A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a grand ball…
Join us on Saturday, October 7, for a splendid science fiction/fantasy ball inspired by the Star Wars universe, with music by the amazing Avalon Rising. Our venue is the Grand Ballroom and Salon of the historic Alameda Elks Lodge, a historic building perfect for a fantasy ball that will make you feel like you’re in an elegant ballroom in the grand metropolis of downtown Coruscant!
Costumes inspired by the “Star Wars” universe – cinematic, television, or literary- are very welcome. Indeed, Science Fiction or Fantasy Costumes from any universe – past, present, or future – are welcome: whether you are Warring among the Stars or Trekking among them; whether you are a Time Lord, a Space Cowboy, or a Guardian of the Galaxy, you are welcome! Steampunk attire, or vintage or modern evening dress is also appropriate – as long as you can dance in it.
For the dance music will indeed be out of this world! After the 7pm vintage ballroom dance lesson, the celebrated Renaissance Rock band Avalon Rising plays an evening of vintage ballroom dance music, Celtic and Celtic fusion rock, highly danceable science fiction and fantasy-inspired songs, and more! No partners required for either the dance lesson or the ball itself. and all set dances will be taught and called.
There will also be DJ dancing at intermission and our usual excellent No Host bar will be available for most of the evening.
And May the Force Be with You!
Doors open at 6:30 PM, dance lesson at 7, dancing begins 8
Tickets $30 in advance, no tickets sold at the door
Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, California