Weekend Event Picks, June 13-15

From left: John Waters signs books in Cambridge; Boston’s Pride Festival is Saturday (Joanne Rathe, Globe Staff); the Dance for World Community Festival takes place all weekend (Charles Daniels)

Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Milva DiDomizio and June Wulff’s picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.


LET’S DANCE Dance is not just a form of exercise, the art form brings folks together in a creative way, so let’s celebrate. At the Dance for World Community Festival, performances on four outdoor stages feature African, ballet, folk, hip hop, Irish step, modern, and salsa. There are introductory classes for all ages and kids activities. June 13 at 7 p.m. (“Talk About Dance’’ kick-off event), June 14 (11 a.m.-6 p.m. festival), June 15 “Dance on Film Festival’’ 1-6 p.m. Free (June 14 Dance Party Benefit is $30). José Mateo Ballet Theatre, 1151 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-354-7467.


LOCAL DRINKS Get ready for all the two ounce samples you can imbibe of local craft beer, cider, mead, and artisan beverages. Some brewers are concocting special brews just for the Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest. If you’re interested in making your own beverages, hit Friday’s Homebrew Showcase. June 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 14, 3-6 p.m. June 14, 7-10 p.m. $45. The Armory , 191 Highland Ave., Somerville.

CHUCKIE’S IN TOWN Dutch purveyor of dirty house Chuckie has remixed for Michael Jackson and David Guetta, and produced for 50 Cent and Keisha. Of his recent 2014 release, his website says, “Squeaky clean and impossibly infectious, ‘Dirty Funkin Beats’ throws back to a simpler time, when the pitch bends were plentiful and the breaks were spastic.’’ He appears with Gregori Klosman. June 13, 10 p.m. $40. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,

SUMMERTIME A night with Viceroy promises an early arrival for summer. The West Coast DJ’s motto is “summertime all the time’’ and his Facebook page says he’s “the dance game Jimmy Buffett.’’ He appears with Business Casual Disco. June 13, 8:30 p.m. $18, $16 advance. Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 617-547-5200,


ROAD TRIP If you saw John Waters by the side of the road and gave him a lift, it would be an interesting ride. “Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America’’ is two parts fantasy, one part reality. The director, writer, and actor headed west from his Baltimore home, and in a recent radio interview said: “It’s always about talking.’’ Line up early for the John Waters Book Signing. June 14 at 2 p.m. Free (you must have a copy of the book from the Harvard Book Store). Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-1515.


TRUCK STOP Food and beer headline the Fork In the Road Food Truck Festival. More than a dozen trucks include Bon Me, the Bacon Truck, Captain Marden’s Cod Squad, the Dining Car, the Taco Truck, Fugu, and Stoked. Live music supports the headliners. June 14 noon-10 p.m., rain or shine. $15, free under 13. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

TAKE PRIDE Local and national performers come together for the Boston Pride Festival with this year’s theme of “Be Yourself, Change the World.’’ The former include opener Mia Shahood, a 6th grade vocalist from Chelmsford; drag performers Penny Annalise and Yune Neptune; funk band, Big Ol Dirty Bucket; Suffolk alum band, Jack Romanov. Headliners are Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Alex Newell, JD Samson, and Jeanie Tracy. June 14 from noon-6 p.m., rain or shine. Free. City Hall Plaza, City Hall Avenue, Boston. 617-262-9405.


HEAR HIM ROAR (GENTLY) Music was part of this folk-rock musician’s life from early on in Pittsburgh where he was born to parents who were musicians. As a lad, William Fitzsimmons played the piano and trombone and later learned guitar, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin. His music has been on “Grey’s Anatomy,’’ “General Hospital,’’ “Life of Ryan,’’ and “Army Wives,’’ and the singer/songwriter celebrates his latest release, “Lions.’’ June 15 doors at 8 p.m. $20. Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000.



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