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News from Downtown - 09.30.21

It may be called Thursday “Night” Football, but fans can start rallying for the Cincinnati Bengals this afternoon at The Banks, with live entertainment leading up to game time as the Bengals take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 8:20 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. Head down to the Bud Light Tailgate Zone, located on Freedom Way between Main and Walnut streets, where the party starts at 4 p.m., with live music by local rock cover band DV8. This pre-game party features live music and other fun activities before every Bengals home game of the 2021-2022 season.

Just steps away at Smale Park, enjoy more live music at the Castellini Esplanade tonight from 6-8 p.m. This free concert series will feature local Folk/Americana band, The Foles.

Looking for plans tomorrow night? Attend a fun dance party while supporting great cause. Hosted by Towne Properties, the “Silent Disco for the Cure” is an annual event that raises money through sponsors, donors, and attendees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For this year’s event, "Black, Red, & White Ball," dress in your best black, red, or white evening attire and dance the night away as three DJs spin tunes, which can only be heard through special light up headphones. Enjoy an open bar, red carpet and photo booth, and enter to win great prizes with a raffle and silent auction. The event is happening tomorrow from 6-10 p.m., located at The Lofts at Shillito Place. To purchase tickets, click here. If you cannot attend the event but would like to make a donation, you may do so here.

Experience the best of urban living at the Downtown Living Tour, happening next weekend, October 8-9. This tour, hosted by Cincinnati Magazine, offers a look at some of the best rooftop views, luxury apartments and condos, and other amenities, all located in the heart of the city. Tickets will go fast for this event, which includes a VIP event on Friday, featuring food and other perks, as well as a general admission event on Saturday. Don’t miss your chance to experience this fun, annual event.

Visit the latest restaurant to open in Over-the-Rhine, Pearlstar, located at 1220 Vine Street. While the main attraction at Pearlstar may be the fresh oysters, the restaurant and cocktail bar offers a variety of menu options including steak, burgers, roasted chicken, and other tasty dishes. The restaurant also features a courtyard and bocce ball, perfect to enjoy on an autumn evening. Pearlstar is open Sunday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 3-11 p.m.

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