by Jac Kern
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Labor Day weekend
is upon us, and even though the weather may stay hot through October, it
represents our kiss goodbye to summer. Fire up the grill, bust out the
margaritas and find your prime spot to watch Sunday’s WEBN fireworks
because no matter which side of the river you’re cheering from, there are tons
of events to cram in this long weekend.
Washington Park sometime Friday-Sunday to check out the AVP Cincinnati Open. Pro beach volleyball
players straight from the London Olympics compete daily to qualify for the 2012
AVP Championships in Santa Barbara, Calif. Tickets run $15-20.
The MidPoint Indie
Summer Series wraps up Friday night with Wussy, R. Ring and The Guitars playing
Fountain Square, 7-11 p.m. We’re officially four weeks away from the main
event: MPMF Sept. 27-29. Do you have your wristband yet? You should get on
Enjoy Friday’s blue
with a group ride organized by The Urban Basin Bicycle Club. Meet at outside Know Theater by 8:30 p.m. and enjoy a short, flat ride around
Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. Deck yourself and your ride out with battery-powered lights,
sparkles and other shiny materials to keep this ride fun and safe for everyone.
Final Friday means
OTR’s galleries, bars, restaurants and shops will be a-buzz all night. After
you’ve gotten your arts and drinks fix, be sure to check out the Night Owl
Market at the
parking lot at Main Street and Central Parkway. Food vendors
will be serving up tasty goodness from 10 p.m.-3 a.m., in addition to shopping and more
late-night fun. Read more about the new monthly market here.
Has it been a
while since you made the voyage north to Harveysburg for the Ohio Renaissance
Festival? The epic old-timey fair returns this weekend,
and it’s way more than what you probably remembered as a kid. The 30-acre, re-created
16th century English village is chock-full of jousting, mud fights and
fire-breathers, games, rides and shopping, plus more food and booze than you can
shake a giant turkey leg at! The fest is open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Monday
and weekends through Oct. 21. Huzzah!
many find the Ren Fest to be a romantic outing,
maybe you're looking for a different suggestion for date night. Fountain Square hosts the
Guinness Oyster Fest Saturday. What, oyster speed-eating contests don’t rev your engine? Well, the
slippery mollusks are known to be an aphrodisiac.
So chow down on raw and cooked oyster dishes from area restaurants and enjoy
plenty of Guinness and live music from 5-10 p.m.
The lovely little
town of Rabbit Hash in Burlington celebrates its 33rd
annual Old Timer’s Day Saturday. The “center of the universe”
promises a day of live music, yummy
grub, a “barnival” for kids and endless river views. Leave the coolers at home
— the General Store is stocked with all the snacks, pop and beer you’ll need (plus
countless rustic knick knacks you’ll want to take home). Visit the mayor (Lucy
Lou, a border collie) and walk through the picturesque community 11 a.m.-11
Plus, Browngrass 2012, New Noise Showcase and Stanley's Blues & BBQ offer variety of local performers
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Cincy Punk Pop quintet Loudmouth has played
well-attended gigs regularly around town for the past half decade or so,
eventually becoming headliners of self-booked multi-band shows at
places like Madison Theater in Covington. This Friday, the group returns
to the club for its farewell show and the release party for its final
album, the eight-song Future Boredom.
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Washington Park’s renovations are
finally complete and the eight-acre space is now open to the public! The new
park features a performance stage, interactive musical fountains, dog park,
playground, underground garage and more great additions. Peruse the grounds,
grab a free treat from Streetpops or Taste of Belgium, and check out a free
World Choir Games Friendship Concert at 5 p.m. Saturday will kick off a weekly
program for children featuring interactive appearances by Cincinnati Museum
Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Art Museum and more, noon-2 p.m. each
Saturday. The park is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and will host several weekly
free concerts and other events.Make your way
through Downtown Middletown
restaurants, galleries and shops for the popular First Friday Art Walk.
Participating businesses include The Loft Gallery, Bella “a unique boutique”
and Hollywood Dance Attire. Get your arts and shopping fix from 5-9 p.m.
Motorcycle Rally continues tonight through Sunday on the Levee. Mingle with
bikers, soak up some sun and enjoy live music and games all weekend.
temperature shoots above 100 degrees, sometimes you just want to strip down and
take a relaxing swim. At Paradise Gardens, nudity isn’t just allowed, it’s
required! One of the city’s two nudist camps hosts an open house Saturday from
noon-6 p.m. Go for a swim, sunbathe, go fishing and maybe even conquer some
body shyness all in one day! Go here for more information, location details and FAQs.
It’s time for the
monthly dance party at Northside Tavern, Projectmill’s Dance_MF. Saturday’s
theme celebrates all things woman: Dance_FemmeF.
Get down to some music by female artists and DJs and donate what you can to the
Anna Louise Inn, a safe and affordable housing option for local women in need.
Parties for a cause are the best kind
Sundays are for
relaxing, day drinking and taking a break before the work week. What better
place to spend this special day than Rabbit Hash? The quirky, tiny town, known
to many as the “Center of the Universe,”
hosts Folksiders Market each second Sunday. Vendors will be selling fine art, pottery, paper goods,
unique found objects, vintage knick-knacks, food and more. Play with the town
dogs, grab a beer or sarsaparilla from the wonderful General Store and enjoy a
calming view of the river. The market runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m.There are dozens of World Choir Games competitions, free concerts, events and workshops across the city this weekend. Find a full lineup here.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Last year around this time, Boogie Woogie Blues specialist Ricky Nye brought his musical pals from France to the U.S. for a series of local/regional tour dates to promote Ville du Bois, the album they recorded during one of Nye’s frequents treks to Europe three years ago. Now, Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band are in the midst of their second run of regional dates, supporting the combo’s second album, a self-titled affair.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I will definitely see you at these events coming up as autumn kicks into high gear. Yum. Let's start with two incredible words: "Chocolate Festival." Mark your calendar for the first ever Cincinnati Chocolate Festival on Oct. 24, noon-5 p.m. at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village.