9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Nov. 18-20)
This weekend, head to a holiday lights display, get tatted up at a local brewery or ask a psychic about that weird dream you've been having about your ex.
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6-10 p.m. Nov. 18
From the show’s website: “As an annual tradition at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Journey Borealis: Holiday Lights on the Hill will light up the park with over one million holiday lights as well as dazzling scenic displays. We invite you and your family to take in this spectacular show from the comfort of your own car as you get in the holiday spirit. City of Hamilton residents get in FREE on Tuesdays (45011, 45013 and 45015 ZIP codes, please bring your license, current utility bill or government issued ID).” Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 6-10 p.m. from Nov. 18-Jan. 1. $25 per car for non-members and $15 for members. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, journeyborealis.com.
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10 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 18
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas whether you like it or not. For the holly-jolly types, PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the perfect way to ring in the season with a 4 million LED holiday light show, which marks its 40th anniversary this year. Ooh and ahh at all the pretty colors and costumed characters. Pro tip: The show is included with zoo admission, so come early in the day for the animals and stay for the evening's holiday spectacle. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 18-Jan. 8. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org/events/festival-of-lights.
7-11 p.m. Nov. 18
If the beer at Braxton isn't already a good enough reason to visit their brewery, how about some exquisite local art for sale? From Art Attack's event page: "Art Attack Cincinnati is a curated pop-up art show of local artists displaying one of their best pieces for sale the night of the event. Showcasing artists will be on sight during the event and open for discussion about their artwork and making connections with the community."7-11 p.m. Nov. 18. Braxton Brewing Co. Cincinnati, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton, facebook.com/events.
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10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19
Have you found your next favorite book? Head downtown this weekend to Books by the Banks at Duke Energy Convention Center, where you can not only peruse a massive selection of books of all genres, but also meet dozens of authors, including CityBeat
’s own Steven Rosen, who will be there to promote his local history book, “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the '50s and '60s: From the Surf Club to Ludlow Garage.” There will be author talks and book signings, panel discussions and a kid’s corner for the little readers in your family.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown, booksbythebanks.org.
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Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 19
Though it's a bit cliche to get a tattoo while you're tipsy, that's just life and Rhinegeist is the place to live it. The brewery is having a party to celebrate "the release of our indelible Imperial Stout, including special Ink variants available on draft and in bottles, and for the first time ever, Ink in 16-oz. tallboys," according to the event's website. While there, you can get pre-selected art tattooed on you by White Whale, Lonesome Town, Black Fern, Decorated Body, Higher Love, Designs by Dana and Got Ink, while Cryptogram Ink will be on-site with a pop-up, along with food from Empanada Box.Noon-8 p.m. Nov. 19. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com/event/inked-2022.
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19
The TSO is back to rock the city into the holiday spirit with their popular “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” rock show. If you’re in need of a yuletide overdose, there are two performances on Saturday. This act has been a wintertime favorite for more than two decades, with lots of fan favorite Christmas songs like "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep" and "This Christmas Day,” all amped up with electric guitar and high-energy performances. This is a family-friendly event and a portion of the proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association and the Cincinnati Zoo.Performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Ticket prices vary. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway St., The Banks, heritagebankcenter.com.
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10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19
From the market’s website: “The O.F.F. Market is a monthly marketplace that brings together small businesses, artisans, brewers, bakers, farmers and the like to provide a unique shopping experience that supports strong community connections and strives to grow a hearty local economy.” Visit Summit Park to do your shopping and stick around to make a day of it and have a meal at one of the park’s restaurants, then walk it off on a scenic trail. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, theoffmarket.org.
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Showings start at 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 20
The way the world's been spinning, who doesn't need a massive serotonin boost right now? A guaranteed way to get that is the Dog Video Fest at Garfield Theatre, where audiences will be treated to a 75-minute compilation of adorable pups doing funny and heartwarming pup stuff on the big screen (brought to you by the same folks behind Cat Video Fest). Proceeds benefit Save The Animals Foundation, a local nonprofit no-kill shelter dedicated to connecting folks with furry cuties in need of a home. This is a family-friendly event. Showings start at 2 and 4 p.m. Nov. 20. $10 in advance and $15 at the door for adults; $5 in advance and $8 at the door for children 14 years old and younger. The Garfield Theatre, 719 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincyworldcinema.org/dog-video-fest.
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10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 20
Think of a number, any number. Was it 7? If it was, perhaps CityBeat
should get a booth at the next Body Mind Spirit’s Victory at Sharonville Convention Center, where attendees can learn from an “incredible selection of the nation's finest psychics and mediums, the best in alternative health, wellness tools, products and resources. Then, expand your insights and take in learning sessions and presentations featuring psychics, experts and holistic practitioners at the top of their fields.” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 20. Single-day admission is $15 and a weekend pass is $25. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, bmse.net.