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Windows of Landor Associates, located in the former Shillito's department store feature mannequins and more from a bygone era. The Miketoberfest benefit event admission is a $15 donation to the Amann family. Tours of Shillito's Abandoned are $10 .
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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. Ooo La La! Cabaret!

Set in a sleazy 1930s Berlin nightclub, Cabaret’s story staged today still feels like a piece of ultra-modern experimentation.

Catch it at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Mount Adams through Nov. 16 and get more info by clicking here.

2. Wait... Wait... Don't Tell Me...

NPR’s wildly popular weekly news quiz program Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! comes live to Cincinnati, featuring regular host Peter Sagal plus a guest panel.

It’s on stage at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine Thursday.

Get all the answers here.

3. Discover Shillito's

Cincinnati’s Shillito’s was once one of the largest and grandest department stories in America, and now the 19th-century building is open for an evening of spooky lost-in-time tours, which take place as a fundraising effort for Miketoberfest.

This one-night-only event on Friday takes you beneath the historic department store for a walk through Shillito’s showrooms, Santaland and former cafeteria.

Tours leave every 10 minutes from the building downtown, now home to Landor Associates.

Discover more info about the abandoned store here.

4. Malice Ball is calling your name

Relive the dark, gothic feel of historic masquerade balls as you descend into a frightful underworld of Christian Moerlein’s decorated brewery for The Malice Ball: OTR Brewer’s Masquerade.

MUJO Studios will provide traditional masquerade masks and bartenders from Bakersfield and Japp’s will serve your favorite drinks.

It takes place Saturday at the brewery on Moore Street in Over-the-Rhine

Drink up the rest of the info here.

5. Offbeat Humor

Stand-up comedian Isaac Witty is taking a break from the comedy troupe he’s been working with in Minneapolis to take the stage here in the Queen City to show off his offbeat observational humor.

He’s on stage at Go Bananas in Montgomery through Sunday.

Find out more about his show here.

6. Join in the Pawrade

Make sure your favorite four-legged friend is dressed to impress and head down to MainStrasse Village for its 12th annual dog parade, this year themed “Dancing with the Dogs”.

It takes place Sunday at Goebel Park in Covington, Ky.

Dig up the info on the parade here.

7. Be Cool in Washington Park

Washington Park transforms into style underground for a night of fashion and music during Rise of the Cool Kids, a roundtable of local creative and retailers who come together to curate a unique digitally projected fashion show.

The event includes a cash bar to benefit ArtWorks, followed by a 7-11 p.m. dance party, style market and fashion show. After-parties are scheduled at any 4EG location.

Get more info here.

8. Spooky Art

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark series gets spooky with ghost tours and a special screening of the 1922 silent film Nosferatu, accompanied dark, string-scores from local Folk band The Ridges.

Great Lakes Nosferatu Ale available for purchase at the cash bar.

This free Friday event takes place at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Mount Adams.

Look for more info here.

9. Ghost Stories

Dan Smith, author of the new book Ghosts of Bobby Mackey’s Music World, shares his historical research and first-hand experiences with the nightclub’s nefarious, haunted nature.

He will discuss the book and other paranormal oddities Friday at The BookSellers on Fountain Square downtown.

Don't be scared of finding more info here.


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