The Art Deco Society of California Preservation Ball is coming up on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Oakland and you, my readers, simply must be there.
The Deco fun begins at 8pm and includes:
- Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with vocalists Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges
- A dance performance by The DecoBelles
- Silent auction
- Preservation awards
… and of course the opportunity to view and experience the elegance of a by-gone era.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Paramount Theatre’s restoration and along with three others, the ADSC is honoring the Paramount for their efforts in preserving the aesthetic excellence of the Art Deco period.
“Each year the ADSC honors a select number of recipients with Preservation Awards,” said H. Lynn Harrison, ADSC’s Preservation Director. “We are thrilled to host the annual Art Deco Preservation Ball at the Paramount Theatre and assist with its ongoing restoration efforts.” Towards this end, ADSC will make a donation to the Paramount’s Restoration Fund.
Designed by the distinguished San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger, the Paramount Theatre opened its doors in 1931. From then on the Paramount was the go-to cinema showing all the grand movies of the day. In 1970 it closed as a cinema and after extensive restoration in 1973, it became the home of the East Bay Oakland Symphony. Today the building is a California Registered Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. So, it’s not going anywhere but it does need to be maintained.
The Art Deco Preservation Ball Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California, Saturday, April 27th, 8 p.m. to midnight (Preservation Awards reception at 7 p.m.) At the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Cost in advance:
Current ADSC Members – $100
Non-Members – $125
$150 at the door for everyone
White Tie or Black Tie and Formal Attire /styles of the 1920s-1940s Requested!
Contact: For information and ticket phone orders: 415-982-DECO (415 982 3326) or email@example.com
To order tickets on-line or for more information, including Deco Dressing Hints, please go to: http://www.artdecosociety.org/decoball
See you at The Ball.