Speakeasy a reason to get dolled up



Members of the Barn Arts Collective will entertain guests during the Seal Cove Auto Museum speakeasy on Feb. 6. The fundraiser will celebrate the Roaring Twenties. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Members of the Barn Arts Collective will entertain guests during the Seal Cove Auto Museum speakeasy on Feb. 6. The fundraiser will celebrate the Roaring Twenties. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum will be transformed into the Brass Club once again for its second annual speakeasy on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

The event is an opportunity for locals to get out and have some fun during the darkness of winter, transporting themselves back to the Roaring Twenties for the evening. The speakeasy features dancing to a 10-piece swing band, charity blackjack, prohibition style beer and a signature cocktail. Costumes are optional.

After the success of the first speakeasy last winter, the museum will be “hitting on all sixes” in February to make this year’s event even better. The Barn Arts Collective will entertain guests and teach swing moves for those who want to dance.

New to the party this year will be an aerial trapeze performance by Apparatus Dance Theater from Portland. Unlike the swinging or flying trapeze most commonly associated with the circus, Apparatus uses a single-point trapeze, which circles, spins, and is used by many modern dance companies for aerial dance. Janette Fertig, director of Apparatus Dance Theater and aerialist of almost 20 years, describes it as a “freedom from gravity.” She and her company will be performing later in the evening during the band’s intermission.

Returning to the speakeasy will be charity blackjack, with additional tables to give more guests a chance to play more often. Also returning will be Shane Ellis’ Swingin’ Overtime with their old-school acoustic big-band show.

Tickets, $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers, include drinks and dancing. Nonmember tickets include a one-year membership to the Seal Cove Auto Museum for 2016. Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 244-9242 or by visiting www.sealcoveautomuseum.org.

The mission of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is to tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. The museum is open May 1-Oct. 31.

 

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