by Jac Kern
“Mandy Patinkin, holla.”
That was Claire
Danes’ shout-out to her Homeland
co-star when she won an Emmy in 2012 for her role on the show. Fans across
Cincinnati will be able to holla at him too (not really, that’s rude) as he
performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Friday-Sunday. Sure, many know
him as Saul Berenson on Homeland or the iconic Inigo Montoya from Princess Bride, but he’s a man of the
theater, too, and this weekend he joins the CSO onstage for the first time
since 1991. Read our interview with Mandy Patinkin here.
annual International Butterfly Show opens Saturday, highlighting the
butterflies of Morocco. The conservatory will fill with 16,000 colorful butterflies,
floral displays and a hummingbird garden through June 30. Krohn is open 10
a.m.-5 p.m. every day; Admission is $4-$7.
Earth Day is
technically April 22, but Cincinnati celebrates this Saturday at Sawyer Point.
Enjoy live music, a fashion show of recycled materials and other family
activities while learning how to get involved with green organizations and
outdoor activities. The free event runs noon-5 p.m. Check out this week’s Green
Issue for more information on native plant hikes,
sustainable farms and outdoor classes, markets and events.
Cincinnati Ballet promises one of the hottest parties of the year as they
present Club B Saturday.
The Cincinnati Masonic Center downtown will transform into a hoppin’ nightclub
complete with cocktails, light bites and — of course — lots of dancing. There
will also be a raffle with tons of great prizes. Tickets are a bit steep — $150
all-inclusive 7 p.m. admission; $50 tickets get you in after 10 p.m. — but the
money goes to support this important local arts organization. Plus, how often
can you say you’ve danced with a ballerina?
is Record Store Day and Greater Cincinnati is lucky to have four local
stalwarts to choose from. Support our local music shops by picking up a new
record as you enjoy live, in-store performances. Go here for details on how Everybody’s
Records, Shake It Records, Mole’s Record Exchange and Phil’s Music & Memories
For more stuff to
do this weekend, check out our To Do page
or full calendar and
Rick Pender’s Stage
Door for weekend theater offerings.
by Jac Kern
The next 48 hours or so present a trifecta of holidays: Saturday is Record Store Day, Sunday is Earth Day, and, thanks to a group of teens in 1971, today (4-20) is unofficially Weed Day. Surely we can find a way to celebrate all three this weekend.
Visionaries and Voices, the Northside gallery that works with artists with disabilities, hosts its annual art auction gala Saturday. Double Vision features live and silent auctions featuring artwork from 20 local artists and other prizes, music by Magnolia Mountain and DJ Mowgli, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event runs 7-11 p.m. at Memorial Hall; tickets are $50.
While April 22 is officially Earth Day, celebrations take place all weekend long. Cincinnati's 42nd Annual Earth Day Celebration takes over Sawyer Point Saturday from noon-5 p.m. The free event features exhibits, entertainment, kids activities and various recycling opportunities. Go here for a full list of local Earth Day events and be sure to pick up this week's Green Issue, featuring lots of environmental opportunities and the Central Ohio River Valley Local Foods Guide.
Cincinnati is lucky to have numerous quality, independent music retailers around town. From Everybody's Records to Shake It, we all have some great music memories thanks to these stores. Record Store Day, the third Saturday of April, is devoted to celebrating indie music shops and the music they help promote. Each year on this day, these stores present live music, limited releases and sales. Go here to check out local Record Store Day happenings.
We also suggest watching Bully, now in theaters, and Veep, premiering on HBO Sunday.
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.
by Hannah McCartney
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Celebrate a clean, green Cincinnati at events all around the city
Sunny skies and warm breezes make April a pretty convenient month to celebrate Earth Day — it gets everyone in the celebration mood. Saturday, April 21 marks the worldwide celebration of Earth Day in an effort to promote environmental consciousness, spread awareness and cherish Earth's natural beauty among diverse populations 'round the globe. Following is a very non-comprehensive list of some Earth Day happenings around the city. Satisfy your green thumb and pick a way or two to celebrate his year. For more greenie-friendly events, check out the events calendar at greenumbrella.org.
• Staples stores around Greater
Cincinnati are holding a limited-time
binder recycling program. Shoppers will receive $2 off the purchase of a
new binder for every binder that they bring in to recycle. The used binders
will be sent to TerraCycle for recycling. Through June 30.
• The Cincinnati Zoo hosts Party for
the Planet from 4-8:30 p.m. on April 19. E-waste recycling will be available
and organizations from all across Cincinnati will be available to talk about
how to live green.
• Northside hosts “Reduce, Recycle, RUN!”
on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. The 5K race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Spring
Grove Cemetery. Bring old running shoes to recycle of donate your cell phone
for recycling and receive a coupon to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
• The 42nd annual Earth Day
Celebration takes place Saturday, April 21 from noon to 5 p.m. at Sawyer Point. Enjoy a number of hands-on exhibits, free swag and tons of kid-friendly entertainment, including a rock climbing wall and a kayak paddle safety pool. Limited quantities of batteries and other electronics will also be accepted for free e-recycling. • Marvin’s
Organic Gardens hosts Parade
of Plants a free event that will showcase a
number of new, unique plants.• The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District kicks off its annual free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program on Saturday, April 21. The program, open only to Hamilton County residents, accepts a number of odd items for safe recycling, including fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, car batteries or antifreeze. For a complete list of accepted items and location and time information, click here. • Although it comes a bit late, Building Value's ReUse-apalooza celebration doesn't miss out on the Earth Day fun. Diversions include live music, games and a silent
auction featuring handcrafted items made from reused materials. Light
appetizers and cash bar will be available throughout the night. 7-11 p.m. April 27. $20-$50. • Park + Vine hosts the Second Annual Earth Day Kombucha Keg Party on Friday, April 20. Visitors can sample Fab Ferment’s kombucha on tap and vegan appetizers including vegan
maple bacon donuts, vegan jerky and peanut and almond butter cups. 6 to 8 p.m. • Cocktails for a Cause will be held at Bartini's downtown on Friday, April 20. This celebration marks Aveda and the Sierra Club's annual fundraiser for clean water. Twenty percent of the bar
and food sales will be donated to support clean water. The evening will
include music, a fashion show and a silent auction. Tickets $20 at the door, $15 in advance. Don't feel like leaving the house to celebrate? That's OK too. Plant a tree, turn your lights off for an hour, unplug your electronics or start a compost pile. Do something!
Going meat-free offers environmental benefits across the globe
1 Comment · Thursday, April 14, 2011
Eating a diet free of animals and animal byproducts is much more than a the act of refusing to support industries or practices that devastate the environment, contribute to global hunger, or vastly disrupt the delicate balance of nature — it's an acknowledgment that we have the ability to be the change we wish to see, and that means a diet that has a much lower carbon footprint as well as a greater sense of compassion for all that live on Earth.
Disney nature doc doesn't do topic justice
0 Comments · Thursday, April 22, 2010
Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud ('Winged Migration') offer up a lot of pretty pictures; what they don't offer is something that feels like a movie. It generally doesn't feel as though 'Oceans' has any clear sense of purpose. Grade: C.
0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2009
The second annual Eco Go Go Fashion Show took over Fountain Square on Earth Day. The event featured environmental-conscious clothing and fashion designed around cycling.