Woolly Fest & high-level guitar

COVINGTON, Ky. – Artists, authors, and an award-winning acoustic guitarist are in The Cov this weekend, bringing you plenty of great options for a good time.

If you’re looking for the kind of fun that comes from physical labor and the satisfaction of planting something that will be enjoyed by generations to come, we’ve got that for you too.

Lots of good stuff happening. Oh, and don’t forget to turn those clocks back on Sunday.

Seeking hole-diggers

If you’re in the mood to get dirty and do some digging, the CUFB Fall Tree Planting in Eastside needs you Saturday morning. They’ve got 60 trees that need to go in the ground along 13th and Byrd streets – but not until the holes are dug.

These things are a lot of fun, full of camaraderie and satisfaction.

You’ll need sturdy shoes and gloves. Tools are provided, but if you’re partial to your own shovel, then by all means bring it. Meet up just before 9 at Red Express Delivery at 1207 Maryland Ave.

Keep Covington Beautiful is springing for donuts and coffee, and if you stick around after the digging and planting is done, you should plan to join your fellow diggers at a to-be-determined local eatery for lunch and a libation.

Like we said, a lot of fun.

Books and their authors

Looking for books to dive into as you sit by a fire, wrapped in a blanket, sipping a warm beverage with a backdrop of falling leaves outside your window? Then stop by the Book Fair & Signing at The Roost Latonia on Saturday.

Not only will you have a selection of autumn reads to scour, but you’ll get to meet the authors and have them sign your book. Authors Jules Bennett (the “queen of small-town romance”), Jessica Lemmon (who writes “genuine sizzle”), and Jenn Stark (both an author and intuitive guide) will be on hand to talk about and sign their books.

Art talk

Artist Dianna Frid and art curator Sergio A. Aguillón-Mata will be part of an engaging conversation at The Carnegie on Saturday. Artist Talk: Dianna Frid In Conversation with Sergio A. Aguillón-Mata will bring to light Frid’s mixed media works which make visible the tactile manifestations of language.

Frid will talk about her books and her mixed media works, which are currently on view at The Carnegie’s Exhibition X: An Utterly Incomplete Examination of Collage in Contemporary Art exhibit. They’re also part of a two-person exhibition at The Art Academy of Cincinnati – Falling Into Language – for which Aguillón-Mata is the curator. Should be interesting.

Get all woolly

From the farmers who raise fleece to the fiber artists who create amazing textiles and handicrafts, Sunday’s Art Equals Woolly Fest at Hellmann Creative Center will bring them all together in one space to meet, connect, share, learn, and be inspired.

Whether you’re a knitter, a weaver, a dyer, or someone who is interested in the local fibershed and loves fiber art, this event is for you. Nearly 20 vendors will be on hand.

‘Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World’

Christie Lenee “Acoustic Guitarist of the Year" & Tree is at The Village Theater on Sunday and it sounds like she’ll put on a darn fine show.

Lenee, who has been described as “Dave Matthews meets Joni Mitchell and Michael Hedges” was recently named by Guitar World Magazine as the “Best Acoustic Guitarist in The World Right Now.”

She’s got a new album, “Coming Alive,” that features collaborations with Matthew Odmark and keyboardist Charlie Lowell, who perform with the rock band Jars of Clay; drummer Keith Carlock who’s performed with Steely Dan, Toto, Sting, and John Mayer; and bassist Adam Nitti, who’s performed with Kenny Loggins, Carrie Underwood, and Susan Tedeschi.

Lenee is a big deal. She’s been on stages with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Antigone Rising, Jake Shimabukoro, and Christopher Cross, to name a few. Don’t miss her while she’s on a stage in The Cov.

Live music

Tonight: The Missy Werner Band at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant … Taylor Henry at Juniper’s … The Chuck Brisbin Trio at Smoke Justis. 

Friday: 90s Rock Night at Madison Theater … Luke Trimble at Madison Live … Greg Chako Trio at Smoke Justis …  Leroy Ellington at Smoke Justis.

Saturday: Gyasi with Abandoned Malls of America at Madison Live … Marc & Doug at Smoke Justis … Cin City Burlesque Presents Giggle Water at Juniper’s.


Tonight: Cuentame un cuento/Spanish Storytime at Kenton County Public Library.

Friday: Devou Night Rides at Devou Park … Feud Fridays at Frosthaus. 

Saturday: Covington Farmers Market at Braxton Brewing Co. … MainStrasse Village Food TourSaturday Storytime at Kenton County Public Library … Dinosaur Encounters at Kenton County Public Library … Frequency Café at Alchemy Aesthetics … Scarlet Begonia’s Flower Truck at Libby’s Southern Comfort … Holiday Earring Making Class at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop …  Intro to Printmaking Class at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop … Thanksgiving Koozies at Kenton County Public Library … Meow-lloween at Leapin Lizard Gallery.

Sunday: Fall Crafts at Kenton County Public Library.