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Looking for things to do in Cincinnati?

Start your weekend off with Happy Hour, laugh with comedian Tony Baker, and enjoy jazz and R&B concerts for under $10.

There is plenty to do in the Queen City.

 

The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information before taking action. Some events may be postponed due to Coronavirus precautions.  

 

Head to see Keith Sweat, Silk and more live at Rose Music Center on June 6.

See Jazz Saxophonist Boney James hits Rose Music Center on June 27.  


Text “VOBC” to 797979 to receive these weekly happenings straight to your phone.

 

Thursday, March 12

A Musical Journey Through Black History
Summit Academy Transition High School
Directions
12:45 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy a journey from Africa to the United States through music.

 

Cincinnati Works Job Fair
Cintas Center
Directions
1 p.m.
Free Entry
Interview with over 60 employers. Free headshots available.

 

Inclines, Commerce, & Art
First Lutheran Church
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Learn how businesses and the Opera influenced daily life in OTR.

 

Hip Hop Happy Hour
Revel OTR
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Jam to Old School, Hip Hop and R&B music from DJ Nate the Great.

 

Tony Baker
Liberty Funny Bone
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$12 and up
Wash away your winter blues with a humorous comedy show now through March 15th.

 

Melvin Seals
Ludlow Garage
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$25 and up
Jam with the R&B/Blues vet and his band.

 

Sway to the smooth sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire July 8 at Riverbend!

Don’t miss Alicia Keys at PNC Pavilion on Aug. 19. Get your tickets today.  

 

Friday, March 13

Women You Should Know Book Discussion
The Mercantile Library
Directions
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$15+
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly will be discussed with Keloni Parks.

 

The Plair Pisces Day Party
Newport Ultra Lounge
Directions
4 p.m.
Free Entry
Great food, drinks, live music, hookah, pool table, and basketball.

 

Black History Celebration
Chase School
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
6th graders collaborate with seasoned artists to present a talent showcase.

 

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Mad Frog
Directions
7 p.m.
$17.50 and up
The Grammy nominee will be performing your favorite hits.

 

Etta At Last
Sorg Opera House
Directions
8 p.m.
$50 and up
The concert fundraiser will feature songs from one of the most influential vocalists in music.

 

Soul Pocket
The Redmoor
Directions
8 p.m.
$10
Start your weekend vibing to live R&B. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

Basic Truth R&B Band
Silverton Café
Directions
8:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Relax and listen to some R&B hits.

 

Party with Pisces
Rusconi’s
Directions
10 p.m.
$0 – $20
Dance and party all night to Hip Hop and R&B.

 

Saturday, March 14

Great Parks Job Fair
Stonewood Banquet Center – Sharon Woods
Directions
9 a.m.
Free Entry
Part-time positions in recreation, conservation and education available.

 

Black Women’s Book Expo: Women’s History Month
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Directions
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free Entry
The event will have vendors, workshops, speakers and more!

 

Green Mile 7
Kroger on the Rhine Food Hall
Directions
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Free Entry
Young Black Professionals will visit their favorite bars for St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Jazz of the Month Club
Main Library – Reading Garden Lounge
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy a live jazz performance by the Jennifer Grantham Quartet.

 

Diamond, Denim and DJs – Sapphire Edition
Jack Casino
Directions
5 p.m.
$80+
Deuces Musik, DJ Vader, and Lando as the MC.

 

MTAP Fashion Show
The Redmoor
Directions
5 p.m.
$25 and up
Includes a women’s empowerment forum, self-care session, and more.

 

Magical Mysteries
Mill Race Banquet Center
Directions
6:30 p.m.
$39.95
Enjoy an interactive experience where you’re the detective while dining.

 

Saturday Night Live
Zola’s Place
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
The Special Band will perform soul music.

 

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Sunday, March 15

Black Folks Make Movies Screening
St. Bernard Branch
Directions
1:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Watch black American cinema titles.

 

Teens & Betweens Entrepreneurs Pop Up Shop
Centennial Barn
Directions
2 p.m.
Free Entry
Shop with teen vendors, enjoy food, and enter a raffle basket giveaway.

 

Straight Up Outta’ the Underground
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Directions
2 p.m.
$10
A one-woman interactive storytelling experience that uncovers the truth about America’s 200-year-old struggle with slavery.

 

Poetry Slam
Artsville
Directions
5 p.m.
$20
Watch poets compete for a chance to win cash prizes.

 

Pride & Prejudice
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$28 and up
Witness a twist on one of the most romantic stories of the Off-Broadway repertoire.

 

Find the right Cincinnati jazz spots and concerts for you.

 

Monday, March 16

Monday Motivation: Social Media Bootcamp
1628 Ltd.
Directions
8:30 a.m.
Free Entry
Network and learn effective business social media communication.

 

Art Workshop
WE Gallery
Directions
4 p.m.
Free Entry
Let the kids unwind after school with hands-on activities.

 

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Tuesday, March 17

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blaCk Readers
Downtown Main Library
Directions
6:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Discussions around The Body is Not An Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor.

 

Destiny of Desire
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Directions
7:30 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can two hours before show time
Burning passion, cunning deception, and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas.

 

Tacos & Karaoke
Oddfellows Liquor Bar
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Tacos and drink specials.

 

Comedy Competition
Office Bar
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Comics compete for prizes.

 

Taco Tuesday & Open Mic
Arts OTA
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy taco specials and open mic of comedy, spoken word, R&B and Hip-Hop.

 

Wednesday, March 18

Alabaster
Know Theatre
Directions
8 p.m.
$10
Explores what it means to be truly “seen,” how we pick up the pieces, how we move forward and how we heal.

 

Treble: A Live Music Experience
COPA Lounge
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Catch a vibe listening to a live R&B band then party to music by DJ HD.

 

Karaoke
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Grab a mic and test your vocals or rap skills.

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Check out our featured events

 

Keith Sweat Concert Featuring Ginuwine and Silk
June 6
Rose Music Center at The Heights
7 p.m.
$23.50 – $82
Watch Keith Sweat, Ginuwine and Silk perform your favorite baby-makin’ music!

 

Boney James ConcertBoney James concert
June 27
Rose Music Center at The Heights
8 p.m.
$23.50 – $53
Hear new music live from saxophonist upcoming album Solid.

 

Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire ConcertEarth Wind & Fire Cincinnati
July 8
Riverbend Music Center
7 p.m.
$38 – $164
See Grammy Award-winning, legendary artists Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire live!

 

Alicia – The World TourAlicia Keys Cincinnati
August 19
PNC Pavilion
8 p.m.
$24 – $139.50
The global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY award will be singing her hit classics like Fallin’, Diary, and newbies like Show Me Love.

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Staying in? Wind down your evenings with these TV shows with Black actors.  

 

Now that you know what’s is happening this weekend, you should never have an empty Saturday or Sunday with tons of Afro American events. Plus, if you are looking for a significant other, now you know where all the Black people meet. Have fun!

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