-"The Princess Bride": “The Princess Bride”? A classic staple of American cinema and also just an all-around amazing movie is going to be screening outside at the Center Plaza? Inconceivable! Actually, it’s very conceivable. For those unfamiliar, or who need a refresher, “The Princess Bride” is a thrilling, romantic, comedic fantasy about the adventures of a derelict sword fighter and his two compatriots who must stop the love of his life, Princess Buttercup, from marrying swine. If you’re chilling with the six-fingered man who killed Inigo Montoya’s father, you can ask him to use that weird hand of his to pick up some cheap local beer and grub from some of the surrounding food trucks. 9 p.m., Center Plaza, 100 N. Charles St., (410) 244-1030, godowntownbaltimore.com, free. (Max Levine)
-Union Craft Brewing's Third Anniversary Celebration: Wow, seems like just yesterday Union Craft was a newborn brewery, entering our lives at a time when there were only a few places in the city making beer that found its way on liquor-store shelves. There may be some newer kids on the scene, but Union still remains one of the best. Yes, because it makes amazing beer, but also because it throws great parties at its Woodberry space. For the big 3, Union is going to town. The Local Oyster is offering bivalves, Bosley and Brooks Long and The Mad Dog No Good are playing jams, The Charmery is serving its ice cream, and food trucks Kommie Pig, Gypsy Queen, and Dipinoteca are all cooking up delicious grub. Oh, and there will be yummy beer, including rarities such as Chessie The Legendary Barleywine and Royal Farmhouse DIPA (that's Double India Pale Ale). And because it's better to give than receive, Union is kicking a portion of its birthday bounty to the Living Classrooms Foundation's Believe In Music program. 7 p.m.-midnight, Union Craft Brewing, 1700-D Union Ave., (410) 467-0290, unioncraftbrewing.com, $25, VIP $65. (Brandon Weigel)
-Hani Alqam: “Of Love and War”: When XOL Art Gallery opened its second show “ISIS” (the title was both an affront to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and an homage to the goddess of fertility) last fall, we took our time looking at the salon-style exhibition in the newly rehabbed Mount Vernon carriage house, and we spoke with the gallerists Salameh Nematt and Mayssa Zeidan about their mission to highlight art by Middle Eastern artists. The gallery went on a bit of a hiatus after “ISIS,” but tonight it’s opening up a new solo show for the Jordanian artist Hani Alqam, whose German expressionist-style figure paintings were featured in “ISIS.” Alqam's painting of a nude woman with a veiled head was Zeidan's favorite, she said, “because these crazy Islamic extremists, they want to veil our minds.” Bound by strict rules and censorship, many of the artists XOL exhibits are prohibited from exhibiting their work in their home countries. And though we usually appreciate the work we see by Baltimore-grown artists week to week, the artists that XOL brings in continue to shake up what we're used to seeing. Opening reception 4-8 p.m., through Aug. 15, XOL Art Gallery, 830 Park Ave., (202) 256-7590, xolgallery.com, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)
From the Short List: The 40th annual Baltimore Pride Parade returns to Mount Vernon, with music on the dance stage from Lonnie Fisher, The Wetsteppers, DJ Powerline, siliconeshakers, and more. Billy Joel brings his piano and his considerable song book of hits to M&T Bank Stadium. Washington, D.C. funk band The New Retro holds a release party for its debut album at Rams Head Live with Area 301, Mundy, Styme, Main Girl, and more. The 99 1/2 Blues Band performs at Midtown BBQ & Brew with no cover charge. D.C./Pennsylvania rap trio The Movement Show performs at the Sidebar with Oxygen Pernell, Paperboy, and more. Brooklyn-based Captured Tracks band Widowspeak plays the Ottobar with Fern Hollow. Philly punk goofballs Dead Milkmen headline the 9:30 Club in D.C. Albany's State Champs play Baltimore Soundstage. It's a very busy night for bluegrass: Letitia VanSant plucks a banjo at the Metro Gallery with Big Hoax and Jordannah Elizabeth, and the 8x10 presents a night of bluegrass with the Jeff Austin Band and the Highland Hill Boys. Don't miss: Perhaps the hottest rapper of 2015, Future, headlines Pier Six Pavilion in support of his album “Dirty Sprite 2,” out last week. (Al Shipley)
-And here's a full rundown of the events happening at Pride.