36 things to do the weekend of June 16

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive
Beefquake with Mister Wallace at 400 W Rich St. Pavillion

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.

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.”

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.