Mirrored balls were first seen in ballrooms as early as the late 1800s, gaining popularity in the 20s, and eventually known as "disco balls" in the 70s. These shiny night lights act as beacons for nightlife culture and entertainment, and we invite you to pull out your shiniest, sequined, tinseled, rhinestoned attire as we celebrate all of the above at our first show of the year!
Enjoy a variety of fabulous and neo-Vaudeville entertainments, from the all-female Glamazon Tour, including sideshow, tap dancing, and burlesque too! Plus a performance from Providence's own glamorous band, Baby Oil, who will have you shimmying on the edge of your seat with their renditionsof popular songs as performance art. The Chifferobe TropiGals have some surprises up their sleeves, as usual...and the participants of our most recent dance workshops will blow you away with numbers learned over a series of SunDates. Look out for other surprises, and delectable cocktails provided by Aurora!
FEATURING The Glamazon Tour: Reggie Bugmuncher Kat De Lac Kristen Minsky
PLUS: Baby Oil The Chifferobe TropiGals & More!!!
Doors Open at 9pm Show Begins at 10pm $20 or $30 for Two Purchase tickets here. **TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING JANUARY 27!**
Join us for the Museum's last open hour (4-5pm) to view the latest textile exhibition:
"Selected Objects from Golden Glamour:The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection...An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island native Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry (1873-1958).This luminous installation includes early 1920s-1930s fashions from the premier design houses of Europe".
We will meet at the Main St. lobby at promptly 4pm. There is no cover other than the cost of admission. Museum members are free.
Cocktails and exhibit gossip to follow at at XO, which is located only a few blocks away at 125 North Main St.
Period dress is encouraged. Please RSVP by e-mailing ChifferobeEvents at gmail.