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What's on tap this weekend: May 9-11

Sip $1 wine tastings with Bella Vite this Saturday on Fountain Square. (Photo: Facebook) Sip $1 wine tastings with Bella Vite this Saturday on Fountain Square. (Photo: Facebook)
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Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.

Cincy Swing Fest

Learn how to swing dance in-style on Fountain Square during the first annual Cincy Swing Fest. Live music from local big band, Paragon, and complimentary dance instruction from Cincy LX/Swingallery.

Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies

The weekend beings with Fireworks Friday wowing fans with a post-game fireworks show about 15 minutes after the game. The first 25,000 fans to Saturday's game get the Homer Bailey Duel No-Hitter Bobblehead commemorating the right-hander's two no-nos.

Details: 7:05 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday. $5-$265 plus taxes/fees. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. www.reds.com.

Cincinnati May Festival

Experience the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere (141 years strong) featuring the May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Children's Choir and Music Director James Conlon. The event is held during the last weekends in May.

Details: May 7, 9, 11, 16-18. Times and tickets vary. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.mayfestival.com.

Appalachian Festival

Celebrate Appalachian heritage with music, storytelling, food and more at the 45th annual festival. Each adult bringing three non-perishable items for the Freestore Foodbank will get $2 off the adult general admission ticket.

Details: 9 a.m.-9 .m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $10 Adults 12+, $5 Senior Citizens, $2 Kids 4-11, Ages under 4 are free. $6 parking. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. www.appalachianfestival.org.

Cincinnati Beer Run

A not-so-traditional walk/run going through Newport and Cincinnati before ending back in the 859 for an after-party with music, food and drinks. Every half mile of the 2.5 mile course features a craft-beer sampling. The event benefits the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.

Details: Walkers begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Runners at 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. $50. Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport. www.facebook.com/CincinnatiBeerRun.

Cincy Draft Party

You can bowl alongside Domata Peko and Marvin Jones during the Cincy Draft Party, a bowling fundraiser that benefits Strikes For Kids.

Details: 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Western Bowl, 6383 Glenway Ave., Green Township. www.westernbowl.com.

Bella Vite Wine Tasting

Enjoy $1 tastings with an assortment of different wines, sponsored by E.& J. Gallo Winery. Staff will be on site to help guests navigate the selection of tastings. Jazz performances and a full bar and food menu available.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.

UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship

The UFC brings the Octagon back to Cincinnati with the main event featuring welterweight fighters Erick Silva against Ohio's Matt Brown.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $43-$178. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. www.usbankarena.com.

Tracy Morgan

Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan brings his "Turn It Funny" tour to Short Vine.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. $35.50 plus taxes/fees. Bogart's, 2621 Vine St., Corryville. www.bogarts.com.

The Color Purple

The hit musical "The Color Purple" has been a huge success nationwide and comes to Cincinnati starring Angie Stone and Ann Nesby.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. $42.50-$48.50. Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St., Downtown. www.tafttheatre.org.

Newport Aquarium

The aquarium is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Guests can purchase discounted general admission tickets for $19.99, which is in homage to the year Newport Aquarium opening to the public. Tickets must be purchased on or prior to May 15.

Details: May 1-15. Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport. www.newportaquarium.com.

Hall & Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates, commonly known as Hall & Oates, have sold more albums than any other duo in music history. They are best known for their No. 1 hits like "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Sara Smile" and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs in the Top 40. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Details: 8 p.m. Sunday. $42.50, $59.50, $85 plus taxes/fees. (SOLD OUT). Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. www.riverbend.org.

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