Blue(s) Christmas & cheer

COVINGTON, Ky. – We know there’s a lot more going on in The Cov this weekend than what we’ve listed here. We also know that most of the best things that are happening are likely taking place in the comfort of your home as you celebrate the holidays.

But in case you’d like to get out and about and partake in some neighborhood cheer before the stockings are emptied and the gift wrap is ripped away, we as usual are here with suggestions.

Oh, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Karaoke for a cause

Wunderbar is teaming up with Rhinegeist tonight to donate all range of things to help our neighbors in Western Kentucky who were in the path of one of the worst tornadoes on record.

There will be a raffle … prizes … karaoke … gift certificates and a dollar per pint of every Rhinegeist sold will be donated. Details HERE.   

Christmas Eve Eve party

Kyle Knapp and company are live at Larry’s Dive Bar tonight for Larry’s Christmas Eve Eve Party.

Nothing goes with eggnog like a meatball sub, and you can get both at Larry’s. Sit back, relax – maybe shoot some pool – and enjoy Kyle’s fine sounds. More HERE.

More music performed by you

Grab a mic and belt out your favorite holiday tune tonight at The Standard Covington.

Fun begins at 8 p.m., so you’ve got a few hours to practice in front of the mirror with a hairbrush, just like when you were a kid and KNEW you were destined for a live audience. More HERE.

Blues for the holidays

Take time to enjoy food (that you don’t have to prepare), beverages (that someone else is pouring), and some fine Bluegrass music with the Missy Werner Band at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub this evening before the holiday officially commences.

Shawn Underwood with the music blog Twangville once described Werner’s vocals as having “that clear-as-a-bell quality you get from an Alison Krauss or Rhonda Vincent.”

Oh my. Now that’s a sound that’s not to be missed. More HERE.  

Christmas Eve happy hour

Crafts & Vines wants to share a cup of holiday cheer with you to say a heartfelt “hurrah” and “thanks” for all the support and neighborliness they got throughout the year.

C & V’s 6th Annual Holiday Happy Hour on Friday includes drink specials, and selections from the big ol’ green egg grill. Details HERE.   

Winter wonderland

Pathways glistening with festive, twinkling lights … a 20-foot snowman … a giant wreath (that makes a perfect backdrop for holiday selfies) … log cabins decorated by Santa’s helpers … and more.

Yes, there’s still time to visit Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Winter Wonderland display.

Admission is free and it’s open from dusk ‘til 9 p.m. (That includes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, if you need to walk off some calories.)

And don’t forget BCM’s Holiday Toy Trains are still rolling around the track. More HERE and HERE. The trains can be seen until 5 p.m. today and then on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Catch a ride to the game

If you’re up for post-holiday Sunday football, the Bengals Shuttle from Molly Malone’s will get you to Paul Brown Stadium in plenty of time for the Baltimore Ravens and Bengals faceoff. HERE.