Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 24-27

Posted at 1:00 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 10:11:47-04

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

Who is ready for three days of laughs and craft beer? Cincy Brew Ha-Ha celebrates 10 years at Sawyer Point starting Thursday. “Super Troopers” stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme will kick off the festival, followed by Friday headliner Bryan Callen and Saturday headliner Brooks Wheelan. There will be dozens of other comedians spread across four stages in Sawyer Point, as well as 26 booths selling craft brews from across the country.

5 p.m.-midnight Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $5 for a beer wristband; beer tickets cost $1.

Final Friday Block Party

AGAR marketing agency will rock the block in Over-the-Rhine during August’s Final Friday Block Party. The party will feature drinks, music and an open art gallery exhibit organized by the Red Door Project. House of Renji, Automagik, Frontier Folk Nebraska, This Pine Box and DJ HD will provide the music. Revel OTR Urban Winery will host the official afterparty.

6-11 p.m. Friday. AGAR, 1205 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Taste of Blue Ash

Taste of Blue Ash returns to Summit Park on Friday and Saturday. Local food trucks and food vendors will fill the park both days, and there will be performances by Blessid Union of Souls, Loverboy, Halfway to Hazard and Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy.

Noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash. Free admission.

Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact

Now in its second year, Bewilderfest at Urban Artifact promises an eclectic lineup of music and craft beers at the Northside brewery. The festival promises to shatter musical expectations of some of your favorite local bands while you sip beers made just for the event.

Friday-Sunday. Urban Artifact,1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Free admission.

Germania Society Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest season officially kicks off this weekend with the Germania Society of Cincinnati’s 47th annual Oktoberfest. This year’s festival once again promises traditional German food, including sauerkraut balls, chicken, schwenkbraten, wursts, pastries and a variety of German beers, wines and schnapps. There also will be games, rides and dancing.

6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain. $5 admission; ages 12 and under

Yoga and music at Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds are offering two opportunities to enjoy something different at Great American Ball Park. The first is Sliding into Om, a yoga class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday. The class will take place in the outfield and cost either $15 or $25 to attend; the $25 package also will get you a Reds yoga mat to take home. Both yoga packages include a ticket to the Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday at the ballpark wraps up with a concert by the Avett Brothers. The show starts 20 minutes after the 6:40 p.m. Reds-Pirates game ends, and a game ticket is required to see the concert.

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Taste of OTR

Support the mission of a nonprofit while sampling tasty eats during Taste of OTR. The event, now in its fifth year, is a fundraiser for Tender Mercies, which provides permanent supportive housing to homeless adults with mental illness. Multiple Over-the-Rhine restaurants, local craft beer vendors and live music will fill Washington Park.

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. Wheelbarrow of beer tickets: one for $5 or three for $10.

Bonus: Are you a foodie? Do you love beer, wine and/or cocktails? Join our Cincinnati Food and Drink Facebook group to stay up-to-date on the latest restaurant and bar news.

Wine Over Water on Purple People Bridge

Watch the sunset on the Ohio River on Saturday while sampling wine and local food and listening to live music. Wine Over Water on the Purple People Bridge is a ticketed fundraiser in support of the Brighton Center of Northern Kentucky, which provides social programs geared toward helping women and children. Wine from local vineyards, small bites by local catering services and restaurants and local craft beer will be available for purchase.

6:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Purple People Bridge, Newport. Ages 21 and over. $35 general admission; $55 regular admission plus VIP wine tasting.

John Mayer

John Mayer’s "Search for Everything World Tour" rolls into Riverbend on Saturday. Mayer will perform old favorites and new hits, and Dawes will kick off the show.

7 p.m. Saturday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $36-$133.50.

Bonus event: Oakley After Hours

The Oakley Community Council will host its final summer concert this Friday in Oakley Square. The Almighty Get Down will rock, and the Cincinnati Circus, along with other family-friendly fun, also will be on the square. MadTree will supply the craft beer.

6-10 p.m. Friday. Oakley Square, Oakley. Free admission.