This coming weekend, costumers in the San Francisco Bay Area can attend an elegant and lively Regency costume and dance ball as well as purchase costumes for different eras at a vintage fashion expo.
8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
San Mateo Masonic Hall
The Bay Area English Regency Society (BAERS) will be hosting this year’s Cyprians' Ball just in time for Spring. This event, set in Regency-era London (the time of Jane Austen and the Napoleonic Wars), will re-create the annual balls held by amorous Cyprians for admiring gentlemen and will feature flirtatious country dances and scandalous waltzes.
Beginners are welcome. You do not need to bring a partner. All dances will be taught and called during the ball. The caller for the evening is Dance Master Alan Winston and live period dance music will be provided by the Divertimento Dance Orchestra. Costumes are admired but not required. Regency attire would be true to the period.
Advance tickets for $15 may be purchased online until March 21 from the BAERS website. Tickets will be available at the door for $20.
Vintage Fashion Expo
Saturday early buy at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco
The Vintage Fashion Expo’s latest show in San Francisco will offer a huge marketplace of high-quality vintage couture, designer clothing, period attire, jewelry and accessories. Costumers can find pieces from different time periods from the late 18th century through the 1990s. There will be more than 50 dealers specializing in different styles.
Advanced tickets may be purchased online. The Saturday early buy ticket, which means you have early access starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, is $25, and the early buy weekend pass is $30. The regular Saturday and Sunday advance tickets are $12 each, and the regular weekend pass is $17.
Copyright 2014, Jean Martin.
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