Comedy, Sherlock & Bey

COVINGTON, Ky. – How do you wind down a week that began with a way-cool solar eclipse?

In The Cov, we do it with good theater, a mystery to crack, line dancing, an interesting walking tour, live music, crafting, shopping, dancing, and more.

A comedic cast of characters

An unconscious leading lady … a corpse that can’t play dead … actors who trip over everything (including their lines) … and accident-prone thespians. The Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor” has all the makings of … well … of a … side-splitting comedy.

Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, the NKU’s “The Play That Goes Wrong” is an award-winning comedy written by Broadway masters of comedy, Jonathan Sawyer, Henry Lewis, and Henry Shields. It’s won an Olivier Award and has been hailed as a global phenomenon. The show opens tonight at The Carnegie and runs through April 20.

Think like a 19th century British detective

Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, be prepared to rely on the supremacy of logic and reason for Friday’s Sherlock Holmes Escape Room at the Kenton County Public Library.

First things first of course. Put on your deerstalker, grab your Inverness cape from the coat rack, cradle a pipe twixt your lips, and announce to absolutely no one else in the room: “There’s work to be done, Watson!”

The first clue to ensure your success is to register online for this event. Groups of 4 to 8 are recommended to crack this mystery.

Black history along a river

Saturday’s Walking Tour: African American History along the river starts at the John Augustus Roebling statue on Riverside Drive in Covington and ends at Cincinnati’s Smale Park.

Along the walk you’ll explore the significance of the Ohio River in the area’s African American history of resistance, achievement, and leadership from the 1800s through the 20th century. You’ll connect the history of Margaret Garner, Marian Spencer, James Bradley (whose bronze likeness is seated along Riverside Drive), Cincinnati’s Black Brigade, and more. The walk is just under 2 hours, so wear good walking shoes.

‘This ain’t Texas …’

No, geographically (and ideologically!!) speaking, The Cov is far from Texas. But who around town has been able to stay still when Beyoncé “Texas Hold ‘Em” comes over the radio? So why not learn to dance like Queen Bey herself at Saturday’s Line Dance Like Beyonce event at The Roost Latonia?

DJ Monet is going to teach you all the Beyoncé-inspired moves while spinning the hottest tunes, which will surely include Bey’s line-dance ready “Texas Hold ‘Em” and more from “Cowboy Carter.”

For a fee, you’ll get the dance lesson, a craft drink, and an unforgettable afternoon full of so much fun you’ll think it can’t be real.

Live music

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

Friday: High Fade at Madison Live … Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs at The Rooftop at Madison Theater … Acoustic by Briz at Smoke Justis … Kevin Sparks Trio at Juniper’s.

Saturday: Second Saturday Music featuring Brandon Coleman at The Metropolitan Club … Bad Bitty City at Madison Live … Powerslave at Madison Theater … Eyes Up Here at Smoke Justis.

Sunday: The Biggin Show at Zazou’s.


Tonight: Avatar: The Last Airbender Trivia Night with Kitties at Purrfect Day Cat Café. … Gin & Jive: Learn to Swing Dance at Juniper’s … Thirsty Thursday Bingo at Frosthaus.

Friday: Scarlet Begonia’s Flower Truck at Libby’s Southern Comfort.

Saturday: Covington Farmers Market at Braxton Brewing Co. … MainStrasse Village Food TourSoHza Sister Day at SoHza Sister Boutique … Wire Wrap Earring Class at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop … Painting with Adam Lusso: “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop.

Sunday: Music Bingo at Frosthaus … Kitty Yoga with Damon at Purrfect Day Cat Café.