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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: April 12-15

Posted at 3:06 PM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-15 20:00:18-04

'The King and I'

Take time this weekend to enjoy "The King and I," a timeless musical about a British schoolteacher who falls in love with the King of Siam. The Broadway show, set in 1860s Bangkok, won the 2015 Tony Award for best musical revival. There will be multiple performances of the touring Broadway production through April 22 at the Aronoff.

7:30 p.m. Thursday; 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. $30-$99. www.cincinnatiarts.org


Celebrate spring's long-delayed arrival Thursday evening during the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Tunes+Blooms series. Local band the Young Heirlooms will perform folksy music surrounded by spring flowers. Admission to the zoo is free after 5 p.m., but there is a $10 fee to park in the zoo's lots.

6-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Free admission after 5 p.m. cincinnatizoo.org

Kings Island 2018 season opening

Saturday is the first official day of the 2018 season at Kings Island Amusement Park. Rides will begin rolling at 10 a.m. and then continue each Friday through Sunday from April 20-May 6. The park's weekday operations start May 11. Soak City Water Park will open May 26.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Kings Island Amusement Park, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Daily admission tickets start at $44.99. www.visitkingsisland.com

Cocktail Terrace at 21c Museum & Hotel

Rooftop bar season has finally arrived. With warmer temperatures in the weekend forecast, the 21c Museum Hotel will open its Cocktail Terrace at 5 p.m. Friday. The terrace should be open all weekend, weather permitting. If the rain holds off long enough, I'd recommend visiting these other rooftop patios as well.

5 p.m. Friday. 21c Museum & Hotel, 609 Walnut St., Downtown. www.21cmuseumhotels.com

Court Street Lobster Bar Anniversary Party

Court Street Lobster Bar has been on a roll during its first year of business. (See what I did there?) This Saturday the Downtown seafood restaurant will celebrate selling more than 17,000 lobster rolls since its opening in April 2017. Visit the lobster bar for $15 lobster rolls and $4 draft beers throughout the day. The restaurant also will give away four $50 gift cards and one $200 gift card. 

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Court Street Lobster Bar, 28 W. Court St., Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Revel with a Cause

Help urban winery Revel mark its first year in business on Saturday. Revel will celebrate the occasion with live music, a live graffiti demonstration by Brian Crash Beck and performances from seven different artists. The winery also will serve drink specials throughout the evening. Revel's owners will donate a portion of event proceeds to the West End Art Gallery.

4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Revel OTR, 111 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit the event Facebook page.  

Lando's Old School Party Spring Affair

Come dressed in your best attire if you're planning to attend Lando's Old School Party Spring Affair. This special event organized by Midwest promoter Lando is tailored for those of us age 30 and up. Dance the night away with hip-hop and R&B music by local DJ 3rd Degree.

9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Jack Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St. Downtown. $15. Ages 30 and up. www.rilentertainment.net

Adult Prom Cincy Mardi Gras Masquerade Edition

Who said you're too old for prom? This year the organizers are giving the annual Adult Prom Cincy a little New Orleans flair. Guests are expected to wear formal attire to the event, which includes live music, several DJ sets, catered appetizers and a cash bar. General admission tickets are sold out, but VIP tickets are still available. Those tickets include complimentary valet parking, an appetizer buffet, open bar with limited seating and a souvenir gift. 

9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. American Sign Museum, 1330 Monmouth Ave., Camp Washington.  $95 VIP admission; general admission sold out. Ages 21 and up. adultpromcincy.com

Pearl's Anniversary Party

Never been to Pearl's in Columbia Tusculum? Here is the perfect reason to visit. The restaurant is celebrating its third year in business with $4 Rhinegeist Truth IPAs, $6 spring drinks, Pearl's swag giveaways and a couple of surprises, too.

Noon-2 a.m. Saturday. Pearl's, 3520 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum. For more information visit the event Facebook page.