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SAN FRANCISCO-September 29th, 2012 -The Vintage Couture Ball on The Fillmore will transform San Francisco’s Fillmore District into a hip trip back in time.The event will feature a tribute to immigrants from China, Japan, Latin America and the Philippines for their participation and contributions in the American Jazz Period from 1915 through the 1950s. The event, spanning three blocks at five venues on Fillmore Street, offers live performances at the Fillmore Center Plaza, Yoshi’s Lounge, Rasselas Jazz Club, Sheba Piano Lounge, and Bruno’s Pizzeria Cucina, plus an art display by Jerry Ross Barrish at Lush Life Gallery.
The Vintage Couture Ball kicks off with free dance lessons, performances, and a concert at the Fillmore Center Plaza,1475 Fillmore Street. From 7:30 pm to 10 pm, dance to the music of Mari and the Monitors, and watch performances by the dance troupes, Double or Nothing and The Hot Bloods. To get you in the groove, there will be free dance lessons taught from 7:30 to 8pm. followed by the featured band and Deejay. For all-access ticket holders, the evening continues at featured venues until 1:30 am.
WHAT: The Vintage Couture Ball
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th 7:30 pm – 1:30 am
WHERE: 1475 Fillmore Street, between Eddy and Geary Streets
WEBSITE: www.vintagecoutureball.com COST: $20 in advance; $30 at door Check website for tickets.
Free Concert and dancing
When: 7:30-10 pm
Where: Fillmore Center Plaza (corner of O’Farrell & Fillmore)
Swing dance lessons: 7:30-8 pm
Band: Mari and the Monitors
Performances by Double or Nothing and The Hot Bloods
Participating venues and bands and performers
Rasselas Jazz Club
Slim Jenkins Band
Simon De La Getto
Sugar Le Bang
Sheba Piano Lounge
South Bay Blues Band
West Bay Conference Center: TBA
Lush Life Gallery
The art of Jerry Ross Barrish
Presented and produced by Roy Bennett Productions,
A-Town Booking Agency
Public transportation or cab recommended.
If you’re drinking, don’t drive.
The Fillmore District is supported by MUNI busses 22 and 38. For more information go to 511.org.
If you have a designated driver, following is a list of local garages:
Fillmore Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Steiner Streets), Fillmore Heritage Center Garage (Eddy between Fillmore and Webster), Clay/Webster Garage, Japan Town Plaza (see www. the fillmoredistrict.com for detailed parking info)