by Jac Kern
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Kick off the
weekend with some shopping you can feel good about at Ten Thousand Villages’
tenth anniversary event. The O’Bryonville retail store specializes in fair trade
gifts, home décor and accessories from around the world. Ten Thousand Villages
works with artisan groups from 38 countries and is a founding member of the
World Fair Trade Organization. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., conscientious
shoppers will get to hear stories about artisan groups from Uganda,
Bangladesh and Guatemala throughout the day as belly dancers and musicians
perform around the space, all while receiving 10% off purchases. Find a full
event schedule and learn more about Ten Thousand Villages here.
storyteller extraordinaire David Sedaris stops by the Aronoff Saturday. The
author and humorist is known for his collections of personal essays and
contributions to National Public Radio, all of which feature his sarcastic,
self-deprecating and always hilarious commentary on everything from working as
a Macy’s Christmas elf to the mind-numbing ways people order coffee. Sedaris
will also sign books at the event. Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be on hand
selling a selection of his works; attendees are also welcome to bring their
favorite Sedaris read from home. Tickets are still available here.
What better way to
top that off than with Tony Valentine’s Girls Night Out? The Cuffs and Collars tour featuring
former Chippendales dancers takes over Pulse Nightclub 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Wear your jammies for the club’s
daylight savings pajama party and dance to music from Playboy’s DJ Sophia Lin.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, Sedaris is rumored to make an appearance.
(No he’s not.)
reinventing Sunday Funday by hosting a comfort food cook-off each month
starting with this Sunday’s grilled cheese throwdown. Local home chefs will whip up some delicious hangover
grub to be tasted by the public and judged by area food bloggers, 11 a.m.-8
p.m. The grilled cheese cook-off will go down in the annex between 1-2 p.m.
Keep an eye out for more future comfort food cook-offs featuring chili, tacos
and omelettes.Yes, please.
If you missed your
chance to get tickets to Obama’s Sunday rally, or just want to escape politics
altogether (Abigael, we feel you) head out to the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center for the Cin City
At least none of these creepy guys will lecture you about reproductive rights
or the war on coal.Check out our calendar for more music, theater, arts and bar events happening this weekend.