thursday 3/3

kwui-okpokwasili
pictured: kwui okpokwasili

5pm: bikes oro – cincinnati launch party. bikes oro is proud to bring you a first-ever look at the bikes of reckless optimism, an opportunity to join the select group to purchase or support our first batch, and introduce you to a new bike company, that’s trying to do some good along the way. rhinegeist. free. >>

6pm: $1 oysters. $1 beers. $6 martinis. the anchor otr. >>

6pm: little planet supper club. please invite your friends and join us for the fourth installment of little planet supper club with the vegan food of japanese zen buddhist monks at over-the-rhine’s vegan general store park+vine. shojin ryori literally translates to “devotion cuisine”. monks hold the preparation and eating of this food to be a spiritual experience in its simplicity and patient preparation. park + vine. $35. >>

6pm: march drink & draw. unwind with a drink and some art makin’ time in our café at this laid-back event with local artist l.d. nehls. bring your friends or make some new ones! cac. free. >>

8pm: bluegrass w/ them there mountain boys. 1/2 off bottles of wine & brick oven pizza. molly malone’s. free. >>

8pm: okwui okpokwasili: bronx gothic. drawing inspiration from victorian-era novels and west african griot storytelling, okwui okpokwasili’s bronx gothic reveals a dark and powerful tale of sexual self-discovery, the (brown) body in transformation – and the humor, the love, the strangeness, and even the terror that accompany it. at the intersection of theater, dance, and visual art installation, bronx gothic gives palatable force to the charged relationship between two girls on the verge of adolescence in 1980s outer-borough new york city. their lives are revealed with unflinching honesty as clandestine, sex-saturated notes are passed between them. okpokwasili’s unforgettable, intensely physical performance pushes against extremes and reverberates with a potency that threatens to break the body in this partially-true chronicle of one woman’s past. cac. $15. >>

9pm: karaoke fantastic. northside tavern. free. >>

9pm: what tyrants, grotesque brooms, filthy beast. urban artifact. free. >>

10pm: kid stardust w/ dynamite thudnerpunch & abertooth lincoln. motr. free. >>

Author: Jennifer Spriggs

Cincinnati-based designer and going-out enthusiast.