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The same folks who
present the popular winter beer festival at Duke Energy Convention Center bring
the booze outdoors this weekend for Cincy Beerfest at Fountain Square.
Celebrate the city’s rich brewing history in the best way — by sampling beer!
More than 150 craft brews will be on tap for the fest, running 5-11 p.m. Friday
and 3-11 p.m. Saturday. Buy $30 pre-sale
and get automatic VIP status (which includes 24 additional exclusive beers, a
souvenir mug and other perks). Walk-up admission is $45.
Film Festival kicked off last night, bringing a bevy of movies to Clifton,
Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati. Find your new favorite documentary,
peep locally produced features, meet up-and-coming directors and attend the
world premiere of a James Franco/Winona Ryder thriller, all at various venues
across town. Check out our interview
with CFF Executive Director
Katharine Steele and get tickets and schedule info here.
This weekend is Northside
Second Saturday. Be sure to
check out the grand opening of WordPlay,
Michael Hurst’s art show That’s Just a
Myth at Fabricate, Dylan Speeg’s paintings at NVISION and the newly-opened
Tacocracy in addition to all the extended hours and specials at Northside bars,
restaurants, galleries and shops.
Whether you’re a
fat-bottomed girl or more of a “Killer Queen,” most would agree Freddie Mercury
is one of the most amazing entertainers of all time. Celebrate the Queen
frontman’s birthday (he would have been 66 Sept. 5) at the fifth annual Freddie
Mercury Birthday Bash. The Drinkery will play Queen tunes all night, 10 p.m.-2
a.m., so glitter yourself up and show off that chest hair.
your weekend takeout routine and visit the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati
for the Taste of India. Watch
traditional Indian dancers, shop for art work, jewelry and spices and, of
course, sample the best Indian cuisine the city has to offer. The evening ends
with a fireworks display by Rozzi. The free fest runs noon-8 p.m. Saturday.Support a local environmental education nonprofit while enjoying lots of
Bluegrass at Imago’s 12th Annual Music in the Woods
fundraiser Saturday. Visit Imago’s 16-acre nature preserve for live music,
vendors, food and drinks, a silent auction, family hikes, art projects and much
more. Music begins at 4 p.m. and runs ‘til 11. Tickets are $12-$20.Shakespeare in the Park is a popular event in most major cities, bringing live
theater out in the fresh air, much like when the original shows were first
produced. If you haven’t caught any of these free shows, Sunday’s performance
of The Tempest at Washington Park is
a must-see. ArtsWave
presents this special interactive production where the audience will help make
the show happen. Participants will create special illusions, noise effects,
lighting and more while enjoying Shakespeare’s comedy of magic and monsters. It’s
fun for all ages, and a great way to get kids interested in theater. The show
begins at 7 p.m., but come early for arts and crafts and face painting.For more to do
this weekend and beyond, check out our full To Do recommendations
and 41 other suggestions in our Cool
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Now in its third year, the Cincinnati
Film Festival is committed to helping filmmakers project their visions,
as more than 80 works of various lengths and styles will grace venues in
Clifton, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Sept. 6-14.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Let’s get something straight about The Amazing Spider-Man, the franchise reboot from director Marc Webb of (500) Days of Summer
fame. Comics, especially the new millennial generation editions, have
no problems with reimagining and reconfiguring the continuity of these
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The next stop, To Rome With Love,
finds Woody Allen cruising through the Eternal City in a madcap fantasy of
misdirection, misinterpretation and almost-missed opportunities for a
collection of characters whose lives and misadventures don’t intersect.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lola Versus starts with such
promise: Lola (Greta Gerwig), on the beach, engaging in morning yoga
while through voiceover informing us about life and the changes on the
horizon. In particular, she alerts us to the fact that she (like most of
us) is not good with change.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
In a remote Lebanese village (hard to
believe that such out-of-the-way places actually exist), Christians and
Muslims live together, side by side, working and entertaining themselves
as a community that is as close as family. Boys being boys joke and
cross lines that are familiar to both sides, the men drink and eye women
— although there is a sense of respect and honor truly from another
Saga says goodbye by reaching adulthood
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 13, 2011
If you’ve followed the cinematic adventures of Harry Potter over the last decade — whether in print or cinematic form — it’s hard to imagine how Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 could fail. A series that began as an investment in J.K. Rowling’s remarkable hero-quest narrative evolved, over the course of seven films, into something else: an investment in the coming-of-age of three young actors.
FilmDayton is a family reunion for area filmmakers and audiences
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2011
From Dayton/For Dayton is the theme for this year’s FilmDayton Festival, but you could just as easily think of it as FilmDayton’s family reunion because the focus of this event is the film community, the film family born and raised in the region.