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Cincinnati Pride

Mark your calendars now for this fun event in Washington Park!

Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease

The Cincinnati Tri - State Walk to End Alzheimer's was the 9th largest walk in the states last year and we would love it to be even larger this year! The walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Sawyer Point ,  705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  The Walk will open at 8:30 am for REGISTRATION and newly expanded activities such as the Memory Wall and Community Neighborhood. At 9:45 we will hold the Promise Garden Ceremony, and the walk will begin at 10:00, finishing at about 12 noon. 

Interested Walkers can also register at alz.org/cincinnati

Queen City Freedom Band

The Queen City Freedom Band has announced its sixth season:

  • "Revolution" - November 5
  • "Heroes" - March 10
  • "Pride" - June 9

Concerts are scheduled for 3pm at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center - Lindner Annex (6620 Montgomery Road, 45213) and are free to the public.

Thinking about dusting off the old axe? Rehearsals are every Sunday from 1-3pm at Bassett Hound Sounds, 5633 Vine Street in Elmwood Place. The first cycle will begin September 10. All are welcome! For more information about joining, contact Band Secretary, Sam, at [email protected].

Arts in Cincinnati

An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth

A Benefit for Cincinnati Children's

October 7

World-famous actress, singer and Broadway star, Kristin Chenoweth, comes to Cincinnati for one night only to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Known for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, Kristin’s career spans the stage to the small screen to the silver screen and includes her Emmy-Award winning performance as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies and Tony-Award winning role as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. You can currently see her in the acclaimed Apple TV+ musical-comedy series Schmigadoon! Throughout her prolific career in film and television, and on stage, Kristin has received countless accolades and awards, performed to sold-out audiences across the world, and even received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In everything, she brings her talent and ardor to uplift, entertain, and cultivate a love of the arts.

A passionate supporter of organizations dedicated to helping those in need, this performance at Cincinnati Children’s Kaleidoscope event will raise much needed funds to improve treatment and prevention programs to address our community’s growing mental health crisis and support children and teens who are struggling.

Please Note: The dress code for this event is Smart Casual. 

Aronoff Center: Get tickets here

Audra McDonald with the Pops

October 8

Audra McDonald returns to the Music Hall stage, after her sold-out performance with the Pops in 2018! The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammys, an Emmy, and the National Medal of Arts, Audra is unparalleled in her versatility as both a singer and actor. Audra has appeared on the Broadway stage in Carousel, Ragtime and Sweeney Todd, and film and television credits include, The Good Fight, Respect and The Gilded Age. This one-night-only event is sure to sell out! Subscribe now and get first access to this performance.

Music Hall: Get tickets here

Taylor Tomlinson

October 12 - 13

Renowned comedian and producer Chelsea Handler calls the TIME100 Next comedian Taylor Tomlinson “a representative of this new generation of comedians—a generation that is able to talk about things in a healthy, clear manner.” Tomlinson's self-deprecating humor is on full display in her second hour-long Netflix special, Look At You, recognized as the top comedy special of 2022 by Vulture, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times


Filmed last December at the historic Wilbur Theater in Boston, Look At You is an evolution of the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 star’s Quarter-Life Crisis that debuted on Netflix in March of 2020. Her first hour-long special went on to be named “Best of 2020” by The New York Times, Decider, and Paste and earned unanimous critical praise, with the Washington Post calling her “your favorite quarantine-watch” and Newsweek dubbing her “undeniably hilarious.” 

Aronoff Center: Get tickets here

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

October 21 - 22

Coffee and tea lovers from all over the region join world-class roasters, coffee shops, purveyors of fine food, and professional baristas at the 2023 Cincinnati Coffee Festival. Guests will enjoy hundreds of free tastings of the finest coffees, teas, pastries, chocolates, and savory foods, and vote for their favorite brew in the People’s Choice event. The weekend will include live music, latte art demos, the chance to see the latest equipment and accessories, and demonstrations by industry experts.


The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is the Midwest's premier coffee event with the proceeds dedicated to protecting and improving water quality in the region. As its tagline says: Without Great Water, You Can’t Have Great Coffee.


This event uses timed entry to help manage crowds. Enter at your ticket entry time (or any time thereafter) and stay as long as you like. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each entry time. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Don't miss this incredible caffeinated event!


Children age 5 and under are free with a paid adult ticket.

Music Hall: Get tickets here

Community Support

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:

Local LGBTQ+ Nightlife

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

Bloom OTR on Facebook

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

OTR Stillhouse on Facebook

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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