Goetta, Spiderman & Private Eye Johnson

COVINGTON, Ky. – Lots to do in The Cov this weekend, starting tonight.
The Bard, jazz tonight!
Yeah, this is the #Weekend piece. But we’re breaking our own rules because we just can’t ignore the The Cov-sponsored fun to be had tonight in Devou Park.
One, our Parks & Rec division is sponsoring Shakespeare in Devou Park: MacBeth. See HERE. Last week we quipped how everybody lives in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Uh, no such ending in THIS play. The theatrical bloodbath starts at 7.
Two, doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. for Music@BCM. The weekly concert series at Behringer-Crawford Museum features Mike Wade, aka “Shorty Bop,” who plays those “funky grooves that make you want to swing.” Details, HERE.
As of publication, both events are on. Of course we’re watching the sky: No rain! No rain!
'Geht-uh' … NOT 'guht-ta'
If we had the time, we’d take the Big Mac ditty (“two all-beef patties, special sauce …”) and tweak it using the ingredients steel-cut oats, herbs, pork, and onions.
Because Glier’s Goettafest is returning to Covington. It’s a two-weekend, two-city celebration of that savory German breakfast sausage-like concoction made famous by the Covington meat processor Glier’s.
We’re talking a goetta vending machine, a goetta history booth, goetta T-shirts, and goetta itself – not to mention ax throwing, a mechanical bull, slot cars, a dunk tank etc.
It begins tonight and runs through Sunday, with the same deal next weekend as well. One of the sites is Covington Plaza, with a riverboat shuttle running between the two places.
Details, HERE.
Movie night in Eastside
“More than one can wear the mask.”
If you know what that means, then you’re probably already excited about what you’re about to read: The free Outdoor Movie Series in Covington on Friday night will feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the 2018 computer-animated superhero film featuring the actor Shameik Moore voicing the character Miles Morales.
Grab blankets, lawn chairs, popcorn, AND the kids and head to Randolph Park, where you’ll also find face painting, games, giveaways, Kona Ice, and Read Ready Covington stuff.
Details, HERE.
Private Eye Johnson’s secrets
This apparently was pretty cool last week, so we’ll tout it again: The Carnegie will host a performance Saturday evening 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.
Edge of Mysteries & more
Not a special “event,” per se, but here’s a reminder that we have a cool brewery downtown: Braxton Brewing Co. is releasing six (6!) flavors starting tonight. (OK, actually for many people this IS an event).
The flavors: 4-Pack: Edge of Mysteries Double Dry Hopped Bru-1 … 4-Pack: Imperial POG Berliner … Smoothie Sour: Pineapple Upside Down Cake … Smoothie Sour: Citrus … Barrel House: Bourbon Barrel Aged Blow Gasket Robust Porter … Barrel House: Peach Brandy Barrel Aged Lemon Berliner Weisse.
Details of sorts: HERE.
And then there’s … Bike-in Movie Night! on Friday at Roebling Point Books & Coffee, HERE
a drive-in movie (“Grease”) at Glenn O. Swing Elementary on Saturday evening, HERE … Tarot card readings on Saturday afternoon at The Roost, HERE … Peak season at the Covington Farmers Market on Saturday morning, HERE … open mic night hosted by Aaron Hedrick on Sunday at Wunderbar, HERE … and Audra Montgomery – Acrylic Artist on Saturday at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop, HERE.