Tacos, dragons & racquets

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COVINGTON, Ky. – (Hold this space for something witty and clever – we might yet think of something.)
 
In the meantime, there is much fun to be had in The Cov this weekend, for those with kids and those without. (Kid-ded and kid-less? We kid, we kid!)
 
3 days of tacos
To start with, hold the cheese. But yes to the meat, cumin, oregano, paprika, lime, onions, chilies, or more specifically, Serranos (and – if you’re American – maybe some tomato and lettuce). And a grilled soft wrap around the crunchy shell to hold it all in.
 
That’s a classic taco, especially if it’s made with venison or javalina or something else roaming the wild.
 
Starting Friday, you can eat tacos for three days at the new Covington Plaza site on the riverfront, courtesy of the FedEx Ground Rockin Taco Festival. The taco recipes will be creative in nature, the beer and Margaritas will be cold, and the music will be lively. Don’t like tacos (yikes!)? There will also be taco-inspired fare.
 
Details about the festival, HERE. Details about the space, HERE.
 
Movie in the park
Grab chairs, blankets, and popcorn (oh, and some kids) because Covington Parks & Rec is holding its first free outdoor movie night this Friday.
 
And shocker of shockers, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous.
 
“Raya and the Last Dragon” will begin around dusk at the Devou Park Band Shell, which for about three hours will become the lost realm of Kumandra.
 
Details, HERE.
 
E-waste & such
A specialty recycling drop-off event on Saturday will help Covington residents get rid of old electronics, Styrofoam and other foam packaging, and confidential documents.
 
It happens every year, courtesy of Keep Covington Beautiful and the City of Covington.
 
For details on what you can and can’t bring, see HERE or HERE.
 
Battledore and shuttlecock
It’s too late to sign up to smack the birdies, but if you want to experience a fiercely contested and fun event that’s so typical of stuff in The Cov, come to the Badminton Brawl VI: Brawl-ympics.
 
(There’s a reason this event won one of the first-ever Authenti-CITY awards, on day 3 of National Economic Development Week, HERE.)
 
The shuttlecocks will be flying Friday on the brick cobblestones outside Hub + Weber Architects. Food, beer, rackets and laughs provided.
 
More practical details HERE.
 
Latonia concert
Band of Helping Hands will raise money to send underprivileged kids to summer camps with a concert Friday featuring Bruce Katz and opening act G. Miles & The Kentucky Cuzins.
 
The hall is in Latonia. Katz, btw, is the blues and jazz musician who’s been nominated for the Blues Music Award, not the London School of Economics and Brookings Institution economist of the same name (although for all we know, that guy might play a pretty audacious keyboard too).
 
Details, HERE.
 
Blackberries, tofu, eggs …
We’re a few weeks away from the full bounty of hot summer veggies (tomatoes, okra, green beans et. al.), but look at all this tasty goodness (and other goods) that will be available Saturday at the Covington Farmers Market:
 
… blackberries, tofu, radishes, jalapeno jelly, whole chickens, salad greens, all-natural sunscreen, fresh-pressed juices, duck eggs, cut flowers, sourdough bread etc. etc. etc.
 
Every Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Park Place & Court Street. Details, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s … the “Glow + Grow” yoga and plant sale on Sunday at Sage Yoga Co. and Sage + Garden, HERE … Bike-in Movie Night! on Friday evening in the rear of Roebling Points Books & Coffee, HERE … the Pioneer Park Spring Fling on Saturday, HERE … “Madcap Puppets: Jack and the Gentle Giant” on Saturday at the Kenton County Public Library, HERE
 
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