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It’s the 12th annual Paddlefest
weekend, when more than 2,000 locals and visitors will descend onto the Ohio River
on kayaks and canoes to paddle along the scenic route. It’s an all-around
nature weekend with the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival Friday; the
second annual Pedalfest (a part bike-part paddle ride) Saturday; and Global Water
Dances Saturday — check out feature on this culture choreography event here.
Constella Festival, a local chamber music and
fine arts collaboration organization, celebrates the official start of summer with a night
of Jazz, art and food Saturday. Constella Summer Solstice
features music from the Benjamin Thomas and Peter Gemus Jazz Duo and violinist
Tatiana Berman, an exhibit from Essex Studios’ The Art Circle and bites from
Silverglades, S&J Bakery and Madisono’s Gelato. The party runs 6-9 p.m. Saturday at
Venue 222 in Over-the-Rhine. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Has Pinterest got you starting crafty
projects that never seem to make it to completion? Bring your D.I.Y. supplies,
incomplete projects and inspiration along as Fabricate and Crafty Supermarket join
forces to present an Etsy Craft Party Saturday. Meet fellow creatives at the
patio behind Fabricate in Northside from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and work on your own
project or make Girl Scout-style crafter badges with provided materials. It’s
free to join, but RSVP here.
Concert:nova returns with its annual Food + Music
festival, pairing international music with creative dishes at some of the
city’s best restaurants. This Sunday at Kaze, chefs Cameron Bloomer and Hideki
Harada will prepare a Japanese-style brunch following a c:n performance of Takemitsu and Debussy.
Cocktails and appetizers will be served at noon, followed by music at 12:45
p.m. and brunch at 1:30 p.m.; go here for tickets.
For more art openings, summer festivals and other stuff to do this weekend, check out
our To Do
picks, full calendar
and Rick Pender’s Stage
for weekend theater offerings.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Even though we as adults don’t
necessarily get an extended summer vacation, the memory of childhoods
spent basking in a solar hug from June to August — wiping dripping
Popsicles from our hands and jumping through sprinklers — stays with us.
And our Summer Guide celebrates and recognizes all those wistful
traditions with a grown-up twist.
0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
When we enter the grown-up world, there are quite a few
aspects of life that lose a great bit of childlike mystique: visits to
the dentist, overalls, Hostess products and, perhaps most glaringly, the
Cult classics come to life at Esquire Theatre
0 Comments · Tuesday, October 16, 2012
century-old Esquire Theatre in Clifton, a night at the movies can involve anything from
dancing along to a live cast during The Rocky Horror Picture Show, throwing snow as a live choir sings along to White Christmas or reciting the lines to your favorite cult classic with an auditorium full of equally devoted fans.
MidPoint celebrates the arts with carnival and film fest components
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
As the MidPoint Music Festival continues
to grow, festival organizers are finding new ways to give audiences
opportunities to interact with independent creatives in various fields.
This year, not only will ArtWorks’ Box Truck Carnival be returning, but
for the first time ever MPMF will also include a film festival.
41 ways to see and experience the best stuff in Cincinnati this fall
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
readers, there’s a zero percent chance that everything in this guide
will pique your interest, because “cool” means something different to
everyone. Take the time to find what does.
Eight ways to try something new without feeling phony
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
“Pretentious” is a dirty word — we call it an effort to
be perceived favorably by our peers by practicing unnatural behavior.
Does the fear of seeming hoity-toity mean we should avoid all the finer
things in life? Fall in Cincinnati is full of happenings that could be
called cavalier, but there’s nothing wrong with test-driving the
highfalutin life — just because you can.
Night Owl Market is a lively addition to OTR nightlife
2 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
NOM is a unique event in that it serves
multiple purposes for late-night visitors — it’s a great place for bar
hoppers to stop for some munchies and music, or to keep up the pace
after the bars close. But it’s also a fun, booze-free alternative for
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conjures memories of intense schoolyard fun or ultimate gym class
embarrassment. If you prefer the former, you’ll be happy to know Cincinnati
Sports Kickball League
is taking the game out of the playground and onto Washington Park’s Civic Lawn!
Co-ed adult teams will compete each Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 19. If you
haven’t signed up with a team or you’re more of a cheerleader, watch the fun
from one of many surrounding benches. Or mosey over to the bandstand to check
out free Wednesday Bluegrass concerts. The Tillers perform tonight at 7 p.m.
If you’re still
upset you couldn’t make it to San Diego’s epic Comic-Con this year, share your
woes with other local lovers of SciFi, fantasy TV shows and literature, comics
and more at Cincinnati Geek Club. The informal group meets at Roxx Electrocafe from 6-9 p.m. every third
Wednesday of the month. All nerds welcome! Find more geeky-chic events and
meetups from Pandora Promotions here.
The Warren County
kicked off Tuesday in Lebanon, and tonight’s activities include a garden
tractor pull at 6 p.m. Get your fill of
corn dogs and funnel cakes, Ferris wheels and farm animals through Saturday, 8
a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 (kids 12 and younger get free admission).
The Newport Secret
Six perform on Fountain Square as part of Reggae Wednesdays. Grab a snack or an
icy beverage and relax to some island jams from 7-10 p.m. The free, weekly
concert continues every Wednesday through Aug. 29.
The World Choir
Games have come to an end, but Cincinnati continues to welcome talented artists
from around the globe with this week’s World Piano Competition. More than 200
pianists compete through Saturday to be named champion musicians. Tonight’s quarterfinals
begin at 6 p.m. at the Aronoff Center.
Tickets are $12 through Friday; admission to Saturday’s artist finals are $17.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cincinnati's annual celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle returns in May. We've got the official Bike Month calendar, provided by Queen City Bike and the Cincinnati Department of Transportation. Events run all month long, and "Bike to Work Week," May 14-18, will offer free coffee and treats for those who want to try cycling to or from work for the first time.