"We're turning the hangar into Rick's," says organizer Khyentse James. "We’re going to have belly dancers, Rick, Sam, a roulette table that people can play on, and big bands. Tangiers Moroccan Restaurant will be in there serving shish kebabs, and we'll be showing Casablanca in the back of the hangar." And the usual WWII re-enactors (and authentic vehicles and planes) will be in attendance. Rick's isn't where it stops, either: Attendees can expect appearances by Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe; swing dancing; a hairstylist; a photography area where you can get your picture taken on a paper moon -- and much, much more.
The ball starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m.; admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. The Boulder Municipal Airport is at 3393 Airport Road in Boulder; visit www.1940sball.org for tickets and information.
Sat., June 16, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., 2012