Street music to street hockey (and a zip line)

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Come Monday, a lot of people are going to be really tired.
 
From street music to street hockey to underground street art, there’s something for everyone in LoveTheCov this weekend.
 
Giant Jenga. Yoga. Human Foosball. Fashion photography. An urban living tour. Heavy metal. A new beer. Sketching lessons.
 
There really is too much for a sane person to do.
 
Zip lines and Human Foosball
The three-day “What’s the Point?” festival in the Roebling Point District features a wide, wide, wide variety of attractions: Drinks, music, Giant Jenga and Giant Human Foosball games, a 300-foot-long zip line (yes, a zip line), a Bengals watch party, the Covington Farmers Market, and an exhibition by the Covington Street Hockey Club.
 
But to see the whole list, you should click HERE.
 
The festival begins at 8 p.m. Friday, runs most of the day Saturday and much of Sunday. It will benefit the non-profit Team Kenton Foundation, which supplies low-income students in the Kenton County School District with food, clothes, school supplies, personal hygiene items, ACT fees, scholarships, medical needs and more.
 
During the festival, the Kenton County parking garage at 3rd and Madison will provide free parking.
 
Urban living tour
Experience cool architecture, walkable streets and eclectic neighborhoods - and other components of urban living - by touring 25 residential and commercial properties on Sunday (including five in Covington).
 
It’s the Beyond the Curb urban living tour, and it runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Hey, you’re going to want to go slow.)
 
For tickets and info, HERE.
 
Street corner tunes
Covington’s Eastside and Westside neighborhoods come together Saturday for a six-hour Street Corner Music Festival at The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington.
 
It’s a family friendly event and includes food vendors and children’s activities. Noon to 6 p.m. Info, 
 
Fashion in images
The opening reception of “Clothes Encounter,” a photo exhibit featuring fashion images from renowned Cincinnati photographer Mel Grier, will open Friday at Behringer-Crawford Museum.
 
Grier was a photographer for The Cincinnati Post for 33 years and traveled the world, shooting news events, sports and famous personalities. But he also had a passion for Cincinnati’s style scene in the 1980s and ‘90s.
 
It’s free, and lasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info, HERE
 
Tattoos and underground street art
Check out the underground worlds of street art and tattooing in Havana (Cuba) with the opening of the photography exhibit, “Buena Tinta” (a Bridges Not Walls project).
 
In Cuba, tattoo and street art are forms of protest. This stuff is serious.
 
It’s from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at BLDG on West Pike Street. Info, HERE.
 
Get your new beer here
Braxton Brewing Co. is releasing Hillside Farmhouse Ale at noon Saturday at its Seventh Street taproom.
 
The bottled beer was aged for over a year in wine barrels. Info, HERE.
 
Miscast
Expect the unexpected at the annual Carnegie Miscast, during which the region’s top theater stars will perform songs in roles for which they would never, ever be cast.
 
It’s at 7:30 Saturday at The Carnegie. For tickets, HERE.
 
Author sighting
Donna D. Vitucci will be reading from and signing copies of her novel “In Euphoria” from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Covington’s independent bookstore, Roebling Point Books & Coffee.
 
Meet the author, who was a finalist for the Bellweather Prize in 2010, and buy a book. Info, HERE.
 
Riverfront yoga (and brunch)
Yep, watch the boats and current pass by on the Ohio River while doing yoga in the shady confines of George Rogers Park in the Licking Riverside Neighborhood.
 
The weekly event - for all ages - starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and will be led by Rooted Yoga, courtesy of Covington Parks & Recreation. Attendees will get a $5 off coupon for brunch to follow at The Gruff.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Guest vendors at Farmers Market
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, and things like soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, jams, honey, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and lots more.
 
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market is partnering with the Roebling Point Block Party (see above) to host some guest vendors.
eatures an array of activities for kids, with farming at the nearby Lil’ Kids’ Garden, and activities
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
Then there’s a Scavenger Hunt on the Licking River Greenway and Trails on Sunday afternoon, HERE ... the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt at the City Goat on Saturday night, HERE ... a Fat Quarter Cross Stitch Class at Roebling Point Books & Coffee on Saturday, HERE ... the band Born Cross Eyed at the Octave on Saturday, HERE ... Synapse Defect w/ Scarangella & New Haven at the Kill Them with Kindness tour Saturday at Madison Live, HERE ... Yoga in the Loft at Braxton Brewing on Sunday morning, HERE ... Sketchbook Safari (drawing classes) at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on Saturday, HERE.
 
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