2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA
Time to shake the dust off your dress robes!
PEERS (Period Events and Entertainments Recreation Society) is hosting a Hogwarts Ball!
Venue is the Alameda Elks Lodge, whose grand Edwardian ballroom is a worthy stand-in for Hogwarts' Great Hall.
Avalon Rising plays truly magical vintage ballroom dance music and (for the young people) some of their celebrated Celtic fusion rock and will also play such traditional favorites as the Congress of Vienna Waltz, the Bohemian National Polka, and the Harry Potter Waltz. Dance experience and partners are not required. For those wanting a brush-up, there will be a pre-ball dance class at 7pm. All mixers and set dances will be taught and called at the ball. Formal dancing follows from 8pm to midnight. Suggested costume: 19th, 20th, or 21st century costume in your Hogwarts school colours, fantasy costume in your school colours, or modern evening dress (Black or white tie optional). Traditional academic wizard's robes and costumes inspired by the Harry Potter films are also admired, and Basic Black is always in style!
The event also features an excellent no-host bar and an elegant parlour for conversation, refreshments, and photo opportunities. While we can't offer you the lavish cuisine of the original Hogwarts, we will have a light snack buffet set up in the parlour and your finger-food potluck contributions to the buffet will be very welcome. In other words BYOB/BYOF
Tickets in advance are $20 and $25 at the door. Please visit the website for information on how to purchase advanced tickets: http://www.peersdance.org/Hogwarts.html