Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Tour

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles returns to Hollywood Forever Cemetery to share the life stories (including the scandals!) of early Hollywood's pioneers, movie stars, and moguls. ADSC members are cordially invited and may purchase tickets at the member price.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083247

The two and a half hour docent walking tour is highlighted by some living history "visits" with several of the luminaries buried there. Founded in 1899, Hollywood Forever is the final resting place of silent film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, heart throb Rudolph Valentino, film director Cecil B. DeMille, actress Marion Davies, and many other legendary Los Angelinos.

Tours depart from the fountain, inside the main gate. Check in upon arrival with the Art Deco Society table near the front gates. (Last outgoing tour leaves at 12 noon and finishes at 2:30 PM). Choose from several tour times.

Tour Times:
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Noon to 2:30 PM

Tickets are $20 per person for general admission and $15 for members of the Art Deco Society. You will not receive a physical ticket, rather your name will appear on the list at the door of the event.

More information at http://adsla.org/info/node/530

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San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
Oct
25
to Oct 29

San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show

  • Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW GALA
Wednesday, October 25
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

SHOW DATES
October 26 through October 29
Thursday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, now in its 36th year, is the oldest and most prestigious show of its genre on the West Coast. Presenting 60 of the finest international art and antiques dealers, it shows a breadth of works from across the globe and through the centuries. It is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques, and design.

As a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of the historic Summer of Love, this year’s theme, FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design, springs from the beauty and romance of blooms and blossoms. Programming includes the renowned Lecture Series, Book Signings, and Cocktail Hour Talks. 100% of net proceeds support Enterprise for Youth, a nonprofit that empowers young people to prepare for and discover career opportunities.

Tickets and info at www.sffas.org.

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Old Hollywood: An Evening with Jackie Ganiy
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Old Hollywood: An Evening with Jackie Ganiy

An evening of glamour, glitz, mystery and scandal, where Hollywood historian and author Jackie Ganiy will provide a journey through the hallowed hallways and whispered secrets of old and new Tragic Hollywood.

Admission is $60 and includes a high tea of scones, sandwiches and savory bites, followed by dessert, all inspired by the famous Biltmore Hotel. To add to the experience, the evening will be filled with music from that period, as well as a slideshow of the famous stars of that bygone era.

Ms. Ganiy will give a talk about her books, followed up with Q&A, and then do a book signing. Bring your own copy or purchase one that evening.

Dress as your favorite classic or current Hollywood star, and be prepared to go back in time and immerse yourself in the world that will be revived for one night!

http://www.tudorrosetearoom.com/old-hollywood-an-evening-with-jackie-ganiy.html

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Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

  • Michaan's Auctions Annex (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Looks to Die For" -- the annual Halloween show at Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

Friday evening VIP party includes a 1940s-themed Film Noir costume contest and live music by Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums with Carmen Getit.

Both days are a vintage fashion extravaganza with 50 booths showcasing a wide array of women’s & men’s clothing, couture, jewelry, accessories, textiles, fine linens and more -- timeless fashion from every decade including the Victorian & Deco eras, the fabulous 40’s & 50’s, and the glitzy 60’s, 70’s & 80’s inspiring today’s fashion designers. Friday admission is $10 in advance (Brown Paper Tickets) or $15 at the door and includes re-admission to Saturday's show. Saturday admission is $5.

http://www.alamedapointantiquesfaire.com/test4-fashionFaire-1.php

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Lecture: Midway 1942: Time for a Command Decision
Oct
7
10:30am10:30am

Lecture: Midway 1942: Time for a Command Decision

  • Treasure Island Museum, Building One (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A lecture followed by a tour of the historic Nimitz house.

After Pearl Harbor and other breathtaking military victories, Japan was intoxicated with feelings of invincibility. In June 1942, enemy forces maneuvered toward American-held Midway. Brilliant naval intelligence and the steadfast determination of Admiral Chester Nimitz altered the tempo of war, crippling invaders and taking to the offensive in the Pacific.

Speaker: Michael Svanevik, Professor of History Emeritus, College of San Mateo

Tours of the historic Nimitz House will be conducted following the lecture, by Rear Admiral John Bitoff, USN (ret), who lived in the house as Commander, Naval Base San Francisco from 1989-91. Tours start at noon. Parking and access may be limited; check the website for instructions before coming for the tour.

