High Culture + Low Culture = fun weekend
December 10, 2008 7:00 AM Subscribe
For Christmas I'm going to give my partner a planned weekend full cultural hijinks in a big city: Saturday it's all "high culture" activities and Sunday it's all "low culture" activities. How can I translate this intangible gift idea into something small and tangible to put under the tree?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
To elaborate, Saturday will involve a candle-lit dinner, wine-tasting, art museum and tickets to the opera (which he loves.) Sunday will be roller disco, drive-in movie and chicken + waffles for dinner, followed by a trip to a tiki bar (which he also loves.)
Since it would be lame to just say on Xmas morning "so this is your present, we're going to do x, y, z," I want to be able to give him one or two tangible objects that correlate to "Highbrow" versus "Lowbrow" culture, attached to a list of the things we'll be doing on each respective day. Any ideas? I'd like it to be broad enough to encompass the idea of the whole day, rather than just (for example) giving him an opera cd for the High Culture present.
Also-- if you have any ideas for inexpensive but really fun activities that fit into the "very highbrow" or "very lowbrow" category, let me know and I'll consider changing the activities list.
(Yes, I know some art can be lowbrow and some chicken/waffles transcendent, but I'm going for the blanket statement.) Thanks in advance!