friday 2/12

pictured: do ho suh

6:30pm: cincy winter beerfest. sample 350+ craft beers and buy food offerings from a dozen local restaurants. bands, silent disco and more! it’s the biggest party of winter in cincinnati, so don’t miss out! duke energy convention center. $55. >>

6:30pm: madison theater band challenge semi-finals. madison theater. $10. >>

7pm: mike stud back 2 you tour. bogarts. $15. >>

8pm: the avant sock hop. kerosene culture presents a valentine’s eve eve evening of weird-pop and warped sock hop glory. come dressed to have once impressed. music from lazy heart, darlene, the rose hip choir, nanny, shozo. dj sets by sabasstooge, abiyah. installations from chris potoka, david corns. northside yacht club. $5. >>

8pm: do ho suh: passage opening celebration. suh creates a series of life-size fabric replicas based on the houses that he has occupied, serving as a meditation on the legacy of home and migration. “passage” spans the last 10 years of suh’s career and will bring together a number of his most iconic installations for the first time, from his signature fabric architectures, room-sized rubbings and appliance-sized lightboxes to thread drawings, works on paper, scale models, video installations and multimedia documents of his public works. contemporary arts center. free. >>

8pm: infatuated fashions – a valentine’s themed fashion event. join us for a valetine’s themed fashion show featuring sensual seasonal looks styled by the beloved black rabbit salon, casablanca vintage, hi-bred, and knickers of hyde park. myrtle’s punch house. free. >>

8pm: sandercat and the mange & faceblind & krystal peterson and the queen city band. madison live. $8. >>

9pm: blotr edm showcase. music by get dangerous, organtica, kbeat. chameleon. free. >>

9pm: rockstead w/ ethosine. urban artifact. free for 21+. $5 for under 21. >>

9pm: seratones w/ orchards. woodward theater. $7. >>

9:30pm: ford theater reunion. southgate house revival. free. >>

10pm: lemon sky album release w/ bummers and honeyspiders. northside tavern. free. >>

10pm: lullaby crash w/ john bobinger. drinkery. free. >>

10pm: mothers w/ lil sis. motr. free. >>

10pm: graham lang, nancy paraskevopoulos, andrew would. the comet. free. >>