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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. 35th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest

Whether you’re into polka, the chicken dance, the sauerkraut or the beer, Oktoberfest season in the Zinzinnati area is in full swing, so start off the month of festivities right with the 35th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest; it takes place through Sunday at Sixth and Main streets in Covington.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/35th-annual-mainstrasse-village-oktoberfest

2. Artbeat on Short Vine

A dozen Short Vine locations have joined ArtBeat, the first Friday art walk in the neighborhood, with an eclectic showcase of artwork from local creative; it happens on the 2600-2800 blocks of Vine Street in Corryville.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/artbeat-on-short-vine

3. Pride Night at Kings Island

Kings Island hosts its 17th Pride Night Friday, benefiting the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Cincinnati, with rides, entertainment and live performances.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/event-pride-night-at-kings-island

4. Old West Festival in Williamsburg

Live like John Wayne every weekend in September and the beginning of October with the Old West Festival, where some rambling countryside acreage is turned into an authentic Dodge City Wild West town, complete with puppet shows, antique storefronts, locomotive and wagon rides, beers at the saloon and more family-friendly fun.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/old-west-festival-in-williamsburg

5. Cincinnati Hispanic Festival

The Cincinnati Hispanic Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a two-day celebration ripe with vibrant music, folkloric dance and traditional Hispanic foods aimed at widening the representation of various Hispanic/Latino communities throughout the area; it takes place at Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage through Sunday

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/cincinnati-hispanic-festival

6. Peril in Space and Time Semantics Fundraiser

Brighton hosts an artsy “scavenger hunt” for its Peril in Space and Time exhibit, where spectators follow clues to locate a slew of standalone exhibitions throughout the neighborhood and end the night with live music at The Mockbee; it takes place beginning at Semantics Gallery in Brighton.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/peril-in-space-and-time-semantics-fundraiser

7. Cincinnati Walk for Farm Animals

Farm Sanctuary hosts the two-mile Walk for Farm Animals Cincinnati to raise vital funds and increase awareness of the group’s mission to combat the abuses of factory farming and bring people together to change hearts and minds about the lives of farm animals; it takes place beginning at Music Hall Plaza at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/cincinnati-walk-for-farm-animals

8. Vinoklet Winery Art & Wine Festival

Vinoklet Winery’s 15th annual Art & Wine Festival is a weekend-long celebration of local art, entertainment and wine, including a grape-stopping competition and tastings of eight of the winery’s signature blends; it takes place through Sunday at Vinoklet Winery in Colerain.

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/vinoklet-winery-art-wine-festival

9. Nude Beach at MOTR Pub

The members of punchy, sugar-buzzing Rock trio Nude Beach come to MOTR and release their unbridled energy with scrappy, powerful Pop Rock songs; the Over-the-Rhine show takes place at 8 p.m. on Sunday with Suspicious Beasts and Tweens

More here: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/music-nude-beach

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