Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: February 20 – February 23

It's looking like another great weekend across the tri-state! Here is our breakdown of what's going on from February 20 - February 23.


Cincinnati Cyclones

Head downtown to see the Cyclones take on their foes from up north, the Toledo Walleye. It’s always a great time for the whole family.
When: Thursday, 7:30PM
Where: Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $18

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Courtesy Southgate House Revival

Mt. Pleasant String Band

Come on out and hear some great folk music from the Mt. Pleasant String Band! A music staple across the tri-state, these guys bring great energy to the stage. You won’t be disappointed. Did we mention it’s FREE? (Note: this is a 21+ show)
When: Thursday, 8PM (Doors, 6PM)
Where: Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St., Newport, KY
Cost: FREE (Ages 21+)

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Bockfest: Precipitation Retaliation Happy Hour

Back in 2008, Bockfest was almost shut down due to snow. In 2009, retaliation was in order. A snowman effigy was set ablaze, thus the annual tradition of Precipitation Retaliation was born. Burning commences at 7PM! (Note: this is a 21+ event)
When: Friday, 4PM-8PM
Where: Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern, 301 Milton St., Mt. Auburn
Cost: FREE (Ages 21+)

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Courtesy The Klaberheads

An Evening of Big Band

Love big band music? Look no further! Join The Franz Klaber Orchestra (known as The Klaberheads) as they put on a spectacular show featuring music from the Big Band era.
When: Friday, 7PM-9PM
Where: Miami University Hamilton Campus Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH
Cost: $15 Advance, $20 at the door

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NKCAC Presents Comedy Night

The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is putting on a night of great stand-up comedy all for a good cause. Plenty of fun, food, and drinks available. All proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Grant Scholar House, a home for single parents who are full-time college students.
When: Friday, 7:30PM (Doors, 6:45PM)
Where: Lincoln Grant Scholar House Auditorium, 824 Greenup St., Covington, KY
Cost: $15 Advance, $20 at the door

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Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

Looking to remodel your home or take your garden to the next level? Head down to the Duke Energy Convention Center for everything you need to make your house feel more like home sweet home.
When: Saturday-Sunday
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown
Cost: $14 at the door, $12 online, Children 12 and under are FREE

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Taste of the Nations

Travel the world without leaving the tri-state! It’s the 5th annual Taste of the Nations. If you’ve ever wondered what different cultures eat, this is your answer. A guided tour will take you across the globe with opportunities to eat all kinds of delectable food. Vendors will also be selling crafts, jewelry, and clothing!
When: Saturday, Noon-3PM
Where: Endeavor Elementary School, 4400 Smith Rd., West Chester Twp.
Cost: FREE

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MainStrasse Mardi Gras

2020 Mardi Gras Parade

The Lenten season is almost upon us which means it’s time for Mardi Gras! The parade kicks off at 7PM with everything from beads to music and dancing for the whole family.
When: Saturday, 7PM
Where: Mainstrasse Village, Main St., Covington, KY
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

We Gotta Shout: Gospel Meets Jazz

The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra puts on a show for the ages! Joined by an all-star gospel choir, the CCJO revisits some classic music that everyone will enjoy. This is one you don’t want to miss.
When: Saturday, 4PM
Where: Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati
Cost: Adults-$20, Students-$10

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Courtesy Mayerson Jewish Community Center

2020 Jewish and Israeli Film Festival: The Mamboniks

As part of the 2020 Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, the Mayerson Jewish Community center will show The Mamboniks, a film about a group of mostly Jewish dancers who fell in love with the dance, The Mambo. This little-known story reveals the power of music and dance to bring people together.
When: Sunday, 3PM
Where: Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati
Cost: Starting at $10

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