“We stopped at a restaurant in Geary Street, I think it was, for supper and to dance, and came back to the hotel at about half-past twelve.” ~Brigid to Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, Chapter Four
Flappers, Gangsters, Speakeasies and Swing Dancing!
Saturday, October 2nd, 7:30-10:00 pm
Come celebrate the era of The Maltese Falcon at the Central Library–a rip roaring party–20s style. We’re going to have over two hours of fun, music, and dancing. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes because The Piedmont Swing Dance Society is even offering FREE swing dance lessons from 7:30-8:15.
Love that retro couture? Dress in 20s or 30s costume and enter our costume contest to win some fabulous prizes. Retro costumes are completely optional, of course, but it’s so much fun! So if your fedora and spats are fresh, or your tresses are freshly bobbed and ready to shimmy, please, come in costume!
The doors open at 7:30 PM on Saturday, October 2nd and the fun lasts until 10 PM; so bring all of your friends down to party 1920s style at the Central Library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library and On The Same Page.
Lindy Hop…Black Bottom…Balboa…Charleston…Jive!
Here’s a fun web resource about the history of the Lindy Hop.
Love historical costume? Want to learn more about fashions from the 1920s and 1930s? Visit Fashion-Era.