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LE BAL DES VAMPIRES

Saturday, November 4, 2023
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda


Dancing on Two Floors
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Vintage Dance Lesson: 7:00 pm
Formal vintage ballroom dancing: 7:45 - midnight
Live Music by Greenwich Mean Time
Nightfall Club: 7:00 - midnight 

  Tickets: $40 (Sold in Advance Only)


Tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

PEERS
PO Box 2321
Alameda, CA 94501

You may also purchase tickets using the PayPal system:


Tickets will be sent to you via email when we receive payment. Attendance is limited and ticket sales will be cut off when the admission cap is reached. No tickets will be sold at the door.

 


Waltz the night away in a beautiful Edwardian ballroom with the San Francisco Bay Area's most glamorous Undead at the 28th Annual Le Bal des Vampires.

Suggested costume is evening dress of the century and country of your "rebirth." This may include dress uniform, period costume (authentic or fantasy) or vintage or modern evening dress. There is no dress code for the ball (We certainly don't expect Spike to attend in black tie!), but you will see some of the most gorgeous and creative costumes of the social season at Le Bal des Vampires.

For costume tips, you may want to visit the PEERS photograph gallery for the 2015 Le Bal des Vampires, 2016  Le Bal des Vampires , and 2022 Le Bal des Vampires.

This year there will once again be simultaneous dancing on two separate floors:

Our band in the elegant upstairs ballroom is the stylish but always dashing chamber ensemble Greenwich Mean Time. As usual, haunting waltzes dominate the program, but the evening will feature a variety of dance music from across the centuries - from 18th century Baroque contredanses to 19th century Victorian rotary and Viennese waltzes, polkas, and mazurkas; to elegant early 20th century tangos, blues, and fox trots and even some classic rock and roll Swing. Please note that the band's first dance set will start at 7:45 pm sharp - 15 minutes earlier than usual. The dance sets will be unusually long, even by Greenwich Mean Time's high standards, so if you do plan to dance, please be certain to wear shoes or boots you can actually dance in.

For those preferring a more modern style of dance music and free-style dancing join us downstairs at the Nightfall Club (located in the hall's atmospheric Ratskeller) for a wonderfully varied repertoire of dark music to stir the blood and spirit from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Hosted by our remarkable DJ, Persephone, Nightfall also features a no-host (cash) bar.  For those interested in dining before the ball there are a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Lodge, especially on nearby Park Street

Our half-time show in the ballroom is a performance by the celebrated Theater of the Vampires. Not recommended for the faint of heart or for those who take the genre too seriously! PEERS is also pleased to welcome the lovely and accomplished vocal ensemble Bella Donna back to Le Bal des Vampires, where they'll regale us with yet another vampire-themed concert).

Guests may also enjoy quiet conversation, Tarot readings, and photography opportunities in the Lodge's elegant but comfortable Edwardian Parlor with its Baroque décor.

Our 28th Le Bal des Vampires will be a night to remember. We suggest ordering your tickets early!


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