by Jac Kern
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The Cincinnati Rollergirls close their season with the third annual Crosstown Knockdown
Saturday. The double-header opens with a mixed game featuring CRG’s Black Sheep
team and the Battering Rams, Cincy’s men’s team. During the main event, CRG’s
Violent Lambs face-off with the Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls’ Blackouts. CRG’s
home rink is at the Cincinnati Gardens; with the arena for sale, it might be
the crew’s last game there. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first bout begins at 6
p.m. The game is also Fan Appreciation Night — the first 500 fans through the
door will receive CGR cowbells and the girls will be handing out gifts to fans
throughout the games. Tailgating is encouraged, parking is free and dollar
beers are available from 5-6 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Enjoy a taste of the Middle
East this weekend with St. James’ Mediterranean
Food Fest. Guests can binge on traditional fare including hummus and
falafel, stuffed cabbage and grape leaves, varieties of kebabs, gyros, baklava
and more. There will also be live entertainment and plenty of traditional
carnival fare for the kids. The fest runs daily Friday through Sunday. Go here for
directions and more info.
returns to Ault Park for another summer day of classic cars displayed in one of
Cincinnati’s most beautiful parks. More than 200 collector rides will be
showcased, with a spotlight on Mustangs and microcars and the 100th anniversary
of Maserati. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day-of. The show runs from 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Here’s a twist on the
typical summer yard sale: Cincinnati
Playhouse in the Park
opens its scenery shop to the public for a big sale Saturday morning.
Furniture, glassware, china, costumes, and other items seen onstage in popular
Playhouse productions will all be priced to sell from 8 a.m.-noon. Bring cash
or a check; all proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Playhouse.
The MidPoint Indie Summer Series continues Friday with a great lineup
of local acts. The Mason School of Rock opens the night at 7 p.m., followed by
Honey & Houston, The Tigerlilies and Wussy at 10 p.m. Advance tickets to
MidPoint Music Festival ($69 all music access and $179 VIP) will be on sale at
Fountain Square. Check out the full Indie Summer Series schedule here.Second Sunday on Main kicks off this weekend, bringing more than 80 local
vendors, food trucks, street performers, live music and specials at Main Street
business to the street, between 13th and Liberty streets. This “Main Street
runs noon- 5 p.m., featuring music by The Hot Magnolias, a celebrity chef demo,
a dog parade and contest, a clothing swap and community yard sale, entertainment
at the Rock Paper Scissors performance tent and much more.
For more art openings, parties, festivals and other
stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
for weekend theater offerings.
by Jac Kern
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Cincinnati’s annual seasonal art celebration, Summerfair, returns for the 45th year at Coney Island
this weekend. The festival includes 300 crafters and fine artists from around
town, the country and Canada as well as performers and food vendors. Peruse photography, glass and wood works,
ceramics, fiber arts and more as you explore one of the longest running arts
and crafts fairs in the nation. Admission is $10 (parking included). Summerfair
runs, rain or shine, 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Sunday. Tonight at Coney’s Moonlite gardens, Cincy Chic presents the
Little Black Dress party and fashion show. Summerfair’s artworks get a fierce
makeover at this event, which also features drinks and dancing from 7-11 p.m.
Tickets are $15.
Freestyle rap battle-meets-Draw Something: that’s how Ghost
Empire Collective describes its Art of War show tonight. In the largest GEC
event yet, seven artists from the collective will compete in a live art tournament.
An MC will randomly select a card with a word on it for each artist, who will
have 10 minutes to draw their subject (none of the artists have any idea what
mystery subjects appear on the cards). Once their time is up, the audience will
vote via applause for their favorites. The fun will continue until one artist
remains. The Art of War goes down at The Avenue Lounge in Covington. Admission
is free; the show begins at 10 p.m.
Bike month is over, y’all and there are some new
two-wheelers in town. The inaugural Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally celebrates
scooters (mods) and motorcyclists (rockers) with a group ride and celebration
Saturday. The ride kicks off at noon at Fuel Coffee in the East End, where scooters and bikes
will split up for two different scenic routes and eventually meet in Rabbit
Hash, then back north to Hoffner Park in Northside around 3 p.m. The rally at
the park (2-8 p.m.) will feature grub, live music, art, and lots of car-less
fun. Heat things up with a retro fashion show and pinup girl contest, hosted by
the Cincinnati Rollergirls. Afterwards, the group will migrate to The Comet
from 9-11 p.m. Find registration, a full route and schedule here.
You don’t have to brave the city’s core to have fun this
weekend, though. St. James Orthodox Christian Church in Loveland presents its
annual Mediterranean Food Festival through Sunday. Enjoy Middle Eastern music,
belly dancers, rides and games for kids and more authentic food you than can
throw a falafel at! Have your fill of kibbeh, grape leaves, shawarma, gyros and
more, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-10 p.m. Sunday.
Always clever with a theme, Dance_MF embraces June’s National
Safety Month status for its monthly event Saturday. Strap on your neon safety
suit and boogie down to Northside Tavern from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. You can dance if
you want to…This weekend is a great chance to check out some Fringe Festival performances. Go here for show reviews, schedules, ticket information and more.