12.31.13: G&S New Year's Eve: The Bootleggers' Ball
Irondale Performing Arts Center, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, BK
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The contraband has been ordered, authorities paid off, and performers lined up for a New Year's Eve speakeasy ball in a 19th century church with soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and wraparound balcony. Expect the intimacy of a daring cabaret mixed with the intrigue of a vintage costumed ball, expansiveness of a warehouse dance party, excitement of live brass, a splash of fine cocktails, and just a dash of illicit adventure and unpredictable moments.
Dance till 1am to live big band swing by the 13-piece Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, followed by infectious electro-swing grooves by underground favorite DJ Barney Iller till late. Glamorous burlesque by Kat MonDieu and Apathy Angel, performed with the band. Daring aerial by Ivory Fox. Old-time strongman and sideshow stunts by Adam Realman. Hosted by dashing magician Nelson Lugo. Fabulous face & body painting by Painteresse Elysabeth. 2014 divinations by gifted psychics. Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails). Easy beginner swing dance class at 9:30pm by Brooklyn Swings. Champagne flows free 9-10pm.
Dress code: depression glamour, evening ball on the Titanic, hobo formal, desperation derring-do. Effort required / no entry without. Own cups optional, but welcome [empty cups, obviously - no BYOB].
VIP tix: we have a limited number of 4-person tables (smaller groups will share tables; larger will be split up but sitting next to each other). Each table comes with an excellent view of the stage and wait service until 2am. Tickets can be bought separately, but guests must specify a consistent name for the group to be seated together. Seats can *only* be reserved by buying tickets / no tables guranteed unless tickets purchased.