by Jac Kern
116 days ago
Posted In: Events
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discourage partying and street art — not The London Police. The British art duo
has been leaving their precision-meets-cartoony signature pieces across
Covington throughout the past week and tonight, from 7-11 p.m. at BLDG,
The London Police will reveal the sites of their work, which includes several
small-scale pieces and one mural. Meet the duo, purchase their work and see
them perform live as TLP Dog Singers.
The 25th Annual Midwest Black
Family Reunion takes places this weekend, bringing more than 50,000 people to
Sawyer Point — making it one of the city’s largest family-focused annual festivities.
Events include a parade Saturday, Sunday morning service, food and retail
vendors, live music, town hall meetings and much more. Go here
for a full event schedule.
As students across the
Tri-state prepare to head back to school, you can do your part to ensure safe,
accessible sex education is available through Planned Parenthood. The
organization’s fundraiser, Summer’s
Over – What a Drag…Show features two drag shows with lots of performances
Saturday night at The Cabaret, above Below Zero in Over-the-Rhine. The shows —
featuring drag queens and kings, including RuPaul’s
Drag Race’s Mystique “Bitch, I am from Chicago” Summers — begin at 7 and
8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 GA or $30 for both shows if purchased online ($5 at
the door). All proceeds go toward sex education through Planned
Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region.
Park will be abuzz this weekend, as per usual. The City Flea sets up Saturday,
fulfilling all your quirky shopping needs (plus eats and drinks from local
foods trucks and vendors) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Later that night at 9 p.m., it’s
Date Night Movie time with Julie and
Julia (which sounds more like a Date Night with Mom Movie, but we’re not
judging). And Sunday is full of free performances, starting with ArtsWave’s
Sundays in the Park. Cincinnati
Ballet Second Company will present a free performance and dance-along at 2 and
3 p.m. To really make the most out of your day (without opening your wallet),
stick around for Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m., where Cincinnati
Shakespeare Company will present a free performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.For more art openings, summer festivals, theater shows and other stuff to do this weekend, check out
our To Do
picks and full calendar.
by Jac Kern
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A downtown nightclub might not be the most
likely spot to find a pop-up gallery, local visual artists, independent
filmmakers and other creatives, but that’s exactly what’s happening Friday at
Luxe. RAWartists Cincinnati is a local chapter of RAW:natural born artists
which describes itself as an “international
independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent
creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry,
photography, models and performing art.” The organization gives artists in
various cities the tools to produce and showcase their work to the public. RAW
hosts RADIATE, an event featuring a
fashion show, short film screening, art gallery and music from Sweet Ray Laurel
and Honey Combs. The artravaganza begins at 8 p.m., followed by an after-party of drinks and dancing at midnight. Tickets are $15 at the door.
A belly dancing
convention in Cincinnati? Yup, that’s happening this
weekend. Sharonville Convention Center fills with dancers, music, Middle
Eastern culture and lots of exposed tummies Friday-Sunday. Visitors can attend
for belly dancing performances as well as workshops. Work those hips!
This weekend brings the Midwest
Black Family Reunion to town for the 24th year.
Celebrate African-American culture with Gospel and R&B music, lots of food,
guest speakers, a parade and more, Friday-Saturday at Sawyer Point.
The City Flea
takes over Washington Park Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You never know what
kinds of treasures you’ll find at this urban flea market: from vintage boots
and handmade rings to terrariums and refurbished furniture. Re-fuel with noms
from Fireside Pizza, Queen City Cookies, Taste of Belgium and more tasty local
Pull your rainbow
spandex bodysuit out of storage, because it’s time for another local LGBTQ
celebration! Northside Pride Festival
kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday and
continues ‘til closing time for the neighborhood’s bars and businesses. Start
off with a party at Hoffner Park where there will be free grill-out grub,
Vitamin Water, HIV testing, music and more, then make your way through
Northside hot spots for more fun and specials all night long. Participating
businesses include The Serpent, Junkers Tavern, Chameleon and Northside Tavern,
which hosts a Chicken Lays An Egg fashion show 5-7 p.m. DJs and drag queens for
The Taft Museum highlights
animals in art this weekend with the Third Sunday Funday series for families. Kids
can look for animals in works throughout the museum, make animal puppets, get
some wildlife face painting and even meet some critters from the Cincinnati
Zoo. The free event runs 1-4 p.m. Sunday.