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Monday, March 27

Line Dancing

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hirsch Recreation Center (Bond Hill)
Free with membership
Get your groove on by learning the latest trendy dances. All skill levels are welcome.



513 Relief Bus

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (Downtown)
Free Admission
Career services and styling by Dress for Success, COVID-19 vaccinations, peer support services, substance use assessments, transportation to treatment services, substance use, depression, and anxiety screenings, physical health education, job skills training, financial coaching, youth employment, minority business development, and public assistance programs.



Butterflies of the Meadow

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Krohn Conservatory (Eden Park)
Starting at $7
Wander through a conservatory meadow surrounded by butterflies in flight. Admire monarchs and blue morphos as they soar through wildflowers and a flowing waterfall. Free for children ages 4 and under. Runs through June 18.



Support this Black-owned Business – Corporate Got ‘Em

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corporate Got ‘Em (Hyde Park)
Sneaker and clothing boutique offerings include slides, boots, hats, socks, backpacks, long-sleeve shirts, tops, tees, outerwear, pants, and shorts for men, women, and children. Brands include Jordan, New Era, Mitchell & Ness, Adidas, Puma, Vans, Starter, and more.



Kids’ Talent Show Registration

3 p.m.
Arts’ On The Ave (OTR)
Starting at $25
Register your child to compete for prizes on April 8. Registration closes on March 28 at 7 p.m.



Community Action Agency Produce Pop-Up

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tryed Stone New Beginnings Church (Bond Hill)
Free Admission
Fruits, vegetables, and baked goods are available to anyone experiencing food insecurity on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 513-924-2021. Check out our list of other Cincinnati pantries and soup kitchens.



Jazz Series: June Youngblood Quartet

7 p.m.
Memorial Hall (OTR)
Starting at $10
Covers of traditional jazz and folk songs, as well as originals inspired by these traditions in a modern and unconventional way. Featuring local jazz and bluegrass musicians together, the quartet will converse with the compositional and improvising styles of our various backgrounds.



Learn more about the  2023 Glorifying the Lions and their incredible accomplishments in Southwestern Ohio!


Tuesday, March 28

Fiesta Tuesday

11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Park Place Restaurant (Forest Park)
It’s taco Tuesday! Enjoy 2 for $3 chicken, fish, ground turkey, or tofu tacos, $6 margaritas, and 3 for $10.99 for salmon tacos. Dine-in only.



Senior Zumba Class

12:15 p.m.
Dedicated Senior Medical Center (Mt. Airy)
Free Admission
Burn calories during an interval-style dance fitness party for seniors that combines low and high-intensity moves.



St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal (Evanston)
Free Admission
Food and clothing are available to Hamilton County residents experiencing food insecurities. Call 513-531-4337 for more information. Check out our list of other Cincinnati pantries and soup kitchens.



Major Taylor Cycling Club

6:30 p.m.
Location Depends on skill level
Free Admission
Enjoy safe and fun cycling geared toward African American communities.



Opera Rap

7 p.m.
Cincinnati Music Hall (Downtown)
Free Admission, Reservation Required
Introduction to the 2023 summer festival, including an overview of the season’s featured operas: The Knock, The Barber of Seville, and Madame Butterfly, and a deeper dive into the opening production, Lucia di Lammermoor.


Children of the Light

7 p.m.
Caffe Vivace (Walnut Hills)
Starting at $55
Spontaneous composition with dense harmonic, melodic forms and simple harmony.



The Chinese Lady

7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Mt. Adams)
Starting at $35
Explore the past of the U.S. in a darkly poetic and whimsical play about 14-year-old Afong Moy, brought to the US and displayed a living exhibit as the first Chinese person to set foot in the US. Time wore on, and the lines between the performance as the “Chinese Lady” and Afong Moy’s identity became blurry. Runs through April 30.


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Jagged Little Pill Musical is playing at the Aronoff Center March 28 – April 2. Get your tickets today.


