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What's on tap this weekend: August 1-3

The Color Run, described as "the happiest 5K on the planet," will douse runners in different colors along a race route downtown Saturday morning. (Photo: Flickr/Scooter Lowrimore) The Color Run, described as "the happiest 5K on the planet," will douse runners in different colors along a race route downtown Saturday morning. (Photo: Flickr/Scooter Lowrimore)
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Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.


The popular light show and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra experience returns to Over-the-Rhine with added nights and ways to watch, included live simulcast on Fountain Square, at Riverbend Music Center and on the LumenoCity website.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (gates open 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday). Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Tickets required. www.lumenocity2014.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. Family Day includes kid-friendly activities, full team available to sign autographs after practice and free parking available in stadium Lots D and E.

Details: 6 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Friday.  1:30 p.m. (gates open at 12:30 p.m.) Saturday. Practice field just west of Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Downtown. Free admission. www.bengals.com.

Volksfest Cincinnati

The second annual festival hosted by Listermann Brewing Company serving beers from only local breweries: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Madtree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist, Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith and Listermann. Celebration begins with kegs and eggs.

Details: 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Listermann Brewing Company, 1621 Dana Ave., Evanston. Free admission. www.listermannbrewing.com.

Cincy Blues Fest

Produced by the Cincy Blues Society, the event returns for its 22nd year with four stages of local, regional and national blues acts. Texas blues singer, guitarist, harmonicist and songwriter Guy Forsyth headlines in addition to dozens of other acts throughout the weekend. Cincy Blues After Fest Sunday at Belterra Park.

Details: 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Sawyer Point Park, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $15, two-day passes $20. www.cincybluesfest.org.

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 the Spiders and Honeyspiders.

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

The Color Run

Described as the "happiest 5K on the planet," the un timed race brings runners dressed in all white downtown. Each color runner is doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Race starts at Longworth Hall parking lot and ends near West Pete Rose Way and Gest Street.

Details: 8 a.m. Saturday. Longworth Hall, 700 W Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $55, 4-person teams $50 per person. www.thecolorrun.com.

Wild for Pets Festival

The first ever festival welcomes all cats, dogs and birds to enjoy more than 20 vendor booths with free samples, coupons to purchase products, pet experts answering questions, pet costume contest, demonstrations as well as adoptable animals from several area societies on site.

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. $5, $2.50 advance, $1 for kids, $0.50 advance. www.junglejims.com.

Lebanon Blues Fest

Eight different blues bands, food and beer garden, Run of the Mill Car Show, Powder Keg Motorcycle Show and Red Hot Blues 5K, 10K and 15K run.

Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. East Mulberry St., Lebanon. Free admission. http://www.lebanonbluesfestival.org.

SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Ten: Hi-Tek & Friends

The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. Hi-Tek & Friends, Jillian Faith Ellis, Suave & Under New Order, Frankly Speaking, B. Soul and Haze on the P&G Music Stage.

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


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