(FOX19) - The weekend is here. And there are plenty of events planned for kids and adults across the Tri-State.
Balls Around The Block Pub Crawl
The 9th annual pub crawl benefits the construction of Fido Field, downtown's volunteer, off-leash dog park for pups to play, run, exercise and socialize. The crawl starts at Local's Bar & Grill and will spend 30 minutes at each bar.
Details: Friday, 6:15 PM. 19 East 7th St., Downtown. Pre-registration is $35, $40 at the door. www.ballsaroundtheblock.com.
Meet the Brewer Night at Igby's
As part of Cincinnati Beer Week, discuss the tasty brews with West Sixth Brewing partner Joe Kuosman and enjoy samples of West Sixth IPA, Amber and Lemongrass Wheat.
Details: Friday, 5 to 8 PM. 122 East 6th St., Downtown. www.igbysbar.com.
Cincinnati's Brewing History Exhibit
Learn about the history of Cincinnati brewing at Listermann Brewing Company. A $5 suggested donation benefits The Betts House, the oldest brick house in Cincinnati currently hosting the full exhibit of Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer.
Details: Friday, 5 to 10 PM. 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. www.cincinnatibeerweek.com.
Jungle Jim's Big Cheese Fest
Do you love cheese? Me too. You can sample some of the world's best cheeses inside the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim's. Complement it with meats, olives and other appetizers offered, as well as beer and wine.
Details: Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Tickets required. www.junglejims.com.
Winter Blues Fest
Organized by the Cincy Blues Society, more than 25 of the best local blues bands on four different stages with headliners Tinsley Ellis and Janiva Magness.
Details: Friday and Saturday at The Phoenix. 812 Race St., Downtown. $20 per night , $35 for both nights. www.cincyblues.org.
The Cyclones are at home this weekend. Friday is Kids Jersey T-Shirt Night/Pucks N Pints when they face Toledo. Saturday is Puckchop Piggy Bank Night against Ft. Wayne.
Details: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 PM. 100 Broadway St., Downtown. www.cycloneshockey.com.
Tokyo Nights Dance Party at Kaze OTR
Kaze is celebrating its one year anniversary on Saturday with a good ol' dance party, half-off sushi and $5 cocktails. Expect electro swing tunes and music from Joanie Loves Chachie. According to the Facebook event, it'll be a night that is "weirdly romantic, with a hint of spring and dash of danger."
Details: Saturday, 8 PM to 2 AM. 1400 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. www.kazeotr.com.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Love and Beethoven
Beat the crowds and celebrate an early Valentine's Day at Music Hall. Radu Lupu returns to perform Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. Packages available which include a 3-course meal at Nicola's and shuttle service before and after the concert.
Details: Friday and Saturday. 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $12 and up. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Dewey's Pizza School
Learn to make pizza with the Dewey's Pizza non-profit, the Dew More initiative. You can learn behind the glass to toss and top pizzas by Dewey's staff. The fundraiser benefits the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Details: Sunday, 11 AM to 2 PM. $25 per person. 7767 Kenwood Rd., Kenwood. www.deweyspizza.com.
Playdate with the Bearcats
Face painting, shoot hoops with University of Cincinnati athletes, "Minute to Win It" games, rock climbing and even a lazy river. Playdate with the Bearcats benefits Mitch's Mission, a non-profit organization that raises money to send cancer and blood disease patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to summer camp.
Details: Sunday, 2 to 5 PM. UC Recreation Center on UC's Main Campus. 2820 Bearcat Way, Clifton Heights. www.mitchsmission.com.
-Kelly Taylor @cincywanderlust