Home runs, Pride-Dye & musical ‘Suits’

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COVINGTON, Ky. - That fiery orb in the sky above? It’s called the sun. You might not be used to seeing it after all those weeks of rain. You also might not be used to the heat it’s suddenly brought to LoveTheCov.
 
But don’t let 90-degree days get you down. There’s plenty to do to beat the heat with indoor weekend events around Covington this weekend - and even tonight.
 
At the same time - for those brave souls who dare to venture out of their AC comfort zone - there’s a home run derby, concert, the Covington Farmers Market, and more.
 
Swing for the fences
Batter up!
 
Watch as brave swatters swing for the fences at Bill Cappel Sports Complex on Saturday during Covington Parks & Recreation’s first-ever Home Run Derby.
 
Try your best to hit 20 machine-thrown softballs, and you could win “Best Aim,” “Furthest Hit” and “Most Homers.”
 
Participants and “Ball Kids” were supposed to register before Wednesday, but if you didn’t - come anyway.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Bluegrass at BCM tonight
If you hurry, you can get to Devou Park tonight to hear a bona fide Bluegrass band pluck the night away at the Music@BCM Concert Series.
 
Doors open for refreshments at 6 and the Comet Bluegrass All Stars play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
 
Bring a blanket or folding chair to the front of the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Admission is $5, but if you ride your bike, it’s free.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Bye Bye Birdie Badminton
Polish that racket and ready your shuttlecocks. Badminton’s back.
 
The Badminton Brawl V: Bye Bye Birdie Tournament returns for its fifth year, featuring 60 players in a singles tourney hosted by Hub+Weber Architects.
 
Spectators are encouraged, and food and refreshments will be served at the competition located in Hub+Weber’s parking lot at 200 W. Pike Street.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Pride-dye at Wunderbar
Close out Pride Month in the most colorful way Sunday. Bring your own white shirt or purchase a NKY Pride tank top at Wunderbar (they’ll supply the tye-dye), then colorize.
 
There will be Pride-themed beer on tap and drink specials, too.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Scorpion mounting tonight
You have to hurry for this one too:
 
Learn how to mount your own black forest scorpion (provided, thankfully) at Hail Dark Aesthetics Records and Oddities tonight. Get in touch with your inner dark side (but don’t touch the stingers).
 
Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Suits That Rock at The Carnegie
Raising money for arts education always rocks.
 
Saturday’s Suits That Rock concert is comprised of business professionals (“suits”) who dust off their music chops for their annual show, which benefits youth arts education programs at The Carnegie.
 
(And yes, many of the musicians have familiar faces.)
 
The group has raised a million dollars since 2007, so STR offers their “Thanks a Million” at their 2019 Carnegie concert.
 
The show is sold out, but you can get on the waiting list and find more info, HERE.
 
Yoga at the Market
The fifth Saturday of the month means free yoga at the weekly Covington Farmers Market on Saturday.
 
Before you shop, bring a mat and meditate with the folks from Covington Yoga at the Market, held every week on Third Street near Greenup.
 
It won’t be a stretch to find fresh produce, meats, and locally-made products, and stick around for live music hosted by Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... a truffle-making class at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center tonight, HERE ... “Count Smackula and his Three Scares” at Leapin’ Lizard Lounge on Friday through Sunday, HERE ... Holtman’s Popup Donut Shop at Braxton Brewing on Friday morning, HERE ... Tropical Patio Party at Goodfella’s Mainstrasse on Friday, HERE ... Meet Champagne Collet’s Pascal Boye and try his favorite bubbly at Crafts & Vines on Friday, HERE ... Yoga for the Complete Beginner at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center on Friday, HERE ... Yoga Fit by Rooted Yoga and Covington Parks & Recreation at the Devou Park Band Shell on Saturday, HERE ... Northern Wresting Federation returns to Covington on Saturday, HERE ... Financial Health Matters Day hosted by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington on Saturday, HERE ... Rose` All Day at Crafts & Vines on Saturday, HERE ... Covington Bourbon Cruise on Pedal Wagon on Friday and Saturday, HERE ... and help clean up Duveneck Courtyard on Sunday, HERE.
 
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