MAY

RIDE THE DUCKS

April 25-Nov. 20, Dec. 19-24
Experience sightseeing fun on Greater Cincinnati’s only duck tour. Travel on land and water. Newport on the Levee, One Aquarium Way, Newport. (859) 815-1439 or
www.newportducks.com.

KINKY FRIEDMAN

May 1
Texas’ most sought-after keynote speaker brings political humor and wicked social comedy at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. (859) 431-2201 or
www.southgatehouse.com.

SESAME STREET LIVE
May 1
Elmo’s Green Thumb final performances, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights.
(859) 442-2652 or
www.bankofkycenter.

BELLEVUE BLOSSOMS

May 6
Experience historic Fairfield Avenue businesses at Shop Bellevue, 6-10 p.m. 200-700 blocks of Fairfield Ave., Bellevue.
(859) 431-8866 or
www.shopbellevueky.com.

NKU MASTER AND DOCTORAL DEGREE COMMENCEMENT

May 6
Spring commencement and hooding ceremony for graduate students, 7 p.m. Reception follows on the veranda. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights (859) 572-5810 or
http://commencement.nku.edu.

FIRST FRIDAY ART HOP

May 6
Enjoy art in Covington as galleries invite you to this free event, 6-10 p.m. Discover arts and treasures. Throughout Covington, details at (859) 299-2322 or
www.covingtonarts.com.

BEST IS YET TO COME
May 6
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra surveys the Great American Songbook, which begins in the tin-pan alley era of the 1920s-late 1950s. KSO arranger and IU Musical Theatre Director Terry LaBolt joins with KSO Director James Cassidy and the KSO, 8 p.m.
Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road. (859) 431-6216 or
www.kyso.org.

MAY CROWNING
May 8
The Most Rev. Roger Foys will attend the traditional crowning of the statue of Mary following the 10 a.m. Mass. St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of The Assumption, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington.
(859) 431-2060 or
www.covcathedral.com.

NKU COMMENCEMENT, UNDERGRADUATE
May 8
Spring commencement for undergraduate students, 1 p.m. Honorary Degree recipient is Dr. Carol Swarts Milburn. Reception under tents around Loch Norse. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights.
(859) 572-5810 or
http://commencement.nku.edu.

WWE RAW WORLD TOUR

May 10
Superstars set to attend include John Cena, Randy Orton, The Miz, The Nexus and more, 7 p.m. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights.
(859) 442-2632 or
www.bankofkycenter.com/wwe.asp.

‘SHOWTUNE’

May 12-15, 19-22, 25-28
Footlighters troupe performs acclaimed composer/lyricist Jerry Herman’s Showtune. Shows 8 p.m., except 2 p.m. Sunday performances. Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Newport.
(859) 291-7464) or
www.footlighters.org.

A CLOSER LOOK
May 13-June 24
An exhibition featuring the works of artists Kristina Bogdanov, Cynthia Cetlin, Jonathan Quick, Rob Anderson, Kristin Ungerecht, Sadie Collins, Tammi O’Hair, Beverly J Semmens Retrospect/Memorial Exhibition and Katlyn Brumfield. A special exhibition of kaleidoscope-inspired art will be in the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery. Opening reception 6 p.m. The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd.,
Covington, (859) 957-1940 or
www.carnegie.com.

MAIFEST
May 13-15
Welcome the spring wines in German tradition with nearly 100 artisans and craftsmen, food and drinks, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon- 8 p.m. Sunday. Six city blocks along the Eighth Street Promenade, MainStrasse Village, Covington. (859) 491-0458 or
www.mainstrasse.org.

SPRING PLANT SALE
May 14
Find bargains on perennials, shrubs and trees, 9 a.m.-noon. Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union.
(859) 384-4999 or
www.bcarboretum.org.

RIVER MONSTERS ARENA FOOTBALL
May 14
Northern Kentucky River Monsters take on the Huntington Hammer in the Ultimate Indoor Football League game, 7:30 p.m. Bank of Kentucky Center, 500 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. (859) 572-7595 or
www.nkyrivermonsters.com.

A HORSE
May 18
Australian indie-rock duo Kate Cooper and Damon Cox rock the house. 8:30 p.m. show, doors open 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Newport.
(859) 431-2201 or
www.southgatehouse.com.

BRIAN HANER
May 20-22
A comedian who started as a guitarist at 5 years old after seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and broke into stand-up comedy in 2006 hits the stage for the weekend. Funny Bone Comedy Club, One Levee Way, Newport. (859) 957-2000 or
www.funnyboneonthelevee.com.

FLORENCE FREEDOM HOME OPENER
May 24
The Florence Freedom take on the Normal Cornbelters, 7:05 p.m. On Friday nights, see fireworks by Rozzi. Florence Freedom Park, 7950 Freedom Way,
Florence. (859) 594-4487 or
www.florencefreedom.com.