Blue Ash jams to Pat Benatar (9 p.m. Friday), REO Speedwagon (9 p.m. Saturday) and the tribute band Creedence Clearwater Revisited (7:30 p.m. Sunday) at its end of summer bash, the Taste of Blue Ash. The musical performances, which include many local acts throughout the day, are the heart of the event, drawing thousands annually.
Competitive beanbag games — who would've thought it would have come so far from its humble beginnings in Price Hill? Well, this is the big time, baby. It's also your chance to see who has the sacks to take top honors and cash prizes. The last round of the championships (4-6 p.m.) are part of the 2011 Tailgate Bash, which benefits Easter Seals.
What became clear to me while speaking about marijuana legalization with volunteers of the organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is that the argument is really about responsibility. Are we as a society responsible for controlling what adults put into their own bodies? Or are individuals responsible for themselves? And is the Nixonian “war on drugs” — now in its 40th year — responsible for creating more problems than it solved?
For expert cyclists or those just getting into road riding, Queen City Bike hosts a fun, casual ride from Hyde Park to Findlay Market Saturday. The ride starts at 7:30 a.m. sharp at Coffee Emporium and heads to Over-the-Rhine's historic market place. Once there, riders can learn more about biking in Cincinnati at the Bike Depot or take a short class in bicycle maintenance.
If the looming $5 price tag on a gallon of regular hasn’t already convinced you to ditch your rusty, rolling cage and hop on a people-powered-vehicle, Bike to Work Day is another terrific reason to commute by bicycle. It’s like an all-day party on wheels kicking off at 7 a.m. with swag, coffee and mechanical advice at cyclist commuter stations at Sitwell's and Corner BLOC Coffee Shop.
After having the screws turned on him by corrupt record executives, Reggae performer Ivanhoe Martin turns to a life of crime. He soon rises to be Jamaica's most wanted fugitive and an underground hero. This is the plot of the 1972 film The Harder They Come, playing at MOTR Pub (1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-6687) for this week's Sunday movie night.
Party like you've got a pair (of wheels). The good people of the MoBo Bicycle Cooperative in Northside are rockin’ neighborhood club Mayday with a night of music, local brews and hipster hijinks. The madness kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with the Busted Bike Build-Off, where area gear-heads race against one another and the clock to construct something supposedly fit to ride from MoBo's spare parts bin.
Find listings for everything from Earth Day events to green community and lifestyle organization. If you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, these local groups, get-togethers and businesses are here to help.
Winter's on the wane and the summertime blues are fast approaching. YMCA Camp Ernst is hosting an open house to give parents and kids (ages 6-15) a taste of the food and activities available at the venerable Northern Kentucky campground. This summer, 10 one-week sessions are offered, with opportunities for canoeing, archery, rope courses and all of the other classic camp activities you might expect.