Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Dec. 15-18

Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 15:23:27-05

Walk on Woodburn

Get into the holiday spirit Friday evening with a festive walk down Woodburn Avenue in East Walnut Hills. The street's businesses, restaurants, galleries and bars will be open for a night of mingling. Participating businesses include Myrtle's Punch House, Woodburn Brewery, O Pie O, Black Rabbit Salon and Manifest Gallery, among others.

6-9 p.m. Friday. 2790 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Red Door Project

Monthly-themed pop-up art gallery Red Door Project returns Friday. This time the gallery will set up at Covington design studio BLDG with art reflecting the theme "through the woods." All art on display will be for sale -- and Red Door organizers promise cool gift ideas for holiday shoppers.

6-9:30 p.m. Friday. BLDG, 30 W Pike St., Covington. Free admission. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

City Flea Holiday Market

Still looking for a Christmas gift for that special someone? Then the City Flea Holiday Market is where you need to be Saturday. The monthly urban flea market in Over-the-Rhine will host a variety of crafters selling their wares, along with plenty of hot chocolate and holiday cheer.

5-10 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Dru Hill

Here's a recommendation from entertainment editor Tasha Stewart: As a Baltimore native, it fills me with pride whenever I see R&B group Dru Hill on stage. I first heard them when I was a freshman at Howard University -- their music was the soundtrack to my life. I still blast their self-titled debut album; though they’ve made a lot more great music since then, that one is still my favorite. Dru Hill will perform at Bogart’s on Friday.

8 p.m. Friday. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. $42.36.

Santamania 2016

Kick off the holiday season with three days of Christmas joy and punk music at Northside Yacht Club and Black Plastic Records. Bands will perform at both locations during Santamania, which kicks off at the record store at 5 p.m. Friday. The yacht club is even hosting a special Sunday brunch buffet to keep partygoers fueled for Santamania's last day.

5 p.m.-1:20 a.m. showtimes Friday; 2:30 p.m.-1:20 a.m. showtimes Saturday; 1:40-4:30 p.m. showtimes Sunday. For a full list of bands, showtimes and performance locations visit the event Facebook page.

Last call for Neons (in its current home)

Raise a glass and say goodbye (for now) to this Over-the-Rhine staple. The Famous Neons Unplugged is closing the doors at its current location on Saturday. Owner Wellmann Brands said the bar has outgrown the space and will relocate to a larger location in early 2017.

Noon to 2 a.m. Saturday. The Famous Neons Unplugged, 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission.

Rabbit Hash Christmas Parade

The fifth annual Christmas parade has special significance for the little community that sits along the Ohio River in Boone County, Kentucky. In February, the iconic Rabbit Hash General Store nearly burned to the ground. The community then spent the rest of 2016 raising money to rebuild the 185-year-old landmark. Organizers promise Saturday's parade will rally Christmas spirits and celebrate the season. After the parade there will be live music by the Cheryl Renee Project, cold beverages and wood-fired pizza available.

5-8 p.m. Saturday. Rabbit Hash, Kentucky. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Mint Condition

They’ve been around for more than 20 years and still sound fantastic. R&B group Mint Condition, “the baddest band in the land,” will perform at OTR Live this Saturday. The group’s musicianship is one of its hallmarks, as is lead singer Stokley Williams' soulful voice. Expect to hear their deep catalog of hits, ranging from classics such as “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” to “What Kind of Man Would I Be” to newer songs like “Believe In Us.”

8 p.m. Saturday. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $40-$100.

Bengals vs. Steelers

It’s time for Bengals vs. Steelers, one of the best rivalries in the NFL. Though the Bengals haven’t had a great season, this should still be a good matchup, with both teams fighting to make the playoffs.

1 p.m. Sunday. Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown. $52-$308.