The WU December 19-21

The WU December 19-21

The Weekend Update (WU)

Featured Artist: Jane Andra

Jane Andra is an extremely creative person and a gifted artist. She is a Jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter, and recently released her first original album, Hot Like the Sun. She is also an experienced web designer. If that isn’t enough, she also makes beautiful hand-crafted jewelry. You can learn more about her music here, about her web design here and browse her MySpace here.

Friday Dec. 19: Ready for some holiday spirit? The Oak Hills High School Jazzlanders will sing your Christmas favorites with a Jazz twist. Soft drinks and snacks are served during the show. Show starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Newport, KY 41071. $5. To RSVP, call 859-655-9140. For information:

Saturday Dec. 20: Whisk yourself away to a tropical island this weekend – at least a close second. Son Del Caribe, one of Cincinnati’s most popular Salsa bands, will be playing from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at Javier’s Restaurant, 8th and Walnut Street, Downtown. $10 cover.

Sunday Dec. 21: If you like your theatre in a more casual setting, this is the show for you! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told. According to their website, “Using just three actors, a very tipsy Santa, and a little help from the audience, Every Christmas Story Ever Told!! crams an entire season’s worth of stories, carols, and television specials into 90 minutes of non-stop laughs.” All this, and you can eat/drink in the “theatre.” 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 students.

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