THIS CINCY WEEKEND: 5/2-5/5

If you're looking for things to do in Cincinnati this weekend, you've come to the right place. Here is our breakdown of the top events going on this weekend, May 2 - May 5.

Thursday

Courtesy New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block: The MixTape Tour

The MixTape Tour, which features New Kids on the Block with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature, will embark on its three month journey starting right here in Cincinnati!
When: Thursday, 6PM
Where: U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St, Cincinnati
Cost: $15+

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Courtesy Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Zoo Babies at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Help celebrate the newest arrivals at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during May. Six-foot-tall stork statues displayed throughout the Zoo will lead visitors to all of the cutest little baby faces.
When: Now until the end of May
Where: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati
Cost: This event is included with Zoo admission

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Friday

Courtesy AAC

Art Academy of Cincinnati 150: Block Party

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Art Academy is throwing a block party! The Art Academy will be closing off the 1200 block of Jackson Street and inviting the public to the party. The free event will feature musical performances by Diane Coffee, Ronin Halloway, Knotts, PHYSCO, and Aziza Love of Triiibe.
When: Friday, 6PM-11PM
Where: Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine
Cost: Free

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Courtesy Funny Bone

Bobby Lee at Funny Bone

Bobby Lee is best known for his numerous years as a cast member on Mad TV and his podcast Tiger Belly, one of the top comedy podcasts in the world. Bobby currently stars on ABC’s Splitting Up Together and also starred on the NBC show Animal Practice
When: Friday, 7:30PM and 10PM
Where: The Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St, A-120 A, Liberty Township
Cost: $22-$52

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Courtesy The Children's Theatre of Cinainnati

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati: Sleeping Beauty

A clever take on the classic fairy tale, this new rock musical comedy is packed with humor, heart, and a powerful message!
When: Friday, 7:30PM
Where: Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati
Cost: 10$-35$

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Saturday

Courtesy RiverCon

RiverCon

May the fourth be with you! Come experience where Star Wars and the Great Miami River meet. At this new event, guests will have the chance to participate in a Star Wars costume contest, a 5-mile Star Wars costume bike ride or 5K costume walk on the Great Miami River Trail (pre-registration required).
When: Saturday, 9AM-2PM
Where: Bicentennial Commons River Center, 120 South Carmody Boulevard, Middletown
Cost: Free

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Courtesy Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby

The 2019 Kentucky Derby is the 145th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports
When: Saturday, 10AM, Race starts at 6:50PM
Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY
Cost: $75+

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Courtesy Cincy-Cinco

16th Cincy-Cinco

Cincy-Cinco, the tristate region’s premier Latino cultural fest, is a family-friendly event that showcases Latino culture, values and traditions.
When: Saturday, 12PM-11PM, Sunday, 12PM-6PM
Where: Fountain Square, 520 Vine St, Downtown
Cost: Free

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Sunday

Courtesy Flying Pig Breakfast and Watch Party

Flying Pig Breakfast and Watch Party

Catch the start of the race and enjoy Moerlein Lager House’s breakfast buffet. Then grab your favorite Moerlein beer or cocktail and cheer on participants as they head to the finish swine.
When: Sunday, 6AM-11AM
Where: Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati
Cost: $17.99 Breakfast Buffet, per person

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Courtesy Flying Pig Marathon

The 21st Flying Pig Marathon

It’s the largest weekend party in town, and you can be part of it! Whether you’re a runner or walker, whether you want to volunteer or cheer, whether you want to participate for charity, or just for your own satisfaction, the Flying Pig Marathon welcomes you.
When:
Sunday, 6:30AM
Where: The marathon starts at the doorstep of Paul Brown Stadium
Cost: Free to spectators, $115 Half Marathon, $125 Full Marathon

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Courtesy Tri-State Antique Market

Tri-State Antique Market

Browse the pickings from a Clinton County barn sale. Try on jewelry from an estate in Muncie. Decipher a signature in the right bottom corner. Admire a Civil War tintype from Lexington. Marvel at a mid-century modern lamp from Indy. Bargain for a door knocker from a Westwood Victorian. Identify a hallmark from London. Test drive a Morris chair from an Arts & Crafts bungalow. Assemble a service for eight from an attic in Dayton. Flip through a collection of postcards from your own hometown.
When: Sunday, 7AM-3PM
Where: Lawrenceburg Indiana Fairgrounds, 351 E Eads Pkwy, Lawrenceburg, IN
Cost:  $3 adult admission, free under 18

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