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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 3-6

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Jan 03, 2019

CINCINNATI — With the holiday season over, here are a few fun things to do this weekend.

Food & Drink

Curtain Call for "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World": 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $20. It's curtain call time for the "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World" exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Sunday is the last day to see the exhibit, but the folks at Union Terminal want to give the instrument a rocking goodbye at a party Saturday night with live music and a cash bar. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.


Penguin Days: Thursday through March 8. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. $9.50 adults; $6 children and seniors; children age 2 and under free. The Festival of Lights might be over, but here's another great reason to visit the zoo – half-price admission. Penguin Days will let you and your family get up close and personal with some of the zoo's "cooler" animals this winter. Every weekend guests can watch penguins, polar bears and elephants enjoy the winter weather during a variety of animal enrichment activities. There also will be "Penguin Parades" as long as it's below 50 degrees outside. cincinnatizoo.org

Cyclones Hockey's Throwback Weekend: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. $10. The Cincinnati Cyclones are doubling down on their popular Throwback promotion night with back-to-back events. Enjoy $1 hot dogs, pizza, soda and beer when the Cyclones play the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday and then the Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday, and don't forget to bring a new or slightly loved teddy bear to throw on the ice for Teddy Bear Toss Night after the Cyclones score their first goal during both games. usbankarena.com

Easyriders 2019 Bike Show Tour: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $20 adults in advance; $25 adults at door; $15 active military; $10 children ages 6-12; free children age 5 and younger. Get your motor running when the Easyriders 2019 Bike Show Tour comes to the Queen City. There will be plenty of vendors, bikes on display and special exhibitions. easyridersevents.com

Cincinnati Rollergirls Open Tryouts: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. The Place, 3211 Lina Place, Colerain Township. Free. New year, new you? Why not? The Cincinnati Rollergirls will be holding open tryouts for their 2019 season at the Skatin' Place on Sunday. Space is limited for potential participants, so registration is recommended. cincinnatirollergirls.com

Music & More

Moving Images: "2001: A Space Odyssey:" 7-9:45 p.m. Thursday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Free. The future may not be what Stanley Kubrick envisioned in his epic space opera "2001: A Space Odyssey," but the movie is still a stunner. The Art Museum will kick off its 2019 "Moving Images" series with a screening of the film in its Fath Auditorium. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Romantic Rachmaninoff: 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$99. Conductor Karina Canellakis and pianist Kirill Gerstein will lead the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Rachmaninoff's "Piano Concerto No. 3," Britten's "Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes'" and Elgar's "In the South, 'Alassio.'" cincinnatisymphony.org

An Evening of Dance with Q-Kidz Dance Team: 5 p.m. Sunday. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $20. The little dancers of Q-Kidz will entertain and uplift during their performance at Memorial Hall on Sunday. Q-Kidz's mission is to engage children in positive social experiences through dance and educational programming designed to build strong character, increase self-esteem and promote a better life. www.memorialhallotr.com