A Snow Moon, cityscapes & blues

COVINGTON, Ky. –  We are finally at the end of what is surely the longest week in the history of the world. Fortunately it all ends on a good note with good times aplenty in The Cov. Get out there and have fun.

A ‘chili’ February evening

It’s no stretch to say that folks come far and wide to sample the unique flavor of Cincinnati-style chili, marveling at the blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, and, of course, chili powder.

Since today is National Chili Day, the Kenton County Public Library is paying homage to the legendary dish with its National Chili Day Celebration tonight.

Sample Cincinnati-style chili and, in case you’re not aware of its origins, you’ll learn all about its history in the region. (More importantly, you get to eat chili.)

So much good sugar

What is likely not healthy for you are donuts and ice cream, but, gosh darn it, they sure do taste good. Maybe the case could be made that both motivate rigorous exercise.

With that rationalization in mind, don’t miss the Graeter’s Monthly Donut Pop-Up at Braxton Brewing Company on Friday. They’ll start serving at 8 a.m. – hot & iced coffee too – so don’t sleep through this magnificent opportunity to get your day going with sugar and caffeine.

Ink it

What a fabulous idea: Let the pros create the outline of design on a canvas and you get to ink it.

Ink & Drink at The Roost Latonia on Friday will let you choose from an image drawn on canvas by a local artist. (Choose from a wine or rocks glass, or a cityscape of Cincinnati, Covington, or Covington-Latonia), then the fine folks at The Roost will walk you through the ink process. Plus you’ll get a drink from the shop’s craft bar. Be sure and buy your ticket now, so they won’t have to cancel what is sure to be a fun event.

Pitch the ‘Fringe’

Here’s your chance to get your creative project, production, art, and yourself in front of Cincy Fringe producers.

Sign up for Cincy Fringe Unified Auditions Day 1 on Saturday at the Innovation Center at the First Financial Bank in The Cov, where you’re invited to have a monologue or song at the ready for a 5-minute Speed Pitch Session to make your best pitch for the Cincy Fringe Festival.

Cincy Fringe is the 13-day theatre and arts festival produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati that culminates in live performances in a dozen locations around OTR this summer. So bring your script, your song, and, more importantly, your vibe.

Celestial celebration

The full moon on Saturday will reach its peak at 7:30 a.m. and is known as the Snow Moon, but hopefully it’s not a harbinger of icy precipitation. What this moon will do, according to all range of astrologers, is spur you to heal. So whatever or whomever is making your head hurt is not worth your precious time and should not allowed in your orbit. So there.

What is worth every second of your precious time is the Full Moon Fest at Creative House of Art & Design, where Mr. Chad has a night of celestial magic planned.

With $5 tarot readings and free palm readings, a glimpse into your future awaits.

Noah Wotherspoon is in The Cov

If you do nothing else this weekend, go to The Village Theater to catch the amazing (yes, amazing) sounds of  Noah + the Rescue Radio with Chalk Eye and Sam King + the Suspects on Saturday.

For anyone reading this right now who is familiar with singer/songwriter/guitarist Noah Wotherspoon, who fronts the Rescue Radio, you’re nodding you’re head, thinking, “Yeah, they’re right. Don’t miss this performance.”  For those who aren’t familiar, please do yourself this favor and see this show.

Holy moly is this guy good. Known widely for his brilliant blues guitar playing, The Rescue Radio provides a channel for Wotherspoon’s alternate musical ventures into rock n’ roll, Americana, psychedelia, and beyond.

The core band is out of Dayton, Ohio, and Wotherspoon came to Cincinnati by way of Kettering, Ohio, so we’re talking local musicians. They’re joined by Chalk Eye, a Cincinnati-based Appalachian Goth, original rock band; and Sam King + the Suspects, an original folk-rock band from Dayton.

Live music

Tonight: Alex Poteet at Smoke Justis … The Missy Werner Band at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.

Friday: Sorelle with Emma Kline at Madison Live … The Lee Dixon Duo at Smoke Justis.

Saturday: Andy Jam with Harold & Friends at Madison Live … Kenny Cowden at Smoke Justis.


Thursday: Wine Tasting at Crafts & Vines.

Friday: Drink, Draw & Drag at Creative House of Art & Design.

Saturday: Covington Farmers Market at Braxton Brewing Co. … Increase Your Visibility Through Impactful Public Speaking at Aviatra Accelerators … MainStrasse Village Food TourIntro to Hand Spinning Wool at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop … Spring and Holiday Table Top Confetti at Kenton County Public Library.

Sunday: Silent Reading Time with Rescue Kitties at Purrfect Day Cat CafĂ© … Sunday Funday at Zazou.