(415) 413-8462
http://www.treasureislandmuseum.org/lectures

All Treasure Island Museum lectures are free of charge.

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Celebrate El Cerrito’s Centennial by facing 'The Awful Truth'
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Celebrate El Cerrito’s Centennial by facing 'The Awful Truth'

The Cerrito Theater, today Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, became a community institution when it opened during the Depression. When it re-opened due to community pressure in 2006, after being shuttered for decades, it became a community institution once again.

Kick off the grand El Cerrito Centennial Weekend at the Cerrito Theater on September 14. Enjoy the jazzy band, Leftover Dreams, playing standards of the Great American Songbook. View vintage cars. Feel free to come in vintage clothing! Admire the Art Deco architecture. The evening will feature the hilarious screwball comedy, ‘The Awful Truth,’ with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. It’s from 1937 – the year the Cerrito Theater was born.

Tickets will go on sale soon at Rialto Cinemas Cerrito and will sell out.

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Swing Dance Workshop with Cynthia Glinka
Aug
27
11:00am11:00am

Swing Dance Workshop with Cynthia Glinka

Just in time for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon!

Become the dancer you’ve always wanted to be! During this 2 hour session, you’ll learn the dynamics of social partner dancing, 20s & 30s style, from Swing to Charleston.

Bring a partner of any gender! For all ages... kids and teens welcome! If you can walk, you can dance! With Glinka’s tips & tricks, you’ll be dancing out the door!

$50 per couple / $40 for ADSC & Bellevue Club Members

Water, iced tea, and lemonade served.

Stay for lunch afterwards! Reservations must be made in advance. Call 510-451-1000 for reservations.

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Film: Shanghai Deco
Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Film: Shanghai Deco

Shanghai Deco is a one-hour documentary on the Art Deco design style popular in 1930s Shanghai. During the 1920s and 30s, Shanghai was the most glamorous, cosmopolitan city in Asia. Dubbed “The Paris of the East,” it had both an expatriate community and a middle-class Chinese population that adopted many of the trappings of Western lifestyle: jazz, dancing, and nightclubs, as well as Art Deco design.

The film focuses on the contributions of the Chinese architects and designers and the problems of artistic repression in times of war and political upheaval, and the factors that led to the adoption and eventual demise of Shanghai’s Art Deco lifestyle.

This world premiere screening will be followed by a panel discussion, with filmmaker and ADSC member Denise Richards, ADSC Preservation Director and journalist Therese Poletti, journalist Maureen Fan, whose grandfather is a featured architect in the film, and Shan Shan Sheng,
an artist and sculptor who grew up in Shanghai and also appears in the movie.

Street parking only. Discounted tickets for ADSC members can be purchased ahead of time, please enter the code ADSC. A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please click on Showtimes at http://portal.filmhero.club/event/43

More information on the film can be found at http://shanghaideco.net/

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Step Back in Time at Filoli
Jun
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Step Back in Time at Filoli

Celebrate Filoli's extended 100th anniversary, with an evening of roaring twenties, jazz age style. Come to the party in period attire (optional) or don your fedora and be surrounded by those who have dressed for the occasion. Enjoy a rare opportunity to stroll the House and Garden in the evening hours and take in the majesty of this country estate.

Your evening includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments. All of this will be served by Filoli staff and volunteers in period dress reminiscent of the original 1920 household staff.

Enjoy a variety of activities including lawn bowling with the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, a cricket demonstration by The Marin Cricket Club, Ballroom dancing lessons in the Filoli Ballroom, and dancing on the Tennis Court to the music of the Magnolia Jazz Band. Tea sandwiches and other delectable hors d'oeuvres will be served along with beer and wine. Also, don’t forget to check out the showcase of vintage cars that will be on display as well.

New this year is a VIP ticket which grants special guests early entry at 4:30pm with a reserved space in the Garden House featuring an upgraded bar, elevated food station with a fondue buffet, and casino tables for your playing pleasure. You won't want to miss it!

Tickets start at $75; see http://www.filoli.org/step-back-in-time/

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Lecture: Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners
Jun
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lecture: Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners

"Linking Land and Sea: The Design and Decoration of Transatlantic Ocean Liners," an illustrated lecture by Christie D. Jackson (Senior Curator, The Trustees of Reservations, Sharon, MA) is presented by the American Decorative Arts Forum. Art Deco Society members and all admirers of the glorious elegance of early 20th century ocean liners are encouraged to attend. Period attire will be admired!

