Indie & the Cinder girl

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Catch an Indie flick outside or a made-for-TV in a fancy setting. Or pull on your lederhosen and drink a themed beer.
 
And of course, there are multiple places to buy food and flora, pop-up style.
 
‘Oktoberfest,’ 2020
“Oktoberfuel” on tap. German-themed cuisine (from Parlor on Seventh). Music by Zinzinnati Bierband.
 
Sound familiar?
 
It’s Oktoberfest in the Taproom! at Braxton Brewing Co. on Saturday, and you can honor Covington’s old-world roots.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Cinderella story
Sunday at The Carnegie: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
 
Sort of.
 
COVID-19 forced The Carnegie to delay this season’s full-scale theatrical productions and move them to the 2021-22 season, so the Covington theatre-gallery has adopted a new feature: the Tiny Concert and Community Film Series.
 
Featuring local singers and Carnegie favorites, the shows seat only 50 people in The Carnegie’s 447-seat theater.
 
Sunday free feature features the 1997 made-for-TV movie, starring Bernadette Peters, Whitney Houston, and Brandy.
 
Info and tickets, HERE.
 
Indie film
Sure, you could go to a big-time commercial movie house and see the quote-unquote “blockbuster” that Hollywood’s advertising and movie people picked out for you.
 
Or, you can go the Indie route.
 
Friday night, the Center for Great Neighborhoods (with help from brewer Urban Artifact) will make it easy for you to do the latter with an outdoor, socially distanced and free film screening(s) featuring work by local director Mark Borison ... who by the way was CityBeat’s “Best Local Filmmaker” in 2019.
 
The screenings feature his “Subject Six: Alpha Two” (as seen at the IndieX Film Festival), “Chiluminati,” and a brand new short.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Registering to vote
The last day to register to vote in Kentucky is Oct. 5.
 
If you’re not registered, head to Roebling Point Books & Coffee on Saturday morning during the nearby Covington Farmers Market, and folks with the Kentucky Democracy Project will not only help you register but also understand how to vote this November (because things will be different).
 
Do your civic duty.
 
Info, HERE.
 
GAC at Mutter Gottes
Help clean up The Cov. This Saturday, attention turns north with the Mutter Gottes Neighborhood Cleanup.
 
It’s a mini version of the Great American Cleanup usually planned in April.
 
There are lots of rewards, including a sense of fulfillment and a $5 gift card.
 
Meet at 6th and Craig, and make sure you sign up first, HERE.
 
Produce & bike checks
Locally grown and produced food? It’s there for the purchasing every Saturday morning at the Covington Farmers Market.
 
This is one of the most fruitful times of the year, what with peak-season vegetables, fruit, and herbs, including things like cherry tomatoes, zucchini, hatch chiles, peaches, apples, sweet corn, hummus, honey, cucumbers, beans, sprouts, eggplant, sweet peppers, and tomatillos. There are also meat and freshly made food products like honey, jam, zucchini relish, and kimchi. Oh, and wine.
 
This Saturday, the Market will also feature free bicycle safety checks.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... a plant pop-up sale outside on Saturday outside Lil’s Bagels, HERE... the Scarlet Begonia Flower Truck pop-up Saturday outside Cedar Restaurant, HERE... A Girl Scouts fund-raiser on Friday morning at Lil’s Bagels, HERE ... Logan Sparks Acoustic on Saturday at Cock and Bull Mainstrasse, HERE ... East of Austin Unplugged on Saturday at Zazou Covington, HERE ... the Covington Bourbon Experience! (a la Pedal Wagon), HERE ... the Mainstrasse Village Food & Culture Tour, Saturday, HERE ... Dirty Mike and the Six Speeds, Saturday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE ... the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show, Saturday at Embassy Suites Cincinnati Rivercenter, HERE ... Salon Appreciation Day on Sunday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop, HERE.
 
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