Camp Washington Second Saturdays

Lots of buzz out of Camp Washington these days. They have some grassroots placemaking going on and it shows. Between the art galleries and a new coffee shop there is now a popup bookstore Fringe and the CampSITE Sculpture Park which is amazing. To showcase all of that Camp Washington is now hosting Second Saturdays.
Second Saturdays as the name implies is an event 12-4pm where galleries, performance spaces, and studios open up to allow for a walking tour of the artistic and cultural side of Camp Washington the second Saturday of the month through August I believe. Camp Washington will be getting a second coffee shop soon, all they need now is a microbrewery and they'll be on their way.

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Seeing this play out made me want to move to the neighborhood and know all these people!
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Holiday Spirits Bar and Forty Thieves

Dan and Lana Wright have opened arguably the most un-OTR bar in OTR. And that is a good thing. The Holiday Spirits Bar, steps away from a streetcar stop, is wide open and airy and not cramped at all. And nice easy going place for a drink. As for Forty Thieves, think casual Arab and Israeli street food. Pitas stuffed full of the most flavorful things you can think of. My head is still spinning over the blistered shishito peppers that the pitas were topped with. If I could order a sleeve of those peppers as a side, that would be heaven.
Holiday Spirits Bar and Forty Thieves will open to the public on March 19th, jump on the streetcar and get there before it becomes the IT place and you can't get in. Which with the Wright's track record, might happen by Friday.

Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
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Holiday Spirits and Forty Thieves
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Bockternal: A Bockfest Nightmare

Hands down, the Bockfest parade is one of the two best parades in Cincinnati, and this year may have topped them all.
While most groups participating in the parade are festive and celebrate a quickly approaching spring. The Krewe of Grimm takes a grimm(er) look. If KoG's aBockAlypse entry two years ago was a preparation for the end of the world then Bockternal was a look at what that world might be like.
And people loved it!
The Krewe of Grimm also took home the trophy for Best Themed Float.

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We went to a brewery and a circus broke out!

Turns out there was a fundraiser for Mission2Move, a non-profit that visits schools to educate children on movement, mindfulness and nutrition. Helping them out were performers from the Cincinnati Circus Company, Q-Kidz Dance Team, and Exhale Dance Tribe. It really couldn't have been a cooler event.

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Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show

Do you like beer?
Do you like motorcycles?
If you answered yes to those questions I hope you caught the Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show at Rhinegeist last weekend. Custom bikes, survivors and retired and not so retired racing bikes. There was something for everyone.
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