Elite travelers of the 20th century began to put their trust in the new ocean liners, seeing them as fashionable, exciting modes of transportation. Liners became important status symbols for their companies; by creating these extravagant shipboard interiors, companies projected a strong visual message of luxury and refinement to their customers and the world.

This lecture will particularly focus on the furnishings on ocean liners, whose lavishly designed interiors were truly stunning. The lecture will wander through many of Cunard's early interior spaces as well as listen to passengers' voices to hear their words about the challenges of crossing turbulent seas, the eccentricities of shipboard living, and all the novelties that traveling by sea could offer.

Enter the auditorium from the west side, lower level entrance facing the bay. Doors open at 7:40pm.

Programs are free to ADAF members and $20 to the general public.

More information at https://adafca.org/

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PEERS: Gotham Black & White Ball
Jun
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

PEERS: Gotham Black & White Ball

PEERS invites you to join Gotham City's most eligible bachelor at an elegant Black & White Charity Ball in aid of Arkham Asylum, the city's most innovative treatment center. Vintage or modern evening dress in black, white, or shades of grey is admired but not required and 1930's through '60s costume is welcome.

Inspired by an "alternate" animated DC universe... in which the characters dress in vintage styles, wear hats, drive stylish vintage cars, and even dance to vintage music, but have 21st century technology. Superheroes, villains, and civilians from every comic universe are welcome.

The band is the wonderful Sara & Swingtime, guest-starring The Joker, better known as the amazing Lee Presson of Lee Presson & the Nails - a deadly combination of talents. The band will play a combination of classic Swing and Blues and beautiful vintage ballroom dance music.

Pre-ball dance lesson at 7pm in vintage Fox Trot and survival Swing, followed by formal dancing and mayhem from 8pm to midnight.

No-host bar and complimentary light refreshments (potluck contributions to Alfred's kitchen are welcome). With a scenario like this, what could possibly go wrong? Surely, Mr. Bruce Wayne and Inspector Gordon have everything under control!

Tickets: $20 in advance (by May 27); at the door: $25

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San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Jun
1
to Jun 4

San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The festival's motto still holds up: True Art Transcends Time!

The 22nd San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens Thursday evening, June 1, with the Harold Lloyd feature "The Freshman." A gala Opening Night Party follows (separate ticket), at the top-floor loft of the historic McRoskey Mattress Company Building, 1687 Market Street (at Gough) in San Francisco.

The festival continues Friday through Sunday, with three full days of programming, starting at 10 am each day. Each day offers rare and legendary, beautifully-restored examples of cinematic art, accompanied by exciting live music.

Please see http://silentfilm.org/ for more details and ticket information.


In addition to the festival in general, the ADSC is a co-presenter of "Get Your Man" with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, on Friday, June 2 at 1:00pm.

The film is also preceded by a 23-minute fragment of a lost Wallace Beery/Louise Brooks comedy, "Now We’re in the Air!"

The ADSC is also co-presenting "A Strong Man," with live musical accompaniment by Guenter Buchwald and Sascha Jacobsen on Saturday, June 3 at 12:00pm.

For both of these films, use the discount code *ARTDC* for online ticket purchase at the member price of $14 (vs. $16) on up to two tickets for each of these programs.

AND, the ADSC is giving away a pair of tickets for each film!

Email zelda1927@artdecosociety.org with the following: 1) Which film you want to see -- Get Your Man, or A Strong Man. 2) Four sentences about your favorite silent film and why you love it. 3) Your name & contact info.

The first reply for each film will win; winner will be notified and your tickets will be held at will call.

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PEERS: Paris in the Spring Ball
May
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

PEERS: Paris in the Spring Ball

Our dear friends at PEERS present a night on the town with the Lost Generation in swinging 1920's Paris. The exquisite Baguette Quartette plays vintage Bal Musette dance music: romantic waltzes, lively javas, one-steps, fox trots, tangos, sambas, mixers, and even an occasional French polka. The mixers will be taught and called and there will be a 7pm pre-ball workshop in the intimate Bal Musette style of dance!

