Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Oct. 6-9

Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 08:09:00-04

Oak, Toast and Two Aging Barrels

This weekend, bourbon festival Oak, Toast & Two Aging Barrels will take over Mainstrasse Village. Under the guide of Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar owner Molly Wellmann, the festival will feature a bourbon dinner and brunch, tastings, cocktail demonstrations, seminars, meet-and-greets and live music. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.

VIP dinner: 7 p.m. Friday, $125; main event: 3-8 p.m. Saturday, $25; brunch: noon Sunday, $75. Mainstrasse Village. For tickets, visit

Bras With Flair on the Square

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bras With Flair on the Square is back to make a statement. Cincy Chic’s 10th annual event will decorate the Downtown Macy’s store with bras decorated by local artists and celebrities. The event also will feature music, drinks, food and a fashion show that showcases a breast cancer survivor. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

6-10 p.m. Friday, Macy’s, 505 Vine St., Downtown. $35 front-row VIP, $25 VIP, $15 general admission.


Clifton will host its own celebration of arts and music during CliftonFest. Expect to hear from performers such as the the Almighty Get Down and Lagniappe. Other activities include wine tastings, live music, the TriHealth 5K Run/Walk, street art and performers, a pet parade and puppet show performances.

6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Ludlow Avenue, Clifton. Free admission.

Amy Schumer at the BB&T Arena

If you’ve watched her show on Comedy Central, you know what to expect from comic Amy Schumer: She’s frank, with a dry sense of humor, and definitely NSFW -- she talks freely about sex. She will bring her stand-up act to BB&T Arena on Saturday.

8 p.m. Saturday. BB&T Arena, Northern Kentucky University, 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. $39-$106.

Sacred Heart’s Italian Dinner

It’s a long-standing tradition -- since 1911 -- and it’s a popular one. Sacred Heart Church will host its Fall Italian Dinner on Sunday. Get in line early -- there are sure to be lots of folks waiting to eat every last one of the thousands of ravioli and meatballs made with love by dedicated volunteers.

Dine-in starts at noon Sunday; take home service starts at 10 a.m. Sacred Heart Church, 2733 Massachusetts Ave. $12, children under 12, $5. For details, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Cincy Pops with Vanessa Williams

I have loved Vanessa Williams for decades. She sings, acts and SLAYS. Her voice is gorgeous, able to make me get all in my feelings with songs like “Saved the Best for Last” and “Dreamin’.” She will perform with the Cincinnati Pops on Sunday at the Taft Theatre.

7 p.m. Sunday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St. $20-$125.

FotoFocus Biennial

The FotoFocus Biennial, a monthlong exploration of photography and lens-based art, is in full swing. Because FotoFocus only occurs in Cincinnati once every two years, now is the time to inhale local and international works that you can't see anywhere else. Here are our picks for 10 must-see exhibits.

For full FotoFocus details, visit

Northside Yacht Club Anniversary

What better way to celebrate your first year in business than with a luau? That's what the folks at Northside Yacht Club are doing Saturday. There will be a pig roast, live music and a "christening" of the club by Cincinnati Councilwoman Yvette Simpson.

Noon-2 a.m. Saturday. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave. For more information visitthe Facebook event page.

The Cov Abides Adult Scavenger Hunt & Bar Crawl

Enjoy a Saturday evening with friends by participating in a "Big Lebowski"-inspired scavenger hunt and bar crawl. Teams of up to six people will compete to win a giant prize basket. All of the event's registration fees benefit Covington's fire and police departments.

6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Start at Mac's Pizza Pub Mainstrasse Village, 604 Main St., Covington. $69 registration fee. For more information visit the Facebook event page.