From the Taste of Cincinnati to Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show, there’s a ton to do this weekend. Here are some ideas so you can start planning early.
Michael Jackson Cirque show. Photo provided
May 24: Smart Talk with Andie MacDowell
7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., Downtown.
Performance lecture series. Pre-show and free hors d’oeuvres for series subscribers. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Andie MacDowell, actress, presents “Acting As A Way of Life.” $25-$85. Five-show subscriptions and three-show sampler packages available. Reservations required. 513-621-2787 | Get tickets
May 25: Michael Jackson Cirque show
8 p.m., U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown.
Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where fans discover Michael Jackson’s love of music, dance fairy tale, magic and the fragile beauty of nature.
$50-$250; plus fees. 800-745-3000 | Get tickets | More information
May 25-28: Memorial Day weekend
There are a bunch of events going on all around the region. Here are a few of note:
For more events such as ceremonies and parades, search our calendar.
May 24-27: The Dream is Real weekend
11 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, Skatin’ Place, 3211 Lina Place, Colerain Township.
Skate until the wheels come off. Hosted by Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece, D-Cincinnati. Part of the Dream Is Real Weekend. Ages 21 and up. Amazing Skate Part II. $15, $12 advance. 513-522-2424
- The Dream Is Real Nati Happy Hour
- Save the Dream All White Party
- The Dream Is Real Weekend Family Fest Block Party
Lucian Huddleson, 2, of Maineville leaps over a wave at Kings Island's new Soak City waterpark. The Enquirer/Rachel Richardson
May 25-26: MadLove Music Festival
5-11 p.m., Sawyer Point, Pete Rose Way, Downtown.
Food vendors, local beer from Hudephol and Christian Moerlein, climbing wall, a wall of expression, local wrestlers, comedians, circus performers and entertainment. More than 35 acts on two stages including thee national music performers. Rain or shine.
Scheduled to appear: Twenty One Pilots, Monty Benjamin, Those Guys, the Lions Rampant, Neon Medusa, the Amphibians, the Skeetones, Jake the Ripper, Manic Focus featuring Lisa Lottie, DJ Deepro, DJ Sinceer, Spark Tabor, Chip Denallen and others.
$20 for two-day pass; one-day pass: $20 Saturday, $15 Friday. 513-430-9098 | Get tickets
May 26: Soak City opens11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Kings Island.
The $10 million water park expansion doubles its size to 33 acres and features new amenities and attractions, including a new second wave pool, sand volleyball courts, three times more chairs and open grass for lounging.
Soak City has a new entrance where patrons can purchase tickets. Kings Island added new rentable cabanas with flat screen televisions and waiter service. | Get tickets and more information
May 26: Exhale Dance Tribe: Imprint
8 p.m., Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut St., Downtown.
Performance shows how we leave our imprint on the world each time we cross paths through friendship, love and life. Family friendly. Presented by Exhale Dance Tribe.
$32.50. 513-621-2787 | More information
May 26-28: Taste of Cincinnati USA
Noon-midnight Saturday and Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Monday, Downtown Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati, Downtown. On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race to Broadway.
Food from more than 40 Greater Cincinnati restaurants. Music on multiple stages. Free. 513-579-3100 More information
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