Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, April 13-15

Get ready for some fun this weekend in Cincinnati! There are a number of unique things happening this weekend so get out there and enjoy!

Friday, April 13:

Crafty Hour at Robot Inside: Join them for a monthly open Craft night. Bring a Project and a friend. Sewing machines will be available to use and hot glue guns are at the ready. Ages 16+ please. Free event. 6-9pm.

Charley Harper Quilt Show: Head to Promont House in Milford to admire over 70 Harper inspired designs on quilt panels, the largest measuring approximately 33×36 inches and the smallest 9×11 inches. 1-4pm. $5 per person at the door – see site for details.

Cincinnati Blacksmith’s Guild is hosting a “Hammer In” starting at 6:30pm. Join in for fun, fire, steel, hammering and take the opportunity to create your own steel item for yourself or to giveaway to family or friends!! Projects to include: Leaves, Steak Turner, a Marshmallow/Hot Dog Roasting Fork, Railroad Spike Bottle Opener, Grilling Skewers or a J-Hook!! You can work on a project or just watch. Check the site for full details (including what to wear).

Half Price Books is hosting a Clearance Event at the Sharonville Convention Center, April 13-15. Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. They’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music, movies, video games, comics and more!

 

Saturday, April 14:

It’s Bat Night at Gorman Heritage Farm. Learn about bats and specific things you can do to help support them in your community, from installing a bat box to learning bat-friendly gardening techniques. After the program, you’ll take a short walk to look and listen for bats. With the help of a bat detector that turns echolocation calls into sounds humans can hear, they’ll try to find some of Gorman Farm’s resident bats and enjoy the beauty of a spring night on the Farm. The path is paved and wheelchair accessible but has some steep sections.

First Light Night at Cincinnati Observatory: On April 14, 1845, in the gray of a lingering twilight, Observatory founder Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel took his first look through the Great Cincinnati Telescope, the 3rd largest in the World. He saw the Moon, “her mountain heights, her rocky precipices and her dells”, Jupiter, “globe of surpassing splendor”, the Saturnian system, “the mind over whelmed in wonder and astonishment.” Learn the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the “Birthplace of American Astronomy”. Includes viewing through the 173-year-old telescope (weather permitting). No reservations are needed. All ages welcome. 8-10pm, $5/person.

Half Price Books is hosting a Clearance Event at the Sharonville Convention Center, April 13-15. Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. They’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music, movies, video games, comics and more!

Walk with a Doc: Take steps for a better you and learn health tips from a local doctor along the way. Sharon Woods*/Fitness Trail (Free), 11am – 12:30pm

Honey Bees: The bees are flying and it’s time to do the spring check of the beehives. Drop by anytime this hour to take a look inside the hives and learn about honeybees. Program cancels in inclement weather out of respect for the bees’ health. For ages 7 and up. Winton Woods/Parky’s Farm* (Free), 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

Weekend Workout at Washington Park: a variety of FREE, rotating fitness classes led by licensed YMCA instructors. 9-10am.

Family ARTventures at Cincinnati Art Museum: Take a docent-led interactive tour with fun facts and hands-on activities for the whole family. Meet a trained museum docent in the Front Lobby. 2pm on Saturdays.

Celebrate Slow Art Day at the Cincinnati Art Museum! This celebrated global event encourages visitors of all ages to slow down and discover the joy of looking at and learning about art. We will have a guided tour from 3pm-5pm where we will experience slow-looking through different activities. Please join us this day as we look and explore what our galleries have to offer.

ArtsWave Days continues with “Art Walks in OTR/Downtown”celebrate community art with self-guided tours and related programming throughout the afternoon in three different locations. In Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District, stop by the ArtsWave and ArtWorks offices at 20 East Central Parkway to get your map and begin your tour. Schedule can be found here.  10:30am – 4pm.

ArtsWave Days continues with “Art Walks in Covington” celebrate community art with self-guided tours and related programming throughout the afternoon in three different locations. In Covington, stop by the Hotel Covington (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), get your map and tour Northern Kentucky’s murals as outlined by the Catalytic Fund. Schedule can be found here.  10:30am – 4pm.

ArtsWave Days continues with “Art Walks in Hamilton” Self-guided tours of public art and related programming throughout the afternoon in three different locations. Starting at the Fitton Center (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), you’ll get your map and tour the new StreetSpark murals as you take in Hamilton’s beautiful Renaissance. After that, head over to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, which will be offering free admission today. Schedule can be found here.  10:30am – 2pm.

CAC @21C – Join Contemporary Arts Center docents for a half-hour guided tour of the 21C galleries followed by a half-hour tour of the Contemporary Arts Center exhibitions. After the tour, explore the CAC on your own since your tour includes free museum admission. Meet in the lobby of the 21C. Free. 1-2pm.

Charley Harper Quilt Show: Head to Promont House in Milford to admire over 70 Harper inspired designs on quilt panels, the largest measuring approximately 33×36 inches and the smallest 9×11 inches. 1-4pm. $5 per person at the door – see site for details.

 

Sunday:

Third Sunday Fundays at Taft Museum of Art:  April’s theme: Wacky Art (1-4pm). Solve art puzzles at the Art Cart, and find new and silly ways to look at the Taft’s artworks. Sculpt your own Dr. Seuss-inspired character to take home, and at 2 p.m., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on Tour will get you in a crazy mood with a performance of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Stop by the petting zoo at 3 p.m. and meet a kangaroo from Honey Hill Farm. Most activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon, so stop by when you have time and stay as long as you like. FREE. No reservations required.

Half Price Books is hosting a Clearance Event at the Sharonville Convention Center, April 13-15. Big location, big selection, big savings! Everything will be $2 or less! Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. They’ll have hundreds of thousands of books, music, movies, video games, comics and more!

Workout Sundayz at Zieglar Park, 11am – noon. This is a weekly 45-minute bootcamp class. Workouts take place on the great lawn above the parking garage.

Charley Harper Quilt Show: Head to Promont House in Milford to admire over 70 Harper inspired designs on quilt panels, the largest measuring approximately 33×36 inches and the smallest 9×11 inches. 1-4pm. $5 per person at the door – see site for details.

Fretboard Brewing hosts Vintage Instrument Series #3 with Mike Reeder: Mike Reeder of Mike’s-Music, a Vintage Guitar expert, collector and appraiser, will host his third monthly Free Clinic series at Fretboard Brewing. In this third Clinic Mike will be discussing in general how to properly keep your passion for vintage gear alive and enjoyable, the future trends of the Music Industry and using vintage gear in live situations etc. He will also be sharing a wide variety of stories, memorabilia and very special guitars and gear that has helped him personally keep his passion alive over the last 30 years. 4-5:30pm.

 

ONGOING:

Broadway in Cincinnati’s The King and I is at the Aronoff Center through April 22

 


*Great Parks for Hamilton County requires a Motor Vehicle Permit for entrance to the parks.

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 813 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

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