‘Vikings: Beyond the Legend’
Vikings are invading Union Terminal as the Cincinnati Museum Center prepares to open its newest special exhibit featuring the Scandinavian seafarers on Friday. "Vikings: Beyond the Legend" will feature four large ships, interactive displays and more than 500 artifacts on loan from the Swedish History Museum that showcase the highly skilled craftsmanship of the Vikings.
Opens 10 a.m. Friday. 1301 Western Ave. Tickets: $19.50 for adults, $17.50 for seniors and $12.50 for children; 12.50 for member adults and $8.50 for member children. www.cincymuseum.org
Hannibal Buress at the Taft
Who doesn't need a good laugh right now? Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress, who has appeared in such shows as "30 Rock" and "Broad City," promises to deliver just that at the Taft Theatre.
8-11 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $25-$35. tafttheatre.org
The Comedy Get Down
Consider this reason No. 2 to laugh: “The Comedy Get Down,” featuring comedians Charlie Murphy, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and Cedric the Entertainer, will come to U.S. Bank Arena on Friday.
8 p.m. Friday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St. $25-$89.75. usbankarena.com
Walk on Woodburn
Enjoy the fall weather in East Walnut Hills with Walk on Woodburn on Friday. The monthly event showcases neighborhood businesses such as Hi-Bred, Leftcoast Modern Cincinnati, Argos, All-Natural Pet Food & Supply- East Walnut Hills, Arkham House Games and the Cincinnati Bicycle Co. There also will be food and drinks provided by Woodburn Brewery, Myrtle's Punch House and O Pie O.
6-9 p.m. Friday. 2790 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Free admission. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival
This weekend is Jungle Jim’s glorious International Wine Festival. Imagine: Nearly 90 wineries will be pouring 400-plus wines for the sampling, with food pairings matched by country.
7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jungle Jim’s, Oscar Event Center, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Grand tasting, $65; non-drinker, $25; connoisseur, $125; connoisseur non-drinker, $75. www.junglejims.com/winefest
Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
Want to get a jump on holiday gift shopping? We suggest the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. This annual event boasts 300 boutiques and specialty shops, gourmet food, crafts from area artisans and cool gifts for family and friends.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $7 online. $9 on site. www.cincinnatiholidaymarket.com
Wooden Cask grand opening
After two years in the works, Wooden Cask Brewing recently began pouring beers in its taproom in Newport. Owner Randy Schiltz wanted to create a brewery “for the love of beer,” encompassing English, Irish, Scottish and Belgium-style beers rather than sours or anything too experimental. Now Wooden Cask is set for its official grand opening on Saturday.
Noon-11 p.m. Saturday. 629 York St., Newport. Free admission. www.facebook.com/WoodenCask
Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati
The inaugural Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati opens Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum, featuring four films that tackle a range of topics from societal pressures to human trafficking. Panel discussions with some of the films’ directors, via Skype, as well as members of the community, will follow each screening.
Screenings at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive. General admission: $10; $5 for students and CAM members. cincinnatiartmuseum.org/iffc
New restaurant alert
The Covington restaurant that previously operated as NuVo will host its official grand reopening Saturday as Piccolo Casa. The ownership hasn’t changed, but Piccolo Casa now sports a new look and menu: The a la carte menu is now centered on northern Italian cuisine with a complement of New American fare. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable or the restaurant website.
Open 5-9 p.m. Thursday; 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 308 Greenup St., Covington. www.piccolocovington.com