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Event: Taste of Blue Ash

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
With 25 food vendors and 16 “Best of Taste” winners, this festival’s 29th year might be one of its best.  

Event: Germania Society Oktoberfest

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The 44th annual Germania Society Oktoberfest — “Cincinnati’s original and most authentic Oktoberfest” — returns to Germania Park for a weekend of beer, brats and gemutlichkeit.    

Music: Whispering Beard Folk Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Founded in 2008 as more of a small-ish party, the outdoor, Folk/Roots/Americana-celebrating Whispering Beard Folk Fest in nearby Friendship, Ind., continues to grow.  

Event: International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A lot is going on with the Freedom Center this weekend, not the least of which is the International Freedom Conductor Awards Gala at the Duke Energy Convention Center.  

Event: Wine Over Water

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The seventh-annual Wine Over Water is an evening of wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and live music on the Purple People Bridge to raise funds for the nonprofit Brighton Center.  

Art: American Foursquare House Art Opening

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Artist and building renovator Mark Dejong is at it again with his second home reconstruction, in which the woodworker enlists fine artists to create site-specific artwork for the opening of the future residential space.   

Literary: Mark Rea

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Ohio State University has produced some of the best players in college football history, which makes the existence of Mark Rea’s new book, The Legends: Ohio State Buckeyes; The Men, the Deeds, the Consequences, pretty much a no-brainer.  

Music: William Hooker

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene really, really needs more shows by avant-gardists and improvisational experimentalists — their appearances here are all too rare.   

Event: Showcase: Dinner for a Cause

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
On Sunday, indefatigable executive chef Frances Kroner will leave the lights on late for a dinner to support the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati and its programs for enriching women’s lives.   

Music: Bob Log III

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
If Bob Log III didn’t exist, no one would invent him because no one is bat-shit crazy enough to think his psychotronic one-man-band concept could actually work.   

Music: Kongos

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Kongos name is associated with a drum-heavy, gold-certified hit, the footstomping, accordion-and-slide-guitar-infused “Come With Me Now.”  

Music: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Michael Cleveland is simply one of the best fiddlers in the world.   

Music: The Polyphonic Spree

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Deeply depressed after the 1999 overdose death of good friend/Tripping Daisy bandmate Wes Berggren, Tim DeLaughter emerged from his soul’s dark teatime to create The Polyphonic Spree.  

Comedy: Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Sklar Brothers headline local comedy and beer fest Cincy Brew Ha-Ha Friday night.  

Event: Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, with events in Washington Park and the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.