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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 18-21

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 13:00:22-05


MOVE sounds like a great way to enjoy a Thursday evening. Members from the Cincinnati Circus Co., the University of Cincinnati Dance Team, Pones and the Atrevidos Dance Co. will wow guests with aerial acrobatics and other acts at Rhinegeist. There will be a DJ, too. Rhinegeist will add a philanthropic aspect by donating a portion of taproom sales to Mission2Move, a local nonprofit that educates students in movement, meditation and nutrition.

6-9 p.m. Thursday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

CCM's 150th Anniversary Moveable Feast  

Immerse yourself in the music of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music on Friday during the Moveable Feast at CCM Village. Visit areas of the village showcasing jazz, musical theater, piano, opera, acting, dance, choral, orchestra and e-media video productions. Then enjoy a special Blue-Note afterparty featuring CCM alumnus Brian Newman.

6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, CCM Village. Ticket package prices vary. ccm.weshareonline.org

Fiona's First Birthday Celebration

Don't miss the biggest birthday bash of 2018. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the first birthday of everyone's favorite hippo in spectacular fashion. There will be a hippo bath mat giveaway for the first 2,000 families, Fiona postcards, a birthday card, Busken cake and cookies, Graeter's ice cream, hippo-themed activities and a book signing for "My Best Friend Fiona" by WCPO reporter Lucy May and cartoonist Kevin Necessary.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Online tickets: $8.50 adults ages 13-61; $6 children and seniors. At gate: $9.50 adults; $6.50 children and seniors. cincinnatizoo.org

Arnie's Grand Reopening

Celebrate the return of a Newport staple this Saturday when Arnie's on the Levee reopens for business. The bar and restaurant's new owners will host what sounds like a fun evening with drink specials and live music. The original Arnie's, which opened a decade ago, closed in October 2016.

Starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Arnie's on the Levee, 120 E. Third St., Newport. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Local Local Local 9

Nine years ago Arnold's Bar & Grill held an event celebrating local business, beer and music; thus Local Local Local was born. That inaugural event featured all six of Cincinnati's local breweries at the time. Now there are more than 40 breweries, and while Arnold's doesn't have the capacity to host a beer from each, the bar will have beers from 20 of them. Brewers and reps also will be on hand, and the Cincy Brass band will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight.

8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Arnold's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Blackalicious with special guests

Be amazed by the tongue-twisting, lyrical acrobatics of Blackalicious on Saturday at the Northside Yacht Club. The hip-hop duo, known for rapid-fire rapping on such songs as "Alphabet Aerobics," will perform alongside Mr. Dibbs, Sons of Silverton, Massive Nights and DJ Natinoahimean.

8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. $20 advance, $23 at the door. Ages 21 and up. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

The Remus Revival featuring George Remus bourbon

Maybe beer isn't your thing. Luckily for you, there is the Remus Revival. This ticketed event blends history, bourbon and swag for a night of glitz and glam. George Remus was a local bootlegger and Prohibition legend who died on Jan. 20, 1952, in Covington. This evening in his honor will include three Prohibition-era cocktails made with George Remus spirits, light bites and a history lesson with mixologist Molly Wellmann.

7-10 p.m. Saturday. BLDG, 30 W. Pike St., Covington. $40. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Fabolous and Jadakiss

Both Fab and Jada have been in the rap game for nearly 20 years. (Anyone else feel old right now?) Meaning they are not new to this -- we've still got their joint album, "Friday on Elm Street," on regular rotation. Expect to hear songs from that, as well as their individual hits, when they perform at OTR Live on Saturday.

Doors open at 10 p.m. Saturday; show starts at midnight. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21 and up. $40. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Black Dance Is Beautiful

There may not be a better way to end the weekend than by taking time to appreciate the arts inside Music Hall. The Black Dance is Beautiful on Film Festival is designed to showcase diversity in dance in Cincinnati. The event includes a screening of the film "Black Ballerina," five additional films, a panel discussion and a brief live performance.

2-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. www.memorialhallotr.com