From the Rollergirls Crosstown Knockdown to the Concours d’Elegance, here’s a list of your best bets for June 6-10.
June 6: Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka and 2 Chainz
7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township.
With J Cole, Wocka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and French Montana. The Club Paradise Tour. Gates open 5:30 p.m.
$150.75, $105 four-pack lawn, $95.75, $75.75, $55.75; $35.75 lawn. Plus fees. 800-745-3000 | Get tickets
June 6: Red Hot Chili Peppers
7:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown.
Grammy Award-winning rock band. With Little Dragon.
$38.50 – US $58.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000 | Get tickets
June 8: DAAPworks 61st Annual Fashion Show
9 a.m.-9 p.m., University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati, University Heights.
Exhibition of graduating students’ final projects. Range of works from garments to sustainable architecture projects to thought-provoking sculptures.
Family friendly. Free. Through June 9. 513-556-4933. Photos: Last year’s fashion show | More information
June 7-10: Newport Italianfest
5-11:00 p.m. Thursday (opening ceremony at 8 p.m.) and Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday
Italianfest is held along Newports Riverboat Row between the Taylor-Southgate and L&N Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation, a golf outing, a family photo booth that showcases the history of Italian families that settled in Newport generations ago, pizza-eating contest, cooking contest, games, rides and fireworks. Photos: Newport Italianfest 2011 | More information
June 8-10: Amazing Spider-Man truck tour
4-7 p.m., Thursday, Walmart Amelia, 1815 Ohio 125, Amelia.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Walmart Eastgate, 4370 Eastgate Square Drive, Union Township
4-7 p.m., Friday, Walmart Forest Park, 1143 Smiley Ave., Forest Park
4-7 p.m., Saturday, Walmart Colerain, 10240 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township
4-7 p.m., Saturday, Walmart West Chester, 8288 Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester Township
Family-friendly truck tour turns parking lot into playground of interactive features. Free. | More information
June 9: Natalie Merchant with Pops
8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township.
John Morris Russell, conductor. Rain or Shine. Gates open 6:30 p.m.
$20, free ages 12 and under sitting on lawn. 513-381-3300 | Get tickets
June 6-10: Reds homestand
7:10 p.m. Wednesday, Thurday Friday; 4:10 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday. Great American Ball Park, 100 Nuxhall Way, Downtown.
Photos: June 3: Astros 5, Reds 3 | Photos: June 2: Reds 12, Astros 9 | More information
June 9: Aziz Ansari
7:30 p.m., Aronoff Center, Procter & Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., Downtown.
Actor, writer and stand-up comedian. Presented by Live Nation. $39; plus fees. 800-745-3000
Quiz: Comedians | Get tickets
June 9: Rollergirls Crosstown Knockdown
7 p.m., Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Bond Hill.
Doors open 6 p.m. Free parking.
$1 happy hour beer prices, opportunities for fans to meet their favorite skaters and get autographs and photos on the track after each game. Crosstown Knockdown event: Black Sheep vs. Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls Blackouts of Northern Kentucky; Silent Lambs vs. Little Steel Derby Girls of Youngstown.
$17, $15 advance trackside; $12, $10 advance; $6, $5 advance ages 7-12; free ages 6 and under. 800-745-3000
Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls web site | Cincinnati Rollergirls web site | Photos: Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls web site
June 9: City Flea
10 a.m.-4 p.m., The City Flea, 1021 Vine St., Downtown.
Urban flea market. Shopping, eating and drinking from 65 vendors.
Hipsters flock to City Flea | Photos: City Flea | More information
June 9: Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown Hope Party
1-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence.
Enter “I’ll Have Another” drink recipe contest, watch flat screens of race and place a wager. Meet-and-greet former Bengals football players Ira Hillary, Barney Bussey, Mike Martin, Joe Kelly, Eric Ball and Kevin Walker 4-7 p.m.
Free parking. Food concessions and valet parking available. Music by band Doghouse at the paddock stage 3-7 p.m.
Free. 859-371-0200 | More information
June 9: Self-Diploma’s Beats
7-11 p.m., Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown.
Local, regional and national artists showcase their talents. Timeflies, DJ Etrayn, DJ Schu, Ian J, Cristina Taddonio and Joseph Nevels.
Free. 513-763-8036 | More information
June 10: Concours dElegance
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Mount Lookout. Pavilion.
More than 200 rare and vintage cars, Will Sherman automotive art display, vendor displays, awards ceremony and more. Concessions available.
Benefits Arthritis Foundation. Gates open 10 a.m. Drive through awards ceremony of all class winners and special awards trophies 2 p.m.
$60 four tickets; $25, $20 advance; $15 students, free ages 12 and under. 513-321-1951
Photos: Last year’s Concours d’Elegance | More information
June 10: Ride Cincinnati
6:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sawyer Point, Pete Rose Way, Downtown.
Un-timed rides range from 62.8 miles to 8.2 miles and Kids’ Rally. After ride, Celebration Party 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. with free food, music and activities.
Former Bengal Jim Breech and his wife Denise among honorary chairs.
Benefits Barrett Cancer Center. $35. Registration required. 513-929-426 | More information
June 10: First Second Sunday on Main
Noon-5 p.m., Main Street, Over-the-Rhine.
Street fair on Main featuring craft and food vendors, entertainment, demonstrations and more. Theme: Main St. Menagerie.
Free. 513-910-8845 | Photos: Second Sunday last October | More information