January 19, 2023

9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Jan. 20 - 22)

Aside from watching the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills game on Sunday (which is essentially required viewing for all Cincinnatians), this weekend offers plenty of opportunities for fun. Whether you're looking to get your steps in while supporting abortion rights, or want to kick back with some beer and watch a play or two, the opportunities for a good time this weekend are nearly endless.

If you’re looking for even more to do every day of the week, visit the CityBeat events calendar, which is free to use if you have something planned that you’d like to advertise to CityBeat readers.
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Bigger Than Roe: Women's March Cincinnati
1:30 p.m. Jan. 21
Women’s March Cincinnati begins Saturday at the steps of City Hall with five prominent speakers including Dr. Nicole King of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Mayor Aftab Pureval. This year’s movement commemorates the 50th anniversary of  Roe V Wade in solidarity with the National Women’s March on Madison. The March will commence at approximately 2:10, when participants will head toward Fountain Square.  1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Cincinnati City Hall 801 Plum Street, Downtown, action.womensmarch.com.
Photo: Mary LeBus

Bigger Than Roe: Women's March Cincinnati

1:30 p.m. Jan. 21
Women’s March Cincinnati begins Saturday at the steps of City Hall with five prominent speakers including Dr. Nicole King of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Mayor Aftab Pureval. This year’s movement commemorates the 50th anniversary of Roe V Wade in solidarity with the National Women’s March on Madison. The March will commence at approximately 2:10, when participants will head toward Fountain Square. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Cincinnati City Hall 801 Plum Street, Downtown, action.womensmarch.com.
Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev at Music Hall
7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 2 p.m. Jan. 22
Nourish the need for mindfulness and relaxation with a trip to Music Hall for a night of classical music. Acclaimed American violinist Randall Goosby debuts with Tchaikovsky at Music Hall followed by Prokofiev’s "Third Symphony" where the entire Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins in a boisterous arrangement of sound. Conducted by CSO’s Louis Langrée, the event highlights violin soloist Goosby, who started his classical music career at 9 years old in the Jacksonville Symphony. Tickets start at $15. Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan 22 at 2 p.m. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org.
Photo: facebook.com/CincySymphony

Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev at Music Hall

7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and 2 p.m. Jan. 22
Nourish the need for mindfulness and relaxation with a trip to Music Hall for a night of classical music. Acclaimed American violinist Randall Goosby debuts with Tchaikovsky at Music Hall followed by Prokofiev’s "Third Symphony" where the entire Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins in a boisterous arrangement of sound. Conducted by CSO’s Louis Langrée, the event highlights violin soloist Goosby, who started his classical music career at 9 years old in the Jacksonville Symphony. Tickets start at $15. Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan 22 at 2 p.m. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatisymphony.org.
Esoteric and Decibel Present a Lunar New Year Kamayan Fiesta
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Esoteric Brewing Co., where local Korean fried chicken experts, Decibel, will cater a Kamayan Fiesta. The delectable Asian spread, served on banana leaves, honors a Filipino tradition called Kamayan, a communal-style buffet eaten with bare hands. As Decibel Korean Fried Chicken would say, “Cockadoodle doo mutha’ cluckas!” Reservation slots at Esoteric are available every half hour. Tickets are $35/person for food and $50/person for a food and drink package. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Esoteric Brewing Co., 918 East McMillan St., Walnut Hills, eventbrite.com.

Esoteric and Decibel Present a Lunar New Year Kamayan Fiesta

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Esoteric Brewing Co., where local Korean fried chicken experts, Decibel, will cater a Kamayan Fiesta. The delectable Asian spread, served on banana leaves, honors a Filipino tradition called Kamayan, a communal-style buffet eaten with bare hands. As Decibel Korean Fried Chicken would say, “Cockadoodle doo mutha’ cluckas!” Reservation slots at Esoteric are available every half hour. Tickets are $35/person for food and $50/person for a food and drink package. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Esoteric Brewing Co., 918 East McMillan St., Walnut Hills, eventbrite.com.
Home Brew Theatre VI at The Drama Workshop
8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Jan. 22
The Drama Workshop in Cheviot will be hosting the sixth installment of its annual Home Brew Theatre this weekend. Local playwrights, such as Liz Coley and Nick Dunker, will be presenting their own ten-minute plays while audience members sip on local beer. Tickets are $20 per person. 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Jan. 22. The Drama Workshop at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, thedramaworkshop.org.
Photo: facebook.com/theglenmoreplayhouse

Home Brew Theatre VI at The Drama Workshop

8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Jan. 22
The Drama Workshop in Cheviot will be hosting the sixth installment of its annual Home Brew Theatre this weekend. Local playwrights, such as Liz Coley and Nick Dunker, will be presenting their own ten-minute plays while audience members sip on local beer. Tickets are $20 per person. 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Jan. 22. The Drama Workshop at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, thedramaworkshop.org.
Moerlein Lager House Brewery Tour, Brunch, & Beer
One-hour tours available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21
If you've ever wanted to see how the sausage is made (or, in this case, the beer), Moerlein Lager House is offering patrons an unveiled look at they brew their popular beer. On Moerlin Lager House's brewery tour, guests will be led through the brewhouse, lower-level fermentation hall, grist mill and serving vessel areas to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process. Then, after the tour, guests will eat brunch and be treated to a flight of their beers. One-hour tours available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, eventbrite.com.
Photo: provided by Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House Brewery Tour, Brunch, & Beer

