Greater Cincinnati Weekend Fun {April 26-28}

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It looks like there might be some rain here and there that weekend, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and having some fun!  We’ve got your weekend line-up right here…with fun things happening all over town!  The rain doesn’t bother me, because I’m just happy that Spring is finally here.  Check out this weekend list, and if you need even more inspiration, see our 50 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.  We really do have a little something for everyone!

And before you go out adventuring, be sure to enter to win a few goodies.  Right now we are having giveaways for Red Lobster, Frisch’s and for tickets to see “The General” at the Carnegie in Covington (this contest ends Friday at 5pm, so don’t delay..ENTER NOW!).  Take your family back in time by seeing this classic silent film, my boys went last year and are still talking about it!


Here’s what’s happening this weekend, all over town ::


 Final Friday     April 26, 2013 ~  6-10pm    Pendleton Art Center  1310 Pendleton Street in Cincinnati    FREE

The Pendleton Art Center is home to the world’s largest group of artists under one roof.  Over 200 artists come together at PAC to work and to show their masterpieces.  There are 8 floors of studios to browse, as well as the Studio at 510, the Annex, and the Cafe Studios.  Final Fridays are a fun celebration for the whole family!  Here’s a post about Final Friday on Family Friendly Cincinnati.


 Crafty SCraftySuperMarketupermarket    April 27, 2013, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.    Clifton Cultural Arts Center    FREE

Get your craft on! Crafty Supermarket’s 2013 Spring Show will be an awesome day of handmade shopping in the Clifton Gaslight District of Cincinnati. We’ve got 50+ vendors from all over the Eastern U.S., a live DJ, and hands-on craft demos for makers young and old. Plus: swag bags of crafty goodies for the first 100 lucky shoppers of the day!


Peanut  Butter & Jam Sessions presents: MUSIC  MAKING WITH MADCAP –   The  Story of Jack and the  Beanstalk ~ April  27, 2013 at 10am and 11:30am  Wyoming  Center for the Arts 322  Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215

The  violin, cello, piano and Madcap Puppets tell the  story of Jack and the Beanstalk through the  music of Schubert! Don’t miss the music,  storytelling, and warm and fuzzy  fun!       Peanut  Butter and Jam Sessions is a children’s chamber  music series for preschoolers (2-6 yr. olds) and  their families! Each concert is interactive,  educational, and fun!   Each  concert lasts approximately 40  minutes.   Tickets  are available at the door or call  513.381.6868.   $5.00  for an individual ticket (child or  adult)   $15.00 for a Flexible Ticket  Book  (4 tickets, good at any PB&J  concert) Children  under 2 are free!  Free Cookies  generously donated by  Graeter’s!

Blue Manatee Book Signing :: Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Raschka and bestselling author Bob Staake on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 – 11:30amBicycle Raschka

Chris and Bob will be at Blue Manatee for signings of their newest books, “Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle” and “Bluebird.” The signing will also include a reading of both books plus attendees who arrive early can watch as the duo create a special work of art for the blue manatee store window!  Read more about this event and other awesome upcoming book signings at Blue Manatee in this Family Friendly Post.

Cincinnati Art Museum ~Artworld  April 27, 2013 – 11:00 am to 05:00 pm  FREE  Reservations Not Required.

This week children can learn about printing techniques and create their own print to take home!

UNMuseum at the Contemporary Arts Center :: Family Saturday 1-4pm Upcycle Your City

Kenton County Public Library & Hamilton County Public Library are collaborating to bring you: El día de los niños/El día de los libros – Saturday 1-4pm.

Celebrate children and their books at our annual Día celebration. Join us at the Bond Hill Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for multi-lingual storytime and diverse performances of songs and dance. It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Location: Bond Hill Branch of PLCH

Broadhope Art Collective ::

Fanciful Fairies Saturday, April 27 11am-1pm $20 :Join Sarah of Moonforest Studio for a fantastical morning of fairy making! These little fairies are teeny tiny but have a lot of personality. They are posable so they are suitable for gentle play, but they can also be hung as a decoration. In order to include our youngest fairy enthusiasts some parts will be pre-assembled. But not to worry, there will be lots of room to design and customize a personal fairy friend! Ages 6 and up, all materials provided.  Register at!classes/c1jxp

Paper Clip Birds Saturday, April 27 1pm-2pm $10Make birds from decorative paper and paper clips withLinda Hendley, adjunct professor at Antonelli College. Join her in this relaxing craft that will leave you with a nice spring decoration for your window sill. Ages 8 to adult, all materials provided. Register at!classes/c1jxp

Bird Collage Saturday, April 27 2pm-4pm $20 Linda Hendley will teach you how to create this beautiful mixed media piece using collage,then painting over sections to create negative space. The image is revealed after lifting up the template. This is a wonderful technique that can be adapted for many types of images. Finished piece is 5”x5” on canvas. Ages 8 and up, all materials provided. Register at!classes/c1jxp

Happen Inc. ~ Open Studio on Saturday from 10-11am and 12-5pm with a “Happen Session” at 11am.  Join the fun and create something unique!


