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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 1-4

Posted at 12:21 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-03 07:09:44-05

'Dancing With The Stars: Live!'

I may have two left feet, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate those who actually can dance. "Dancing with the Stars: Live!" will showcase salsa, waltzes and group numbers, plus original choreography by Mandy Moore, on Thursday at the Taft Theatre. Don't miss your chance to see some of your favorite performers from the hit ABC television show.

8 p.m. Thursday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $49.50-$76.50. tafttheatre.org

Lady in Red

Dressing in red will never go out of style. Nor will enjoying an evening of fashion and entertainment for a good cause. Cincy Chic will host Lady in Red, its annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, on Friday at the Kenwood Town Center Macy's store. There will be a fashion show, photo booth, drinks, light bites and a 20 percent storewide discount during the evening.

6-10 p.m. Friday. Macy's, 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. $25 VIP; $15 general admission. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Syrian Shrine Circus

Like clowning around? The Syrian Shrine Circus will bring three rings of entertainment to BB&T Arena this weekend. See aerial acrobatics, clowns and more festivities.  

7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. BB&T Arena, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. $8-$13. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincy Winter Beerfest

Craft beer lovers, rejoice. The Cincy Winter Beerfest will return this weekend to the Duke Energy Convention Center. There will be hundreds of craft beers to sample from more than 150 breweries during any of the festival's three tasting sessions. Designated drivers (always a good idea) can get in for $20 with the advanced purchase of a special ticket online.

7:30-11 p.m. Friday; 1-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $45 advance; $55 at the door. cincybeerfest.com

Cincy Winter Blues & Heritage Fest

If brews aren't your thing, how about the blues? The Cincy Blues Society will hold its annual winter blues and heritage festival this weekend at Duke Energy Convention Center, too. Dozens of musicians will perform, including Samantha Fish, Tinsley Ellis, Noah Hunt and Jane Lee Hooker.

6:15 p.m.-midnight Friday; 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $25 for single-day or $45 for a two-day pass. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Braxton & Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip Stout Tapping Party

It's back ... and this time it has more black raspberry. People lined up around the block when Braxton Brewing released its first beer collaboration with Graeter's Ice Cream last year. Braxton promises this year's stout will deliver more of what people wanted in last year's stout: Graeter's pure black raspberry puree. The brewery will celebrate the beer's return with live music and a food truck before distributing the beer in cans to retailers on Tuesday.

Noon-1 a.m. Saturday. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Radio Artifact Fundraiser

Support local music on Saturday at Urban Artifact. Paper Doll Scissor Fight, Go Go Buffalo, Lipstick Fiction, Fycus, Fritz Paps, Grave Clothes and Juan Cosby & Friends will perform at an all-ages show. Organizers will accept donations at the door to support Radio Artifact, a station that features local independent music and programming.

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. For more information visit the event Facebook page

Kathleen Madigan: The Boxed Wine and Bigfoot Tour

As someone who watches a lot of stand-up, I find Kathleen Madigan to be one of the funniest comedians around. She is also one of the hardest-working entertainers -- she tours 250 nights a year. Madigan has appeared on "The Tonight Show" 25 times, filmed multiple specials and laughed it up with Jerry Seinfeld as a guest on his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" show.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $32.50. tafttheatre.org

Gin and Juice Party

The Northside Distilling Co. is hosting a fun event to launch its latest product, gin. The craft distillery is partnering with Off the Vine Juice Bar to offer some fantastic (and healthy?) gin and juice cocktails this Saturday.

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

Bonus: Painter of peanuts has work on display at Gallery OTR

Bonus: Super Bowl LII parties

Even though I am not really invested in this year's Super Bowl, I still like gathering with friends to watch the commercials, drink beer and eat bar food. That's why I'll be checking out at least one local Super Bowl party on Sunday. (Or, I might just grab some wings from one of these local places.)

Super Bowl LII Party at Lachey's: 6:30-11 p.m. Sunday. Lachey's Bar, 56 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Watch the game on more than 30 televisions while enjoying half-priced tot or fry bowls and hat trick dips. There also will be prizes. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

West Side Super Bowl Party: 5-10 p.m. Sunday. West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood. Enjoy $3 pints, a raffle, squares and wings with multiple televisions tuned into the game. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Just Q'in & Brew'in Super Bowl 2018: 5 p.m.-midnight Sunday. Woodburn Brewery, 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Enjoy a barbecue buffet by Just Q'in and Woodburn's craft beer while watching the game. The food will include pulled pork barbecue sliders, wings, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

1st Annual Buffabowl Party: 3-10 p.m. Sunday. Buffalo Wings & Rings, 4615 Factory Colony Lane, Oakley. Enjoy drink specials, enter for the chance to win a new flat-screen television and play games while watching the Super Bowl. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

The Big Game Bash: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday. The Brass Tap, 8720 Bankers St., Florence. Choose from dozens of $2-off draft beers and happy hour-priced menu items while watching the game on the Brass Tap's multiple televisions. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Super Bowl Sunday Party: 5:30-11:30 Sunday. The Roosevelt Room, 7500 Bale St., Liberty Township. Watch the game on the Roosevelt Room's televisions while sipping delicious cocktails. Guests are welcome to bring food. RSVP on the event Facebook page for the chance to win a $50 food and beverage Super Bowl package.