Period Piece

Last year’s 1940s WWII Ball, held in a hangar at the Boulder Airport, was a surprise success. “We’d expected 200 people, and 600 turned up,” says event organizer Khyentse James. And this year will be twice as big — literally. The ball will be held in a bigger hangar, and the theme is a USO-style show with Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and the Andrews Sisters. “We’ll have a WWII-era plane flying overhead with some skydivers jumping out with a giant American flag. It’ll land, and out will come Bob, Frank and all the stars,” James says. “They’re going to run up on stage, and then Bob’s going to host a show with singing and dancing.”

There will also be a nine-piece band, aerial dancing, a WWII-era tank, a Tango Tango lounge where people can watch WWII videos, and cigarette girls serving hors d’oeuvre. “At the end, we’ll have a costume contest and a balloon drop announcing the end of the war with an actual WWII radio announcement, and a conga line,” James adds.

You can also expect an aerial dancer performing on a propeller, as well as wine, champagne and cocktails, a slew of WWII re-enactors in period costume and much more. Tickets to the 7 p.m. gala are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The Boulder Airport is at 3393 Airport Road in Boulder. Visit for more information.
Sat., June 19, 7 p.m., 2010

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories