a.m. North Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside, facebook.com/northsiderecordfair.
Photo: Provided by Northside Record Fair
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SATURDAY 02
ART: The Last Picture Show and Shelter In Place 3
The Last Picture Show and Shelter In Place 3 opened Oct. 26 at Thunder-Sky, Inc., ushering in the gallery’s 10-year anniversary. Through Dec. 13. Free. Thunder-Sky, Inc., 4573 Hamilton Ave., Northside, raymondthundersky.org.
Photo: Adam Doty

SATURDAY 02

ART: The Last Picture Show and Shelter In Place 3
The Last Picture Show and Shelter In Place 3 opened Oct. 26 at Thunder-Sky, Inc., ushering in the gallery’s 10-year anniversary. Through Dec. 13. Free. Thunder-Sky, Inc., 4573 Hamilton Ave., Northside, raymondthundersky.org.
Photo: Adam Doty
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SATURDAY 02
EVENT: Fountain Square Ice Rink Opening Weekend
Sorry, Michael Myers: your time is over; it’s Gremlins season now. If it’s on-brand for you to listen to Xmas-themed playlists as soon as November hits — no judgment here — take note: From 6-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 you can witness Macy’s holiday tree going up on Fountain Square to launch the season. And if you’re really feeling the spirit, at 10 a.m. that same day, the Fountain Square Ice Rink will open to the public for a tree trimming party (starting at noon). Wear some flannel — of the lumberjack variety, not grunge — throw on a scarf, grab some hot cocoa and you’ll basically be an extra in one of those Hallmark movies. How very twee. Though typically $4, skate rental will be free all opening weekend long with the purchase of admission ($6). The rink will be open daily (except certain holidays) through Feb. 2, 2020, so you’ll have plenty of time to hone your skills and maybe not embarrass yourself completely. Concessions will be selling hot and cold snacks and boozy beverages. And if you want to see that tree get lit, come back Nov. 29 for Macy’s Light Up the Square (6 p.m.-midnight), which will feature live music, food trucks and Saint Nick himself (or so a press release, er, elf told us). 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday Nov. 3. $6 skate admission. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown, myfountainsquare.com. 
Photo: Facebook.com/Fountainsquare

SATURDAY 02

EVENT: Fountain Square Ice Rink Opening Weekend
Sorry, Michael Myers: your time is over; it’s Gremlins season now. If it’s on-brand for you to listen to Xmas-themed playlists as soon as November hits — no judgment here — take note: From 6-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 you can witness Macy’s holiday tree going up on Fountain Square to launch the season. And if you’re really feeling the spirit, at 10 a.m. that same day, the Fountain Square Ice Rink will open to the public for a tree trimming party (starting at noon). Wear some flannel — of the lumberjack variety, not grunge — throw on a scarf, grab some hot cocoa and you’ll basically be an extra in one of those Hallmark movies. How very twee. Though typically $4, skate rental will be free all opening weekend long with the purchase of admission ($6). The rink will be open daily (except certain holidays) through Feb. 2, 2020, so you’ll have plenty of time to hone your skills and maybe not embarrass yourself completely. Concessions will be selling hot and cold snacks and boozy beverages. And if you want to see that tree get lit, come back Nov. 29 for Macy’s Light Up the Square (6 p.m.-midnight), which will feature live music, food trucks and Saint Nick himself (or so a press release, er, elf told us). 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday Nov. 3. $6 skate admission. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown, myfountainsquare.com.
Photo: Facebook.com/Fountainsquare
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SATURDAY 02
EVENT: Mac & Cheese Throwdown
CityBeat’s second-annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown will take place at downtown’s The Phoenix on Nov. 2. Local chefs will go head to head in a melty, cheesy smackdown competition pitting mac and cheese dish against mac and cheese dish to see whose creation reigns supreme. The event will feature more than 15 local mac-and-cheese slingin’ restaurants including favorites like Eli’s BBQ, Fiery Hen, Keystone’s Mac Shack, MamaBear’s Mac (the winner of 2018’s throwdown), Lucius Q and Court Street Lobster Bar. Expect fun and flavorful creations like brisket mac and cheese, lobster mac and cheese, white truffle mac and cheese and more. Tickets include endless samples, drink tickets, live music and your chance to vote for the best mac. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch, opt for the VIP ticket, with general admission perks plus early entry (11:15 a.m.), a private bar, exclusive VIP vendors, an additional drink ticket and some swag. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $35; $50 VIP. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown, macandcheesecincy.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

