Here's a rundown on things I'm doing, places I'm going and things that are happening in the days ahead.
Thursday at 6 p.m.: The CinSation Launch Party at Bartini. I know, I know. Not on my list of regular hot spots, but I am happy to swing by for a martini to celebrate the announcement of the theme for the Junior League of Cincinnati's annual spring fundraiser.
I'm on the Board of Directors for the JLC and I happen to have some special insight for the March fete. All I can say is, WOW. I am really excited, and I've already got some wheels in motion with regard to what I'll wear that evening.
Saturday at 10 p.m.: "Support Your Troops" After-Party of the USO Tribute at Duke Energy Center. I am a sucker for any event that lets me put on a fancy frock and hit the dance floor. This event has a really nice price point - $20, including a midnight snack and dessert buffet, live music and DJ ETrayn, Framester (who doesn't love a photo booth?) and cash bar.
I will be the gal in the navy blue dress
Tuesday, October 8: I am jetting to an exclusive tour of Cincinnati's underground brewery tunnels. After that, I will be hitting the town for the Election Night parties. If you can't make it to one of the Downtown Cincinnati celebrations, please make it to your polling place, at the very least.
You don't get to bitch about the results if you don't cast a ballot.
Friday, October 11: a plane is whisking me away to the coast of Connecticut, and I am so sad that I'll miss the 11.11.11 Emery Preview. For $75, you can enjoy one of the most entertaining evenings I've heard about in a long, long time. Enjoy performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, and Madcap Puppets. Headliner Over the Rhine will take the stage for a legendary performance that is sure to go down in Cincinnati history. Concert:Nova and Exhale Dance Tribe will also perform for the crowd, and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a special art show featuring several local artists.
Whew, that's a lot going on in one night!
The same evening, you can enjoy the 5th Annual Friday Night Lights at Paul Brown Stadium (tickets $50). A fundraiser for Mercy Franciscan at St. John, this event features heavy appetizers, cocktails, live entertainment by Big Whiskey, and a great silent auction with all sorts of Bengals memorabilia. Cincinnati Bengal Kevin Huber is the honorary chair and will be at the event to entertain you with all kinds of tales from the gridiron.
I am a host for both of the November 11 events, and while I will be out of town for both big occasions, I hope some of you will go in my place and have a cocktail for me.
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