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Looking for things to do in Cincinnati?

Wind down with wine and R&B, learn about Black wealth and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with various events in the Queen City.

 

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Thursday, January 16

Commemorating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
Freedom Center

Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Explore the synergies of the suffrage and abolition movements as well as the many challenges faced by black women, who continue to struggle for both gender and racial equality.

 

Jam Session
Caffè Vivace
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$5
Bring your horn, sing a tune, or just check out the scene at this monthly jam session.

 

Rhythm & Soul Music Competition
Urban Artifact
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Watch your favorite local artists go head-to-head for a chance to win a free music video and artist spotlight at Arts OTA.

 

Finish the Lyric
Queen City Exchange
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Form a team to compete against others to finish lyrics to songs of 2019. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

 

African Americans events coming to Cincinnati in 2020!

 

Friday, January 17

Groove Sip & Paint MLK Edition
Cincy Vue Event Center
Directions
7 p.m.
$45 and up
Dope 90’s music will collide with a sip and paint. Party throwback style while enjoying food, drinks, live entertainment and prizes.

 

Aretha: The Queen of Soul Tribute
Aronoff Center
Directions
7:30 p.m.
$37.75 and up
‘All hail the Queen!” Relive the soulful songs from the iconic Aretha Franklin.

 

Benny Golson
Gallagher Student Center Theatre
Directions
8 p.m.
$10 and up
Jazz concert featuring multifaceted American jazz saxophonist.

 

In the Night Time Play
Know Theatre
Directions
8 p.m.
$10 and up
When the world comes crashing down around you, how do you make it through the night? Nina Segal’s new drama explains how.

 

Wine + R&B Fridays
Arts OTA
Directions
9 p.m.
Free Entry
The DJ will provide all genres of love songs plus specials on wine products. Bottle painting available for $6.

 

Friday Night at Rusconi
Rusconi’s
Directions
10 p.m.
$0 – $10
Party with MyNameIsBravo and DJ Prymtime and your favorite pizza place people.

 

Black Youngsta
OTR Live
Directions
11 p.m.
$15 and up
Must be 21 and over with ID to attend.

 

Saturday, January 18

The Principles of Wealth
Madisonville Public Library
Directions
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free Entry
Top financial minds in the African American community disucss business credit, insurance, home ownership and more.

 

2020 Vision: Believe in Your Power
St. Bernard Branch Library
Directions
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free Entry
Create an effective vision board to shape and see your goals and learn strategies to create habits of success. Must register.

 

More Than a March
Sawyer Point
Directions
12 p.m.
Free Entry
The march and rally serve as a movement to support the fight for justice, human rights, women’s rights, and progressive causes.

 

Lion King Musical
Aronoff Center
Directions
2 p.m.
$60 and up
Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  Take the entire to enjoy the Broadway classic.

 

Mandy Gaines
Symphony Hotel
Directions
5 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy a night of live, finger snappin’ jazz featuring one of Cincinnati’s prominent vocalists.

 

Soul Pocket
The Redmoor
Directions
8 p.m.
$10
It’s a party! Jam to live R&B, soul and more. Seating is first come first served.

 

Swagg Band Concert
Zola’s Place
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Relax and listen to their smooth sound.

 

Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet
Caffe Vivace
Directions
8:30 p.m.
$5
Joining Eric will be Andrew Haug on piano, Justin Dawson on bass and Charlie Shefft on drums.

 

Lando’s Birthday Party: Black & Gold Edition
Cove51
Directions
9 p.m.
$10 and up
Join Mr. Old School Happy Hour of the Midwest, Lando Chapman, as he invites the Cincy to celebrate his birthday.

 

Life is Good Party
Three Points Brewery
Directions
10 p.m.
Free with RSVP
In honor of Conor McGreggor’s UFC fight, his Irish whiskey Proper No. Twelve will be sponsoring FREE SHOTS until midnight – so get there early!

 

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Sunday, January 19

Ribs and Brews
Moerelein Lager House
Directions
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
$20
Every weekend in January during Snow at The Banks, walk over and enjoy ribs and a brew!

 

Mimosas & Marketing
First Financial Bank
Directions
12 p.m.
$25
Network and connect while learning new tips to improve your marketing skills. Don’t forget your business cards.

 

Hopes Fulfilled
Evanston Community Garden
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
Party for a purpose at a fundraiser for the Evanston Community Garden on Bevis Street during a reggae house party. Jamaican food and drinks are included with $20 donation.

 

Lipstick District: A Career Kiss & Tell
Femme Porter
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
An empowerment conference catered to young women with a career interest in media, music and entertainment.

 

UC Bearcats vs. East Carolina Pirates
Fifth Third Arena
Directions
6 p.m.
$6
Watch the UC Bearcats take on the East Carolina Pirates! Get discount tickets through Goldstar.

 

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Monday, January 20

HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY FROM THE VOICE OF BLACK CINCINNATI
Celebrate Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr’s legacy at various MLK Day events around Cincinnati.
MLK Day Events

 

Open Family Swim
Goldfish Swim School
Directions
12 p.m.
Free Entry
Take your little ones for a swim while learning the importance of brotherhood and sisterhood.

 

Bad Boys for Life
Now Playing
Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

 

Tuesday, January 21

National Day of Racial Healing
United Way
Directions
3 p.m.
Free Entry
Engage in an experience informed by the past while paving the way for a journey towards building a more aware and inclusive future.

 

Cincinnati Police Department Community Forum
Cincinnati Police District 4
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Learn about careers in law enforcement and apply for the police recruit exam. Must be 21 years and over.

 

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

 

Comedy Competition
Office Bar
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Sit in an intimate neighborhood bar and watch comics compete for prizes and the ultimate title of funniest comic.

 

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, January 22

Creating Equity & Inclusion
1628 Ltd.
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Explore the importance of certifying your business as women-owned and discover resources available.

 

Wokeshop
Mercantile Library
Directions
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Join the conversations about the emotional, financial, relational and spiritual wellbeing of Black America. Live music provided by DJ HD.

 

Herbs 101
Sweet Sistah Splash
Directions
6 p.m.
$10
Learn about holistic healing properties of common herbs. Learn how to grow and harvest them for yourself.

 

Family Feud Trivia
Zola’s Place
Directions
7 p.m.
Free Entry
Compete for prizes in a friendly environment while enjoying signature homemade mozzarella sticks, specialty cocktails and more. Ladies enjoy BOGO wine.

 

Karaoke
Mango’s Tropical Oasis
Directions
8 p.m.
Free Entry
Test your vocal skills and show the audience what you’ve got. Choose from various genres of music with lyrics on the screen.

 

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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  1. Thank you so much for your commitment to sharing the current events of Cincinnati’s African-American community. Your service is valuable and appreciated. Kudos!

  2. This is a great thing that you are doing, I am not on social media and we all know that’s where you find a lot of information about things going on in your city. Someone told me about your news letter and I subscribed and then subscribe for these updates. They have been very useful I love it please continue with great success!

  3. This is awesome! Thank you so much for posting such useful information about what’s going on in our community. You are greatly appreciated!

  4. I was so pleased and excited to receive my 1st calendar of events. Thank you so much for all the timely information. It’s great to know what’s going on. Be blessed and keep up the good work.

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