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Black-tie events: Why we dress up in an informal age

Polly Campbell

I am not a black tie person. I do not live a black tie life. Its traditional requirements are a tuxedo and a floor-length evening gown, two items I can’t find anywhere in our closets. I believe jeans are the best item of clothing ever invented and sneakers with a wide toe box are the best footwear.

Culture FIX: Aug. 2-8

Summer temperatures might be wafting down, but the Cincinnati arts and culture scene is still hot, hot, HOT! The Queen City’s plate is heaped with diversity this week. You can shop or paddle or read and there’s always something interesting to eat. (Goetta is “interesting,” I’ll give it that). Load up your calendar and enjoy!

Culture FIX: July 19-25

You thought summer was winding down, didn’t you? NOT! The Queen City arts and culture scene has no intention of cooling off. Lots of bacon, brass and board games, this week. Aaaand, there’s always opera. All kinds of things are heating up so dig out your best pair of shorts and dive right in. (Yes, people wear shorts to the opera these days).

Culture FIX: May 10-16

This week begins with a film about office work and ends with a talk about how finding a place to put your car at work shapes our lives. But there are many other options in between: scads of arts and crafts (indoor and out), music (Duke Ellington to Electro Swing to Mambo), more films (from small town Mass. to revolutionary India to a Filipina country singer), hip-hop poetry and soil-to-soil fashion. Goodness!

Culture FIX: March 8-14

What a world-class week ahead! One of the most important openings here in decades – the new Playhouse mainstage theater. Plus visits by global and national superstars, not to mention our homegrown talents that can measure up with the best.

Culture FIX: Feb. 8-14

It’s so nice of the powers-that-be to insert pleasant distractions like the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day into this month of middling temps and grey skies. No football on this list, but several nods to Cupid along the way. We at M&M certainly wish you a love-filled few days ahead.

Culture FIX: Oct. 5-11

Ok, we’ve been talking about fall arriving for weeks now, but this week is the real deal. Grab a sweater and enjoy this weather while filling your cultural cup to the brim.