by Jac Kern
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Did you know today is World Environment Day? In 1972, the
United Nations designated June 5 as a day to spread global awareness of
ecological issues and encourage political response. This year’s theme is Green
Economy: Does It Include You? If you partake in some especially green
activities this week, such as organizing a recycling drive, planting trees or
working to stop plastic bag use, you can register your efforts here for a chance to win a fuel-efficient Kia!
As if you didn’t know already, thousands will flock to
Riverbend tonight for Radiohead’s first Cincinnati concert. Caribou, who headlined
2010’s MidPoint Music Festival opens the show. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the
concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Oddly, tickets are still available. Hey, Thom Yorke ain't no Jimmy Buffett.
For the handful of readers who aren’t attending, La Poste
kicks off its Summer Wine Series tonight. The four-event package features three
educational wine classes (tonight, July 7 and Aug. 10) and a final five-course
grand tasting Sept. 11. Each event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tonight is Wine Tasting
101: Learn from sommeliers about how to taste, discover and interpret different
wines. Professionals will describe sight, nose, palate and structural
variations and you sip your way through each varietal and enjoy hors d’oeuvre.
La Poste promises a comfortable setting for newbies to ask questions. Buy
series tickets here
or just admission for tonight’s course here.The Fringe Festival continues tonight. Check out a fully lineup with reviews here.Tonight is MOTR Pub's weekly Writer's Night. Fists of Love's Donna J hosts the open mic where all poets, musicians, singers and spoken-word artists are welcome to share original work. One artist will walk away with 40 bucks! Sign ups begin at 8:30 p.m.