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Thursday October 6
Hawkeyes at Covington Plaza
In case you’re wondering why this 30-year-old’s scary kids movie is firmly rooted in the general zeitgeist once again, it’s because hocus pocus Finally he gets a sequel. for beginners, hocus pocus It is the story of witch sisters (performed by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi, and Sarah Jessica Parker) in search of immortality. Three kids team up with a magical cat and decomposing zombies to foil the plot of evil witches in this classic Halloween game. This offer is for 21+, submitted by Nightlife513. Refreshments will be available from local breweries and food trucks. 6:30 pm. 6 October. Covington Plaza, 1 Madison Ave, Covington, nightlight513.com.
Friday 7 October
Haunted scream park in the land of illusion
Why can’t you only have one haunted house when you can have six? Land of Illusion has several games to choose from, including: Killer Klowns, Temple of Terror, Phobia, Dr. They also have a full bar – the Voodoo Lounge – as well as Creepy Café and live music/DJ or comedy shows on the weekends.8762 Thomas Rd, Middletown. Friday, Saturday and pick Thursday and Sunday until October 30, landofillusion.com.
3rd Annual Monster Smash Cincinnati Pickleball Championship
Want to play some pickle? Cincinnati has its own club for that. If you have not played before, it is basically a mixture of tennis, table tennis and badminton. The Cincinnati Pickleball Club hosts the third annual Monster Smash, a three-day, Halloween-themed tournament. The event will take place at the Sawyer Point Pickleplex Playgrounds, which were renovated earlier this year to accommodate Cincinnati’s emerging pickle ball scene. according to CPC WebsiteThe tournament will include men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, singles and senior doubles and the first-ever college division. Participants will receive either a packaged lunch or food cart voucher as well as a drink ticket. Friday and Saturday night games will also feature live music, on-site food trucks, and open play after the tournament ends.7-9 October. Sawyer Point Bickleplex, 815 East Pete Roseway, The Banks, cincinnatipicleballclub.com.
Kentucky Wool Festival
Wool is back in style now that it’s cold out, so head to Falmouth, Kentucky for the Kentucky Wool Festival October 7-9. There, you can celebrate all things woolen, including your new favorite knitted sweater, cute sheep sheared to make and over 100 craft stalls selling all kinds of items, wool and more. The festival is not a festival without a feast, and there are plenty of choices from over 30 different food and drink vendors. Expect live music all weekend with plenty of country, bluegrass, and even blockage. Learn how to shear and graze sheep from a resident expert and browse the wool tent filled with the wool of sheep, alpacas, goats, llamas and even rabbits. Bring cash, as tickets sell out at the door and many vendors don’t accept the card. 7-9 October.48 Concord Cadeau Rd., Falmouth, Kentucky, kywolfest.org.
Essex ArtWalk Studios
Essex Studios artists will open their workspace to the public, turning it into a gallery. The event takes guests through spaces filled with oil paintings, photography, sculptures, blown glass, wood carvings, ceramics, and more, all filled with 150,000 square feet. The walk will include live music, poetry readings, local food and debuts by local artists. October 7 and October 8, 6-10 p.m. 2511 Essex Pl. Walnut Hills, essexstudioscincinnati.com.
Saturday October 8
Viking Weekend at Ohio Renaissance Festival
The Vikings will descend on the grounds of Renaissance Park in Waynesville on October 8 and 9 for the Ohio Renaissance Festival weekend. Open until October 30, the festival brings beloved favorites—including fully armored fencing displays and giant turkey legs—to the reconstructed 35-acre Elizabeth Village. This year, it presents 18 different areas and stages of performance. October 8 and 9, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Renaissance Park, 10542 OH-73, Waynesville, renfestival.com.
City Flea in Washington Park
The City Flea-sponsored pop-up market returns to Washington Park. Vendors will spread throughout the grounds offering everything from ancient finds and handcrafted jewelry to artisan food and plenty of plants and pharmaceuticals. Also look for food trucks parked along the perimeter of the park. October 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Free admission. Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, over the Rhine, thecityflea.com.
Wizard Pub crawls in OTR
Looking for a magical night out? Consider your acceptance letter from Hogwarts, because Over the Rain is about to transform into a magical madhouse. Are you a Slytherin, or more of a Gryffindor? It doesn’t matter as long as you buy the next round. Signing up for this bar crawl will result in a new wand, drink specials at participating bars, the chance to play wizard-themed trivia, participate in a fashion contest (a prize for the winner), and most importantly, a chance to network with other wizards. Just don’t overdo the butter. October 8, 2-8 p.m. over the Rhine, eventbrite.com.
Sunday October 9
The opening of the classic Northern Kentucky cocktail
If you miss National Bourbon Heritage Month in September, don’t worry—the inaugural Northern Kentucky classic cocktail will give bourbon lovers a chance to sip and savor one of Kentucky’s most valuable exports. The Northern Kentucky Cocktail Classic is the conclusion of a month-long competition between bartenders on the B-Line, Northern Kentucky’s bourbon track. The Baron will be tasked with making the cocktails “with the benefit of TAO Bitters from a small Cincinnati and Kentucky-based bourbon company,” according to a press release. Attendees at the Northern Kentucky Cocktail Classic will choose their top four favorite bartenders who will then go to the finals for a chance to be crowned “Best Bartender on the B Line.” The event will also feature food from local restaurants and live entertainment. October 9, 2-9 p.m. Three Spirits Tavern, 209 Fairfield Ave. , Bellevue. Meetnky.com.
The final performance of sweats At the Ensemble Theater Cincinnati
sweats, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottig, is a socially conscious drama set in a working-class bar where factory layoffs and picket lines tear apart friends and colleagues who have worked together for years. The show was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017, and was a success at the New York Public Theater and then transferred to Broadway. This production concludes the play’s regional premiere, continuing ETC’s long tradition of debuting important theatrical productions. 2 p.m. October 9. Ensemble Theater Cincinnati, 1127 Vine Street, over the Rhine, ensemblecincinnati.org.
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