SATURDAY 02

EVENT: Mac & Cheese Throwdown
CityBeat’s second-annual Mac & Cheese Throwdown will take place at downtown’s The Phoenix on Nov. 2. Local chefs will go head to head in a melty, cheesy smackdown competition pitting mac and cheese dish against mac and cheese dish to see whose creation reigns supreme. The event will feature more than 15 local mac-and-cheese slingin’ restaurants including favorites like Eli’s BBQ, Fiery Hen, Keystone’s Mac Shack, MamaBear’s Mac (the winner of 2018’s throwdown), Lucius Q and Court Street Lobster Bar. Expect fun and flavorful creations like brisket mac and cheese, lobster mac and cheese, white truffle mac and cheese and more. Tickets include endless samples, drink tickets, live music and your chance to vote for the best mac. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch, opt for the VIP ticket, with general admission perks plus early entry (11:15 a.m.), a private bar, exclusive VIP vendors, an additional drink ticket and some swag. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $35; $50 VIP. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown, macandcheesecincy.com.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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SATURDAY 02
EVENT: Great Ohio Brew N’ Que
Fifty West and Great Lakes Brewing Company are teaming up again for the fifth annual Great Ohio Brew N’ Que, a big ol’ beer and barbecue party. The two breweries have crafted their annual collaboration brew — this year, it’s Pip’s Pale Ale — which will be on tap during the party along with other specialty beers including Fifty West’s Double Home Sweet Home marshmallow sweet potato brown ale, Hit the Road Jack maple pecan brown ale and Ghost of Imogene barrel-aged imperial stout, and Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale, Ohio City oatmeal stout and Blackout Stout, which is aged in Heaven Hill barrels. Chefs from each brewery have also come together to create some tasty barbecue. Tickets include an all-you-can eat buffet (with vegetarian options) and eight beer tickets. Additional beer will be available for purchase.
4-midnight Saturday, Nov. 2. $40; $20 designated driver (includes food but not beer). Fifty West Production Works, 7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township, fiftywestbrew.com. 
Photo: Provided by Fifty West

SATURDAY 02

EVENT: Great Ohio Brew N’ Que
Fifty West and Great Lakes Brewing Company are teaming up again for the fifth annual Great Ohio Brew N’ Que, a big ol’ beer and barbecue party. The two breweries have crafted their annual collaboration brew — this year, it’s Pip’s Pale Ale — which will be on tap during the party along with other specialty beers including Fifty West’s Double Home Sweet Home marshmallow sweet potato brown ale, Hit the Road Jack maple pecan brown ale and Ghost of Imogene barrel-aged imperial stout, and Great Lakes’ Christmas Ale, Ohio City oatmeal stout and Blackout Stout, which is aged in Heaven Hill barrels. Chefs from each brewery have also come together to create some tasty barbecue. Tickets include an all-you-can eat buffet (with vegetarian options) and eight beer tickets. Additional beer will be available for purchase. 4-midnight Saturday, Nov. 2. $40; $20 designated driver (includes food but not beer). Fifty West Production Works, 7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township, fiftywestbrew.com.
Photo: Provided by Fifty West
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SATURDAY 02
EVENT: Rhinegeist Rare Beer Fest 
Drink your way across America while staying in one spot thanks to Rhinegeist’s 2019 Rare Beer Fest. Try some of country’s rarest beers from up to 40 participating breweries with origin points ranging from your own backyard all the way to Yakima, Washington. The event is split into two sessions and the VIP options for both sessions have already sold out. General admission includes 10 beer samples as well as a tasting notebook; the VIP option — if you snagged a ticket — includes 10 beer samples, four samples from the exclusive bar, a tasting notebook, a food token and a take-home bottle of Rhinegeist’s Rare Beer Fest Specialty Blend. Session One: 1-5 p.m.; Session Two: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $45; $70 VIP. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.
Photo: Devin Luginbill

SATURDAY 02

EVENT: Rhinegeist Rare Beer Fest
Drink your way across America while staying in one spot thanks to Rhinegeist’s 2019 Rare Beer Fest. Try some of country’s rarest beers from up to 40 participating breweries with origin points ranging from your own backyard all the way to Yakima, Washington. The event is split into two sessions and the VIP options for both sessions have already sold out. General admission includes 10 beer samples as well as a tasting notebook; the VIP option — if you snagged a ticket — includes 10 beer samples, four samples from the exclusive bar, a tasting notebook, a food token and a take-home bottle of Rhinegeist’s Rare Beer Fest Specialty Blend. Session One: 1-5 p.m.; Session Two: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. $45; $70 VIP. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.
Photo: Devin Luginbill
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SUNDAY 03
EVENT: John Cusack 
John Cusack heads to the Taft Theatre for a screening of Say Anything followed by a Q&A. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. $52.75-$153. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

SUNDAY 03

EVENT: John Cusack
John Cusack heads to the Taft Theatre for a screening of Say Anything followed by a Q&A. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. $52.75-$153. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
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TUESDAY 05
MUSIC: Lucy Dacus 
Acclaimed Indie Rocker Lucy Dacus supports her covers EP 2019 at The Woodward Theater. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets from $15. The Woodward, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com.
Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg

TUESDAY 05

MUSIC: Lucy Dacus
Acclaimed Indie Rocker Lucy Dacus supports her covers EP 2019 at The Woodward Theater. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets from $15. The Woodward, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, woodwardtheater.com.
Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg
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TUESDAY 05
MUSIC: Killing Joke 
Early Post Punk band Killing Joke opens for Tool at the U.S. Bank Arena. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 05. From $55. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown, usbankarena.com.
Photo: Facebook.com/Killingjokeofficial

TUESDAY 05

MUSIC: Killing Joke
Early Post Punk band Killing Joke opens for Tool at the U.S. Bank Arena. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 05. From $55. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown, usbankarena.com.
Photo: Facebook.com/Killingjokeofficial
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