Event: The Roaring 20s Come Alive at the Arts Ballroom 11/10/11

The Roaring 20s Come Alive at the Arts Ballroom

ROARING! A 1920s Event
Features Flappers, Jazz, Art and High SpiritsDalet Gallery salutes the 1920s with a lavish Prohibition-era social event at the Arts Ballroom, located at 1324 Locust Street, on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Avenue of the Arts, Inc., (AAI), supporting the growth and development of the Avenue of the Arts. Dalet Gallery is located in Old City. Gallery Director Irena Gobernik is thrilled to launch a series of fashion, art and lifestyle events with ROARING! “We chose the Arts Ballroom as our venue because of its energy and vibe – its rich history and close proximity to the Avenue of the Arts,” Gobernik said. “We chose Noel Zayas Events to produce this tribute to the 1920s because of the firm’s stellar reputation to deliver over-the-top events and Zayas’ ability to meet our vision.” The Arts Ballroom is located in the Arts Condominium, which is the former site of the Hotel Sylvania, which, during Prohibition was a haunt for City Planners Philadelphia wise-guys alike. Today, the Arts Ballroom is Philadelphia’s premiere special events venue located adjacent to the Avenue of the Arts. Stepping into the ballroom, guests are transported into an elegant space with Tiffany blue walls and Swavorski crystals adorning the grand chandeliers.

Jessie Holeva, a local fashion expert and media personality, will host ROARING! A 1920s Event. The entertainment for the evening will include performances by celebrated cabaret singers Karen Gross and Anne Ellithorpe accompanied by New York City Cabaret Icon Rick Jensen playing on a Cunningham piano; and a 1920s inspired fashion show by designer Priscilla Costa and Les Richards.

Entertainment will also include performances by the Uptown All Stars Jazz Band, songstress Maci Miller, WB and CBS 3 on-air personality Kharisma McIlwaine as well as Josephine Baker Tribute dance performance by the University of the Arts. Rounding out the evening will be world music by DJ Rahsaan (AfroTaino Productions)

Tickets are available online at $120 VIP Ticket: Includes admission and pre-party cocktail reception from 7:00 – 9 p.m., with open bar and light fare dinner by Il Portico Ristorante. $35 General Ticket: Includes admission from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. For more information, please call 215-554-6808.

Dalet Gallery strives to contribute to contemporary dialog in a multi-faceted and playful way that emphasizes and explores channels of communication between artists and viewers. Our focus spreads across mediums, from painting, sculpture, and photography, to interactive and installation work. What interests us is the exploration of contemporary questions through a personal, originally presented narrative. Dalet Gallery is located at 141 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Noel Zayas Events is a full-service event production, marketing and public relations firm located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. NZE specializes in building visibility for arts and entertainment organizations, restaurants and venues.

Arts Ballroom is Philadelphia’s premiere special events venue located directly off the Avenue of the Arts, where cultural sophistication and diversity meet the richness of tradition and history. Positioned on the ground level of the Arts Condominium, this Art Deco inspired building was the former site of the Hotel Sylvania. Boasting a two-story Grand Hall, mirrored Sylvania Ballroom, and Mezzanine, Arts Ballroom offers both historical distinction and contemporary style for events from 100-400 guests. Arts Ballroom is located at 1324 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. More online information can be found at

The Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) is an independent non-profit organization created in 1993 to coordinate and oversee the growth and development of the Avenue of the Arts. The geographic boundaries for the Avenue of the Arts are Broad Street, one block east and west, from Washington Avenue on the south to Glenwood Avenue on the north. AAI works closely with district businesses, arts and entertainment entities to promote the district as a center for tourism and commercial activities.