Bacchanalian Society Fall Gathering
The Bacchanalian Society appreciates the grape just as much as I do. The young professional group hosts quarterly gatherings where teams bring three bottles of a featured varietal for a blind tasting. The folks who contribute the evening’s top-rated wine score a lot more wine to take home. The purpose? To share a love of the vine while doing good: The society donates 100 percent of ticket sales to charity. This month, the spotlight is on Pinot Noir, and the benefiting charity will be Stepping Stones, which provides year-round programs for children and adults with disabilities.
7 p.m. Thursday. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown. $15. Music by JonJon of Q102. bacchanaliansociety.com
OutReels Cincinnati Film Festival
If you are a film aficionado, you might be interested in the Cincinnati Film Society’s OutReels Cincinnati festival, which spotlights LGBT issues through films and lectures. To see a full schedule of events and screenings, visit www.cincinnatifilmsociety.org.
Friday-Sunday, screening and event times vary. Festival passes: $60; single tickets: $10. Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, Price Hill. cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com
Cincinnati Pops with Sara Evans
Country singer Sara Evans will make her debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra this weekend at the Taft Theatre. The program will feature American classics, plus hits by Evans such as “Born to Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger.”
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St. $20-$115. cincinnatisymphony.org
The Great Ohio Brew N Que
The Great Ohio Brew N Que brings together a perfect match: all-you-can-eat barbecue and beer. There will be smoked barbecue meats, sauces and sides, beers from both Fifty West and Great Lakes, and a special collaboration beer. Eat, drink and repeat.
4 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Fifty West Brewing Co., 7668 Wooster Pike. $40; $20 designated driver. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Fabolous and Jadakiss
Are you ready to party? Because rappers Fabolous and Jadakiss both have a lot of hits in their respective catalogs, and they will both perform at OTR Live on Saturday. Expect to get a preview of their future joint mixtape, “Freddy vs. Jason.”
8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St. $40. ticketmaster.com
Northside Record Fair
Join hundreds of fellow vinyl fans at the Northside Record Fair on Saturday. Dig through thousands of records to score all kinds of music, including rare finds. Expect to see everything from 45s to cassettes to CDs, plus music memorabilia for sale.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside. $5; $10 early bird entry (10 a.m.). www.northsiderecordfair.com
Autumn Air Art Fair
It might not feel like fall outside, but it’s time again for the seventh annual Autumn Air Art Fair. The fair will showcase artists working in a variety of mediums, from painting to photography to sculpture. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave. Free admission. www.autumn-air-art-fair.org
Holiday Beer Extravaganza
Sample more than 20 seasonal imported and craft beers at Moerlein Lager House’s Holiday Beer Extravaganza on Saturday. Brewery reps from Moerlein, Boston Beer, New Belgium, Fat Head's, Great Lakes, Warped Wing and Fifty West will be there to tell you all about the brews you’re sipping. Think of it as drinks with a side of education.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way. Free admission. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Empty Bowls, a joint campaign by the Clay Alliance and the Freestore Foodbank, is a great event for an even better cause. Here’s how it works: Buy a ticket and you will get your choice of a bowl handmade by Clay Alliance to take home, plus delicious soup, bread and dessert made by the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati. There also will be live pottery demos and music. Proceeds will benefit Kids Cafe, a Freestore Foodbank program that provides free, healthy meals at the end of the school day for kids who may go hungry in the evenings.
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Bell Event Centre, 444 Reading Road. $25 adults; $6 kids (food only). www.clayalliance.org