Pride Portland Parade & Festival
Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, festival 2 to 6 p.m. Monument Square to High Street for parade, festival in Deering Oaks Park, Portland. prideportland.org
One of Pride Portland’s biggest missions is celebrating and honoring the accomplishments of the LGBTQ + movement. When the parade – complete with giant rainbow flag – ends, head down to Deering Oaks Park for the festival. Festivities include food trucks, a beer garden and vendor marketplace. This year’s theme is “Resist.Remember.Rejoice” and it honors the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots took place at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village on June 28, 1969, and the events forever changed the trajectory of LGBTQ + rights. P.S. Want to keep the party going? If you’re at least 18, you can hit the EqualityMaine Pride After Party from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Port City Music Hall.

Ulysses for Beginners
3 p.m. Sunday. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, free. maineirish.com
Bloomsday is the annual celebration of Irish writer James Joyce. It’s observed on June 16, the day his famous novel “Ulysses” takes place. Head to the Maine Irish Center on Sunday afternoon as AIRE (the American Irish Repertory Ensemble) presents the spirited performance piece, “Ulysses for Beginners.” The show’s writer and director, Tony Reilly, takes center stage and he and cast of six use scene, songs and humor to explain the story line of “Ulysses” in one hour. Festive and period attire is encouraged and a cash bar will be available.

‘Best in Show’
8:45 p.m. Sunday. Congress Square Park, High and Congress streets, Portland, free. congresssquarepark.org
Portland Summer Films and Congress Square Arts’ outdoor summer film series continues with a screening of the 2000 mockumentary gem “Best in Show.” The film was written by and stars Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy and the cast also features Jane Lynch, Catherine O’Hara and Parker Posey. Five sets of quirky competitors and their pooches have gathered for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show and all sorts of hilarious drama unfolds. “Best in Show” is part of Guest’s much-loved body of work that includes “Waiting for Guffman,” “For Your Consideration,” “A Mighty Wind” and “Mascots.”


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