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Cincinnati Arts Association welcomes new Vice President of Development

Sarah Miller has been hired as the new Vice President – Development at the Cincinnati Arts Association. Sarah comes to us from the College Conservatory of Music where she was their Senior Director of Development. Sarah was responsible for leading the creation and implementation of their overall philanthropic strategy for the college. She managed a portfolio of seventy-five with major gift capacity at $100k+. She worked with hundreds of faculty, staff, board members, Dean’s Advisory Council members, UC Foundation colleagues and other community leaders and alumni to raise support to fulfill the educational mission of CCM. 

Work with Sarah!

Position Opening: Grant Coordinator

The Cincinnati Arts Association seeks a Grants Coordinator to join our team at our Aronoff Center for the Arts location. The Grants Coordinator will play a critical role in building a successful grants program within the organization that includes strong internal coordination and alignment. The Grants Coordinator will provide strategic input and participate in efforts to promote the organization’s values and mission internally and to external partners. The Grants Coordinator will function as a capacity builder for the development team through grant seeking and project/program development efforts in the areas of arts education, arts in healing and audience & community engagement.

Deadline to apply: August 18

For more information, visit this link.

Northside Welcomes The Park Diner

You might recognize this space as Park Chili, which went out of business during the COVID years. Not wanting to see an historic part of the neighborhood go to waste, Allee Thompson and husband Kevin "Pogo" Curtis reopened the space this year after a long struggle with contractors, health inspectors, and the like. But the wait was worth it - try their fabulous Korean-style potato salad, the "LGBT" - a BLT with guacamole, or the vegan Sloppy Joe. Be sure to check out this friendly and welcoming neighborhood joint!

4160 Hamilton Avenue

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Photo: Emory Davis

Candid Learning

Thinking about applying for grant money but don't know where to begin? Wanting to expand your employees' knowledge on topics like equity culture in the workplace? Hoping to find other groups to collaborate with on projects? Candid Learning offers free webinars, a library, and blogs to help you get answers! Visit their site, sign up for their free newsletter, and let the learning begin!

Arts in Cincinnati

Music Hall

Tickets here

Bricks and Beer Tour

August 11

September 6

Friends of Music Hall partners with Rhinegeist Brewery to bring you a unique tour experience. Enter the world of late nineteenth century history as we uncover the surprising intersection of the Cincinnati beer industry and its contributions to the development of Music Hall. Tour parts of the building and quench your thirst with beer selections from Rhinegeist. Hops and history; It’s a two-for-one activity that’s bound to please the palate and the intellect.

MJ The Musical

September 5 - 17

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson's unique and unparalleled artistry comes to Cincinnati as MJ, the multi Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director / Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn NottageMJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Ohio premiere at the Aronoff Center in September 2023.

Aronoff Center

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Aronoff Center

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Soul of a Sister

September 8 @ 7pm

Celebrate Annie Ruth’s 60th birthday with a special concert that honors her legacy of service in the community.


The concert program includes performances by acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Annie Ruth, along with special guests. The concert features renowned international jazz vocalist and recording artist Kathy Wade, award-winning gospel recording artist and songwriter Jonathan Dunn, dancer and choreographer David Choate and Revolution Dance Theatre, as well as acclaimed poet "Gifted" and friends.

Recovery Friendly Hamilton County


Welcoming the newest Monarch-elects, Karina Lee Phoenix (left) and Suzie Homewrecker (right). The ISQCCBE celebrates our first dual-Empress reign, Reign 32, by welcoming applications for charities (below). Consider joining us for Coronation to watch these two beauties take the throne. Company sponsorships and single tickets for Coronation are available. Visit our website for more information!

John Arthur Flats
John Arthur Flats is now Pre-Leasing! John Arthur Flats is the first LGBTQ+ friendly 55+ senior affordable housing development in Cincinnati. It contains 57 newly constructed studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments affordable to seniors ranging from 30% AMI to 60% AMI. This 3-story elevator served building is in an ideal walkable location with easy access to the Northside business district, McKie Recreation Center and many other nearby amenities.

