4 totally free events to look forward to in Cincinnati this week

Caffe Vivace. | Photo: Gee J./Yelp

Looking for wallet-free ways to spend your time?

From a stress-reducing workshop to a jazz concert, here are five fun things to do around town to enjoy for the low, low price of zero dollars.

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Do Right! Relax and Restore: Introduction To Stress

From the event description:

In the Introduction to Stress Workshop, we will cover how to identify different types of stress, such as general stress, Race Based Traumatic Stress and PTSD, among others. We will take a look at what causes it and how to cope with stress, using different coping mechanisms and different tools and resources that are available to help alleviate stress. The Do Right! Relax & Restore interactive workshop series teaches you how to cope with stress through mindfulness, art, nutrition, holistic health and healthy relationships. During this series, you will practice skills to free yourself from unproductive anxieties and unhealthy behaviors so that you can experience peace and joy in your daily life.

When: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: The Health Gap, 3120 Burnet Ave., Suite 201.
Admission: Free
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100 Blacks on Bikes!: Claiming Open Spaces

From the event description:

We're taking 100 Blacks on Bikes to the motherland of Cincinnati's black population. No matter who you are or what part of town your family is from, they likely came by way of the West End. If you thought our 2018 event was fun and liberating, just wait to see what we have in store for the second annual 100 Blacks on Bikes. This event is our community ride for the month of May. 

When: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Laurel Park, 1543 John St..
Admission: Free
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Puppies & Pints on the Patio

From the event description:

Come play with the adorable adoptable puppies from HART Cincinnati on the patio. See if you find your future forever friend while sipping on a pint of our taproom exclusive beers. A $1 for every pint sold during the event will be donated to HART. We will be collecting donation items through the whole month of May for HART. If you bring in a donation item you will receive $1 off your first draft!

When: Saturday, May 11, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom, 1727 Logan St..
Admission: Free
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Rick VanMatre Quintet 

From the event description:

Rick VanMatre’s newest ensemble presents the sound of progressive original jazz along with a unique treatment of well-known tunes. The group’s recent CD Lines Above continues to receive national acclaim. Known for both powerful and sensitive interaction, the ensemble always provides creative surprises! Rick VanMatre is one of Cincinnati’s most well known musicians. His artistry spans a wide array of styles and he has presented concerts, jazz club performances, and symphonic jazz concerto solos throughout the US, Europe, Israel, Brazil, China and South Korea. Here in town, you are probably familiar with his performances at jazz clubs, with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and on CCM concerts. For 30 years he was the Director of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies Department, where he conducted and performed on over 250 concerts.

When: Saturday, May 11, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: Caffè Vivace | Coffee House, Jazz Lounge, 975 E. McMillan St..
Admission: Free
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