Q To Do: June 28-30

ALL WEEKEND LONG: 

Panegyri Greek Festival – Friday through Sunday at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. A portion of admission is donated to the FreeStore FoodBank and The Good Shepherd Food Pantry.

Sundance Shorts – All weekend long at Garfield Theatre. Seven excellent, diverse short films with broad appeal from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Includes comedy, drama, documentary and animation from around the world.

Firecracker Festival – Friday and Saturday ONLY at Symmes Township Park. Car show, touch-a-truck, Murray Bros. rides, live music, cold beverages.

Grand Carnivale Now through July 7 at Kings Island. Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes from cultures around the world including India, China, Italy, France and Germany.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs – Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Krohn Summer Show – Begins Saturday through August 18 at the Krohn Conservatory.

FRIDAY:

Art After Dark: Kimono My House – 5-9 p.m. at Cincinnati Art Museum. Celebrate the opening of special exhibit Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style with J-pop music, drinks, food and special kimono presentation.

Final Friday – 6-10 p.m. at Pendleton Art Center. The Art Center is open to the public the Final Friday of every month to view and purchase art directly from the artist.

Vibe Cincinnati – 7-11 p.m. at Fountain Square. Food, vendors, art, DJs and live music.

Cincinnati Opera: Romeo and Juliet – Thursday through Saturday at Cincinnati Music Hall.

   SATURDAY: 

Hyde Park Blast – 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. at Hyde Park Square. Full day of activities, including the 4-mile run/walk through Hyde Park followed by the kids’ fun runs, bike races, and the Blast’s first-ever Blast Beer, Wine and Food Festival, featuring 60-plus varieties of beer and wine. All proceeds from the Hyde Park Blast go to The Cure Starts Now and The Karen Wellington Foundation!

Native Garden Tour – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church. Cincinnati Nature Center presents its first-ever garden tour featuring 10 private gardens, in addition to native gardens at Cincinnati Nature Center and Cincinnati Country Day School. Gardens located in Hyde Park, Mount Lookout, Indian Hill, Terrace Park, Loveland and New Richmond. Focuses on native plants and how home owners use natives in their landscapes and gardens.

Anime Ohio – 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Sharonville Convention Center. A celebration of anime, cosplay, and Japanese culture. Meet voice actors, listen to panels, learn in workshops, and join the cosplay costume contest.

Aurora Red, White & Boom – 11 a.m.-midnight at Lesko Park. Food, live musical entertainment, beer/wine garden (21 and over), free military boat rides and military equipment on display, cruise-in car show and craft vendors. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Head in the Clouds: 6th Anniversary Party – Rhinegeist Brewery. Rhinegeist marks next journey around the sun with hot activities, cool treats, live bands and DJs, a giant pinata, and plenty of rare and limited beers.

Reggae Fest – 6 p.m. at Stanley’s Pub. Cincinnati’s longest running reggae festival. Featuring The Cliftones, The Ark Band, Elementree Livity Project and Queen City Silver Stars. Two stages, Jamaican food from Dreamz Jamaican Cuisine.

Pride Night Celebration – 10:30 p.m. at Music Hall. Cincinnati Opera hosts its 13th Annual Pride Night Celebration, an event that combines opera with a celebration of Greater Cincinnati’s LGBTQIA community and supporters. This glamorous party features drinks, music, light bites, silent auction, dazzling decor by Joe Rigotti, and a fabulous Drag performance. Follows Romeo & Juliet performance.

Red, White & Brews – Liberty Center. Annual Fourth of July celebration.

SUNDAY: 

PetFest 2019 – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Boone Woods Park. Annual outdoor family/pet friendly festival put on Friends of the Shelter (FOTS) to raise awareness about pet lifesaving activities,connect attendees with local businesses and nonprofit groups, and raise funds for FOTS programs. Contests for your dog, silent auction, raffles, food, vendors, adoptable pets and more.

River City Kosher BBQ – 3-7 p.m. at Northern Hills Synagogue. Kosher BBQ, hot dogs and vegetarian fare. Live music by Joey Said No, silent auction, art exhibits, bounce house and kids games, miniature horses, cornhole and more.

Kidz Bop Live 4 p.m., PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. pncpavilion.com.

Afro Caribbean & Latin Day Party Experience – 4-8 p.m. at The Beer Sellar. A cultural experience like no other in the city. Music by Dj TzB a seasoned Afrobeats, Carribean, AfroHouse & Latin Music enthusiast.

Cincinnati Dutch Lions vs Flint City Bucks – 7 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University.

OTR Performs – 7-9 p.m. at Washington Park. Different programming each week throughout the summer.

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