Join the Claremont 250th Committee for a spectacular event that will be the talk of the town for years to come! The Retro Ball, on May 3rd at 5:30pm – 10:00pm at the Common Man Claremont, is an event that brings us on a tour of the music, food, dancing, and events of 1914 – 1944. Begin the evening in your formal garb from the era of your choice and sample cocktails and appetizers. Browse and chat, and make sure to put your bid in on the limited edition Hale prints donated to the celebration by the Hale Family. These prints will only be available in this format at the Retro Ball.
Live music begins with well-known popular songs before progressing into the ragtimes popular in the pre-World War I era and beyond. A truly inspired buffet will be served with entrees in favor during the 1924 + years, and you will be enchanted briefly by rare parlor music for flute and voice. The floor will also be open for your dancing pleasure, with music to compliment. As dinner settles we move into the jazz and big band years, while the dessert table is set with delectable desserts (egg free, there was a war going on after all). Food is provided and planned by the Common Man Restaurant, music performed by Angela Biggs, soprano; John Lovejoy, piano and voice; and a full band provided by Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble. Also, take this opportunity to have your portrait done to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Tickets are $85/ea, or $160 a pair. All proceeds benefit the Claremont 250th Celebration’s events throughout 2014. A limited number of tickets are available, contact Claremont250@gmail.com for more info, visit Claremont250.com, or Claremont Spice and Dry Goods. Tickets go on sale the first week of April. This event is sponsored by the Common Man Inn and Restaurant. All are welcome to participate – you do not need to be a resident of Claremont to help celebrate!