Jazz-era celebrations galore

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COVINGTON, Ky. - In a city with a lot of unique bars and restaurants, it’s no surprise that the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition is going to be celebrated.
 
How you celebrate it is up to you: This weekend in #LoveTheCov, you can drink a little (at a lot of places), or you can go listen to a jazz tribute or watch a dance troupe.
 
Or you can ignore it altogether and join in a long-standing 5K race, or take the kids to see Santa, shop at some cool markets ...
 
Cov Repeals Pub Crawl
Technically, the anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal was Wednesday, but it’s more fun partying on a weekend, so ...
 
... 12 different Covington establishments have banded together to hold “The Cov Repeals 2018 Pub Crawl and Costume Party” on Friday. The party starts at 6 p.m. at Lisse, and it’ll all end with dancing to the sounds of The Jazz Coasters at Hotel Covington.
 
Make sure you pick up your passport and register for the raffles. Info, HERE.
 
Repeal party II
If you want another option to celebrate repeal, then there’s the George Remus Repeal Party on Friday at FIRE at RiverCenter, (named after the famous bootlegger, of course).
 
Dress in your Prohibition Era outfits. Info, HERE.
 
Jingle Bell Run
Of course, if your idea of fun lies in the other direction (like 180 degrees away), then put on your expensive kicks and participate in the 2018 Jingle Bell Run, the longest-running (pun alert) holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere.
 
It starts at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Saturday morning and benefits the fight against arthritis.
 
To register or donate, HERE. More info HERE.
 
Salute to Rosie
Queen City Cabaret opens its 2018 Concert Series with a musical tribute Sunday to Northern Kentucky's own hometown songstress, Rosemary Clooney. It’s an evening of jazz, blues, and traditional pop songs as they celebrate "the best friend a song ever had."
 
It’s at The Carnegie. 

Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Dance troupe
Like to dance? Like to watch dance?
 
The NKU SOTA Dance Troupe will hold a performance followed by a movement workshop on Saturday at the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Hint: the movement workshop is for kids.
 
To reserve a spot or for info, HERE.
 
Winter market
10 local artists and designer/markers will have wares for sale Saturday on the second floor of the newly redesigned Rooted Yoga Studio.
 
Buy ceramics, jewelry, textiles, print-making, furniture, wellness/healing and more - or commission something special.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Board games at Braxton
Want to have some old-school board game fun?
 
It’s “Sunday Fun-Day! Old School Game Day!” hosted by Safe Families in Northern Kentucky.
 
Food, board games and card games ... and oh, it’s at Braxton Brewing Co. (You know what that means.)
 
To sign up (there’s a small cost, because it’s a fund-raiser), HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s the Christmas Pajama Paint Party on Sunday at Chroma Vino, HERE ... Jingle Days at RiverCenter (think Santa) on Saturday, HERE ... Ugly Sweater Yoga at Rooted Yoga on Friday, HERE ... Polar Express and Holiday Storytime on Sunday at Behringer-Crawford Museum, HERE ... Santa Sightings at Hotel Covington on Saturday,HERE ... the Common Center EP release party at Madison Live on Saturday, HERE ... and the chili cook off at Mic’s Pub in Latonia on Saturday, HERE.
 
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