Originally imagined with a Great Depression theme, a party tonight at the Holiday Chalet Victorian Hotel will instead feature a 1920s and 30s motif, complete with burlesque dancers, era-appropriate music, a free soup kitchen, a piano player, and a DJ spinning house and acid jazz. Proceeds from the event will benefit Health for Cambodia, an organization that provides medical education and support for women living with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia.
The Great Depression angle was simply too depressing, says organizer Marco Ort, and that just wouldnt do for this shindig, called Tender Is the Night. I think the hotel [now a bed-and-breakfast] was built in 1890, and inside, its very cute and original. It looks like a time machine. When you walk up with the right clothes, I think maybe youll get a little bit of the feeling, Ort says. The idea is to bring this together and have everything in harmony the theme, the hotel, the party.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; theyre also available by e-mail at email@example.com or at the White Owl Bar, 321 East 45th Avenue. Partiers should dress in period attire; the fun starts at 8 p.m. at 1820 East Colfax Avenue.
Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., 2009