Wednesday, March 29

513 Relief Bus

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (Winton Hills)
Free Admission
Health screenings, recovery and engagement programs, distribution of harm reduction materials, substance abuse and housing resources, anxiety screenings, physical health education, job skills training, financial coaching, youth employment, minority business development, expungement services, and economic and public assistance programs.



A Chorus Line Musical

1 p.m.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Mt. Adams)
Starting at $35
Seventeen dancers compete for a role in a new Broadway musical. They must perfect vigorous dance combinations and share personal stories about their life in hopes of being cast. Pay What You Can tickets are available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. Hurry, tickets are going fast! Runs through April 15.



Research Goes Red Talk

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
All-In Cincinnati (Downtown)
$25 donation
Participate in a powerful talk on Black women’s health research and clinical studies featuring Kiana Trabue, VP of bi3’s Strategic Partnerships, and Dr. Angelica Hardee of the American Heart Association. Attendees will enjoy a delicious catering menu provided by Pierre Entities and the chance to win a raffle prize.



Beginners Foundation Technique Heels Class

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
REDefined Studios (Colerain)
Starting at $15
Learn the basics and foundations of heel training from Black instructor Mecca Freeman.



50th Anniversary Tribute to Vietnam War Veterans

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cintas Center (Norwood)
Free Admission, Registration Required
Live music with The Remains, an entertain-the-troops variety show with a Bob Hope impersonator, stories from vets, recognition of veterans from all eras and military branches, and a special ceremony for Vietnam veterans. Concessions for purchase.



Mommy and Me Yoga in North College Hill

6:30 p.m.
College Hill Recreation Center (College Hill)
Free Admission
Join Queens Village for a relaxing evening of yoga and breathing exercises for Black women.



Surrealist El Tropical Symphony Performance

8 p.m.
Cincinnati Music Hall (Downtown)
After a night of gleefully overindulging in absinthe cocktails, filmmaker Federico Fellini stumbles down an alley in old Havana. Runs through March 30, but there are limited tickets.



Adult Skate

9 p.m. – Midnight
Skate Place (Colerain)
Starting at $11
Round out your “hump day” rolling around the rink with inline skates for adults 21 and older.



Karaoke Wednesdays

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Mango’s Tropical Oasis (Springdale)
Free Admission
Turn up and sing some of your favorite R&B or hip-hop songs with live music by Ms. Ebony J.


This classic celebration of Irish and international dance is reinvented for the 25th anniversary of the show’s first premier. Enjoy being immersed in the extraordinary power and grace of music and dance. VIP and discount options are available.

Thursday, March 30

Cameron Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Contemporary Arts Center (Downtown)
Free Admission
An exhibit of videos and installations that highlight the systems of racial inequity through live-action scenes, autobiographical texts, and found footage. Runs through April 2.



Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade

Findlay Market (OTR)
Free Admission
Enjoy 1.4 miles of entertainment between Race Street and Taft Theatre featuring bands from Who-Dey Chicks, Aiken High School, and College Preparatory Academy Lions Marching band.



Reds Opening Day on the Levee

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Newport on the Levee (Newport)
Free Admission
Celebrate ahead of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game with kid-friendly activities, face painting, themed promotions, and a watch party.



Cincinnati Auto Expo

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Duke Energy Convention Center (Downtown)
Starring at $9
Experience the newest cards, crossovers, electric vehicles, SUVs, vans, hybrids, trucks, and more. Kids ages 12 and younger are free. Runs through April 2. Half-price admission is available on March 31 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Rev. Derek’s Book Club Dear Martin by Nic Stone

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Pleasant Ridge)
Free Admission
Join in on a discussion of critical race theory and the world’s current social and political climate from Reverend Derek A. Terry.



Every Brilliant Thing Play

8 p.m.
Falcon Theatre (Newport)
Starting at $15
Shows the lengths people will go to for a loved one while offering a heartfelt and entertaining story of a child’s fierce attempt to handle adult unhappiness. Runs through April 1. Click the link for discount options.


