Light the Night Walk
Help bring light by participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. The annual fundraiser starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Yeatman's Cove with food, music and children's activities. The two-mile walk begins at 7:30 p.m.
5:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday. Yeatman's Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. www.lightthenight.org
Bosom Ball for Breast Cancer
After the Light the Night Walk, head over to Covington and support another good cause: The Bosom Ball for Breast Cancer at the Madison Theater. This annual event, sponsored by Q102, raises awareness and money for breast cancer research. The Revivalists, Lights and LP will perform live.
7-11 p.m. Thursday. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. $35. 21 and up. bosomball.com
Cincinnati Opera's opening weekend
The Cincinnati Opera will celebrate its opening weekend at Cincinnati Music Hall in collaboration with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langrée. The opera will perform composer Claude Debussy's "Pelléas et Mélisande" sung in French with English surtitles. The performances will also include staging by James Darrah, projection design by Adam Larsen, scene design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Mattie Ullrich, and lighting design by Pablo Santiago.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$99. cincinnatisymphony.org
Listermann Anniversary Party
Raise a pint and wish Listermann Brewing Co. a happy ninth anniversary this Saturday. The craft brewery will offer a specialty bottle release, screen printings, food from Renegade Grille and cake balls from JCakes Cincinnati.
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Listermann Brewing Co., 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
Alton Brown promises a lively evening that mixes comedy, singing, puppets, science, music and food. Brown is also known to invite audience members on stage to help him with some of his live experiments and antics.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $39-$125. www.cincinnatiarts.org
The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Imagine Dragons promise to deliver a high-energy concert to U.S. Bank Arena. The visit is part of the band's national tour for its latest album "Evolve."
7:30 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. $29.50-$99.50. usbankarena.com
Zombie Ball, Dance of the UnDead
Kick off Halloween in style by attending the Zombie Ball at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. Dress as your favorite undead character – a zombie, vampire, mummy or other creative ghoul – and dance the night away. There also will be a haunted hayride, zombie photo booth, food and drinks.
7-11 p.m. Saturday. Pyramid Hill Park, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. $15 for designated driver; $30 per person; $50 per couple. www.pyramidhill.org
Northern Kentucky Wine Festival
Sample local and regional wines during the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival at Goebel Park on Saturday. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and four wine sample tickets. Additional sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Full glasses of wine will be available for $5.
3-10 p.m. Saturday. Goebel Park, 501 Philadelphia St., Covington. $15 in advance; $20 at the event. www.mainstrasse.org
Sacred Heart Italian Dinner
Sacred Heart Church calls it the "famous Italian dinner" for a reason. People come from far and wide for the hand-made ravioli and meatballs and sauce dinners. For decades the parish has used recipes brought from Northern Italy to fill hungry bellies. The church will start serving at 10 a.m. Sunday and will continue until it runs out (usually around 4 or 5 p.m.).
10 a.m. Sunday. Sacred Heart Church, 2733 Massachusetts Ave., Mount Adams. $12 adults; $5 children. For more information visit the event Facebook page.