by Jac Kern
Happy May Day! The holiday has various meanings
across cultures with Christian, pagan and labor-related celebrations. Today in
the U.S., the holiday is widely known as International Workers’ Day and
observed by labor unions. The local Occupy movement will celebrate this
tradition by demonstrating to raise awareness about the importance of increasing
the minimum wage. Meet at Senator Rob Portman’s office (36 E. Seventh St.,
Downtown) from 4-5:30 p.m. today to show your support and learn more about
the various benefits of fair living wages.
The Reds take on the Cubs at 7 p.m. tonight in
the first of three games against the Chicago crew. Bronson Arroyo looks to
continue his strong performance against the last-placed Cubs. Find
last-minute tickets here.
Antonelli College hosts a free seminar tonight
featuring tips on getting the most out of social media. Learn secrets from the
pros as a panel discusses simple ideas and insider tricks on benefiting from
Facebook, Twitter and other social media services. The discussion runs 6-7:30
p.m. at the West Chester campus.
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra teams up
with the College of Mount St. Joseph tonight for a special concert, Simple
Gifts. Students will perform a variety of work, including "Porgi Amor," "O Mio
Babbino Caro," "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Variations on a Shaker Melody." The
free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Mount St. Joe.The infamous Second City comedy troupe returns to Cincinnati this week with more locally-inspired sketches. Catch a preview show of Less Pride...More Pork tonight at Playhouse in the Park and be sure to bring your sense of humor — remember, they're laughing with us. Also at the playhouse tonight, one of our Critic's Picks, Thunder Knocking on the Door.
And since it is May Day, stop by the Northside bar of the
for trivia night. Round one begins at 9 p.m.; the second starts at 11 p.m.