(FOX19) - Neon's Beer Event of the Year (For Now)
The Famous Neons Unplugged is tapping seven rare beers to kickoff the weekend: Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Kobenhavn, Denmark), Ritterguts Gose (Borna Germany), O.N.E. (Our Nastiest Effort) - Bourbon Barrel Aged - De Struise Brouwers (Belgium), Rugporter - Amager Bryghus (Denmark), Amager Batch One -Amager Bryghus (Denmark) and MadTree Axis Mundi Aged in Willlet Barrells (Cincinnati). Taste513 is serving a custom menu of beer-themed sandwiches as well as special flight pricing.
Details: Friday at 4 PM. 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine. www.facebook.com/Neonsunplugged.
Art After Dark: Romance at the Art Museum
Make a date with the Cincinnati Art Museum during Final Friday happy hour. Browse artwork and take an instructional "How to Bring a Date to the Art Museum" tour. Latin dance performances by Midwest Latino and music by DJ Rudy Alvarez from 6-8 PM. Special tango performances at 6:15 and 7:30 PM. Enter to win a Valentine's Day gift package from Terrace Café. Drinks and appetizers available for purchase.
Details: Friday at 5 PM. Free. Reservations not required. Art Museum parking is $4, free for museum members. 953 Eden Park Dr., Walnut Hills. www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
Ladies' Night OTR
Shop around Over-the-Rhine for a cause. Ladies' Night OTR celebrates non-profit organizations that do great work, especially those with a focus on women in need. While shopping at stores Mannequin, Fiberge, Libby, Park & Vine, Rock, Paper, Scissors and Incredible Creations, 10% of proceeds will benefit Women Helping Women of Hamilton County.
Details: Friday, 6-9 PM. Over-the-Rhine. www.facebook.com/LadiesnightOTR.
Cincinnati Cyclones Military Appreciation-Superhero Night
Cyclones face the Ft. Wayne Komets and are hosting a special night for military families. They'll be wearing special "Captain America" jerseys. They'll be auctioning off the jerseys after the game. Military personnel and up to four family members get a discounted ticket. Iron Man will also make a special appearance, and the first 1,500 kids ages 2-12 will get a Cyclones cape.
Details: Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 PM, puck drops at 7:30 PM. U.S. Bank Arena 100 Broadway St, Downtown. www.cycloneshockey.com.
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Brrr. The 2014 Kentucky-Ohio Polar Plunge returns to Bellevue. Participants take a chilly dip into a pool that will be set up in the parking lot of Joe's Crab Shack. You can plunge on your own or with a group of friends to raise money for the Special Olympics athletes in Kentucky and Ohio. FOX19's Denise Johnson is jumping!
Details: Saturday. Pre-registration starts at 9 AM, plunging begins at 11:30 AM. Polar Plunge website.
Vyrsd Social Room Grand Opening Party
Check out the new upscale bar and lounge downtown and celebrate its grand opening. Music by DJ Will Ross and drink specials.
Details: Saturday. 435 Elm St., Downtown. www.vyrsd.com.
"Tribes" at Ensemble Theatre
The regional premiere of a touching play about membership in your tribe by Nina Raine and directed by Michael Evan Haney. Billy, who is the deaf son of fiercely outspoken family, has adapted to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor. He finds a new family in the deaf community and tensions run high.
Details: Jan. 29-Feb. 16. Tickets $39-$43. 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. www.ensemblecincinnati.org.
2014 Touchdown for HOPE
Head down to the Great American Ball Park Champions Club on Super Bowl Sunday for the annual Touchdown for HOPE. Think of it as a classy, upscale Super Bowl party with big screen televisions and signature Cincinnati foods. Proceeds support Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research at Lindner Center of HOPE.
Details: Sunday. Tailgate party at 5:30 PM, Super Bowl kick off and buffet at 6:30 PM. $100 per person and $75 for young professionals. 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. www.lindnercenterofhope.org.
-Kelly Taylor @cincywanderlust