At intermission the lovely Sara Klotz de Aguilar of Sara & Swingtime will play some of that new American music - Le Swing, Les Blues, and The Charleston - that used to be banned in clubs like this!

1920s or '30s attire, or vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Artists, writers, movie stars, slumming aristocrats and plutocrats - even dangerous Apaches (if they check their weapons at the door or leave them at home).

The event features a no-host bar, a light snack buffet (your potluck finger-food contributions will be appreciated), and a salon for conversation and photography.

Tickets: $20 in advance (by April 29); at the door: $25.

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Cocktails of the Triple Crown: A Private Demonstration Class
Apr
30
3:30pm 3:30pm

Cocktails of the Triple Crown: A Private Demonstration Class

Stookey's Club Moderne presents a private demonstration class: The Cocktails of the Triple Crown.

Just in time to be ready for Derby Day, join Club Moderne mixologists Tim Stookey and Matt Solario in a vibrant lecture and presentation on how to create the perfect Mint Julep, Preakness Cocktail and Belmont Cocktail.

$25 (includes tasting and welcome cocktail). Tickets available on Eventbrite and at the door.

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42nd Street Moon Presents: "No, No, Nanette!"
Apr
26
to May 14

42nd Street Moon Presents: "No, No, Nanette!"

No lover of the 1920s should miss this bit of delicious froth --  a bubbly romantic farce of mistaken identities, star-crossed young lovers, bathing beauties and a tap-dancing maid! A major hit in 1925, it became a sensation following its 1971 revival. The score (by Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Irving Caesar & Otto Harbach) introduced such standards as “Tea
For Two” and “I Want To Be Happy.”

No, No, Nanette runs April 26 - May 14, Wednesdays through Sundays
Wednesday - Thursday 7:00pm; Friday 8:00pm; Saturday 6:00pm; Sunday 3:00pm
Family Matinee Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm

Visit http://42ndstmoon.org/nononanette/ for tickets, and use the code DECO for discounts!

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Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s
Apr
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lecture: America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s

The Oakland Heritage Alliance presents a wonderful lecture on Art Deco era homes:

Fairy Tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel—these are all synonyms for Storybook Style, a rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe, and surely the most delightful home style of the twentieth century. It appeared in the early 1920s, and was almost forgotten by the late 1930s. Storybook Style houses were created by architects and builders with a distinct flair for theater, a love of fine craftsmanship, and not least a good sense of humor—attributes that make these homes endearing to the tech-weary modern eye. Join architect and author Arrol Gellner on a visual romp through the Storybook era.

Arrol Gellner is a practicing architect and frequent writer on architectural subjects. He has authored three books on historic architecture, as well as the long-running nationally syndicated column Architext. He maintains offices in Emeryville as well as near Shanghai, China, where he spends his summers indulging a penchant for heat and humidity.

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Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway
Mar
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Frederick Hodges Plays Gershwin on Broadway

Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Frederick Hodges
"Gershwin on Broadway"

Acclaimed concert pianist and ADSC favorite Frederick Hodges presents a musical tour of Gershwin's greatest Broadway shows, including the long-lost original overture to Lady Be Good. He will also present the Oakland premier of Gershwin's First Piano Sonata, a stunning new work created by Frederick from themes and incidental music composed by Gershwin for the show Girl Crazy.

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call 510-547-8188.

More information at http://piedmontpiano.com/concerts/170312frederickhodges.html

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Mardi Gras Cocktail Class
Feb
25
3:30pm 3:30pm

Mardi Gras Cocktail Class

Just in time for Mardi Gras!

Stookey's Club Moderne will be offering a demonstration class on how to make two New Orleans cocktails: the Sazerac and the Ramos Gin Fizz.

In addition to demonstrating the cocktails they will also be giving you the fascinating history of these two favorites of the Crescent City. At the end of each demonstration they will give you samples of the finished products, and at the finish of the lecture you will have a choice of a full sized version of either cocktail. Samples of the different ingredients will also be included.

Because of the nature of this talk, tickets are limited to 25 people and naturally you must be 21 or older to attend. They only have seats for 13 people and the other 12 will have to be standees. They rely on everyone’s kindly disposition to be sure that people who are unable to stand for an hour are offered a seat.

