Common, ‘Idiot’ & SNZ

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COVINGTON, Ky. - We usually don’t advertise a lot of live music here - since it seems EVERY bar and venue in Covington has musicians come in these days (and that’s a good thing) - but this weekend seems to have a musical theme.
 
That and the Suspension Bridge is reopening.
 
Farm to Table
Ever gone to the Covington Farmers Market and wonder “what’s the best way to cook all this amazing stuff?”
 
Come see what the masters do - and enjoy a fabulous curated Southern-inspired dinner-by-the-bite with friends, while also supporting the Market and its vendors.
 
Sunday is the 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner hosted by Hotel Covington, Renaissance Covington, and local chefs, with each dish's ingredients sourced from the farmers, growers, and purveyors of the Covington Farmers Market. As organizers say, “Feast, sip and mingle with friends, neighbors, and farmers in the beautiful Hotel Covington Courtyard.”
 
There will also be live music and bidding on unique raffle baskets. 

Info and tickets, HERE.
 
The SNZs tonight
The work day is done and all you want to do is relax. However, if you hurry, you can get to the Madison Theater tonight in time to catch the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
 
Yep, the zany American jazz band - named after either bootleg moonshine and a particularly intoxicated man, or an 1890 caramel candy) -- got back together a couple of years ago and has been touring. Fans know well their peculiar blend of swing, Delta blues and gypsy jazz (we’d use the word “fusion” but only music critics are allowed to use that word, and by the way they’re required to use it).
 
Info and tickets,HERE.
 
The uncommon Common
Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn ... you know, “Common.”
 
The Grammy and Golden Globe-winning multi-talented rapper, actor, writer and philanthropist will be at Madison Theater on Saturday evening.
 
Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Green Day, sort of
Green Day is coming to Covington. Not the band but the band’s music.
 
A two-time Tony Award-winning musical - based on the band’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album “American Idiot” - kicks off the 2019-20 theatre season at The Carnegie this weekend.
 
The high-energy rock opera follows three disaffected young men living in suburbia who have dreams of a different life in the city.(Warning: Adult themes and lyrics.)
 
For info and tickets to shows Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, HERE.
 
Blues for a cause
Band of Helping Hands has an interesting story.
 
A non-profit based in Latonia, it uses art, education, and athletic programsto help disadvantaged children and young adults not only survive but grow.
 
To help raise money for its work, on Saturday it’s bringing in big-time contemporary blues artist Victor Wainwright - who was recently nominated for a Grammy and who is pretty hot right now.
 
Info and tickets, HEREor HERE.
 
‘Telephone game’ for bridge’s opening
The Suspension Bridge is scheduled to reopen Friday, so Renaissance Covington on Saturday will try to stretch across the bridge in Cincinnati with “Roebling Returns: World’s Largest Game of Telephone.”
 
It starts at noon. There will also be commemoration “Roebling Returns” collector’s cups available at nearby establishments.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Covington Farmers Market  
What can you get at the Covington Farmers Market?
 
“Meats and eggs, soaps and natural body products, sugar scrubs, fresh bread and baked goods, cold-pressed juices, unique spice blends and rubs, seasonal produce, prepared foods like soup, hummus, salads and Buddha bowls, plant starts, flowers, farm crafts, and more.”
 
Special programming on the second Saturday of the month features free yoga and pet adoption events.
 
Check it all out - plus live music and Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Third Street. Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... the Back to School Party at the Kenton County Public Library on Sunday afternoon, HERE ... Date Night Pottery Wheel on Friday at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, HERE ... the American Legion Post 203 annual pig roast on Saturday, HERE ... C-Forward’s 20th Anniversary on Friday afternoon, HERE ... the Summer Makers’ Market (featuring 15 artists) at Rooted Yoga on Saturday, HERE ... Yoga Fit at the Devou Park Band Shell on Saturday, HERE and Yoga on the Promenade in MainStrasse Village on Sunday, HERE ... Northern Kentucky Harvest’s 19th annual “Backpacks & Breakfast” on Saturday at Goebel Park, HERE ... and the Back 2 School Carnival on Saturday morning at United Community Christian Church, HERE.
 
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