Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
It's opening weekend for the amusement park with more than 100 rides, including Banshee, the world's longest inverted roller coaster new to the park this year.
Details: Open weekends starting April 18. Open daily starting May 9. $43.99 Single Day Adult, $36.99 Single Day Junior/Senior, $59.99 Two-Day Pass + parking. 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason. www.visitkingsisland.com.
An evening with experimental projects by University of Cincinnati DAAP students exploring change, transition, tension, balance, shift and action. Next to Taste of Belgium on Short Vine, attendees will enjoy chicken, waffles, drinks and art.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday. Free. Views on Vine, 2975 Vine St., Corryville. Facebook.com/popup.cincy.
CCM Mainstage Dance: Giselle
Enjoy romantic ballet for all ages in celebration of the 50th anniversary of College-Conservatory of Music Dance program at the University of Cincinnati.
Details: 8-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, $27-$31, $17-$20 non-UC students, $15-$18 UC students. Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, University Heights. ccm.uc.edu.
From the men who brought you the Pedal Wagon, a new craft beer café in Over-the-Rhine opens its doors for the first time.
Details: 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday. 1128 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. www.halfcut.com.
Graeter's Easter Egg Hunt
Over-the-Rhine's biggest Easter egg hunt returns to Washington Park. It features 5,000 candy-filled eggs, prizes, crafts, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Carabello Coffee will also serve coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
Details: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Hunt 1: ages 3-5. Hunt 2: ages 6-8. Hunt 3: ages 9-12. Free. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.washingtonpark.org.
Cincinnati Running Tours
Learn the history and culture of Cincinnati while getting a running workout at the same time. 3+ and 6+ mile guided tours of downtown, the Ohio riverfront, Over-the-Rhine, Mount Adams and Eden Park and the Northern Kentucky riverfront areas.
Details: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday. $30-$45. Reservations required at www.CincinnatiRunningTours.com.
Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day with variety of eco-friendly vendors and exhibitors, music, educational lecture series, food, petting zoo and more.
Details: 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Sawyer Point, 705 East Pete Rose Way, Downtown. www.cincinnatiearthday.com.
Fifty West Brewery releases its collaboration beer with Fat Head's Brewery, Wanna Get Rye? a Red Rye IPA, and are throwing a Hippy Fest to celebrate. Tickets include commemorative glassware, chef-collaboration buffet, music by Elementree Livity and beer ticket.
Details: 5 p.m. Saturday. $25. 50 West Brewing Company, 7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township. www.fiftywestbrew.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 throughout Krohn Conservatory and celebrates the life, culture and country of Costa Rica.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 22. $7 adults, $4 children, ages four and under free. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Walnut Hills. www.cincinnatiparks.com.
Venus in Fur
At the end of a long day of auditions, a playwright is convinced he'll never find the right actress to play the heroine in his adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel. Enter Vanda, determined to prove she has the perfect blend of beauty, intelligence and sex appeal for the role.
Details: April 19-May 17. $25-45. Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Cir., Walnut Hills. www.cincyplay.com.
Zip Line and Canopy Adventure Tours
A family-friendly, outdoor adventure with more than two and a half miles of zip lines and sky bridges - the longest zip lines in the region.
From Me to You: a 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles
Celebrate Record Store Day 2014 in perfect fashion. Beatles art and memorabilia gallery with an assortment of items for sale, trade or simply on display. DJ set from unofficial Beatles historian Andy Schwertman. Raffle prizes and giveaways. Themed drink specials and a Beatles costume contest with drink discounts for winners.
Details: 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Free. Japp's Annex, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. www.japps1879.com.
Taste of Whispering Beard
Whispering Beard Folk Festival Kickoff Party with discount weekend passes and campsites available. Lineup features Charlie Parr, Charlie and the Foxtrots, Honey and Houston and Maria Carrelli.
Details: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Ages 18 and up. $12. The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. www.southgatehouse.com.
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