One-hour tours available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21
If you've ever wanted to see how the sausage is made (or, in this case, the beer), Moerlein Lager House is offering patrons an unveiled look at they brew their popular beer. On Moerlin Lager House's brewery tour, guests will be led through the brewhouse, lower-level fermentation hall, grist mill and serving vessel areas to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process. Then, after the tour, guests will eat brunch and be treated to a flight of their beers. One-hour tours available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, eventbrite.com.
See the Story Book Club at Cincinnati Art Museum
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21
See the story — a collaborative book club program with the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Public Library — will have its bimonthly meeting this weekend. The book club discussion is led by a librarian, and then a docent will lead a tour connecting the book with art. This month’s book is The Archer by Shruti Swamy, a coming-of-age novel that follows a Kathak dancer named Vidya in 1970s Bombay. Swamy also wrote A House Is a Body, a book of short stories that was nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan 21. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Photo: facebook.com/cincinnatiartmuseum

See the Story Book Club at Cincinnati Art Museum

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21
See the story — a collaborative book club program with the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Public Library — will have its bimonthly meeting this weekend. The book club discussion is led by a librarian, and then a docent will lead a tour connecting the book with art. This month’s book is The Archer by Shruti Swamy, a coming-of-age novel that follows a Kathak dancer named Vidya in 1970s Bombay. Swamy also wrote A House Is a Body, a book of short stories that was nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan 21. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Luau & Hog Roast at CinCity Harley-Davidson
Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 21
If there was ever a time to break out your best luau attire, it’s now. CinCity Harley-Davidson’s annual luau and hog roast is back on Jan. 21. This year’s luau will include a live fire show, food and drinks and a giveaway for two tickets to see popular '80s metal band Jackyl on Feb. 18 at Blue Note Harrison. Noon-4 p.m. Jan 21. CinCity Harley-Davidson, 1799 Tennessee Ave., Norwood, cincityhd.com
Photo: facebook.com/cincityhd

Luau & Hog Roast at CinCity Harley-Davidson

Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 21
If there was ever a time to break out your best luau attire, it’s now. CinCity Harley-Davidson’s annual luau and hog roast is back on Jan. 21. This year’s luau will include a live fire show, food and drinks and a giveaway for two tickets to see popular '80s metal band Jackyl on Feb. 18 at Blue Note Harrison. Noon-4 p.m. Jan 21. CinCity Harley-Davidson, 1799 Tennessee Ave., Norwood, cincityhd.com
Adult Cat's Pajamas Party Time at Purrfect Day Cat Cafe
8 p.m. Jan. 21
Pull out your best pawjamas this weekend because Purrfect Day Cat Cafe is hosting a pajama party for cat lovers ages 21 and up. Spend your night cuddling with kitties and drinking happy hour cocktails while you find decide which furry friend you'll welcome into your fur-ever home. There will be a pajama contest with prizes for winners. Tickets are $15 per person. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Jan 21. Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, 25 W. 8 St., Covington, purrfectdaycafecovington.com.
Photo: Danielle Schuster

Adult Cat's Pajamas Party Time at Purrfect Day Cat Cafe

8 p.m. Jan. 21
Pull out your best pawjamas this weekend because Purrfect Day Cat Cafe is hosting a pajama party for cat lovers ages 21 and up. Spend your night cuddling with kitties and drinking happy hour cocktails while you find decide which furry friend you'll welcome into your fur-ever home. There will be a pajama contest with prizes for winners. Tickets are $15 per person. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Jan 21. Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, 25 W. 8 St., Covington, purrfectdaycafecovington.com.
Bronson Arroyo Band at Bircus Brewing Co.
8 p.m. Jan. 21
Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo traded his glove for a guitar years ago, but you never know what surprises Arroyo might pull out when performing. Regulars at Bircus, the Bronson Arroyo Band largely focuses on covering '90s alternative hits from Pearl Jam, Oasis and Foo Fighters, but attendees should be prepared for a few curveballs from the future Reds Hall of Famer. Tickets are $15-$25. 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Bircus Brewing Co., 322 Elm St., Ludlow, facebook.com.
Photo: facebook.com/bronsonarroyoband

Bronson Arroyo Band at Bircus Brewing Co.

8 p.m. Jan. 21
Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo traded his glove for a guitar years ago, but you never know what surprises Arroyo might pull out when performing. Regulars at Bircus, the Bronson Arroyo Band largely focuses on covering '90s alternative hits from Pearl Jam, Oasis and Foo Fighters, but attendees should be prepared for a few curveballs from the future Reds Hall of Famer. Tickets are $15-$25. 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Bircus Brewing Co., 322 Elm St., Ludlow, facebook.com.