COVINGTON, Ky. - We sound like a broken record (side note: that image and saying need to be updated to reflect today’s world of modern technology), but we continue to be amazed at the sheer number of things to do each weekend in #LoveTheCov.
In fact, we’d have to hire a part-timer to work every Thursday putting together this list, were we determined to list every opportunity for fun (we couldn’t and thus didn’t).
And compelling opportunities, too. Things that appeal to a wide range of interests.
This weekend you can buy any number of pieces of fresh, unique and original art. You can get your friends together, form a team, and figure out how to do the “room escape” thing at FIVE Covington places while drinking craft beer.
You can listen to poetry or classical music - or any of many other types of music. You can do yoga by the river or do maintenance on an off-road trail or sign up for an open audition.
Original art for sale
It’s freshART weekend at Behringer-Crawford Museum and Devou Park.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, about three dozen artists will be working throughout the park to create "fresh" pieces of art. On Sunday, those works - and more, about 50 in total - will be auctioned off during silent and live auctions at a dinner gala from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum.
Oh, and there will be some Old Rip Van Winkle being auctioned off.
Tickets and info, (859) 491-4003, info@bcmuseum or HERE
Free (harmonic) brass
Do you like brass? Delivered in harmony? From Germany? In a gothic setting? As darkness falls?
The internationally renowned Harmonic Brass of Munich will perform at the opening concert of the Cathedral Concert Series’ 43rd season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
The great escape(s)
Does craft beer increase your wit and reasoning?
Find out Saturday at the first Escape Room Covington Pub Crawl.
Meet at Braxton Brewing Co. at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, then “escape” from rooms at five Covington nightclubs - Braxton, Olde Towne Tavern, The Hannaford, Octave, and The Globe.
Up to six people per team. Free. Just get your scoresheet and rules first.
The taste of autumn
For those of you who are infatuated with all things pumpkin-flavored (not to be confused with the bacon enthusiasts), Braxton Brewing Co. is releasing its Graeter’s Pumpkin Pie Ale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the start of a weekend-long celebration which includes pumpkin painting and more.
Poetry at RoPoBoCo
Northern Kentucky poets Karen L. George and Vickie Cimprich will read from their works and sign books at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roebling Point Books & Coffee.
Cimprich’s most recent is “Pretty Mother’s Home - A Shakeress Daybook,” and George boasts the collection “Swim Your Way Back” as well as a variety of chapbooks, including last year’s collaborative “Frame and Mount the Sky.”
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.
Fall veggie season 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 features free yoga (last week’s class was rained out) and a booth on sustainability. And live music.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE
And then there’s Live Music with Rucca as part of the Summer Concert Series near the Goose Girl Fountain in MainStrasse Village, at 6 p.m. Saturday, HERE
... the Bocks Bash (Tim Bockweg benefit)/Block Party at Legend’s Bar and Grill/Bock’s at 7 p.m. Saturday in Latonia, HERE
... the Bourbon Expert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday at FIRE at RiverCenter, HERE
... open auditions for “The Dinner Detective” at noon Sunday, HERE
... an Acrylic Pouring Workshop at Chroma Vino at 2 p.m. Saturday, HERE
... live music at The Band House in Latonia, hosted by Band of Helping Hands and Jeremy Pinnell, at 7 p.m. Saturday, HERE
... and the September Trail (maintenance) Day at Devou Park, HERE
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