10 issues to do in Better Cincinnati this week, together with Oktoberfest and extra


Sip with sculpture

With over 40 sculptures in the downtown area, Hamilton is known as the city of sculpture. This walking tour at your own pace allows for a walking tour of downtown Hamilton with a free adult drink at the Tano Bistro in a DORA cup and two free hors d’oeuvres from Two Women And a Kitchen. As you chew and sip, stop at six different locations, each with a storyteller providing information about the sculptures in the area. Participants are free to shop and dine in local restaurants on the way. However, if you complete the tour before the end of the event, you have the chance to win a $ 40 Tano gift card. Meet in Marcum Park on Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Entry is $ 25. Visit the event for more information www.eventbrite.com.

Brett Eldredge

This country star has had two gold certified albums and five # 1 singles. His last album was “Sunday Drive” from 2020. Morgan Evans and Nate Smith open. Visit him on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Andrew J. Brady Icon Center. Tickets cost $ 20 to $ 59. For more information call 513-232-5882 or visit www.iconmusiccenter.com

8-Track: The sounds of the 70s

This tribute act is not an homage to a specific band, but to an entire decade. Expect to hear music from The Bee Gees, Barry Manilow, The Doobie Brothers, The Carpenters, Marvin Gaye, LaBelle, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more. See them on Friday and Saturday at 8pm at the Sorg Opera House. Tickets are $ 25. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.

Harveysburg Historic Fall Festival and Tour

This “walk-by” tour of Harveysburg’s historic sites includes free entertainment, craft stalls, wool demonstrations, water safety training, and more. Stop by 23 North St., Harveysburg on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ohioslargestplayground.com.


Primus, one of the groundbreaking bands in the alternative rock movement in the early 1990s, will pay tribute to Rush by playing their album “A Tribute to Kings” in its entirety in addition to their own music. See them on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PNC Pavilion at the Riverbend Music Center. Tickets cost $ 30.50 to $ 70.50. For more information call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.

Jack ‘O’ lantern junction

This family-oriented Halloween event starts this week and lasts through October. It includes a trick-or-treat maze, non-scary ghosts and skeletons, and Halloweenville, a miniature animation. Children also receive a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Of course, the usual EnterTRAINment Junction activities are also available. Stop by EnterTRAINment Junction on Saturday, October 31st. Admission is $ 11.95 to $ 14.95. Children up to 2 years have free entry. For more information call 513-898-8000 or visit www.entertrainmentjunction.com.

Waynesville Fall Festival

For the first time since COVID-19, the Fall Festival weekends are bigger than ever. New activities include 18-hole mini golf, Water Wars (water balloon launch), and Splash Landing Expeditions (a ride deep into the forest on an oversized expedition). The old classics are still available, including a ghost town village, gem mining, disc golf, mazes, bocce ball, a non-scary hiking trail, human foosball, and more. Visit 7372 Ohio 73 in Waynesville Saturday through October 31st. Opening times are on Saturdays from 1pm to 7pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. Entry is $ 8-10. For more information, visit www.waynesvillefallfest.com.

311: Live from the ride tour

These popular rap rockers are celebrating their 30th band anniversary. Iration and Ilya Terra will open. See them at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Andrew J. Brady Icon Center. Tickets cost $ 35 to $ 75. For more information call 513-232-5882 or visit www.iconmusiccenter.com