5pm: the big reveal. the big reveal explores the verbs conceal and reveal. Regional contemporary artists— including independent artists, university instructors and students from the area will create works that house aesthetic or conceptual secrets. this exhibition invites the viewer into the moment those secrets are betrayed. art academy – convergys and pearlman gallery. free. >>

5pm: art after dark: romance, revival & rumba. grab those dance shoes and join us for the art museum’s final friday happy hour featuring dancing, music and entertainment by midwestlatinoas well as guided tours of our galleries. cincinnati art museum. free. >>

5:30pm: february firkin friday. every now and then, our brewers just want to get a little Firkin crazy. on the last friday of every month, we let them do just that. visit the taproom to see what our brewers dream up. this very limited batch will only be available while supplies last. come early, stay late, and lift one to life for firkin friday. braxton brewery. free. >>

6pm: globe in the dark: king me. people’s liberty 2016 globe grantee nina mdot is unveiling her gallery exhibit, king me. this is a photo exhibition with a message of positive empowerment to african-american men. join us for the royal treatment, as well as food and drinks, in celebration of nina’s work. it will be a night to remember! people’s liberty. free. >>

6pm: aac 29th annual minumental closing show. explore 100+ minumental masterpieces no larger than 2 inches in any direction. all works created by art academy students, faculty, staff and alumni. presented by the art academy of cincinnati alumni committee. exposure/13. free. >>

6pm: memory lines – final friday. katie labmeier creates unique memory infused quilts, cross stitches and glitter drawings. her work is based off of old family photos that evoke the nostalgia of a lives lived. 1305 gallery. free. >>

7pm: lauren hill’s fight for a cure fundraiser w/ naked karate girls & moment 44. madison theater. $10. >>

7pm: rayland baxter. madison live. $10. >>

8pm: low cut connie w/ daap girls. motr. free. >>

8pm: the drunken cuddle, joe’s truck stop, josh sparks, and 40ty at the peacock truck stop – streaming live on concert window! peacock truck stop. free. >>

8pm: new sincerity works, pike 27 and the ready stance. the woodward theater. free. >>

8pm: punk rock night w/ don’t wait up, amuse, the jericho harlot, half sloppy. southgate house revival – revival room. $5. >>

8:30pm: massimo w/ tonefarmer. southgate house revival – lounge. free. >>

9pm: tigerlilies, mark zero & the cave managers, slippery lips, dj grover. urban artifact. 21+ free / under 21 $5. >>

9pm: a poetic conversation. a poetic conversation is an opportunity to show your support for planned parenthood southwest ohio while exploring the fluidity of form and experiences with some of cincinnati’s strongest voices. the listing loon. free. >>

9pm: blotr drum and bass showcase. rake’s end. free. >>

9pm: a.m.nice record release show. the comet. free. >>

9pm: jukebox romantics, steven king, swoops. the chameleon. free. >>

10pm: sylmar, france vs france, palamara. nsyc. northside yacht club. free. >>

10pm: strange creature w/ mayan ruins, mack west. northside tavern. free. >>


Author: Jennifer Spriggs

Cincinnati-based designer and going-out enthusiast.