Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
The Reds open a series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Great American Ball Park this weekend. Fans will enjoy Fireworks Friday, the first 20,000 fans will receive a Reds fleece blanket on Saturday and a magnetic schedule and car magnet will be given on Sunday.
Details: 7:10 p.m. Friday, 1:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $5 plus taxes and fees. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. cincinnati.reds.mlb.com.
The Cyclones play the Wheeling Nailers of West Virginia at U.S. Bank Arena this weekend. A game ticket, commemorative glass, sampling of five beers and selection of three appetizers are included in Pucks 'N' Pints night on Friday. Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $13. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. www.cycloneshockey.com.
Spring Break at The Banks
A special 'spring break' deal that includes the Reds game against the Rays at 1:10 p.m., discounted appetizers at Holy Grail and a 7:10 p.m. Cyclones game at U.S. Bank arena.
Details: Saturday. Tickets $20 with 'SPRING' offer code. www.reds.com/cyclones.
Rusty Business with the Rusty Griswolds
Grab some leg warmers and go back to the days of metal bands and big hair. Pre-function room, river room and the pavilion at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati reserved to dance the night away to songs performed by The Rusty Griswolds. Drink specials from 8-10 p.m. Presented by FF&E, all proceeds benefit the Spirit of Cincinnatus and charities they represent.
Details: 8 p.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Tickets $10. Age 21+. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway, Pendleton. www.ffecincinnati.com.
Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica
Walk among thousands of butterflies at Krohn Conservatory's annual butterfly show. "Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica" features exotic butterflies not only in the main showroom, but throughout the entire Krohn Conservatory. The exhibit includes waterfalls, colorful parrot fish and sculptures celebrating the life, culture and country of Costa Rica.
Details: Opens Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 22. $7 for adults, $4 for children, and ages four and under are free. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Walnut Hills. www.cincinnatiparks.com.
Macy's Arts Sampler
Enjoy the arts that brighten the Queen City with free theater, music, dance, crafts, museum tours and more across the Tri-State area. The annual event begins its third weekend, sponsored by Macy's and ArtsWave. Participants can download the free Macy's Art Sampler 2014 app, featuring an interactive calendar of events and tools to organize all the fun. Follow on social media with #Sampler2014.
American Idiot, The Musical
Direct from Broadway, the hit musical 'American Idiot' tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the "safe life" in suburbia. The musical is based on Green Day's multi-platinum album with songs like "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "21 Guns," "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Holiday."
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $38.50. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Murder on the Boardwalk
A roaring twenties murder mystery to benefit the non-profit MamLuft&Co. Dance, which works to bring dance to more people and overcome barriers to art through performance, education and outreach. Cash bar and dancing lessons offered. Hors d'oeuvres, one drink token and raffle ticket included in cost. Costumes not required but will be admired.
Details: 5:45 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. $40 after March 28. Below Zero Lounge, 1122 Walnut St., Downtown. www.MLCo.org.
Asian Culture Fest
The 10th annual Asian Culture Fest highlights the rich histories, arts and traditions of China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Nepal. Event offers demonstrations, storytelling, dance performances, workshops, displays and an Asian marketplace with merchandise.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free in the Rotunda. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. www.cincymuseum.org.
Art & Poetry
A day of cool, funky art and thought-provoking poetry at Findlay Market. There will be a poetry slam contest, with first place winning $250. Several artists and crafters will fill up the market area. Local craft beers and cocktails served.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. www.findlaymarket.org.
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