by Jac Kern
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Get ready to hump
the fridge, write in your gournal and party Camp Firewood style,
because Mayday is throwing a Wet Hot American Summer
party Saturday. Enjoy a summer movie marathon, burgers and dogs from the grill,
craft beers and a late-night dance party. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and
continues through the night. I want you inside me!
LGBTQ magazine CNKY Scene presents its first-ever film festival this weekend.
The three-day fest will screen 22 international short and feature films,
present Q&As and workshops through Sunday at Know Theater. Special events
include the screening of Raid of the
Rainbow Lounge followed by Q&A with narrator, actress Meredith Baxter
and after-parties each night. Find a full schedule here.
Tickets start at $10; a full-access pass is $60.The Chippendales perform at Belterra Casino Friday. Find your own Magic Mike.
Travel back in
time for a Midsummer Masquerade
at Loveland Castle Saturday. Dress in masks and costume, or just sport your most
fanciful duds, and enjoy performances by Dante’s Gypsy Circus, Robbin Marks
Magic, aerial dancers, live music and more. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at
the door — er, castle gates. The soiree runs 8-11 p.m.Come to the castle early
for an all-ages festival beginning at 11 a.m. Castle Day features food, beer,
crafts, entertainment and a great opportunity to saunter the castle grounds.Considered to be the oldest festival in Cincinnati, Schutzenfest is a German celebration for all ages. The Kolping Center will be packed with authentic food and beer, games, vendors, rides and lots of live entertainment. The fest runs Friday-Sunday and admission is $3. Find details here.
If you missed
Thursday’s presentation of Ugandan artist Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine’s multimedia piece, A
Friday night is the last chance. Mwine portrays four different characters
onstage to describe the oppression of LGBTQ citizens in Uganda. The performance
includes raw video footage and photographs, dealing with a serious subject
matter with an upbeat tone. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $20, $14 for
members.Ongoing events include the Vent Haven ConVENTion, the Warren County Fair and more arts and theater suggestions from our To Do page.
CNKY Scene brings the GLBT community and its supporters together
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Rich Sherman moved to the Queen City from
Minneapolis, his hometown, after his partner, Chris, was transferred for
a job. And a year later, his tune — and business — have changed. “I am
happy to say I love it here and am so thankful we ended up here. It is
one of the best-kept secrets, I think. Who knew Cincinnati had so much
by Jac Kern
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When Shirley Temple sang about the “Good
Ship Lollipop,” she probably wasn’t envisioning a booze cruise of drag queens
(though, you know what they say about the crazy lives of child stars). Tonight,
CNKY Scene and BB Riverboats present Big Ship Lollipop, a sweet late-night
cruise for the local LGBTQ community and friends, complete with drag shows,
DJs, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Boarding begins at 10:30 p.m. and the boat
departs at 11:30, when Penny Tration of The Cabaret and her cast of lovely
ladies will perform on the first deck, while Adonis’ DJ Patrick B spins dance
music on the second floor. The top deck is a VIP area (sold out) with a bar and
killer view. Guests can also enjoy shopping from Pure Romance, a Flashbox photo
booth and raffles supporting CNKY Scene Film Festival and Cincinnati
Pride 2012. Tickets will be available tonight at the dock for $15, which
includes a cash bar and complimentary snacks. Find details here.
Riverfront Park, the new public space at The Banks, hosts its Phase I Grand
Opening tonight. The park is located on Mehring Way between Walnut Street and
Joe Nuxhall Way, and features an event lawn and stage, fountains, a bike trail,
visitor’s center, labrynth and more to come. Smale is sure to be a downtown hub for
locals and visitors alike. The opening event kicks off at 6:15, followed by a free concert, fireworks and kids activities.Go OTR is more than a 5K
Run/Walk — it’s a full event devoted to the historic neighborhood and all the
great people and businesses making it thrive. Saturday’s celebration kicks off
with the race at 10 a.m. and continues with a street festival through 5 p.m.
Vine Street will be closed to traffic, full of local vendors like Christian
Moerlein, A Tavola, Senate, Taste of Belgium and more local eateries. There
will also be live music from Wussy, Shiny & the Spoon, Cincy Brass and
others, a craft market by The City Flea and a fine art show. Online
registration for the 5K has closed, but runners and walkers can still sign up
at 1401 Vine St. until 7:30 p.m. tonight or between 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday.Further
proving the explosion of Cincinnati's core, the popular Asian Food Fest has
relocated from the suburbs to The Banks this year. Check out our interview with Bao
Nguyen, the festival's Marketing Director, for a preview of all there
is to taste and see this year. Expect deliciousness from 13 vendors, performances, and more. The Asian Food Fest takes over The Banks
Saturday and Sunday.
Mayday Northside presents its third annual
Brews, ‘Dos and Tattoos shindig Saturday. Don your hottest alt-Americana for an
evening of beers, burlesque and bustin’ moves. The crew will tap a bunch of
craft beers at 4 p.m., dance music commences at 8, followed by performances
from Ohio Knife and Cin City Burlqesue. Get the sizzling details here.
brings DIY extraordinaire Kayte Terry to its Rookwood Pavilion location for a
craft-stravaganza Saturday. Terry hosts this special paper crafting event in
support of her new book Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of
Everyday Paper. Handmade culture has made a major comeback in recent years, and
with the popularity of DIY marketplace Etsy, crafting is cool again. Working with paper can be
expensive and somewhat wasteful, but Terry’s book is full of projects that
utilize old newspapers, magazines, maps, and other paper scraps that would
otherwise end up in the trash — and they look polished and professional. Join
Terry Saturday for tips and tricks on turning trash into Pinterest-approved
Weston Gallery’s annual fundraiser is not your typical cheese-and-wine arts event. This year’s Exhibitionism II is a sexy underground dance party, complete with a lingerie fashion show by
Knickers of Hyde Park, dinner by the bite from the area’s top chefs,
tantalizing cocktails, body painting and more. It’s a don’t-miss event for all
you Cincy socialites and a great opportunity to support one of the city’s
finest art galleries. The party runs 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Weston, located
inside the Aronoff Center.
Way of Ohio and Women Writing for a Change join Grailville for a day of
writing, music and spirituality Sunday. Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will
lead a workshop from 1-4 p.m. in which women will share and reflect on personal
stories and explore creative expression. At 5:30 p.m., Grailville will serve
dinner and Newcomer
will perform a concert at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join in part or all of the
day’s activities, with prices ranging $20-$70. Go here
to register and find a full schedule.
Follow our music blog for all your concert needs and check
out our To Do page for art exhibits, theater shows, festivals and more fun
happening this weekend.