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by Hannah McCartney 11.06.2013
Posted In: Fun, Drinking, Culture at 12:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)
 
 
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Cincinnati's Trivia Nights

Here are places you can marry your loves for drinking and being nerdy

Nerds tend to gravitate toward other nerds because it's okay to talk about things like Star Wars, city referendums and why Apple products are superior to anything that is not an Apple product. Social drinkers tend to like hanging out with other social drinkers so that everyone's jokes seem funnier and it feels OK to eat enough nachos to serve a small family or do things like jump in public fountains. Much like peanut butter and jelly or Wes Anderson movies and white people, when combined these two traits form a harmonious swirl of glee and whimsy.There are myriad watering holes around Cincinnati with trivia nights featuring prizes and all sorts of food and drink specials and cash prizes for winning teams. Here are a bunch organized by day.  MONDAYS: • Brew House   Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 1047 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills, (513) 961-9058Win gift certificates to the Brew House. • Mount Lookout Tavern Mondays, 8 p.m., 3209 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout, (513) 871-9633$50 1st Place. • Neons UnpluggedMondays, 7 p.m., 208 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 827-9361.TUESDAYS: • Jefferson Social Tuesdays, 10 p.m., 101 East Freedom Way, The Banks, (513) 381-2623. $40 1st Place.• Mayday  Tuesdays, 8 p.m., 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, (513)-541-0999 • Willie’s Western Hills Tuesdays, 9 p.m., and Thursdays, 7 p.m., 6380 Glenway Ave., Western Hills, (513)-922-3377WEDNESDAYS: • Avenue Brew  Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 310 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, Ky., (859) 261-4381• Flipdaddy’s Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 7453 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, (513) 272-2337• Keystone Hyde Park  Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 3384 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 321-2150. Drink specials, $40 1st Place. • Molly Malone’s Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 112 E. 4th St., Covington, Ky., (859)-491-6659$2 draft special and prizes. • Longworth'sWednesdays, 8 p.m. 1108 Gregory St., Mount Adams, (513)-651-2253Drink specials, 1/2 price apps. • Next Chapter Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 940 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, (513)-381-1905 THURSDAYS: • Beer Sellar Thursdays, 8 p.m., 301 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., (859) 431-6969 $35 1st Place - $20 for best team name.Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments.
 
 
by Hannah McCartney 06.24.2013
Posted In: Culture, Life at 09:24 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Last Chance for The Answers Issue

We start answering tomorrow!

You have one more chance to submit us a question for CityBeat's first-ever Answers Issue — after today, we're closing the polls, sorting through all the questions and divvying them up amongst our reporting team. We'll spend the next few weeks hunting down the answers to your questions as best we can and bringing back all the info in a special themed issue sometime in July. Ask us questions about life in the Queen City you want answered — that means anything on city politics, arts and culture, food, sports, neighborhoods, E. coli in the Ohio River, bird law, Cincinnati's lizard history, what an inmate eats for breakfast at the Hamilton County Justice Center, etc. Whatever's on your mind. Go here to submit us the best questions you've got.
 
 

Summer Guide 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Even though we as adults don’t necessarily get an extended summer vacation, the memory of childhoods spent basking in a solar hug from June to August — wiping dripping Popsicles from our hands and jumping through sprinklers — stays with us. And our Summer Guide celebrates and recognizes all those wistful traditions with a grown-up twist.    

Bar-Crawl Bingo

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bar-Crawl Bingo is a game of chance, but instead of sitting in a Bingo hall while someone calls out random letter and number combinations, you take your Bar-Crawl Bingo card with you as you travel from bar to bar, observing and marking off occurrences as you go.   

One-Horse Town

Deconstructing the food, games, booze and decor behind the Horseshoe, Cincinnati's first and only urban casino

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
 We’ve already covered the social, political and economic angles of the development of the Horseshoe in previous CityBeat issues, but for this issue, with no real agenda, we decided to just wander a few blocks over to the Horseshoe after work to check out the behemoth and see what all the fuss was about.  
by Hannah McCartney 05.16.2012
Posted In: Sex, State Legislature, Women's Health at 10:49 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Planned Parenthood Battles Pro-Life Defunding Efforts

House hearing voices pro-choice concerns on House Bill 298

Planned Parenthood advocates and supporters packed a hearing room in Columbus this morning to demonstrate opposition against controversial House Bill 298, a measure that, if passed, would put family planning clinics such as Planned Parenthood at the back of the line for state funding, instead giving priority to health departments. The House Health Committee heard testimony from bill supporters and opponents. "If PP is defunded, we will still offer a full range of options for care, but the working poor will have no way to pay for them," testified Beth Lonn, Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, according to a tweet from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio. Opponents of HB 298 express concern that the reprioritizing of funds would deny high-need women, particularly those of low income, access to preventive, affordable health care services. "More than 96% of what we do is to provide essential lifesaving cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, sex education and counseling to nearly 100,000 Ohio women and families, regardless of one’s ability to pay," reads a segment on the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio website. Rep. Nicki Antonio (D-Lakewood) expressed her concern for bill supporters' motivation, noting, "The proposed defunding bill is is a move based on ideology, not on practical needs of Ohioans...There are many counties in Ohio without alternatives to PP. It's a 'Health Care Desert.'"Supporters of the bill such as Ohio Right to Life tout the measure as a way to steer funds away from the "abortion industry." The bill is now awaiting a committee vote.
 
 
by Jac Kern 01.18.2012
Posted In: Events, Fashion, Fun, TV/Celebrity, Shopping at 06:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 
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My Night with Tim Gunn

Project Runway mentor, author, fashion guru and catch phrase king Tim Gunn stopped by Cincinnati this weekend as he opened the 2012 SmartTalk ConnectedConversations speaker series at the Aronoff Center. Gunn, who I envision as that proverbial angel on everyone's shoulder, was just as sweet in person as on TV.

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by Jac Kern 10.28.2011
Posted In: TV/Celebrity, Music, Northside, Fun, Events, Concerts at 12:55 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 
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Your Halloweekend To Do List: 10/28-10/30

There's usually so much happening the weekend before Halloween that the problem isn't finding something to do, it's narrowing your options down! Here are some fun, spooky, booze-filled and/or kid-friendly suggestions. It's the Halloweekend, baby I'm about to have me some fun.Tonight is Final Friday in OTR, so check out gallery openings/shows at Aisle, YES, Static Age and 1305. Might as well Pimp That Pumpkin while you're in the neighborhood! If you're feeling nostalgic while in OTR, definitely check out the Final Friday OTR Skate at the OTR Rec Center. $3 gets you a skate rental, lessons from the Cincinnati Rollergirls, music by DJ Apryl Reign and Diamonn Gurr, horror film screenings, games and more. Go here to get all the details, and be sure to wear skate-friendly attire!Perhaps you had a little more glam in mind for your Friday evening? Head over to Northside's Mayday for Ziggyween 2011, where you'll witness a live, full recreation of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Also appearing are Scandinavian Leather and the original Gypsy Hut staff, dressed as the Mayday staff. That's more than you can shake a delicious, gourmet, pretzel-encased hot dog at (which, by the way, are $2 all night). Check out maydaynorthside.com for details.

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Tricks, Treats and Spooky Fun for Kids

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Halloween is, at its heart, a children’s holiday. Despite the hugely popular and profitable businesses of haunted houses and adult costumes, it’s kids who get more out of October than anyone else. It does not memorialize a war and has little religious significance. Its the playful, secular traditions that have risen above its Christian and Gaelic ones.  

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