The crime thriller A Thousand and One, featuring Teyana Taylor, William Catlett, and Josiah Cross, drops in theatres on March 31. See it for only $5 on Tuesdays.


Friday, March 31

Lenten Fish Fry

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Church of the Resurrection (Bond Hill)
Starting at $7
Order whiting, catfish, or shrimp entrees or dinners.  All dinners include one side, coleslaw, bread, and a drink.



Women & Whiskey Series

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge (Walnut Hills)
Free Admission
Network with women in corporate and on entrepreneurial pathways during an open bar cocktail hour and live R&B music DJ Queen Celine.



ACE Productions Presents: Motown Soul LIVE!

6 p.m.
The Redmoor (Mt. Lookout)
Starting at $15
Experience the hairdos, outfits, and live music tribute to the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.



Celebrate Billy! Celebrate PAR!

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Studeō PAR (Northside)
Free Admission
Attend the closing of Billy Colbert’s exhibition, Lessons Are Learned, a cross-section of a vast video archive containing moving representations of being Black in America (circa 1950-1980).


Don “DC Curry” Comedy Show

7:30 p.m.
Funny Bone (Liberty Township)
Starting at $27
Experience a night of gut-busting comedy from the star of numerous stand-up comedy tours. Catch him live all weekend. Runs through April 2.



Inside Out Dance Performance

7:30 p.m.
Aronoff Center (Downtown)
Starting at $45
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company performs a unique collection of interdisciplinary and collaborative dance pieces performed by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company featuring music by Black jazz composer Wesley Winfrey and dance choreography by Countess V. Winfrey. Runs through April 1.



Grind-It-Out Comedy & Hip-Hop Cincinnati Edition

8 p.m.
Out The Way (West Chester)
Starting at $20
10th tour anniversary comedy show featuring Black comedians Thomas Ward, Shannon DaQueen, and more.



The Cereal Bowl

9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Northwest Lanes (Fairfield)
Starting at $25
Celebrate with Queen J the DJ during a late-night bowling brunch. Tickets include unlimited bowling and bowling shoes.



Afro Caribbean Fridays

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Newport Ultra Lounge (Newport)
Free Admission
Relax on a heated patio or chill in the lounge while vibing to live Afro-Caribbean music by DJ TizieB.



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Saturday, April 1

All-In Cincinnati Radio Show

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Listen Live – The Buzz Cincy
Each week, Denisha Porter, executive director of All-In Cincinnati, leads a discussion with other Black female panelists about efforts to eliminate disparities and inequities for Black women in Hamilton County. This week’s discussion is about finances and lifestyle resources for older Black women.



WakeNSkate Spring Fling

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cincinnati Recreation Center (OTR)
Clear your mind and stretch out with yoga for skaters, followed by adult skating with live R&B music by DJ Sneaks and DJ Jigg. Enjoy free coffee and brunch bites. Skate rental included.



Walking with a Purpose

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Consolation Baptist Church (College Hill)
Free Admission
Take your walking shoes and participate in a community walk. All are welcome.



8th Annual Black Career Women’s Network Mentor Summit Brunch

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Union Hall (OTR)
Starting at $35
Have brunch, participate in fireside chats with 11 Black mentors, and network with professional Black women from various industries and career levels to gain new insight into your career goals. Features a fireside chat with Regina Carswell Russo.



CAM Kids Day: Hip Hop Hooray!

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cincinnati Art Museum (Eden Park)
Free Admission
Celebrate the Roberto Lugo Exhibition with a day of family-friendly performances, hands-on preschool activities, artmaking, and story time.


Miss Black Cincinnati and Miss Black Teen Cincinnati

2 p.m.
Corinthian Baptist Church (Paddock Hills)
A celebration of teens focusing on developing life skills, professionalism, inner beauty, character, and the necessity to give back through community engagement.



