On The Nightbeat
by Miss C.C. Bloom
Well, it seems the snow just keeps piling up. Spring can’t be too far away, can it? Local folks got a taste of the warm nights to come on the first weekend in March as the Yadda Club, The Dock, Hamburger Mary’s and a couple of other spots hosted giant Mardi Gras parties. I
can tell you a rip roaring time was had by all.
One downtown nightspot that is always a good time, and has been for years and years, is The Subway. Be sure to catch their drag shows hosted by Ricki Lee Tanner on Saturday nights. Other great places to take in a good show these days include Wednesday nights at the Venus Club in Over the Rhine and Friday nights at The Dock. And don’t forget about the Ashley West show on Sundays at Woolly’s in Newport.
Major construction has been underway at The Pipeline. It seems repairs were needed to the ceiling on the first floor and they decided it was a good excuse to remodel. Look for new lighting and comfortable seating coming soon. On March 22nd Pipeline will welcome DJ
Mike Braylen from NYC for its big "Military Ball" party. It promises to be a hot night with
lots of cute guys in uniform.
The Contemporary Arts Center is presenting a very unique fashion show on Friday March 21st. Local designer Patrick Howell will wel-come friends Ashley West, Hurricane Summers Quasi, and Scarlet Fever to model his collection of outlandish drag queen costumes. Mark your
calendars for this one, it will be unforgettable.
Designer Patrick Howell will be bringing his collection of outlandish performance costumes for female impersonators to the Contemporary Arts Center’s 64-foot runway on Friday March 21st. As part of its "Contemporary Fridays" series, the CAC will welcome Ashley West, Hurricane Summers, Quasi, Scarlet Fever and other local personalities who will be showcasing Patrick’s unique work in a very avante garde fashion extravaganza.
The Know Theater Tribe will be presenting the controversial gay play "Corpus Christi" this spring. The group is holding open auditions for parts on Saturdays March 1st and 8th at 1pm. For
more information, call 513-300-5669.
Well, the new hot spot for women in the area is definitely the Yadda Club in Covington. Sandy Dittoe’s new bar offers dancing on the weekends, karaoke on Thursdays, Corn Hole on Wednesdays
and delicious hoagies and pizza all the time cooked up by Debbie, formerly of Mr. Ed’s Tap Room. The Yadda Club’s slogan is "Where Hot Women Meet Hot Women and Dance," but Sandy
stresses that men are always welcome.
If 70s and 80s British pop and glam rock are your cup of tea, then be sure to check out the super hip "Boys and Girls" parties at Plush, upstairs at Carol’s on Main. The DJ duo known as Boy Radio pull out all the stops. You can also check out their
groovy tunes on Wednesday nights at Jacob’s.
Well that's it for this month. See you out and about!.
March 1- Queenies B-Day Show at Jacob's
March 1- Mardi Gras Party at Yadda Club
March 1- Blackout Party at Serpent Bar
March 2- ISQCCBE I.C.P. Reunion Show at Shooters
March 5- Fat Wednesday Show at Hamburger Mary's
March 7- Pot of Gold Show at Shooters
March 8- Breakfast Club Follies at Woolly's
March 8- Hang Over Club Show at Golden Lions
March 9- Sunday Showcase Show at The Dock
March 14- Ashely West Show at Old Street Saloon
March 15- Booshie's Birthday Show at Old Street Saloon
March 16- AVOC Benefit Circuit Party at The Dock
March 16- ISQCCBE St. Patrick's Day Party at Rosie's Tavern
March 21- Karaoke at Old Street Saloon
March 21- Divas By Design Show at The Dock
March 22- Military Ball at The Pipeline
March 27- Cocktails With The Court at Shooters
March 28- Ashely West Show at Old Street Saloon
March 28- Miss Magical Makeover Pageant at Shooters
Bullfishes- 4023 Hamilton Avenue, 513-541-9220, www.bullfishes.com
Carol's On Main- 825 Main Street, 513-651-2667,
Chica- 5800 Colerain Avenue (at
Crazy Fox Saloon*- 9th Street at Washington in Newport, KY,
The Dock- 603 West Pete Rose Way, 513-241-5623, www.thedockcomplex.com
Golden Lions- 340 Ludlow Avenue, 513-281-4179
Jacob's- 4029 Hamilton Avenue, 513-591-2100, www.jacobsbar.com
Mary A-Go-Go at Hamburger Mary’s- 909 Vine Street, 513-381-MARY,
Milton’s*- 301 Milton Street (at Sycamore), 513-784-9938
Street Saloon- 13 Old Street in Monroe, OH, 513-539-9183. www.oldstreetbar.com
The Pipeline- Plum Street at Court Street, 513-241-5678,
Rosie's Tavern*- 7th Street at Bakewell, Covington, KY,
The Serpent Bar- 4042 Hamilton Avenue, 513-681-6969,
Shirley's- 2401 Vine Street (at Hollister), 513-721-8483
Shooters- 927 Race Street (at Court Street), 513-381-9900
Simon Says- 428 Walnut Street, 513-381-7577
Spurs- 1121 Race Street, 513-621-2668, www.spursbar.com
The Subway- 609 Walnut Street, 513-421-1294
on Monmouth- 828 Monmouth Street in Newport KY, 859-431-7408,
Club, 404 Pike Street in Covington, KY, 859-491-5600, www.yaddaclub.com
Club1314 Vine Street, 513-241-8848
* these clubs are gay-friendly with a mixed clientele