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. The DCCH Music and Arts Festival
Food, handmade crafts and games galore comprise the first annual DCCH Music and Arts Festival. Stop by for two days of fun for an excellent cause; 100 percent of net proceeds benefit children living at the DCCH Center for Children and Families, which helps rebuild the lives of children with traumatic, behavioral and emotional difficulties. Order snacks from food trucks and enjoy traditional treats. Bring a blanket along for family-friendly musical acts.
Get details on the festival here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/the-dcch-music-and-arts-festival).
2. MidPoint Indie Summer series on the Square ( Friday, June 7)
Cincinnati is a great town not only for its food, breweries and sports teams; it also has a plethora of free live music. As one of the city's favorite summer events, the MidPoint Indie Summer series returns to Fountain Square.
Every Friday musical acts from around the world, including regional and local artists, will take the stage for free performances. Check out this week's lineup here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/midpoint-indie-summer-series-at-fountain-square-every-friday).
3. Brothels, Bootleggers and Booze Tour
Explore the 19th century mayhem of Cincinnati vice, corruption and crime during Queen City History's tour of saloons and subterranean cellars that kept alcohol sales booming straight through Prohibition.
Starting at Arnold's, Cincinnati's oldest continuously operating saloon (originally built in 1838 as a brothel), guests will learn a detailed history of the establishment leading all the way up to present day.
Get details here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-brothels-bootleggers-and-booze-tour.
4. Movie night at Washington Park
Whether you're a broke college kid looking for a place to take your summer fling on the cheap or dying for an excuse to get out of the house with your partner, Washington Park has your answer to date night: a free movie at the park.
Every Saturday this summer, Queen City couples are invited to grab a blanket and their better half to enjoy a movie under the stars on the civic lawn at 9 p.m. A new flick is featured each week — everything from big-name blockbusters to well-known classics is fair game.
Find out more here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/date-night-movies-at-washington-park.
5. Second Sunday on Main
If you're looking for something new to add to your summer routine, Second Sundays on Main are not to be missed. Every second Sunday of the month from noon to 5 p.m., local businesses, vendors, artists and musician collaborate efforts to host a neighborhood festival in Over-the-Rhine.
This weekend marks the eighth season for the event which takes place on Main Street between 13th and Liberty streets starting this Sunday. Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/second-sunday-on-main-is-back) for more info.
6. Comedian Eddie Gossling at Go Bananas
Eddie Gossling has the best of both worlds, it seems. He has steady work as a writer for the Comedy Central show "Tosh.0," but still has the opportunity to do stand-up when he isn't in production. And working on the show offers him the chance to flex different comedy muscles, particularly the sillier and more mischievous ones.
On stage he gets more personal and talks about his family, as well as what he calls "random" topics. He performs at Go Bananas this weekend. For more details visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/comedian-eddie-gossling-at-go-bananas.
7. CSC presents "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
If you missed Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's nutty, through-the-looking-glass rendition of the Sherlock Holmes tale last summer in a sold-out run, you have another chance to laugh yourself silly, since it's receiving an encore staging this month.
Three of Cincy Shakes' best actors — Jeremy Dubin, Nick Rose and Brent Vimtrup — are reprising their manic multi-role performances of this witty, laugh-inducing script, again directed by Michael Evan Haney, assistant artistic director at the Cincinnati Playhouse for the past decade.
Interested in catching a show? Visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/csc-presents-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles.
8. Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields's new Cincy exhibit
Photographer Tyler Shields' new exhibit "Suspense" is now at the Miller Gallery in Hyde Park. Shields is known for working with Hollywood celebrities and creating his own style.
On his drive to Cincinnati he stopped in Oklahoma to document the aftermath of the recent severe weather and to meet survivors of the storms. He is teaming up with Miller Gallery for a raffle where the money raised will go to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in Oklahoma.
Get details on the exhibit here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_east_cincinnati/hyde_park/miller-gallery-hosts-tyler-shields.
9. Cincy Fringe Fest
It's not too late to catch a performance at the Cincy Fringe Festival, which brings a variety of theatrical performances to the city. The Fringe headquarters is at the Know Theatre in Over-the-Rhine, but performances will take place throughout the city.
But before you go, there are nine things you should know about the event. Find out what they are here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/money/angies_list/local/Cincy-Fringe-Festival-2013-9-things-to-know-about-the-off-beat-theatrical-happening.
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