From MLK to Quasimodo

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COVINGTON, Ky. - The snow’s almost gone, but apparently there’s going to be more (or so they say). It’s also going to be frigid.
 
But if you let a little winter weather keep you home, who’s to say you might not start feeling a little Jack Torrance-ish?
 
Our suggestion?
 
Read this list of things to do in #LovTheCov this weekend, and then GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
 
You can get involved in an intense discussion of “white privilege,” join the group running the Backcountry Trails of Covington’s Devou Park, see the latest performance at The Carnegie, do a little shopping at the Farmers Market or see a ton of live music.
 
Celebrating King’s legacy
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day early with two events this weekend in Covington: 
  • A free breakfast and discussion revolving around King’s life and legacy, with this year’s focus being “white privilege.” It starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior (Catholic) Church, 246 E. 10th St. Details, HERE
  • The Racial Justice Film Series showing of the film “Selma,” with discussion afterward moderated by Michelle Slaughter. Sponsored by the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, the film starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington. Info, HERE
Quasi-who??
The reviews have been strong, so if you want to see some good theater without flying to New York, head over to Scott Boulevard.
 
The Carnegie’s version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” continues to play weekends at various times, and will do so through January.
 
Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Yoga for a cause
Rooted Yoga is teaming with Welcome House to offer “Warm the Cov Yoga,” a fund-raising event Sunday morning at Hotel Covington.
 
It’s yoga, of course, but for a good cause. See HERE for details on donations and tickets.
 
Farmers Market is back
Yes, it’s winter. But this is Covington, and the Farmers Market here has an outstanding community of committed, creative, and passionate growers, makers, and bakers.
 
We anticipate things like cool weather produce, eggs, market meats, hand-crafted goods, bread and pastries, cold-pressed juices, sugar scrubs, CSA signup opportunities, and much more.
 
Check it all out - plus your Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Smoke Justis. Info, HERE.
 
Food, while learning
Like good food? Fascinating architecture? Local history, as told with photos and entertaining stories? All in the morning?
 
Get all three at two different events this weekend, each lasting about three hours.
 
Riverside Food Tours offers the MainStrasse Village Food and Culture tour at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (tickets and info, HERE) and the Madison Avenue Food and Culture tour at 10 a.m. Sunday (tickets and info, HERE).
 
A fun medium
Here’s a perfect class if you - like us (or rather, one of us) - want to do art but have little in the way of artistic talent.
 
Paint some tile coasters - or make a wall hanging - with instruction from the experts at Chroma Vino.
 
“Come let the world of color spark your imagination,” as the folks at CV say, with the Alcohol Ink Class on Saturday. For tickets, HERE.
 
One foot in front of ...
Cold and rain? No matter.
 
It’s Race No. 4 in the 2018-19 Topo Trail Run Series (the “no-frill trail run race series”) on Saturday morning in Devou Park on its Backcountry Trails.
 
There’s the short course and long course. Sign up HERE.
 
Oh, and on Sunday? There’s the January Trail Day work day on the Back Country Trails of Devou Park, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... ROK Cincy’s performance of Little Red Riding Hood for Grades K-6 on Saturday at the Covington library, HERE ...three days of gymnastics (free for spectators) at the Convention Center, HERE ... live music with Plan B in Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom on Saturday, HERE ... the Neil Diamond Tribute at Octave on Saturday, HERE ... Beasts of Joy at Wunderbar on Saturday, HERE ... Teenage Freaks Music Video Skating Party at Lloyd’s Roller Rink on Sunday, HERE ... Kyla Mainous, Live! At The Globe on Saturday, HERE ... and Everything’s Jake at Molly Malone’s on Saturday, HERE.
 
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