EVENT: DESCHUTES BREWERY STREET PUB
Deschutes Brewery is taking its taps on tour this summer with a Street Pub traveling pop-up party. The one-day-only outdoor pub will feature more than 50 beers on tap, local food from Thunderdome Group (Bakersfield, Maplewood, Eagle, etc.) and Metropole and live music from the likes of Hebdo and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. A portion of proceeds will benefit local charities. Street Pub’s next stop? Roanoke, Va. 2-10 p.m. Friday. Free admission. The Banks, Downtown, deschutesbrewery.com.
ONSTAGE: ACT CINCINNATI 2017 CONVENTION
Annually on the fourth weekend of June, the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati — aka ACT Cincinnati — brings together numerous community theaters for a celebration featuring excerpts from one show for each group’s past season. Excerpts can be up to 30 minutes long; three will be presented on Friday evening, with six more starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. It’s a perfect chance to see samples of the depth and breadth of theater work put onstage by hard-working and talented volunteers. Performances include musicals American Idiot, Side Show and Always, Patsy Cline and plays such as Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out. 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. $20. Parrish Auditorium, Miami University-Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, actcincinnati.org.
EVENT: PANEGYRI GREEK FESTIVAL
Go Greek for a day — or the whole weekend — at the 43rd Panegyri Greek Festival. Traditional music and folk dance will transport guests to the mainland and islands of Greece. Visit the marketplace to find jewelry, icons, olive oil and other imported goods and get ready to eat — the highlight of this festival is the food. Grab a gyro and an imported glass of wine, then hit the zaxaroplasteio for traditional Greek desserts like baklava, kourambiethes, melomakarona and more. Live cooking demonstrations will teach guests how to prepare their festival favorites. 5-11 p.m. Friday; 3-11 p.m. Saturday; 1-8 p.m. Sunday. $2; free 12 and under. Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 7000 Winton Road, Finneytown, panegyri.com.
FILM: THE BABADOOK: PRIDE SCREENING
Unfurl on The Video Archive’s cozy cinema patio for a screening of the The Babadook, a movie whose main monster recently rose from the rainbow ashes as a gay icon via Tumblr. Bring a blanket to hide under and “prepare to be Babashook” during a film about a mother and son, their suppressed emotions and a monster who comes to life from a child’s storybook. 9 p.m. Friday. Free admission. The Video Archive, 965 E. McMillian St., Walnut Hills, thatgrindhousebar.com.
EVENT: CINCINNATI PRIDE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS
Honor members from the LGBTQ+ community for their work and activism. 7-9 p.m. Friday. $15. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown, contemporaryartscenter.org.
EVENT: CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS FRIDA
Follow the endearing, troubling and triumphant life story of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo as Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s 1991 opera Frida comes to Cincinnati this weekend. As a young girl, Kahlo dreamt of becoming a medical doctor, only to have that dream crushed by a near-fatal bus accident. But out of her time spent recovering in bed came Kahlo’s striking self-portraits that explore identity, femininity and heritage through her surrealistic take on the female form and Mexican tradition. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Tuesday; 3 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. June 29, July 1, 6 and 8. $104-$139. Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, cincinnatiopera.org.
MUSIC: PERSISTENCE OF SURF MUSIC: RAIDERS OF THE URBAN ARTIFACT
Fans of instrumental Surf Rock — the beach-y, vocal-less style popularized by the likes of The Ventures and Dick Dale — will find a musical heaven at Northside’s Urban Artifact this weekend. Longtime Surf supporters and promoters Beth and Don Schott continue their “Persistence of Surf Music” series with shows featuring national, regional and local acts like The AmpFibians, Grateful Surf and They Never Came Back!. Headlining Friday night’s festivities is The Blair-Pongracic Band, featuring L.A.’s John Blair, a music historian and author of several books about Surf and “Hot Rod” music, and Ivan Pongracic, lead guitarist for Indianapolis Surf champs The Madeira. Headlining Saturday’s matinee show is Atlanta, Ga.’s masked Surf marauders, The Mystery Men?. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $10 per day. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, artifactbeer.com.
ART: JACK MEANWELL EXHIBITION AT MARY RAN GALLERY
The Mary Ran Gallery hosts an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Canadian-born, Cincinnati-based Abstract Expressionist Jack Meanwell (1919-2005). Meanwell studied commercial art during the Depression, went into advertising after serving in the war and returned to painting after working in the family coffee business for several decades. A longtime teacher at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University, the painter was known for his heavy strokes of impasto to create bright, colorful abstracted landscapes and figures. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. Through July 21. Free. 3668 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, maryrangallery.com.
