The Insider

Arts + Culture Newsletter February 2011

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Vegan Wine Tasting Feb 4!


What makes a wine vegan (or not)? Come and find out! CincyVeg presents a vegan wine tasting with vegan hor's doeuvres, live music and an international theme. 

The menu includes mushroom and bok choy potstickers, tofu dolmades, marinated mushrooms, roasted red pepper hummus, marinated olives, Thai eggplant spread and tapenade.

6:30-9 pm Friday Feb 4 at Plum Court Wine Room, 241 W Court St, 45202. $15 includes food, wine and live music by Sylvain Acher. Info at 513-319-5607 and

Live Music @ Poco a Poco on Wednesdays

Poco a Poco presents live music on Wednesdays! Featuring a mix of Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Standards and Originals with The Three Casseroles: Sasha Strunjas, Sylvain Acher & Liz Wu.

Poco a Poco is a beautiful, casual tapas restaurant on Hyde Park Square, where patrons are encouraged to hang out with friends and taste a little of everything. If you're in the mood for a full entree, they have that too!

8-11 pm Wednesday Feb 9, 16, 25 and on Valentine's Day. No cover.

More info on the restaurant at

Acarya EP Release Friday Feb 11!

Acarya is releasing its first EP! This original rock project combines earthy, driving rhythms, thick harmonic textures and powerful vocals for a high-energy performance.

The band was featured on Around Cincinnati.

This show will feature an intimate, acoustic set - as well as special guests comedian Mike Cody and singer-songwriter Serenity Fisher.

EPs will be available for $5. 8 pm - midnight Friday Feb 11, Taza 2900 Jefferson Ave. All ages welcome! $5 cover.

More info:

Tribal Night @ Leapin Lizard Feb 17!


Join us for one of the hottest events in town - Tribal Night at Leapin Lizard - a monthly evening of dance, drums, drink, food and more!

There will be an open belly dance and drum jam all night, interspersed with short dance performances. Bring a drum or just yourself! 

The event goes from 7-10 pm every third Thursday at Leapin Lizard, 726 Main Street, Covington. $5 cover. All ages and skill levels welcome. Open potluck, please feel free to bring an item to share (no drinks please).

MUSE Caberet at Below Zero Feb 19!


Join MUSE - Cincinnati's Women's Choir members and friends as they present their first-ever evening of song and fun in a cabaret on Saturday, Feb 19th. See the talent of MUSE come alive as singers take the stage as soloists. Singers will be joined by the extraordinary talent of pianist Steve Milloy.

Karaoke and raffles! 7:30 pm (doors at 6:45), Below Zero, 1122 Walnut Street. Tickets $15 online at or by calling 513-221-1118 or $20 at the door. 

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Artist Opportunities!

Findlay Market

Findlay Market is looking for professional musicians and bands to play during the spring and summer. If interested, please contact

Cincy Entertainment

Cincy Entertainment is the only locally produced entertainment variety show of its kind in Cincinnati. They give local talent the forum to showcase their projects and their works. They are in over 32 cities in the area and have a huge syndication on the web. They continually look for the area's best in film, music, comedy and anything else uniquely different in the area. If you're interested in showcasing your talent or project contact them at or visit their web site at


Full Art Spectrum

Are you an artist? Full Arts Spectrum is a group of Greater Cincy artists of all disciplines & neighborhoods, gathering together to share ideas, critiques, inspiration, in a way that builds the artistic community in the region. All artists welcome to join & membership is free!

The gathering is every 3rd Saturday at 7:30 pm at Plum Court Wine Room. For more information, click here

AEQAI is a Cincinnati-based e-journal for critical thinking, review and reflective prose on contemporary visual art.

Read the journal at

Join the Aeqai Facebook group! 


Cool Links!

For tips/info on healthy living options in the area, check out 

For local news on nightlife, entertainment and current events, visit Cincinnati Defender

For info on local bands and the music scene, visit Cincy Groove Magazine


For reviews on local musicians and bands of note, check out Each Note Secure

For all things Jazz in town, go to The Jazz Half - Jazz fans can also sign up to the Jazz Meetup Group


For weekly updates on concerts and other cultural events of note, sign up for Tri-State Treasures by sending the message subscribe" to


If you are a professional woman who enjoys networking and socializing, the Women's Professional Meetup Group is for you!


If you like supporting local businesses, try consulting Buy Cincy


If you live or hang on the East side of town, hit up the East Side Vibe


Arts afficionados and critics should subscribe to Aeqai, a local electronic journal on contemporary art.


For the ladies - Cincinnati's free online women's magazine is CincyChic.


For local business and development news, check out SoapBox.


A great source for the quirks and perks in town is Make Cincinnati Weird.


For general info on all things Cincinnati, visit






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