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CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 On Your Side has teamed up with CityBeat to bring you the top nine picks!
1. Cincinnati Pride Parade
Pride Week is here, celebrating 40 years of Cincinnati Pride. This year's Pride Parade encourages participants to use the organization's anniversary as a theme for their floats.
The parade is just the beginning; the Pride Festival keeps the party going with music from headliner Debbie Gibson, local acts Jonathan Zeng and Penny Tration and more. The night comes to a close with the first-ever Pride Fireworks presented by Proctor & Gamble.
Get more details on the event here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/downtown/Cincinnati-Pride-Festival-celebrates-40-years.
2. Panegyri Greek Festival
For the 39th delicious year, the Panegryi Greek festival takes over the grounds of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Finneytown for the entire weekend. With authentic Greek food, imported Greek wine, Greek music, Greek dancing and rides, start the evening with a gyro, grab a class of Sitia Crete White and end it with a baklava sundae.
Find out more here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/panegyri-greek-festival-in-finneytown.
3. Cincinnati Color Palooza
This Saturday morning you may see an explosion of color throughout the streets of downtown Cincinnati. The annual Cincinnati Color Palooza, a three mile race that celebrates survivorship and raises money for the Susan B. Komen Cincinnati affiliate, returns this weekend to the Tri-State.
Characterized as a combination of a Spanish Tomato Fight, Big Bird's Birthday and Woodstock, volunteers throw cornstarch based colors on participants. By the end they look like "the stuff rainbows are made out of," according to the event's website.
Check out event details here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/downtown/cincinnati-color-palooza-celebrates-survivorship-raises-money-for-susan-g-komen-foundation.
4. Comedian Kyle Kinane performs at Go Bananas
Kyle Kinane has quickly become a comedian's comedian, since moving out of his parent's home in Chicago and moving to Los Angeles. His Midwest upbringing is still a source for comedy though. "I have stories about friends of mine back in Chicago that are always good to tell," he says. "Stuff I've been through."
But even when bad things happen, Kinane likes to keep it positive. He performs at Go Bananas this weekend.
Visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/comedian-kyle-kinane-performs-at-go-bananas for details.
5. MidPoint Summers Series on Fountain Square
Cincinnati is a great town not only for its food, breweries and sports teams; it also has a plethora of free live music. As one of the city's favorite summer events, the MidPoint Indie Summer series returns to Fountain Square.
Every Friday musical acts from around the world, including regional and local artists, will take the stage for free performances. Check out this week's lineup here ( http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/midpoint-indie-summer-series-at-fountain-square-every-friday) .
6. Hyde Park Blast
The Hyde Park Blast was founded in 2001 by two Hyde Park residents, Cheryl Koopman and Chad Sims, who wanted to find a way to raise money for cancer research while having fun and being active.
The full-day event includes a run/walk, cycling races and events for kids. Live music will be provided and food and drinks will be served until midnight.
Get details on Saturday's festivities here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/hyde-park-blast.
7. Final Friday at RBds Gallery
In the past few years since galleries on and near Main Street closed (YES Gallery, CS13) and/or left the area for cheaper pastures (a la MG/GM who moved to Brighton) there has been a bit of a lull during Final Fridays on Main. But with new design studios like RBds Gallery moving into the neighborhood, it can only help the monthly event pick up the critical mass needed to continue to make the area a thriving arts community.
A new exhibition will be showed this Friday. Find out more here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/final-friday-at-rbds-gallery.
8. Hopefest Elementary Education and Health Festival
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families are invited to attend the second annual Hopefest Elementary Education and Health Festival, an event that teaches children and their families how to take good care of themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Children will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and there will be medical volunteers conducting screenings and distributing information about nutrition and child wellness.
Get more info here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/hopefest-elementary-education-and-health-festival.
9. Movie night at Washington Park
Whether you're a broke college kid looking for a place to take your summer fling on the cheap or dying for an excuse to get out of the house with your partner, Washington Park has your answer to date night: a free movie at the park.
Every Saturday this summer, Queen City couples are invited to grab a blanket and their better half to enjoy a movie under the stars on the civic lawn at 9 p.m. A new flick is featured each week — everything from big-name blockbusters to well-known classics is fair game.
Find out more here: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/date-night-movies-at-washington-park.
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