Sensory Sunday: Stories, Songs & Fun for You & Your Little One    April 28, 2013: 2pm-3pm    Shalom Baby, for Jewish families with children 2 years and younger    Gymboree: 6209 Snider Road    Free

FREE playgroups that feature the popular Miss Meliss, who keeps babies and their parents engaged & entertained withher unique brand of fun. Play dates always include a snack. Dates & times are subject to change so please check the website for updates. RSVP at Sensory Sunday is a program of Shalom Family, an initiative of The Mayerson Foundation & open to families in the Jewish community with children two years and younger in which at least 1 parent is Jewish. Two families will each win a $50 Target Gift Card at every event!

 Bowling Fundraiser for Simon Kenton at Superbowl    April 28, 2013 ~ 5-7pm   Superbowl Erlanger    $10

” There will be raffle prizes including a bowling ball and numerous other items. Fundraiser supporting 2013 KHSAA STATE BOYS BOWLING CHAMPIONS: SIMON KENTON HIGH SCHOOL!”  See the Kenton County School District Website for more details.  Contact info:  David Hampton, SKHS Bowling Head Coach

Broadhope Art Collective ::

Print Your Own Scarf Sunday, April 28 11am-1pm $20  Keep warm and stylish in a jersey knit scarf you’ve individualized with a block print design. In this class Emily Miller of Emily Lyn Design will introduce us to block printing, which is akin to rubber stamping. All blocks, printing supplies, and scarf material will be provided. Scarves are heather gray. If you’d like to bring your own item to print, that’s welcome, too. Anything of either “t-shirt” material, or a smooth, flat, weave will work fine. Be forewarned – printing can get messy, so this will be a good day to wear paint clothes! Open to ages 8 to adult. Recommended for ages 8 & up, all materials provided.  Register at!classes/c1jxp

Mother’s Day Jewelry Sunday, April 28 1:30-3:30pm $25  Surprise mom with a beautiful gift of jewelry that you created yourself. In this class you will make your choice of a set; earrings and necklace, earrings and bracelet, or bracelet and necklace. Sharon will guide you through the many fun designs she has in her repertoire and help you create something in just the right color combination for the special woman in your life. Recommended for ages 10 to adult, if younger a parent will need to stay and help. All materials are provided.  Register at!classes/c1jxp


 Flight of the Butterflies    Every week until June 27, 2013    Cincinnati Museum Center    The OMNIMAX at the Cincinnati Museum Center    Ticket Prices Vary

The Flight of the Butterflies movie at the OMNIMAX is enlightening & educational for the whole family. Read more about SamButterflythis fantastic show in the Family Friendly Cincinnati post about Flight of the Butterflies.  And on Saturday, April 27th there will be FREE butterfly activities going on in the Rotunda!

International Butterfly Show    Through June 30, 2013    Cincinnati Parks      Krohn  Conservatory    $7 adults • $6 seniors • $4 children • 4 & under are FREE! $12 Unlimited Admission Pins

Visit the Krohn Conservatory to see the beautiful butterflies of Morocco, along with gorgeous works of art and flowers. For more information see the Butterfly Show Website.

Go Dog Go!    Through May 19 2013    Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park     {Various Locations : See below}

“A Playhouse in the Park “”Off the Hill”” production at 25 regional community centers, see the website for locations ~ P.D. Eastman’s beloved children’s book comes to life on stage! Big dogs and little dogs, black dogs and white dogs and all dogs in between delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle of movement and color for audience members of all ages. The dogs swim and play. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They sing, dance and climb trees. It all culminates in the greatest Dog Party of them all in this rollicking, musical free-for-all.

Friday, April 26, 7:00 p.m., Oxford Community Arts Center
Saturday, April 27, 1:00 p.m., Tall Institute (Norwood/Oakley)
Saturday, April 27, 7:00 p.m., Circus Mojo (Ludlow, KY)
Sunday, April 28, 1:00 p.m., Mayerson JCC (Amberley)

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