To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Arts, Hancock County, the non-profit organization is putting on a 1920’s style vaudeville costume ball. The Tarts and Tramps Ball will be held on Saturday, November 16th, from 7pm – 11pm at the historic 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis (303 Union Street).
The event will feature food by the Silver Slipper Casino, a cash bar and a vaudeville style variety show. The entertainment line-up includes Rochelle Harper’s Sista Jazz, Ivory Bill, 10 North Frederick, Kat and Ellis and more. Tickets for the benefit are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
“The purpose of The Arts is to foster creativity in Hancock County,” explains president Cynthia Mahner. “So, it’s only natural that the group’s birthday party would reflect the creative spirit of our community.”
Attendees are requested to costume for the first annual ball. Mahner points out that both men and women should have a great time dressing for the occasion.
“Every woman has a glitzy dress hanging somewhere deep in her closet that she never had the occasion to wear. This is the time to pull it out, along with the rhinestones, hats and heels that may only see the light of day in Mardi Gras season.”
“Even men are going to have fun costuming for this event,” says Mahner. “Think Charlie Chaplin in ‘The Tramp.’ They’ll get to wear all those old shoes and hats and jackets they love that their wives can’t get them to throw out. How fun is that?”
The evening will finish with a parody of a choregraphed burlesque number from the movie “Chicago,” performed by local artists and featuring a surprise star. Other surprises are planned throughout the evening. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and commemorative ornaments for sale.
Advance tickets are available locally at Bay Books (131 Main Street), The French Potager (213 Main Street), The Mockingbird Café (110 S. Second Street) and 100 Men Hall (303 Union Street). They can also be purchased on-line securely and easily at www.BrownPaperTickets.com (simply go to the site and type in “The Arts Hancock County”). Tickets will also be available at the door.
All proceeds go to help support various programs of The Arts, like gallery openings, the popular Imagination Station for children and the annual Arts Alive event, which will take place March 22nd, 2014.
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