For many LGBTQ older adults, the social stigma they’ve experienced and the added stress of dealing with decades of discrimination can put them at greater risk of physical and mental illnesses, experiencing higher rates of poverty and suffering higher rates of housing discrimination. Innovative housing solutions like John Arthur Flats respond to this need, providing a safe and welcoming environment for seniors to age in place in community. All are welcome to apply!
Phone: 513-995-1614
TTY: 711

Claudette Fikes, MSW, CFSW
Supportive Services Assistant
@John Arthur Flats 4145 Apple St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

GLAST - Support Group

Only Requirements:
-18 & up (or with parental consent)
-Identify as LGBTQIA+
-History of substance use or compulsion
-In Recovery from substance use and/or compulsion

This is not a 12 step meeting. However, if you are apart of a 12 step program we encourage you to join us as ALL 12 step fellowships are welcome. 
For more information, feel free to call us (513) 334-6945.

Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm
9020 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45215

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7pm 
First Christian Church, 14 W 5th St, Covington, Kentucky 41011

PFLAG Cincinnati
PFLAG works to create a caring, just, and affirming world with LGBTQIA+ people and those who love them. For mutual support, we come together in a monthly meeting as parents, families, allies and LGBTQIA+ people. We gather at 7pm; then at 7:30 there may be a brief educational presentation. There is always time for introductions and an opportunity to share our stories in small groups. We conclude before 9pm.

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, at TreeHouse (in Mt. Auburn
Presbyterian Church), 103 Wm Howard Taft Rd. 45219.

To make contact or learn more, visit pflagcincinnati.org.
PFLAG Cincinnati is a 501c3 non-profit and not affiliated with any religious or political organization.
GLSEN Greater Cincinnati hosts a weekly Youth Group meeting. The GLSEN Youth Group is a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies to gather. Each week the group explores a topic of interest to middle and high school-aged youth with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues. Youth group also includes weekly social time and a quarterly social outing or activity. GLSEN Youth Group relies on a series of youth generated ground rules to keep our space supportive and positive. We participate in days of action sponsored by GLSEN national and provide opportunities and resources for group members to organize actions in their school community, such as Day of Silence and Ally Week.

For more information:
A Guide to Tri-State Nightlife
Please note this bar listing provides location details and descriptions of our local LGBTQ+ nightspots.
Bar 901 at the Brittany
Bar 901 at the Brittany - Relaxing place to socialize with great drink specials, TouchTunes jukebox and multiple TVs featuring cable networks and sports channels. 

Mon-Weds 4pm - 11pm;
Thu 4pm-Midnight;
Fri & Sat 5pm-2:30am; Sun 3pm-Midnight

901 Race Street - Downtown

Bar 32
Great Cocktails for All Walks of Life! Just a warm and friendly little neighborhood bar. Come in and relax

Open daily 3pm-1am

701 Bakewell Street - Covington KY

The Birdcage

The Birdcage is a GLBTQ upscale bar and lounge. The premier destination for dancing, specialty cocktails, and entertainment! 21+ with valid ID.

Mon 4pm-Midnight

Tues-Thurs 2pm-1am

Fri-Sat 2pm-2:30am

Sun 1pm-1am

412 Central Avenue - Downtown

The Birdcage on Facebook

The Flock

The new Birdcage Bar and Nightclub will be everything we’ve always been, but with the space to be bigger and better than ever! Envision a dedicated stage and performance area, a massive disco ball over the dance floor, two bars, cocktails ON TAP, slick lounge spaces, cocktail tables, and SO MUCH MORE.

927 Race Street, Downtown

The Flock on Facebook

Bloom OTR

Bloom OTR is a fresh new LGBTQ+ nightclub concept in Over the Rhine. We are bringing the hottest performances and events to you all summer long and cannot wait to be a cornerstone of the community.

House Divas: hostess Jessica Dimon, showgirls Kora Sline, Chasity Marie, Jessica Marie Jones, and Michelle Kartier

C&D Northside
Longtime neighborhood bar located in Northside. Happy Hour til 8pm 
$2 C&D-licious Shots All Day!
Keno & Ohio Lottery, Free Pool All Day.

Open daily 4pm-2am

1714 Hanfield Street - Northside

Cov Live

Bar, restaurant, and venue with dancing and drag shows

Open 6pm - 4am daily
Happy hour 6pm - 8pm
Drag Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

404 West Pike Street, Covington, KY

Cov Live on Facebook
The Crazy Fox Saloon
A Smoke Free, Friendly Neighborhood Bar, with a Very Eclectic Crowd! 

The Cheapest and Best Jukebox in Town. 
Drink Specials 7 days a Week, with Happy Hour featuring Cheap Drinks and Free Pool from 3pm to 8pm Daily. Nightly Drink Specials Sunday through Friday, different specials each night. 

