Los Angeles – The Outlander Ball February 3

Join us at a brilliant 18th Century ball inspired by the popular “Outlander” series. Jamie and Claire Fraser request the honour of your company at a reception and ball at their residence in Paris to meet our Rightful, Lawful King’s son and heir, Bonnie Prince Charlie.** (Venue is the elegant, Neo-Colonial Alameda Elks Lodge at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue in Alameda – an Edwardian mansion whose faux-Baroque décor is a great match for this event!).

Our excellent Sassenach band, Bangers & Mash, will play our favorite country dances from both Scotland and England and some courtly tunes from the French Court as well that new dance we’ve just learnt from the Germans, the Valse. There will be a pre-ball dance class at 7pm and all country dances will be taught and called at the ball. No partners needed.

18th Century costume (French or English), historical or traditional Scottish costume, vintage attire, or modern evening dress is admired but not required. For costume inspiration, you may want to watch the “Outlander” miniseries, especially the second season, or “A Dragonfly in Amber,” though you may also want to go to Frock Flicks at http://www.frockflicks.com/ and read the amusing and informative historical reviews of the “Outlander” costumes for some useful costume tips.

There will be a no host bar, light refreshments (your potluck contributions will be greatly appreciated).

Tickets are $25 at the door (The advance bargain ticket price is no longer available). For event nformation, see http://www.peersdance.org/outlander.html. If you have any questions, email us at peers@peersdance.org

** And if we’re lucky, we might actually talk Prince Charlie out of it!

Alameda Elks Lodge #1015

2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, California 94501

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