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Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: June 28-July 1

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 07:27:04-04

Logic presents 'The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour'

Let this be the soundtrack to your weekend. Rapper Logic will present his "Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody" tour on Thursday evening at Riverbend. Rising hip-hop artists NF and Kyle will join the multiplatinum-selling artist on stage. The tour is named after Logic's new mixtape, "Bobby Tarantino II."

7 p.m. Thursday. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. $25-$69.50. www.riverbend.org

Moonbeau album release show with Coastal Club

Fans of infectious electronic indie pop are probably already familiar with local band Moonbeau, which has played all over Greater Cincinnati the past few years. Join the band at the Woodward Theater to help celebrate the release of Moonbeau's self-titled debut album. The band Coastal Club also will perform at the event. 

8:30 p.m.-midnight Friday. Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. $8 advance; $10 day of show. Ages 18 and up. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Mayesfest – Bluegrass & American Roots Music Festival 

Do you like American roots music? Then you won't want to miss Mayesfest on Saturday at Bellevue Beach Park in Bellevue. Seven bands are slated to play at this festival set along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. There also will be craft beer and food vendors. And make sure to bring your pooch so he or she can participate in the first-ever "Hot Dog Beach Pageant." There will be small, medium and large dog categories in the pageant. Dogs will be judged on costume, best butt wiggle, congeniality, smile and more. Winning pups will receive a free month of pet food delivery from Fort Thomas Pet Wants. 

Noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Bellevue Beach Park, 643-665 Frank Benke Way, Bellevue. www.mayesfest.com

West Side Brewing Anniversary Party

Help West Side Brewing celebrate its first year in the craft beer business with a weekendlong party that begins Friday. There will be multiple beer releases, food trucks, live music, charity split-the-pot and a limited-edition commemorative snifter glass, too.

Noon-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

'Chocolate: The Exhibition'

Who knew that chocolate has such a rich history? Learn about the rise of one of the world's favorite sweet treats when the Cincinnati Museum Center debuts its latest attraction, "Chocolate: The Exhibition," on Friday. The exhibit explores the roots of chocolate making from inside an ancient Mayan temple to stories of the Aztec god Quetzacoatl, who was thrown out of paradise for sharing knowledge of the cacao tree with mortals. This savory exhibit will be at the museum center through Jan. 6, 2019.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Adult: $14; senior: $12; child: $10; member adult: $7; member child: free. www.cincymuseum.org

Gears and Beers

Get your motor running on Sunday and check out exotic rides and cool garage projects during Gears and Beers at MadTree. Have a kick-butt car of your own? Then drive it to the taproom and show it off. Deeper Roots Coffee will provide its high-octane java until noon, Catch-a-Fire Pizza will serve brunch until 2 p.m. and there also will be plenty of craft beer on tap to enjoy responsibly.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Union Celebrates America

Get an early start on your July Fourth celebrations in Union, Kentucky, on Friday. The city's event will begin at 7 p.m. with a parade on U.S. Route 42, followed by a free street dance with music from the Wulfe Brothers Band. There also will be several food truck vendors on site and Braxton Brewing Co. will supply the beer. Vito's Fireworks will cap off the evening with a fireworks display that will begin at approximately 10 p.m. near the former Union Community Building at 10087 Old Union Road.

7-11 p.m. Friday. City of Union, 10087 Old Union Road, Union. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page

June Oakley Summer Series - 'Carnival Night'

Come check out Oakley's completely revamped annual summer programming this Saturday. June's event theme is "Carnival Night." The Cincinnati Circus Co. will be there, along with carnival-themed games. The first 150 people at the event will receive a special goody bag filled with gifts from the event's sponsors. Carnival Night will take place at Geier Esplanade, more commonly known as Oakley Square.

6-9:30 p.m. Friday. Geier Esplanade, 2980 Madison Road, Oakley. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Hyde Park Blast

The Hyde Park Blast has a little bit of everything. It's a neighborhood block party with food and music, a foot race for all types of runners and a bicycling race for professional cyclists. The annual event began in 2001 and continues to raise money for Cincinnati cancer charities including the Cure Starts Now and the Karen Wellington Foundation. Registration is required to participate in the foot race, but there is no cost to cheer on runners and cyclists. 

7:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Hyde Park Square, 2700 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Free to attend. thecurestartsnow.org

Super Run 5K 

"We can be heroes, if just for one day." That day is Saturday during the Super Run 5K at Sawyer Point. This fun 3.2-mile run and walk through the riverfront's parks encourages everyone to dress up as their favorite superhero. There also will be music, games and charities at the event.

8-11 a.m. Saturday. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. $34.99 up to day of event; $45 day of the event. thesuperrun.com

Art on Vine at Fountain Square

Celebrate summer and the Fourth of July by supporting local artists on Sunday. Up to 60 artists will showcase and sell their works on Fountain Square as part of Art on Vine. The monthly artisan craft show features photography, pottery, fine art, local goods, jewelry and clothing. There also will be food from local vendors and surrounding restaurants on the square.

Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. artonvinecincy.com