Music, markets and more

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COVINGTON, Ky. - If you like listening to a band while you sip, there are plenty of places to do that in #LovTheCov this weekend, with concerts downtown, in MainStrasse Village and in.
 
There’s theater too, and a used book sale, and a fancy brunch where you can bring your dog, and a work event on a bike trail.
 
And, as usual, get your fresh vegetables and dozens of other things at the Farmers Market. (Did you know that nearly 1,000 people shopped at the market a few Saturdays ago? If you haven’t been, it’s time to check it out before the growing season ends).
 
Used book sale
Love to read but hate to spend a fortune on new books?
 
The used and nearly new book sale at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington will continue 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Dreamgirls at The Carnegie
Flashy costumes, Motown music, plenty of drama?
 
Yes, it’s the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS, with shows Friday through Sunday and next weekend at The Carnegie.
 
For tickets and info, HERE.
 
Summer Concert at the Zou
No, that’s not a misspelling. It’s the Zou, not the Zoo.
 
Zazou Grill & Pub in MainStrasse Village is hosting a summer concert under a tent from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, featuring the Derek Alan Band, the Tyler Moore Band and Michael Rotundo.
 
Portion of door sales will go to “The Barracks Project, Inc.,” a nonprofit charity helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Block Party in Latonia
Legend’s Bar and Grill/Bock’s Billiards is hosting a block party at 8 p.m. Saturday, with music by Swan.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Downtown tunes I
Octave will host Universal Sigh on Friday, tickets HERE, and celebrate the Resonance Music Festival Pre-Party with MONTU on Saturday, tickets HERE.
 
Downtown tunes II
Downtown music venue Madison Live on Friday will host Public, with Circle IT and ‘90s Kids. On Saturday, it’s Wicked Peace with Stranger, Dead Humor, and The Midwestern. Tickets, HERE.
 
Farmers Market
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, nut milks and creamers, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and ... (well, lots more).
 
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market also features a Sustainable Living Workshop, with Earl Hampton of Hampton Ridge Farm talking about using solar power for farm and home. Also, live music by Songstress Krst Kru, beginning at 11 a.m.
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Devou trail day
The monthly trail work day happens 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Devou Park in the backcountry portion.
 
The work day is hosted by Devou Park Trails and CORA, the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance. Meet in the gravel lot near the baseball fields at 450 Deverill.
 
For info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous 
And then there’s the Bark Bark Brunch on Sunday at Hotel Covington, info HERE ... and Relaxation Day on Sunday at the Center for Great Neighborhoods, with yoga and meditation, info HERE.
 
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