Suffragettes & statuettes (and Ignitor Maibock)

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COVINGTON, Ky. - More rain is expected this weekend. You could stay home and get sulky, or you could don your galoshes, brogans, waders and ponchos and head out into #LoveTheCov.
 
So what if you turn waterlogged and your fingers grow wrinkly?
 
You won’t notice when you’re laughing and eating at The Art of Food, drinking an Ignitor Maibock, toasting suffragettes and statuettes, and listening to music.
 
Culture & cuisine to nth power
If we might parrot the alliterative articulation included in the organizer’s missive, The Art of Food promises to be an “extraordinary evening ... full of magical meals, scrumptious superstitions and more.”
 
It’s the 13th year for the event, which features 20 or so notable local chefs, mixologists, artists, and visual performers. Proceeds (yes, it costs) benefit the exhibitions of local and regional artists in The Carnegie Galleries.
 
Don’t dawdle: It’s Friday night at The Carnegie. For info, a list of chefs, and tickets, HERE.
 
Braxton salutes its past
Braxton Brewing Co. is hailing its humble, at-home beginnings by reintroducing the region to Ignitor Maibock. In fact, if we’re reading it right, this is the brew that got the winning started.
 
Braxton is tapping the beer for the first time in 2019 on Friday with special glassware, music and more.
 
Details, HERE.
 
The gold statuette
Keystone Bar & Grill is holding its Oscars Viewing Party on Sunday evening, and every time an actress falls up the stairs, you have to order a drink.
 
Actually, we totally made that last part up (tho it WOULD be fun). But what you CAN do is get together a bunch of friends and argue all night about who should or shouldn’t have gotten the statue in whatever category.
 
(Frankly, we’re still enraged that “Citizen Kane” didn’t win Best Picture in 1941. Really, did “How Green Was My Valley” stand the test of time???)
 
Anyhow, info HERE.
 
Suffrage & lunch
The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 99th year with a Suffragette-themed luncheon at Hotel Covington featuring historical impersonators, networking, mimosas, awards presentations, and a silent auction.
 
The Making Democracy Work luncheon on Saturday benefits the non-partisan voter education activities of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund, an IRS-recognized charity.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Learn to shoot from the pros
Tired of contributing to all those social media images that don’t quite look right? (Yeah, we’re as guilty as anybody.)
 
It’s PhotoPro EXPO 2019, billed as the most anticipated photographic conference of the year, all weekend at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.
 
For tickets and info, HERE.
 
Year-round Farmers Market
Typical wares include seasonal produce, bread, pastries, desserts, meats and eggs, hot soups, prepared salads, cold-pressed juices, natural body products, unique spice blends and rubs 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.
 
Live music
On Friday, there’s Peridoni and Formula 5 at Octave, HERE ... and Josiah Whitley at The Globe, HERE ... and Jeff Workman at Bar 32, HERE.
 
On Saturday, there’s David Starfire, K.L.O. and Alejo at Octave, HERE ... Rucca at Macs Pizza, HERE ... and Floyd and the Walkmen at Molly Malone’s, HERE.
 
On Sunday, there’s Jaik Willis at Wunderbar Covington, HERE ... and Ricky Nye at The Globe, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s the Stage One Cincinnati Dance Regionals all weekend at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, HERE ... the Open Orientation for the Lincoln Grant Scholar House on Friday morning, HERE ... and The Gruff’s New Riff Bourbon Dinner on Saturday, HERE.
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