Monthly, local LGBTQ magazine CNKY Scene presents its first-ever film festival this weekend. The three-day fest will screen 22 international short and feature films, present Q&As and workshops through Sunday at Know Theater. Special events include the screening of Raid of the Rainbow Lounge followed by Q&A with narrator, actress Meredith Baxter and after-parties each night. Find a full schedule here. Tickets start at $10; a full-access pass is $60.
The Chippendales perform at Belterra Casino Friday.
Travel back in time for a Midsummer Masquerade at Loveland Castle Saturday. Dress in masks and costume, or just sport your most fanciful duds, and enjoy performances by Dante’s Gypsy Circus, Robbin Marks Magic, aerial dancers, live music and more. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door — er, castle gates. The soiree runs 8-11 p.m.
Come to the castle early for an all-ages festival beginning at 11 a.m. Castle Day features food, beer, crafts, entertainment and a great opportunity to saunter the castle grounds.
Considered to be the oldest festival in Cincinnati, Schutzenfest is a German celebration for all ages. The Kolping Center will be packed with authentic food and beer, games, vendors, rides and lots of live entertainment. The fest runs Friday-Sunday and admission is $3. Find details here.
If you missed
Thursday’s presentation of Ugandan artist Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine’s multimedia piece, A
Friday night is the last chance. Mwine portrays four different characters
onstage to describe the oppression of LGBTQ citizens in Uganda. The performance
includes raw video footage and photographs, dealing with a serious subject
matter with an upbeat tone. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $20, $14 for