Neons is gathering Cincinnatians together to craft derby hats, sip on three different kinds of juleps (in 2015 official Kentucky Derby glasses) and watch the race in their second annual Derby Day Soirée.
When Wilco plays Taft Theatre on Tuesday, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile.
In real life, Jake Arrieta seems like a perfectly fine dude, the type of guy who posts photos of his kids on Twitter, makes his own kale juice and goes for peaceful hikes in the morning. But none of that matters because he casually dismissed our city’s cultural value in response to a dumb question by a stupid reporter.
As Cincinnati Reds beat writer (and former CityBeat columnist) C. Trent Rosecrans noted in a brief blog post for The Enquirer about Jake Arrieta blasting our city, his distaste might be connected to the last time Jake pitched against the Reds in Cincinnati.
There are plenty of great museums in Chicago, but if Jake Arrieta has some spare time between starts this weekend he might check out Verge: Printing from the Periphery, a survey of the best examples of contemporary Cincinnati fine-art printmaking.