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What's on tap this weekend: July 25-27

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Robin Thicke and Ne-Yo are two of the ten performers scheduled to take the stage this weekend at Macy's Music Festival. (Photo: Flickr/FOX19 mashup) Robin Thicke and Ne-Yo are two of the ten performers scheduled to take the stage this weekend at Macy's Music Festival. (Photo: Flickr/FOX19 mashup)
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Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.

Cincinnati Reds

America's first professional baseball team has a series against the Washington Nationals. Weekend events include Fireworks Friday, Mr. Redlegs Mustache and Hat to the first 20,000 fans Saturday and free post-game gospel concert Sunday on the field featuring Isaac Carree and Pastor Donnie McClurkin.

Details: 7:10 p.m. Friday, 4:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $5-$280 plus taxes and fees. 4 tickets for $48 special package this weekend. www.reds.com.

Cincinnati Bengals Training Camp

Open practice with access to the Bengals team not available during the regular season, including autographs from several players who stay after practice. Practice fields include 1,250 bleacher seats plus additional room for fans to stand along sidelines. Fans allowed to bring small soft-sided coolers, unopened bottles of water and food into practices.

Details: 3 p.m. (gates open at 2:30 p.m.) Friday-Sunday. Practice field just west of Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown. Free admission. www.bengals.com.

Butler County Fair

Demolition Derby, corn hole tournament, truck pull, farm animals, rides and more.

Details: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton. $7; $2 children 6-12 with paying adult. www.butlercountyohfair.org.

Clermont County Fair

Fair continues this weekend with a full schedule of events for the entire family, including an antique tractor pull, petting zoo, demolition derby and rides. Daily admission price includes rides.

Details: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville, OH. $10, children 2 and under free. clermontcountyfair.webs.com.

Macy's Music Festival

The 52nd annual, two-day music festival features performances by Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, K Michelle, After 7, New Edition, Mint Condition, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole and Chrisette Michelle.

Details: 7:30 Friday-Saturday. Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown. $44-$88 plus taxes and fees. www.macysmusicfestival.com.

Cinci-Selfie: Final Friday

Organized by University of Cincinnati professor Udo Greinacher, UC DAAP students respond to his question, "How does Cincinnati see itself?" Exhibit features postcards with their answer.

Details: 5:30-11 p.m. Friday. Wash Park Art, 1215 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.washparkart.com.

PNC Summer Music Series: MidPoint Indie Summer

The 2014 Indie Summer Series lineup of local, regional and national artists, as part of the PNC Summer Music Series. Featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Public, Dream Tiger and Danny & His Fantasy.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.mpmf.com.

Smokin' Hot BBQ Weekend

Try food from Eli's BBQ, Velvet Smoke and Pontiac Cafe BBQ, craft beers in the OTR Biergarten, live music by Eclipse Music, Cincy Brass, Whiskey Shambles and Kelly Richey as well as a Backyard BBQ Competition for cash prizes and the Findlay Market BBQ Crown.

Details: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.findlaymarket.org.

Taste of OTR

Celebrate all the sites, sounds and tastes around Cincinnati's historic neighborhood, presented by the nonprofit organization Tender Mercies. Food vendors include Eli's BBQ, Sweet Petit Desserts, Taste of Belgium, Dojo Gelato, Revolution Rotisserie, Tom + Chee, Kaze OTR, Street Pops, Cincy by the Slice as well as beer, wine, soda and water as park concessions. Live music performances throughout the day.

Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.washingtonpark.org.

SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Nine: DJ KID CAPRI

The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. DJ KID CAPRI, Khimera Records, Aida Chakra, Will Kill and DJ Mark Moore on the P&G Music Stage.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.selfdiploma.com.

In the Park After Dark: Outdoor Movie Night

Bring seating to The Lego Movie, showing outdoors in East Price Hill. IMDb film synopsis: "An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis."

Details: 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Olden View Park, 800 Matson Pl., East Price Hill. Free admission. (513) 251-3800 ext. 103.

Art on Vine

More than 40 artists displaying and selling arts, crafts and photography organized by James Jenkins, owner of Photography for the People. Portion of artist entry fees are donated to local nonprofit organizations. Art on Vine proof of purchase gets any A Tavola signature pizza and High Life pitcher for $15, as well as discounts at Frameshop, Core a Movement studio and the Little Mahatma.

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. Facebook event page. (513) 344-3401.

 

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