Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
This weekend the Reds play at home in a series against the Milwaukee Brewers. And "May the Force be with you" as the Reds celebrate with a weekend full of Stars Wars fun. The excitement kicks off with Fireworks Friday, then a free Star Wars and Reds T-shirt will be given Saturday to the first 20,000 fans. On Sunday, a similar-themed poster will be handed out. One member of the family pays full price on Sunday and can buy up to three non-premium tickets at half-price during Reach Magazine Family Days.
Details: 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4:10 p.m. Sunday. $5-$255 plus taxes and fees. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. www.reds.com.
Crank Up Cincy Poster Show
Did you know May is National Bike Month? Celebrate at a bicycle-themed poster show. Crank Up Cincy will feature bike-inspired posters created by Cincinnati artists available for sale. There will also be an open mic for cycling centric poetry or a quick prose.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Coffee Emporium, 110 E. Central Pkwy, Over-the-Rhine. www.cincinnati-oh.gov.
P&G Health & Fitness Expo
Part of Flying Pig Marathon Weekend with national exhibitors, sponsors and vendors, packet pick-up, timing tag verification and volunteer sign-in.
Details: 12-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. www.flyingpigmarathon.com.
Cincy Craft Connection Brewery Tours
A new brewery tour in Cincinnati that visits four different breweries in four hours. Participants drink a few 6-8 oz. samples at each brewery stop. PRO TIP: Eat a meal before going on the tour.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday. $55. Pickup and drop off at HalfCut, 1128 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. www.cincycraftconnection.com.
The Phantom of the Opera
Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Phantom comes to Cincinnati as part of a U.S. tour featuring new scenic design, choreography, staging and original costumes. The production boasts many special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. Songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade" will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions now on tour.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $45-153. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Cincy Cinco Festival
Celebrate the "Fiesta de Pueblo" in Cincinnati Latino Style. Sample authentic art, music, food, costumes, dancing and fun activities for the kids in the heart of downtown.
Details: 12-11 p.m. Saturday, 12-7 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. www.cincy-cinco.com.
Art Walk: BLOOM
Spring art exhibition where artists showcase floral and spring-themed works, including paintings, photography, sculptures, wood work, ceramics and jewelry.
Details: 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free admission. Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl., Walnut Hills. www.essexstudios.com.
Independent Grind Tour 2014 featuring Tech N9ne with Krizz Kaliko, Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton and Psych Ward Druggie.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday. $25 plus taxes and fees. Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. www.bogarts.com.
Washington Park Weekend Workout
Details: 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.washingtonpark.org.
Buck's Badass Bash
Enjoy tequila, bourbon, beer and tacos to benefit the Over-the-Rhine Community Housing program. Music by Seven Handle Circus, Dallas Moore Band and Bob Sears and pictures by Framester.
Details: 3-11 p.m. Saturday. Bakersfield OTR, 1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. www.bakersfieldotr.com.
My Krazy Life Tour featuring rapper YG with DJ Mustard.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. $23 plus taxes and fees. Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. www.bogarts.com.
Frisch's Big Boy Founder's Day
Dress like Big Boy and get a free Big Boy on the third annual Founder's Day. Hungry participants can print a costume or make their own (check out ideas on the Frisch's Big Boy Facebook page). Head-to-toe costume = Free Big Boy platter. Partial costume = Free Big Boy sandwich.
Details: Dine-in Saturday only. Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants. www.frischs.com.
The Fresh Aer Movement Tour featuring Aer. The Boston duo combines rap, reggae, pop and indie rock aesthetics to create their own brand of music.
Details: 8 p.m. Sunday. $18, $15 advance. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. www.tafttheatre.org.
Boone County Kentucky Farmers Market
The market's official opening day is Saturday. Find locally grown and produced plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables and value-added items direct from the producer.
Details: 10-5 p.m. daily. 6028 Camp Ernst Rd., Burlington, Ky. www.boonecountyfarmersmarket.org.
Flying Pig Marathon
Opening ceremonies and starting line along Mehring Way by Paul Brown Stadium. Wheelchair Marathon begins at 6:25 a.m., Flying Pig Marathon, Half Marathon and City Dash 4-person relay begins at 6:30 a.m. Victory party to follow 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Yeatman's Cove.
Details: 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Register at P&G Health & Fitness Expo at Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Saturday. Race course and additional information at www.flyingpigmarathon.com.
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