January 26, 2023

8 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Jan. 27-29)

The weekend is almost back again and Friday at the Redmoor, so are the ’90s. While digging through your wardrobe to find every last article of Bengals gear, grab that old pair of overalls and a bucket hat. Embrace winter weather on The Banks for the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge and don't forget to practice your “game dey” rituals. Cincinnati has a lot of excitement to offer this weekend.

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CAC Film Screening: Persepolis
6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27
The Contemporary Arts Center is hosting a film screening in light of the human rights protests and feminist movement in Iran. Persepolis is an animated drama about an Iranian girl who grows up during the Iranian Revolution. The film is based off of a biographical, graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. Donations received at the event will benefit the Iranian Diaspora Collective and Geev, organizations that fight for individual rights of people inside Iran. A panel discussion will follow the screening, including an audience Q&A. Tickets are free for CAC members and $10 for non-members.  6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. 6th St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
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CAC Film Screening: Persepolis

6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27
The Contemporary Arts Center is hosting a film screening in light of the human rights protests and feminist movement in Iran. Persepolis is an animated drama about an Iranian girl who grows up during the Iranian Revolution. The film is based off of a biographical, graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi. Donations received at the event will benefit the Iranian Diaspora Collective and Geev, organizations that fight for individual rights of people inside Iran. A panel discussion will follow the screening, including an audience Q&A. Tickets are free for CAC members and $10 for non-members. 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 27. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. 6th St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
Fool House Ultimate '90s Dance Party
7-11 p.m. Jan. 27
Spice up your life! The Ultimate ’90s Dance Party at the Redmoor is Friday with live music featuring Fool House’s covers of  ’90s favorites from the Spice Girls, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Nelly and more.  If you “Wannabe” totally ’90s, channel your inner Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone in Clueless) or Will Smith (in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) or unhook one strap of your overalls and practice the “Macarena.” Tickets are $18-$240. 7 -11 p.m. Jan. 27. The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mt. Lookout, theredmoor.com.
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Fool House Ultimate '90s Dance Party

7-11 p.m. Jan. 27
Spice up your life! The Ultimate ’90s Dance Party at the Redmoor is Friday with live music featuring Fool House’s covers of ’90s favorites from the Spice Girls, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Nelly and more. If you “Wannabe” totally ’90s, channel your inner Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone in Clueless) or Will Smith (in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) or unhook one strap of your overalls and practice the “Macarena.” Tickets are $18-$240. 7 -11 p.m. Jan. 27. The Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Mt. Lookout, theredmoor.com.
Pride Night on Ice
6-8 p.m. Jan. 28
Bundle up and slide into Saturday at Fountain Square for Cincinnati Pride Night on Ice. Soundtrack to the night provided by Cincinnati Pride as you glide gracefully around the rink. Get a few triple axels in, then partake in the hot chocolate and other treats for sale. A portion of ticket sales support Cincinnati Pride. Tickets are $10.  6-8 p.m. Jan. 28. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown, cincinnatipride.org
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Pride Night on Ice

6-8 p.m. Jan. 28
Bundle up and slide into Saturday at Fountain Square for Cincinnati Pride Night on Ice. Soundtrack to the night provided by Cincinnati Pride as you glide gracefully around the rink. Get a few triple axels in, then partake in the hot chocolate and other treats for sale. A portion of ticket sales support Cincinnati Pride. Tickets are $10. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown, cincinnatipride.org
Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge
10 a.m. Jan. 28,
Not cold enough? Watch or register to participate in the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge. Special Olympics Kentucky and Ohio teamed up to expand impact and raise money for local Special Olympics athletes. Individual and junior plungers, as well as teams commit to “Freezin’ for a reason,” by raising minimum amounts of money to plunge. As if jumping into a pool of water in the dead of winter isn’t wild enough, participants can also elect to enter a costume contest. The event is hosted by Q102, and spectators are free but donations are accepted.  10 a.m. Jan. 28. The Banks, 150 East Freedom Way, Downtown. give.sooh.org
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Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge

