Top 9 things to do this weekend in the Tri-State (Oct. 3-6)

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. TEdX Cincy Sound ideas

In the spirit of curiosity and ideas worth spreading, TEDxCincinnati invites you to experience a local TED (technology, entertainment and design) conference at Memorial Hall. 

This year’s program, titled “Sound Ideas,” will feature an energizing mix of live talks and performances, streamed videos, audience participation and lively conversations with interesting people from different backgrounds.

The Queen City TED talk is entirely homegrown and independently organized with general guidance from the TED Conference. 

Hear what all the buzz is about at:

2. Cincy Punk Fest

Punk’s not dead!

Now in it’s 12th year, Cincinnati’s annual celebration of everything punk will take over the Southgate Revival House.

The festival starts Friday at 8 p.m. and almost three-dozen bands will vie for your ear holes.

Punk Fest will feature several local favorites as well as new and regional acts.

Rock on over to for a wrap on the perennial favorite.

3. Constella Festival of Music and Fine Art

If rock and roll isn’t your thing, how about some classical or international music?

The Constella festival will feature groundbreaking works, interweaving music, visual art and dance in multi-sensory performances.

Organizers said Constella will celebrate and showcase the depth and breadth of musical and artistic life in Cincinnati.

Let the music lead you to for all the details.

4. Weekend of Fire

Is sriracha not hot enough for you? Do you always sign up for blazing hot buffalo wings competitions?

Then Jungle Jim’s has the festival for you.

Sporting more than 350 different fiery foods, ranging from mild to you-will-need-an-ambulance, this food festival is not for the faint of heart.

Not only can you sample spicy food, you can go head-to-head in the Arena of Fire against others looking to prove they too have an iron gut.

Get the Tums ready and click here for the spicy takedown:

5. Cincinnati Bengals host New England Patriots

After a disappointing showing against the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals have to come up big against a New England team that is still undefeated.

That just means the fans have to tailgate with extra passion, right?

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium.

Tickets are available at: and for all your Bengals highlights, go to:

6. Seven Spots on the Sun

The Cincinnati Playhouse has a lot to be proud of, but its accolades just got a bit longer.

The storied theater is premiering it’s 68th new work this week.

“Seven Spots on the Sun” tells the story of mourning and loss in a Latin American village recovering from a brutal civil war.

To find out how to reserve your seat, go to:

7. Cincinnati Design Week

The Queen City is host to several marketing and design firms, not to mention DAAP at the University of Cincinnati, so can you blame them for wanting to celebrate?

This week Cincinnati gets to show off its design prowess and cement why it stays at the forefront of global art and fashion.

The even is full workshops, panel discussions, fashion shows, fundraisers and great parties.

Let loose your inner fashionista and head to for all the details.

8. Donauschwaben Oktoberfest

If you thought Cincinnati had just about run out of Oktoberfest fun, well, you’d be wrong.

The family fun continues this weekend with the Donauschwaben Oktoberfest celebration.

This is the 21st year for the Donauschwaben Society Oktoberfest and its taking over Donauschwaben Park in Colerain for two days worth of Oktoberfest fun.

Put on your lederhosen and get your warmest willkommen ready at:

9. ArchiNATI

Cincinnati’s premier architectural event is entering its third year and this time the focus is on public spaces.

“Citizen Space,” will highlight the city’s publicly owned buildings and land.

The fest kicks off with the Place from Space exhibition and event Friday night, showcasing the submissions for a design competition aimed at turning vacant spaces in Over-the-Rhine, Walnut Hills and Price Hill into community places.

The exhibition

will feature voting, refreshments and music in addition to a bike tour and other events.

For more information, go to:

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