Dec. 25 • MOTR Pub
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Most people have some sort of plans for this
Tuesday. But for those who don’t celebrate Christmas — and, especially,
for those who need a family-gathering escape hatch — MOTR Pub and The
Guitars have an easy (and free!) out.
by Jac Kern
at 11:52 AM | Permalink
Have you ever
watched Sons of Anarchy and thought you’d make a mean addition to an MC or a
badass old lady? Well, stop because you’re crazy and that’s dangerous. But you can hang out with some
real, law-abiding bikers tonight at the Levee. Head out to the Newport Motorcycle Rally from 5-11 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday and features live music, games and food each day.
Geoff Tate and In Living Color alum Tommy Davidson
both perform in town this week. Tate made his national television debut this year on Craig Ferguson and recorded a CD/DVD at
MOTR in April. His show at Go Bananas begins at 8 p.m. Davidson performs at
Funny Bone on the Levee through Sunday; his show tonight also starts at 8.
With the World Choir
Games in full swing, there are lots of performances around the city today: Free
Friendship Concerts (5 p.m., Bellarmine Chapel; 7 p.m., Schmidlapp Event Lawn
at The Banks; 7 p.m., Village Green Park; 7:30 p.m. Newport on the Levee; 8
p.m., Blue Wisp)Folklore Open Competition ($15-$40, 4 p.m. Aronoff Center)Musica Sacra Celebration Concert ($28-$42, 7:30 p.m., Fountain Square)Youth
Choirs of Equal Voices Open Competition ($15-$40, 7:30 p.m., School for
Creative and Performing Arts - SCPA)Global Harmony Celebration Concert
($28-$42, 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Masonic Center)Folklore Champions Competition
($15-$40, 8 p.m. SCPA).Go here
for a full schedule of WCG concerts, competitions and events.
by Jac Kern
Goeff Tate's comedy recording, cheap and tasty eats
You know when you discover something new, like a word or band, and suddenly, they're everywhere? Well, if you've recently started following comedian Geoff Tate, you're probably having a similar experience. Dude is popping up left and right.Two weeks ago, the Cincinnati native appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson after the host saw his stand-up in Wichita, Kan. Tate's five-minute set definitely brought the laughs. Check it out:Hearing Craig Ferguson say "MOTR Pub" on television did kind of make me squeal.Tate is back in Cincy this week to record a CD/DVD at MOTR tonight through Wednesday. Comedy starts at 8 p.m. each night and admission is just $5. Have a couple laughs (and beers) and support this up-and-comer. Find details here.Keystone Bar & Grill nabbed a Best of Cincinnati staff pick for "Best Comfort Food All Jazzed Up," and tonight is a perfect opportunity to check it out for yourself. Famous for their killer macaroni and cheese, Keystone has locations in Covington and Hyde Park. Their twists on the homestyle classic include the Fleetwood Mac (fresh mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes) and The B.B. King (grilled barbecue chicken and bacon). Best of all, mac-n-cheese is half-price on Mondays.Speaking of staff favorites, downtown dive bar Knockback Nat's also made this year's list as the "Best Place to get Smoked Out." OK, get your mind out of the head shop — we're talking about Knockback's delicious smoked wings. Knockback Nat's transcends typical bar food with these meaty wings they smoke outside behind the bar. On Mondays they're just 50 cents a pop, so enjoy the smoky goodness and wash it all down with a cold brewski.Find art exhibits and other daily events on our To Do list and check out music blog for tonight's live shows.
by Jac Kern
If you don't have tickets to tonight's MythBusters: Behind the Myths event, you better call up your best nerdy scalper, because the live show sold out! Yup, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage bring their Discovery Channel show to life with a touring production that kicked off this January in California. The ginger-esque duo take a fun, scientific approach to debunking commonly believed wives' tails and oddball myths. In addition to behind-the-scene stories and film footage, Adam and Jamie will perform experiments on stage with plenty of audience participation. The show is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Aronoff Center.Park+Vine's Vegan Slowcooker Throwdown, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. Check their calendar or follow P+V on Facebook for updates. You can still celebrate meatless Monday by grabbing lunch or items to make dinner at the green general store."Riot-Folk" musician Ryan Harvey performs at the Occupy Cincinnati Community Warehouse (2023 Dunlap St., Over-the-Rhine) tonight. Harvey and his collective are touring around the country to inspire Occupy movements to keep fighting the good fight. Local Greg Zoller opens. The event runs 8-11 p.m. Get details here.If you're still experiencing some residual St. Patrick's Day drinking enthusiasm, Northside's Mayday presents Monday Mayhem each week – stop by between 4 p.m.-midnight and grab a dog and a draft for under eight bucks. Mayday's gourmet hot dogs are served on homemade pretzel buns with delicious, unique toppings. And their beer selection is killer. Or stop by Milton's on Prospect Hill for Vinyl Club. Bring your records to share or have a DJ spin 'em for you while you enjoy a drink. The night starts at 10 p.m.Later tonight, Cincinnati native Geoff Tate will appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The comedian offers a storytelling style and has been compared to the late, great Mitch Hedberg. Tune into CBS at 12:35 a.m.Follow our music blog and To Do page for more nightly events.