by Jac Kern
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Washington Park’s renovations are
finally complete and the eight-acre space is now open to the public! The new
park features a performance stage, interactive musical fountains, dog park,
playground, underground garage and more great additions. Peruse the grounds,
grab a free treat from Streetpops or Taste of Belgium, and check out a free
World Choir Games Friendship Concert at 5 p.m. Saturday will kick off a weekly
program for children featuring interactive appearances by Cincinnati Museum
Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Art Museum and more, noon-2 p.m. each
Saturday. The park is open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and will host several weekly
free concerts and other events.Make your way
through Downtown Middletown
restaurants, galleries and shops for the popular First Friday Art Walk.
Participating businesses include The Loft Gallery, Bella “a unique boutique”
and Hollywood Dance Attire. Get your arts and shopping fix from 5-9 p.m.
Motorcycle Rally continues tonight through Sunday on the Levee. Mingle with
bikers, soak up some sun and enjoy live music and games all weekend.
temperature shoots above 100 degrees, sometimes you just want to strip down and
take a relaxing swim. At Paradise Gardens, nudity isn’t just allowed, it’s
required! One of the city’s two nudist camps hosts an open house Saturday from
noon-6 p.m. Go for a swim, sunbathe, go fishing and maybe even conquer some
body shyness all in one day! Go here for more information, location details and FAQs.
It’s time for the
monthly dance party at Northside Tavern, Projectmill’s Dance_MF. Saturday’s
theme celebrates all things woman: Dance_FemmeF.
Get down to some music by female artists and DJs and donate what you can to the
Anna Louise Inn, a safe and affordable housing option for local women in need.
Parties for a cause are the best kind
Sundays are for
relaxing, day drinking and taking a break before the work week. What better
place to spend this special day than Rabbit Hash? The quirky, tiny town, known
to many as the “Center of the Universe,”
hosts Folksiders Market each second Sunday. Vendors will be selling fine art, pottery, paper goods,
unique found objects, vintage knick-knacks, food and more. Play with the town
dogs, grab a beer or sarsaparilla from the wonderful General Store and enjoy a
calming view of the river. The market runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m.There are dozens of World Choir Games competitions, free concerts, events and workshops across the city this weekend. Find a full lineup here.
by Jac Kern
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Have you ever
watched Sons of Anarchy and thought you’d make a mean addition to an MC or a
badass old lady? Well, stop because you’re crazy and that’s dangerous. But you can hang out with some
real, law-abiding bikers tonight at the Levee. Head out to the Newport Motorcycle Rally from 5-11 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday and features live music, games and food each day.
Geoff Tate and In Living Color alum Tommy Davidson
both perform in town this week. Tate made his national television debut this year on Craig Ferguson and recorded a CD/DVD at
MOTR in April. His show at Go Bananas begins at 8 p.m. Davidson performs at
Funny Bone on the Levee through Sunday; his show tonight also starts at 8.
With the World Choir
Games in full swing, there are lots of performances around the city today: Free
Friendship Concerts (5 p.m., Bellarmine Chapel; 7 p.m., Schmidlapp Event Lawn
at The Banks; 7 p.m., Village Green Park; 7:30 p.m. Newport on the Levee; 8
p.m., Blue Wisp)Folklore Open Competition ($15-$40, 4 p.m. Aronoff Center)Musica Sacra Celebration Concert ($28-$42, 7:30 p.m., Fountain Square)Youth
Choirs of Equal Voices Open Competition ($15-$40, 7:30 p.m., School for
Creative and Performing Arts - SCPA)Global Harmony Celebration Concert
($28-$42, 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Masonic Center)Folklore Champions Competition
($15-$40, 8 p.m. SCPA).Go here
for a full schedule of WCG concerts, competitions and events.