Lederhosen, dogs & Yard Olympics

COVINGTON, Ky. – Help plan a park … celebrate your dog … drink Oktober Fuel … make your own sauerkraut …become a KanJam champion … never grow up … and go to “End of the Rainbow” … you won’t have to look any further than your own #LoveTheCov backyard to find the fun this weekend.
Rover’s night out …
Grab your canine and head to Keystone Bar & Grill tonight, where they’re celebrating furry best friends on the patio until 6 p.m. (It’s National Dog Day, after all.)
Local frozen treats from Fido’s Freezzy’s for the pups, and drinks from Tito’s and Rhinegeist for those of us with opposable thumbs. Details, HERE.
Movie night … w/ a spin
Cov Parks & Rec’s Outdoor Movie Night features “A Dog’s Life” at Austinburg Neighborhood Park on Friday night, which is fun for the whole family.
The credits start rolling at 8 p.m., but if you show up early you can share your ideas on what Parks & Rec should do to the park during the pending renovation.
Staff will be around with their “sticker survey boards.” Don’t be shy about describing your dream park. Then kick back and enjoy the show. More details HERE and HERE.
Get ‘hooked’ on a movie at RoPoBoCo
Longing for Friday movie nights on Lil’s Patiyo?
Well, Bike-in Movie Night is back and it’s breaking out onto RoPoBoCo’s parking lot for ample space. So … roll up … grab a sip and a snack (provided by Lil’s Bagels) … and wait for the sun to go down.
Need directions? “Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” More details about this family-friendly film night HERE.
Somebody has an anniversary …
… and they want you to celebrate with them.
It’s Covington Yard’s One-Year Anniversary, and they’re throwing a party Friday and Saturday.
In case you need further convincing to join … on Saturday there’s tournament-style Yard Olympics for Cornhole, Jenga, Beer Pong, and KanJam. Take home the gold, friend. Details HERE.
Prost! Now ‘Fuel’ up …
Press your lederhosen and give your dirndl a twirl: Oktoberfest season is upon us.
Braxton Brewing’s Taproom becomes Braxton Biergarten on Saturday. Lift your stein for a celebratory tapping of Braxton’s seasonal brew, Oktober Fuel.
There’s a biker band -- The Zinzinnati Bierban – and neighborliness too, with Parlor on 7th sending over some Oktoberfest cuisine (we’re guessing it might involve sauerkraut). More HERE.
Fermented cabbage
Speaking of sauerkraut, why not make your own? Ribbons of finely cut, fermented cabbage are rich with health benefits – and they go great with the above-mentioned beer.
Maggie Lawson, chef and artist behind Homemaking: A Speculative Pantry, and Tiffany Wise of The Healing Kitchen will show how to make fermented sauerkraut at The Carnegie on Saturday. Class is limited to 15, so sign up quick for this FREE event. Details HERE.
If the class is full, at least stop in for the Lawson’s HOMEMAKING installation in the Carnegie’s Rotunda Gallery. It’s a veritable classroom on canning, and that’s a beautiful thing to behold.
Summer of Cov
Ah, the restorative power of a good purchase .... especially when it’s something thoughtfully crafted by some of the coolest local artists, chefs, brewers, and bakers.
The Summer of Cov Night Bazaar market at Roebling Point starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. A lot of great shopping … and even more entertainment.
Music, magicians, and, maybe best of all, a sneak peak of The Carnegie’s End of the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Musical, featuring selections from the show by the cast. Details HERE.
This is the occasion for that lacy resplandor
We know you’ve seen this before, but this is the real deal: Frida 602 celebrates six years Sunday with a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.
Think full skirts, embroidered blouses, regal coiffures, and flower-studded braids (and, yes, heavily starched lace headdresses, aka resplandor).
Six contest categories: baby, kid. most creative, best group, best over-all, and best Frida pup. Celebrity judge Ron Padgett will announce the winners. Prizes from Strasse Dog GC, Stoney’s Toy Store, Frida, and more. Contest at 3:30. More, HERE.
And then there’s … Good efforts like “Eat Bagels, Build Families” on Friday morning at Lil’s Bagels, a fund-raiser (all tips and a portion of proceeds) for Families are Built (FAB), an organization that trains volunteers to support families in crisis and living on the margins. Details, HERE … Cool artists to meet & greet, like Jane Bresser at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop on Saturday. Details HERE. … Fine tunes, to be heard at Wunderbar all weekend long: Karaoke with Will Corsin on Thursday, The Inturns on Friday, and the sounds of Samantha Went on Saturday. Details HERE.