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Events: Pick Up America Earth Day Celebration

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Make your way downtown to Sawyer Point along the riverfront Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m. for free, Earth-friendly family fun at the 41st annual Earth Day celebration. This year's theme is in honor of the nation's first coast-to-coast roadside litter clean-up, Pick Up America, a local, regional and nationwide initiative committed to reducing plastic waste in our communities and waterways.  

Events: Vegan Wine and Chocolate Pairing

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You might be surprised to know that a form of gelatin, extracted from fish, is used during the clarification process for some wines. But there are wine options out there that are totally animal by-product-free, for those of you in search of a conscientious way to delight your taste buds. So whether you’re vegan or just veg-curious, stop by the Plum Court Wine Room 6-8:30 p.m. Friday as Cincyveg.com hosts a vegan wine and chocolate pairing.  

Events: Cincinnati's Finest Finale

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Join the Cincinnati Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this Friday and help celebrate some of the Tristate's finest young professionals as they are honored for their outstanding contributions to their community at the Second Annual 2011 Finest Finale. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy by-the-bite foods and live music by Ten Foot Big, you'll also be a part of raising awareness of cystic fibrosis.  

Events: VeganEarth's Vegan Ooh La La

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Chef Robert Coltrane's kitchen will be pretty busy from noon-3 p.m. this Saturday as the Summit Restaurant at the Midwest Culinary Institute presents Vegan Ooh La La and serves up mouth-watering vegan fare fit for even the most finicky of eaters. This plant-based buffet, presented by VeganEarth and Mercy for Animals, will be filled with delicious earth-friendly foods.  

Events: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 8, 2011
All aboard the amazing circus train! Year after year the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has dazzled children and adults alike, and this year's no exception. "The Greatest Show on Earth" has everything from high-wire artists performing over 40 feet in the air to death-defying motorcyclists rip-roaring around at speeds up to 65 mph while in a 16-foot steel sphere (known as the Spherical Miracle).  

Events: Cinciditarod

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than watching costume-clad runners pull grocery-filled shopping carts along a five-mile trek through the streets of downtown. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, you're in luck — noon Saturday is your chance to see all this and more as New Horizons Credit Union hosts its fourth annual Cinciditarod.  

Events: 20th Century Cincinnati

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Spring is just around the corner and it's the perfect time of year to update your home décor. So it's a good thing 20th Century Cincinnati is coming to the Sharonville Convention Center this weekend. This show will showcase 50 vintage-modern dealers selling everything from art glass, pottery and paintings to vintage clothing, apparel and the home furnishings and lighting the show is best known for.  

Events: V-Day at UC

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 8, 2011
When you think of the words victory, valentine and vagina, what comes to mind? I'm really hoping you said V-Day. If you didn't, you need to get your mind out of the gutter and then head over to the University of Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Friday to check out their rendition of 'The Vagina Monologues.' Eve Ensler's award-winning play is based on her interviews with women from around the world on relationships, sex, violence against women and the perception of vaginas.  

Events: The First Annual Funk Fest

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Let's face it, watching graffiti artists and fire breathers probably doesn't sound like the typical way to spend a Saturday night, but The First Annual Funk Fest isn't your typical affair. Come join local art enthusiasts and fashionistas alike on Saturday from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. as the Newport Syndicate transforms into a hodge-podge of art, live music from local performers, fashion and entertainment, including illusionists and magicians – all sure to delight your senses.  

Lectures: Van Jones

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Van Jones is one heck of a guy. In fact, in 2009, 'Time' magazine named him as one of the world's most influential people. So it should be no surprise that he's the founder of three nonprofit organizations, each of which focus on empowering people living in disadvantaged communities. This Yale-educated civil rights attorney will speak on "Environmental Justice and the Green-Collar Economy" Thursday.