After local record stores couldn’t keep their self-burned debut album in stock and a subsequent “feeding frenzy” by record labels, this Seattle-based indie-folk band signed with the legendary Sub Pop Records. They are touring in support of their third album, “Signs of Light,” released last September. The event includes a free pre-show cookout. See them at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., just east of Cincinnati, on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$50. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
This founder of the enduring rock band The Eagles has also released five solo albums since 1982, the latest being 2015’s “Cass County.” See him at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $99.50-$175. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
This classic Puccini opera based on the play and novel of the same name explores love and bohemian life in Paris. This new production transports the action from the 19th century to the 1930s. See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on June 15-24. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets are $45 and up. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
This comic personality is best known for hosting “The Soup” and starring in the critically acclaimed TV show “Community.” His current, comedic tour follows the release of his first book, the part memoir, part self-help book, “Thanks For the Money: How To Use My Life Story To Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.” See him at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, on June 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33.50-$53.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
Art Hop on Main
After a 10-year hiatus, Art Hop on Main has returned. Twenty-five businesses will host the works of 30 artists, which will include a student art show, a graffiti artist, and an auction. Check it out along the historic Main Street business district in Hamilton on June 16 from 6-9 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, seek out the Art Hop on Main’s Facebook page.
2017 Celtic Fest Ohio
This Celtic festival will feature five stages of Irish music and dance. Many of the bands play traditional Celtic songs with a modern twist, or Celtic versions of popular songs. The fest also includes Guinness and cider tastings, a Viking encampment, border collie demonstrations, and lots of food and drink. Check it out at the Ohio Renaissance Festival Grounds, 10542 East State Route 72, Waynesville, on June 16-18. Fest hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 (single day) and $18 (two-day pass). For more information, call 513-897-7000 or visit www.celticfestohio.com.
Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival
Potentially sample over 400 beers from over 100 breweries at this annual craft beer festival. After the traditional tapping of the firkin (a keg of beer that’s been fermented inside of the barrel it’s fermented in), you’ll have access to imports and local craft beers brewed in a wide variety of styles. Join the Brew Crew for even more rarities, and there will also be picnic-style food and cigars. Check it out at Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 E. Dixie Highway, Fairfield on June 16-17 from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 (general admission) and $20 (non-drinker). For more information, call (513) 674-6055 or visit www.junglejims.com.
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with this family-friendly, catch-and-release fishing outing. Bring your own gear, a picnic lunch, and compete to win prizes. Check it out at the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, on June 17 from 10 a.m.-noon. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-863-8336 or visit www.pyramidhill.org/fishing-derby.
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