Things to do in Black Cincinnati this week include concerts, performances, exhibitions, recitals, music festivals and community events.
Enjoy African American artists, performers, musicians, vocalists and composers.
Visit local Black-owned venues as well as our iconic structures such as Music Hall, Aronoff Arts Center, art museums and more!
Text VOBC to 797979 to receive an updated calendar of Black events each week!
Black Cincinnati is fortunate to have access to a renowned symphony orchestra, chamber music, arts centers, and live music featuring big bands, local duos and trios. Thanks to many generous sponsors, African American families and individuals of all ages will enjoy Black entertainment at no cost or with a low-cost general admission.
The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information before acting. Also, be sure to adhere to RSVP requirements, guidelines to purchase tickets and kick-off times.
Friday, September 17th
DeRay Davis Comedy Show
Funny Bone Comedy Club (Liberty Township)
From having his own comedy set aired to staring in the hit show Empire, this comedian is known to make a crowd burst into laughter. Runs until Sunday.
Saturday, September 18th
Walking Tour: Abolitionist and African Americans in Walnut Hills
$5 – $45
Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Walnut Hills)
Lace-up your walking shoes to learn about the women and men who built and invested in this neighborhood for the past 200 years.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kennedy Heights Arts Center (Kennedy Heights)
A curation and archival project documenting dramatic changes in daily life across America in 2020 and beyond.
Sunday, September 19th
Off Trail Urban Hikers
Hike approximately two miles and enjoy nature with cool people.
Monday, September 20th
Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse (Evanston)
Check out this Black-owned coffeehouse offering coffee, breakfast and lunch with a focus on locally sourced and plant-based ingredients.
Tuesday, September 21st
Bargain Tuesday – My Name is Pauli Murray
Shows at 2:30, 4:40, and 6:50 p.m.
Esquire Theatre (Clifton)
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice.
Showtimes vary; Play will be running until October 15th
Starting at $27
Ensemble Theater Cincinnati (OTR)
A compelling, must-see portrait of parenthood, education, and the experience of young black men in America.
Wednesday, September 22nd
Understanding and Connecting to Behavioral Health Treatments
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bring your thoughts and questions and let’s talk this out.
8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Reminisce Sports Cafe (Mount Healthy)
Open mic and drink specials.
Trap Spin with Carmen
Hirsch Recreation Center (North Avondale)
Call to confirm your attendance. 751-3393
Thursday, September 23rd
Upcoming Events for Black Cincinnati
As you plan, you might want to buy tickets for national acts coming to the Queen City. Remember to mark your calendar for the 2022 Cincinnati Music Festival.
Nelly, Blanco Brown, and Harper Grace
November 14th, 8:00 p.m.
The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
Three-time Grammy winner Nelly transcends genres with a full band concert series featuring Blanco Brown and Harper Grace.
Tower of Power with Lettuce
August 11th and 12th, 2022, 7 p.m.
Taft Theatre and Rose Music Center at the Heights
Legendary Soul-Funk-R&B group Tower of Power and genre-busting six-member Funk band Lettuce will take the stage together in Cincinnati one night and Dayton the next.
Now that you know what 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!
Cincinnatians, do you want your event in our week’s view coming up? Submit it to The Voice of Black Cincinnati calendar. The description of the event must include 300 words and a feature photo that is not a flyer.
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