Brunch, bourbon, bracelets & beautification

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COVINGTON, Ky. - COVID-19 still has a firm grip on the world, the nation, and this city, but this weekend offers a handful of opportunities to get out of the house and safely have some fun, LoveTheCov style.
 
Channeling Big Bird and his friends, it’s all brought to you by the letter “B”: Bourbon, brunch, bracelets and beautification.
 
Ancient Ancient Age
Do you like the taste of fancy, limited-edition bourbons but have the budget of a cheap strawberry wine?
 
Head to Rich’s Proper Food & Drink tonight for their 13th “Break the Bottle, not the Bank” event. Tonight’s “vintage” is Ancient Ancient Age 10 Year, and you can get a pour by buying a ticket as soon as you arrive (they go fast).
 
Info, HERE.
 
Beautifying The Cov
Turns out the Great American Cleanup - at least in The Cov - was only delayed and reformatted.
 
The massive April volunteer event is now a series of smaller events in different neighborhoods, and two are this weekend. So if you like to pull weeds, plant flowers, spread mulch, paint, prune bushes or hang banners, get up early Saturday, put on old clothes and head to one of these two places:
  • Helentown & Austinburg. (Pick up supplies at 16th and Garrard), Info, HERE.
  • 17th Street and Woodburn Avenue. Info, HERE
Just make sure you abide by safety protocols.
 
Here’s a City release we put out, well, about two hours ago: HERE.
 
Farm to Fork (and your belly)
If you love to buy local and fresh, the Farm to Fork Brunch on Sunday will please your palate and perhaps pique your kitchen creativity.
 
The annual fundraiser for the Covington Farmers Market serves up a tasty menu created by an expert chef using food sourced by the Market. A ticket includes not only unlimited brunch, a seasonal cocktail, and pastry pairings but also live music and a “mini market” full of farm and artisan vendors' goods. Parking is included, and there will be a cash bar.
 
It’s safely distanced on the Butler’s Pantry patio.
 
Tickets, HERE. More info, HERE.
 
Heirloom tomatoes & more
Speaking of the Farmers Market, the “hot” produce (i.e. “in season”) continues to be things like heirloom tomatoes, basil, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, mushrooms, sprouts, sweet and hot peppers - everything you need to turn your salad, side dishes and entrees into something fabulous.
 
Of course, you can get a wide selection of food products at the weekly open-air market this Saturday at Third & Court.
 
As usual, abide by the safety rules. Info, HERE.
 
And bring your bike for a bike safety check, HERE.
 
Classy bling
If you have a favorite outfit and no “wrist wear” to match, here’s a simple and fun solution: Make your own.
 
Helfrich Jewelry Creations will hold a couple of bracelet design classes Saturday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop, and you get to choose your own stones, Swarovski crystals, and metal accents.
 
Register ahead of time, HERE.
 
Live Music
  • The Chuck Brisbin Trio at Smoke Justis this evening, HERE.
  • The Kevin McCoy Duo on Friday at Smoke Justis, HERE.
  • Plan B Cincy on Friday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE.
  • Chris Lee Acoustic on Saturday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE.
  • Linus Tate on Saturday at Smoke Justis, HERE.
  • Logan Sparks Acoustic on Saturday at Cock and Bull Mainstrasse, HERE.
  • East of Austin (Unplugged), on Sunday afternoon at Zazou, HERE
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... the Cooking with Dagmar (Latin American cuisine) Facebook Live event on Friday, HERE ... Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday with Sage Yoga, HERE ... the monthly Hike Dat Ish hike on Sunday, this one in Devou Park, HERE ... Reiki Sessions on Saturday at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... Parents & Children Back to School Yoga on Sunday at Lean Bodies, HERE.
 
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