(FOX19) - Between brews, wines and fish fries, there's certainly a lot to taste, see and experience this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Not to mention, the forecast looks great with highs in the 50s.
Find out what's going on around town and make some plans!
Friday Fish Fry
For some, Lent is a time dedicated to fasting and repentance. For others, it's all about the fish fry. See our complete list of fish fries throughout the Tri-State: http://www.fox19.com/story/24880485/list-fish-frys-throughout-the-tri-state
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Sip more than 700 wines from over 100 wineries, in addition to live music, food and a silent auction at the Grand Tastings main event inside Duke Energy Convention Center. Bid on rare wines, wine cellar tours and trips during a charity auction. There's also a luncheon (with wine of course) at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors.
Details: Grand Tastings is Friday & Saturday with afternoon and evening times. $75 at the door. Auction begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with luncheon immediately following. Tickets are $125. www.winefestival.com.
Relish in Cincinnati's brewing past and present with a weekend filled with parades, parties, food and beer throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Bockfest Hall will remain open throughout the weekend with live music, food and brewery tours. The Bockfest 5K will take off Saturday morning, and there's a free shuttle continuously running between participating venues.
Details: March 7-9. Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore St., Over-the-Rhine. www.bockfest.com.
Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era
Enjoy an evening of Mad Men style and swagger by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The Pops are performing a modern tribute to music of the '60s, including music by Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin and Burt Bacharach.
Details: Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Long before Dorothy found herself in Munchkinland, two girls met in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. A musical that has become a "cultural phenomenon," Wicked is from the witches perspective in the Land of Oz.
Details: March 5-23. Tickets start at $38. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Cincinnati Home and Garden Show
Looking to revamp your home or yard? The Cincinnati Home and Garden Show continues from last weekend with full-scale vignettes of landscapes with paved walkways, patios, flowers, shrubbery, water features, gazebos, hot tubs, garden walls and more.
Details: March 5-9. Tickets are $13, Free for ages 13 and under. www.cincinnatihomeandgardenshow.com.
Cincinnati Roller Girls Home Opener
The Cincinnati Rollergirls open their 2014 home season against the Brandywine Roller Girls (Downingtown, PA) in a double-header. Parking is free, tailgating is encouraged and beer is $1 during happy hour.
Details: Saturday, 9 AM-9 PM. Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Pleasant Ridge. www.cincinnatirollergirls.com.
Named "Best Play of the Season" by Time Magazine, it's your last chance to see Amy Herzog's "4000 Miles" at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The synopsis: "Leo's cross-country bike trip is just the beginning of his journey when he finds himself the unlikely roommate of his 91-year-old grandmother in this heartwarming play."
Details: Show ends Sunday. Tickets start at $30. 962 Mt. Adams Cir., Eden Park. www.cincyplay.com.
-Kelly Taylor @cincywanderlust