APRIL IN PARIS AT MIDNIGHT BALL
Paris in the 1920's
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Masonic Lodge of San Mateo
Doors Open: 6:45p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00 at the door
Join the American expatriate crowd and our Parisian friends for a
dance party at a swinging Parisian nightclub with vintage ballroom
dance music by the divine
Baguette Quartette. Talk modern art, literature, music, dance,
film and social change while waltzing the night away to the most
exquisite Bal Musette music in the City of Light. Expected guests
could include just about anyone from Scott and Zelda, Hemingway, and
gracious Edith Wharton (congratulations on that Pulitzer Prize for
"Age of Innocence," darling!) to Colette, Picasso, and perhaps even
the ravishing Josephine Baker. Whether you're a member of the Lost
Generation or one of their critics or just a tourist out slumming,
you'll enjoy this lively evening in the world of Midnight in Paris.
After a vintage ballroom dance lesson at 7pm, the Baguette Quartette
plays elegant and exhilarating waltzes, tangos, one steps, fox
trots, polkas, javas (club version of the mazurka waltz), and even
some French country dances (set dance will be briefly taught and
PEERS is delighted to announce that the lovely and talented jazz
pianist and vocalist Sara Klotz D'Aguilar of Sara & Swingtime
will play a selection of swinging American popular music from the
1920's and '30's for your dancing pleasure at intermission.
Costumes from 1920-1930 or vintage or modern evening dress is
admired but not required. Showgirl or Apache attire or Parisian
artistic or working class costume is also welcome, but, as always at
PEERS, period costumes are not required.
Will there be a bar? But of course! There will also be a light,
French-American snack buffet (Your potluck contributions would be
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