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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 16-19

Posted at 1:00 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 13:09:46-04

CINCINNATI – Get ready for a family reunion, enjoy a brewery festival featuring more than just beer flights and watch professional tennis players face off this weekend.

Bacchanalian Summer Gathering Benefiting Everybody In!: Find a new favorite Pinot Grigio while contributing to a good cause this Thursday evening. The Bacchanalian Society's summer 2018 wine tasting at Ziegler Park is a competition that asks teams of one to three people to bring identical bottles of Pinot Grigio for a blind taste testing. The team with the winning Pinot Grigio will take home a variety of wines. The tasting will benefit Ziegler Park's "Everybody In" program. The 3CDC program was created to offer reasonable daily rates, season passes, programs and services to any individual or family who desires to use the Ziegler Park pool, regardless of income. 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Ziegler Park, 1322 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine. $20 in advance; $25 at the park. bacchanaliansociety.com

Funk Night 3 featuring Water Seed: Spend your Friday evening at one of Cincinnati's funkiest micro-breweries listening to an up-and-coming band that blends Funk, Soul, R&B, Fusion and Future Funk. Water Seed will play a free show at Urban Artifact in Northside starting at 9 p.m. The performance should pair perfectly with Urban Artifact's lineup of sour and other offbeat beers. 9 p.m. Friday. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Free. All ages. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

100 Images Show: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead II: Begin your weekend with a Friday happy hour that includes craft beer and locally-made art. Artist Anthony "Tank" Mansfield will display 100 original pop culture images at 3 Points Urban Brewery beginning at 6 p.m. Mansfield will then sell those pieces of art starting at 8 p.m. Prices for the artwork range from $15 for a single piece to two for $20, three for $30 and so on. All profits go directly to the artist. 6-8 p.m. Friday. 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Hops in the Hangar: The term "beer flight" takes on a whole new meaning this Saturday thanks to the inaugural Hops in the Hangar event in Middletown. The event will feature more than 70 beers from 29 breweries served at the Middletown Region Airport. There will also be demonstrations from Team Fastrax professional skydivers, Redline aerobatic air shows, interactive drones with virtual reality goggles and historic airplanes, including a 1943 World War II training airplane. All proceeds from the event will benefit Downtown Middletown Inc., an organization focused on the revitalization and preservation of Middletown's downtown district. 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Middletown Regional Airport, 1707 Run Way, Middletown. $45 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 designated driver ticket. www.hopsinthehangar.com

The Hi-Mark 1-Year Anniversary Bash: The Hi-Mark will celebrate its first year of business with a big bash. The bar and restaurant will have multiple indoor and outdoor games, swag, beers and an updated food menu. Games will include a dunking booth, can toss and jousting. Prizes will be awarded to game winners. Noon-2 a.m. Saturday. The Hi-Mark, 3229 Riverside Drive, Columbia Tusculum. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

St. William Festival: This weekend's featured church festival takes place in West Price Hill. The St. William parish festival is billed as the "oldest fest on the West Side." The festival promises lots of food, music, games and fun for everyone. The festival will give away more than $8,000 in award prizes. The Rusty Griswolds will also perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the event. 6:30 p.m.-midnight Thursday; 6 p.m.-midnight Friday (adults only, $5 cover); 5-11 p.m. Saturday; 4-9 p.m. Sunday. St. William Church, 4108 W Eighth St., West Price Hill. saintwilliam.com

Reds’ A Night of Their Own: If you're looking for a unique way to spend time with your girlfriends or a place to host a bachelorette party then this event is for you. The Cincinnati Reds will host "A Night of Their Own" inside Great American Ball Park this Thursday. The evening includes batting practice on the field, broadcasting tips from Marty Brennaman, pitching and catching training from Reds coaches, a silent auction, buffet dinner and late night snacks. All proceeds from the event benefit the Reds Community Fund. 6 p.m. Thursday. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $125. 21 and older. www.mlb.com