The demonstration will start promptly at 4pm and will last for approximately one hour. Doors will open at 3:30pm.

Tickets are $25 and available at Eventbrite or at the door.

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Building Berkeley
Feb
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Building Berkeley

Berkeley City Club and The Berkeley City Club Conservancy invite you to a wonderful Arts & Culture talk. Margaretta Lovell, Professor of the History of Art, will be speaking about Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan and the UC Berkeley Campus.

Julia's Lounge on the 2nd floor serves wonderful beer, wine & cocktails beginning at 4:30pm if you opt to come early and relax before the talk.

Members $5, non-members $10

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Historic Libations with California Historical Society
Dec
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Historic Libations with California Historical Society

Take the edge off winter’s penetrating chill at Historic Libations, the California Historical Society’s annual holiday party. Now in its eighth year, this special edition of Historic Libations coincides with the opening of CHS's newest exhibition, "Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing." These exquisite Great Depression-era labels are the perfect backdrop to our signature menu of craft cocktails, legendary California wine, and innovative brews. There will be live entertainment for your dancing pleasure.

This exhibition coincides with the publication of two new books, "Vintage: California Wine Labels of the 1930s" and "Well Aged: California Whiskey and Spirits Labels of the 1930s."

Tickets are required.

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Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala
Dec
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sacramento Art Deco Society Holiday Gala

Join our dear friends in the Sacramento Art Deco Society at this annual, delightful holiday gala!

Wear your best Deco finery and enjoy a lavish buffet dinner, no-host bar, silent auction and dancing to the fabulous Harley White, Jr. Orchestra -- high atop the Holiday Inn, with glamorous views of the State Capitol and Tower Bridge.

Tickets are $65 per person for SADS or ADSC members; $75 per person fornon-members. Space is limited; RSVP with payment by 11/30 to: SADS, PO Box 162836, Sacramento CA 95816

http://sacartdeco.org/

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SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents
Dec
3
10:00am10:00am

SFSFF Presents: A Day of Silents

Can't wait for next spring's SF Silent Film Festival? You don't have to: Enjoy a full day of silent-era movies accompanied by live music!

The Art Deco Society of California is proud to co-present the film "So This Is Paris," with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin.

See one film, or make a full day of it. More information at www.silentfilm.org.

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Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection
Oct
14
to Oct 16

Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection

San Jose's History Park becomes the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection, an immersive fable for the digital age.

by Epic Immersive

You'll enter three fully immersive acts -- a 1907 World's Fair, the Roaring 20s, and a Depression-era camp -- as you trace the epic saga of an inventor who finds a way to radically extend the human lifespan, and how his invention transforms life in the Valley of Heart's Delight.

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/large-scale-immersive-experience-matthew-briar-and-the-age-of-resurrection-tickets-27452573386

ADSC members and other Decophiles are encouraged to attend in period attire! The code "artdeco" will make General Admission tickets $35.

Want a glimpse into the world of Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection? Check out this video from 2015's edition.

Financial stipends can be arranged for anyone who wants to be a participating character for the whole weekend. Please contact Steve Boyle, Founder and Artistic Director, Epic Immersive. c. (408) 476-7277 | Steve@EpicImmersive.com

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PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball
Oct
1
to Oct 2

PEERS Prohibition Speakeasy Ball

Join PEERS on Saturday, October 1 for a riotous Prohibition era dance party with 1920's and 30's music by the amazing Sara & Swingtime, playing hot swing and elegant vintage ballroom dance music, and the notorious Charleston. There will be a pre-ball dance class at 7pm and formal dancing follows from 8pm to midnight.

Vintage or modern evening dress or costumes from the Prohibition era (1919 -1933) are admired, but not required. No host bar, light refreshments and a special performance by the sizzling Century Sisters.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For information see http://www.peersdance.org/speakeasy.html or call (510) 522-1731.

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The Speakeasy
Aug
12
to Oct 1

The Speakeasy

Somewhere in a discreet location in the heart of San Francisco where North Beach and Chinatown coalesce, our exclusive gin joint awaits you for an unforgettable evening. Put on your finest duds and step back in time to a prohibition era of bootlegged hooch and hot jazz music. An illicit bar, a crooked casino, and a vaudeville cabaret are at the center of this immersive production. Enjoy period authentic cocktails, card and dice games, and watch as swordswallowers, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists, chanteuse singers, and hoofers take the stage.

