Brown Bag Lunches
BCM’s Brown Bag Lunch program is a series of mid-day lectures, concerts and performances -- great opportunities to enjoy an informative and enjoyable program while lunching with friends. Bring your own lunch – we’ll provide drinks and dessert. $3 for BCM members, $10 for future members. Registrations requested: (859) 491-4003. Brown Bag Lunches take place at Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011.
Special Presentation by Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Famer Dick Maile
Thursday, February 21, 12-1:30 p.m.
Tinkerbelle verses the Celts: Fairy Lore as Oral History with Michael J. Simonton
Thursday, March 21, 12-1:30 p.m.
Celtic fairy lore is not just entertaining stories for children, Disney-esque ‘Tinkerbell’ type ‘fakelore’ of the nineteenth and twentieth century romanticists, nor dismissible as rural superstition. Stories of the dangerous, sinister Sidh/Fey/Gentry/Good People of peasant folk tradition actually may be the oral history of a series of 2,500 to 3,000 year-old clashes between Iron Age cattle herding people and Bronze Age cultivators that resulted in continuous guerilla warfare. Michael J Simonton, director of Celtic Studies at Northern Kentucky University, will examine some key elements of Celtic myth and legend, fairy lore, history, cultural analogies and archeology to conclude that some legends would be better considered as oral history. Simonton earned his Ph.D. in social anthropology at the National University of Ireland-Galway with a longitudinal study of aging within the context of sociocultural transformation. He is the author of several books and papers that include Celtic subjects.
Balcony is Closed with Bob Webster
Thursday, April 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
Be immersed in the history of Northern Kentucky movie theaters and learn how MGM Studios has a Covington connection. The lunch and lecture will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the BCM Education Center. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Cost: $3 for BCM members; $10 for future BCM members. Free parking. Reservations recommended: (859) 491-4003.