The thing to do this weekend in Cincy

(FOX19) - "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." -Phyllis Diller

Smile, Cincinnati. It's looking like a beautiful weekend.

Babies are being born. Birds are chirping. It's Friday.

If nothing else, check out all the fun happening around town:

Feel like antiquing? The 48th annual Cincinnati Art & Antiques Festival  is this weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center. For $10, browse garden antiques, estate and vintage jewelry. Proceeds support the Cincinnati Children's College Hill Campus, which provides treatment services for children and teens suffering with mental health issues. Parking is free!

Start the weekend off right by raising domestic violence awareness at The Purple Light Walk. The event is in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The one mile walk begins at 5:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is free to participants.

Beats, Arts & Eats is Saturday in Blue Ash. Just the name is really all the information I need. Live music, local wine, craft beer tasting, art, food trucks - All things that are fun. Takes place 5-11 p.m. at Blue Ash Towne Square.

The 90's girl in me is pumped for Blessid Union of Souls. The Bearcat in me is even more excited about the rebirth of Short Vine. Party on Short Vine is Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. in the 2700 block of Vine Street. Live music is all day long ending with Blessid Union of Souls. "She likes me for meeeeee."

How many people do you think will quote Forrest Gump's "box of chocolates" line at the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival this weekend? The event kicks off Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Cintas Center. ALL. CHOCOLATE. EVERYTHING.  Dieters need not apply.

Bookworms unite: Books by the Banks is this Saturday in the Queen City. It's free and open to the public. Attendees can meet local and nationally known authors and illustrators. And there are a ton making appearances (see here). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

It's not too late to sign up for the Cincinnati Undy 5000! The 5K and one mile walk/run helps the Colon Cancer Alliance as well as local partners in the fight against colorectal cancer. Online registration is closed but you can signup for the race at Great American Ball Park Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Click here for more info.

If you enjoy eating sauerkraut with a multitude of unconventional pairings, you'll love the 44th annual Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, Ohio. It's crowded, but certainly worth it if you're looking for a unique, hand-crafted gift or simply craving some sauerkraut pizza. The festival is all day long both Saturday and Sunday.

P.S. I hear the FOX19 Weekend Morning News will be live from Waynesville on Sunday!

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-Kelly Taylor, Digital Content Producer (@_MissWanderlust)

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