by Jac Kern
If your New Year’s
resolution is to go out more and explore the city in 2013, get started this
weekend by checking out some of these events.
Thunder-Sky Inc. hosts an
opening reception for New Magic and Costume
Shoppe Friday 6-10 p.m. The Northside gallery, which highlights “outsider
art” and supports creatives with disabilities, will display paintings by
Yohana Junker, masks by David Earl Johnson and some beloved clown costumes by Raymond Thunder-Sky himself.
brides-to-be (and psycho girlfriends eager to jump the gun) will flock to Duke
Energy convention center this weekend for Wendy’s Bridal Show. More
than 150 event planners, gown retailers, caterers and other wedding experts
will be on hand to help create your big day from the invitations to the perfect
reception music. Each day features fashion shows with dresses from Wendy’s
Cincinnati Bride. The expo runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday. Get $2 off admission here.Argentinean
pianist Ingrid Fliter joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for some
high-energy performances Friday and Saturday. Fliter will perform Ravel’s G Major Piano
Concerto. Additionally, the CSO will present Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
for tickets and more information.
Ohio native and fashion
photographer Rob Deaton has teamed up with Laura Kirkpatrick (America’s Next Top Model runner-up, ANTM All-Stars contestant and Kentucky
native) to present Fashion Angels, a charity event benefiting the Freestore Foodbank, American Cancer Society
and Dyslexia foundation Beautiful Minds. Taking place at Loveland’s Receptions
Banquet Center, Fashion Angels runs Friday-Sunday featuring runway shows by
more than a dozen designers. VIP ticket holders will enjoy cocktail parties and
a meet-and-greet with Deaton and Kirkpatrick.
If bar hopping is
on your schedule this weekend, be sure to read this week’s Drink column for
tips on how to step up your cocktail game this year.
For more art
openings, theater shows, concerts and other events, check out our full