Thursday, March 20, 2008

Weekend Warm-Up: March 21 – 23

My recommendations for something to do this weekend

For all the Christians, this is Easter Weekend.

March 21 is Good Friday and here in Cincinnati, praying the steps at Immaculata is a Good Friday tradition for many.
From Holy Cross – Immaculata’s website:
"On Good Friday, March 21, we open our doors to thousands of pilgrims who pray the steps and remember our Lord’s crucifixion on this holy day. The steps will be blessed at midnight. The church will be open to pray the stations or spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Donuts and coffee will be served from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fish Fry will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Two "Passion Services" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. include the reading of the Passion Narrative and Veneration of the Cross. The church will remain open until midnight."

On Saturday there is an Easter Egg Hunt on Fountain Square. The free festivities begin around 11:00 am and there are three start times for three different age groups. Check the website for specific details.

Sunday is of course Easter. Besides waking up at like 6:00 am to see what the Easter Bunny brought me, I remember dad taking us to Krohn Conservatory after church sometimes. Our own little Easter tradition I guess. Their Spring Show just opened and there was a nice article in CinWeekly about it recently. I am actually hosting an "Urban Easter" this year with my family coming to my apartment in the City for lunch. I might suggest a family outing to Krohn after . . . Krohn is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you are looking fun of the little less spiritual variety this weekend is also the first weekend of March Maddness. No, not March(itecture) Maddness but the real thing with actual college basketball teams. Hit a bar to watch the games (Martino’s seem to be my favorite sports bar lately) and maybe stick around to hear some live music . . .

On Friday, Jake Speed and Tracy Walker are at York Street and Alone at 3Am (Great name!) is having a CD release party at Southgate House. Saturday is the "NatiGroove" concert at Southgate House (See UrbanCincy write-up) and the Pomegranates and the Seedy Seeds are at Gypsy Hut which has a great patio for the first weekend of spring. (PS: CityBeat has a great website for checking out band gigs. Very user friendly.)

Historic photos from Library's Cincinnati Memory Project.

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