Spend the weekend with your family enjoying one of these fun activities!
Friday, April 6
FREE CINCINNATI CYCLONES FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
A dollar can go a long way during the Cincinnati Cyclones fan appreciation night! Enjoy dollar pizza, hot dogs, soda and beer (for the adults) as the Cyclones take on the Brampton Beast. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening 1 hour prior. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 6:30 p.m.; 513-421-4111 or usbankarena.com/event/2019/04/5/fan-appreciation-night.
CINCINNATI POPS: WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ
Families, get swept away to the land of Oz with a bewitching performance by vocalists and the Cincinnati Pops. This concert experience features beloved tunes from Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. Music Hall , 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; $25 and up. ; 513-381-3300 or cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/wonderful-music-of-oz.
SPRING CELEBRATION AT ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION
Head to EnterTRAINment Junction for a spring themed scavenger hunt throughout the world’s largest train display; then explore the A-Maze-N Fun House for lots of laughs. Purchase a Do-It-All ticket and receive a Do-It-All ticket good for another day, Free. EnterTRAINment Junction , 7379 Squire Court, ; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Do-It-All admission $16.95.; 513-898-8000 or entertrainmentjunction.com.
Saturday, April 6
BUTTERFLIES OF ECUADOR
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive
The most whimsical family tradition has fluttered it’s way back to the Queen City. Head to the Krohn Conservatory with the whole family to experience thousands of beautiful butterflies happily flying overhead; a butterfly might even land ON your head if you are lucky! Be sure to look within the pages of Cincinnati Family Magazine for a $1 off admission coupon.
$10 adult, $7 children 5 to 17 years old.
Call 513-421-4086 or visit cincinnatiparks.com/krohn for more information.
CAROL ANN’S CAROUSEL: BUGGIN’ OUT
Buzz, buzz. Insects help keep the world spinning. Learn about the importance of insects and why they are critical to the ecological system. Find out just what all of the “buzz” is about with games, then make discoveries with Explore Nature. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 East Mehring Way, Cincinnati; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Free event; ride tokens available for purchase. ; 513-281-3756 or cincinnatiparks.com/carousel.
FREE PUZZLE PIECES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Puzzle Pieces! There will be big sales, music, drawings, door prizes and more. Don’t miss out on this fun day filled with great activities. Puzzle Pieces , 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; 513-583-1874 or puzzlepiecesllc.com.
TIFFANY JENKINS: THIS SHOW IS AWKWARD AF
Tiffany Jenkins of “Juggling the Jenkins” fame is well known for her honest and humorous videos. Join the social media mogul for a night of comedic inspiration where Jenkins will discuss her battle with addiction, anxiety and the road to recovery with fans. Taft Theatre , 317 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; Tickets starting at $38. ; 513-232-6220 or tafttheatre.org.
Sunday, April 7
CINCINNATI BALLET PRESENTS ALADDIN
1 and 4:30 p.m.
Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.
Grab the family and hop aboard a magic carpet ride! This comedic love story features a beggar named Aladdin on his quest to win over a princess and defeat an evil magician.
Tickets starting at $20.
Call 513-621-5219 or visit cballet.org/family-series/
FREE SHOW AND TELL ON THE FARM: WEE LITTLE ONES
Springtime means lots of new babies on the farm! Meet animal friends, make a craft and have fun with pals during this program. Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead , 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.; A valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more information.; 513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.
FREE THE BUZZ ON NATIVE BEES
There are more than 500 natives bee species in Ohio; come learn why bees are important to the environment and how to attract them to your yard. Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve , 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 2 p.m.; A valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park.; 513-521-7275 or greatparks.org.
Bring the kiddos to a Greater Cincinnati YMCA location for a unique underwater egg hunt. Eggs will be floating throughout the heated indoor pools, so dive in for some egg-cellent good fun! Swimmers and non-swimmers accompanied by an adult may participate in this memorable Easter experience. YMCA of Greater Cincinnati locations, Cincinnati; 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.; myy.org/locations.