Top Things to do in Cincinnati This Weekend: January 23 – January 26

Plenty of great events across the tri-state this weekend! Here is our breakdown of what's going on from January 23 - January 26.


Courtesy Heritage Bank Center

Cirque du Soleil: Axel

The high-flying Cirque du Soleil makes a stop in the tri-state! Bring the whole family to see this electrifying experience mixing world-class ice skating and breathtaking acrobatics.
When: Thursday-Sunday
Where: Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway, Downtown
Cost: Starting at $43

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Courtesy Tin Roof Cincinnati

ATCK featuring AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys

AJ McLean of the famous boy band The Backstreet Boys is set to spin the records and perform a DJ set in our own backyard. VIP tickets featuring a meet-and-greet are also available (Note: this is a 21+ show).
When: Thursday, 8PM
Where: Tin Roof, 160 E Freedom Way, Downtown
Cost: $20 (Ages 21+)

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Courtesy Sharonville Convention Center

2020 Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo

Looking to remodel your home? Look no further! Head out to the Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo filled with innovative displays showing the latest ideas and trends. Talk with local experts and learn everything you need to know about upgrading your home.
When: Friday – Sunday
Where: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati
Cost: $5, Children under 18 – FREE

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music hall

Schubert's The Great

Once thought to be lost, Schubert’s masterpiece, the Great, is now being performed in the tri-state. Music Hall provides backdrop for one of the best pieces of classical music ever written.
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., OTR
Cost: Starting at $14

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Courtesy Liberty Funny Bone

Rickey Smiley

Comedy legend Rickey Smiley makes a stop in the tri-state! A nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey has been making people laugh for over 20 years and will sure to have your stomachs sore from laughter. (Note: these are 21+ shows)
When: Friday-Saturday
Where: Liberty Funny Bone, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, OH
Cost: Starting at $40 (Ages 21+)

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Lebanon Antique Show

An antique show all for a good cause. This show is a major fundraiser for the Warren County Historical Society for over half a century and now you can do your part. Come and view a large selection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century American art.
When: Saturday-Sunday
Where: Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N Broadway, Lebanon, OH
Cost: $6 online, $8 at the door

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On Saturdays, we brunch. Some of the best restaurants in the city bring the best of the best to one place. With bottomless bloody marys and mimosas, you can eat to your heart’s content.
When: Saturday, 11:30AM-2:30PM
Where: The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Cincinnati
Cost: Starting at $40

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Courtesy U.S. Department of Energy

Soviet Spy George Koval and The Manhattan Project during World War II

If you’re interest in history, this is a story you cannot miss. Learn about the only Soviet intelligence officer to to penetrate secret U.S. research. George Koval was an American-born Russian scientist who worked on The Manhattan Project and fed information to the Soviets and now you can hear his story.
When: Saturday, 2PM-3PM
Where: Fernald Preserve, 7400 Willey Rd., Hamilton, OH
Cost: FREE

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Courtesy University of Cincinnati

CCM Steel Drum Band

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music presents a fan favorite! The CCM Steel Drum Band plays music from Trinidad along with folk, pop, and reggae compositions. This is a great show for any music lover.
When: Sunday, 7:30PM
Where: Patricia Corbett Theater, 290 CCM Blvd., Clifton
Cost: $19.50

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Courtesy Findlay Market

2020 Findlay Market Chili Cook-Off

Looking to taste some delicious chili? This is the place for you. Amateur chefs compete for the title of Chili Meister and you could get in on the action. Samples of delicious chili available plus a hot sauce competition is also set to take place.
When: Sunday, 10AM-4PM
Where: Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., OTR
Cost: $2

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