Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
Enjoy authentic Italian food and live music from performers around the country, as well as pizza eating and cooking contests, games and rides for kids. Event averages 100,000 visitors!
Details: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Riverboat Row, Newport. Free admission. www.newportitalianfest.com.
The Freedom face the Windy City Thunderbolts at home Thursday with $1 beer, soda and ice cream sandwiches. Fireworks Friday follows against the Southern Illinois Miners with games through the weekend.
Details: 6:35 p.m. Thursday- Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, 5:05 p.m. Sunday. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, Ky. $10-$14. www.florencefreedom.com.
Zac Brown Band
The three-time Grammy winners bring their Great American Road Trip Tour to Cincinnati performing hits like "Chicken Fried," "Goodbye In Her Eyes" and "Free." The band's latest album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, is out now and was produced by Dave Grohl.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $26-$66 plus fees. www.riverbend.org.
Civil War Day
The Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates its third annual Civil War Day with costumed interpreters, authentic Civil War fashion and live music from the era. Commemorates the 150th anniversary of Cincinnati's Great Western Sanitary Fair, an event in 1864 that raised money for wounded Civil War soldiers.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. $10.50 adults, $9.50 seniors, $10.50 ages 3-12, $5.50 ages 1-2, free under age 1. www.cincymuseum.org.
A Celebration of Black Music
Jazz All-Stars featuring Brian Simpson, Phil Perry, Maysa and Kim Waters followed by the Love & Soul Tour with Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler and Alex Bugnon. Happy hour both nights from 7-8:15 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Kingsgate Marriott Hotel, 151 Goodman Dr., Corryville. $50 plus fees. Free parking. www.theabercrumbiegroup.com.
International Beer Fest
The bigger the better, baby: 350 beers from 100 different breweries, complimentary picnic style meal included with price of ticket, cigar expert on hand and apparel on sale for charity.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim's International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Ages 21 and up with valid photo ID. $45, $15 non-drinker. www.junglejims.com.
Presented by the Cincinnati Opera: the mysterious Spanish beauty is an untamed spirit - hypnotic in her allure, coolly crushing hearts. When she tangles with Jose, an unsuspecting soldier, he's blindsided, then spellbound and utterly obsessed. What begins as flirtation descends into something sinister.
Details: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $25-$160. www.cincinnatiopera.org.
MainStrasse Village 'Original' Goettafest
Brought to Northern Kentucky by early German immigrants, Goetta has been a breakfast staple to the Cincinnati area. Delicious samples include Goetta Reubens, Goetta Balls, Goetta Chedda' Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta and Cheese Omelet and Goetta Burgers. Arts, crafts, music and kids activities as well.
Details: 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Sixth Street Promenade, MainStrasse Village, Covington. Free admission. www.mainstrasse.org.
Tap N Run 4K
A hilarious 4K (2.5 mile) run/walk with three "chug stations" along the race route. Participants also get a 12 ounce beer after completing the course as well as a swag bag. Post-race costume contest and "Extracurricular Awards Ceremony."
Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday. The Banks, Freedom Way, Downtown. $55 day-of registration. www.tapnrun.com.
Lebanon Country Music Festival
The annual festival celebrates all kind of country music, held every second Saturday of June. Event includes food, all-day band lineup, water melon seed spitting and pie eating contests, hog calling competition and more.
Details: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. E. Mulberry St., Lebanon. Free admission. www.lebanoncountrymusicfest.com.
A nationwide celebration of African American heritage and honoring the abolition of slavery. Cincinnati's 27th annual festival includes diverse, family-friendly activities like storytelling, magic acts, sack races, a sweet potato pie bake off, music and more.
Details: noon-9 p.m. Saturday, 2:30-6 p.m. Sunday. Daniel Drake Park, 5800 Red Bank Rd., Kennedy Heights. Free admission. www.juneteenthcincinnati.org.
SelfDiploma Summer Concert Series Week Three: DJ Clockwork & Etrayn
The Queen City's live music event every Saturday night in the heart of downtown. Cincinnati's own DJ Clockwork with DJ Etrayn, Buggs Tha Rocka, Jon Schuyler, The Ingrid Rachel Project, SSE, DJ RiQ The Professor and Miles Mulligan on the P&G Music Stage.
Details: 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free admission. www.selfdiploma.com.
Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Tour
One of America's most beloved comedians makes a rare appearance on tour in Cincinnati, presented by Comedy Central.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. $39.50-$69.50. www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Legendary singer, actress and record producer Diana Ross is coming to The Shoe as part of the 2014 season of outdoor concerts.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway St., Pendleton. $49 plus fees. www.horseshoecincinnati.com.
The City Flea
Cincinnati's curated urban flea market selling unique vintage items, jewelry, clothing and lunch items.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. www.thecityflea.com.
The popular 90s boy band brings the "In A World Like This" tour to Cincinnati with special guest Avril Lavigne.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $21.50-$146.50 plus fees. www.riverbend.org.
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