10 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Aug. 18-20)

Between a film festival, bourbon tastings, tea parties and Cuban music, there are several ways to have a rather unconventional Greater Cincinnati…

By Katie Griffith

Summermusik 2023: A Night in Havana
7:30 p.m. Aug. 19
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents A Night in Havana as part of its mainstage Summermusik event series. Taking place at the School of Creative and Performing Arts’ Corbett Theatre, an evening of Cuba’s rich musical traditions will feature 10-time Grammy Award winning trumpet player, Arturo Sandoval. Tickets are $20 for students and children and start at $45 for adults.
6-10 p.m. Aug. 19. Megacorp Pavilion, 101 W. 4th Street, Newport, events.thecurestartsnow.org.
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Cowgirls, Take Us Away: The Chicks Take Over Columbus [PHOTOS]

With all of the chaos in the world at any given time, there is at least one constant: The Chicks' music will…

By CityBeat Staff

The Chicks performing at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Aug. 16, 2023.
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Photos: Cincinnati Reds Fail to Beat Cleveland Guardians

On Aug. 15, the Cincinnati Reds lost 0-3 to the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a two-game series. The second…

By CityBeat Staff

Joey Votto steps up to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning during the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Cleveland Guardians on Aug. 15, 2023.
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Cincinnati Got Down With the Sickness During the Disturbed Show [PHOTOS]

Fans of early aughts metal were gifted a rare occasion on Aug. 15 — a chance to see Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin,…

By CityBeat Staff

Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed perform at Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 15, 2023.
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Photos: All of the Heart-Stopping Moments During Cincinnati's Red Bull Flugtag

The Red Bull Flugtag – an event that challenges teams to build a flying machine and pilot it – came to Sawyer…

By CityBeat Staff

Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023
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26 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars With Scenic Views

Cincinnati is one beautiful city, with a stunning skyline, numerous hills that offer sweeping views of the Ohio River, an abundance of…

By CityBeat Staff

Vista at Lytle Park
311 Pike St., Downtown
Cincinnati’s Lytle Park Hotel features a spectacular rooftop patio named the Vista at Lytle Park. The 5,000-square-foot rooftop lounge offers panoramic views of the Queen City and Ohio River. The space is equipped with an "indoor" lounge (where the bar is located) lined with windows that open up to the outdoor patio with two fireplaces, seating and tables. Choose from a selection of cocktails, wine, beer and spirits, or opt for their large-format cocktails that serve four or more. Their food offerings range from hummus and olives to their Vista and Margarita flatbreads and 4YR Cheddar Burger.
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Greater Cincinnati Got Metal AF During the Mastodon and Gojira Show [PHOTOS]

On Aug. 9, a storm of heavy metal moved through Newport as Mastodon and Gojira performed at MegaCorp Pavilion. CityBeat was there…

By CityBeat Staff

Mastodon and Gojira show at MegaCorp Pavilion on Aug. 9, 2023.
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11 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Aug. 11-13)

This weekend offers wizards and muggles alike a chance to don their capes and grab their wands for a truly magical experience.…

By Emily Keller

The O.F.F. Market
10 a.m. August 12
Shop the monthly O.F.F. Market where bakers, brewers, small businesses, artisans, farmers and more come together as a community to sell local goodies. This unique shopping experience supports strong community connections and grows a hearty local economy. While you shop, there’s fun for the whole family to enjoy, like multiple playgrounds, walking trails, splash and nature scapes and fishing ponds — not to mention the many local bars and restaurants to grab a drink and some food after your shopping spree.
10 a.m. Aug. 12. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, facebook.com/events.
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Issue 1 Reactions Show Republicans Searching for Someone to Blame

Ohio voters have rejected Issue 1, a ballot measure that sought to make it harder for citizens to amend the Ohio Constitution…

By Madeline Fening

Issue 1 Reactions Show Republicans Searching for Someone to Blame
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Photos: Inside East Walnut Hills' New Tropical-Themed Restaurant, Solstice

East Walnut Hills just keeps on rolling along, debuting interesting bars and restaurants at a smoking-hot pace. Even so, there have been…

By Pama Mitchell

Solstice, 1544 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills. Info: solsticecinci.com.
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The Most Adorable Furry Friends We Saw During the Cincinnati Reds' Bark in the Park [PHOTOS]

On Aug. 7, all good dogs were invited to watch the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins during the team's Bark…

By CityBeat Staff

The Cincinnati Reds hosted Bark in the Park on Aug. 7, 2023.
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This Ohio House is A Maximalist's Dream Come True

Minimalists, look away — or scroll to see what you're missing out on. This eclectic beauty may be pending after a weekend…

By Jenna Jones

This Ohio House is A Maximalist's Dream Come True
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Photos: Everything We Saw During the Washington Nationals' Series Sweep Against the Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds appeared to be losing steam over the weekend, losing against the Washington Nationals in a three-game sweep. CityBeat was…

By CityBeat Staff

Matt McLain and Nick Senzel celebrate a home run during the Cincinnati Reds' ​game against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 4, 2023.
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The 10 Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Greater Cincinnati, According to Our Readers

Every year, CityBeat publishes the Best Of Cincinnati®, wherein readers and staffers alike pick which bars are the booziest, which people are…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1: Graeter’s Ice Cream
Multiple locations
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13 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Aug. 4-6)

Whether you're in the mood to shop 'til you drop at Greater Cincinnati makers markets like Art on Vine and Flea in…

By Emily Keller

Ohio River Paddlefest
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5
Ohio River Paddlefest is back. The nation’s largest paddling event hosts 2,000 participants paddling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in kayaks, canoes and more. Attendees can choose either the 4.5-mile or the 9-mile paddlefest. Rental boats can be reserved in advance. Join the pre-party the night before with the Outdoors for All Expo, featuring hands-on activities, outdoor exhibits beer and food. Come celebrate the great outdoors.
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5. Schmidt Recreation Complex, 2944 Humbert Ave., East End, ohioriverpaddlefest.org.
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Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Grab Some Late-Night Eats

Some foods just hit differently late at night (especially after a couple drinks): tacos, coneys, pizza — all varieties of greasy, cheesy…

By CityBeat Staff

Camp Washington Chili
Late-Night Hours: Open 24 hours every day except Sunday
3005 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington
A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner at any hour, Camp Washington Chili features greasy-spoon breakfast offerings, double-decker sandwiches, Cincinnati-style chili (which has won an “American Regional Classic” James Beard Foundation Award), coneys and even a few salads. And in an era where we’re seeing a reduction in diners open 24/7, this diner is the quintessential chili parlor of days gone by with its classic mid-century sign out front, dining counter inside and photos and newspaper clippings along the wall.
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This Warren County Estate Can Be Your Forever Summer Camp

Crickets chirping, splashing in the lake, sitting on the dock or pavilion with some s’mores and brews — 10442 Konstantine Lane in…

By CityBeat Staff

10442 Konstantine Lane, Hamilton Township
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Photos: Inside Northside's New Retro-Modern Park Diner

They say good things come to those who wait, which holds true for the newly opened The Park Diner in Northside. After…

By Kelsey Graham

Park Diner in Northside
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Queen City Music Spotlight: Catch These 10 Cincinnati Concerts Featuring Local Acts in August

August offers up a thriving and varied continuation of summer with festivals, record releases and bands new and old of every genre…

By Brent Stroud

Little River Bluegrass Festival at Little River Bar and Grill
This three-day roots music festival in the valley of Oregonia along the Little Miami River is just a short drive north of the city and promises bluegrass in the environment it’s best enjoyed, among the countryside and rolling hills. Little River would fit nicely alongside the others on the recent list of CityBeat’s suburban dive bars. Built over 100 years ago and turned into a bar over 50 years ago, the bar and restaurant has served local characters and visitors from the bike trail for decades. Highlights of the festival include local traditional bluegrass string band Slippery Creek and Americana and bluegrass band My Brother’s Keeper among many others over the three days of the festival. 6:30-11 p.m. Aug. 18; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 19; noon-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. $10 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday or $30 for all three days. Little River Bar and Grill, 5527 Oregonia Road, Oregonia, facebook.com/events.
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Photos: 50 Cent Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' in Cincinnati with Hip-Hop Royalty

On July 29, rapper 50 Cent brought "The Final Lap Tour" to Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center. The tour celebrates the 20th anniversary…

By CityBeat Staff

50 Cent performing at Riverbend Music Center on July 29.
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Cheap Kid-Friendly Activities To Do Around Greater Cincinnati This Summer

Summer's not over yet, and there's still plenty of budget- and family-friendly fun to be had around Greater Cincinnati before the kids…

By CityBeat Staff

Take a Spin on Carol Ann’s Carousel
8 E. Mehring Way, The Banks
Nestled between Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium, Smale Riverfront Park is dotted with fountains, gardens, an event lawn, a labyrinth, a playground and Carol Ann’s glass-enclosed, year-round carousel. Open select days and hours depending on the season, it features 44 whimsical, Cincinnati-centric creatures for you to ride, delighting your kids and bringing out the inner kid in yourself. Each ride is $2 a person, but you get discounts if you buy multiple rides.
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Pink Covered Cincinnati in Sunshine During Her Show at Great American Ball Park [PHOTOS]

On July 26, Pink took to the stage at Great American Ball Park, twirling like an acrobat above the enthusiastic crowd. During…

By CityBeat Staff

Pink performing at the Great American Ball Park on July 26, 2023.
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Everything But The House Puts Third Man Records and Jack White Pieces Up For Sale

Cincinnati auction house Everything But The House has put up a doozy of a garage sale, listing a collection of memorabilia from…

By Jenna Jones

Jack White Signed "Hand Springs" Vinyl with Cover Art Prop Springs
"These thick gauge springs were discovered in Detroit by Jack White in the 1990s. Likely found in the garbage or an abandoned building, they were on display in White’s Southwest Detroit home for years, a theoretical art/design piece. Upon the release of the White Stripes song “Hand Springs” in the March 2000 issue of Multiball magazine, the cover image to the single depicts Meg White sitting next to one of these springs with a bowling ball placed upon it. An iconic piece of White Stripes cover art prop OR…if you just need to replace the shocks on your 1986 Trabant, these suckers will get the job done wonderfully. Springs come paired with a 2012 copy of the “Hand Springs” single autographed by Jack White."
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7 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (July 28-30)

This weekend, two of Cincinnati's most popular summer traditions are back: Danger Wheel and Glier's Goettafest. Spend your weekend eating a variety…

By Emily Keller

Glier’s Goettafest
5-11 p.m. July 27 and 28; noon-11 p.m. July 29 and noon-9 p.m. July 30
Come one, come all to one of the most beloved foodie events of the year: Glier’s Goettafest. Goettafest is back for another year, taking place at Newport's Festival Park at the Levee. This year, there will be eight full days of all things goetta. “From fudge to pizza, their goetta-based creations test the limits of goetta as an ingredient,” reads the event description. Don’t miss this once-a-year goetta feeding frenzy placed perfectly on the Ohio riverfront. An additional weekend will take place August 3-6. 
5-11 p.m. July 27 and 28; noon-11 p.m. July 29 and noon-9 p.m. July 30. Newport Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport, goetta.com.
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The Drinking Issue: 18 Suburban Dive Bars in Greater Cincinnati We Love

While we love a night out on the town that includes a stop to a craft cocktail bar, sometimes we crave a…

By CityBeat Staff

Lagoon Saloon
859 Elm St., Ludlow
After the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club got hit by a barge and closed down, owners invited patrons across the street to keep the party going at the Lagoon Saloon. This dive bar gives you room to roam, with a large outdoor space with plenty of seating, corn hole boards and live music. The saloon serves up better-than-bar-food with options like a blackened grouper sandwich among the typical fried and grilled favorites. (BC)
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Photos: All of the Wholesome Folksy Energy We Saw During Nelsonville Music Festival

From July 21-23, thousands of music fans descended upon Nelsonville in Southeastern Ohio to attend Nelsonville Music Festival. The popular festival boasted…

By CityBeat Staff

Nelsonville Music Festival took place July 21-23, 2023.
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These Places Have Greater Cincinnati's Best Margaritas, According to Our Readers

Every year, CityBeat publishes the Best Of Cincinnati®, wherein readers and staffers alike pick which bars are the booziest, which people are…

By CityBeat Staff

Best Margarita No. 6: Cactus Pear
3215 Jefferson Ave., Clifton
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Here's How Barbie Would Live if Her Dreamhouse Were in Cincinnati

The summer of Barbie is about more than just throwing on your pinkest frock to see director Greta Gerwig’s made-in-plastic epic, Barbie,…

By CityBeat Staff

Here's How Barbie Would Live if Her Dreamhouse Were in Cincinnati
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Sad Summer Festival Brought Out Cincinnati's Inner Emo Kid [PHOTOS]

On July 19, the fourth annual Sad Summer Festival brought its tour to Cincinnati and also brought a lot of former emo…

By CityBeat Staff

Stand Atlantic at the Sad Summer Festival at Andrew J Brady Music Center | July 19, 2023
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10 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend

Music and good times will fill downtown this weekend thanks to the Cincinnati Music Festival and visits from legends Al Green and…

By Emily Keller

Cincinnati Music Festival
July 20-22
Get ready to get down at this year’s Cincinnati Music Festival, celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On Thursday, Doug E. Fresh kicks everything off, followed by Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and Rakim, at Andrew J Brady Music Center. On Friday, the lineup is Gerald Albright, Midnight Star, Jodeci, Jill Scott and Al Green at Paycor Stadium. And finally, on Saturday, Norman Brown takes the stage at Paycor, followed by Avery Sunshine, P-Funk Connection, Baby Face and last, but not least, Snoop Dogg. Tickets start at $60.
Thursday-Saturday, July 20-22. Andrew J Brady Music Center, 25 Race St., The Banks; Paycor Stadium, 1 Paycor Stadium, The Banks. cincymusicfestival.com.
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