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.
Local writer/musician Chris Charlton produces some of the freshest new comic books on the market
1 Comment · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The gap between comic books when I was a
kid and comic books today is like the difference between Bruce Wayne and
Batman. My obsession dates back to the Big Three: DC, Marvel and Dell.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Arts
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Avengers or X-Men: whose side are you on? In one of the largest comic happenings of the year, Marvel Comics releases its new dual-team comic series Avengers vs. X-Men this week. To celebrate, Newport's Arcadian Comics & Games host a launch party tonight. Comic book fans young and old are encouraged to come out and be among to purchase the new issue (for under $4!).Arcadian will provide posters, buttons and other swag for attendees and Ghost Empire Collective will offer custom sketches and other artwork for purchase. A timely release, The Avengers film comes out in theaters May 4. More of an X-Men fan? So are many Arcadian supporters – the store took a vote on which side to sponsor and that superhero team won. Check out alternate covers, posters and a special X-Men sale. The store is open late for the event, running 8-10 p.m. Find more information here.Important People hosts author Thomas Patrick Levy to celebrate his new book of poetry, I Don't Mind If You're Feeling Alone. The event, held at the Occupy Cincinnati Community Warehouse, will also feature local poets Matt Hart and Lisa Summe.Levy's latest work "blurs the lines between flash-fiction, prose, poetry and memoir. It sets the reader in new and unknown- sometimes even confusing and surprising- spaces." The New Jersey Native is touring across the U.S. promoting his book, traveling from coast-to-coast from his current home in California. Go here for directions and event details.Onstage offerings tonight include The Addams Family at the Aronoff and Playhouse's Tigers Be Still. Check out our To Do page for a full list of daily events.