EVENT: O.F.F. MARKET
Get in the routine of supporting the Queen City by shopping small and local at the monthly O.F.F. Market. Bathe in the rainbow with bath bombs from Blue Bubble Soaps, spread some Made by Mavis jam on your morning toast or show your Cincinnati stripes with a print of baby Fiona, neck rolls and all, by r.ewers designs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Oakley Square, Oakley, theoffmarket.org.
EVENT: DOG’S DAY OF SUMMER
Bring your furry friend to Spring Grove for the 10th-annual Dog’s Day of Summer, the one day a year the cemetery and arboretum is dog-friendly. With hundreds of acres of green space and walking trails, it’s a great place for a pup. Still looking for the perfect pooch? Tails of Hope will be there with dogs that need a forever home. And new this year is a Remembrance Service to honor the pets that have passed on. Bring a photo of your lost loved one to attach to a white luminary bag, which will be set around the Rose Garden. Event includes pet photos, an organized Dogwood Trail walk and a luau picnic. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village, springgrove.org.
EVENT: CINCINNATI PRIDE PARADE
Celebrate the local LGBTQ+ community and allies and the individuals, groups and businesses that make it up by embracing the diversity of Pride. Watch as a parade makes its way through Cincinnati, starting downtown at the intersection of Seventh Street and Central Avenue before funneling into Vine Street, Freedom Way and into the festival grounds at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove. This year’s Pride Grand Marshals are Lea DeLaria from Orange is the New Black and Chuck Beatty, director of the local OutReels Cincinnati Film Festival. 11 a.m. Saturday. Free. Downtown, cincinnatipride.org.
EVENT: CINCINNATI PRIDE FESTIVAL
The Pride party continues after the parade at Sawyer Point. Bring a rainbow flag and some sunblock — the festival runs all day. Entertainment will fill two stages with acts including local DJ sets, drag showcases, performances from the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and more, including a headlining “Cincinnati’s Drag Race Show” at 8 p.m., hosted by Michelle Visage and featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race favorites BenDeLaCreme, Pearl, Derrick Barry, Tatianna and Roxxxy Andrews. Expect food trucks, Pride-themed cocktails and a family-fun zone with magicians, jugglers and inflatable slides. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday. Free. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, cincinnatipride.org.
COMEDY: LEA DELARIA: AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND COMEDY
Comedian, actress, musician and 2017 Pride Parade Grand Marshal Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) presents an evening of music and comedy. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $45-$75. Live! at the Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, liveattheludlowgarage.com.
EVENT: STEELING CINCINNATI
One of the prized possessions of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is its recently refurbished 1848 daguerreotype panorama of downtown Cincinnati by Charles Fontayne and William S. Porter. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the Main Library celebrates it with a preview of Robert Coomer’s upcoming printing of that photographic image on steel, using modern techniques while remaining true to the original’s look. Christopher Smith, genealogy and local history librarian, will talk about the daguerreotype’s history and visitors will be able to see it close-up. (Coomer’s project, Steeling Cincinnati by Robert Coomer: An Exciting Look at Cincinnati’s Past, debuts 5-7:30 p.m. July 8 at Row House Gallery, 211 Main St., Milford.) 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Main Library, 800 Main St., Downtown, cincinnatilibrary.org.
EVENT: OVER THE RHINE: LIVE AT HOME CONCERT
DATE AND TIME CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER! SUNDAY JUNE 25TH FROM 4-8pm
Fresh off of its Memorial Day shows in rural Ohio, Cincinnati music faves Over the Rhine return to the neighborhood that gave them their name this Friday. The band is playing Washington Park to raise money for United Way, with acclaimed singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey kicking things off. You can make things easier on yourself by pre-purchasing tickets to the concert, which is dubbed “Over the Rhine: Live at Home” and is being presented by Cincinnati Bell (the company featured OTR’s music in a Super Bowl commercial earlier this year). Buying tickets online gets you a free streetcar pass and early entry into the show. Walk-ups can purchase tickets at the gate (while they last). 4-8 p.m. Sunday. $20 suggested donation. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, washingtonpark.org.
EVENT: MY BIG GAY BRUNCH
Spend the morning after Cincinnati Pride basking in a rainbow-infused brunch at the Metropole at 21c. Includes cocktails, performances by local drag queens and a delicious meal to boot. Afterward, head to the lobby: The 21c’s traditional yellow penguin sculpture has been joined by a flock of rainbow friends in a special art installation. 11:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. $35. Metropole at 21c, 609 Walnut St., Downtown, 21cmuseumhotels.com.
EVENT: CINCINNATI QUEER YOGA
No yoga experience necessary. Includes a curated playlist of some favorite queer artist icons. Class donations benefit local LGBTQ+ organizations. 10 a.m. Sunday. $15 suggested donation. The Yoga Bar, 15 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/cincyqueeryoga.