Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend

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. Peter Frampton and the Ballet

It's the last weekend you can catch the Cincinnati Ballet and Peter Frampton team up to let loose in this unconventional performance. This show's unique choreography offers perspectives on Frampton's storied music career, and his life.

So even if you're not a fan of the ballet, you have to love Frampton. Do you feel like we do?

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2. Shop Crafty

Crafty Supermarket's Spring Show is the best reason to get out of your house on a potentially rainy Saturday afternoon.

The gathering of 50-plus crafters, artists and designers is going on its fourth year in existence, and the event draws crowds of people interested in buying wares straight from the fabricators.

Check it out at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. For more crafty details, go t o

3. Double Indemnity

Need a little noir in your week? You'll find a stylish dose onstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse this weekend.

Double Indemnity is the story of a disillusioned insurance agent who takes up with a sensuous, philandering woman. They concoct an elaborate plan to murder her husband and collect on an insurance windfall.

Hopefully this doesn't sound like your day-to-day, but this plot will sure to keep you captivated. Get more info on the show at

4. Playoff Hockey

Your Cincinnati Cyclones are in the second round of the 2013 ECHL playoffs, and are in town Friday and Saturday nights.

The team is playing well, and tickets are still extremely reasonable to get down to U.S. Bank Arena and catch some high-octane, playoff hockey. Need more incentive? How about $3 Summer Shandy drinks on Friday?

For more info on the Cyclones, go to

5. Get Modern

If you're into architecture, this weekends Modern Architecture Symposium is one you won't want to miss.

The symposium, which includes visits to two area Frank Lloyd Wright homes, concludes with a lecture at Union Terminal by Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger.

Get more details on the weekend-long event at


6. Get Blinded By Science

Antonio Adams joins forces with Pam Kravetz, a radical and resourceful genius, to create not just an art exhibit, but a supercharged spectacle with a funhouse visual narrative that adds props, sculptures, and gewgaws.

The result will be an installation that merges art with science fiction, puppet-shows with game-shows, an eye-opening, fun-loving pageant and performance.

Check it out at Thunder-Sky this weekend and get more info at

7. Freak Out!

Engulfing psychedelic rockers Goat, coming straight outta Sweden, have made a name for themselves in their homeland and, gradually, the rest of the world appears to be catching on.

Catch this truly compelling group, who don masks and costumes and utilize a dizzying light show to create — paired with the band's huge live sound —  quite the experience.

Find out more on the band and their show at Southgate House Revival here:

8. Green Fashion - No, not the color

Looking to go green, even in your closet? VogueVert, a curated global conscious luxury goods provider founded by Cincinnatian Kathy Hamm, brings the most talented green designers to one place online — and now in person.

VogueVert is hosting their second trunk show in the region and first fundraiser at The Carnegie in Covington.

Get more info on the shop at

9. Head to the Wurst Bar You've Ever Been To

Mt. Lookout's new restaurant, Wurst Bar in the Square, could in fact be the best bar/restaurant you've been to lately.

The restaurant has 15 tricked-out sausages showcasing local meats from Wassler's Meat Market, along with vegetarian dogs from Avril-Bleh. Ground sausage is stuffed into natural hog casings, while veggie dogs receive a rice paper casing treatment, lending them a natural snap with every bite.

Mix all that with some great craft beer and mixed drinks, you've got yourself an evening.

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