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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: May 30-June 2

Posted: 11:00 AM, May 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 13:27:33-04
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CINCINNATI — This weekend's event list is abuzz with music, food, drinks and a little Italian flair.

FOOD & DRINK

The Lowdown Series: 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday. Hightail, 941 Pavilion St., Mount Adams. Hightail in Mount Adams is hosting its inaugural underground EDM music experience on Thursday. The Lowdown is a weekly collaboration with local organizer Johnny Glover. This week, Cincinnati-based hip-hop, bass and electronic artist Vusive is deejaying at the bar. The Lowdown will continue every Thursday night at Hightail. hightailmtadams.com

CincItalia: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 3-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot. Free admission. The St. Catharine of Siena Parish will present CincItalia, the Cincinnati Italian Festival at Harvest Home Park this weekend. The 10th annual event features Italian food, wine and music, plus plenty of fun games for all ages. The festival will kick off Friday with an ages 19-and-up "Carnevale" celebration featuring live music by The Rusty Griswolds. cincitalia.org

COMMUNITY

Adult Swim at Ziegler Park: 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday. Ziegler Park, 1322 Sycamore St., Pendleton. $10. Ages 21 and up. Come down to Ziegler Park on Thursday for the first adult swim of 2019. Ziegler Park pool will have its bar open and a DJ for the grown-ups-only evening. The adult swims will take place on the last Thursday of the month through August. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Summerfair Cincinnati: 2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. $10 daily general admission; children age 12 and under free admission. Summerfair features more than 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography. Established in 1968, Summerfair also includes juried art exhibits showcased in 12 categories. Proceeds from the annual event provide award, scholarship and exhibit opportunities. summerfair.org

NamaSlay 2019: 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcat Way, CUF. $25. Start Saturday morning getting into your yoga flow at Nippert Stadium. The experience organized by the Patty Brisben Foundation is focused on women's health and designed for women of all ages. The event includes a complimentary light breakfast, mindfulness practice and yoga session, a swag bag and a ticket to either the Oct. 19 or Nov. 23 home UC Bearcats football game. The first 300 people to register also will receive a yoga mat compliments of UC Health. While NamaSlay focuses on women's health, people of all ages and genders are encouraged to attend. pattybrisbenfoundation.org

MUSIC, THE ARTS & MORE

Rockin' the Roebling: 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 15. Schmidlapp Event Lawn, Smale Riverfront Park, Downtown. Free. This summer party and concert series features Cincinnati bands, along with Christian Moerlein food and beer for purchase. The Schmidlapp Event Lawn is located next to the Moerlein Lager House at The Banks. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Roots Revival: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. The Harmed Brothers band is kicking off the Roots Revival summer music series on Thursday at Washington Park’s bandstand. Bluegrass, roots and Americana music groups will perform each Thursday, weather permitting. washingtonpark.org

Dierks Bentley: 7 p.m. Thursday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. $34.50-$104.25. Country music superstar Dierks Bentley is bringing his "Burning Man Tour" with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights to Riverbend Music Center on Thursday evening. riverbend.org

Art After Dark: 5-10 p.m. Friday. Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. Free. This Friday is going to be kind of weird at the Cincinnati Art Museum. This month's Art after Dark event is kicking off the annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival with live music and preview performances from Cincy Fringe productions. Food and drinks also will be available for purchase. cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Friday Flow: 7-10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 16. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. The Dayton Funk band is kicking off the weekly R&B concert series. The park's outdoor bar will host a happy hour from 5-7 p.m. before each Friday Flow show. washingtonpark.org

Summer Concerts in the Park: 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. Free. Enjoy pop, funk, rock, the blues and more during this free summer concert series hosted by Great Parks of Hamilton County. Wild Rice Musical Review kicks things off with a free show in the harbor area of Miami Whitewater Forest. Bands will play at a different Hamilton County park on select Saturdays through Sept. 14. greatparks.org

Rob Lowe "Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live": 8 p.m. Friday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $30-$250. Actor Rob Lowe is bringing his one-man show,"Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live," to the Aronoff's Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday. Lowe's show is inspired by his two best-selling memoirs, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" and "Love Life." The actor will talk about his life, fame, fatherhood, marriage and Hollywood. cincinnatiarts.org

Bunbury Music Festival: Noon-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $79 single-day general admission; $189 three-day general admission; $450 three-day VIP; $1,299 three-day Ultimate VIP. Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, The 1975, Girl Talk and Run the Jewels are headlining this year's Bunbury Music Festival. You can learn more about the festival's three-day lineup here. bunburyfestival.com

Cincinnati Fringe Festival: Friday-June 15. Various venues throughout Over-the-Rhine. $15 single-show admission; $75-$250 multi-show passes. The Cincinnati Fringe Festival returns this Friday. The annual, 13-day festival showcases the works of independent artists who might not otherwise be welcomed at mainstream festivals and theaters. This year's Fringe features more than 200 live performances from more than 40 local, national and international groups and artists. Performances will take place at about 12 venues around Over-the-Rhine. The Know Theatre is once again producing and the primary venue locations of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The Know Theatre is located at 1120 Jackson St. in Over-the-Rhine. cincyfringe.com

Laughs at Taft's with Shane Mauss and Stand Up Science: 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Taft's Brewpourium, 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Village of Spring Grove. $18. Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science at the Taft Brewpourium on Saturday. With help from local scientists, comedians and other special guests, Mauss will present a one-of-a-kind show that will have you laughing and learning. Guests will include University of Cincinnati biology professor Joshua Benoit, Curator of Mammals at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Christina Gorsuch and local comedian Kelly Collette. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Cincy Blues Challenge: Noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. $15 non-members; $10 Germania and Cincinnati Blues Society members. Come out to the 2019 Cincy Blues Challenge and hear the best blues bands and solo/duo performers in the region compete for an opportunity to represent the Cincinnati Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in January 2020. cincyblues.org

Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band "Outlaws & Renegades Tour": 7 p.m. Sunday. PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. $37.50-$85. Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band's "Outlaws & Renegades Tour," with special guest The Cadillac Three, rolls into PNC Pavilion on Sunday. Tickets for the show also grant guests ages 21 and older access to a pre-show craft beer tasting. The tasting will begin 90 minutes before the show and 15 minutes before the first band performs. riverbend.org