Top 9 things to do this weekend in the Tri-State (Sept. 13-15)

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. Cincy Beerfest

The Queen City celebrates its ever-expanding palate for all things beer during Cincy Beerfest, Cincinnati’s very own craft beer block party with more than 200 beers from down the street and across the country available to drink; it takes place at Fountain Square downtown through Saturday.

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2. Cincinnati Comic Expo

The Cincinnati Comic Expo offers a fun-packed weekend of comics, cosplay, zombies, activities, gaming, sci-fi speed dating and appearances from special celebrity guests like Lord of the Rings’ Billy Boyd; it takes place through Sunday at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown.

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3. 16th edition of Cincinnati’s Race for the Cure

Join runners and walkers, survivors and supporters for the 16th edition of Cincinnati’s Race for the Cure to help “run breast cancer out of town,” covering more than 10k with activities and kid-friendly booths stretched across the city; the race begins at Freedom Way and Race Street downtown.

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4. The Longstone Street Festival

The second annual Longstone Street Festival is a family-friendly fall festival in historic Milford with 40 local goods and services vendors, 20 musical performances, a street chalk art project and plenty of family-friendly games like a bungee joust and hamster water balls; it takes place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Milford.

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5. Cincinnati Celtic Festival

Celebrate the cultural texture of this fair city with Cincinnati’s Celtic Festival, where you’ll find games, food and multi-staged music and dance events to honor the seven Celtic nations; it takes over Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine Saturday and Sunday.

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6. Pallet 23 Bazaar in Northside

Pallet 23, the flexible event space in Northside, hosts the first Pallet 23 Bazaar on Saturday, a vendor-driven community market selling vintage, household, industrial, collectors’, unique, furniture and found items and treasures; it takes place at Pallet 23 in Northside.

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7. The Big Lebowski at the Esquire

The Esquire Theatre promises to keep the White Russians flowing at the bar during its interactive screening of cult classic The Big Lebowski Friday, where The Dude’s biggest fans gather for an evening of costumes and quotes; it takes place at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

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8. WordPlay's one-year anniversary

WordPlay, the learning and support center dedicated to helping children find their voice through literacy and creative expression while developing life-skills, celebrates its one-year anniversary Saturday with a festive party full of surprises; it takes place at WordPlay in Northside.

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9. The Galloping Pig

Dhani Jones and the BowTie Foundation invite all to experience The Galloping Pig Sunday, a day of polo where attendees can watch a match between the Cincinnati and Columbus polo clubs, a traditional divot-stomping event, time to pet the horses and meet the players, hit some balls and learn about polo, all complemented by food, and live music; it takes place at Wilshire Farm in Goshen.

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