Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. Wine, Art, Beer and Cigar Festival in Sharonville
Enjoy a variety of wines from around the world, savor the tastes of 25 unique and unusual beers, smoke a cigar, and enjoy delicious food, all while viewing a variety of art at the Wine, Art, Beer and Cigar Festival.
The event kicks off with a VIP Hour from 6-7 p.m. followed by festival admission from 7 to 10 p.m. Registration is available online or at the door.
For more information click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/wine-art-beer-and-cigar-festival) .
2. David Sedaris at Aronoff Center for the Arts
David Sedaris is a rare figure in today’s literary landscape: He transcends his profession of choice. Perhaps more than any writer of the last 20 years, Sedaris is a relatively household name, a guy whose work is likely to line the shelves of pretty much anyone who still feigns to read books. Even people who haven’t read his books are likely to know him via his NPR segments, his frequent speaking tours and his many essays for The New Yorker.
Sedaris, who grew up in Raleigh, N.C., and who now lives with his partner Hugh in London, is known for his slanted humor and sharp wit, a largely first-person essayist/social satirist who isn’t afraid to make fun of himself for our amusement.
His speaking tour makes a detour at the Aronoff this weekend. Visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/david-sedaris-at-aronoff-center-for-the-arts for details.
3. Southgate House Revival hosts Iron Fest III
The Southgate House Revival will host the third annual Iron Fest music festival this weekend, which highlights local and regional bands. The festival runs Friday through Saturday. Tickets cost $5 per night and can purchased online or at the venue.
The show begins at 8 p.m. and includes the following acts: Mad Anthony, State Song, Switchblade Syndicate, The Shanks, Goddamn Gravity, The New Void, Billy Wallace and the Virginia Blues, Vito Emmanuel, Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s, and many more.
For more information on the lineup and venue visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/southgate-house-revival-hosts-iron-fest-iii .
4. Comedian Nikki Glaser at Go Bananas
“My set is about where I am as a woman in this world,” explains comedian Nikki Glaser. “Part of me is supposed to be an adult and the other part is a really immature teenager, and I’m grappling with that on a day-to-day basis.” A solid joke writer, Glaser recently appeared on "The Conan O’Brien Show."
No small feat, as O’Brien is one of her two idols (the other being musician Dave Matthews). The shows at Go Bananas this week mark a sort of homecoming for Glaser. She lived here until the age of 6, when she moved with her family to St. Louis. She’s looking forward to coming back to the Queen City.
Get details on her performances here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/comedy-nikki-glaser) .
5. 'Under a Red Moon' at the Carnegie Center
The Carnegie Center in Covington has been presenting some exciting theatrical productions for several seasons, mostly by collaborating with partners who have their own credibility in the local theater world. Producer Joshua Steele reached out a little farther this time, connecting with Dayton’s Human Race Theatre Company for a world premiere of a taut psychological thriller, Michael Slade’s "Under a Red Moon."
The show played at the Loft Theatre in Dayton earlier in October; this week it moves to Covington where it opens on Friday. In the same vein as Silence of the Lambs, it’s based on the chilling true story of England’s notorious “Acid Bath Murderer.” The play is a dramatized psychological interview; it features Broadway actors Bradford Cover as the criminal and Dee Pelletier as the psychologist trying to get inside his head.