The group It’s Time for Another Tea Dance hosts a Sunday afternoon dance spectacular at The Phoenix to celebrate and strengthen the local LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Held in the top-floor ballroom, the event features music from DJ Thaddeus and tasty cocktails.
Afternoon Tea Dances became an important part of LGBTQ+ culture in the 1950s and ’60s, when gay and lesbian couples weren’t allowed to dance together (or sometimes even purchase alcohol at drinking establishments), so they embraced the classic Victorian-style afternoon dance and tea party. The dances continued to be popular into the 1980s until they no longer seemed necessary, but It’s Time for Another Tea Dance is a local effort to bring this tradition of dance-filled Sunday afternoons back.
4-7 p.m. Free admission. The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown, facebook.com/teadancecinci.