Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 On Your Side has teamed up with CityBeat to bring you the top nine picks!
1. Frightfully good times around the Tri-State
From Northern Cincinnati to the hills of Kentucky, the living dead are coming for you.
A night with dinosaurs, costume parties galore and a magical ride from the Hogwarts Express – the whole family is sure to have a good time this Halloween.
From 3D Hi-Def screening rooms, a dreadful walk through murder scenes and a chance to fight for your life during a zombie attack, don't waste anytime marking these attractions off your Halloween to-do list.
Prepare to be scared, click the link for a frightening list of attractions near you: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/ghosts-ghouls-and-goblins-halloween-activities-around-the-tri-state
2. The city's food trucks stay put for a day
The Cincinnati Street Food festival will bring some of Cincinnati's best mobile dishes together in one place this Saturday.
The free event is held on East McMillan Street between Hemlock and Chatham Streets in Walnut Hills, featuring 17 local food trucks, including Café de Wheels, Fireside Pizza Wagon, Red Sesame and C’est Cheese.
So bring some cash, curiosity, and a hearty appetite to best enjoy all this festival has to offer.
3. JR at the Contemporary Arts Center
Famous French street artist JR has already plastered one of his new pieces on the outside of the CAC – now it’s time to get a look at what he’s done INSIDE the building.
The world-renowned artist is famous for pasting for his monumental photographic-portrait posters in some unusual places (and not always with official permission.)
JR has never had a solo show in the US before and his installation in the Queen City should be quite the unique experience.
See what all the buzz is about at: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/jr-at-the-contemporary-arts-center
4. Ensemble Theatre premieres 'Rapture, Blister, Burn '
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati keeps the hits coming from Broadway’s A-list with a tale of a rock star academic who returns home amid personal contemplation.
Gina Gionfriddo’s tale of grass that’s greener on the other side of the fence was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012.
With Lynn Meyers directing a strong local cast, this one should please local audiences.
Exit stage left and pick up the playbook at: http://www.wcpo.com/web/wcpo/entertainment/local-a-e/the-blister-and-rapture-of-ensemble-theatre-and-over-the-rhine
5. Blessid Union of Souls comes to Short Vine community celebration
Fans of 90s music rejoice, now is the Fall of your content.
To celebrate the revival of the Short Vine neighborhood, Blessid Union of Souls is headlining a community festival on Saturday.
Several other local bands including Young Heirlooms and Mike Mains and the Branches will be there.
Groove on over to http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/blessid-union-of-souls-comes-to-short-vine-community-celebration for all the details.
6. Waynesville hosts 44th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
It’s been going strong for 44 years and this year it’s even bigger.
Waynesville is playing host to the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival.
There will be sauerkraut pizza, sauerkraut donuts, sauerkraut pies, all other manner of other European delicacies you can think of.
Get the dish on all the fun at: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/waynesville-hosts-44th-annual-ohio-sauerkraut-festival
7. Cold Spring native Daniel Martin Moore returns to Northern Kentucky for show at Molly Malone's
Folksy, rootsy, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore is doing a handful of shows in his beloved Kentucky this weekend, including a stop at Molly Malone’s Saturday.
The home-state dates are in support of Moore’s just-released Archives Vol. I album, which is loaded with unreleased tracks from the past five years, a bit of a whirlwind period for the Cold Spring, Ky., native.
See how you can support Northern Kentucky’s musical prodigal son at: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/cold-spring-native-daniel-martin-moore-returns-to-northern-kentucky-for-show-at-molly-malones
8. Architectural legacy of Cincinnati breweries lives on in 'Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer'
Cincinnati is a beer-drinking city.
At one point in our city’s history, the average Cincinnatian consumed two-and-a-half times more beer than other citizens in the country.
All that beer history is now on display at the Betts House.
Pour yourself a cold one and see what you have to look forward to at: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/architectural-legacy-of-cincinnati-breweries-lives-on-in-bricks-barrel-vaults-beer
9. Cincinnati Chocolate Festival returns to Xavier's Cintas Center
Come visit the Cintas Center on Sunday for an afternoon of delectable desserts, dynamic demonstrations and chocolate -- lots and lots of chocolate -- for the fourth annual Cincinnati Chocolate Festival.
There will be chocolate tastings from local vendors, demonstrations from celebrity chefs, children’s activities and live vendor competition judging.
The best part? You can assuage you guilt over those calories because all the proceeds go to charity.
Treat yourself to some delicious knowledge at: http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/citybeat/cincinnati-chocolate-festival-returns-to-xaviers-cintas-center