Looking for something to do this weekend? WCPO and CityBeat have teamed up to bring you the top 9 weekend things to do in the Tri-State.
1. Hang Out with Homerun Heroes
Reds enthusiasts may watch games from stadium seats, but this weekend fans can meet some of their favorite Reds of the past and present up close. Redsfest, which takes place Friday and Saturday, is your chance to meet and interact with current and former Reds players as they look forward to the beginning of next season with Spring Training in February. Come out and see manager Dusty Baker and some of your favorite Reds, like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman. Once you’ve hung out with some of the homerun heroes, enjoy activities like fastball speed pitch or a poker tournament. Score the rest of the details here .
2. Rock Out with GN’R
If you can’t get “Welcome to the Jungle” out of your head, then this is a concert for you. Guns N’ Roses will be performing Friday at U.S. Bank Arena with Tommy Stinson, who played bass for the Replacements. Since they last played the U.S. in 2006, GN’R has played to rave reviews everywhere including South America, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia, playing close to one million fans worldwide. Get the rest of the rockin’ details here .
3. Taste the Poisoned Apple
Sure, that Snow White VHS may be collecting dust by the television, but the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati is bringing new life to the Disney classic. While this Snow White story line is a little different than Walt’s original, it showcases the talents of local actors and will be fun for the whole family. Shows kick off Friday and go through Dec. 31. No need to ask your magic mirror for more information, just go here .
4. Have a Drink Because You Can
For those Tri-State residents looking for an excuse to have a drink this weekend, why not celebrate the right to have a drink? This year celebrates the 78th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition and one local bar is giving thanks with the Get Wet Prohibition Repeal Anniversary Party Friday at 8 p.m. Mixologist Molly Wellmann and the Japp's staff will bring you back to December 1933, when the 21st Amendment was ratified, legalizing the vending, possession and production of liquor, as they present a selection of drinks from this era. Get more thirst-quenching information here .
5. Reel in a Big Fish
A band that made it out of the 1990s unscathed is showcasing their talents locally. Reel Big Fish combines vocal talent with brass instruments, piano and guitar. The band, which first made it big with their song “Sell Out” in the mid-‘90s, will bring their unique talents to Bogart’s Sunday. Go here for more information.
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