Your Weekend To Do List: 9/16-9/18

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is taking over downtown this weekend, bringing around 500,000 guests! Once you've had your fill of schnitzel, Spaten and sauerkraut, stop by the CityBeat booth for the official Oktoberfest guide and register for a VIP MPMF Package and other prizes.—-

vitaminwater uncapped LIVE Cincinnati is a series of music and events around town. The series continues with Saturday's Party Rock featuring The Hood Internet and Sunday's Dubstep night. Events continue through next week, leading up to vitaminwater's MidPoint Music Festival Kickoff Wednesday. MPMF celebrates its 10th anniversary Sept. 22-24. Tickets are still available online through Sept. 18. After that, you can get wristbands at retail locations through Sept. 21. Go here to snag you tickets and create your schedule.

The Cincinnati Comic Expo takes over Duke Energy Center Saturday. Geek out with panels, costume contests, gaming and tons of vendors. Special guests include Jim Steranko, Stan Goldberg, Jose Delbo, Allen Bellman and more creators and illustrators. Check out our feature here.

If cowboy boots and sarsaparilla are your kind of thing, head out to Williamsburg for Old West Fest. Similar to the Renaissance Festival, OWF is a permanent Dodge City-esque town with traditional old west food, games, shops and shows. Mosey on over Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 9. Get more info here.

Tons of great theater offerings ETC's Next to Normal, Cincy Shakes' A Man For All Seasons, Queen City Theater's Home, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's God of Carnage, Clifton Performance Theater's Superior Donuts and more. For all our arts coverage, go here.

If you're a TV person (don't act like you're too cool), you might be a little depressed this Sunday knowing HBO's summer shows ended last week. Worry no longer, because you'll probably still get to see Ari, Sookie and people from non-fancy cable shows Sunday at the 63rd Primetime Emmys! We'll be live-chatting this award show, so tune into Fox at 7 p.m. for the red carpet/8 p.m. for the show, hosted by Jane Lynch. If you're new to the live chat game, check out some of our past chats: Academy Awards, Charlie Sheen on '20/20' and Mark Mallory's Undercover Boss appearance. Live chatters can expect raw coverage, interactive polls and probably an appearance by Robert Downey, Sr. We'll also try to remember to actually announce the winners. Go here for the chat!

For all the best places and events to check out this fall, read this week's Cool Issue.

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