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Croon and swoon with classic R&B group Ruff Endz, take a money-smart course, or dance, sip and paint at a few day parties!

There are plenty of things to do today and all week in Cincinnati near you.


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Friday – June 21

Basic Truth
Mason Downtown Plaza

6 p.m.
Free Entry
In addition to live music, the Mason summer concert series of events will feature food, beverages, kids’ activities, local business displays and more. R&B and soul. 


Mt. Healthy Concert Series
Mt. Healthy City Park
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Entry
R&B, soul and pop. Pack your cooler (water, soft drinks) blankets, chairs and your dancing shoes because it’s going to be that kinda party. This is a family-friendly event.


Groove Sip & Paint
Cincy Vue Event Center
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This is a 90’s throwback paint & sip party with a pizza buffet, cupcakes, wine tasting, paint party, live DJ, dance battle, door prizes, vendors and more.


Ruff Endz
Washington Park

7 p.m.
Free Entry
If you need “someone to love you”, check out the 90’s R&B group as they serenade the crowd during the summer concert series.


Fifth & Vine Live Series
Fountain Square
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Features an eclectic lineup of national, regional, and local acts as well as event partnerships with local organizations. Come check out DJ Diamond!


Saturday, June 22

Money Smart for Adults
Community Action Agency

10 a.m.
Free Entry
The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will present a free financial class for adults. Attendees will learn how to avoid scammers, keep their personal information safe, and more. Advanced registration is highly recommended. Light refreshments will be available.


We Love Men Who Cook
Mayerson JCC
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Cincinnati Alumnae (OH) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., presents this All-Male Cook-Off that draws over 500 attendees, professional and amateur chefs and vendors. Guests are encouraged to sample prepared dishes and cast votes for their favorite dishes.


5th Annual Taste of Silverton
Meier’s Wine Cellars Inc.
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy food and drink from local favorites like Krimmer’s Italianette Pizza, Silverton Cafe, MVP Sports Bar & Grille, Chef B Creations, Sweets by LaDawn and more. 2nd Wind Band will be performing. 


All White Boat Party
848 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016

10 p.m.
Party all night long at an upscale all white moonlight cruise down the Ohio river.


Sunday – June 23

Freedom Summer
Freedom Center

3 p.m.
Free Entry with General Admission
A documentary film capturing the story of the 1964 voter registration drive, the story of segregation in Mississippi, and the fight against the oppressive voting system rooted in white supremacy.


Splash into Safety
Madisonville Recreation Center
3 p.m.
Free Entry
Jump into water safety with free swimming lessons, food, and activities. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced online registration is required.


Summer Splash: Rooftop Sip & Paint Day Party
AC Upper Deck
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Enjoy appetizers, complimentary adult beverage or soft drinks (cash bar for additional purchase), prize giveaways and the best view of the Cincinnati skyline. 


Cincinnati Family Bowling Party
Western Bowl
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bring your whole family cousins, uncles, aunts, kids, grandkids, everyone! Cost includes shoes and unlimited bowling. The first 25 people at the door will have FREE entry. 


Sunday’s Heat Day Party
Revel OTR
4 p.m.
Free Entry
Get out of the heat and party with 3 live DJs and drink specials.

Seven Hill Academy Readiness Program is accepting kids for summer camp!

Monday – June 24

I AM ME Leadership Workshop
Chase Elementary School

12:30 p.m.
Free Entry
A program that provides youth with education and interactive activities that help develop their physical, mental, emotional, and social health. This program is for female students in 4th-6th grade.


Family Movie Night
Winton Preparatory Academy

6 p.m.
Free Entry
Roast marshmallows with family and friends while enjoying free food, popcorn, and refreshments. There will be gift card raffles.


Tuesday – June 25

National Newspaper Publishers Convention
Corinthian Baptist Church

5 p.m.
Free Entry

Attend the education resource fair, Parent Town Hall meeting hosted by Lincoln Ware, a panel discussion, a concert by Corinthian’s children’s choir, and more. Online registration is encouraged.


Love to Dream 
Bramble Park
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Entry
A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and craft from Artsville.


Wednesday – June 26

Resume Building Workshop
Coffee Emporium

10 a.m.
Free Entry

Enjoy free coffee while you work with representatives of ProLink to polish up your resume. Be sure to take a few copies.


Reggae Wednesdays
Fountain Square

7 p.m.
Free Entry

Put a little “weekend” in your Wednesday with local band EarthKry.


Workflow Wednesday
Union Hall
7 p.m.
Free Entry

Network and chill while connecting with entrepreneurs, marketers, designers, and techies in the start-up world. Registration is recommended.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Washington Park
9 p.m.
Free Entry

Dust off those lawn chairs, grab a picnic basket and join in on a relaxing evening of fun during Washington Park’s Summer Cinema.


Thursday – June 27

Ohio Law Enforcement Hiring Event
Clarion Hotel Cincinnati North

11 a.m.
Free Entry

Meet with several law enforcement agencies looking to recruit including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and several other local agencies. Online pre-registration is required.


Freedom Lecture Series
Freedom Center

6 p.m.
Free Entry with General Admission
reception and lecture featuring civil rights activists Bob Moses and Dave Dennis. Advanced online registration is required.


Adult Swim
Ziegler Pool
7:30 p.m.

The pool is limited to the first 425 swimmers, so arrive early. No outside alcohol is permitted. There are no lockers at the pool, guests are responsible for their own belongings. Open for ages 21 and up.



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