From Bone Thugs to Baker Hunt

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COVINGTON, Ky. - During a weekend that features Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Baker Hunt's (Art & Cultural Center) fund-raiser, it's difficult to find a common theme.
 
Maybe that's the point: There's something for everyone in #LoveTheCov.
 
Still, as we scan the list of events this weekend, it's clear the star of the show is Covington's neighborhood parks. This weekend, our parks feature a grand re-opening, an outdoor movie, a Halloween art event and yoga by the river.
 
Talk about family fun.
 
Of course there's a lot of live music at Covington concert venues and nightclubs.
 
A visit from the Norse
The Old Seminary Square Neighborhood will celebrate the grand reopening of Annie Hargraves Park, Basil Lewis Park, and the George Stone basketball court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
 
Check out the new park fitness equipment with CoreStrong Fitness, meet the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team, and listen to local authors in Annie's Garden.
 
Free food while it lasts. Info, HERE.

'Coco' at the Water Park

(EDITOR'S NOTE: With a storm expected Friday evening, Parks & Rec decided Friday morning to cancel tonight's movie and reschedule it for 7 p.m. Oct. 26.)

The swim season is over, but there's still fun to be had at City pools: Covington Parks & Recreation will hold a free outdoor showing of the 2017 movie Coco, starting at dusk at the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad.

 
Bring blankets, chairs, and refreshments (free popcorn and drink available on a limited basis). Show up early to visit the face-painting booth to look like your favorite character (sugar skull makeup, anyone?).
 
There's plenty of parking nearby at Bill Cappel Sports complex, the corner of Decoursey Avenue and 43rd Street. Info, HERE.
 
Art in the (Randolph) Park
Halloween is the theme at the first of two free Art in the Park events, this one starting at noon Saturday at Randolph Park.
 
Brought to you by Covington Parks & Rec and Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, kids of all ages can follow step-by-step demonstrations on creating cartoon characters and their back stories.
 
Info,HERE.
 
Baker Hunt fund-raiser and classes
Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center will celebrate 96 years of building community Saturday night with "Twilight in the Gardens," its annual fund-raiser. Food, music, bourbon, silent auction, art demonstrations etc. Info, HERE.
 
Meanwhile, note that fall classes at Baker Hunt start Monday. Sign up today for everything from pottery to painting to poetry (and sewing and photography).
 
Class iInfo, HERE.
 
From Bone Thugs (et al) to Heart
It's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Ying Yang Twins & Lil Flip as The Turnt Up Tour comes to Madison Theater on Sunday. Info and tickets, HERE. Or Saturday, check out tributes to the music of Heart and Pat Benatar, HERE.
 
Next door at Madison Live, the Local Summer Showcase on Saturday will feature The High Plains Drifter, Beyond the Titans, Gentlemen & Scholars, and Patsy. Info and tickets, HERE.
 
CD release party
Black Mountain Throwdown - the duo that CincyMusic says plays "with the grit of the Ramones (and) the gravel of Waylon Jennings" - is throwing down a cd release party for "Kentucky Soul" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wunderbar.
 
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
 
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 an array of activities for kids, with farming at the nearby Lil' Kids' Garden, and activities sponsored by the Kenton County Public Library.
 
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
Crafts & Vines celebrates its second anniversary on Saturday, HERE... The Garcia Project performs at Octave on Saturday, HERE ... at Molly Malone's on Saturday is Samsara Music Company, HERE and Floyd and the Walkmen, HERE ... Barre3 Classes at Hotel Covington on Sunday, HERE ... and a class on fluid painting Sunday hosted by Purposeful Painting, HERE.

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