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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: April 27-30

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 15:09:05-04

OTR Ale's 10th anniversary weekend

Lift a pint and celebrate a decade of drinking Christian Moerlein’s OTR Ale with two days of festivities. The party kicks off Friday with a ceremonial keg tapping of the English pale ale at Findlay Market, just like the first time Moerlein introduced the beer in 2007. The party continues Saturday with a self-guided OTR TrAle Pub Tour through participating Over-the-Rhine bars.

4-8 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-close Saturday. Market Wines at Findlay Market, 128 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Art After Dark: Spring Fling

Spice up this Friday’s happy hour with a little salsa dancing and live music at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark spring fling. The Salsaires and Casino Reál will dance to music from DJ Tony Pabon. The evening also will include a cash bar, food for purchase from Red Sesame Korean BBQ and free entry to the museum.

5-9 p.m. Friday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Steampunk Symposium

Celebrate steam-powered creativity and science fiction at the sixth annual International Steampunk Symposium. The theme of this year’s festival organized by the Pandora Society is “30 Years of Steampunk,” a term coined by author K.W. Jeter in 1987. Jeters will attend the symposium, which includes lectures, costumes, vendors and games.

Friday-Sunday. Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. Ages 21 and up: $70; ages 18-20: $56; ages 6-17: $28. thepandorasociety.com

Lebanon BrewHAHa

Find a new favorite brew at the third annual Lebanon BrewHAHa. There will be more than 100 craft beers from all around Ohio available for sampling, including brews from Crooked Handle Brewing Co., Dayton Beer Co., Bad Tom Smith Brewing, Rhinegeist, Cellar Dweller Craft Beers and Eudora Brewing Co. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, chorus and youth orchestra.

4-9 p.m. Saturday. Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Broadway St., Lebanon. $30-$55. 21 and older. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Disney in concert

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform "Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time" during four shows this weekend. Expect to hear music from “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid,” with projections from each accompanying the scores.

8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $25-$81. For more information visit the event Facebook page.  

Northside Distilling grand opening

Craft distilling arrives Downtown this Saturday with the grand opening of Northside Distilling’s tasting room on Race Street. Northside Distilling will be serving its line of moonshine and whiskey straight up or in handcrafted cocktails all day.

1-11 p.m. Saturday. Northside Distilling, 922 Race St., Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Westwood Works Pop-Up Beer Garden

Warm spring weather offers the perfect opportunity to get together with neighbors and friends for beer, food and fun on Saturday. Fifty West Brewery will supply the beers and Kretschmar Deli will bring the food to a beer garden organized by Westwood Works. There also will be games and a deejay playing music.

4-8 p.m. Saturday. St. James Episcopal Church, 3207 Montana Ave., Westwood. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Art on Ridge

Enjoy beer and handcrafted fine art at Rockdale Temple’s inaugural Art on Ridge Festival this Sunday. Wicked Hickory, La Soupe and Fifty West Brewery will serve beer and food at an outdoor patio while multiple art studios display their works.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Miss Northside Drag Competition

Who will be crowned queen? The only way to find out is to attend the Miss Northside Drag Competition. Members of the Imperial Sovereign Queen City Court of the Buckeye Empire Inc. and Caracole will strut their stuff to raise money for Caracole, an organization that provides housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

7-9 p.m. Sunday. Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave., Northside. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Bonus: Brian Olive at the Woodward Theater

Brian Olive, the former member of beloved Cincinnati garage rock icons The Greenhornes, will debut his album "Living on Top” this Friday at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. Olive stopped by WCPO’s Digital Lounge Acts this week to talk about the album and perform a couple of tracks. 

Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over the Rhine. $7 advance, $10 day of show. For more information visit the event Facebook page.