by Jac Kern
The annual event, which turns 21 this year, celebrates Over-the-Rhine,
Cincinnati’s brewing history and the coming of Spring. And goats. But mostly,
beer! Bockfest weekend kicks off Friday with the parade, stepping off at 6 p.m. at Cincinnati’s
oldest bar, Arnold’s, and continuing north on Main Street to Bockfest Hall (1619
Moore St., Over-the-Rhine) for a ceremonial beer blessing.
Bockfest Hall will
fill with beer, food and live music all weekend long, offering brewery tours,
the Sausage Queen finals and traditional German performances throughout the
fest. Find a full event lineup here.
As usual, several bars
around Downtown and Over-the-Rhine also participate in the festivities with
plenty of local Bock beer.
annual showcase of edible artwork opens Friday. The Art of Food brings chefs and artists together for the seventh
year to prove you can wear your cake and eat it, too — that’s the saying,
right? Tonight’s opening features around 30 artists, more than 20 chefs and a
“Let Them Eat Cake (on the Cakewalk)” fashion show of beautiful and tasty
ensembles. Online tickets have sold out, but those in attendance are really in
for a treat (lots and lots of treats, actually). Read our cover story
for a look into the making of The Art of
Last year brought
us Night Owl Market, a
much-needed destination for late-night grub, shopping and music at the Central
parking lot at 107 Main Street. At Cincy NOM, local vendors and food trucks set
up shop near tons of popular bars until 3 a.m.! The Night Owl Market opens for
2013 in conjunction with Bockfest Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. When
your belly’s full of bock, swing by for some tasty noms from Café de Wheels,
C’est Cheese, Kaimelsky’s, SugarSnap! and more.
Saturday brings another
Macy’s Arts Sampler, a great opportunity to check out what all the local arts
organizations are up to. March’s sampler is focused in Washington Park and the
surrounding area in Over-the-Rhine (though there are a handful of participating
venues across the city). Free events include a Hip Hop dance class at Elementz,
a showcase of stage fight choreography at SCPA, performances from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati
Ballet, May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Opera
and much more. Find a full lineup of events here.
For more stuff to
do this weekend, check out our To Do page, full calendar and Rick Pender’s Stage Door for weekend theater offerings.
Artist Pam Kravetz and crew put the icing on the cake at 'The Art of Food'
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
For The Art of Food, Kravetz is the “marshmallow, glue and
sugar-coated sweetness” at the center of “Let Them Eat Cake (on the
Cakewalk),” a fashion show of 11 delectable looks from 15 artists
working with several layers of DAAP students, beauty experts, bakers and
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Art of Food is in its seventh
year at The Carnegie in Covington, but it wasn’t until last year that I
finally hit the opening night. It really made me regret that I’d missed
the first five. What an amazing event! So I’m writing this now, while
tickets are still available.
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The greatest thing since sliced bread might be the glass toast by Sandra Gross and Leah Busch at The Art of Food, in its sixth year at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.
by Jac Kern
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Bockfest is upon us! The annual celebration of Cincinnati's beer brewing history kicks off tonight with the Bockfest Parade, stepping off at 6 p.m. Organizers are keeping an eye on the weather, so check back with their site and Facebook page just in case. Even if the weather gets real ugly, just stop by one of the dozen participating venues where admission is free and beer is a-flowin'. Tons of special events coincide with the fest: Tonight, Park + Vine hosts its second annual veenie roast tonight (veggie hot dogs on delicious Mayday pretzel buns), Japps will feature a dance party tonight and Saturday, a Craft Menagerie takes over Arnold's Saturday and Washington Platform has a Bockfest Brunch Sunday, to name a few. And remember, you're not just getting your drink on, you're supporting Cincinnati history!Covington's Carnegie Center presents its sixth annual Art of Food show, opening tonight. As you might've guessed, this art exhibit is centered around all things edible. The reception features beautiful culinary creations (that you can actually eat) by everyone from BonBonnerie to La Poste, Queen City Cookies to Taste of Belgium. Admission is a little steep ($60 at the door for non-members), but you'll leave with your left brain and stomach both very satisfied. Admission after the reception is free. Get details here.It's always exciting when a new exhibit comes to the Contemporary Arts Center, and their opening parties are always a blast. Saturday the CAC welcomes two new art shows: I surrender, dear, Dasha Shishkin's first solo museum exhibit and Spectacle: The Music Video, curated by creative collective Flux. Read more about the artists here and check out our preview of Spectacle here. Music videos as art. Super cool.The opening reception kicks off at 8 p.m. In addition to checking out the artwork, electronic musician/wizard Dan Deacon will perform 8-9 p.m. If you haven't heard of him, here's a preview:Following the original performance is a DJ set 'til 11 p.m. The party is free and there will be a cash bar. Get more info here.If you didn't score tickets to tonight's sold out Black Keys show, there are plenty of other music options. Eli's BBQ on Riverside Drive hosts Downtown Country Band tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12. And really, any concert that also features barbecue is probably a sure bet. The Harlequins hosts an album release show Saturday at Mayday in Northside. Peep our interview with the crew. There are tons of other live music shows this weekend. Find them all on our music blog.This not enough for you? There are tons of other happenings this weekend. Arts? We got 'em. Theater? You bet. Foul-mouthed, inxtoicated comedians? Of course. Just check out our To Do page for all your fun-having needs.
Weaving together product packaging into fine art
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Visitors to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center’s annual exhibition The Art of Food, which is up now through April 15, have come to expect a particular brand of art — that which is made from or inspired by food. So, at first glance, the woven paper constructions of Jonpaul Smith come as a surprise. A closer examination, however, reveals his medium: The ubiquitous processed food packaging that permeates American culture.