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Saturday, November 5, 2022
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: 8:00 - 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:

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.

All events will follow the health guidelines of Alameda County that are in effect at the time of the event. Currently masks are not required to attend, but we continue to strongly suggest wearing a mask, especially while dancing. If Covid statistics rise, or if county, state or national health regulations change, a more restrictive mask policy may be reinstated with little notice.


Waltz the night away in a beautiful Edwardian ballroom with the San Francisco Bay Area's most glamorous Undead at the 27th 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 and the 2016  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 Bangers & Mash'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 DJs, Dark Moon and 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

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 27th Le Bal des Vampires will be a night to remember. We suggest ordering your tickets early!

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