Top 9 things to do this weekend in Cincinnati: March 30-April 2

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 11:34:14-04

We Have Become Vikings anniversary party

Come celebrate We Have Become Vikings' first anniversary of business at its Over-the-Rhine location. The strategy and design firm will have music and drinks and launch its new brand, "One-Offs," during the party, which will take place outside the firm’s storefront at 14th and Walnut streets.

6-11 p.m. Friday. We Have Become Vikings, 1355 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Salazar 'Farm to Bar' Pop-Up Cocktail Party

Get a first taste of Salazar’s new cocktail program this Friday. The Over-the-Rhine eatery has crafted a new cocktail list based on a "farm to bar" concept that utilizes vegetables and other locally sourced ingredients for each drink. The pop-up party is free to attend and open to the public.

5-8 p.m. Friday. Salazar, 1421 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visitthe event Facebook page.

Reds Opening Day weekend festivities

Get a head start on your Reds Opening Day festivities with two events this Saturday. (Check out our full list of parties here.)

  • 199C: Scandals, Superstitions and Screwballs: The BLDG design group is once again hosting its baseball-centric art show and block party, from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at 30 W. Pike St. in Covington. The event will include art and family-friendly games, along with food and drinks from local restaurants. Part of the party’s proceeds will be donated to Renaissance Covington. For more information visit the event Facebook Page.
  • Opening Day Weekend Art Show featuring Chris Felix:  The Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will host its fourth annual Opening Day weekend art show from 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The show, which benefits the Reid Rizzo Foundation, features the baseball art of Chris Felix. There also will be live music, beer, food, special guests and memorabilia on display. The event is free to attend and will take place inside the Moerlein Malt House, located at 1621 Moore St. in Over-the-Rhine. For more information visitthe event Facebook page.

Northside Record Fair

Find your favorite band on vinyl during Northside’s record fair this Saturday. Vendors will fill more than 40 table spaces at the fair with LPs, 45s, cassettes, CDs, posters, T-shirts and memorabilia for sale. DJs Jen Powers and Pete Fosco will spin records all day.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Ave., Northside. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Drinkin’ in Your Onesie Crawl

For those who can pull off wearing a onesie in public, this bar crawl through Over-the-Rhine is for you. The crawl begins at 16-Bit Bar+Arcade and continues to MOTR, Mr. Pitiful's, Rhinehaus, Below Zero Lounge, Japp's Since 1879 and the Drinkery OTR. Drink specials along the route will include: $2 Hudy lager drafts, $3 Thingy shots, $3 Licor 43 mini beers with souvenir cups, $3 well drinks, $3 fire and ice shots, $4 Fireball shots and $6 signature cocktails. Crawl finishers also will receive a T-shirt and Onesie bar crawl koozie.

2-8 p.m. Saturday. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. $25. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Rocktopia Live

Enjoy a blend of classical music and rock 'n' roll with Rocktopia Live this Saturday at the Aronoff. Rocktopia features five world-class vocalists, five top rock musicians, an orchestra and choir playing music ranging from Mozart to U2.

8 p.m. Saturday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $48.50-$102.50.

Pride Night with the Cincinnati Cyclones

This Saturday is the first Pride Night with the Cincinnati Cyclones at U.S. Bank Arena. The evening includes a scrimmage with the Columbus Ohio Gay Lesbian Ally Hockey Association before the Cyclones face off against the Toledo Walleye. There also will be $1 specials at most concession locations.

2-10 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Rabbit Hash General Store grand re-opening

The historic Rabbit Hash General Store will rise from the ashes this Saturday with a day-long grand reopening party. A fire in September nearly destroyed the historic store; luckily, the store’s supporters were able to rally enough money and materials to salvage the structure. Saturday’s festivities will include performances by Catfish Cadillac and the Rhythm Gang, Pappy's Jam Band, the Modified and the Stardevils.

1-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Gorilla 5K Run/Walk

This Sunday is the perfect opportunity to don a gorilla costume. The 2017 Gorilla 5K Run/Walk starts at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the 3.2-mile race will benefit the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. The event includes prizes for the most creative gorilla costumes and lunch provided by Montgomery Inn Boathouse and HoneyBaked Ham after the race.

11 a.m. Sunday. Montgomery Inn Boathouse, 925 Riverside Drive, Downtown. $15-$109.95.

Bonus: Zoo Blooms

Spring will be on full display at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden starting this weekend. Zoo Blooms kicks off Saturday with one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. More than 1 million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs also will burst with color.

Saturday through April 30. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Included with regular zoo admission.