Let's face it - if you don't have a kid to embarrass in red crushed velvet this holiday, you probably dress up your dog. That's OK. Pimp out your pup in holiday gear then head to Mount Adams for the annual Reindog Parade. To participate, meet at The Monastery at 12:45 p.m. to register (it's free). If you just want to watch, the parade will pass along Gregory Street beginning at 2 p.m.
Northside Second Saturdays is another new-in-2011 event that has been a blast. As usual, all are encouraged to peruse the neighborhood's bars, restaurants, galleries and businesses for extended hours, later happy hours, art openings and sales. During this month's event, be sure to swing by quirky-fabulous vintage boutique Chicken Lays An Egg for its second anniversary party. Food, cocktails, mystery grab bags, music by DJ WhoCares? and a photo booth await! They're open for regular shopping hours from 12-6 p.m. and the party runs 6-11 p.m. (I say, go early to get some Saturday night swag, then return later for the shin-dig!) Check out Chris Glass' awesomely convenient Northside map to plan your route.
Did you fall in love with the colorful, cozy yarn bombs that appeared across Cincinnati this year? The elusive Cincinnati BombShells are at it again! Saturday the knit-tastic ladies will bomb the Fountain Square ice rink, and people of all crafting levels are welcome to participate. Join the BombShells at Arnold's for brunch at 11 a.m., then follow them down to the Square for knitting, crafting, skating, karaoke and more. Go here to read our interview with the crew and get details about Saturday.
There are also tons of art shows, theater productions, book signings and more happening this weekend. Find all our recommended picks here.