A little drag, a musical & a mural

COVINGTON, Ky. – After weekends of more events than we (or our little keyboard-pecking-fingers) could believe, life during the first weekend in November seems to have slowed down a wee bit.

Maybe it’s the frosty nights.

That said, the quality of the entertainment and engagement value remains large in The Cov. There are some seriously good events happening, so get out there – it’s supposed to be sunny, at least – and enjoy yourself.

Sashay over to The Standard

You can catch “the freshest personality to sashay across Cincinnati” tonight when Willa appears at The Standard along with special guest Lady Phaedra.

Expect a little something for everyone … live musical selections that range from Judy Garland to Victorious … a little drag … a little comedy.

Now that’s a way to start winding down the week.

Show begins at 8 p.m. Details, HERE.   

A rock musical with a somber theme

Looking for a “first of its kind” theater experience? There’s one taking the stage Friday night at The Carnegie.

“Higher” is an original rock musical that tells the story of addiction and tells it honestly and without prejudice. It’s presented by the American Legacy Theatre and they’re all about everyone having access to the empathy-building art form of theatre.

There’s a post-show discussion after each performance with cast and creatives to talk about the musical and how to move a bid of newfound awareness into action for reducing the stigma of addiction.

Show runs through Sunday. Tickets, HERE

Paint the streets

It’s the first Covington Street Mural, and it’s happening Saturday in front of K&J Market on the corner of 13th and Wheeler.

And the Center for Great Neighborhoods is inviting you to help.

All ages are invited to paint on the pavement for free. 13th Street, west of Wheeler St., will be closed to vehicles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you can paint safely. Details HERE.

At the Market

The Covington Farmers Market is so reliable – spring, summer, fall, and winter – that people tend to take it for granted.

Don’t. The outdoor market of farmers, producers and vendors at Park Place & Court every Saturday morning is a fabulous place to get fresh produce and food products.

The frosty nights might have killed your backyard garden this week (it sure decimated ours) but don’t worry: these people just roll with Mother Nature’s punches.

Details, HERE.

‘… for a while, maybe longer …’

That’s kind of how some song lyrics stick with you. And right about now, you might have Pure Prairie League’s “Amie” humming in your head.

When the band’s Larry Goshorn passed away in September, the regional music scene lost a legend. Larry and his brother Tim were the heart of the band that those of us of a certain age began listening to in the ’70s (and never stopped).

On Sunday, “Remember Me”: A Benefit Concert for Larry Goshorn takes place at Madison Theater. Some of the members will be around for it. Details, HERE.

More live music

There’s … Carver Commodore + Whitehall at Madison Live on Saturday, HERE … a solo acoustic set with Megan Wren on Saturday at Parlour on 7th, HERE … 3 Day Rule at Strasse Haus on Saturday, HERE … and Tori Faith acoustic at Dee Felice CafĂ© on Sunday, HERE … the Kate Hinote Trio on Saturday at Wunderbar, HERE


And then there’s … a pie drive at Local Studio 325 (benefitting local foster kids), HERE … and the MainStrasse Village food tour on Saturday put on by Riverside Food Tours, HERE … the U.S. v. Mexico World Cup Qualifier Watch Party on Friday evening at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, HERE … Keystone Bar & Grill’s “Battle of the Ohio” Brunch on Sunday, HERE.