THE SHERLOCK HOLMES BALL: 1895
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Santa Clara Ave, Alameda
Doors Open: 6:45 p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00 in
advance (by September 30)
At the door: $25.00
Advance tickets may be ordered by sending a check
or money order to:
2144 B Buena Vista Ave
Alameda CA 94501
You may also purchase tickets until September 30
with a credit card using the PayPal system:
yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
night descends upon this fabled street:
lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
though the world explode, these two survive,
it is always eighteen ninety-five.
dwell together still two men of note
Who never lived and so can never die:
game's afoot! Join Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, Dr. and Mrs. Watson, and the
beautiful Irene Adler for an evening of dancing and mystery in an elegant
ballroom in Sherlock Holmes' London, where it's always 1895.
always-brilliant Brassworks will play a variety of Victorian waltzes,
polkas, schottisches, mazurka waltzes, mixers, set dances, The Quadrille,
the Lancers, and such neo-Victorian favorites as "The Congress of Vienna
Waltz" and "The Bohemian National Polka." All set dances will, as usual, be
taught and called.
Victorian, Edwardian, or modern evening dress, civilian or military, is
admired but not required. Gothic or Victorian Steampunk costume is also
welcome. But do wear shoes you can actually dance in to the band's lively
music (Heels over two inches and any spike heels are strongly
refreshments will be served (your potluck finger-food contributions to Mrs.
Hudson's kitchen will be very welcome). We'll also have a no host bar and
quite possibly a mystery!
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