COVINGTON, Ky. – Be smart out there.
The highly contagious strain of COVID-19 called the Delta variant is making itself felt in higher case numbers and deaths, with the biggest risk among children and adults who have chosen not to vaccinate. We beg you to be cautious. We value your health and we don’t want our local economy to shut down again because of reckless behavior.
With that in mind, we’re thrilled that The Cov is full of outdoor events this weekend, including theater, concerts, and artisan markets.
Shakespeare in the cemetery
Given The Bard’s penchant for cutting down pivotal characters like a gas-powered Husqvarna straight shaft chopping through a patch of weeds, a graveyard seems a perfectly appropriate place for a Shakespeare in the Park performance.
(Less distance to drag the bodies, you know.)
And while Will the Playwright doesn’t actually kill off anyone in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” it being a comedy and all (from what we remember of Mr. McDonough’s freshman literature class), we still think Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum is a fantastic setting to watch the shenanigans of Hippolyta, Hermia, Helena, and the rest.
The Saturday evening show by the Cincy Shakes is free, but come early and bring a blanket or lawn chair, plus good and drink if you wanna.
Private Eye Johnson’s secrets
Along those same outdoor-theater lines, The Carnegie will host performances Friday and Saturday evenings of All’s Faire, by Alexx Rouse and Zach Robinson.
And note that “at The Carnegie” means in the parking lot, so bring chairs or something to sit on.
The musical is part of Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s Serials! episodic play program and its plot is described like this: “When a wave of petty theft hits the local Renaissance Fair, Private Eye Johnson and her assistant Josh are on the case. Will they catch the culprit before the Fellowship of Funding pulls the plug on the Faire for Good? And will secrets from Johnson’s past finally catch up with her?!”
Frankly, we’re wondering about those secrets ourselves.
Details and tickets, HERE
The Turkeys, tonight
Speaking of chairs and blankets, you have time to get out to Behringer-Crawford Museum this evening to hear The Turkeys, and we don’t mean the gobbling fowl.
The Covington-based folk-rock band will be playing traditional bluegrass, rock, and classic country tunes at the museum’s outdoor amphitheater at the Music@BCM series.
“Doors” open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7.
Tunes by the river
Same picturesque concert venue, different band: Friday evening, 3 Day Rule will rock out at Covington Plaza during week 5 of the Luv The Cov Concert Series.
Drinks, food, tunes, and the Ohio River floating by.
A dozen vendors will be selling finished artisan creations in MainStrasse Village on Sunday at the first MV Flea Market.
Creative House of Art & Design said it would hold the market every fourth Sunday on the 6th Street Promenade in the Village.
Do you gotta cut loose?
You either get “Footloose” or you don’t.
If you do, head to Elmore City, er, Latonia on Friday evening for the “Footloose and Fancy Free Weekend,” hosted by The Roost Latonia.
It’s a workshop where you can learn dances from the 1984 movie and drink a latte or more.
And then there’s … Keep Covington Beautiful’s (rescheduled) Stormwater & Electrofishing education event at Pioneer Park on Saturday morning, the Summer of Cov Night Bazaar on Saturday evening in Roebling Point, HERE
… the Live DJ Group Strength Workout on Saturday at Lean Bodies, HERE
… the Covington Farmers Market on Saturday morning, HERE
… live music at Smoke Justis, featuring Chuck Brisbin tonight, HERE
; Satin Smooth Project on Friday, HERE
; and Big Time Operator on Saturday night, HERE
… local nature and wildlife photographer Steve Barger at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop, on Saturday, HERE
… and Scarlet Begonia Flower Truck at Eishaus and Frosthaus on Saturday, HERE