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Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: July 6-9

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 08:12:38-04

Tap & Screw Madisonville grand opening

Raise a glass and come check out the new Tap & Screw brewery location in Madisonville this Thursday. The father-and-son-owned brewery closed the doors to its original West Side location earlier this year to make way for its new digs. The Madisonville Tap & Screw's taproom seats about 100 people. BrewRiver GastroPub also will serve food from a limited menu at the new location.

3-11 p.m. Thursday. Tap & Screw Brewery, 4721 Red Bank Road, Madisonville. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Roxane Gay at Joseph-Beth

Meet New York Times best-selling author Roxane Gay this Thursday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Gay will be signing "Hunger," her memoir that chronicling her emotional and societal struggles with weight. This is a ticketed event, which includes the purchase of Gay's book and the opportunity to meet her. 

7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Joseph-Beth, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. $22.25. www.josephbeth.com

Sun Valley Music Festival

Fans of bluegrass music should enjoy the Sun Valley Music Festival at A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria, Kentucky. The festival kicks off Friday evening with an open mic night and continues Saturday with bands including the Stephanie C. Jeter Band, Mikaya Taylor and the Price Sisters.

Starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. A.J. Jolly County Park, 1565 Race Track Road, Alexandria. $5. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Westwood Second Saturdays

Play giant board games, enjoy craft beer and food, shop and listen to live music during July’s Westwood Second Saturdays event. Westwood Works sponsors this community-themed day held on the second Saturday of each month during the summer. Braxton Brewing Co. is the featured brewery this month, and Xander Skye Wells and the Cliftones will perform.

5-10 p.m. Saturday. Harrison and Montana avenues, Westwood. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page. 

Fort Thomas 150 Celebration

Help Fort Thomas celebrate 150 years as a city this Saturday at Tower Park. The town’s weeklong festivities will wrap up with an "amazing race," classic car cruise-in and free performances by the Leftovers and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Tower Park, 900 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Free. www.fortthomasmatters.com

Jimmy Buffett

Parrotheads, unite. Jimmy Buffett will celebrate his 50th concert at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday. Coney Island Amusement Park will host a special pre-concert party from 3-6 p.m. for ticket holders before Buffett takes the stage at 8 p.m.  

8 p.m. Saturday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $126-$337. www.riverbend.org

Fifty West Punch Out: Round 2

Brewery employees across Cincinnati will rumble this Saturday during the Fifty West Punch Out: Round 2. Fifty West Brewing Co. founder Bobby Slattery promises a bigger spectacle than last year’s Punch Out, a 1980s video game-inspired boxing event that pits competing breweries against one another for charity. This year’s event also will include live music, food trucks and more room for people to cheer and jeer outside of the ring.

4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Fifty West Production Works, 7605 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township. $15 in advance; $20 day-of. fiftywestbrew.com

OTR Performs: Beauty and the Beast

Bring the kids to Washington Park this Sunday for the Cincinnati Young People's Theatre’s performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Teenagers from around Greater Cincinnati will perform select scenes from the film, and concessions will be available at the park.

7-9 p.m. Sunday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Pride on Main! Drag Races 2017

Get your motor running during the Second Sunday Pride on Main Street drag races in Over-the-Rhine. July’s Second Sunday event will feature a brunch and drag show at Below Zero Lounge, dancing in the streets, a big bike race and drag races down Main Street.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Main Street between Liberty and 12th streets, Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.