Bastille Day is fun because it’s a holiday
based entirely on the fact that a bunch of French peasants went and
guillotined a bunch of French aristocrats — a bit like our Fourth of
July Independence Day celebration, but bloodier.
“It’s just taking a loving and humorous look
at how terribly we tackle such an important topic,” says sex educator
and comedian Lux Alptraum of her show The Wonderful World of Boning: Sex Ed with a Sense of Humor, a new outcropping of the popular Found Footage Festival series.
Cincy Summer Streets — a program that
converts streets from dangerously busy thoroughfares for motorized
traffic to idyllic urban playgrounds for pedestrians and cyclists, at
least for a few hours — kicks off its 2015 season on Saturday in Walnut
Two veterans of Cincinnati’s co-op
gallery scene, now students at the University of Illinois at Chicago,
will present their strange and fascinating new project, Thing-stead
artist-books, Saturday night at Camp Washington’s Wave Pool gallery.
With the Independence Day dustup on
Fountain Square a couple of weeks ago and the madness of the recent
All-Star Game festivities, worldwide media influx and fancy bunting in
the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Cincy to get back into its regular
Founded in 1815, this summer marks the city
of Covington’s 200th birthday, and they’re going to be fêting their
bicentennial the same way you would if you had been alive for 200 years —
with a huge six-day celebration.