"I mean, it's been a hundred years -- can we laugh yet?" Loffelmacher asks. "Frock Out will not be a spoof, but there are definitely some winks in it."
In the meantime, today's feast will include food from Whole Foods, music by a string quartet (which has been commissioned to play "Nearer, My God, to Thee" and "The Morning After" along with Titanic-era tunes) and staged readings of survivors' tales by actors Mare Trevathan and Tim McCracken, who will share the firsthand account of Marconi operator Harold Bride, who later sold his exclusive story to the New York Times. And the twelve Frock Out designers will be on hand to break bread with everyone.
The Titanic Survivors Brunch runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 10 West 14th Avenue. The $20 admission benefits the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation; to reserve yours, go to www.dplfriends.org or call 720-865-2054.
Sun., April 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2012