by Jac Kern
138 days ago
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Remember when you
could buy a proper cocktail with the spare change in your pocket? OK, probably
not, but you can still enjoy Prohibition-era prices at Japp’s new happy hour
kicking off Friday. From 4-6 p.m. tonight (and each night thereafter), Japp’s
will serve up 33-cent Plymouth gin
martinis with a side of live Jazz and ‘20s-‘30s standards.
Pet owners have rallied for a downtown dog park for years; now there
are two! In addition to Washington Park’s AstroTurfed dog area is Fido Field on
Eggleston Ave. The space is made possible my volunteers and fundraising, as it
is not managed by the Cincinnati Park Board. Help contribute to the maintenance
of Fido Field by enjoying a night out on the Balls Around the Block bar crawl
Friday. Dog lovers and drinkers alike will hop from the Contemporary Arts Center
(check-in by 6 p.m.) to bars like Igby’s, Righteous Room, Madonna’s and more,
enjoying drink and food specials at various locations. Registration for the
event has closed; walk-ups will be accepted until 7 p.m. at the CAC for $40.
Check out the bar crawl map and learn more about Fido Field here.
While there aren’t any new theater productions opening this week, there
are plenty of shows to check out at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble
Theatre Cincinnati, Playhouse in the Park and Covington’s Carnegie Center. Read
about them in Rick Pender’s Stage Door.
Downtown’s newest bar, 601 Lounge and Nightclub, hosts a grand opening Saturday. Doors open at 9 p.m.; $10
cover includes two free drinks. Like a lot of newer downtown clubs, 601 looks
to cater to the VIP/bottle service crowd, so dress to impress — or you’ll
be stuck in the cold.
Check out our calendar
for more events, art shows, concerts,
theater productions and more happening this weekend
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Events
at 11:30 AM | Permalink
It was 79 years
ago this past Wednesday that Prohibition was repealed in the United States.
After more than a dry decade of bootlegging, gangsters and booze-related crime,
people could finally go to a bar and enjoy a cocktail legally. Can you imagine
the parties that were thrown the night Prohibition ended? Tonight, Japp's
recreates that celebration with the second annual Get Wet Repeal Day Party Friday.
Get dolled up and
party like it’s 1933 with performances by Rose Room and Cin City Burlesque and
a DJ Havination dance party. Hot bites will be cooking up all night long; use
the speakeasy password “George Remus”
for cocktail specials featuring Canadian
Club. It’ll be just like a scene in Boardwalk
Empire — minus all that murder and stuff.
Want to get
involved in local television and radio? Media Bridges hosts a holiday open
house at their Central Parkway facility from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Learn
about Media Bridges, WVQC and how to create your own media for TV and radio. Go
here for more information.
If your office
holiday party is a drag, skip that shit and head to Newport for Powerhouse
annual shin dig Friday. Enjoy drinks, music and great deals on Powerhouse’s
rockin’ posters — perfect gifts for the music lovers on your shopping list. The
first 50 partiers to arrive will get a freebie holiday print.
Second Saturday time, and this
month features NVISION’s newly expanded space with the opening reception for
artist Nancy Gamon; craft beer tasting contest at Mayday; Chicken Lays an Egg
three-year anniversary; Hopnosis small batch specialty beer bash at The Comet
and much more.
Did reading this
month’s drink column make you want to learn
more about the art of brewing and cupping coffee? Rob Hoos of Nossa Coffee,
Adam Shaw of Deeper Roots Coffee, Alex Stahler of Tazza Mia host a “Coffee
Nerdom” class this Sunday at 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab in OTR. Learn about
specialty coffee, the cupping process and single-brewing methods — and get your
caffeine buzz on. Go here
See our To Do picks
for more suggested happenings this weekend and check out our calendar
for a full lineup of arts, theater, classes and other events.
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I don’t know about you, but when it comes
to flu shots, I’d rather skip the doctor and follow the advice of a
good bartender, like Rom Wells of The Rookwood in Mount Adams. He
prescribes a single barrel (preferably barrel proof) whiskey, lemon and
honey, with a whole star anise, cinnamon stick and clove in it, served
in a snifter. That sounds like a cure for the common winter blahs.