Rollout Party

2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Starting at $2
Lace up your skates and roll during a broadcast by The Buzz’s Lincoln Ware featuring live R&B, hip-hop, and old-school music by DJ Diamond. Skate rental is $5. Credit card only.



Ohio Kurvy Fashion Weekend 9th Anniversary

3 p.m.
Above and Beyond Event Center (Springdale)
Starting at $20
Celebrate as local Black designers highlight their latest designs while models rip the runway. Shop with vendors while listening to live R&B and hip-hop music by DJ Killa T.



Orange Soda: 2000s Hip-hop and R&B Dance Party

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cinema OTR (OTR)
Free Admission
Experience a 2000’s nostalgic party with live rap, hip-hop, and R&B music by DNTFRT, DJ Bern, and DJ Chayse.



Frisch’s Roller Rink: Skate Sound Clash

6 p.m.
Fountain Square (Downtown)
Starting at $2
The Airwaves Edition features DJ J. Dough from 101.1 WIZF vs Tarren Bland of 102.3 The Beat. $5 skate rental.



GO(O)D Company Podcast Launch Party

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Woodlawn Community Center (Woodlawn)
Free Admission
Celebrate the new “Get It Together” podcast featuring a live performance by Mark Gregory.



Everything & The Kitchen Sink

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Clifton Comedy Theatre (Clifton)
Starting at $10
Enjoy a comedy sketch variety showcase of humor, wit, and creativity with a diverse cast of performers.



April Fools Comedy Show

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Prime Sports Restaurant (Colerain)
Enjoy a night of laughter with Black comedians Dusty Lewis, Black Daryl, and Lavelle Roberts and live hip-hop and R&B by DJ Slick Rick.



Aaron Diehl Trio

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Xavier University (Corryville)
Starting at $10
Get immersed in a curation of piano jazz music featuring a repertoire of jazz music from Monk and Ravel to Gershwin and William Grant Still.



Soul Pocket Party

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Redmoor (Mt. Lookout)
Starting at $10
Experience the sounds of live R&B in an intimate, acoustically engineered atmosphere while connecting with the ladies of Soul Pocket.


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Sunday, April 2

Off-Trail Urban Hikers

7:30 a.m.
Free Admission
Check the Facebook page for this week’s location
Hike approximately two miles and enjoy nature with fabulous people.



God & Money

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
New Life Temple Church (Madisonville)
Free Admission
Attend this four-class series that looks at the God of the Bible, prosperity gospel, tithing, giving, God kind of living, purpose, budgeting, home ownership, retirement & debt.



Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Freedom Center (Downtown)
Starting at $11.50
Visit Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition exploring the multiethnic movement of the 1968 National Mall six-week protest calling attention to poverty. Runs through June 19.



Memories & Inspiration Art Exhibit

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Taft Museum (Downtown)
Free Admission
Features collages and illustrations combining historical images with decorative motifs by Black African American art collectors Kerry and C. Betty Davis. While you’re there, check out the new Universal Magnetic: New Works by Terence Hammonds exhibit. Runs through May 14.



The Ultimate Experience Live Showcase

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Radio Artifact (Colerain)
Starting at $16.50
Connect with local songwriters and artists during an afternoon of networking, studio recording, live performances, and filming for a reality docuseries.



Passion and Resurrection

3 p.m.
Christ Church Cathedral (Downtown)
Coro Volante, Cincinnati’s professional vocal ensemble specializing in music by living composers, presents Ivan Moody’s Passion and Resurrection. For more information, call 513-578-0421.


Cincinnati Art Museum is now the proud owner of Kehinde Wiley’s piece, The Two Sisters. You must see this work of art to appreciate its beauty. Open Tuesday – Sunday. Admission is always free!



Now that you know what to do this week, you should never have an empty weekend. It doesn’t matter if you are out with friends, family, or your boo; there are plenty of things to do.


