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Things To Do In Cincinnati This Weekend: Dec. 19 – 23

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, Dec. 19 - 23.

Wednesday

Rent

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour

20 years after opening on Broadway, the immensely popular show is coming to the Queen City on a special anniversary tour. Don’t miss your chance to see Rent at the Aronoff Center now through Dec. 23.

When: Wednesday through Dec. 23

Where: Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Downtown

Cost: $31

Thursday

Perry Puzzler and the Christmas Conundrum Bar Crawl

Imagine an escape room, bar crawl and prize-winning competition all combined into one. That’s what you’ll get to experience this Thursday at the Perry Puzzler and the Christmas Conundrum Bar Crawl.

When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine

Cost: $30

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Friday

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine

The annual tradition continues with our very own homegrown band Over-the-Rhine performing special holiday shows at Memorial Hall this weekend.

When: Shows at 8 p.m. Dec. 21 – 22 and 2 p.m. Dec. 23

Where: Memorial Hall, 1222 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

Cost: Tickets range from $40 – $65

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Gabe Kea

Gabe Kea at Go Bananas Comedy Club

Cincy’s very own Gabe Kea is bringing his hilarious show to Go Bananas Comedy Club this weekend. By way of St. Louis (and Canada) Kea’s shows are always an incredibly funny mix of thoughts on parenting, hockey, beer and reinforcing Canadian stereotypes. Don’t miss your chance to see him.

When: Friday – Sunday

Where: Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Pl Lane, Montgomery.

Cost: Tickets range from $8 – $14

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Santa Bration

Santa-bration at Carol Ann's Carousel

Santa is coming to Carol Ann’s Carousel this Friday, so if you’re looking to take the kids on a ride and snap some selfies with the big man, this is your chance to do it.

When: Friday, 11 a.m.

Where: Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 East Mehring Way, Downtown

Cost: Free

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Saturday

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out

Nick Cannon is taking over US Bank Arena this Saturday with his hilarious show Wild ‘N Out. The show will feature stand-up sets from the show’s biggest characters, audience interaction, games and more.

When: Saturday, 8 p.m.

Where: US Bank Arena, Downtown

Cost: $60

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Pancakes With Santa

Pancakes with Santa

Skate around the ice rink and grab some breakfast with Santa this Saturday at Fountain Square.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.

Where: Fountain Square, Downtown

Cost: $15

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Ugly Sweater Party

Listermann Ugly Sweater Party

Norwood’s finest beer purveyors are hosting their very own Ugly Sweater party with plenty of good brews, games, photo booths and more.

When: Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Listermann Brewing Company, 1621 Dana Avenue, Norwood

Cost: Free

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Sunday

Holiday Market

Last Minute Shopping Holiday Market

Still struggling to find that last minute gift? Have no fear, 3 Points Urban Brewery is hosting their very own last-minute shopping market this Sunday.

When: 12 p.m.

Where: 3 Points Urban Brewery, 331 East 13th St., Downtown

Cost: Free

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Washington Platform

Feast of the Seven Fishes

It’s an Italian tradition and it’s all going down at Washington Platform this Sunday. Make your reservation for the Feast of the Seven Fishes featuring a huge seafood buffet, jazz, carving stations and more.

When: Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant, 1000 Elm St., Downtown

Cost: Sunday – Monday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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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.