Belly dancing and ‘bundles’ > Town of Covington, KY

COVINGTON, Ky. — The chances of you wanting to leave your house this weekend are slim.

We understood. We’d also better stay put. Light a fire, grab a book, drink hot chocolate, or warm up with bourbon.

But… we have a job to do, and that job is to let you know about the always cool, wonderful, entertaining, tasty, and just plain worthwhile things to do at The Cov come weekend. And rain or shine (like in shiny ice), there’s always something to do at The Cov.

(Note that this list was much longer and more interesting as of this morning, but events have been canceled…which brings us to this: call or check social media and websites before you go.)

It is a veritable showcase of artists whose trajectory continues to rise.

Who takes the stage Friday at Madison Live? Wolf Mane, Suicide Rascal, Tokyo Daniels, Vegas X, Waddy and JDingers. Following HERE.

February is Black History Month and on Saturdays the Kenton County Public Library hosts a celebration of African American literature with story time for families with children up to age 8.

The “African American Read-in” will feature the best authors in children’s literature like Jacqueline Woodson, Priscilla Mante, Matthew Cherry, Malorie Blackman, Vashti Harrison, Karyn Parsons, Nathan Bryon, Amanda Gorman and Lupita Nyong’o.

It lasts 5.5 hours, so stop at any time.

If you haven’t yet seen the library shelves crammed with works by talented black authors and creators, here’s your nudge to do so. Details HERE.

Do you now know that the refined movements of belly dancing tone muscles and improve balance and posture? That his fluid and dramatic movements trigger the production of endorphins, the hormones of happiness?

With that in mind, Safiya’s Nawaar’s “Twinkle Workshops” at the Leapin’ Lizard Lounge on Saturday might be just what the doctor ordered.

Nawaar is an international instructor and performer, and she leads a class that combines “acting and emotion” in the art of belly dancing. Expect to work on “moving steps, combinations and how to be dynamic on stage through the use of flow and energy.”

Fear not: you don’t need to be a pro at belly dancing to participate. It is suitable for all levels of dancers.

Stick around for Safiya’s second workshop and she’ll teach you to love your veil and treat it like a dance partner rather than just an accessory. Don’t forget to bring a veil of at least three meters (chiffon works, but it won’t flow like silk). Following HERE

Does anyone remember Whitman’s Samplers? Full of chocolate caramels, chocolate creams, chocolate covered nuts and chocolate covered caramels? However, you had to be quick to the box or someone would do their own personal sampling and squeeze each one or take a bite to determine what was inside.

You can eliminate all traces of mystery (as well as violations on a box of chocolates) by creating your own personalized box of chocolates. After all, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.

Local Studio 325 will teach you how to make your own box of chocolates on Sundays. They will also help you design a personalized handmade Valentine’s Day card (for that special someone or just for you. Self love, baby).

All materials are included, but there are fees.

And, as if learning how to make your own chocolates wasn’t exciting enough, you can sip beer or wine while you create your chocolate magic. Just bring yours. Details HERE.

For some it’s a way of life and for others it’s a musical genre.

From the “hill, lanes and ditches of Kentucky” comes Chalk Eye.

They bring their surreal Appalachian gothic blues and rock music to Latonia on Saturday when they perform at Pandemonium. Details, HERE.

Just because the Covington Farmers Market showcase of locally grown and produced foods doesn’t take place on Saturday mornings doesn’t mean you can’t get these things.

(We’ve been through this before, during the early days of the pandemic.)

Get your fix of farm-fresh food and support local farmers by ordering a Farmers Market pack before Monday noon. So pick it up on Tuesday.

Oh, and SNAP/EBT customers can apply their discounts.

Quantities are limited and ordering information can be found HERE.

And then there’s… “The Sound of Music” at the Carnegie on Friday and Saturday, HERE. …The Friday Night Trivia Game at Keystone Bar & Grill, HERE. … MainStrasse Village Food Tour on Saturday, HERE. …Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Release Party at Braxton Brewing Co. on Saturday night, HERE …Bespoke chocolate making class (no Valentine’s card though) at Local 325 on Saturdays, HERE … and a free distribution of childcare items on Saturday at Be Concerned, HERE.

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