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Travel Back in Time at the Art Deco Preservation Ball

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The Decobelles Dancers at the 2016 Art Deco Preservation Ball

There are few things we love in the Bay Area more than putting on a costume and partying. And if you’re a history nerd like myself, having a specific time period to frame the outfits and celebration makes it extra fun. That’s why I’m so excited about the Art Deco Preservation Ball.

On Saturday, May 4th, the Art Deco Society of California is throwing the 35th annual installment of the Art Deco Preservation Ball and this year’s theme is “A Night in Buenos Aires – the City of Tango”. It promises to be an evening of Latin-influenced sophistication complete with music, dancing and entertainment”.

Last year I went to a party thrown by these folks celebrating the end of Prohibition, and it was a blast. I wrote about it in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner. And this event sounds like it will be just as exciting if not more. Here are the evening’s activities:

– Dancing to Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Carla Normand and guest pianist Adam Swanson
– A dance performance by The Decobelles
Sara Klotz de Aguilar at the piano
– Tango music by Seth Asarnow and Marcelo Puig
– A tango performance by Christy Cote and Eduardo Saucedo
– A portrait booth by Memento Moda
– The Preservation Awards reception
– A fabulous Silent Auction benefitting ADSC

Beyond being transported back in time to glamorous Art Deco era Buenos Aires, ADSC will also be giving out the annual preservation awards to folks who have shared in the preservation of Art Deco’s historic legacy. They are even honoring one of my favorite spots, Li Po Cocktail Lounge for restoring their awesome sign.

So put on your best time traveling outfits and come out to the Art Deco Preservation Ball. I’ll be there too!

Learn more and get your tickets right here.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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