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News from Downtown - 04.01.21

Happy Opening Day! One of Cincinnati’s biggest events each year, Opening Day makes us thankful for the return of live baseball and in-person parties happening throughout Downtown Cincinnati. While we will greatly miss watching the Opening Day Parade, there are many options to enjoy the day and cheer on the Cincinnati Reds, whether you’re attending the game or celebrating at a local establishment.

As in years past, Arnold’s Bar and Grill is hosting a big party with live music, special Opening Day food and beer specials, as well as baseball-themed giveaways. Due to capacity restrictions, guests are limited to a two-hour stay. Arnold’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. To make a reservation, click here.

Celebrate outdoors and enjoy an Opening Day Watch Party. Head down to Fountain Square and watch the game on the new Fifth Third LED board. You could also watch the game at Washington Park, which will feature limited-edition beers and t-shirts from Taft’s Ale House, as well as games and live music from noon to 8 p.m. For every Taft’s beer purchased, you will receive a coupon for a buy one pint, get one half off at Taft’s Ale House through the weekend. Washington Park will be hosting an Opening Day celebration throughout the weekend with baseball-themed movie nights on Friday and Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. For more details click here.

For those celebrating Easter with family and friends this Sunday, avoid the hassle of cooking and order a take-and-bake meal while supporting Downtown Cincinnati businesses this year. Place your order now so that your delicious meal will be ready for Sunday.  Fausto at the CAC is offering an Easter Sunday Take Home Kit which serves up to four people. For a new twist on the traditional Easter feast, try an Eastern European-themed brunch from Wodka Bar, with options for 2-4 people. Menu items include deviled eggs, kielbasa, beets, ham, pierogis, and more. Order before Friday, April 2 and pick it up on April 3 from noon-2 p.m. or on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.- noon. Take-home meals are also available from Jeff Ruby’sWashington Platform, and Metropole.

If you enjoy performance art, go see the 2021 This Time Tomorrow Festival at the Contemporary Arts Center. This five-day-long festival, happening April 7-11, will feature three live performances and one virtual engagement, featuring performance artists from around the world. The artists provide immersive and engaging experiences for the audience, as well as art installations. The festival is open each day from noon-9 p.m. To plan your visit, make your reservation here.

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