Who doesn't enjoy a good laugh? Expect your sides to hurt while listening to comedian Jim Gaffigan at U.S. Bank Arena on Thursday. Gaffigan has appeared on “Portlandia,” “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death" when not on stage.
7:30 p.m. Thursday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. $39.75-$69.75. usbankarena.com
David Blaine will bring a little magic to the weekend. The world-famous illusionist promises to astound audiences Friday at the Taft Theatre. This is a rescheduled performance for Blaine, who had to postpone his June visit due to personal reasons.
8 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $29.50-$99.50. tafttheatre.org
For Reds fans, it's the most magical time of the year. Redsfest will return to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. Meet your favorite current and former players and start dreaming of spring training.
3-10:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Single-day tickets: $17 adults and $7 children. Two-day pass: $25 adults and $12 children. mlb.com
It wouldn't be the holiday season without comedian Gary Owen bringing his gift for laughter back home to Cincinnati. The Queen City native has appeared on BET -- including in his own reality show -- and most recently starred in a Showtime special "I Got My Associates." This will be the first time Owen has headlined at the Taft.
8 p.m. Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $25-$75. tafttheatre.org
Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show
Get creative with your gift-giving this holiday season by shopping at the Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show at Cincinnati Music Hall. More than 100 vendors will have unique items for sale. Show up early and grab one of 100 free swag bags.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. craftysupermarket.com
Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival
Historic downtown Lebanon offers the perfect backdrop for one of the best holiday festivals around. There will be two horse-drawn carriage parades on Saturday: The first is at 10 a.m., and the second is a candle-lit parade at 7 p.m. Food and craft vendors also will line the streets of Lebanon throughout the day.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. 212 N. Broadway St., Downtown Lebanon. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Braxton's 2017 Winter Block Party
Help Braxton Brewing Co. celebrate community, the return of cold weather and beer during its annual Winter Block Party in Covington on Saturday. The day will be filled with music, food and tappings of variations of Braxton's Dark Charge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.
Starts at noon Saturday. Braxton Brewing, 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Ugly Sweater Crawl
Yeah, it's going to get ugly out there. Luckily, the uglier the sweater the better during Saturday's holiday-themed bar crawl. With at least nine bars participating and plenty of drink specials, attendees should end up feeling all rosy and bright.
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday. 16-Bit Bar+Arcade, 1331 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 21 and up. $15-$35. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Findlay Holiday Market
Go old-school holiday shopping at one of the country's oldest city markets. Enjoy holiday specials from Findlay Market vendors and basket giveaways in Over-the-Rhine.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information visit the event Facebook page.