Join us for the return of Roam Away from Home:
A Real-Life Scavenger Hunt!
Play at your own pace anytime the week of October 4–10

We’re back! And this year we’ve got new clues, off-the-beaten-path locations and a few new twists. We hope that you will join us as a detective for our scavenger hunt—this year with an online auction component!

Sign up as an individual or with your friends to gather clues and complete challenges at your own pace without crowds throughout Cincinnati! Great fun for adults and children!

You choose the date and time —just make sure you participate between Monday, October 4 to Sunday, October 10.
Go at your own pace—it’s not a race! But that doesn't mean you can't win! All those who finish the scavenger hunt will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win some great prizes from Coney Island, Cincinnati Nature Center, Kings Island Tickets, Cincinnati Zoo, FC Cincinnati and more!

Registration ends on October 1, so sign up today!

Individual Registration $40
Team Registration (Limit 4 individuals) $100
Below Zero
MV Flea
The Creative House of Art and Design (CHAD) is excited to launch MV Flea. This will be a Flea Market similar to the MainStrasse Village Bazaar hosted every 4th Sunday from 9am-3pm on the 6th Street Promenade in Mainstrasse.
You have one more chance to check it out! MV Flea will take place on October 24. 
Vendors can visit the CHAD site to purchase booth space.
513 Relief
Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati
 Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is pleased to announce a new community conversation around social justice with the Oct. 4 launch of the Margaret Fuller Lecture Series. Register for the first free lecture at
The first installment premieres at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, co-presented by Community Shares and Equality Ohio. “The Cincy Rainbow” examines Cincinnati’s relationship with its LGBTQIA+ communities through a critical lens, from earning the nickname “America’s most anti-gay city” in the 1990s to a culture of inclusion and acceptance throughout most of the city today. The conversation will also discuss the current struggles and attacks against populations within the larger LGBTQIA community.
Hosted by: Kyle Inskeep - Co-anchor, WKRC Local 12

  • Jim Obergefell - named plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case
  • Al Gerhadstein - civil rights attorney and lead counsel in Obergefell
  • Ron Clemons - witness to and a part of the formation of many local LGBTQIA+ organizations
  • Joshua Kayes - LGBTQ+ and disabilities rights advocate
  • Rev. David Meredith - pastor, Clifton United Methodist Church
  • Ryan Messer - board member, Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Tristan Vaught - co-founder, Transform Cincy
  • Sara Vance Waddell - advocate, philanthropist, and art collector
PrEP Study
Live Theatre
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Cincinnati Music Theatre (tickets)
Performances at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, Aronoff Center
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Seven performances:
Friday, November 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 14, 2 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 18, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 20, 7:30 pm
Based on the smash-hit movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends – Tick, Bernadette, and Adam – a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus nicknamed Priscilla searching for love and friendship, and end up finding more than they ever imagined.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “Go West,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” and “I Love The Nightlife,” this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous.
Cincinnati VA Hospital
Fun events that raise money for local charities - join us!

In-Person Events (masks encouraged):

Queen City Gala - Coronation 30 - tickets available here

Friday, October 15 @ 7pm
In Town/Out of Town/Awards Show
Westin Hotel Fountain Room, downtown Cincinnati

Saturday, October 16 @ 5pm
Cocktail hour begins. Dinner at 6pm. Coronation Ball at 7pm.
Westin Hotel 3rd floor ballroom, downtown Cincinnati

Sunday, October 17 @ 10:30am
Victory Brunch
Westin Hotel Fountain Room, downtown Cincinnati

Sunday, October 17 @ 2ish
Victory Party
Below Zero Lounge, downtown Cincinnati

Sunday, November 14 @ 4pm
Below Zero Lounge, downtown Cincinnati
price TBD

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Chamber Member Spotlights

Vicki Marsh
Financial Advisor
Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM
Don’t miss your chance to attend Dayton’s Party of Parties for a Cause!

Masquerage returns on October 16, 2021 IN PERSON to the 804 Building (Dayton, Ohio)!
We are so excited to bring the Dayton community together again for this unique event. Masquerage 2021 will feature some of your favorite entertainers—including some new all-star additions! Stay tuned to the website and social channels for entertainer announcements as we get closer to the event. If you haven’t already, check out our theme release video here:
For more information on Masquerage 2021 visit us at, or contact Jostin Schimmoeller at [email protected].

Art for Life will take place on October 23, 2021 at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Art for Life is a biennial art auction, started in 1989, that has helped raise awareness and approximately $4 million in funding for HIV/AIDS medical care, prevention, education, testing and advocacy services. The event is not only a celebration of the arts community and Equitas Health’s life-saving work, but also a celebration of life and the artists who enrich it. The 2018 Art for Life raised over one million dollars and more than 1,000 attendees, continuing its legacy as the most successful charity art auction fundraiser in Ohio.
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
Second Tuesday of the Month - Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church
Fourth Wednesday of the Month - Faith United Church of Christ
PFLAG Cincinnati offers support to family, friends and members of the LGBTQ community. 

Currently on-site meetings are suspended due to COVID-19. Zoom meetings are being held twice a month. Visit for the latest information.

Two monthly support meetings are held.
Second Tuesday monthly meetings start with a social period at 7:00 pm with the meeting from 7:30 to 9:30. After announcements, introductions and the program, we break into small groups and share our stories. 

PFLAG is the organization for parents, families, allies and LGBTQ people united for equality --- PFLAG Cincinnati is a 501(c)3 organization and not affiliated with any religious or political group.

Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
103 William Howard Taft - Mt Auburn

Faith United Church of Christ
6886 Salem Road - Anderson Township

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. Hours may vary during COVID-19
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 11am-11pm;
Thu 11am-Midnight; Fri 11am-2:30am
Sat 4pm-2:30am; Sun 4pm-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

Below Zero Lounge
Below Zero Lounge has DJ's on Friday to Sunday nights with Karaoke Thursday. Happy Hour 4 to 8 PM. Open minded bar for open minded people where all are welcome and diversity is celebrated!

Open Thur-Sun 4pm-2am

1120 Walnut Street - Downtown/OTR

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

927 Race Street - Downtown.

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

The Cabaret
The Cabaret, Cincinnati is the Queen City's Premiere Show Bar and Entertainment Destination. With an intimate 100 seat theatre and full drink menu, we provide Personalized VIP Service, Special Event Space, Private Party Booking, and much much more.

No Cover Charge (21+), Tables for sale,
Intimate Dance Floor, Shows Nightly,
Private VIP Area with Cocktail Service

Thurs-Sat 10pm-2am

Saturday Showtimes:
Early Show 8pm
Late Show 11pm

1122 Walnut Street - Downtown/OTR

The Cellar

A smoking venue in Northern Kentucky

Vogue Nights every Thursday
Drag every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Huge selection
Patio and full kitchen
Open daily 5pm - 4am
Happy hour 5pm - 8pm

404 West Pike Street, Covington, KY

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

e19 Bar Lounge & Discotheque
Cincinnati's most stylish nightspot is here. Check out or better yet, come on in!

COVID-19 Hours
Mon/Weds/Thurs 4-11pm
(Closed Tues)
Fri 3-11pm
Sat Noon-11pm
Sun Noon-10pm

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

Main Event Speakeasy
Happy Hour until 7pm every day! The Speakeasy has a pool table, jukebox and plenty of liquor. On Monday early evening DJ Troy spins and the Dance Floor is open from 4pm-8pm. The Main Event features shows Mon-Sat starting at 11:30pm in the Black Box Ballroom. (Wednesday is the Male Revue) The Dance Floor opens by 10:30pm 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

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.

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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