CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Music: Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival - ]]>

Northside rocks Fourth of July weekend with its annual Rock n’ Roll Carnival, featuring free live music, side-show acts like fire-breathers and sword-swallowers, tons of food and a lot of local beer.

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<![CDATA[Art: The Mini Microcinema Opening Screening and Party - ]]>

People’s Liberty’s second Globe Grantee, filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood, kicks off the first night of The Mini Microcinema — 10 weeks of experimental film/video/media screenings — Thursday at the nonprofit’s Globe Gallery in Findlay Market.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Bo Dacious - ]]>

“I love Sponge Bob,” comedian Bo Dacious tells an audience. “That shit changed my life."

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<![CDATA[Event: LaRosa's Balloon Glow - ]]>

Fireworks won’t be the only thing lighting up the sky for the Fourth of July at the 16th-annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island — tethered hot air balloons will illuminate the park with glowing color all evening.

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<![CDATA[Event: Newport Motorcycle Rally - ]]>

Motorcycles have been ingrained into American culture à la James Dean and Easy Rider since William Harley and Arthur Davidson figured out how to attach an engine to a bicycle during the earliest years of the 20th century.

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<![CDATA[Event: Fourth of July Jam - ]]>

Washington Park is getting in on the family-friendly red, white and blue fun with its Fourth of July Jam, a day of live music, carnival games and a truly jammy screening of The Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” performance at Soldier Field — celebrating the Dead’s 50th anniversary, as well as the remaining members’ final performance together.

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<![CDATA[Event: Red, White and Blue Ash - ]]>

Parking within three miles of downtown during any type of event (sporting or otherwise) is the bane of any sane Cincinnatian’s existence — especially over a holiday weekend.

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<![CDATA[Music: Red, White & Boom! - ]]>

The Cincinnati Pops (with conductor John Morris Russell) take over Riverbend’s Corbett Pavilion for a patriotic concert.

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<![CDATA[Music: Red Wanting Blue/Independence Day Celebration on Fountain Square - ]]>

Columbus five-piece Red Wanting Blue formed in Athens, Ohio 20 years ago and worked hard to establish a fervent fanbase through consistent touring and a DIY approach to releasing albums of heartfelt, heartland Rock & Roll.

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<![CDATA[Attractions: The Healing Garden at Krohn Conservatory - ]]> Now that the butterflies have gone, Krohn Conservatory is turning itself into a Healing Garden for its summer floral show.

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<![CDATA[Event: Northside Fouth of July Parade - ]]>

One of the city’s most eclectic and colorful Fourth of July parades (since 1854), the Northside parade celebrates independence with sparkling floats, neon Acid-dream processions (mostly from vintage store Chicken Lays an Egg), tons of classic cars, lots of dance troupes and drum lines, plenty of hand-shaking and candy-throwing politicians, many creative red-white-and-blue outfits and a lot of day-drinking locals. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Tri-State Antique Market - ]]>

Expect to find an abundance of patriotic ephemera at this month’s Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest antiques- and vintage-only market.

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<![CDATA[Music: Yonder Mountain String Band - ]]>

Ever since founding member Jeff Austin left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2014, there’s been a question floating in the air among fans: How can the band be the same without Austin?

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<![CDATA[Music: Eli Cook - ]]>

For more than a half century, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers has been the launching pad/finishing school for some of the world’s most formidable guitarists.

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<![CDATA[Music: Dale Watson - ]]>

Thankfully, there are still cats who throw down authentic Rockabilly and Country music, and one of them is Texas music great Dale Watson.

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<![CDATA[Lit: Leah Stewart at Joseph-Beth - ]]>

 Oscar Wilde said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” The way we keep secrets and tell lies is at the heart of Leah Stewart’s latest novel, The New Neighbor.

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<![CDATA[Event: Food Truckin' for Josh Cares - ]]> Spend your lunch hour on Fountain Square raising funds for Josh Cares, an organization dedicated to providing companionship and support to hospitalized children and their families.

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<![CDATA[Literary: Margo Taft Stever & Hong Shen - ]]> In 2012, Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen (with co-author James Taft Stever) published Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia: The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods in Chinese.

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<![CDATA[Event: CityBeat Pride Outing - ]]> CityBeat is taking over Horseshoe Casino’s Diamond Lounge with drag queens, DJs and donations for Lighthouse Youth Services and Strategies to End Homelessness’ LGBTQ+ youth homelessness-prevention initiative, Safe and Supported.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Tom Rhodes - ]]>

Comedian Tom Rhodes is truly a citizen of the world. “I have had everything in storage for the last nine years,” he says.

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