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Top 9 things to do this weekend in Cincinnati: Feb. 9-12

Posted at 1:34 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 15:08:59-05

Bacchanalian Society Winter Gathering

Enjoy good company and wine Thursday while supporting a great cause at the Bacchanalian Society’s first tasting of the year. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to nonprofit CincySmiles. Q102's JonJon will provide live entertainment at the tasting, which will spotlight merlot wines.

7-11 p.m. Thursday. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information visit the event's Facebook page.

ArtsWave Roots Tapping Party

ArtsWave is kicking off its 2017 Toast 2 the Arts community campaign fundraiser with a party and delicious craft brew this Thursday. The nonprofit arts organization has teamed up with Blank Slate Brewing to debut Roots ginger beer, a collaborative project that celebrates Cincinnati’s creative spirit. Bonus: WCPO Insiders can get a free beer and Listermann Brewing tour.

6 p.m. Thursday. Listermann Brewing Co., 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Cincinnati Ballet’s 'King Arthur’s Camelot'

Transport yourself and the one you love to Camelot as the Cincinnati Ballet brings the legend of King Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere to life on stage. All five weekend performances also will showcase puppets, projections, jousting and exquisite costumes by Sandra Woodall.

8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $32-$116. cballet.org

MadTree 2.0 Grand Opening & Winter Bonanza

Not only did MadTree Brewing Co. mark its fourth anniversary this winter, it has also reached a major milestone with the opening of its new 50,000-square-foot “MadTree 2.0” facility in Oakley. To celebrate both, the brewery is combining its annual Winter Bonanza and the grand opening of its new location into a 14-hour party. There will be more than 70 beers on tap, live music and local food trucks. Arrive early and be ready for large crowds.

11 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Valentine’s weekend events

Valentine’s Day may not officially happen until Tuesday, but there are plenty of events for those in love, or out of it, this Saturday. Enjoy a Cupid-themed run in your underwear, meet your furry Valentine in Sharonville or escape the holiday at one of two anti-Valentine’s parties.

  • My Furry Valentine animal adoption event: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
  • Cupid’s Undie Run: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Mount Adams Pavilion, 949 Pavilion St., Mount Adams. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 
  • Anti Valentine's Day Party: 10 p.m. Saturday-2:30 a.m. Sunday. Energy Nightclub, 700 W. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 
  • Cupid is Stupid: 8 p.m. Saturday. Queen City Radio, 222 W. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

The Price is Right Live!

Join guest host Jerry Springer for the chance to play "Price is Right"-themed games and win prizes such as appliances, vacations and possibly a new car.

8-9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Jack Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Downtown. $45. For more information visit the casino's Facebook page. 

Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor

Immerse yourself in Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th to 19th centuries at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The new display will showcase 130 warrior-related objects, 11 full suits of armor, a wide variety of arms and Japanese art including battle prints, paintings, metal crafts, banners and costumes.  

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through May 7. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org 

Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris

Here's your chance to marvel at fine jewelry on display at the Taft Museum. Explore the intersection of French art, fashion and history reflected in gems, luxurious materials, design and craftsmanship of some of the top Parisian jewelry houses.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Runs through May 14. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. www.taftmuseum.org 

Warrick & Lowell at Rabbit Hash

Enjoy an afternoon of live music with Warrick & Lowell in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, on Sunday. The performance is part of this quaint little Boone County community's regular Sideways by the Stove series.

2:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Rabbit Hash, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash. For more information visit the event Facebook page.