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.
Wave Pool Gallery hosts local artist Amanda Checco’s psychedelic yoga webisode series for tweens and young adults, modeled after such bright, colorful and lighthearted shows as Mister Rogers Neighborhood and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.