ALL WEEKEND LONG:
Art in Bloom – Now through Sunday at Cincinnati Art Museum. Free event! Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection.
Shrine Circus – All weekend long at BB&T Arena. With three rings of affordable, family fun and the only three-ring circus act in town, the 98th Syrian Shrine Circus will thrill fans of all ages.
GemStreet USA – Friday through Sunday at Sharonville Convention Center. This boutique show offers precious things you won’t find at local stores or malls.
Charm at the Farm – Friday through Sunday at 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. Popular outdoor seasonal vintage market on 56-acre farm. Features vintage pieces, clothing, furniture and home decor from more than 115 artisans and popular shops!
HallowEve Brew Bash – 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Ault Park. Ticket includes 10 five-ounce tastings from some of Cincinnati’s top microbreweries. Costume party includes music by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. Family Treats and Grill on Wheels will have food available for purchase. Wine, soft drinks, and water for purchase.
Taking Back Sunday – 8 p.m. Oct. 17-18, Bogart’s.
Dirty Thirty Weekend – Murphy’s Pub. Two nights of rock’n’roll celebrating 30 years of the pub and it’s legendary status and ongoing cultural impact.
Homecoming: Knotts, Moonbeau and Leo Pastel – MOTR Pub. This show benefits Cinderella’s Closet. Bring donations of formal wear, dancing shoes etc. The concert will be Homecoming themed and formal dance attire is suggested.
The City Flea – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Park.
Fossil Fest – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History & Science. Mini dino dig, dinosaur puzzles, drawing, displays and more!
Kentucky Proud Beer Festival – Noon at Wooden Cask Brewing Company. Participating Breweries: 3rd Turn Brewing, Alexandria Brewing Company, Bircus Brewing Company, Braxton Brewing Co. and Country Boy Brew.
Taft Brewporium Anniversary Party – 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. at Taft Brewpourium. Free carnival games, beer specials every hour, live bluegrass from 2-9 p.m., kids pumpkin painting and coloring station, brewing facility tours, free popcorn, live broadcast of the UC vs. Tulsa football game and more!
That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody – Saturday and Sunday at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Two performances daily at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Show parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets.
Fall Orchid Show – Oct. 19-20 at Krohn Conservatory. Hundreds of beautiful and exotic orchids on display. Horticulturists answer questions about these rare plants, and vendors sell supplies and plants.
Historic Downtown Aurora Tour – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Aurora City Building. See historic buildings, do some vintage and antique shopping, visit two private homes, have lunch, and finish the day with a locally brewed beer at Great Crescent Brewery.
Brink Brewing Chili Cook-Off – Noon-5 p.m. at Brink Brewery Co. No cost to enter contest, but registration closes Oct. 9. One crock pot of chili required to compete, and you must use one of Brink’s beers in the chili. Judging begins at 1 p.m.
Bourbon and Bowtie Bash – Duke Energy Convention Center. Bourbon and Bowtie Bash is an annual event hosted by JDRF Southwest Ohio. It includes bourbon samples from more than 8 distilleries, and food from 20 local restaurants. All the proceeds go to JDRF and finding a cure for type one diabetes.
Music. Here. Now! – 6:30-10:30 p.m. at MadTree Brewing Co. Benefits Melodic Connections. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Appetizers, open bar and time to listen, play and connect through music.
Official Halloween Bar Crawl – 3 p.m. at Over-The-Rhine, Downtown, The Banks. Wear your coolest, scariest or sexiest costume and creep it real through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine!
Haunted Hustle – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Stretch. Costumed 4-mile running/walking race along the city’s riverfront. Benefits the Cincinnati Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment, a charitable organization that raises funds for care packages for families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Monster Mash Dash 5K Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m. at Clock Tower. Proceeds benefit student emergency scholarships. Costumes encouraged and event is family friendly.
Fall Food Fest – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Findlay Market. Live music, fall-themed cocktails, fresh food, kids activities like pumpkin painting and spooky scavenger hunt. Tickets include food samples.
Burlington Antique Show – 6 a.m.-3 p.m. at Boone County Fairgrounds. Featuring over 200 dealers, the show offers antiques, vintage jewelry, primitives, garden & architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, memorabilia, Americana, one-of-a-kind finds and a large selection of antiques, retro & vintage furniture.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium.
Yogoat Goat Yoga – Noon and 1 p.m. at Rosedale. Tickets include a 45-minute class accompanied by baby goats and a post-workout mimosa.
Q102 Bosom Ball for Breast Cancer – 8 p.m. at the Madison Theater featuring live performances by Ingrid Michealson and Maddie Poppe!
Lookin’ for something fun to do for a deal?
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – (PG) Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer
Zombieland: Double Tap – (R) Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin
The Lighthouse – (R) Robert Pattinson