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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 17-20

Posted: 11:34 AM, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-17 11:34:30-05

CINCINNATI — Weather (just go with the pun here) you describe yourself as more of a heat miser or Mr. Ten Below, there's something going on this weekend that should make you happy.

FOOD & DRINK

Uncorked in the Burbs: 6-10 p.m. Friday. Crossroads Church Mason, 990 Reading Road, Mason. $15 designated driver only; $35 general admission. 21 and over. Find that perfect wine for you during the inaugural 2019 Uncorked in the Burbs event this Friday evening. The event will feature an array of international and domestic wines to sample. Admission includes 10 samples, a two-ounce souvenir glass, free parking, entertainment, a complimentary photo from Photo Bus Cincy and food available for purchase from local food vendors and trucks. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Jungle Jim's Barrel Aged Beer Bash: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield. $63 general admission; $15.98 non-drinkiner. 21 and older. Get toasty this Saturday during Jungle Jim's annual Barrel Aged Beer Bash in Fairfield. Everything about this event is reflected in its name – an evening focused on tasting craft beers aged in bourbon, tequila or rum barrels. www.junglejims.com

COMMUNITY

Evenings for Educators: "My Best Friend Fiona:" 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. $10 members; $20 general public; $5 students. WCPO cartoonist Kevin Necessary and reporter Lucy May will walk you through the creation of "My Best Friend Fiona," the illustrated book they created that tells the story of one of the world's most famous hippos. Kevin will lead guests in a hands-on art activity after the discussion. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show: 5-9:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $11 adult admission; free for children 12 and under. Dream of warmer days this weekend with the annual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There will be multiple watercraft, campers and great ideas for enjoying the weather once it starts warming up this spring. The show continues through Jan. 27. www.cincinnatiboatshow.com

IceFest 2019: 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Hamilton, 101 High St., Hamilton. Free. One of the region's most spectacular winter events returns to downtown Hamilton, Ohio this weekend. The City of Sculptures will once again host IceFest, a two-day ice carving festival. The event kicks off on High Street on Friday afternoon with a 12-block ice sculpture by 2014 National Ice Carving Champion Greg Butauski in front of the Hamilton Government Services building at 345 High St. And new this year– a donut drop competition from 5-7 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. www.cityofsculpture.org

Fabulous Foliage at Krohn Conservatory: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. $4 adults; $2 youths 5-17; free for children four and under. Escape the cold and dreary days of winter as the Krohn Conservatory hosts its Fabulous Foliage show starting this Saturday through March 10. The exhibit will include thousands of brightly colored foliage plants mixed in with traditional blossoming bulbs of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils for its spring show. www.cincinnatiparks.com

MUSIC & MORE

"Fiddler On The Roof:" 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $31-$109. The first touring Broadway musical of 2019 arrived at the Aronoff this week. Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher's version of "Fiddler On The Roof" will be in the Queen City through Jan. 27. www.cincinnatiarts.org

Pops in Space: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $20-$101. Conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will transport audiences to a galaxy far far away this weekend when they perform favorite musical selections from Gustav Holst's "The Planets," along with scores from "Star Trek," "Star Wars," "WALL*E" and more. Each score will be accompanied by jaw-dropping NASA images thanks to Lightborne media company. www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Umphrey's McGee and Big Something: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $30-$55. Experience two evenings of music that fuse elements of rock, pop, funk and improvisation this weekend at the Taft Theatre. Umphrey's McGee and Big Something are bringing their "Wax On, Wax Off" tour to the Queen City this Friday and Saturday. tafttheatre.org