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Looking for things to do in Cincinnati?

Don’t miss comedian Marlon Wayans, Rapper Jidenna, R&B brunches and more!

 

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Check out these upcoming events!

Come out to the Cincinnati Art Museum for Jazz in Bloom on Oct. 19!
Experience a FREE classical jazz concert by Mark Lomax Oct. 27 at the Freedom Center.

 

Thursday – October 17

Cincinnati Taco Week
Through October 20
Enjoy $2 tacos from some of Cincinnati’s most popular taco joints offering their most unique tacos. 

 

Let’s Talk Women’s Health Series
Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center
Directions
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy cocktails and dinner by the bite while a panel of physicians answers your questions about breast health, preventative care, metabolic weight gain and more.

 

Who are You to Judge? Candidate Forum
Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Hear from Municipal Court Judges and learn their views on issues including impartial justice, sentencing reform and more.

 

THRIVE: Forward
Union Hall
Directions
7:30 p.m.
Free Entry
The Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program, Taft Museum of Art and ELEMENTS present an evening with black filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith and Cincinnati artists.

 

The Flavors of Hip-Hop Showcase
Revel OTR Urban Winery
Directions
7:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy an eclectic atmosphere and hear diverse styles from Cincinnati music artists.

 

20 events this year African Americans will not want to miss!

 

Friday, October 18

Marlon Wayans Comedy Show
Liberty Funny Bone
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$35 and up
A night of laughter and good vibes.

 

Titus Andronicus Play
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$28 and up
An escalating cycle of violence and vengeance, the body count rises and Rome threatens to fall.

 

Erwin Stuckey Trio Jazz Concert
Caffè Vivace
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$10
End your weekend with a jazz concert of bass knockin’, rhythm slappin’ music that will make you snap your fingers and tap your feet.

 

Eric Roberson Jazz Concert
Ludlow Garage
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$25 and up
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his album, Music Fan First.

 

Anthony B Reggae Concert
Prestige Center
Directions
9 p.m.
$25
Reggae star and his Born Fire Band will keep you dancing all night long.

 

Saturday – October 19

City Flea
Washington Park
Directions
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Entry
Shop local vendors for clothing, furniture, art, books and more!

 

Electronics Recycling Day
Winton Woods Harbor
Directions
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free Entry
Do you have old electronics laying around? Recycle them. No residency requirements.

 

Jazz, Funk and R&B Brunch Series
Giminetti Baking Company
Directions
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
$32
Come out to see amazing violinist Preston!

 

King Me: Artist Talk
Freedom Center
Directions
3 p.m.
$10 and up
Transformative photos of men of color in conjunction with the Men of Change exhibit.

 

Jazz in Bloom
Cincinnati Art Museum
Directions
6 p.m.
$60
Enjoy an evening of food and cocktails while being surrounded by beautiful flower arrangements. Guests will also enjoy jazz from hometown favorite Ed “Sax” Thomas and Mark Hampton.

 

Natural Woman Fashion Show
The Chalet
Directions
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$15 – $150
A runway fashion show, trunk show vendors market, music, drinks and more.

 

NOIR: Dinner Party Experience
COPA Lounge
Directions
7 p.m. – Midnight
$40 – $60
This Sweetest Day, have dinner and wine and relax to the sounds of Slum Village.

 

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Dinner
Sharonville Convention Center
Directions
7 p.m.
$60
Support the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen’s scholarship foundation.

 

TRAP Karaoke: Cincinnati
OTR Live
Directions
8 p.m.
$20 – $42
Come party and dance along to your friend singing or rapping the hits you never forget.

 

Here are FREE Things to Do in Cincinnati as the summer comes to an end. 

 

Sunday – October 20

Fall Food Festival
Findlay Market
Directions
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$10 – $20
Taste amazing autumnal treats and enjoy live music, fall-themed cocktails, children’s activities and a spooky scavenger hunt.

 

The Last Master Class
The Summit A Dolce Hotel
Directions
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$100 – $150
Watch a detailed and instructional Glam Face application.

 

3rd Sunday Funday
Taft Museum
Directions
1 p.m.
Free Entry
Hear Taft’s ghost stories, make monster crafts, and meet spooky animals.

 

The World’s Largest Electric Slide
Ault Park
Directions
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free Entry
Participate in one of the most culturally driven dances in history.

 

***Last Chance***
Casper the Friendly Musical
Taft Theatre

Directions
2 p.m.
$10 and up
A family-friendly show filled with songs and themes around loyalty, teamwork, kindness, and friendship.

 

Jidenna Concert
Bogart’s
Directions
8 p.m.
$25
The “classic man” will be performing songs from his hit album, The Chief and EP Boomerang.

 

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Monday – October 21

Painter Training Class
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
Directions
8 a.m.
Free Entry
Home Work training program that helps men and women increase their painting skills.

 

Clyde Brown Concert
Melodic Connections
Directions
5:30 p.m.
Free Entry
The former Drifters singer will collaborate with Melodic Connections’ “Common Time” program.

 

Tuesday- October 22

Safe Sleep Awareness/CPR Workshop
Groesbeck Branch Library
Directions
2 p.m.
Free Entry
Cradle Cincinnati invites you to participate in a workshop that teaches you how to put your baby safely to sleep.

 

Trunk or Treat
Sharonville Park
Directions
4:30 p.m.
Free Entry
Wear your best costume to trick or treat through the parking lot.

 

Do Right! Healthy Steps
Southern Baptist Church
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Attend a healthy lifestyle workshop focused on the prevention of diabetes.

 

Wednesday – October 23

House Party
Taft Museum of Art
Directions
5 p.m.
Free Entry
Chill with a cocktail and light refreshments in the Taft’s secret garden.

 

Treble: A Live Music Experience
COPA Lounge
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Check out a “Mo’ Betta” experience with a collaboration of local artists, a live DJ and a band.

 

Karaoke
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Lyrics will be provided on a screen for those who need a little extra assistance.

 

Check out our featured event:

 

Mark Lomax JazzMark Lomax Classical Jazz Concert
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
October 27

Mark Lomax along with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform an hour-long excerpt from his 400: An Afrikan Epic. This piece highlights the Black culture through classical and jazz music. Entry to this event is FREE with museum admission. It starts at 3 p.m.

 

 

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