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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Nov. 8-11

Posted at 7:00 AM, Nov 08, 2018

CINCINNATI -- Brighten your spirit this weekend when the Christmas Nights of Lights display returns to Coney Island and Rich's Proper Food and Drink opens in Covington.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $29-$45. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, one of the most popular Fleetwood Mac cover bands in the world, will visit the Taft Theatre for the first time ever to celebrate 40 years of the iconic "Rumours" album. The band has been personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood. tafttheatre.org

'My Favorite Year': 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $23-$26. "My Favorite Year" is a classic musical comedy set in 1954 that tells the story of Benjy Stone, a writer's assistant assigned to babysit veteran Hollywood star Alan Swann. The swashbuckling actor is a reckless alcoholic who nearly gets Stone fired from his job but also manages to teach him a thing or two about love and life. www.cincinnatiarts.org

Hello Sunshine X Together Live: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $25-$43.75. This special two-hour event is a partnership between Together Live and Hello Sunshine, a touring event founded by actress Reese Witherspoon. The evening is dedicated to amplifying diverse and inclusive female voices from around the world. To that end, a group of women speakers will share their stories, sing songs and make you laugh. Hear Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Cleo Wade, Maysoon Zayid, Nicole Byer, Priya Parker and MILCK share their raw, hilarious, vulnerable and authentic stories. www.cincinnatiarts.org

One City Beethoven 9: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$107. Join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Louis Langrée with guest tenor Rodrick Dixon, for a moving evening of classical music. The CSO will perform Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9, Choral" and the world premiere of Jonathan Bailey Holland's "Ode." cincinnatisymphony.org

Kansas: 8 p.m. Friday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $39-$125. Keeping with the classic rock theme for a second, Kansas will visit the Taft on Friday night as part of a tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the group's "Point of Know Return" album. The band will perform the album in its entirety, along with other deep cuts and fan-favorite tracks. tafttheatre.org

Dawes: 8 p.m. Saturday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $34.50-$44.50. Dawes will be at the Taft on Saturday evening as part of a tour promoting the band's sixth studio album, "Passwords." The band describes the album as one for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. tafttheatre.org

Mann Family: 7 p.m. Sunday. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. $27.50-$62.50. The Us Against the World Mann Family tour show offers a little bit of everything with its blend of music, comedy and family entertainment. Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tamela Mann and NAACP Image Award-winning comedian David Mann will take the stage with son David Mann Jr. and daughter Tia Mann. tafttheatre.org

Harper Art Show 2018: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Groesbeck. $3-$5 parking. View and buy prints of the works of Charley, Edie and Brett Harper this weekend during this free event. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Christmas Nights of Lights: 6-10 p.m. every night Friday through Jan. 6, 2019. Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $6 per person. Experience the wonder that is the Christmas Nights of Lights when it returns to Coney Island for its third year on Friday. This amazing light show is synchronized to both traditional and rocking holiday music played through your car radio. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and fantastic tunnels of lights lining the two-and-a-half-mile drive. coneyislandpark.com

Walk on Woodburn: 6-9 p.m. Friday. Walk on Woodburn, 2500-2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Eat, drink, shop and be merry during this month's Walk on Woodburn. Find a unique holiday gift while you visit multiple businesses in East Walnut Hills. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Krohn Holiday Show Grand Opening: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Saturday through Jan. 7, 2019. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. $7 adults; $4 youths ages 5-17; children age 4 and younger free. It wouldn't be the holidays without Krohn Conservatory's annual Holiday Show. This season's theme is "A Crystal Holiday." And Krohn will unveil a special surprise at 10:15 a.m. Saturday to mark its 85th anniversary year. www.cincinnatiparks.com

Art on Vine: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. Celebrate the start of the holiday season and honor those who served during this very special Art on Vine event inside Rhinegeist Brewing. Up to 70 local artists and crafts makers will display and sell handmade goods, while Rhinegeist honors Veterans Day weekend with a specialty beer on tap. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Union Terminal Homecoming: 1 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. The Cincinnati Museum Center will celebrate the completion of the two-year, $212.7 million renovation of Union Terminal with a week of events beginning on Veterans Day. The festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. with an opening ceremony that includes a Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 flyover, followed by a veterans honors ceremony featuring the Army Band of Flight. Other special events include tours of Union Terminal's refreshed rotunda led by Cincinnati Heritage Program docents, an official ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and the center's public opening on Nov. 17. www.cincymuseum.org 

Cincinnati Coffee Festival: 1-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $10-$35. Join home brewing enthusiasts, coffee aficionados, tea lovers and those who just love a good cup of “joe” at the second annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival. The three-day event will include tastings, samplings, live music, demos and the opportunity to purchase what you sample. New to this year's festival is "The Art of Coffee," an exhibit showcasing the works of local artists who have interpreted their love of tea and coffee in a wide variety of media. www.cincinnaticoffeefestival.com

International Wine Festival: 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. $65 grand tastings; $125 connoisseurs; $25 non-drinkers; $75 connoisseur non-drinkers. The International Wine Festival returns to Jungle Jim's for its 11th year this weekend. There will be more than 90 wineries and 400 wines showcased at this event, along with gourmet appetizers from professional chefs. Jungle Jim's offers multiple ticket packages for both drinkers and non-drinkers. junglejims.com

We Welcome You to a Proper Opening: 5 p.m. Saturday. Rich's Proper Food and Drink, 701 Madison Ave., Covington. Downtown Covington's newest eatery, Rich's Proper Food and Drink, will host its grand opening Saturday evening. It takes its name from the Rich's Gruen Watches retail storefront that occupied the same space in the 1950s. The restaurant will serve Southern comfort food with a Kentucky twist, along with hundreds of bourbons behind its bar. And don't forget to look up in mid-December when the restaurant owners plan to reinstall the watch shop's fully restored antique neon sign. For more information visit the event Facebook page.