Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: Oct. 18 – 21

If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend, you've come to the right place. We're breaking down all the best events happening in the Tri-State this weekend, Oct. 18 - 21.


Ru Paul

RuPaul’s Drag Race at the Aronoff Center

The wildly popular show is coming to Cincy as part of its “Werq The World Tour.” Host Michelle Visage will introduce sickening live performances by some of the series’ most unforgettable queens, including newly crowned Season 10 winner Aquaria

When: Thursday, 9 p.m.

Where: Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown

Cost: Tickets start at $38.75

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Mark Normand

Mark Normand at the Liberty Funny Bone

Mark Normand just might be one of the fastest rising comedians in the country right now, and he’s bringing his hilarious show to the Liberty Funny Bone this weekend.

When: Thursday – Saturday

Where: Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., West Chester

Cost: Tickets start at $12

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Falling for Wiedemann Fall Festival

The newly re-opened Wiedemann Brewery is hosting its very own fall festival, filled with live music, food and, you guessed it, plenty of really good beer.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: Wiedemann Brewery and Taproom, 4811 Vine St., St. Bernard.

Cost: Free

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Social Distortion

Social Distortion at Bogart's

The legendary punk band is back in Cincinnati for a show at Bogart’s, and if you’ve ever been, you know it’s one you can’t miss.

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville

Cost: $40

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The Grainworks taproom is getting taken over by four-legged friends for a special night of costume contests (pets and owners), beer and food.

When: Friday, 3 p.m. – Midnight

Where: Grainworks Brewing Company, 7790 Service Center Drive, West Chester

Cost: Free

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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati Playoff Match

Can we do it? Can FC Cincinnati march through the USL playoffs, win a championship, drop the mic then head to the MLS? That’s exactly what we think is gonna happen and it all starts with our first match against Nashville this Saturday at Nippert Stadium.

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Where: Nippert Stadium, University of Cincinnati

Cost: Tickets start at $10

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Rare Beer Fest

Rhinegeist Rare Beer Fest

If you’re a beer nerd, you probably already know that Rhinegeist is the place to be this weekend for their annual Rare Beer Fest. Sample hard-to-find brews from breweries from all over the country.

When: Saturday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-The-Rhine

Cost: $40, $65 for a VIP pass.

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Books by the Banks

Books by the Banks

The 12th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival is bringing more than 130 authors to town to celebrate literature and the love of reading.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown

Cost: Free

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Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival Family and Friends Weekend

The Renaissance Festival rolls on with family and friends weekend. Got some free time? Why not take a trip back to 16th-century England.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: 10542 Ohio 73, Waynesville

Cost: Tickets start at $7.50

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Taft's Brewpourium

Taft's Brewpourium One Year Anniversary Party

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Taft’s Brewpourium, so you know their 1-year anniversary party is gonna be a blast with beer specials, pumpkin painting, tours of the brewery and even a pig roast!

When: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – Midnight

Where: Taft’s Brewing Co. Brewpourium, 4831 Spring Grove Ave, Spring Grove Village

Cost: Free

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Things to do in Cincinnati

Original Italian Dinner

Ohhhhhh yes. It’s finally back. Sacred Heart Church in Camp Washington is hosting their Original Italian Dinner this Sunday, serving up homemade ravioli, hand-rolled meatballs, sauce and more. If you’ve never had it, you’ve gotta get there.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Where: Sacred Heart Church, 2733 Massachusetts Ave., Camp Washington

Cost: $12

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Findlay Market Fall Food Fest

Celebrate fall at Findlay Market this Sunday with this seasonal food fest, featuring pumpkin painting, cooking demos, live music, craft cocktails and more.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Where: Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-The-Rhine

Cost: Free

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Looking for even more things to do in Cincinnati this weekend? Check out the calendar tab at the top of the page.