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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Oct. 4-7

Posted: 11:00 AM, Oct 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 11:00:18-04

CINCINNATI -- Fall is in full swing this weekend with multiple events celebrating the return of cooler temperatures and community.

Adams' The Dharma at Big Sur: This unique performance of Adams' "The Chairman Dance" and "The Dharma at Big Sur" will blend solo electric violin and visuals projected along with the music to create an immersive concert experience. Christopher Rountree will conduct while Tracy Silverman plays the electric violin. 11 a.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $14-$99. cincinnatisymphony.org

Isley Brothers at Jack Casino: The legendary R&B and soul group will perform at Jack Casino this Saturday. The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 for a career that included their Grammy Award-winning "It's Your Thing," along with other hits such as "Twist and Shout" and "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)." 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Jack Cincinnati Casino, 1000 Broadway St., Downtown. $45. 21 and older. For more information visit the event Facebook page.   

What Moves Us 6: This dance event presented by Anaya Belly Dance features a blend of belly dance, modern fusion and Chinese martial arts. What Moves Us 6 takes place in the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. 7 p.m. Saturday. Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $19.75-$22.75. www.cincinnatiarts.org

DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival: Spend a beautiful afternoon listening to some great local music in Covington's Devou Park this Saturday. The 5th annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival benefits the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky with its music, art, food, bikes, circus and children's friendly activities. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday. Devou Park Bandshell, 1700 Montague Road, Covington. Free. www.devougrass.com

NKY Bourbon Festival & Tasting Party: Sip and celebrate the region's growing bourbon scene during the inaugural Northern Kentucky Tasting Party at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport. Local bourbon makers New Riff and Boone County Distillery will be on-hand, along with Angel's Envy, Four Roses, Woodford Reserve and more. Food from area restaurants will also be served at the event. General admission tickets include four tastings, a tasting glass, unlimited food samples and a drink ticket. VIP tickets include an additional drink ticket, food by  Smokin This and That BBQ and a meet-and-greet with Ken Anderson. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence. $42 general admission; $58 VIP. 21 and over. cincy.live

Rhythm Brew Art and Music Fest: Take in three days of live music and local art at Wooden Cask Brewery this weekend. Multiple bands will take the stage while Wooden Cask serves its full lineup of craft beers. The brewery will also showcase local art throughout the weekend in Newport. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Wooden Cask Brewery, 629 York St., Newport. $30 three-day pass; $15 single-day pass. All ages. www.rhythmbrewfest.com

Wellness Your Way Festival: Find your healthy balance during the Wellness Your Way Festival at Duke Energy Convention Center. The festival consists of multiple guest speakers, along with concerts to cap off three evenings of the event. Musical performances will include shows by Gavin DeGraw and Kylie Morgan, Nick Lachey and Jewel. 1-6 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. $75 three-day festival pass; $15 festival pass; $30 festival-plus pass; $50 festival premier pass; $125 festival patron pass. www.wellnessyourwayfestival.com

CliftonFest: Arts and music will fill the streets of Clifton this weekend during this annual neighborhood festival. There will be two stages of music, live art drawings on the sidewalks and local vendors lining the streets. 5-11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Ludlow and Clifton avenues, Clifton. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Kentucky Wool Festival: This event requires you to take a drive through the scenic countryside. The annual wool Festival in Falmouth, Kentucky features dozens of craft vendors, weaving, spinning, a petting zoo and two stages of live entertainment featuring bluegrass, folk, country and gospel music. More than 30 food booths will also be on hand at the event, which is located next to Kincaid Lake and State Park. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Kentucky Wool Festival, 48 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth, Ky. $5 per person. www.kywoolfest.org

Haunted Brewery Tour: Can You Solve the Mystery? The Haunted Brewery Tour is a brand-new interactive experience that puts you on the creepier side of Cincinnati's brewing history. Created in cooperation with Christian Moerlein Brewing, The Cincinnati Escape Room and Cincinnati Landmark Productions, the tours will take patrons on a trip back in time to meet the colorful and doomed characters from the past. The tours begin Friday and continue each Friday and Saturday evening throughout October. Proceeds from this spooky event benefit the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation. 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Christian Moerlein Malthouse, 1621 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine. $25. www.hauntedbrewerytour.com  

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: German-fest fun continues this weekend with the Cincinnati Donauschwaben's Oktoberfest. The three-day fest will include a classic car show on Sunday, live entertainment, food and, of course, beer. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday; 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati Donauschwaben, 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Twp. www.cincydonau.com

Paris to New York Opening Weekend: Bask in the beauty of the riveting works of photographers Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott this weekend at the Taft Museum of Art. The museum is debuting the touring exhibit "Paris to New York," which features a series of iconic images that elaborate the relationship between Abbott's and Atget's photography. Abbott, a young American photographer, encountered the elderly French photographer Atget while in Paris in the 1920s. That chance encounter had profound and lasting effects on both artists' careers, as reflected in this exhibit. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown. www.taftmuseum.org

2018 Sunflower Festival: The weather may not have tricked Mother Nature into triggering the sunflowers into blooming early this year, but that won't stop the folks at Gorman Farm from hosting their annual fall festival. The Sunflower Festival will once again feature hayrides, mazes, live music, food trucks, vendor booths, pumpkins and a few "late" blooming sunflowers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evandale. $8 adults; $5 children and seniors; free for members and children under 3. www.gormanfarm.org

Fall-O-Ween: Take the children in your life to the fun-filled Fall-O-Ween at Coney Island Amusement Park. This fall festival includes Coney's rides, a petting zoo, sing-along, magic show, trick-or-treat trail, hay maze and mini-golf. Fall-O-Ween begins this weekend and continues each Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 21. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $12 general admission ages two and up; free for children under two. coneyislandpark.com