Remembering Mike Amann, Covington's public arts advocate
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Mike Amann wasn’t interested in
overthinking things. The designer, gallery owner, contemporary art
collector, husband and new father was more prone to spontaneous acts of
creativity than pre-calculated plans. Whatever the project, he always
dove right in and went for it.
by Jac Kern
Photography’s bad boy, Tyler Shields, returns
to Cincinnati for another exhibit at Miller Gallery, kicked off with an opening
reception in Over-the-Rhine Friday. Known for his controversial celebrity
photos, Shields last exhibited at Miller Gallery in October as part of
FotoFocus. Now he’s back showing off his latest collection of photos, Suspense, featuring images of people
falling, floating and flipping across striking backgrounds. Friday’s opening is
a pop-up gallery party at the Hanke Building (1130 Main St., OTR). VIP $50
tickets grant 8 p.m. admission, free valet parking, an open bar and photo op
with Shields. General admission from 9 p.m.-midnight is $10 and includes three
drink tickets. It’s
sure to be a super party and a great chance to brush shoulders with the “who’s
who” of the art community. Proceeds benefit Flashes of Hope, a national nonprofit with the
mission to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured. Buy tickets here or bring cash at the door.
Across the river in Newport, Powerhouse
Factories celebrates music festival season with a Summer
Shindig Friday. Enjoy live music from The Pinstripes, a great view from
Powerhouse’s patio, great deals on the factory’s excellent assortment music
posters (BOGO half-off) and frosty beers from MadTree Brewery. The free party
runs 6 p.m.-midnight.
The Fringe Festival continues this weekend
(through June 8), with plenty of original, unusual and just plan weird theater performances throughout the city. Go here
for performance reviews, a complete
festival schedule and the official festival guide. And getcho Fringe on!
The 46th annual Summerfair takes
over Coney Island Friday-Sunday. This festival, one of the oldest continuous
art fairs in the country, features more than 300 fine artists, crafters, youth
arts organizations and performers exhibiting and selling photographs, pottery,
textiles, jewelry and much more.
a Shark or a Jet? A Greaser or a Soc? A Mod or a Rocker? Do you rock a scooter
or a motorcycle? Either way, folks from “both sides of the tracks” will come
together this weekend for the Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally, a
weekend-long event to promote unity between both types of motor enthusiasts.
Events include family-friendly rides, a pin-up girl contest, a bike rally,
happy hour, a group breakfast and more. A $30 pass gets you admission to all
the three-day events. Go here
for more info.
For more art, shows, festivals, concerts and
events to check out this weekend, peep our To Do picks
by Jac Kern
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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.