Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: April 27–30


See new productions with a twist, drink mimosas for charity, raise a glass of a new Cincinnati gin, party at the Emery Theater, feast on a sweeping variety of Asian foods, bike and brew around the Miami Valley, raise a glass to Urban Artifact, and more this weekend in Cincinnati.

Ensemble Theatre presents Who All Over There

This world premiere production twists the classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner in order to “shines a light on what happens when cultures clash in the name of love.”

April 27–30, Ensemble Theater, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine

Cincinnati Gin Release Party

Celebrate the much-anticipated gin collab with Five Stories, Molly Wellmann, and the Krohn Conservatory at Northern Row this weekend. You can buy a bottle of Cincinnati Gin for $29.99 while supplies last, and the first 25 bottles sold will be signed by Molly Wellmann and Northern Row’s head distiller Josh Quattlebaum. You can also score free passes to a Krohn butterfly show, and Scarlet Begonia’s Flower Truck will be selling custom bouquets.

April 28, 5–8 pm, Northern Row, 111 W. McMillan Ave., Over-the-Rhine

Braxton Brewing Co.’s Rooftop Anniversary Bash

Braxton Brewing Co. celebrates its eighth anniversary with a rooftop party. The event will feature a special anniversary cocktail, pizza from Dewey’s, and several deejays throughout the day as well as a performance from the Tracy Walker Band. Attendees will also have the chance to try Braxton’s newest beer, Slow Pour Pilsner.

April 29, 11 am–11 pm, 27 W. Seventh St., Covington

Photograph by Steve Kohus

Asian Food Fest

The region’s largest celebration of Asian food and culture returns to Court Street Plaza with nearly 50 restaurants and food trucks representing 15 countries—a record-breaking lineup. The “Secret Menu” is back this year and has expanded to ten restaurants. Grab a bite and stick around for comedy, cultural activities, and karaoke from more than 100 performers all weekend.

April 29 & 30, starts at 11 am, Court Street Plaza, downtown

Mimosas for Memories 2023

The University Club hosts a brunch by the bite with bottomless mimosas, plus silent auctions, local pop-up shops, a Pappy Van Winkle bourbon raffle, a local magician, music, a red carpet photo op, and more. All profits from the brunch event benefit the Giving Voice Foundation and local programming for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

April 29, 11 am – 2 pm, University Club of Cincinnati, 401 E. Fourth St., downtown

Photograph courtesy of Sip Trip

Fifty West X Cartridge Sip Trip Volume 3

Looking for a leisurely bike ride with friends and brews? Cycle over to Cartridge Brewing or Fifty West to pick up a Sip Trip passport and head out on the trails for the third year of this easygoing sip-and-ride. The Sip Trip also has stops at Miamiville Trailyard and Cappy’s Wine and Spirits.

April 29, 11 am – 10 pm

The Children’s Theatre Block Party

The Children’s Theatre is celebrating its future home at the Emery Theater with a family-friendly block party in OTR. Grab a bite from Che, LaRosa’s, Graeter’s, and Kroger’s On-The-Rhine Eatery and a signature cocktail from Northside Distillery. Q102 is bringing the tunes, and the family can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, character meet-and-greets, tours of the Emery, and more. A short program begins at 1 p.m. featuring Mayor Aftab Pureval and hosted by Local 12 anchor Bob Herzog.

April 29, noon – 4 pm, Emery Theater, 1112 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine

Urban Artifact 8th Birthday Bash

The Northside brewery has unearthed “artifacts and treasured tarts” from its cellar and brewed three throwback fruit tarts for this birthday party. Read more about Urban Artifact’s eight years of weird beers here.

April 29, noon–midnight, 1660 Blue Rock Rd., Northside

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