10 a.m. Jan. 28,
Not cold enough? Watch or register to participate in the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge. Special Olympics Kentucky and Ohio teamed up to expand impact and raise money for local Special Olympics athletes. Individual and junior plungers, as well as teams commit to “Freezin’ for a reason,” by raising minimum amounts of money to plunge. As if jumping into a pool of water in the dead of winter isn’t wild enough, participants can also elect to enter a costume contest. The event is hosted by Q102, and spectators are free but donations are accepted. 10 a.m. Jan. 28. The Banks, 150 East Freedom Way, Downtown. give.sooh.org
Arts' on the Ave. Plant and Sip
6-9 p.m. Jan. 29
Learn how to keep that houseplant alive at Arts' on the Ave cocktail bar’s Plant and Sip event (hint: the alcohol is for you, not the plant). Learn how to care for various houseplants and design a plant pot. The decorating theme is vision boards and affirmations to nurture your dreams. Vendors, food and drink will be available and the Bengals game will be streaming. Bengals gear encouraged, green thumb not required. Tickets are $25.  6-9 p.m. Jan. 29, 2141 Central Ave., Brighton, eventbrite.com.
Photo: Vadim Kaipov, Unsplash

Arts' on the Ave. Plant and Sip

6-9 p.m. Jan. 29
Learn how to keep that houseplant alive at Arts' on the Ave cocktail bar’s Plant and Sip event (hint: the alcohol is for you, not the plant). Learn how to care for various houseplants and design a plant pot. The decorating theme is vision boards and affirmations to nurture your dreams. Vendors, food and drink will be available and the Bengals game will be streaming. Bengals gear encouraged, green thumb not required. Tickets are $25. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 29, 2141 Central Ave., Brighton, eventbrite.com.
Cincinnati Museum Center offering free admission Friday in honor of the Bengals 
All day, Jan. 27
“A game like that deserves free admission," the Cincinnati Museum Center posted on social media in honor of the Bengals win over the Bills.  Explore exhibits at the Cincinnati Museum Center and The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center free of admission Friday. Jan. 27. 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. cincymuseum.org.
Photo: facebook.com/cincymuseum

Cincinnati Museum Center offering free admission Friday in honor of the Bengals

All day, Jan. 27
“A game like that deserves free admission," the Cincinnati Museum Center posted on social media in honor of the Bengals win over the Bills. Explore exhibits at the Cincinnati Museum Center and The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center free of admission Friday. Jan. 27. 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. cincymuseum.org.
Cozy Curiosities at Washington Park
8-10 a.m. Jan. 27-29
Local knitting group The Bombshells of Cincinnati will decorate Washington Park with colorful explosions of handmade knits. Catch the yarn bombers in action all weekend at Washington Park at the outdoor exhibit. Visit Washington Park’s website for installation descriptions.8-10 a.m. Jan. 27-29. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Photo: Stephanie Scarbrough

Cozy Curiosities at Washington Park

8-10 a.m. Jan. 27-29
Local knitting group The Bombshells of Cincinnati will decorate Washington Park with colorful explosions of handmade knits. Catch the yarn bombers in action all weekend at Washington Park at the outdoor exhibit. Visit Washington Park’s website for installation descriptions.8-10 a.m. Jan. 27-29. 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
Cincinnati Cyclones Marvel Super Hero Weekend at Heritage Bank Center
7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28
Get ready to spin your webs and fire your repulsors, true believers, because Heritage Bank Center is about to see a cavalcade of cosplayers. When the Cincinnati Cyclones host the Newfoundland Growlers for two straight nights, the team will celebrate the Marvel Comics universe. Players will sport Groot jerseys that will be auctioned off later, while fans will encounter Marvel characters throughout the arena. Those who purchase family four-packs for either game will receive Iron Man bobbleheads. In addition, hungry fans will say, "Excelsior!" to the $5 craft draft and seltzer, $1 popcorn and $3 hamburger specials available during the Jan. 27 game only.  7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28. 100 Broadway St., Downtown, cycloneshockey.com.
Photo: Allison Babka

Cincinnati Cyclones Marvel Super Hero Weekend at Heritage Bank Center

7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28
Get ready to spin your webs and fire your repulsors, true believers, because Heritage Bank Center is about to see a cavalcade of cosplayers. When the Cincinnati Cyclones host the Newfoundland Growlers for two straight nights, the team will celebrate the Marvel Comics universe. Players will sport Groot jerseys that will be auctioned off later, while fans will encounter Marvel characters throughout the arena. Those who purchase family four-packs for either game will receive Iron Man bobbleheads. In addition, hungry fans will say, "Excelsior!" to the $5 craft draft and seltzer, $1 popcorn and $3 hamburger specials available during the Jan. 27 game only. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28. 100 Broadway St., Downtown, cycloneshockey.com.