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This annual festival celebrates bock beer and Over the Rhine’s brewing heritage. The fest includes tastings, competitions, brewery tours, kids’ games and, of course, lots and lots of bock beer. Bockfest’s epicenter (though there are many participating venues in the area) is the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., 1621 Moore St., Cincinnati. Catch the last day of the fest on March 3. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit www.bockfest.com.

Rated BG Bluegrass Band

This Cincinnati-based bluegrass band plays traditional bluegrass music. Kick it old school at Miami Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton, on March 4 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.ratedbgbluegrass.com.

Last Realtor Standing

Since real estate agents must be somewhat good with people, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that a few are quite funny. You might even know one or two of those who will take the stage. Come early for appetizers before heading down into the showroom. Check it out at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Twp., on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.

Bob Weir, the original guitarist for The Grateful Dead, will play Dead hits and other songs with his trio, Wolf Bros., also consisting of Don Was and Jay Lane. See them at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on March 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.50-$78.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

“The Revolutionists”

The erasure of women from history is the chief theme of this play set during the French Revolution. Olympe de Gouges, feminist playwright and activist, is the hub around which the other characters, including Marie Antoinette and the assassin, Charlotte Corday, spin. See it at the Center for Performing Arts, Studio 88, 420 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, on March 6-10. Performance times are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. $Tickets are $8-$12. For more information, call 513-529-3053.

Disney On Ice Presents: “Frozen”

Mickey and Minnie will host this live-action, “on ice” version of the modern Disney classic. There will also be special appearances by Disney princesses and stars from other films. Check it out at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, on March 7-10. Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18.50-$86.50. For more information, call 513-421-4111 or visit www.usbankarena.com.

Iliza Schlesinger

Iliza Schlesinger was both the youngest contestant and the first woman to win “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. Since then, she has hosted TV shows, appeared on numerous podcasts, and released four Netflix stand-up specials. She’s currently touring in support of her most recent special, “Elder Millennial.” See her at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on March 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.

“The Wizard of Oz”

Madcap Puppets will put on this special puppet version of “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the original L. Frank Baum novel, not the movie. See it at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7. For more information, call 513-863-8873 or visit www.fittoncenter.org.

Doctor Kaboom! The Wheel of Science

Whacky Dr. Kaboom will spin his wheel of science to determine which experiments he will perform for the audience. They range from optical illusions to homemade hovercraft. See it at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on March 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7-$10. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.

Shamrock Shuffle

This annual St. Patty’s Day event includes the choice of a 5K or 10K course with chip timing and water stations, breakfast, and a T-shirt. Stick around for the block party afterward, featuring activities such as the beer obstacle course. Check it out at the Square@Union Centre, 9285 Centre Point Drive, West Chester, on March 9 at 9 a.m. Registration is $15-$45. For more information, visit www.theshamrockshuffle.com.

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