Fun things to do around town this weekend

An interactive, "Red Bull Stratos" exhibit opens this weekend where you can actually see the capsule and this pressurized spacesuit used in the mission.
An interactive, "Red Bull Stratos" exhibit opens this weekend where you can actually see the capsule and this pressurized spacesuit used in the mission.

(FOX19) - You made it through the workweek, and now it's the weekend. Go you.

Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show

This is the best of hunting and fishing at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There are guides, captains, outfitters, seminars, hunting associations, a trophy deer display and even a turkey calling contest.

Details: Wednesday-Sunday. Adults $12, Kids 13 & under are free. 525 Elm St., Downtown.


If you loved "The Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, check out the original parody "50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" coming for the first time to Cincinnati. It's presented by Pure Romance, and like the book, it's not for those under the age of 18.

Details: Thursday & Friday. Tickets required. Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St., Downtown.

Red Bull Stratos exhibit at U.S. Air Force National Museum

Remember Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space? He went free falling for 24 miles, reaching speeds up to 830 miles per hour. He even broke the speed of sound. An interactive "Red Bull Stratos" exhibit opens this weekend where you can actually see the capsule and pressurized spacesuit used in the mission.

Details: Jan. 24 through Mar. 16. Admission is free. 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB.

"Smash" star Megan Hilty joins Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Megan Hilty, the star of Broadway's "Wicked," "Gentleman Prefer Blondes," and NBC's TV series "Smash," returns to Music Hall. She'll join John Morris Russell and the Pops to perform songs from her new album "It Happens All The Time."

Details: Friday-Sunday. Tickets from $25. 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.

Local Local Local 5

Arnold's Bar and Grill is throwing a party to celebrate all things local. Music by Cincy Brass will begin at 9 PM. Local head brewers or CEOs of every Cincinnati brewery will be there to talk about their brews, including Christian Moerlein, Listermann's, Rivertown, Rhinegeist, Madtree, Bad Tom, 50 West and Wiedemann. There's even a mini craft market.

Details: Saturday. 7 PM. 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown.

Canines, Felines & Wines

Enjoy five wine tastings from Henke Winery, snacks, a silent auction and prizes in support of the SPCA Cincinnati. They'll have tours of the facility and animals available for adoption. Meow.

Details: Saturday, 6 PM. Single ticket $25, Couple $40, Designated Driver $10. 11900 Conrey Rd., Sharonville.

New Year New You!

Sipping, shopping and spa-ing all in one place. Enjoy complimentary makeup touch ups, mini massages and spa treatments while sipping Fancy Pants wine. You can shop at more than 30 local boutiques and there's a runway fashion show by Harlow & Liv. Proceeds benefit the Patty Brisben Foundation.

Details: Friday, 6-9 PM. Tickets $5. Elements Conference and Event Centre, 11974 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville.

Jessica Fellowes, niece of Downton Abbey's creator, at Main Library

"Downtown Abbey" fans can learn all about their favorite PBS drama from the niece of creator and writer Lord Julian Fellowes. Jessica is the author of "The World of Downton Abbey" and "The Chronicles of Downton Abbey." She'll have the inside scoop about the stories and characters on the show. You can also attend a special fundraising luncheon with Jessica prior to the Main Library talk by reserving a spot in advance.

Details: Saturday. Luncheon costs $125 from 12-1:30 PM (call 513-369-4595 to reserve). Main Library talk is free at 2 PM. 800 Vine St., Downtown.

Panic! At The Disco

The rock band from Vegas will play at Bogart's with opening at The Colourist.

Details: Saturday, 7 PM. Tickets required. 2621 Vine St., Corryville.

'The Sound of Music' at The Carnegie

The Carnegie and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra have co-produced this classic in the Otto M. Budig Theatre.

Details: Shows continue through Sunday. Order tickets online. 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington.

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

The 17th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs) will celebrate the best of local music. Live performances include DAAP Girls, The Upset Victory, The Yugos, Honey & Houston and more. CityBeat has voting on their website beginning Friday. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation.

Details: Sunday. Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7. Tickets $20, VIP $40. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington.

2014 Reds Caravan

The annual Reds Caravan tour will make 17 fan stops across five different states this weekend, including Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Fans get to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff.

Details: Thursday-Sunday. Times vary. www.

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-Kelly Taylor @cincywanderlust

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