CINCINNATI – Run, walk, drink, laugh and have your spirit lifted with these weekend events.
FOOD & DRINK
Vive Launch Weekend: 7-11:30 p.m. Friday; 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Free. Braxton Brewing Co. will celebrate the launch of Vive Hard Seltzers, its newest line of adult beverages with two days of fun this weekend. DJ JK will spin tunes from 7-10 p.m. and B-105 will be broadcasting live from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Friday. Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers will then perform from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. The brewery began distributing Vive to area Kroger stores last Monday. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Fish Frys: Every Friday during the Lenten season. Multiple locations. Break out the tartar sauce! Fish fry dinners will be served throughout the Tri-State starting this Friday during the Lenten season (Easter Sunday is on April 21). Click here to check out our running list of local fish frys to enjoy. And if you don't see your fish fry mentioned go here to add it to the list.
Cincinnati International Wine Festival: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $75 in advance; $80 at the door. 21 and older. More than 250 wineries from around the world will be sharing the fruits of their labors inside Duke Energy Convention Center this weekend. Buy a ticket for the grand tasting or build on to your experience with bonus events. winefestival.com
International Women's Day at the Brewpourium: 3 p.m.-midnight Friday. Taft's Brewpourium, 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village. The fine folks at Taft's Brewing Co. have organized a day-long series of events at the Brewpourium in honor of International Women's Day. Festivities begin with a pop-up beer school featuring classes such as “Boozy History: The History of Women in Beer” and “Saving Up for Beer Money” from 3-6 p.m. Jess Lamb and The Factory + Brooklynn Rae will then play at 8 p.m. Taft's will also tap a limited edition Women of Cincy brew – a twist on Taft’s Nellie’s with lemongrass and hibiscus. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Lost In The Crowd: 1-9 p.m. Saturday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. The folks at Rhinegeist will transform the brewery's taproom into a "Where's Waldo" wonderland this Saturday to support Lighthouse Youth and Family Services. Rhinegeist invites everyone to come dressed in red and white striped shirts to help raise funds for the agency dedicated to helping young people thrive. Beginning at 3 p.m. five additional bars in Over-the-Rhine will then begin participating in the event as well. Participants in the Waldo Pub Crawl who take photos of themselves at each participating bar and share them on social media will then be entered for a chance to win a Rhinegeist cooler. rhinegeist.com
Pendleton Block Party for International Women's Day: 6-11 p.m. Friday. 1200 Broadway St. Pendleton. Free. The Queen City's smallest neighborhood is coming together to celebration International Women's Day this Friday. Boomtown Biscuits, Lucius Q, 3 Points Urban Brewery and Nation Kitchen & Bar will each have events and specials throughout Pendleton celebrating women. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Walk on Woodburn: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Walk on Woodburn, 2500-2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Free. The business of East Walnut Hills will open their doors with specials and discounts during Walk on Woodburn's monthly block party. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Heart Mini-Marathon & Walk: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. East Fifth Street near Broadway Street, Downtown. $20-$60. More than 20,000 people are expected to participate in one of Cincinnati's oldest organized running and walking events this weekend. The American Heart Association's Heart Mini-Marathon kicks off with its day-long expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, along with a kids' fun run at noon. Then on Sunday thousands of people will take over Columbia Parkway for the Medpace 15K Heart Mini and the St. Elizabeth Heart half-marathon starting at 7:30 a.m. Shorter races will take place later in the morning and a party atmosphere past the finish line. www.heart.org
Art on Vine: Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. The monthly art show featuring locally crafted art and handmade goods returns to its winter home inside Rhinegeist's taproom. Come out and browse creations from more than 70 artists while sipping a finely crafted beer this Sunday. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
MUSIC & MORE
Disney on Ice presents "Frozen:" 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. $18.50-$86.50. I mean it only seems like the most natural pairings – a live performance of "Frozen" on ice. Take your kid, or your kid at heart to watch as Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven journey to find Queen Elsa and save their kingdom. usbankarena.com
Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour: 7 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $38. Iliza shines a light through humor on the often misunderstood Millennial. She also pokes a lot of fun at the absurdity to be found in the first generation to be raised in the age of social media and living one's "best life" online. tafttheatre.org
Classical Roots-International Women's Day: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $10-$55. This year's annual Classical Roots concert will once again celebrate the richly diverse African American musical experience, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and more than 150 singers from churches throughout the region. Friday's concert will also feature special guest Lisa Fischer, who is perhaps best known for her years touring with The Rolling Stones. cincinnatisymphony.org
Michael Carbonaro: 7 p.m. Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $38-$178. Do you believe in magic? Michael Carbonaro might just convince you with his unbelievable show of mind-blowing illusions, audience interactions, bizarre antics and video clips. tafttheatre.org
Lisa Fischer: Just a Kiss Away: 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $20-$105. If you didn't get the chance to see Lisa Fischer perform Friday evening during Classical Roots 2019, you'll have two more chances to hear her perform at Music Hall. Fischer will sing with the Cincinnati Pops as her backup band as she reimagines songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Sting and more. cincinnatisymphony.org