Top 5 Events This Week

1. The Beach Boys
The original boys of summer roll through Cincinnati for a 50th anniversary reunion tour, the first outing for the iconic group in more than 20 years. Check out Chris Varias’s Q&A with Brian Wilson in our June 2012 issue. June 12 at Riverbend Music Center, riverbend.org

2. The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments
Taken from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s vast permanent—and largely hidden—collection, The Art of Sound: Four Centuries of Musical Instruments presents a selection of pieces representing four continents and dozens of distinct musical cultures. The delicate, elaborate instruments get a new lease on life when displayed as works of art alongside related paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics. And through a special interactive feature, visitors can actually see and hear some of them in action. June 16–Sept 2 at Cincinnati Art Museum, cincinnatiartmuseum.org

3. Loveland’s Amazing Race
Just like its broadcast TV forebear, Loveland’s Amazing Race involves teamwork, problem solving, obstacles (mud pits have appeared in years past), and all-around hilarity. Bring your A-game, a healthy sense of humor, and possibly a change of clothes. June 16, historicloveland.com

4. Santigold
Party-pop singer Santi White—better known by her band name Santigold—lends her swaggering reggae-style vocals to the acclaimed new album Master of My Make-Believe, which she tours through Bogart’s this summer. June 15 at Bogart’s, bogarts.com 

5. View: Ways of Seeing
The exhibit View: Ways of Seeing features the cheery cherry tree, highlighting the 100th anniversary of Japan’s famous offering to our nation’s capital alongside a lesser known 1936 gift (from the library’s own patron) of 3,500 trees to Eden Park. Thru Aug 3 at Lloyd Library, lloydlibrary.org

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