CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Staff Recommendations for Jake Arrieta - ]]>

In March, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta made the mistake of telling 
ESPNChicago.com that Cincinnati is worst road city in Major League Baseball.

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<![CDATA[Attraction: Escape the Room Challenge - ]]>

How long would it take Jake Arrieta to get out of a locked room? Can he solve puzzles? How many times has he seen Saw

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Christina Pazsitzky - ]]>

Cincinnati is known for having some of the country’s best comedy fans. 

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<![CDATA[Sports: Reds vs. Cubs - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Event: Bourbon & Boots - ]]>

Jake Arrieta grew up in Texas, which means he never leaves home without his cowboy hat; Texans love hats. 

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<![CDATA[Music: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Verge: Printing from the Periphery</i> - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Event: StarkBier Fest - ]]>

Jocks generally drink shitty beer. Is Jake Arrieta a jock? Does Jake Arrieta know good beer when he tastes it? 

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Jay Leno - ]]>

Jay Leno is getting back to his stand-up roots with a nationwide tour that stops at the Taft Theatre Friday.

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<![CDATA[Sports: Cincinnati Rollergirls - ]]>

According to CSNChicago.com, Jake Arrieta only has four percent body fat. The Cincinnati Rollergirls are too renegade to care about modern culture’s pussy-ass attempts at fat-shaming women.

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<![CDATA[Event: Northside Record Fair - ]]>

There’s a chance Jake Arrieta likes music and collects records, although we may just be stereotyping because of his beard. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Crafty Supermarket - ]]>

Questions to ponder: How often does Jake Arrieta craft? If you threw him a ball of yarn, would he know what to do with it? 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Stretch of the Imagination</i> Video Premiere at Wave Pool Gallery - ]]>

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

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<![CDATA[Film: <i>Obvious Child</i> Screening - ]]>

P² (Parents and Professionals for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio) is a volunteer support network for the region’s Planned Parenthood organization.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Death and the Maiden</i> - ]]>

Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning moral thriller explores vengeful actions precipitated by violent abuse.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>The Taming of the Shrew</i> - ]]>

If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor. 

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<![CDATA[Attraction: Canyon Falls at the Newport Aquarium - ]]>

Canyon Falls at the Newport Aquarium is the new home of some unique species of otters and reptiles, including two Asian small-clawed otters, the smallest and most social otter species in the world.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>¡Ándele!: Mexico in Plossu</i> at Iris BookCafe - ]]>

Iris BookCafe’s photo curator William Messer is offering a show of French photographer Bernard Plossu’s work based on trips to Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Y.E.S. Festival - ]]>

Every two years Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences several theatrical adventures when it presents the world premieres of three plays.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Project38 Shakespeare Festival - ]]>

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents Project38, a free week of more than 38 art events held at Washington Park, Memorial Hall and the company’s main stage downtown. 

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