by Jac Kern
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brand-building agency/print shop behind some of your favorite local
music/concert posters, opens its Newport studio doors to the public Friday for
it annual holiday party. ‘Housed for the Hollerdays is a perfect opportunity to
do some gift shopping for the music lovers on your list — posters run $10-$50;
framed prints start at $100. The free event also features live music from Pope
Goes the Evil (10-11 p.m.) and a holiday portrait photo booth. ‘Housed for the
Hollerdays runs 6 p.m.-midnight.
The 2014 Winter
Olympics begin in less than two months in Sochi, Russia. In anticipation for February’s
games, the United State Olympic Committee has organized the Road to Sochi tour.
The tour began in New York City last month, marking the 100-day countdown to
the games, and it stops at Fountain Square Friday. Fans can participate in
Winter Olympic simulated activities like ski jumping, curling and bobsledding
from 1-8 p.m.
African cultural organization Bi-Okoto hosts its annual Heritage Festival
Saturday. Swing by their Pleasant Ridge center to experience the traditional
music, dances, food and goods from various African countries. For more
information about Bi-Okoto and the fest, read our interview
with founders Ade and Jeaunita Olowe.
If you notice
dozens upon dozens of Santa Clauses traipsing across the city Saturday, don’t
worry — you’re not having a holiday party hangover-induced hallucination. It’s
Cincinnati Santacon time! Everyone in the holiday spirit is
invited to register online, grab a Santa suit and join in this holly jolly pub crawl. The Santa mob will
travel to various downtown bars and events until midnight, singing songs,
drinking booze and spreading holiday cheer. This year a “sleigh” (shuttle) will
be available for Santas wanting to swing through Mount Adams. To participate,
meet at Fountain Square at noon or follow Cincinnati Santacon on Facebook or
Twitter to join the group at another location.
also gets a holiday makeover Saturday. Volunteers will “Light Up OTR” with 2,000
luminarias distributed throughout Washington Park and on Elm, Race and Main
Streets from 6-9 p.m.
For more art openings,
theater shows, parties and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks and full calendar.
by Jac Kern
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Northside and OTR
get a lot of neighborhood love, but Walnut Hills is quickly becoming yet
another hot spot for local businesses, art galleries, shopping and more.
Support the Hills Friday and check out the Walk on Woodburn
from 6-9 p.m. Neusole
Glassworks will have a mobile glass-blowing truck, there will be plenty of live
music performances and caroling, Queen City Cookies will be hawking delicious
edible art and pop-up shops will be joining area businesses for all your holiday shopping needs. Read Her Magazine’s feature on the women of
This year has been
an a amazing time to live and work in Over-the-Rhine. Businesses, restaurants
and bars are opening every week, Washington Park’s revitalization has been a
success and the area is truly becoming a destination for locals and visitors
alike. On Friday, OTR will shine — and not just figuratively —with luminaries
for the third annual Light Up OTR
event. Volunteers will illuminate the streets beginning at 6 p.m., followed by
the lighting of the OTR tree at Kaze (new sushi spot opening next week at 1400
Vine St.) at 10 p.m.
Make Covington Pop
and Renaissance Covington keep the local love flowing as they present the first
annual 7th Street Makers Market Friday and Saturday. This festival
features area artists, bakers, farmers and business owners as they show off
their handmade and homegrown goods. Purchase gifts or goodies for yourself and enjoy
free gift wrapping at Artisan’s
Enterprise Center (AEC). Come hungry on Friday — there will be a food truck
happy hour outside AEC. The fun runs 5-8 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
Street style is rapidly
gaining attention in the fashion world. No longer is fashion defined as
couture on a runway model — everyday folks are showing off their personal
style and flair all around cities, especially Cincinnati. Rise of the Cool Kids
(#ROCK) is a celebration of individual style, art and music and it all goes
down Saturday at the Bertke Electric Warehouse in Northside. Guests will get to
be a part of Cincy’s first projected fashion show, filmed in advanced,
featuring local designers and fashionistas. It all kicks off at 7 p.m. and is
followed by an after-party at FB’s downtown (there will also be a free shuttle
going to and from each location.) Get tickets here.
On Saturday, Third
presents a third installment of its monthly
experimental film program, Staring Eyes. “Yule Logs and
Certain Types of Nog” will feature eclectic holiday-themed screenings — no Miracle on 34th Street here.
The event begins at 8 p.m.
Cincinnati Ballet’s The Nutcracker opens Friday;
OTRimprov’s The Naughty List continues
at Arnold’s Sunday-Tuesday; Find more weekend theater info here.
out our calendar for more events, art shows, theater
productions and more to do this weekend and beyond.