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Friday, July 8

Disc Golf Pro Tour LWS Open at Idlewild Park
Dynamic Discs will present a top-level disc golf competition at the LWS Open disc golf tournament a part of the national 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour. The challenging 18-hole, par-67 course will make for entertaining competition in a scenic landscape. July 8-10. Tickets required. 5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington. dgpt.com. (Lindsay Wielonski)

Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival at The Banks
Celtic heritage will be celebrated at the Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival, spanning three days of festivities. The events will include Guinness beer tastings and food vendors plus live music from live bands such as Mad Mauldin, Lost Celts and Dulahan. July 8-10. The Banks, E. Freedom Way, Downtown. cincycelticfest.com. Read CityBeat’s preview of the Celtic Festival. (Lauren Serge)

Over-the-Rhine International Film Fest in Over-the-Rhine
The Over-the-Rhine International Film Fest, which launched under a different name in 2011, is back with new features and short films. The festival is organized by LADD, a nonprofit that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. This year, each of the films submitted from filmmakers around the world follow the theme “See the Story, Be the Story” and specifically demonstrate empathy and diversity. July 8-10. Film passes start at $55. Over-the-Rhine. otrfilmfest.org. Read CityBeat’s preview of the film festival. (LS)

The Cincy Lit Fest Summer Shindig at The Mockbee
The festival will feature performances from many Cincinnati-based artists, including Turich Benjy, Exquisite, Speed Walton, Reno Chapo, Prince Bop and Don Sammy. July 8-9. Tickets start at $14.99. 2260 Central Parkway, Clifton. eventbrite.com. (LW)

Paradise Music and Beer Festival at Braxton Brewing Company
Essential Productions will present a Music and Beer Festival, with afterparties following the festival. The events will feature national and local music acts as well as craft beers from Braxton, according to the event’s Facebook page. Local food vendors will be on site. July 8-9. Free admission; VIP tickets available. 27 West 7th St., Covington. facebook.com. (LW)

Blues, Brews and BBQ at Arts Connect
The Springfield Township Arts Center will hold a festive night full of barbeque, beer and blues. Multiple local blues bands will perform, including 2021 Cincy Blues Challenge winner Ralph and the Rhythm Hounds. Extensive barbeque options and specialty beers will be available. July 8. 7-10 p.m. 9158 Winton Rd., Springfield Township. facebook.com. (LW)

Date Night Movie Night at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Jurassic Park will be shown during Spring Grove’s date event. Bring picnic blankets and chairs to watch the film under the stars at the second-largest cemetery in the United States. Registration required. July 8. 9-11:30 p.m. Free admission. 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. sgstore.springgrove.org. (LW)

Saturday, July 9

The OFF Market at Summit Park
The monthly O.F.F Market is back with small businesses across Cincinnati, from farmers to brewers. Check out the market during a stroll or have a dining experience at Summit Park. July 9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash. theoffmarket.org. (LS)

O.A.R at Great American Ball Park
After the Reds game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Ohio band O.A.R will take center stage for a post-game concert. The band, known for singles such as “Love and Memories” and “Shattered” will begin performing 20 minutes after the game’s conclusion. The concert is included in the price for the Reds ticket. July 9. 4:10 p.m. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. reds.com. Read CityBeat’s preview of the concert. (LS)

Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire at Riverbend Music Center
Two acts from the late ‘60s will join forces as part of the “Miraculous Supernatural Tour.” Fresh from a Las Vegas residency, Santana will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album Supernatural, while soul stalwart Earth, Wind and Fire will demonstrate why it won the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors. July 9. 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30. 6295 Kellogg Ave., Downtown. riverbend.org. Read CityBeat’s list of can’t-miss summer Cincinnati concerts. (LW)

Water Lantern Festival at Eden Park
Mesmerizing lighted lanterns can be seen floating along the water during the Water Lantern Festival. Guests will receive a lantern that can be decorated and then placed onto the water. Food trucks and music will be available leading up to the lantern launch at 9:30 p.m. July 9. 6-10:30 p.m. Eden Park, 980 Eden Park Dr., Mount Adams. ​​waterlanternfestival.com. (LS)

FC Cincinnati Pride Match at TQL Stadium
FC Cincinnati will take on the New York Red Bulls as part of its Pride Match, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride. Aside from the game, the night will include various Pride activities and special-edition FC Cincinnati Pride merch to honor the queer community. A pre-match block party will take place in Washington Park leading up to the game, featuring a DJ and food trucks. July 9. 7-10 p.m. Ticket prices vary. TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy., Downtown. fccincinnati.com. (LS)

Sunday, July 10

Summer Market at Oakley Kitchen
Oakley Kitchen Food Hall is hosting a summer market for local vendors to sell their homemade, crafted goods. Items such as woodwork, jewelry, home decor, produce and teas will be available. July 10. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oakley Kitchen, 3715 Madison Rd., Oakley. oakley-kitchen.com. (LS)

‘The Science of Color: PRISMATICA’ at Krohn Conservatory
The traveling art exhibit “PRISMATICA” is making its first-ever stop in Cincinnati as part of “The Science of Color” exhibit at Krohn Conservatory. The exhibit features interactive kaleidoscopes that guests can navigate and alter to create unique color projections. The exhibit will run through Oct. 16. July 10. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Mount Adams, cincinnati-oh.gov. (LS)

Bonus

Cincinnati Burger Week
Cincinnati Burger Week is returning for its 8th year. The extensive celebration of the Queen City’s mouth-watering burgers kicks off with a launch party at the Samuel Adams Taproom on July 7, where guests can enjoy Fresh Pops, a Rocket Pop-inspired fruited sour with a mighty 6.9% ABV. Craft Burger Bros food truck also will be serving its Grippo’s Burger, topped with Grippo’s ranch, American cheese and BBQ Grippo’s chips. Cincinnati Burger Week itself begins July 11 and will feature discounted gourmet burgers at dozens of restaurants throughout the tri-state area. See which restaurants are on the Cincinnati Burger Week menu.

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