Top 9 things to do this weekend in Cincinnati: April 20-23

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 06:54:46-04


Few other NPR programs inspire as many tears and laughter as StoryCorps, a national storytelling project that shares the experiences of everyday people through audio recordings. StoryCorps' mobile booth will be in Cincinnati for a month to let anyone record their own tales of strength, humanity and compassion.

Thursday through May 19. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. To schedule a time to share your story with StoryCorps visit

Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works

The Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works, which celebrates innovation in dance by bringing internationally recognized choreographers to the Queen City, returns with an all-woman roster of choreographers this year. Cincinnati Ballet CEO and artistic director Victoria Morgan, Jennifer Archibald, founder and artistic director of New York City’s Arch Dance Co., internationally recognized choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Heather Britt, creator and director of DANCEFIX, will direct performances.

Thursday through April 30. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $45-$70.

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week is without a doubt the best way to discover a new fine dining experience without breaking the bank. For $35 you can try a three-course menu at any of 31 participating restaurants. For those having trouble deciding where to dine, WCPO food writer Grace Yek has nine fantastic suggestions.

Through Sunday. Multiple locations. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer at Southgate House

Fans of Americana-style music shouldn’t miss Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer at the Southgate House Revival this Saturday. The Nashville-based singer-songwriters will perform stripped down, soulful songs from their recently released album, “Mockingbird Soul,” during the concert. The duo also will visit WCPO’s Lounge Acts to perform a few songs at 4 p.m. Saturday. You can watch them live in-studio on WCPO's Facebook page.

8-11 p.m. Saturday. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Urban Artifact's anniversary party

Craft beer lovers, rejoice. Urban Artifact will celebrate two years of brewing in Northside on Saturday with special new bottle releases, new beer tappings and live music. Renegade Street Eats and the Chili Hut food trucks also will sell fresh eats at the party.

Starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Second Sight Spirits' anniversary party

If beer isn't your thing, then how about craft spirits? Ludlow's Second Sight Spirits will mark its two-year anniversary with craft cocktails, live music and releases of a new smoked cherry rum and a honey-flavored moonshine. The party also will include free tarot card readings and a chance to sign Second Sight's anniversary barrel ahead of the release of its first batch of bourbon this summer.

Noon-10 p.m. Saturday. Second Sight Spirits, 301 Elm St., Ludlow, Ky. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Record Store Day

Find new tunes to spin Saturday during the 10th annual Record Store Day. Shake It Records in Northside will celebrate with its third annual Rhinegeist beer collaboration release, a bar crawl, live music and vinyl for purchase. If you can't make it to Northside, check out the national Record Store Day website to see what your neighborhood store has planned.

8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Northside. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Wussy with Vacation and Mr. Phylzzz

Rock out with popular Cincinnati indie band Wussy this Saturday at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati-based Mr. Phylzzz will add lo-fi garage rock to the mix while Vacation delivers some pop to the stage. Before the show, relive that time Wussy dropped by and performed for WCPO's Lounge Acts.

8 p.m. Saturday. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $15 advance; $20 day of show. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Earth Day celebration

Show Mother Earth some love this Saturday during Cincinnati’s Earth Day Celebration at Summit Park in Blue Ash. The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Drum Circle will be at the park, along with food vendors, live music, games and a costume contest.

Noon-7 p.m. Saturday. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash.

Bonus: Running of the Goebel Goats

The Goebel Goats created quite the spectacle when they broke out of their confines and ran for the hills, literally, during the inaugural running of the goats last year. Organizers promise a smoother event when the goats return to Covington this Sunday. Once the running is done, the goats will be put to work munching grass in the city.

1-6 p.m. Sunday. The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, 321 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Covington. For more information visit the event Facebook page.