Check out the top 20 events going on in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Safetysuit, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. With Taylor Berett. $19.64. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Picturesque Cincinnati: Then and Now, 6-8 p.m., Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Race Street Gallery, 811 Race St., Downtown. Pictures by the Kraemer Art Company and David La Spina. Part of FotoFocus. Exhibit continues through Oct. 31. Free. 513-421-4469; www.architecturecincy.org.
Renee Fleming, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Three-time Grammy-winning soprano. Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor. $45 and up. Reservations required. 513-381-3300; www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Fall Fringe Festival, 7:30-9 p.m., Know Theatre of Cincinnati, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. Ages 18 and up. $12. Four-show Fall Fringe passes: $40. Through Sept. 22. 513-300-5669; www.knowtheatre.com.
B-105’s Show for the USO: Uncle Kracker, 7:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. With Jana Kramer and Dustin Lynch. $30, $25 advance; $20 with military ID at theater box office. 859-491-2444; www.b105.com.
Bacchanalian Society Fall Gathering, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Varietal wine: Sauvignon Blanc. Benefits Junior League of Cincinnati. $20, $15 advance. 513-763-8036; www.bacchanaliansociety.com.
Books By the Banks Poster Debut, 6:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Posters available for sale $15; $10 previous years. Free. 513-396-8960; www.booksbythebanks.org.
Destination Imagination, 8-10 p.m., Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton. Ohio Metropolitan Pops Orchestra. Award-winning 60-piece orchestra, 80-voice chorale and soloist. $12 advance. 513-755-2338; www.ohiomet.org.
NEEDTOBREATHE, 7:30 p.m., Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown. With Drew Holcomb. $30, $27.50 advance; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Cincinnati Comic Expo, 5-8 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Hall C. $65 VIP, $25 weekend, $15 one-day pass, free ages 12 and under. Through Sept. 23. 513-290-6583; www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com.
Joshua Bell: Superstar, 8-10 p.m., Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. $10 and up. Also Saturday. Registration required. 513-381-3300; www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Moerlein Lager House Oktoberfest, 4-11 p.m., Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. Free. Through Sept. 23. 513-421-2337; bit.ly/N93Y2l.
Slash, 8 p.m., Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. With Foxy Shazam. $47.36. 800-745-3000; www.livenation.com.
Warhol and Green Acres Opening Celebration, 8-11 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. Featuring DJ sets by VHS or BETA. Exhibits continue through Jan. 20. $10, free for members. 513-354-8400; www.contemporaryartscenter.org.
Bluegrass for Babies, 4-9:30 p.m., Sawyer Point, Pete Rose Way, Downtown. P&G Pavilion. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $20, $15 advance; free for children. Registration required. 513-352-4000; www.bluegrassforbabies.com.
Fire Up the Night, 5 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. International fireworks competition begins at 9 p.m. Includes waterless pool party, craft beer festival and more. $15-$20 per carload; includes parking. $5 for walk-ups. 513-232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com.
Merchants and Music Festival, 3-10 p.m., Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Jo Dee Messina, Danny Frazier Band and Tupelo Honey. Food and shopping available. Free. 859-572-1278; www.merchantsandmusic.com.
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kentucky 300, 4-7 p.m., Kentucky Speedway, 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta. $45-$75. 859-578-2300; www.kentuckyspeedway.com.
Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA, 11-midnight, Downtown Cincinnati, on six blocks of Fifth Street from Race to Broadway. Free. Through Sept. 23. 513-579-3111; www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.
Panerathon 5K to Fight Hunger, 9 a.m., Panera Bread, 5095 Deerfield Blvd., Mason. Celebration at finish line with fresh bagels, pastries, sandwiches and activities. Free Kids Fun Run for ages 10 and under at 10 a.m. $30, $25 advance; $25, $20 advance for children, seniors and military. 614-794-2008; www.panerathon.com/index-cincinnati.html.
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