Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: April 21–24

Find weekend fun in Cincinnati and a bonus weeknight dining event you won’t want to miss.

Make merry at a craft brewery’s birthday bash, see a beloved Disney movie’s Broadway adaption, watch two moving plays at Ensemble Theatre, celebrate Mother Earth at Summit Park, enjoy live music at our monthly brunch, root for FC Cincinnati at TQL, and find bonus weeknight fun at our signature dining series.

Disney’s Frozen at the Aronoff

The hit Disney movie gets the Broadway treatment on the Procter & Gamble Hall stage in this all-new production featuring your favorite songs, including “Let It Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” and “For the First Time in Forever.”

April 21–May 1, Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., downtown

I Shall Not Be Moved and Your Negro Tour Guide

This double feature at the Ensemble Theatre opens with young local playwright Isaiah Reaves’s I Shall Not Be Moved, a one-woman show recounting the harrowing journey of one of the first Freedom Riders—and the playwright’s grandmother—Betty Daniels Rosemond. After intermission, see an updated one-woman stage adaptation of Your Negro Tour Guide, based on Kathy Y. Wilson’s book about misguided notions of natural Black beauty, Black homophobia, intra-racial bigotry, and other cultural stereotypes.

April 21 – May 7, Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine

Braxton Brewing Co. Turns Seven 

The craft brewery marks its seventh birthday with a bash at their Covington taproom and rooftop bar, where you can try their new Raspberry Lemon Milkshake IPA anniversary brew. DJ Jay Kay, DJ Josh Radden, DJ Identity, and DJ Johnny will spin tunes on the roof, and Tracy Walker and Project Doyle perform inside the taproom Saturday.

April 23, 11 am, Braxton Brewing Co. Covington, 27 W. Seventh St., Covington 

Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Mother Earth this weekend at a free Summit Park festival featuring 125 exhibitors and environmental educators, local live music, local vegetarian foods, and craft beer from Madtree Brewing Company.

April 23, noon – 5 pm, Summit Park Blue Ash

Cincinnati Magazine’s Musical Brunch

There’s still time to reserve a spot at our monthly celebration of live music and Sunday brunch at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Join us for a full brunch buffet, mimosas, and Bloody Marys as The Queen City Silver Stars serenade us with their spin on reggae, soca, and calypso. Click here to grab your tickets and get ready to boogie at brunch!

April 24, 11 am, Cincinnati Museum Center, 13500 Western Ave., Queensgate

FC Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles FC at TQL Stadium 

Fresh off its U.S. Open Cup win versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the Orange and Blue seek to keep their momentum going against Los Angeles FC, the top scoring team in MLS, as they visit TQL Stadium for the first time this Sunday.

April 24, 5 pm, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy., West End

Bonus weeknight event: Cincinnati Magazine Presents Savor Chef’s Table

Our lavish four-night dinner series returns for its fifth year next week. Our popular Savor series pairs two celebrated chefs from different restaurants and challenges them to design a five-course menu featuring items not available at their restaurants. Then, we’re throwing open the kitchen door and inviting the chefs to show you the final prep and plating of each course. Each course is paired with wine and will never be available again, so click here to reserve your spot for this once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience.

April 26–29, 6 pm, The Cincinnati Club, 30 Garfield Pl., downtowns

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