National Women’s History Month Festival Events


This article is part of a series of sponsored content provided by AlivenArts and the National Women’s History Month Festival.


Filiae Mundi High School Girls Sing-In

Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Featuring guest conductors Robyn Lana, Lisa Peters, and Dr. Catherine Roma
Pre-registration required

Community Matters Sanctuary
2110 St. Michael St.

Dr. Brenda Portman, Organ Recital and Reception

Sunday, March 4, 4 p.m.
Tangos, motets, and rock music: This concert will serve up an eclectic menu of unique and colorful pieces from the organ repertoire, written by women composers from the Renaissance to the present. Pieces will feature composers Caterina Assandra, Princess Anna Amalia, Pamela Decker, Jeanne Demessieux, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Libby Larsen, Rachel Laurin, and Kristina Shtegman.

Hyde Park Community Methodist Church
1345 Grace Ave

Dr. Tammy Kernodle Lecture on Women of the Civil Rights Movement at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Saturday, March 17
Choose 3, 5, or 7 p.m. 
Pre-lecture tour of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 2, 4, or 6 p.m.  
This presentation explores how musicians interweaved ideologies associated with the Civil Rights campaigns of the 1960s (e.g. equality, self-empowerment, Black Nationalism) with the experiences of black women in America to expand the musical and sociological context of black popular music. There is more information on the subject of this lecture on the online festival schedule.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
2950 Gilbert Ave

The Artistry of Women Street Fair
Saturday, March 10, 12-8 p.m.

Women ArtisansWith Our Own Two Hands
Jennifer Jones, Chair
Art, jewelry, pottery, and more created by women for sale!
12:30-6:30 p.m.

Women Writers We’ve Got this Write!
Pauletta Hansel, Poet Laureate of Cincinnati, and Kate Fadick, Chair

What She Said: Local women writers share their work with readings and discussion.
3-3:45 p.m.

She Persists: An Intergenerational Writing Workshop
Women and girls of all ages are invited to join Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel to write and hear each other’s stories of women’s wisdom and strength.
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Women MusiciansNow Hear This!
Shelley Graff, Chair

“The Therese Edell From Women’s Faces” coffeehouse concert featuring singer-songwriters from Greater Cincinnati.
Therese Edell: Cincinnati singer, songwriter, composer, and all around funny lesbian feminist known as "the voice of Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.” We honor her pioneering efforts in celebrating the songs and music of women’s voices.
12-2 p.m.

Singing in Sacred Circle
An opportunity to look into your sister's eyes and share voice and spirit through song. While learning short, repetitive women-centered songs from a variety of traditions, power rises from the center of the circle as all voices create an energy that is both empowering and healing. This opportunity is intended to allow women, regardless of singing experience, to share their voices in a noncompetitive, relaxed safe space. Come sing along!
2:15-3 p.m.

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir Samplers
Dedicated to musical excellence and social justice, MUSE will take the stage for a sampler concert of the best of the best of MUSE!
Ticket Purchase Required
4-4:45 p.m. or 7-7:45 p.m.

Takin’ to the Streets for Eats
Unique and eclectic food trucks to satisfy any unique taste!
12-6 p.m.

Community Matters Sanctuary and St. Michael Street
2110 St. Michael St.

LUNAFEST Film Festival and Closing Reception

Sunday, March 18, 4 p.m.

This season’s program of selected short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling – by, for, and about women.

Hebrew Union College
Mayerson Hall
3101 Clifton Ave

Tickets for ALL festival events can be purchased HERE! If you need help remembering what is going on when and where, check out the Facebook event page.