friday 12/4

pictured: wonky tonk
pictured: wonky tonk

around town today

4pm: cincideutsch christkindlmarkt. the most authentic german christmas market in cincinnati continues to grow every year with glühwein (hot spiced wine) and hot chocolate, christian moerlein beer, traditional baked goods, holiday gifts and decorations, and live entertainment!fountain square. free. >>

5pm: first friday. any excuse is a good one to party. that’s what we use first friday for. on the first friday of every month, we’ll throw a party and december is no different. join us on december 4th for live music and local food. braxton brewery. free. >>

6pm: covington night bazaar. don’t get trampled by the herd of mall shoppers this season. make your holiday shopping an event instead of a chore. the covington night bazaar is a celebration of the unique and is here to rescue you from your holiday shopping nightmares. let us help you give your friends and family a gift as unique as you. roebling point. free. >>

6pm: ink bleeds 5. this exhibit features poster art from edgy artists who deeply engage in the contemporary music culture. poster art by nationally recognized local artists like bldg, the lodge, keith neltner and rob warnick will be shown. the art academy. free. >>

6pm: essex studio artwalk. the essex studios is hosting an art walk where several pieces will be for sale. urban vistro will serve food, visiting musicians will provide live music and discounts are available for artworks. essex studios. free. >>

6:15pm: rusty griswalkds. dollar drafts, dollar dogs, and live local bands! turfway park. free admission & free parking. >>

7pm: monica w/ rico love. bogarts. $25. >>

7pm: cinderella. ensemble theater. $44 adults/$25 students/$18 children. >>

7pm: sandercat & the mange, faceblind, a city on fire, day needs night. madison live. $8. >>

7pm: wands & wine part deux! don your robes and house colors and come to joseph-beth for the first ever wands & wine! you’ll craft your own wand, take your owls and compete for the house cup. you’ll also receive your very own quill and miniature spellbook to take notes in, and of course, there will be 2 glasses wine per witch/wizard! space is limited – call 513-396-8960 to reserve your slot in your favorite house today! 21 +. joseph-beth cincinnati. $15 for gives back members/$18 for non-bives back members. >>

7:30pm: korbee. 20th century theater. $22. >>

7:30pm: as you like it. cincinnati shakespeare company. $39/$26 students. >>

8pm: low down dirty blues. playhouse in the park. >>

8pm: bang bang salone musicians showcase. a fundraiser for dave franklin. smoke healer, the whiskey shambles, the magic lightnin’ boys, mudpies, down strange charm, kate wakefield, kelly fine, jims, adam weeden, brad dansberry, lost coast, house of feeble minds, the mudlarks, draculas, lovecrush 88, sticky honey (original line-up). southgate house revival. $10. >>

8pm: all childish things. know theater. free. >>

8pm: beholding open reception. featuring new paintings by anj ferrara. live music by the described mouth (bryan elkins). ventana gallery. free. >>

8:15pm: red wanting blue. live at the ludlow garage. $20. >>

9pm: cole degenova & the people’s republic + jazz for the kids. urban artifact. 21+ free/under 21 $5. >>

9pm: heligator Records presents: mark mcguire // rites // rose hip // hurt ensemble. northside yacht club. free. >>

9pm: baoku & the image afrobeat band. arnold’s bar and grill. free. >>

9pm: jess lamb, moira, the perfect children. motr. free. >>

9pm: what the wonk?! wonky tonk official cd release! with coconut milk and the wilderness. northside tavern. free. >>

10pm: ugly christmas sweater party. ’tis the season… to rock ugly christmas sweaters! wear your favorite most ugliest christmas sweater & join us in festive celebrations! resident dj spinning at 10 pm (you bet, he’ll throw on some of your favorite holiday tunes). $50 lachey’s gift card to the person with the ugliest christmas sweater (winner announced at midnight by dj). captain morgan specials (plus, appearences by the captain morgan ladies). lachey’s. free. >>