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Looking for things to do in Cincinnati?

Laugh with comedian B. Simone, chow down at a couple of jazz brunches, and see what holiday activities you and your family can enjoy. There is plenty to do!

 

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Check out these upcoming events!

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Thursday – December 5

City of Cincinnati Expungement Clinic
New Prospect Baptist Church
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
A clinic to meet with attorneys, paralegals and volunteers.

 

Three Acts
First Lutheran Church
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Lecture series about a diverse set of stories about the history of various known families in OTR.

 

An Evening with Leslé Honoré
Mercantile Library
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Blaxican poet, artivist, and author of Fist & Fire will share a collection of powerful, unflinching poems that confront issues of social justice.

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Friday, December 6

Redsfest 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center
Directions
3 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
$7 – $25
Players will be making appearances and signing autographs.

 

Remixx Fridays
Copa Lounge
Directions
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Entry
Stop in after work & enjoy discounted drinks & appetizers as well Mixx favorites including “Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls” “Mixx Wings” and more.

 

Cincy Vegan Soul
Dunlap Café
Directions
6 p.m.
$20
Chow down on meals that you won’t believe are vegan.

 

Phillip Paul Trio
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
Directions
8 p.m.
$10
Enjoy seasonal and signature cocktails while vibin’ to live jazz.

 

Live Band Fridays
Park Place
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Come out for good music, good food and good drinks.

 

Arnold Culbreath Jazz Trio
Caffee Vivace
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$10
Arnold M. Culbreath, Saxophones. Terry Ridley, Keyboard. Josiah Wolf, Drums.

 

It’s Friday Night!
Rusconi Pizza
Directions
10 p.m.
$0 – $20
Party on a Friday night with DJ Prymtime.

 

Saturday – December 7

Findlay Holiday Market
Findlay Market
Directions
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Entry
Local artisans and craft vendors set up shop. Continues Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Beauty and the Breeze
Weston Art Gallery
Directions
10 a.m.
$5
Crafting marvelous mobile from malleable materials like fabric and paper.

 

Ear Candy Holiday Shop
Sweet Sistah Splash
Directions
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Entry
Shop vendors Sheba Mama, Brown Girls Project, I Am Royalty and Natural Ony.

 

Black Nativity The Musical
Word of Deliverance
Directions
2 p.m.
$20 and up
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company brings the true meaning of Christmas to light with inspirational music and dance. Through December 14.

 

Social Saturdays
Cincy Brewing Co.
Directions
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy a Black-owned brewery and see what new is happening in Lincoln Heights.

 

Ohio Kings vs. Akron Aviators
Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
Directions
4:30 p.m.
$5 – $12.48
Semi-professional men’s basketball.

 

Macy’s Downtown Dazzle
Fountain Square
Directions
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Santa rappels down the Huntington Center to kick off a spectacular fireworks display and  performances from local choirs.

 

Afro Caribbean Night
Rusconi Pizza
Directions
10 p.m.
Free Entry
Listen to music that will take you through Africa, the Caribbeans and Latin Countries.

 

Camille Saba Smith Smooth Quartet
Caffe Vivace
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$10
Miss Camille “Saba” Smith, vocal artist. Melvin Broach, drums. Davis Stewart, keys. Matt Louis, Bass.

 

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Sunday – December 8

Brunch on the Low
COPA Lounge
Directions
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Entry
Eat and fellowship with great musical vibes and unlimited mimosas.

 

Jazz Brunch
Giminetti Baking Co.
Directions
1 p.m.
$32
Unique Soul will be giving you a smooth Jazz set while you enjoy brunch and mimosas.

 

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Taft Theatre
Directions
2 p.m.
$10 and up
Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the entire Peanuts gang will remind audiences about what’s most important during the Yuletide season.

 

Snowman Scavenger Hunt
Fountain Square
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
Find all the pieces to a giant snowman. Remember to dress warmly.

 

Sunday OTR Live Jazz
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
Directions
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free Entry
Hear live jazz and enjoy a seasonal cocktail.

 

Natural Woman Fashion Show
4th & Vine
Directions
6 p.m.
$15 and up
Sip, shop, and enjoy some of the finest fashions in the Midwest. Enjoy a runway fashion show, trunk show, vendors market, music, drinks and more.

 

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Monday – December 9

Holiday Community Dinner
Madisonville Education and Assistance Center
Directions
5 p.m.
Free Entry
Festive, family-friendly holiday dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, and more.

 

Holiday in Lights
Sharon Woods Park
Directions
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$15 per car
Enjoy a charming light show built over a mile of wooded roadway.

 

Feed the World Tour
Mad Frog
Directions
7 p.m.
$25 and up
Spank and News from Trap Kitchen will be making another stop in the Queen City.

 

Tuesday- December 1

Taxes in Retirement
North Central Library
Directions
6:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Get educated about retirement taxation, learn tax strategies to protect your income and more.

 

B. Simone: Looking for a Boyfriend Comedy Tour
Liberty Funny Bone
Directions
7 p.m.
$30 – $50
Listen to her jokes on why she hasn’t found a boyfriend yet!

 

Pass the Mic Karaoke
GG’s Bar & Grill
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Extend your happy hour and have some good food and karaoke fun with DJ Sutle.

 

Tacos & Karaoke
Oddfellows Liquor Bar
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy special tacos and drink specials ranging from $2 – $5.

 

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

 

Wednesday – December 11

Free Coffee with First Financial Bank
Caffee Vivace
Directions
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free Entry
The First Financial Bank Walnut Hills Branch will be opening soon. They want to get to know their neighbors so stop by and have a coffee on them!

 

Veterans Career Fair
Hyatt Place Sharonville
Directions
11 a.m.
Free Entry
Veterans and their spouses are invited to meet and interview with hiring managers from local businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

 

REC the Halls
Cincinnati Art Museum
Directions
11 a.m.
Free Entry
The Art Bar will be transformed into a winter wonderland where visitors can create holiday cards, custom gift bags and home decorations.

 

2020 Visioning Workshop
Union Hall
Directions
4:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Start the new year and decade off right with a fun, interactive workshop intended to help you break down your goals. Registration is encouraged.

 

Karaoke
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Test your vocal skills. All genres will be offered.

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 Check Out Our Featured Event

Free Pictures with Black Santa
Cincinnati Art Museum
Directions
December 14
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Black Santa Claus will be greeting children of all ages and taking FREE pictures by the tree. These pictures will be great for your holiday card this year or next year.

Staying in? Check new movies and TV show 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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