Saturday, 9/27: Fountain Square hosted Cincy Couture, part of the 20 Days & 20 Nights Arts Festival. Designs were from Mustard Seed boutique and DAAP student originals.
The catwalk circled the Fountain while music rocked from the Square’s sound system. The models seemed to be having a great time in spite of a breeze that sent a light spray from the fountain directly on them and the audience. A good size crowd was gathered even though it seemed like rain might also be a factor.
Congratulations to Sarah Niblack on organizing the event.
There’s just under 1 hour to go until this year’s Tour of Living is over. As usual it was well run and fun to check out the new condos/apartments available in the city.
I especially like Good Fellows Hall Lofts on Main & Trideca Lofts on Vine. The Glass House Lofts on Pendelton had potential but a lot was left to the imagination since it was just roughed in.
You never know who you are going to run into while standing watching Seabird at the opening of Midpoint.
For me it was the band Flow from Israel. After a little background info I was able to locate this article from Derf Magazine of all places. It appears they got a press release from the band touting the fact that they are the biggest English Language band in Israel. It appears they thought it was a joke, but after a wise rethink they did some research and wrote a very good article.
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I don’t know who I am going to see at Midpoint this year. I had planned to spend a few weekends reviewing all of the bands, listening to all of their MySpace pages, but alas no, I didn’t get that done.
Instead I am going to Commando Midpoint and just jump in and see what happens. I will hit the pre-show tonight at Fountain Square to see Seabird tonight at 6PM, with my CityBeat program in hand and will pick out tonight’s shows.
Every year I tell myself to only see out of town bands. Why? Well, simple, I won’t get to see them again, and I can see the bands I know or that are local when ever they play.
This year I don’t feel any big buzz on the out of town bands, other than the headliners which I don’t think I am going to see. I may pick out a few local favorites of mine (like say Pearlene – Eat Sugar – Wussy – Jake Speed and the Freddies) and see them and see who else is at those venues.
If not that, I’ll just ride the Scion Streetcars around all night and holler at the ladies.
New Stage’s Shining City – Saturday night – 1 hour & 50 minutes, no intermission. Daunting for someone with the attention span of a gnat.
The show was written in segments of conversations between the primary actor and 1 other person that varied. I thought it was great. Not to give too much away, but it made me look in the corners of my house that night for possible intruders.
This is the last weekend to catch it. Get your tickets here.
Lots of parking garages ban 2-wheeled vehicles. With rising gas prices and overall concern for the environment more people are driving motorcycles, scooters & mopeds. You can vote for new 2-wheel parking locations in the downtown area here.
This might not be news but I just saw Jesse Jackson sitting in the lobby of my office building (aka. The Enquirer building). Is there more to this entry? No. That’s why it might not be news.
Mixx on Main Street has been open for a month or so and I dropped in last week with some friends for their half-price happy hour sushi. Even though it took a little longer than anticipated, it was worth the wait.
It’s nice to have another great choice for dining in the neighborhood. Happy Hour is from 4-7. Call your order in if you’re getting takeout.