Top 9 things to do this weekend in the Cincinnati-area (April 19-21, 2013)
8:00 AM, Apr 19, 2013
12:26 AM, Apr 21, 2013
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. Celebrate Earth Day at Sawyer Point
Celebrate the 43rd Earth Day at Sawyer Point with this year's theme: "One Earth … One Chance." This day of education and stewardship will also provide hours of family-friendly entertainment with hands-on displays from environmental groups, a rock-climbing wall, kayak safety lessons, story telling, a recycled materials fashion show, live bands, a Planet Protector Parade and possibly a petting zoo.
This Saturday is Record Store Day (RSD), which began in 2007 as a way to celebrate (and draw business to) independent, brick-and-mortar record shops all over the globe. In the Cincinnati area, four longtime record shops with loyal fanbases will officially participate — Everybody's Records in Pleasant Ridge, Shake It Records in Northside, Mole's Record Exchange in Clifton Heights and Phil's Music & Memories in Cold Spring, Ky.
That means you'll be able to get your hands on some of the thousands of exclusive, RSD-only releases coming out this year from a wide range of acclaimed artists, new and old.
This year's International Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory brings in an Arab North African twist and creates a beautiful spectacle in the process.
If you've never experienced the tastes, smells and sights of a Moroccan bazaar, then this event will get you there — at least in mind and spirit. More than 16,000 butterflies from majestic Morocco will soar and flutter through an exotic landscape of Islamic art and culture.
It's hardly a coincidence that comedian Nick Griffin is a fixture on all of the late night talk shows. "I watched the 'Tonight Show' and 'Letterman' quite a bit when I was young," he explains, "and was always fascinated by comics and looked for them to be on."
It wasn't until he was in college that the thought of being a comedian for a living occurred to him.
The human hurricane known as Mandy Patinkin sets down this weekend for three concerts with the Cincinnati Pops, his first appearance with the Pops since 1991. The protean star of stage ('Evita,' 'Sunday in the Park with George'), screen ('The Princess Bride,' 'Run Ronnie, Run') and television ('Homeland,' 'Criminal Minds') says that these performances mark his "re-emergence with the orchestral world."
"It's been a lot of years since I did a concert with a full orchestra," he said during a conversation that included background on his multifaceted career, disciplined preparation and, eventually, Inigo Montoya himself.
6. Legendary guitarist/ bassist Victor Wooten at Madison Theater
Victor Wooten is the apex four-stringer, the DaVincian model for the guitar half of a rhythm section; he is the bassist's bassist.
Wooten is a success in more than mere esoteric terms; the Idaho native has won five Grammys and was named Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player magazine three consecutive years (and was the first to win more than once).
Madeira's historic Miller House Museum is opening for tours twice a month. Built in 1922, this Sears Roebuck kit house, operated by the Madeira Historical Society, presents an accurate slice of life as it was from the 1920s through 1950.
Acting as a private residence until 1998, the home — a Sears Crescent model — was purchased from the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue and constructed on-site by the patriarch of the family.
Shakespeare's tale of mismatched lovers and tomfoolery in the forest is certainly his most beloved comedy. The highly requested show is back at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, staged by longtime company member Jeremy Dubin. He calls it "a near perfect comedy, full of delight, joy, whimsy, frivolity and fun — with just a pinch of impertinence."
Join the Cincinnati Ballet as they turn the Cincinnati Masonic Center into the hottest nightclub in town: Club B. Replete with the red carpet treatment, guests can dance the night away in the VIP section, meet the ballet's up-and-coming dancers and enjoy delicious food, cocktails and more.