James Brown & belly dancing

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COVINGTON, Ky. - We’re going to be bold (Hint: our use of that word is sarcastic) andsay many if not most of you will be in a room Sunday with the TV turned on. Whether it’s the game, the half-time show, the commercials, or the food around you that’s the biggest attraction, we cannot say.
 
Of course, you have to fill your time leading up to Sunday, and THAT is where we in #LoveTheCov have you covered:
 
Belly dancing? Ukrainian egg painting? James Brown? A craft beer’s 6-pack release party? A couple of fund-raiser featuring jazz? Farm-fresh goods?
 
The big game ... or not
Yeah, probably every bar in Covington with a TV is having some kind Super Bowl party on Sunday, and likely you’ll go to your favorite watering joint with or without our recommendation.
 
The three we definitely know about are here: The Super Bowl chili cook-off at Happy Days Sports Tavern, HERE ... “Super Bowl @ The House ... But Leave the Cleaning to Us” at the House of Orange Sports Bar & Grill, HERE ... Super Bowl 2020 at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE.
 
Or, you could eschew the game (but not the party) and go to Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, which is throwing its 6th annual “Anti-Super Bowl Party.”
 
There people will gather to talk, imbibe, eat (you’re supposed to bring a dish or snack to share) and NOT watch the game, since, says the folks at OKBB: “Who actually watches the game anyway?”
 
Details, HERE.
 
Get up offa that thing
...and bring it on down to The Carnegie this Saturday to see “Remembering James” (the story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown).
 
Featuring Dedrick Weathersby, the Broadway World Awards nominee, organizers say it’s more than a musical: “Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artist’s work.”
 
Info, HERE.
 
Sacred shimmy indeed
Want to learn something new?
 
Sacred Shimmy musicians, The Hip Art Collective dancers, and a whole lot of local experts will bring their moves to Covington on Saturday for the Twinkle Belly Dance Showcase.
 
The workshops (named “Snap Crackle Pop” and “Golden Era Grooves”) take place at the Leapin Lizard Lounge, and you should sign up HERE.
 
Eggshells, wires & enamels
Purple Paisley, Local Artisan opened just last year on Scott Boulevard, and already it’s become a creative center.
 
This Saturday, you can take a class in Ukrainian Egg Decorating, HERE, or in Wire Wrapping (with Ivanka), HERE.
 
Or you can buy an enamel-on-copper creation by artist Sandy Zureick during “Sandy’s Enamels,” HERE.
 
Seasonal food
Our backyard gardens look a little, well, non-productive right now ... but local farmers at the Covington Farmers Market will never let you down, with fresh greens, meats, eggs, cornmeal, jams, pickles, honey etc. all for sale Saturday.
 
It’s under roof at Braxton Brewing Co., and live music starts at 11 a.m.
 
Info, HERE.
 
A charitable heart
If you’re feeling generous this weekend, here are a couple of opportunities to give back:
 
You can donate food and basic household items Saturday to clients at the Women’s Crisis Center in Northern Kentucky during the “Shop & Share” at local Kroger stores, or volunteer to help collect items, HERE.
 
Or you could attend a charity “Funraiser” to benefit the Band of Helping Hands this Saturday, featuring “Now Hear This: Electric Jazz” and Sasha & Paul Gypsy Jazz Duo, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then ... there’s the Tropic Flare 6-pack Release Party on Saturday at Braxton Brewing Co., HERE ... the STEM Night Out for Gifted Kids on Friday (featuring the Lego Mania Class), HERE ... BFF AF (a spin on Galentine’s Day) on Saturday at Sage Yoga, HERE ... and the January Safe Haven community conversation Friday evening at Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, HERE.
 
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