This Week in Awesome

I’ve been doing some thinking about This Week in Awesome and I love summarizing what I do each week. From parks and free events, to restaurants, happy hours, and museums, I feel TWIA is a great way to share how I spend my time and to hopefully give ideas for how others can do the same.

That said, I think this recurring series needs a bit of a pick-me-up. I want to try something new. I want it to not just be informative and fun, I want it to be useful. Instead of merely writing about highlights and posting photos from how I spent my week, I’ve decided to start sharing events and goings-on around town as a way to give ideas for what you can do in the week to come. That way I’m not just sharing things after they happen.

My week included such wonderful things as a couple of trips to The Growler House, watching the Crosstown Shootout at Taste of Belgium – Clifton before seeing Dashboard Confessional at Bogart’s, breakfast from Sunny Deli, lunch at Bagel Stop, Cincinnati Refined‘s happy hour at Prime, dinner and a beer at Gomez Salsa, a flight from The Woodburn, Frank’s first gallery opening at Your Friends and Neighbors, some fun at Washington Park Dog Park, UpSpring‘s Sip & Support fundraiser at Blank Slate, and a trip to Jungle Jim’s that culminated with my first tryst with Red Sesame’s brick and mortar location.

Franklin playing at Washington Park

The streetcar passing by the dog park and Music Hall on Elm

Sip & Support at Blank Slate

Taco and mini burritos from Red Sesame inside Jungle Jim’s Eastgate

It was a really great week, and there are some really good things to come this week, too. Here are some ideas of things to do around Cincinnati in the coming days:

Tuesday, January 31
Wyoming Winter Farmers’ Market
, 2–6pm
Gorilla Cinema Presents / Movie Trivia Tuesday, 7–10pm

Wednesday, February 1
Rhinegeist Charitable Suds
, 5pm

Ultimate Super Bowl Party Cooking Class at Findlay Kitchen, 6–7pm
Cyclones Hockey : $2 24 oz, 7:30pm
Eastgate Cigar Tasting – Jungle Jim’s Special Cigar Selection, 5–9pm
Valentines with Poeme at The Growler House, 7–10pm

Thursday, February 2
Black History Community Lecture: Roland Martin
, 6–8pm

Wine Dinner at Revolution Rotisserie, 6pm
Groundhog Day at The Lackman, 4pm

Friday, February 3
Music and Movement with Miss Katie! at Blue Cocoon, 10am
Winterwetterbraten Keg Tapping & Pig Roast at Mecklenburg Gardens, 6pm
50 West Takeover at Keystone Hyde Park, 6–9pm

Saturday, February 4
Last Call for 1.0! at MadTree
BA Aftermath Madness! at Listermann, 10am
Warm Cookie Day at Donna’s Gourmet Cookies, 12pm
Super Firkin Saturday and Pacer Citra Pale Ale Launch at Moerlein Taproom

Sunday, February 5
Valentine’s Day Card Making Workshop!, 12–3pm
Super Bowl Parties:
Woodburn Brewery’s GameDay Party
Super Bowl Party at Listermann
The Big Game Party! at Fifty West
Big Game Sunday Salsa & Guacamole Competition at Streetside

Have any other events to share? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook!

Featured Image: I absolutely love the can design of Urban Artifact Sliderule, a chocolate raspberry gose. Pictured at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate.


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