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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: March 5-8

Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 12:21:15-05

First, let's share a moment of silence in memory of the hour we lose this weekend but remember with Sunday's time change comes more sunlight and the promise of warmer weather ahead.

Now, on to the list of weekend events.


Cincy Winter Beerfest: 6:30-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $55-$95. 21 and older. Beer is here. The Cincy Winter Beerfest will feature hundreds of craft beers produced by dozens of brewers, all under one roof. Beerfest will offer multiple tasting sessions each day with tiered admission packages for each session. cincybeerfest.com


POWER OF HER Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Seven Greater Cincinnati locations. Multiple art museums and other cultural centers throughout Greater Cincinnati will celebrate Women's History Month as part of ArtsWave's Power of Her Day. Places such as the Taft Museum of Art, the Fitton Center in the city of Hamilton and the Beringer Crawford Museum in Covington will have special attractions throughout the day. www.artswave.org

Oscar Shorts: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Cincinnati World Cinema, 719 Race St., Downtown. $11-$18. Sit back and enjoy the show as Cincinnati World Cinema screens the full list of this year's Academy Award-nominated short films. Screenings continue through March 15 and each night features a different series of shorts. www.cincyworldcinema.org

The City Flea: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Transept, 1205 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $11. The Transept is playing host to the first City Flea Womenfolk Market on International Women’s Day. The market will showcase some of Cincinnati’s most awesome women-owned businesses. www.thecityflea.com


Miles of Bravery: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. $15 adults: $13 seniors 60 and older; $10.50 children 3-12; free children under 3. Beginning Friday and continuing through May 16, "Miles of Bravery" will be on display at the Freedom Center. This special exhibition utilizes 20 pieces of art to illustrate the story of people who risked their lives to find freedom in pre-Civil War America. freedomcenter.org

American Originals: The Cincinnati Sound: 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $25 adults; $20 children. John Morris Russel and former "Late Show with David Letterman" band director Paul Shaffer are co-hosting a celebration fit for a Queen City. Backed by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, you'll experience the legacy of American music born just blocks from Music Hall in local landmarks King Records and Herzog Studios. Following the Saturday concert, guests are invited to the Music Hall Foyer for a funk and soul party included with ticket purchases. Available tickets are limited. So, if you don't have your ticket yet buy now. www.cincinnatisymphony.org