Local craft breweries aim to reclaim the Queen City's title as King of Beers
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Whether you’re interested in checking
out the breweries, sampling their eclectic beers or filling up your
growler and heading for home, these local breweries promise to make the
future of Cincinnati brewing just as respected as its storied past.
by Jac Kern
40 days ago
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technically be over, but that doesn’t mean the spooky fun has to end. Exhale
Dance Tribe’s annual Halloween performance Dead
Can Dance takes over Memorial Hall Friday night. An eerie, engaging show in
a historically haunted building? Check. Snacks and drinks included? Check. A chance to
get another wear out of your costume? Check. (Attendees are encouraged to come
“dressed as your worst nightmare.”) Read our full feature here.
gallery/boutique in Covington hosts its grand opening this weekend. Shrewdness of Apes (32 W. Seventh
St.) opens its first art show, On Wood,
with a reception 6-10 p.m. Friday. Guests can also purchase local artwork, home
décor, jewelry and accessories and other handmade goods.
season comes to an end this time of year, and if you didn’t get a chance to
head to an area farm, Saturday’s City Apple Festival is your ticket for
local, seasonal produce. Washington Park’s first-ever apple fest runs 11 a.m.-6
p.m. featuring live music and local vendors in addition to apples and other
fresh fruits and veggies for sale. Find a full list of participating bands and vendors here.
& Bean is a full-service bicycle retail/repair shop and coffee house located in Florence. This Saturday, the joint
hosts a home sale and swap from 1-3 p.m. Bring at least six home interior items
(pictures, rugs, end tables, frames, lamps, etc.) to the shop to sell or swap
with others. Be sure to only bring decor others would actually want to have —
no tacky “Goodwill rejects,” so leave that porch goose with the seasonal
bonnets and aprons in your garage. Go here
for more details.
Do you just wanna
dance? Mayday hosts All Twerk and No Play, a weekly dance party, every Saturday
starting this weekend. LOOKUP mans the ship this Saturday, presenting a
nautical-themed party. The fun starts at 10 p.m. and, with daylight savings ending
Sunday and clocks “falling back” at 2 a.m. Sunday, attendees will get an extra
hour of dancing!
Yoga in unconventional
spaces is always fun. Every Sunday this month, Modo Yoga will bring its urban
yoga series to Rhinegeist brewery. The free yoga class begins at 10:30 a.m.
starting this Sunday, followed by beers and brunch.
For more art openings,
parties and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
Door for weekend theater offerings. And for those riding the Halloween wave
until it crashes, peep ScaryBeat
for some final spooky and fun events of the season.
Grayscale Cincinnati reinvents the model for city entertainment spaces
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When we think about current
resurgence of metropolitan Cincinnati — including the successful renovations of Fountain Square and Washington Park — it
seems that the best approach to building a better town might not be
constructing an altogether new wheel, but rather reinventing it.
by Jac Kern
131 days ago
Music Hall will
come to life this weekend. Thanks to a collaboration between Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra, Landor Associates and funding from local organizations, the
Cincy landmark will be part of LumenoCity, a first-of-its-kind multimedia performance
in Washington Park Saturday and Sunday. Many details of the performance won’t
be revealed until the show, but we know it involves live orchestra music set to
a process called architectural mapping — where three-dimensional graphics are
projected onto a building’s surface, interacting with its
architectural details, causing the building to illuminate and appear in motion. This process of mapping
has been done before (just check out the video below), but never
like what we’ll see this weekend.
marks Maestro Louis
Langrée’s arrival as the CSO’s new musical director. The free concert takes
place at 8:30 p.m. in Washington Park Saturday and Sunday. Bring your own
seating. Read more about the event here.
Newly opened OTR brewery Rhinegeist unveils its limited edition Saber Tooth Tiger IPA
with a celebration Saturday. This Imperial IPA is the brewery’s first “Rarity,”
meaning they’ll brew it only once and have a limited amount. Admission to
the release party is $10 and includes a goblet with 12 oz. of STT and
guaranteed option to purchase a 32 oz. growler of the IPA. There will also be
local food vendors, live music, merch for purch(ase) and more. The event runs 5-10 p.m. Saturday.
Buy tickets here.
definitely got a case of the blues this weekend with Cincy Blues Fest at Sawyer
Point Friday-Saturday and Findlay Market’s Blue BBQ Sunday. The Cincy Blues
Society’s CBF turns 21 this year, bringing dozens of Blues acts from around the
country. Check out our preview here.
p.m. Sunday, Findlay Market’s eighth annual Blue BBQ brings local Blues
musicians together with delicious barbeque from Eli’s BBQ, Velvet Smoke and
other area restaurants. Go here
for more info.
It’s an end of
a sweaty era Saturday as Northside Tavern holds the final Dance_MF EVER.
Projectmill’s monthly first Saturday dance party has been going strong for five
years, steaming up the Tavern’s back room and even taking to the high seas (or
at least the Ohio River) for a couple RiverDance_MF events on a boat. So limber up, drink up
and dance your ass off one last time, starting at 10 p.m.For more art openings, summer festivals and other stuff to do this weekend, check out
our To Do
picks, full calendar
and Rick Pender’s Stage
for weekend theater offerings.
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Rhinegeist head brewer Jim Matt had to
order new pint glasses just a week after the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s
newest craft brewery. “People liked them so much that the first
1,500 walked out the door,” Matt says, noting that all eight kegs they
sold at nearby Neons were gone by 9 p.m. opening night.