6. Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati is home to the final Tennis Masters event before the US Open hits NYC. The quarterfinals in the men’s bracket include big names like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Tommy Robredo (who just beat Novak Djokovic), and David Ferrer. The women’s draw still has heavyweights: Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, and Caroline Wozniack all still vying for the title.
Quarterfinals are today, semis are Saturday, and the finals for men’s/women’s/and doubles concludes the tourney on Sunday.
5. Cincinnati Restaurant Week
Cincinnati Restaurant Week gives locals a chance to maybe get out of their food comfort zones, whether it be taste or price-wise, by offering a wide variety of local restaurants at reasonable prices for all to try. The goal is to build awareness and enhance the downtown dining and entertainment experience for customers.
Here is the full list with prices of restaurants participating:
Arnold’s Bar and Grill– $35 for 2
Boi Na Braza– $35 per person
Campanello’s – $35 for 2
Crave – $35 per person
Istanbul Cafe – $35 for 2
Jack Binion’s Steak – $35 per person
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – $35 per person
Jimmy G’s – $35 per person
Margaritaville – $35 for 2
McCormick & Schmick’s – $35 per person
Metropole – $35 per person
Moerlein Lager House – $35 per person
Morton’s the Steakhouse – $35 per person
Mynt – $35 for 2
Nicholson’s – $35 per person
Nicola’s – $35 per person
Orchids at Palm Court – $35 per person
Palomino – $35 per person
The Presidents Room – The Phoenix – $35 per person
Prime 47 – $35 per person
Ruth’s Chris – $35 per person
Scotti’s Italian Restaurant – $35 for 2
The Palace at the Cincinnatian Hotel – $35 per person
Trattoria Roma – $35 per person
Via Vite Italian Bistro – $35 per person
Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant – $35 for 2
Zula Restaurant & Wine Bar – $35 per personFor more info go to http://www.dodowntowncincinnati.com
4. Boston with special guest Survivor @ The Horseshoe Casino. Sunday at 8 PM
Boston are responsible for hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. With over 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live BOSTON audiences that span generations.
3. David Gray with special guest David Kitt @ Riverbend Saturday at 8 PM
David Gray is a grammy nominated artist and he just released his highly anticipated tenth studio album, Mutineers. He comes to Riverbend this weekend with special guests David Kitt. Some of his hits included “A Moment Changes Everything” and “Babylon.”
2. Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets @ Paul Brown Stadium Saturday at 7 PM
Week 2 of the preseason brings the New York Jets to face the Bengals Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium. With one more week into the preseason that means two things. 1) Starters are more likely to get longer playing time, which is what all fans want. 2) It just means we’re one week closer to the season opener for some good old fashion regular season football.
1. Drake & Lil Wayne @ Riverbend Friday at 7 PM (doors open at 5:30)
Two of the hottest artist on the planet right now are going to be in Cincinnati tonight! Less than 24 hours ago Lil Wayne announced that his latest album, The Carter V, will be released this fall. Chances of him rapping tracks off his latest album definitely have to be high. Don’t miss one of the hottest shows of the summer. It was crazy when Beyonce and Jay-Z came to down, and it’s sure to be even bigger with the YMCM crew.