Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: April 28—May 1

From the Flying Pig to a seltzer festival, a Rookwood Pottery showcase to a very special Pops concert, there’s plenty to do in Cincinnati this weekend.
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See the closing weekend of a classic comedy with a Vegas twist, try dozens of different seltzers, celebrate 10 years of John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops, lace up your running shoes for Flying Pig weekend, and get in touch with your creative side at Rookwood Pottery with these weekend events in Greater Cincinnati.

Cincy Shakes Closes Out The Comedy of Errors

For the final weekend of its run, The Bard’s famous farce—a tale of two sets of identical twins separated at birth—gets a golden-age-of-Vegas twist with wise guys, showgirls, rat packs, and other whimsical characters. The production features vintage neon signs provided by the American Sign Museum to give it a true Sin City feel.

April 28–30, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 1195 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

Cincy Seltzer Fest

This celebration of bubbly hard beverages returns to Fowling Warehouse this weekend. Attend one of three sessions to sample from more than 100 available seltzers, including new flavors from eight local brands, plus prize giveaways, seltzer swag, and food vendors on site. Five dollars from each ticket sold will go to Pink Ribbon Girls, which provides meals, transportation, and other services to patients living with breast cancer or gynecological cancer.

April 29 & 30, Fowling Warehouse, 2940 Fowling Ave., Oakley

JMR’s Greatest Hits

Cincinnati Pops pulls out all the stops—and stars—for this weekend concert series celebrating 10 years with conductor John Morris Russell. Enjoy a night of his favorites from all genres, including iconic movie themes, pop, classics, Broadway, jazz, and others, with appearances from Over The Rhine and vocalists Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tatiana Mayfield.

April 29–May 1, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine 

Photograph courtesy of Cincinnati Marathon, Inc.

The 24th Flying Pig Marathon

Nearly 30,000 runners are expected to descend on downtown to cross the “Finish Swine” at this world-renowned marathon Sunday. You’ll also find running fun all weekend long at the P&G Health and Fitness Expo, Fifty West Mile, Tri-State Running Company 5K, Toyota 10K, Family Fun Festival, Flying Fur, First Watch Flying Piglet, and more. Here’s where you can find the full schedule of Flying Pig weekend events and road closures.

April 30 & May 1, multiple events downtown

Rookwood Pottery Spring Open House

Rookwood Pottery celebrates the advent of spring at this weekend’s open house, where you’ll find behind-the-scenes tours, spring workshops, artist demonstrations where you can paint pottery by hand, new products, and family story time hosted by the Scripps Howard Foundation in partnership with WCPO featuring a special celebrity guest.

April 30 & May 1, Rookwood Pottery OTR Flagship Store, 1920 Race St., Over-the-Rhine

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