by Jac Kern
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With Cinco de Mayo
falling on a weekend this year, you can bet the margaritas will be a-flowing at
your favorite watering hole. Join us for our fourth annual Cantina Crawl
Saturday for plenty of cerveza and swag at Bakersfield (6 p.m.), Nada (7 p.m.),
El Coyle (8 p.m.), Pirate’s Cove (9 p.m.) and Tostado’s (10 p.m.) WARNING:
Actually trying to drink at each location is probably unwise. Be safe and get
yourself a designated driver! Find a full list of participating cantinas here.
The Hilton Brothers, Paul Solberg and Christopher Makos, are in town for the
opening of their FotoFocus-sponsored exhibit at Miller Gallery
Friday. The show features diptych photos
of flowers, horses and the late, great Andy Warhol in drag. Meet the artists at
Friday’s reception, 7-9 p.m. and look out for our interview with them in next
They say April
showers bring May flowers, so it makes perfect sense that this month’s Essex
Studios Art Walk is themed “Bloom.” From 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, more
than 120 artists will show off their floral-inspired artwork of various mediums
throughout the studios. Go here for
Symphony Orchestra has dubbed Friday Over-the-Rhine Night with its "Fanfare for
Cincinnati" concert in Washington Park. The night kicks off with a bike ride
starting at the park at 6 p.m., a comedy show by OTRimprov and plenty of
on-site food trucks and vendors. The CSO concert runs 8-10 p.m., followed by
more eats and a performance by Young Heirlooms until 11 p.m. Find a full event
lineup and ticket info here.
Comic books are
making a comeback! With the popularization of superhero culture and hits like The Walking Dead, the old-school media
is cool once again. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day Saturday at one of many local
comic shops (search here)
and swing by the Main Library downtown as it presents its first ComicCon Sunday.
Local writer/musician Chris Charlton will be on hand at Covedale comic book
shop, Rockin’ Rooster, Saturday and at the library’s panel discussion Sunday
along with many other notable local comic writers, publishers and illustrators.
Check out our interview with Charlton here.For more stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
Door for weekend theater offerings.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Arts
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In addition to Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day, the next couple days bring a ton of events and activities. Saddle up, grab some tequila and get out there this weekend!Essex
Studios blossom this weekend for the galleries’ spring Art Walk, BLOOM.
The space has been transformed with a thousand origami flowers, yarn gardens by
the Cincinnati BombShells and color-coded pathways. As always, more than 100
artists’ work will be on view as guests eat and drink their way through the
studios. The art walk runs 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
is Clay Alliance’s annual pottery fair at DeSales Corner. Peruse decorative and
functional pottery pieces, meet local artists and get supplies to work with
clay on your self. Hourly raffles and live music round out the day. The 12th
annual fair takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine.
The first Saturday of May happens to be Cinco De Mayo this
year, but it’s also Free Comic Book Day: once a year, comic/specialty book
shops across North America offer free publications to all guests. Find a nearby
participating store here. Many store offer additional in-store events and
promotions; Up Up & Away in Cheviot welcomes The Walking Dead co-creator and original artist Tony Moore.
is back! Making its home at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, the spring show
brings more than 50 indie, subversive crafters from across the city and country
to sell their funky, functional handmade goods. Just in time for Mother’s Day,
shoppers will find unique apparel and accessories, home goods, artwork and more
goodies. Fuel your shopping with delicious food and coffee from local vendors
while a PROJECTMILL DJ keeps you groovin’. Show up early to nab a coveted swag
bag — every year, shoppers line up around the corner of Clifton Avenue in hopes
of being one of the first 100 who get a bag. The market is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
and admission is free.
de Mayo is more popular in the U.S. than Mexico, but since when do we let
historical inaccuracies stand in the way of a good drinking holiday? Nearly
every bar and restaurant participates in some capacity, but we’ve selected a
few to host our annual Cantina Crawl. Here’s our schedule:
p.m. El Coyote
p.m. Pirates Cove
p.m. Tostado’s Grill
p.m. Cactus Pear (Clifton)
Join our roving squad of
senoritas and “Seen on the Scene” photographers as they travel from place to
place with more prizes than you can throw a maraca at.
is a rite of passage many, but often LGBTQ kids don’t feel comfortable at
school dances because of bullies and expectations about dress and dates. The Gay,
Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Greater Cincinnati provides a
welcoming environment for these individuals at their annual GLSEN Prom Saturday.
Come to the Freedom Center for two events in one: those under 21 are invited to
"dress as you want, bring who you want, and love as you
want.” In a separate area of the center the over 21 crowd, who maybe didn’t
get to experience a prom of their own, can enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing for
$65. Those wanting to attend post-dinner can come after 9 p.m. for a
discounted price. As always, kids are welcome free of charge with early
registration. All proceeds support the local GLSEN chapter.
Check out Stage Door for this weekend's theater offerings, our music blog for a live show lineup and our To Do page for more events, art shows, performances and more this weekend.And
don’t forget to check out the "supermoon"
Saturday — the biggest full moon of the year will peak around 11:30 p.m.
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