Western & Southern Open: Some of the hottest matches in tennis will be taking place this weekend at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason. The annual Western & Southern Open continues through Sunday with matches between some of the best tennis players from around the world. Even if you aren't that into what is happening on the court, the W&S Open offers entertainment, food and drink off the court as well. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon and 7 p.m. Saturday; noon and 2 p.m. Sunday. Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason. Prices vary. www.wsopen.com

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion: The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion offers a weekend of community-focused events and celebration. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday with a heritage breakfast and opening ceremony at the Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World, 693 Fresno Road in Forest Park. There is also a job fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, located at 11355 Chester Road in Sharonville that day. New this year is the "Punching for Peace" amateur boxing tournament taking place from 6-10 p.m. in Sawyer Point Park at 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown later in the evening. Saturday's festivities include a parade starting at 10 a.m. from the Avondale Town Center at 3529 Reading Road in Avondale, followed by the Black Family Reunion Celebration at Sawyer Point from noon-8 p.m. The celebration will include food, music and more. The reunion continues Sunday with church services followed by more events at Sawyer Point until 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Multiple locations. www.myblackfamilyreunion.org

RiverDays:  Take in the festive atmosphere along the Ohio River during New Richmond's 2018 RiverDays. The three-day event captures the character and charm of this historic river city while offering a full lineup of fun. There will craft, food and vendor exhibits, along with seaplane rides, kids activities and live music all weekend long. Friday's festivities will include live music on two stages. Saturday's fun begins at 9 a.m. with the Scott McDowell 5K run/walk. After the run,  the 26th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta sets sail at 1 p.m. This year's event honors Kyle Plush, the 16-year-old  Seven Hills School student who tragically died after being trapped inside his family's minivan for hours on April 10. Saturday's fun will end with fireworks at 10 p.m. RiverDays concludes Sunday with more live entertainment. 6-10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday; Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 311 Front St., New Richmond. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

'Dreamgirls': Be inspired while watching the Carnegie's production of "Dreamgirls" this weekend in Covington. The musical tells the story of three talented young singers as they navigate the turbulent 1960s as up-and-coming popular musicians. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3-6 p.m. Sunday. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott St., Covington. $23-$30. thecarnegie.com

The City Flea plus Kids Market: This month's City Flea returns to Washington Park this Saturday. Dozens of local vendors will sell their wares during the daylong urban flea market. August's event will also feature the annual Kids Market. Kid vendors will set up and sell their own goods around the park's bandstand. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

My Furry Valentine Summer Event: This event ultimately requires a bigger commitment than just going and enjoy. The reward though lasts much longer. My Furry Valentine is hosting its first-ever "Summer Lovin'" event Saturday and Sunday at the Sharonville Convention Center. Nearly 1,000 animals under one roof will be looking for a home at the event in celebration of International Homeless Animal Day. Proceeds from the event will help care for those animals still in need of homes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sharonville Convention Center, 11413 Chester Road, Sharonville. $25 early bird admission single adult; $5 general admission (ages 5 and up). myfurryvalentine.com

R&B Day Party featuring Kelly Price: Behold royalty this Saturday when the self-proclaimed queen of R&B performs at OTR Live in Over-the-Rhine. The multi-Grammy Award nominee has performed as a backup singer for fellow artists Maria Carey and George Michael before launching her own career. She's toured with Puff Daddy and the Family and the Isley Brothers as well. 6 p.m. Saturday. OTR Live, 209 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. $25. 21 and older. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

G-Eazy with Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir, P-Lo and Murda Beatz: Join rapper G-Eazy and crew when he visits Riverbend Music Center this Saturday. The stop is part of the rapper's 2018 Endless Summer Tour. G-Eazy will be joined by Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir, P-lo and Murda Beatz. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $29.50-$79.50. www.riverbend.org

Keith Urban with special guest Kelsea Ballerini: The summer of big country music concerts continues at Riverbend Music Center with Keith Urban this Sunday. The four-time Grammy Award winner will perform in Cincinnati as part of his "Graffiti U World Tour 2018." Up-and-coming singer Kelsea Ballerini will join Urban on stage. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $33.50-$101.50. www.riverbend.org