Tonight kicks off the Drink in Ludlow Wine Walk, the first in a bi-monthly series to promote the historic Gaslight District in Clifton. Sip samples of wine while sauntering along the picturesque Ludlow Avenue, and pop in participating businesses like Esquire Theatre, Habanero, Skyline, Sitwells, Mustard Seed Boutique and about a dozen more, from 6-8 p.m. The walk and wine are all complimentary (yay!); vendor proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Public Library’s Clifton Branch (double yay!). After the walk, enjoy live music at Arlin's and Ludlow Garage 'til 10.
The Hamilton County Fair also begins its five-day run today, 4-11 p.m. Today’s special events include an urban garden vegetable exhibit, live lion and tiger show, cow milking demo, “celebrity” demolition derby, classic car show and much more in addition to rides, games and grub. Go here for directions and a full schedule.
Tone House Music presents open mic from 7-10 p.m. tonight. Liz Burkhart hosts the showcase each second Wednesday. Bring instruments, friends, beers and come early to sign up. Each artist should have about 15 minutes to perform. Providing there’s extra time, the night will end with an open jam session.
The College Hill Block Party continues tonight at College Hill Presbyterian Church. Enjoy free food, music by Most Wanted, booths from local businesses and organizations and more fun, 6-9 p.m. The night begins with a unity walk at 5:45.
Ongoing events: Reggae Wednesday on Fountain Square featuring Don Chani; Hofbrauhaus Beer Stein Holding Competition; Sexy Time Live Band Karaoke at Northside Tavern; Kickball + Bandstand Bluegrass at Washington Park featuring Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers