CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 On Your Side has teamed up with CityBeat to bring you the top nine picks.
1. 2013 Cavalcade of Customs
Cars aren’t just a means of transportation, and at the Cavalcade of Customs, cars meet lifestyle. You’ll find yourself in the middle of all sorts of automobile fanatics with enough vintage cars, motorcycles and trucks to burn up the ozone layer, including muscle cars, racecars and bat cars.
Yes, BAT CARS. Well, Batmobiles to be precise. Aside from the many awesome cars, the event will also feature a three generations of Batmobiles exhibit, toys, classes, stunt shows, celebrity appearances from WWE star Sheamus and Disney’s Stefanie Scott from the show Ant Farm and much more.
Get details on the event here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-2013-cavalcade-of-customs) .
2. Mascot Broomball Exhibition
The fifth annual Fountain Square Broomball Exhibition game returns to the U.S. Bank ice rink this weekend.
Watch Cincinnati's favorite mascots from Mr. Redlegs and the Flying Pig to Big Boy and Charmin the Bear compete in a broomball showdown. The mascots will be available before and after the game for a free meet and great and photos.
Find out what mascots will be at the game here ( http:// www.wcpo.com / dpp /news/local_news/ fountain-squares-annual-mascot-broomball-exhibition-game-returns-to-the-us-bank-ice-rink ) .
3. Cincinnati Bridal Show
Ah, spring. It’s the season of daffodils and tanning booths, polka-dotted rainboots and dieting. And, of course, it’s wedding season! Brides-to-be looking to get a head start on matrimonial to-dos are welcome to peruse the Cincinnati Wedding Showcase, the mammoth annual gathering in which more than 100 of the wedding industry’s top professionals gather to disseminate trendy, customizable ways to plan your big day.
Vendors include everything from honeymoon and invitation specialists to videographers and florists. We hear you can sample wedding cakes, too.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/Event-Cincinnati-Wedding-Showcase) for details.
4. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals return to the Tri-State
Cincinnati has been good to Grace Potter. She has performed here many times, usually as an opening act.
In 2010, after years of work in on the jam band circuit, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals pushed their way into the mainstream with their eponymous third album for Hollywood Records and the hit single, “Paris (Ooh La La).” With their latest album, "The Lion The Beast The Beat," Potter and her team seem to have their sights set on taking things to an even higher level.
The group returns to the Tri-State this weekend to perform at the Taft Theatre. Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/from-jam-band-frontwoman-to-chart-star-grace-potter-and-her-band-keep-focus-on-their-craft) .
5. Eddie Ifft performs at the Funny Bone
Eddie Ifft is one of America’s most popular comedy exports. Perhaps that has something to with the political science degree he earned from the University of Pittsburgh. “I didn’t really consider what I did in college,” he explains. “I don’t remember much of it. I did manage to squeeze a major in there.” While a fixture on TV here (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Late Friday Night, BET’s Comic View, ABC’s Comics Unleashed and NBC’s Last Comic Standing), he tours the U.K. and Australia extensively.
He performs at the Funny Bone in Newport on the Levee this weekend. Get more details here ( http:// www.wcpo.com / dpp /entertainment/ citybeat / comedy-eddie-ifft-performs-at-the-funny-bone) .