Latoya Stiggers
The Voice of Black Cincinnati


Upcoming Events

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

When: 8:30 pm April 8, 2023

Where: The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $45

The American R&B and smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter have recorded a series of well-received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Check him out live.

Paul Taylor & Michael Lington

When: 8:30 pm April 14, 2023

Where: The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

The legendary duo Michael Lington and Paul Taylor are touring once more after being stopped by COVID-19 in 2020. After spending 2020 at home turning Lington’s house into a jazz studio, the duo is ready to perform live.


When: 8:30 pm April 15, 2023

Where: The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $35

Enjoy live hip-hop music and skills that helped make the Wu-Tang Clan famous and create numerous award-winning solo albums.  

Hades Town

Hadestown Broadway Musical

When: April 18, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Where: Aronoff Center (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $39

Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards, this acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today… and always.

Robert Cray

Robert Cray Band

When: 8:00 pm April 21, 2023

Where: Memorial Hall (OTR)

Price: Starting at $44

The Grammy-nominated band is touring the U.S. and U.K. for the first time since the band’s 2020 Album release. Get your tickets today.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

When: 8:30 pm May 4, 2023

Where: The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $45

An accomplished performer with two films, scores for movies, and three albums, he has performed worldwide. This great musician must be seen and experienced in person live on stage. 

Kindred Family Soul

Kindred Family Soul

When: 8:30 pm June 24, 2023

Where: The Ludlow Garage (Clifton)

Price: Starting at $40

The down-to-earth, spiritual, young married duo and parents of six, who are not afraid to flaunt their love and commitment for one another, have managed to steadily build a devoted following with their unique mix of soulful R&B and hip-hop minded grooves, conscious lyrics and refreshingly honest songwriting.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire

When: 8:00 pm June 28, 2023

Where: PNC Pavilion (Riverfront)

Price: Starting at $20

Like the elements that the band’s name comes from, Earth, wind & fire’s music has withstood ever-changing trends. With no sign of stopping, this band continues to create new joyful and uplifting music for audiences, new and old.

The Spongebob musical

The Spongebob Musical

When: 8:00 pm October 14, 2023 - October 23, 2023

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $43

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical based on the beloved series by Stephen Hillenburg, as all of the Bikini Bottom face total annihilation. Chaos erupts, lives hang in the balance, and an unexpected hero rises when all hope seems lost.

Narnia the Musical

Narnia the Musical

When: December 9, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $43

Based on C.S. Lewis’s classic book, the play tells of four English schoolchildren sent away from London during WWII. While staying in a manor, the children find a wardrobe leading to Narnia, a kingdom ruled by the White Witch.


Cinderella Ballet

When: 7:00 pm April 27, 2023

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $35

Cinderella tells the classic story through ballet dance with a dose of humor, all set to Sergei Prokofiev’s celebrated score. Follow everyone’s favorite princess through a stunning production with 150 hand-sewn costumes and richly detailed sets.

Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr

Finding Nemo Jr. Musical

When: April 20, 2023 - April 29, 2023

Where: Taft Theatre (Downtown)

Price: Starting at $43

Explore the big blue world with this lively new 60-minute stage musical based on the beloved Pixar Film, Finding Nemo.



Cincinnatians, do you want your event in our week’s view coming up? Submit it to The Voice of Black Cincinnati’s event calendar. The description of the event must include 300 words and a feature photo that is not a flyer.


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Written by Latoya Stiggers

Writer, The Voice of Black Cincinnati


  1. I’m glad I am now on your list. First time receiving. Didn’t know all of this was going on in Cinti. Would Ike to see more single activities for 50 and up.

    1. I live in Sacramento California but the Nati is my hometown.I’m really glad to be on this list so when I come home I know there are wonderful and interesting things to do here in this great city. I love my Cincinnati. Sacramento doesn’t have a a lot of things to do culture wise . We have to go to Oakland and Los Angeles for that KEEP up the amazing work . I love how you keep us informed on the happenings in the this beautiful city. GOD BLESS

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