Cruvinet & the Wheel of Death

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COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington worked its legal and infrastructure magic and expanded outdoor dining opportunities in the Roebling Point and Duveneck Square business districts this week. (See the announcement, HERE).
It’s another step we’ve taken to help our small businesses survive in this troubled time. But the restaurants in the release aren’t the only offerings in LoveTheCov. Fun and unique places to eat in MainStrasse Village and Latonia, for example, also contribute to Covington’s reputation as the anti-“chain” city.
We encourage you to be safe and socially distance (not to mention wear a mask) when you patronize such places this weekend. Or order takeout, of course.
Now ... elsewhere in LovetheCov this weekend, there’s the drive-thru circus, a trail day, exhibitions at The Carnegie, some tunes, and a new Sunday wine option.
BCM concert tonight
Tonight, at 7 p.m., the Behringer-Crawford Museum continues the 2020 virtual rendition of its annual concert series.
On tap is the famed Birdland Big Band vocalist Nicole Zuraitis and Dan Pugach. To plagiarize (ahem, “quote”) BCM’s ad: It was the “Year of the Woman” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, and one outstanding woman was jazz and soul singer-songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, who with her man, husband Dan Pugach, was nominated for “Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals” for their interpretation of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
Info, HERE.
Drive-thru Big Top
The Big Top comes to Covington, sort of, as the Cincinnati Circus Company stops by at the Kenton County Public Library.
Stay in your car for the drive-thru circus show, featuring aerial acrobatics, fire juggling, “hooping,” and - based on appearances elsewhere - the dare-defying Wheel of Death.
It’s Saturday morning, and info is HERE.
On the 7th day, Ripple
What’s the Sunday Wine Down?
It’s Ripple Wine Bar’s way of saying it’s now open on Sundays and it will not only have wine from around the world (you’ve heard of the Cruvinet system, right?) and its signature plates but also music, the tunes from Jeff Henry.
Reservations are recommended, HERE.
Farmers Market
Here’s a visit that should be a Saturday morning tradition: get fresh vegetables and locally produced foods at the open-air Covington Farmers Market. 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.
This week’s guests are an array of Kentucky artisans, and there’s a live-streamed music concert.
Wear a mask, follow the safety rules. Info, HERE.
Dirt, rock & brush
Fresh air. Exercise. A good cause.
Pitch in on the hard work of keeping the trails in Covington Devou Park’s backcountry maintained on Sunday morning at the Devou Third-Sunday Trailday.
Enthusiasm is more important than experience. Bring gloves, water and safety glasses.
Info, HERE.
Your ears need excitement?
Check out Josh McIntosh and Company doing acoustic on Sunday afternoon on the patio at Zazou Covington, HERE.
Or come to Smoke Justis on Friday to see the Chuck Brisbin Trio (blues, R&B, rock and country) HERE or Saturday to see local acoustic duo Rucca, HERE.
Five exhibitions
It bears repeating, because, well, it’s The Carnegie.
The galleries are back open Friday through Sunday, albeit under a timed-ticket reservation model.
Check out works by Jessie Dunahoo, from the many artists in the Linda and George Kurz Collection; Stephen Irwin; Snow Yu, Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak and Julia Lipovsky; and phrie.
Reservations, HERE. Info about exhibitions, HERE.
And then there’s ... the free Hot Yoga (class) & Photo Shoot on Saturday at Lean Bodies, HERE ... the Scarlet Begonia Flower Truck Pop-up on Saturday at Crafts & Vines, HERE... the Hike Dat Ish on Sunday along the paved trails of Devou Park, HERE ... Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday with Sage Yoga, HERE ... Reiki Sessions on Saturday at Warrior Spirit Wellness, HERE ... the Community Karma Class at Sage Yoga on Saturday, HERE