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Top 9 things to do this weekend in the Tri-State (Oct. 17-20)

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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. Listermann Brewing merges craft beer, Oktoberfest for unique festival

You thought Oktoberfest was over, didn’t you?! Well you would be wrong.

It’s time for Listermann’s second annual craft beer Oktoberfest featuring all of the Cincinnati brewers.

The free festival is going on Friday and Saturday so get your lederhosen and dirndls out for one last hurrah.

Raise your glass and head over to: for all the details.

2. Marina Franklin returns to Cincinnati for headlining comedy tour

Chicago native Marina Franklin is returning to where it all began.

The Syracuse University-educated comic is headlining a show at the Go Bananas club where she once opened for Tony Woods.

“That was my first real comedy room outside of New York, so for me this is a big deal coming back as a headliner,” Franklin said.

Tickets are on sale now so go to: to see how to get yours.

3. Get a break from beer at the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival

If beer isn’t your speed, or maybe your taste buds are worn out, then Mainstrasse Village may be the place for you this weekend.

The wine festival features tastings from more than 15 local wineries -- including Baker-Bird Winery, Elk Creek Vineyards, Purple Toad Winery and more -- as well as food, artisans and live entertainment.

So whether you’re looking to sample some local wines, get a taste of perfectly paired food or just want a whole bottle of locally made wine for yourself, you can sip as much as you please.

Get your favorite flute or Bordeaux glass and drink in the delicious details at:

4. Friday Fright Night presents 'Gremlins' at Washington Park

Looking for some family-friendly fun? A movie night at Washington Park might be just the ticket.

The Halloween cult classic “Gremlins” will be playing there Friday night.

Get your blankets and chairs and go to for more.

5. Nashville natives Those Darlins to take over Northside Tavern

Are you ready to rock? We ask because that is what will be happening at the Northside Tavern on Sunday.

Those Darlins will be joined by Gambles and Happy Maladies for an evening show.

The band’s new album, the recently released Blur the Line, stands as their best effort yet.

Learn more about this up-and-coming indie band at:

6. Defeat a Tough Mudder course

Think you have what it takes to defeat an obstacle course designed by British Special Forces? We’ve got the race for you.

The Tough Mudder race is coming to Maysville on Saturday and Sunday and thousands of people are expected to take part. The 10+ mile course features “military-style obstacles such as ‘Funky Monkey,’ greased-up incline and decline monkey bars; ‘Fire Walker,’ a run through 4-foot-high flames; and ‘Electroshock Therapy,’ a gauntlet of 10,000-volt-charged dangling wires participants must barrel through to get to the finish line,” and more.

The race also raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project and organizers said they’ve raised more than $6.5 million for the charity so far.

For more information, go to: to sign up.

7. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings 'Of Mice and Men' to life

John Steinbeck’s literary classic of enduring friendship in the face of unendurable hardship in Depression-era America is the next offering at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

The story of down-and-out migrant laborers will feature two of Cincy Shakes’ most versatile performers.

Get yourself ready for this literary tour de force and find your tickets at:

8. Heritage Village Museum brings 19th Century Halloween fun to life

Care to find out what Halloween was like back in the 19th Century? We’ve got just the place for you.

The Heritage Village Museum, Cincinnati’s premier 19th-century living history village goes from historical to haunted for six nights of fright and fun.

Take a wagon ride through the village or tour the cemetery, all the while enjoying the company of the village locals -- the ghosts, the ghouls, the mad scientists and the headless horseman himself.

Find your costume and get your little goblins ready for all the fun at:

9. Craft up new memories at Cincinnati Maker Faire

Washington Park has quickly become the scene for artists, movers, shakers and makers since its 2012 rebirth. The park is a constant staple for everything artistic, from the City Flea to outdoor music festivals.

The park will be home to more than 90 makers for the Cincinnati Maker Faire. But this fair isn’t just about sharing arts and crafts: Get ready for a power tool drag race, a drum set that shoots fireballs, a one-man concert played entirely on Nintendo Gameboys, robots and more. Makers include Clay Street Press, Grateful Grahams, Kiki Magazine, Lily in Flux and more.

Find out more about all the zany fun at:

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