Event: Bourbon & Boots

Jake Arrieta grew up in Texas, which means he never leaves home without his cowboy hat; Texans love hats.

click to enlarge The Dan Varner Band
The Dan Varner Band

Jake Arrieta grew up in Texas, which means he never leaves home without his cowboy hat; Texans love hats. He’ll need somewhere to wear it in Cincinnati, and Bourbon & Boots at Memorial Hall could be that place (unless he plans on scarfing some pre-game grub at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill; Toby Keith not only loves that bar and grill, he also loves cowboy hats). This event pairs live music from local Country rockers the Dan Varner Band, who have opened for the likes of Blake Shelton and Kip Moore, with Kentucky bourbon, plus light bites and dessert. How drunk does Jake Arrieta need to be before he forgets how to line dance? 6:30 p.m. Friday. $47-$57. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatimemorialhall.com.