by Jac Kern
68 days ago
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MPMF Weekend is
upon us! Two nights of music still lie ahead, plus free events for all ages on
the MidPoint MidWay. Parents can bring the little ones to KidPoint on the
Midway from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, where family-friendly fun awaits — activities
in the ArtWorks box trucks, street performers, interactive presentations from Cincinnati
Ballet’s CBII (Second Company), local food vendors and, of course,
live music. MidPoint shows start at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday
and continue late-night all weekend at Washington Park, Grammer’s, Taft
Theater, the Contemporary Arts Center and tons of other venues around Downtown
and Over-the-Rhine. Check out the official guide with schedules, maps and more
The idea of “flea
markets” has evolved in recent years from bazaars with folks hawking a hodgepodge of chintzy items to curated marketplaces full of local, handmade goods. The final Oakley
of the season is Saturday at 3047 Madison Road, near Oakley Pub. From 10 a.m.-4
p.m., shoppers can browse jewelry, housewares, artwork and more Cincy-centric stuff.
celebrates the quirky and colorful Ludlow Avenue — and that description will
become literal as the street is transformed with sidewalk chalk art. Friday
through Sunday, artists will create “art carpets” on the street’s edges that
will last for months. The fest also features artisan vendors, live music and a
pet parade (Sunday). The free event runs 7-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.
“premier urban art fair” Art Off Pike brings more than 80 artists to Covington this
weekend to exhibit and sell their works. In addition to lots of artist booths,
there will be demos and workshops, graffiti kiosks, live music, film
screenings and local beers, bourbons and wines — all from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday on Seventh Street between Madison and Washington avenues.
between Kentucky and Ohio this Sunday may be alarmed to see more than 100 people
in the river below. Worry not — they’re swimming by choice! The Great Ohio
River Swim race kicks off at 8 a.m. Sunday
and is just one event in association with Great Outdoor Weekend, an annual
showcase of Cincinnati’s plethora of nature-oriented events and organizations.
More than 150 events across the Tri-state are scheduled for the GOW Saturday
and Sunday at area parks, farms, nature preserves and other venues. Find a full lineup here.
For more art openings, theater shows and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks and full calendar.