by Jac Kern
Posted In: Events
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If all you care about is nugs, chillin’ and
grindage, you’re in luck this
weekend because Mr. Pauly Shore is in town. Grab your purple headscarf and
wheeze a little ju-uice then head to the Levee Funny Bone
Friday and Saturday. Shore is touring in
support of his upcoming comedy special, PAULY~TICS, which will be released Nov. 6. In this special,
Shore talks shop with Herman Cain, Barney Frank, Ralph Nader and other
politicos. Shore has reportedly already been sighted at the Newport Hooter’s, so stick
around the Levee for your chance to meet the one and only Weasel.
The City Flea moves from Washington Park to
Northside’s American Can Lofts Saturday with Factory Flea.
Shop for all the vintage items, furniture, artwork and other goodies City Flea
fans have come to expect in the ground-floor interior space of the American Can building.
Food trucks and other vendors will also be on-site outside. The Factory Flea
runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you’re looking for a few good books to curl up
with this fall, swing by Duke Energy Convention Center Saturday for Books By
The Banks. Bibliophiles of all sorts can meet more than 100 local, regional and
national authors, purchase a wide variety of books, sit in on panel sessions
and even check out cooking demos. There’s also a kids’ corner for young readers
to enjoy storytime, performances and more. Admission is free; find details here.
around the corner and The Walking Dead
having just premiered, it’s the perfect time for Saturday’s Cincinnati Zombie
Walk. Hoards of local undead (well, people
in zombie makeup) will meet at The Freedom Center at 7:30 p.m. then split into
two routes winding around downtown and meeting back up at Fountain Square, where
a free after-party will take place from 9:30-11:30 p.m. The crawl is free, but
all are encouraged to bring a canned good or two to donate to the Freestore
Foodbank. Donations will be collected at the beginning of the crawl and on
Design Event (CODE)
is an inaugural showcase of local style-, consumer- and entertainment-based
design. The event kicked off Wednesday and continues Friday and Saturday with
panel discussions on each aspect of design, happy hour events and more, all
culminating with Saturday’s Freelance Market (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and the Chaser
Finale fashion show (7-10 p.m.) featuring designs by Amy Kirchen, Kristy
Nguyen, Jovani and Project Runway’s
Find more arts,
theater and other events happening this weekend here. Looking to get in the
Halloween spirit this weekend? Peep this week’s ScaryBeat for haunted house
reviews and top picks for seasonal haunts and jaunts around town.
by Stefanie Kremer
Posted In: Events
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Crowds flocked to September's City Flea
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.15, the City Flea was already in full swing as people began filling the empty parking lot at Twelfth and Vine Streets. Lookers and buyers alike crowded underneath the merchants umbrellas 'oohing" and 'awing' over the unique merchandise. Inspired by the Brooklyn Flea in New York, creators Nick and Lindsey Dewald created a true urban flea market feel in the Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine. For people looking for more crafty items rather than just vintage, the market also was appealing as local artisans showcased their handmade jewelry, T-shirts, pottery and other art. As the weather begins to get cooler, cozy sweaters and warm boots are on everyone's minds. The City Flea was full of fall necessities. From flannels to leather shoes and boots and even vintage Bengals apparel, I could have purchased a whole new fall wardrobe at Atomic Number Ten without spending a fortune. If you didn't catch them at the Flea, you can visit Atomic Number Ten at their store at 1306 Main Street.If you were willing to spend a little more money for a more modern look, Water and Salt had a beautiful display of handmade jewelry. The jewelry was reasonably priced and the artist was at her booth making the jewelry which is always a nice touch. If you didn't have a chance to see the jewelry at the flea, visit her shop on Etsy or catch her at another local event.Along with many other vendors selling Cincinnati- or Ohio-related pieces, Sarah Horn Ceramics was selling beautiful handmade tiles. The tiles were painted with well-known Cincinnati landmarks and would make great holiday gifts or decorations. You can visit her site here.With all of this shopping, you need your nourishment. Since the event began early in the morning on a Saturday, there was, of course, delicious caffeinated beverages from Coffee Emporium and Tea Love. And no event is complete without our local food trucks. Queen City Cookies, Fireside Pizza, Taco Azul and Cafe de Wheels were busy preparing their mouth watering food for the hungry guests.This was the last outdoor City Flea of the season but not to worry, there are more upcoming City Flea events where you can get your vintage and craft fix. On Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the City Flea will be back in action at American Can Lofts (4101 Spring Grove Ave., Northside). Admission is free.
by Jac Kern
The thought of an
“underground” party might conjure up images of a chic 1920s speakeasy or perhaps
a creepy warehouse rave. Neither is true of Saturday’s Scion Exposed tunnel party,
which is literally underground, at 220 Central Ave. beneath the Second Street overpass.
Part car show, part concert, Scion Exposed features a pop-up skate park, food
trucks, drinks and more, all free from 2 p.m.-midnight. RJD2 headlines the
music stage with support from Chairlift, DAAP Girls and more performing
throughout the day. RSVP here for free admission; Scion
owners get advanced entrance at noon.
to St. Patrick’s Day during the Cincinnati Celtic Festival
Saturday and Sunday. The free fest moves from Fountain Square to Washington
Park this year, but continues to celebrate all things Celtic with plenty of
music, food and entertainment. Knock back some Guinness, cheer on Irish dancers
and get jig-y to the sounds of bagpipes between noon and 10:30 p.m. both days.
With local Celts
taking over the park, this month’s City Flea moves up the street to the lot at
Twelfth and Vine. Vendors will be hawking everything from clothing and
accessories to home goods and fine art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City Flea is a fun one-stop spot to
support local artisans and sellers all under one roof. Sans roof.
hogging all the fun this weekend — Milford’s Longstone Street Festival brings
more than 15 area bands to the ‘burbs Saturday. Area musicians will perform on
two stages along Main Street where kid-friendly activities await (we’re talking
a Velcro wall, bungee joust, rock climbing and more). Saunter through historic
downtown Milford, stop in a few shops and restaurants and enjoy the music from
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
The fun continues
west at the Westwood Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More than 70 artists,
crafters and DIY-ers will be selling goods including photography, re-purposed
jewelry and accessories, woodwork, sculptures, pottery, edibles and more.
theater offerings include Ensemble Theatre’s Good People, The Three Musketeers
at Playhouse in the Park, To Kill a
at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Covedale’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Peep the links for our reviews of each.Browse our calendar for other events, art exhibits, volunteer opportunities and more to do this weekend.