BCM & The Carnegie

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COVINGTON, Ky. - This used to be quite the fun column to put together every week, chock full of quirky, celebratory, odd, entertaining, unique, and lively things to do.
Now? Eh, not so much.
We’re not going to kid you. What with the pandemic canceling events and leaving us reluctant to tout others, we’re struggling to keep a good attitude here.
(So ... bear with us while we cry and whine a little bit.)
Still, if you’re willing to approach things a little differently, you still can have fun in LoveTheCov.
Obviously, you can do things like take a hike on the Licking River Greenway & Trail ... order out from one of our many cool restaurants and set up your own restaurant at home (or eat at one of the many hastily created “sidewalk cafes”) ... canoe on the Licking River ... fish at Devou ... and go online and look at all the creative classes that Baker Hunt, the library and others have thrown together.
Or, look at these classic Covington attractions below:
Music @ the museum
The 2020 version of Music@BCM kicks off tonight with Cincinnati keyboardist Pat Kelly ... and you can listen in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Yes, it’s the Behringer-Crawford Museum’s annual concert series, COVID-19 style (meaning virtual, live-streamed, on-line etc. etc.)
Among other things, Kelly is the leader and founder of the 13-piece PsychoAcoustic Orchestra which plays his original compositions and visions.
It’s free, though of course donations are appreciated. And don’t dawdle. It starts at 7. Info, HERE.
BCM is back
Speaking of Behringer-Crawford, the museum in Covington’s Devou Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, albeit with safety procedures and protocols.
Why BCM? Well here’s the museum’s own voice:
“From the ridiculous (BCM’s infamous two-headed calf) to the sublime (our fascinating collections), this family-friendly museum celebrates the unique arts, heritage and culture of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley.”
In other words, it’s part of what makes Covington special.
Info, HERE or HERE.
Five exhibitions
Another Covington institution that gives Covington gravitas, coolness, and culture - The Carnegie - reopened its galleries last weekend, albeit under a timed-ticket reservation model.
For the first time, patrons will see the five exhibitions that were originally to open March 13 (before COVID-19 hit with a fury): Works by Jessie Dunahoo; “Call and Response” (from the Linda and George Kurz Collection); Stephen Irwin: Miss Everyone I Ever Loved; Gestures of Slowness: Snow Yu, Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak, Julia Lipovsky; and The Yama Lab (by intuitive investigator/restorative culture producer, phrie).
Reservations, HERE. Info about exhibitions, HERE.
Open-air market
By now it should be a tradition: get fresh vegetables and locally produced foods at the open-air Covington Farmers Market on Saturday morning. It’s the ultimate in “buy local.”
Typical offerings include things like red Russian kale, romaine lettuce, baby bok choy, herbal tea, bone-in chops, hanging plants, elderberry syrup, eggs, honey, hanging planters, granola, apple cider vinegar coleslaw, lemon meringue mini pies and other baked goods, wine etc. etc.
Wear a mask, follow the safety rules. Info, HERE.
And then there’s ... the Bagels & Blooms - Part Deux on Sunday at Lil’s Bagels, HERE ... Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday with Sage Yoga in MainStrasse Village, HERE ... and Reiki Sessions on Saturday and Sunday at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE and HERE.