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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 7-9

Posted: 7:00 AM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 07:00:40-05
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Pal around with your gal pals on Galentine's Day, get cheesy at Jungle Jim's and find yourself a new perspective at the Taft Museum of Art this weekend.

FOOD & DRINK

Cincy For Australia - A Concert for Relief: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside. Join the folks at Urban Artifact for a night of music to raise money for a not-for-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue organization based in Australia. The brewery will give all donations made at the door and a percentage of bar sales to the organization. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Galentine's Day: Beers & Brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. $50. Get your brunch at Braxton's Galentine's Day beers and brunch event. The brunch will feature a Belgian waffle and crepe bar catered by Taste of Belgium, bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and a lineup of Braxton beers on tap. Ticket price includes food and drinks. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Galentine's Day at Streetside: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave., East End. Love yourself. And love your friends Saturday as Streetside Brewery celebrates Galentine's Day. This special girlfriends-focused event includes a $9 cupcake bar from 3 Sweet Girls Cakery, $15 mimosa pitchers, $20 beermosa specials, $20 bloody mary pitchers and a make-your-own bouquet bar from Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck. Streetside also will surprise guests with a special Galentine's Day beer release. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincy Prohibition 2020 Parade and Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Arnold's Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. Thumb your nose at authority with a legit Prohibition protest parade this weekend. Arnold's will mark the 100th anniversary of booze becoming illegal in the United States with a parade stepping off outside the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. After the parade ends at Arnold's, Cincinnati's longest operating bar will have music from Queen City Sisters and plenty of booze. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Jungle Jim's Big Cheese Festival: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway. Fairfield. $20 advance-purchase general admission. $75 advance-purchase VIP. You’re cutting it pretty close if you haven’t bought tickets yet for this weekend’s Big Cheese Festival. Tickets for Saturday’s event already have sold out. If you do get tickets for Sunday, you’re sure to have a “Gouda” time tasting all of those savory cheeses. junglejims.com

COMMUNITY

Cincy Stories' Five-Year Anniversary: 6:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Free with suggested $5 donation at the door. Celebrate five great years of sharing stories as some of Cincy Stories' favorite storytellers retell their stories. There also will be music from Patterns of Chaos during the show and then an afterparty with music from Blossom Hall. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show: Noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. The sixth annual Garage Brewed Motorcycle show will feature more than 50 of the country's best motorcycles that have been customized, restored and built into works of two-wheeled art. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

MUSIC & COMEDY

Guy Torry: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township. $15-$45. Ages 21 and older. Who doesn't need a good laugh this weekend? Comedian Guy Torry has appeared on BET's "Comic View," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and Def Comedy Jam. He'll perform multiple standup sets this weekend. liberty.funnybone.com

THE ARTS

Play of Light: Ravel's “L'Enfant”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$130. Louis Langrée will conduct Ravel’s fantastical story with a staged production that blooms with illustrated animations and imagination. www.cincinnatisymphony.org

“Dancing with the Stars Live”: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $49.50-$79.50. America’s favorite dance show is returning to Cincinnati. Kate Flannery will join the show to wow audiences by performing fan-favorite routines from this past season. tafttheatre.org

"N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives": Starting 11 a.m. Saturday; show runs through May 3. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. $10. The Taft Museum of Art presents “N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives” beginning this weekend. This is the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of N. C. Wyeth’s (1882–1945) body of work. The exhibition includes approximately 50 of Wyeth’s adventure-packed, large-scale paintings and private works. Wyeth is cited as inspiring “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin, according to a PBS NewsHour report. taftmuseum.org