Friday

Beefquake with Mister Wallace at 400 W Rich St. Pavillion

With the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and Parade relocating from Goodale Park to the Scioto Mile, riverside revelers are now practically close enough to feel the rumblings emanating from Beefquake, an alternative Pride party set to take place at the 400 W. Rich St. Pavilion on Friday, June 16. Headliner Mister Wallace, a Chicago-born, New York-based rapper/DJ, caught national attention for debut EP Faggot, behind songs such as “It Girl.” NYC DJ Anthony Dicap kicks off the proceedings.

Beefquake alternative Pride party at 400 W. Rich Pavilion ‘Red Horizon’ exhibition opens at Columbus Museum of Art Damien Jurado plays Thirty One West in Newark Wexner Center screens documentary ‘Mali Blues’ ‘Paris Can Wait’ opens in theaters Raeghan the Savage ‘Output Logic’ continues at Nix Comics David Butler “Idylls” exhibition continues at the Vanderelli Room “Your Ass With My Name On It” exhibition continues at 934 Gallery Worshipper, Pale Grey Lore at Café Bourbon Street Daphne Willis at the Rumba Cafe Good Company, the Bygones at Ace of Cups CATCO’s ‘I Do! I Do!’ at Studio Two Theatre Bleachers, MisterWives at Express Live The Prim Special at the Basement Comrade Question plays Big Room Bar Saturday

Pride Parade and Festival at Bicentennial Park

This is a big year for the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade and Festival. Events have shifted to the Downtown riverfront from Goodale Park — a move necessitated by significantly increased attendance and associated security concerns, according to Pride & Program Director for Stonewall Columbus Lori Gum. “We’ve just outgrown the space,” Gum explained. “Our security needs and demands have increased due to the state of the world. When we learned Bicentennial [Park] was available, we grabbed it. It will definitely increase the footprint of the festival.”

Local outfit Playing to Vapors at Park Street Saloon Little Beat Pride Party at Double Happiness Test Fest (Beau’s Benefit Show) at Rehab Tavern Raeghan the Savage ‘Output Logic’ continues at Nix Comics The Bascinets album release show at the Shrunken Head Barely Eagle, Bridesmaid at Spacebar Joy Night Columbus at Long Street Studio Parker Gispert of the Whigs at Big Room Bar The Giving Tree Band plays Rumba Cafe ‘Angels in America’ at Short North Stage Faces of the Bog at the Summit Hellnaw at Woodlands Tavern

  

Sunday

Georgia rapper B.o.B. at the Alrosa Villa

B.o.B. rarely lacks for something to say. But on “Peace Piece,” the standout cut on the rapper’s most recent LP, Ether, words tumble from him like flood rains overwhelming a country dam. On Ether, B.o.B. presents as the constant outsider — on “E.T.” he compares himself with an alien life form — taking in all facets of society from his oft-lonely perch. It’s an attitude the rapper adopted at an early age, forced to navigate home life in the inner-city while being bussed across town for school “where there was more of a diverse crowd,” as he explained it.

Church With Anisa Love Pride closing party at Axis See Through Dresses at Spacebar Actors’ Theatre ‘Julius Caesar’ in Schiller Park Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters at Natalie’s An Atomic Whirl plays Café Bourbon Street Author Dan Chaon at CML Main Library