Enjoy the All Weather Comfortable Patio, great for our Smoking Clientel!! 

Steel Tipped Darts, and Plenty of Video and Pinball games, Free WI-FI, Plus 3 Big Screen HDTV'S for All Your Favorite Sports and Entertainment.

Mon-Sat 3pm-2:30am
Sun 1pm-2:30am

901 Washington Street - Newport KY

Good Judy's
Good Judy's is a queer hang-out featuring alternative culture, cocktails, and parties.

Fri-Sat 8pm-230am

4169 Hamilton Avenue

HBT - Home Base Tavern
Offering daily specials, good friends & plenty of things to do. Catch the FC, Reds, Bengals Games on the big screen & shoot a game of pool. Comfy Patio, Giant Jenga, Darts, Pool Table, Pong, Digital Jukebox.

Tuesday: Karaoke DJ 930pm
Wednesday: Darts
Thursday: Free Pool
Friday: “Whiskey Friday” Specials
Saturday: Jukebox Karaoke

Tues-Sat 7pm-2:30am

2401 Vine Street - Clifton

OTR Stillhouse
Knox Joseph Distillery

Amazing space with great outdoor and indoor seating. Kiddos welcome until 9pm. Food trucks regularly available for nosh.

Wednesdays + Thursdays 3pm - 11pm
Fridays 3pm - midnight
Saturdays 1pm - 1am
Sundays 1pm - 9pm

2017 Branch Street - downtown

Main Event Speakeasy
Happy Hour until 7pm every day! The Speakeasy has a pool table, jukebox and plenty of liquor. The Main Event features shows Mon-Sat starting at 11:30pm in the Black Box Ballroom. (Wednesday is the Male Revue) JR’s Main Street Cafe is open every Friday and Saturday Night. Also on Friday and Saturday Nights you can dance past 3am. If you just want some place to chill out we have you covered, the Peaches Laverne Lounge is off to the side for those who like seclusion or are getting to know one another. Sunday Night Karaoke starts at 8pm.

Mon-Thu 8am-2:30am
Fri-Sat 8am-3am
Sun 11am-2:30am

835 Main Street - Downtown

Old Street Saloon
Old Street Saloon, the friendliest little gay bar in the neighborhood. We believe in diversity. Our customers are primarily gay, but we welcome EVERYONE! Happy Hour every day 8-9pm. Free Pool on Thursdays.

Thu-Sat 8pm-2:30am

13 Old Street - Monroe

The Orbit Room OTR
The Orbit Room is a cool little upscale neighborhood bar with live music, great drinks, and food coming from the plant- based restaurant (Essen Kitchen) next door.

Thu:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat:6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun:12:00 – 7:00 pm
Open M - W for special events

1833 Vine Street - downtown Cincinnati

Rosie's Tavern
Built as a tavern in 1896, Rosie's Tavern is in the historical Mainstrasse Village of Covington, KY.

Covington needed a bar that was accepting of everyone in the community -- Rosie's Tavern is that place for our neighbors. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe place where customers can come in for a variety of great drinks and a fun time. When you stop by, you’ll quickly see why we’re known as the friendliest bar in town. It’s because of our attentive, talented bartenders, our positive atmosphere, and our friendly, cheerful patrons.

Mon 2pm-2:30am
Tues-Thu 3pm-2:30am
Fri-Sun 2pm-2:30am

643 Bakewell Street - Covington, KY

Tillie's Lounge
The lounge is named after a beloved Cincinnati entertainer, Tillie the elephant. The lounge features plush decor, intimate seating arrangements and a massive covered outdoor patio. Happy Hour every Thursday-Sunday. Trivia every Thursday. and karaoke on Saturday. Home of the longest running Bear Night every Wednesday.

Mondays 4pm - 2am Karaoke
Tues 4pm-Midnight
Weds-Sun 4pm-2am

4042 Hamilton Avenue - Northside

Unwind Wine Bar
Upscale Wine Bar without the upscale attitude or prices! Wine and light fare bar in trendy Hyde Park. Stop in for a meal or just to enjoy the large outdoor patio in the summer and fireplace in the winter. Unlike any other wine bar in the Tri-state.

Mon 5-11pm
Tues-Thurs 4-11pm
Fri-Sat 4pm-1am 

3435 Michigan Avenue - Hyde Park

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