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Turn up inside and move it outside with these parties. Enjoy live RnB or take it a step further and dress up Wakanda style.

There are plenty of things to do in Cincinnati this week!


Not sure what to get into this weekend? Want to step away from your normal dinner spot or hang-out with friends? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of things to do in Cincinnati February 22-28.  The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to taking action. 

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Friday  – February 22

Freedom Center
For the entire month of February, take advantage of a free general admission opportunity during regular business hours. experience some of the Freedom 55 programming series, which includes screenings, book signings, lectures and more.


Hamilton the Musical
Forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM ET on Friday, February 22 for tickets to the Sunday, February 24 performance.  Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance. 


Art After Dark
Cincinnati Art Museum

5 p.m.
Free Entry
A celebration in drawings and prints with live music, food, and star gazing with Cincinnati Observatory. Reservation not required.


APNET Networking Social
Kingsgate Marriott – Conference Center

6 p.m.
Free Entry
Enjoy great conversation, drinks, appetizers and networking with a diverse group of dynamic professionals.


LEAP: The Black Brown and Ballet Experience
Freedom Center
7 p.m.
Back by popular demand Revolution Dance Theatre is proud to present this powerful story of the fearless men and women of color who risked it all simply to dance.


DaniLeigh Concert
Top Cats
9 p.m.
New to the RnB scene, DaniLeigh will be performing her hit single Lil Bebe off her album The Plan. 


Dilla Tribute
Revel OTR Urban Winery
9 p.m.
Free Entry
DJ Rare-Groove brings together Hip-Hop and its roots “House Party” style, paying tribute to the music that makes us dance, sing, and create.


It’s Finally Friday
The Back Room
9:30 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with two rooms full of entertainment, two bars, and live music from Natural Progression and DJ Mic Drop.


Saturday – February 23 

Freedom Celebration
Freedom Center
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Entry
As a feature of ArtsWave Days, go experience a multidisciplinary performance of poetry, music and street dance that will connect to the struggle for social justice and civil rights.


NAACP Entrepreneurship Workshop
African-American Chamber of Commerce

1 p.m.
Free Entry
A year-long achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.


Let Press Freedom Ring
Six Acres Bed & Breakfast
6 p.m.
Free Entry
In celebration of African American History month and in support of local journalism, there will be a reception and Fireside chat with historian Dr. Derrick Boazman.


Cincinnati Ques Mardi Gras
Kolping Center
9 p.m.
$75 and up
The Beta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. partners with the STAR Chapter Foundation to host a Wakanda themed Mardi Gras.

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Sunday – February 24

4th Annual Black History Expo
Avondale Community Council

3 p.m.
Free Entry
Join in and support Cincinnati youth artists as they showcase their personal art creations.


Our Roots Run Deep
Painting Painted Art Studio
4 p.m.
Pay tribute to your roots during black history. Personalize your masterpiece by adding your family name.


African-American Read-In
New Life Baptist Church

4 p.m.
Free Entry
Read, sing or perform a work from the African American author or artist of your choice, or just listen, reflect and enjoy.


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Monday – February 25

CAA Mobile Food Pantry
Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church

9 a.m.
Free Entry
Community Action will be providing free fruits and vegetables to the community. All are welcome.


Job Training Info Session
Community Action Agency

9:30 a.m.
Free Entry
Learn about the job-specific training for in-demand jobs and programs such as STNA, Home Care Aide, Health Care worker, CDL, STEPS Program, Fresh Start Program and Construction.


Tuesday – February 26

Black History Month Marketplace
Westin Hotel

10 a.m.
Free Entry
Shop with African-American artists, jewelry designers, and entrepreneurs.


Rags to Riches
Freedom Center
11 a.m.
Free entry
A performance and slide show by the KSO’s Newport Ragtime Band surveys the roots of American musical heritage. The program offers ragtime, blues and early jazz from 1895-1932, featuring tunes by legendary African American musicians and composers.


Financial Literacy Workshop
Winton Place Youth Center
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Learn about money management and budgeting with non-profit organization Working In Neighborhoods


Wednesday – February 27

Race Cards
Contemporary Arts Center
10 a.m.
Free entry
Selina Thompson’s installation and performance, comprised of 1,000 questions about race painstakingly transcribed onto note cards, can be thought of as generous invitations to start a conversation and reflect critically on the complexities and intersections of identity.

Supporting Veterans Business Workshop
African American Chamber of Commerce

10:30 a.m.
Free Entry
Veteran’s informational workshop on opportunities for veterans in the business world.

P!+CH Please!
Freedom Center

6:30 p.m.
Free Entry
cheer on some of Cincinnati’s top minority entrepreneurs as they battle head-to-head for $15,000 in cash prizes inside The Harriet Tubman Theater.


Thursday – February 28

A Celebration of Leadership Dinner
Duke Energy Center

5:15 p.m.
Designed to highlight the induction of the newest class of Cincinnatians who are honorees are executives, creatives, entrepreneurs, public officials, and community advocates.


Community Conversation
Freedom Center

6 p.m.
Free Entry
The intentions of this intergenerational conversation are to explore race, education and social realities in the 21st century. Online registration is encouraged.


Now Hear This!
The Greenwich
7 p.m.
Enjoy contemporary jazz and electric funk with exotic flavor. Includes complimentary appetizers.


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