Tickets are available to the General Public at 10am on Monday, June 13th but you can use the secret password "skidoo" to access reservations beginning at 10am on Thursday, June 9th.

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Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique
Aug
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Victorian Alliance SF presents: Fête Fantastique

Young historic architecture enthusiasts are invited to a Fête Fantastique at the Westerfeld Mansion, the grande dame Victorian overlooking Alamo Square, on August 6, 2016 from 6 to 10pm. Come and celebrate the Victorian heritage of the Bay Area, and enjoy an evening of networking with fellow friends of historic architecture and finery.

Learn more at www.victorianalliance.org/events/fete/

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The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum

San Francisco Heritage begins its 2016 lecture series with "The History and Context of WPA Murals at the San Francisco Maritime Museum."

National Park Service Ranger David Pelfrey will introduce the art and artists of New Deal-era federal arts projects in San Francisco, using the Bathhouse Building as a case study.

From July through November, lectures are held on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm, with doors opening at 5:30pm. Individual tickets are $10 for Heritage members and students (with ID) and $15 for the general public. Series passes (all five lectures) are $40 for members/students and $60 for the public.

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Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture
Jul
24
2:30pm 2:30pm

Holiday in Havana: Lively Talk about Cuban Architecture

As part of Stookey's Club Moderne monthly "Cuban Sundays" series, author and ADSC Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated talk on Havana's Art Deco treasures, with photos from her trip to the World Congress on Art Deco in 2013. Cuba's capital is well-known for its atmospheric "preservation by neglect" and tropical joie de vivre.

Doors open at 2pm; talk begins at 2:30pm. Admission is $15 and includes a delightful Cuban-themed special cocktail!

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Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film
Jul
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chinese Exotic Architecture & Film

Co-presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

East meets West and North meets South in this survey of Chinese exotic architecture in California during the Art Deco era. Author and Art Deco Society of California Preservation Director Therese Poletti will give an illustrated presentation on Chinese motifs as a form of exotica in architecture and design in the Golden State.

A film screening will follow the presentation at 3:30pm:

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN
1933, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Frank Capra, Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

Tickets go on sale June 24th.

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Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe
Jul
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Girl Guides Presents: Romance of the Shoe

Stookey's Club Moderne and Girl Guides are excited to be bringing back a popular talk:

*Romance of the Shoe*

A lively and informative presentation about everyone's favorite accessory, the shoe, and why and how it became so beloved.

Focusing on the golden (Art Deco) era of fashion, "Girl Guides Art and Fashion" mavens, Alice Jurow and Kimberly Manning Aker, will take you through the dreamy world of shoes, while you savor a scrumptious Club Moderne cocktail or two.

Bar opens at 2:00pm. Talk will begin at 2:30pm.

$15... includes one menu cocktail. Tickets are available at the bar or via Eventbrite.

(21+ only please.)

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Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home
Jun
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ceremony and Tours at the old Chung Mei Home

The 1935 Chung Mei Home for Chinese Boys, now a school, was one of the ADSC's 2016 Art Deco Preservation Award winners for its tasteful and historically sensitive restoration and seismic retrofit.

Tour this elegant streamlined building and check out its stunning Chinese motifs that were highlighted at this year's Preservation festivities, especially the gorgeous dragon bas relief over the main entrance.

Tours will follow a special ceremony, where a plaque honoring Dr. Charles R. Shepherd, founder of the Chung Mei Home (or “Captain,” as residents always called him) will be unveiled.

The event is free and everyone is welcome, but to attend you must RSVP to Tom Panas at either (510) 526-7507 or tmpanas@yahoo.com. Punch and cookies will be served.

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Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco
Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lecture on Shanghai Art Deco

Shanghai is the world's largest port and the world’s most populous city. In the 1920s-30s, a building boom resulted in one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world. Many of these buildings still exist and have uniquely "Chinese Deco" decorative elements.

Randy Juster, well-known photographer and blogger of decopix.com, will discuss the history that led to Shanghai’s Art Deco boom and show photos taken during several visits, including the 2015 World Congress on Art Deco.

Light refreshments & door prizes. 
Donations are appreciated but not required.

This lecture is hosted by the Sacramento Art Deco Society.

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