CINCINNATI – This weekend promises to be a good one for fans of football, craft beer, community causes and music.
FOOD & DRINK
CurioCity Series: Public Landing: 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $15. 21 and older. The folks at the Cincinnati Museum Center are taking "Throw Back Thursday" to heart with this week's CurioCity Series. The museum is hosting an adults-only booze cruise at its Public Landing, which depicts Cincinnati's riverfront in the 1850s. cincymuseum.org
Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Release: Friday-Sunday. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth this weekend as Graeter's Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing host a very special series of events launching their collaborative beer project in Covington. This year's release of the pair's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout begins at 8 a.m. Friday at Braxton. The brewery will host a Graeter's Black Raspberry Donut Popup in its taproom, followed by live music from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and a Graeter's Sundae Funday Family Sundae Bar from noon-3 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Cincy Winter Beerfest: 6:30-11 p.m. Friday; Noon- 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Admision prices vary; cash only admission sold at door. It's back . . . the 12th annual Cincy Winter Beerfest returns with three session Downtown starting this Friday. A bevy of craft breweries will be on-site and offering samples of their best beers. beerfesttickets.com
Super Bowl Watch Parties: For those who don't want to stay at home for the big game, local bars and breweries have you covered. That's why I've created the following list of some of the best spots to watch Super Bowl LIII. Click here for more information.
First Friday Chocolate & Wine Walk: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday; Lawrenceburg Main Street, 105 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Free. Stroll through Lawrenceburg and enjoy an evening of chocolate and wine. You'll also have the chance to win some sweet prizes during the event. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
2019 Lady in Red: 6-10 p.m. Friday. Macy's, 11700 Princeton Pike Road, Springdale. $10-$20. Enjoy an evening of discounted shopping, a fashion show, music, refreshments, fun photo booth and fundraising activities at the Tri-County Mall's Macy's this Friday. "Lady in Red" is an annual event organized by Cincy Chic that raises money for the American Heart Association. Ladies, make sure to where you most fashionable red outfit and be ready for an evening of fun. cincy.live
2019 Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge: 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Joe's Crab Shack, 25 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Come out Saturday and cheer on those brave enough to bare and grin it as they jump into a frigid pool of water for the 2019 Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge. This annual event raises money for programs sponsored by the Special Olympics of Kentucky and Ohio. events.soky.org
2019 Chinese New Year Gala: 2:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Lakota East Freshman Campus, 7630 Bethany Road, Liberty Township. $15 adult; $10 child. Join the Greater Cincinnati Chinese School in its celebration of the Lunar New Year this Sunday. The day will include a variety show, cultural exhibits, children's activities, a raffle, food and red packets for all children in attendance. gccsohio.org
MUSIC & MORE
Bunbury 2019 Lineup Announcement Party: 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. Discover who will rock the riverfront May 31-June 2 when organizers reveal the lineup for Bunbury Music Festival this Thursday. The free party will take place inside the Woodward Theater. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Dancing with the Stars: Live!: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $49.50-$79. The touring version of "Dancing with the Stars" returns to the Taft Theatre this Thursday. The dance spectacular will feature dancers from the show displaying ballroom, jazz, modern and hip-hop dance moves. tafttheatre.org
Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $39.50-$95. Trevor Noah will bring his humor and insight to the Aronoff Center this Friday during two show. Noah currently delivers commentary and laughs as the host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. He was raised in South Africa, where he also rose to fame as a comedian. cincinnatiarts.org
Romeo and Juliet: 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$110. This Series 1 performance of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be led by conductor Joshua Weilerstein with pianist Marc-André Hamelin. Performances will include Caroline Shaw's "Entr'acte," Shostakovich's "Piano Concerto No. 1" and Prokofiev's Suite from "Romeo & Juliet." cincinnatisymphony.org
Fiona's Playlist: 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $4-$15. Do you know what the world's most famous hippo's music is? Thane Maynard and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra does. On Saturday morning, the Pops and the executive director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens will present "Fiona's Playlist" as part of the orchestra's "Lollipops Family Concert. cincinnatisymphony.org