The WU December 4-7

The WU December 4-7

The Weekend Update (WU)

Featured Artist: Travis Fessler


Travis Fessler is a showman au extraordinaire. He swallows swords, eats fire, lays on beds of nails – you name it. You can learn more about him here.

Travis was recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, putting something in his mouth that you’ll just have to see for yourself.

Together, he and Erik Kloeker (who broke a Guinness Book World Record for juggling upside down) perform as the Pickled Brothers Sideshow.

You are likely to see them out at festivals and Renaissance Fairs – but they do parties too!

Thursday Dec. 4: Winners of the 2008 CEA for Best Rock Band, 500 Miles to Memphis plays a free show TONIGHT at 20th Century Theatre! Show starts at 9 p.m. What better way to kick off the weekend?

Friday Dec. 5: Hot new Latin Jazz band and CEA World Music nominee Poco Loco hits the Mad Frog from 10-11:30 p.m. $5 cover. Bring your dancing shoes and make sure to let the doorman you are there to see Poco Loco!

Saturday Dec. 6: This is your last chance to shop at Leapin Lizard Gallery, an amazing art gallery and gift shop in a beautiful rehabbed church on the Mainstrasse. The economy is causing many businesses to suffer, and art retail shops are especially prone. Today marks the end of their Holiday Hullabaloo, with wonderful hand-made items perfect for giving or keeping. Make sure to stop by – if you’ve never been, it’s well worth a visit. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at 726 Main St. Covington, KY 41011.

Sunday Dec. 7: The Carnegie is also hosting a craft sale, by the Clay Alliance. Ceramic and jewelry artist will be exhibiting their wares from 12-3 p.m. 1028 Scott St. Covington, KY 41011. Info:

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