Zoo Blooms final day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Tulip Mania. More than 100,000 tulips with more than a million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs. Included with admission. $8 parking. 513-281-4700; www.cincinnatizoo.org.
Mamma Mia! opening show, 8 p.m., Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. For ages 8 and up. Presented by Broadway Across America. $27.50-$97.50. Through May 6. 513-621-2787; www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Great American Ball Park, 100 Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $5-$230. 513-381-7337; www.reds.com.
Pilobolus, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown. Dance troupe from Washington Depot, Conn. $30-$40. 513-621-2787; www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Life Could Be a Dream opening show, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. Meet Crooning Crabcakes, boy group banned from Springfield High School prom that made it possible for the Marvelous Wonderettes to perform. $36-$42. Through May 20. 513-421-3555; www.cincyetc.com.
Christina Pazsitzky, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee. $15-$17. Through May 6. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee.com.
Tom Rhodes, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Montgomery. $10-$14. Through May 6. 513-984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com.
Essex Studios Art Walk, 6-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Place, Walnut Hills. Theme: Bloom. Visual arts tour, origami flower installation, flower gardens created by Cincinnati Bombshells, juried art exhibition and more. Free. 513-476-2170.
Raise the Roof, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Long Yu, conductor. Lang Lang, piano. Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique,” Tan Dun’s “Eroica” and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. $10 and up. 513-381-3300; www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave., Louisville. 138th Run for the Roses. $25-$40. 502-636-4400; www.kentuckyderby.com.
Chubby Checker, 8 p.m., Rising Star Casino & Resort, Rising Sun. Singer-songwriter known for popularizing the twist dance style. Ages 21 and up. $45; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Laugh Til It Hurts Comedy Show, 8 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University, Evanston. With Arnez J, Earthquake, Gary Owens and Aries Spears. $65; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Cincy-Cinco Latin Festival, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Square, Downtown. Authentic Latin American food, art, vendors, exhibitors, music, dancing and children’s activities. Free; www.cincy-cinco.com.
An Evening With Elie Wiesel, 7 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave., Evanston. With Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author of “Night.” $35-$50 preferred seating, $20, $5 students. 513-487-3055; www.holocaustandhumanity.org.
Tri-State Antique Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg. First of season. Indiana’s largest antique and vintage collectible market. $3. 513-738-7256; www.queencityshows.com.
Flying Pig Marathon, 6:30 a.m., Downtown Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati, Downtown. Elm St. and W. Mehring Way. Marathon, half-marathon, four-person relay runs and Pump N’ Run. Wheelchair start 6:25 a.m. Free samples of low-fat chocolate milk at Yeatman’s Cove finish line as part of Refuel with Chocolate Milk Tour. Post-race party at Yeatman’s Cove lawn stage, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Part of Flying Pig Marathon Weekend. Registration available at P&G Health & Fitness Expo at Duke Energy Convention Center on May 5. $10-$500. Registration required. 513-721-7447; www.flyingpigmarathon.com.