Top 9 things to do this weekend: Oct. 1-4

Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 04, 2015

It’s OK To Gawk At These Bras

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bras With Flair on the Square is back to make a statement. Cincy Chic’s ninth annual event will decorate Fountain Square with hundreds of decorated bras and also feature music, drinks, food and a fashion show that showcases a breast cancer survivor. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

5-8 p.m. Friday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. $10 ticket includes runway seat and swag bag.  

Hear Disney In Concert

On Saturday, the Kentucky Symphony will become the first orchestra in the United States to perform a new Disney program. The KSO is opening its season with “Disney in Concert: A Silly Symphony Celebration,” performing soundtracks in sync with screenings of classic cartoons made at the Walt Disney Studios between 1929 and 1939.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion Road. Tickets: $24, $32, $40 (children ages 6-18 are 50% off).   

This Might Get Me To Try Running

I don’t run, but this event sounds so cool I couldn’t help but recommend it. You’ve likely heard of color runs, where runners get doused in colorful powder or paint during the race and end up looking like a human rainbow. This Saturday, there’s a nighttime version. The 5K Color Run Night will feature glowing color zones, bubble stations and other surprises along the course, leading to a festival at the finish line.

8 p.m. Saturday. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Registration: teams $39.50 per person; individual $49.50; kids 5 and under free (race kit not included).

Oktoberfest Season Isn’t Over Yet

This weekend is the Donauschwaben Oktoberfest, featuring more than 25 imported and domestic beers on draft, pit-roasted Bavarian pig and chicken, homemade German sausage, stuffed cabbage, goulash with Spätzle, homemade pastries and lots more food to fill your bellies. There also will be live music and  performances by the Donauschwaben and Enzian dancers, plus a car show on Sunday.

6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. $3.

Don’t Burn Yourself

Test the limits of your taste buds during Jungle Jim’s annual Weekend of Fire. Hundreds of the best hot sauces, barbecue sauces, spices, salsas, snacks and more spicy foods will be available for the attempted tasting. Sample at your own risk.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. S​aturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Oscar Event Center, Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Adults, $10 per day, children $1 per day.

Do You Believe In Magic?

Criss Angel’s The Supernaturalists includes nine magicians from around the world, including “America’s Got Talent” veterans illusionist Landon Swank and escape artist Spencer Horsman. There’s also a mentalist, card master and other magicians from Angel’s live and TV shows. Angel himself will appear via a live feed from Las Vegas. 

8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Downtown. $39.50-$85.

Fall Festivals Galore

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean that festival season is over. There are three that caught my eye this weekend. The Bend in the River Art & Music Festival will feature live music, food, beer and local notables serving as celebrity bartenders (including WCPO cartoonist Kevin Necessary). At Gorman Heritage Farm’s 12th annual Sunflower Festival, you can pick sunflowers and pumpkins to take home, take hay rides, see the farm’s animals and enjoy food and live music. And Beats, Arts & Eats in Blue Ash will feature food trucks, more than 30 local artists, craft beer and  performances from Honey & Houston and Isaac Joel. 

  • Bend in the River: 5-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. The Sanctuary, 2110 St. Michael St. Lower Price Hill. $7 one-day pass; $10 two-day pass; $1 children under 12; free children under 5 and residents of Lower Price Hill. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page. 
  • Sunflower Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Adults, $8; kids ages 3-17, $5; ages 2 and under free. For details, visit the event’s Facebook page. 
  • Beats, Arts & Eats: 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Blue Ash Towne Square, 9520 Towne Square Ave., Blue Ash. Free admission.

See A Unicorn At CAM

On Saturday, Cincinnati will become the first U.S. stop for Italian painter Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn.” The painting will go on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where the “Sublime Beauty” exhibition will explore the woman’s identity and what the painting means. The work will be exhibited only here and in San Francisco before returning to Florence.

Opens 11 a.m. Saturday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Jan. 3, 2016. 

Art All Around Us 

Speaking of art, if the weather holds, it will be a good weekend to hang out on Hyde Park Square with a couple thousand of your fellow art fans. The Hyde Park Square Art Show returns Sunday, featuring the work of more than 200 artists, primarily from the Tri-State. Expect to see work in multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, fiber, crafts and multimedia.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Hyde Park Square, 2700 Erie Ave. Free admission.

Join Us!

Join us for a special screening of “The Martian” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kenwood Theatre. Storm Shield meteorologist Jason Meyers and astronomer Dean Regas of the Cincinnati Observatory will kick off the show with an interesting talk about science, brought to you by WCPO Insider and Storm Shield. It's open to the public, and Insiders can check their e-mail for more information on how to get early tickets.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Kenwood Theatre, 7815 Kenwood Road
Tickets: Purchase here