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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 16-19

Posted at 2:47 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 05:30:49-05

Chris Rock  

Comedian, actor and director Chris Rock will deliver two nights of stand-up comedy when his Total Blackout Tour comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts. This four-time Emmy winner is sure to deliver good laughs.

8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $49.50-$125. www.cincinnatiarts.org

For the Love of the Community Valentines Party

Support local nonprofit Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati during its annual fundraiser Thursday at the Hotel Covington. The evening will include comedy, a live auction, music by DJ Thaddeus and a reception featuring a carving station, two complimentary drinks and a cash bar.

6-9 p.m. Thursday. Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave., Covington. $85-$115. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincy Winter Beerfest

Sample from more than 500 craft beers at the 10th annual Cincy Winter Beerfest. A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit the Big Joe Duskin Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports underfunded music programs in elementary and junior high schools.

6:30-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $45 advance or $55 day-of regular admission, $55 advance or $65 day-of early admission, or $95 connoisseurs reception (online purchase only). www.cincybeerfest.com

Winter Jam 

For just $10, you can enjoy 10 of Christian music’s best artists during Winter Jam at U.S. Bank Arena. This year’s artists include Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Crowder; Top 40 artist Britt Nicole; and Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter and “American Idol” finalist Colton Dixon, among others. 

7 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. $10 general admission. www.usbankarena.com

Voodoo Carnival at Southgate House

This annual Mardi Gras-themed masquerade will have the Southgate House Revival bumping until 2 a.m. with two floors of music. On the first-floor main stage, enjoy the New Orleans-inspired tunes of Lagniappe, the tricks of Robbin Marks Magic, Hëxa Burlesque and the side show of the Pickled Brothers Circus. Upstairs, dance to classic '80s, goth and New Wave music.

8 p.m. Saturday. Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. $15-$20. www.southgatehouse.com

Macy’s Arts Sampler 2017

The Macy's Arts Sampler, presented by ArtsWave, returns this weekend with 90 arts experiences at 25 different venues across Greater Cincinnati. The best part? It’s all free.

Saturday and Sunday. Times and locations vary. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Showtime Championship Boxing: Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados

Watch Cincinnati native Adrien Broner return to the ring to go toe to toe against Adrian Granados on Saturday at the Cintas Center. The boxing match is also being televised live on Showtime.

7 p.m. Saturday. Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston. $33-$207. www.cintascenter.com

Winter Carnival In Vue

Saturday’s Shop Bellevue event mixes the retail, food and drinks available along Fairfield Avenue in Northern Kentucky with Mardi Gras. The day kicks off with a costumed parade, followed by entertainment via a balloon twister, magician, fire eater, sword swallower, tarot card reader, games, face painting and a photobooth.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 200-700 blocks of Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Lunar New Year at Oriental Wok

And here's a recommendation from dining reporter Grace Yek: Oriental Wok will once again celebrate the Lunar New Year in high fashion. The big celebration is 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Northern Kentucky location. There will be a lion dance performance, 10-course dinner and 100,000 firecrackers. Reservations are required.

6-9 p.m. Sunday. 317 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park. $79, $29 for children ages 5-12. 859-331-3000.