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A piece of Cincinnati nostalgia is on display again for
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It’s been nearly 20 years since the famous Seinfeld episode “The Strike” introduced America to the concept of Festivus, the Costanza family’s
long-lost nondenominational anti-holiday.
by Jac Kern
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on Short Vine presents its second annual
Holiday Art Show Friday. The exhibit features works by local and national
tattoo artists on sale for $25 or less. In addition to browsing artwork, guests
can enjoy free craft cocktails and book future tattoo appointments. Bring a
donation of toys, clothing, books or $5 to benefit the Children’s Home of
The festive fun continues
along Short Vine with more art on display at Gallery 77, Popp=d Art and
Bogart’s, drink specials at Dive Bar, shopping at Vursa Limited, music at Mio’s
Pizzeria and more. Beelistic’s party kicks off at 5 p.m. and continues until
midnight (or until the art sells out).
Rabbit Hash’s annual
Christmas Parade takes place Saturday at 4 p.m. Cajun Jazz group Lagniappe will
inject a little Southern flair at the holiday party that follows. Swing by the
General Store, drink a little something to warm you up and frolic with the
famous Rabbit Hash dogs!
Former Cincinnati Ballet
members Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida return to the city and company for
holiday classic The Nutcracker. This
family-friendly production opens Friday, runs all weekend and continues through
Dec. 29. Read our interview with the couple here.
Nothing says happy holidays
like a booze cruise! Enjoy some of Greater Cincinnati’s finest — from beer to
views — on the Christian Moerlein Brew Ho Ho Ho Dinner Cruise Saturday. Attendees
will board the boat at 6 p.m. and set sail from BB Riverboats 7-9:30 p.m. The
night includes a four-beer tasting, buffet, music from a live DJ and a souvenir
Moerlein pint glass. Adult tickets are $55, $26 for sightseeing only. Book the
Enjoy a Christmas Carol-inspired brunch this Sunday
at Orchids at Palm Court’s Dickens Brunch. English favorites like roast beef
with Yorkshire pudding, mince meat pie and figgy pudding accompany brunch
classics, including an omelet and waffle bar. Sunday is the last chance to try
the Dickens Brunch, which runs 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Find more information here.
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.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Events
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When Tim Haines
purchased the Mohawk Building on Central Parkway in 2012, he understood that he
would probably need to sort through some abandoned items in the space,
particularly leftover stock in the old Castner Picture Frame Company
warehouse. But he was surprised to find hundreds of thousands of vintage frames
and equipment left behind. Now, he and close friend Janet Baltzersen are
working to clear the space, selling these rare gems (many of which date back to
the 1920s) for next to nothing. This Sunday, they will host and open house sale
in the warehouse from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Come dressed appropriately (some rooting
around is required and much of the stock has been untouched for decades,
resulting in quite a bit of dust) — Baltzersen will provide gloves and masks
plus cocktails and snacks. Artists, antiquers and vintage-lovers will find a
huge variety of shapes, styles and sizes of frames like small ovals, large rustic
circles, gesso and antique gold finishes. The
warehouse is located on the south end of the building at 2145 Central Parkway.
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact Baltzersen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read our full story here.
photographers have gathered some of their favorite performance pics for
Friday’s Concert Photography Showcase. Hosted by Know Theatre, the exhibit will feature photos of shows in
Cincinnati including Bunbury and MPMF, taken by photographers Brian Bruemmer,
Mike Clare, Phil Dawson, Jacob Drabik, Julia Huber, Sarah McDermott, Kelly
Painter and Matt Steffen. Swing by Know between 5:30-8 p.m. tonight for the
reception; snacks and a cash bar will be available.
is always a fun shopping experience, but it’s also a great display of local and
regional talent. Saturday’s Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show will be chock full
of handmade gifts (or goodies for yourself) for purchase in addition to
hands-on activities for attendees to get their craft on. The show runs 11
a.m.-6 p.m. in the Music Hall Ballroom. As always, the first 100 early bird
shoppers will receive fun swag bags. Find vendor info and more show details
cannot miss the Northside Record Fair
Saturday. Record shop owners, collectors and dealers will all meet under one
roof (Northside Presbyterian Church) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5 — $10
for early entrance at 10 a.m. CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, poster and more music
goodies will also be for sale. Ready to get in the holiday spirit? De la Dance Company's The Nutcracker Jazzed Up opens today running Friday-Sunday through Nov. 30; Festival of Lights kicks off at The Cincinnati Zoo opens Saturday; Cincinnati’s Germania Society hosts Christkindlmarkt Friday-Sunday.
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.
Local gourmet pantry and party shop offers convenient ways to wow guests or hosts
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Take your fanciest tray or cutting board
out of the cupboard where it lurks 360 days a year, and put it in your
car. Drive to Dutch’s Larder. Seriously, this is the wow-factor your
party always wanted.
by Hannah McCartney
Posted In: Drinking
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Today is IPA Day!
Today is a damn good holiday.
It’s IPA Day. Or, in the world of Twitterati and Instagrammers, #IPADay.
IPA Day started last year as a grassroots social media movement meant to rally beer nerds worldwide in a grand, joyful and bottle-filled celebration of a craft beer rich with history, hops and happiness. According to the event’s website, “IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. IPA Day is opportunity for all breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer.” Last year, enough drinkers got excited about the concept to get the hashtag trending on Twitter with around 10,000 tweets, and now some bars and restaurants are even holding events to celebrate. If you can't find an official event around you, you can at least be a good Samaritan by visiting your favorite watering hole and convincing someone to swap out their normal watered-down brew for something far more satisfying.
The origin of the traditional India Pale Ale is a contentious subject: Popular legend has it that the brew gained popularity in the late 1700s and early 1800s when some genius British guy decided that extra hops needed to be added to the beer Brit soldiers and sailors took on their long voyages to India. Other beer nerds say the idea of adding hops to beer dates back as far as the 1760s, when there was a general consensus that it was “absolutely necessary” to add hops to beer intended to be consumed in hot climates. And while Americans may have totally fucked up the taco and every Asian chicken dish (I swear General Tso's chicken is just a bunch of McNuggets doused in bastardized barbeque sauce), we kind of hit it head (pun) on with our Americanization of the IPA, which has enveloped into a beautiful beer subculture rich with variations like double and triple IPAs and crazy flavor profiles, adding fruit and herb undertones and dark, smoky accents. While some certain brands and styles of beer like mainstream pilsners and lagers might be more ubiquitous in the American drinking landscape, the IPA represents, truly, a craft beer art form that continues to be innovated and explored. If you're not sure where to start, check out alehead.com's list of some of the best IPAs available today before you head to the store. Bell's Two Hearted Ale will forever have my heart, but I think we might have to see other people today.
1 Comment · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
People tell me they like my bus stories. Well, I've got a million of 'em, and you're about to get another one. On July 3, the afternoon before the holiday, I was going to meet a friend downtown for drinks. Busing it, I waited for the 64 on Werk Road, allowing myself plenty of time to get there by 3 p.m. We were meeting at the Public Library downtown, where I could kill a little time before meeting my buddy.