We might be a little biased, but the event at the top of our To Do list tonight is the Her Cincinnati Magazine Launch Party. Remember our sister publication A-Line? It’s gotten a makeover and is now her Cincinnati, an extension of our parent company, SouthComm's existing women’s magazine brand (currently in Nashville). Her will continue to be under the supervision of A-Line editor and creator, Maija Zummo, and you’ll find many of the A-Line writers you’ve come to love. Her will cover interesting human interest pieces, fabulous fashion, delectable eats and drinks, awesome female-run businesses and organizations and much more.
Tonight, we celebrate the premiere of Her from 5:30-9 p.m. at edgy homegoods haven, HighStreet. Pick up the inaugural issue (the Food Issue) as the Cincinnati Rollergirls lead you to the event space above the store. Enjoy complimentary frozen cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and treats from local spots like Silver Ladle, Taste of Belgium and Bonbonerie. The first 30 guests will receive swag bags, so don’t be too fashionably late. If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, RSVP here.
Comedian Jo Koy performs tonight at Funny Bone on the Levee. Koy (birth name: Joseph Glenn Herbert. Kinda funny) is recognized from VH1’s I Love The… series and is currently a regular panel guest on Chelsea Lately. He is one of the few comedians to receive a standing ovation on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He performs through Saturday. Tonight’s show is $25 and begins at 8 p.m.
Joseph-Beth Cincinnati and OCD-Midwest welcome author Fletcher Wortmann tonight at 7 p.m. Wortmann will discuss and sign his latest memoir, Triggered. The intense book gives a first-hand account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, “with a kaleidoscope of culture high and low ranging from his obsessions with David Bowie, X-Men and Pokemon to an eclectic education shaped by Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Catholic mysticism and Christian comic books.” Wortmann also details his time at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts.
Paddlefest kicks off today with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island. Activities abound will teach children about water safety, life and jobs on the Ohio River, weather and environmentalism and much more, all while exploring and having fun. Kids will have the opportunity to tour the newest AEP River Operations working tow boat, the Buckeye, visit a petting zoo, ride in the first-ever Kids Expo bike rodeo (then learn how to repair a bicycle), bait a hook and catch a fish and much more. Events run until 4:30 p.m., and it’s all free. Paddlefest continues through Saturday, culminating with the paddle race and rides.