In November 1966, Truman Capote threw his famous Black & White Ball, hailed at the time as the ‘Party of the Century’. Yeah… I guess… if watching McGeorge Bundy do the frug was your idea of a good time. The A-list glamour couple of the night was this freakish pairing, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow (Chairman of the Board and… a board).
Anyway, that was last century. We have our own Chairman of the Bored, Mike Ryan, who throws the best parties, and he invites you now to the annual Rhode Island Film Collaborative holiday party/fundraiser — the Black and White Party (dress accordingly, have fun with it). This event is a two-part affair.
Part One: From 6pm to 8 pm is the first official fundraising event. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple. This part of the evening will feature shrimp cocktails, complimentary champagne, special guests and more.
Part Two: This follows immediately with an open admission holiday party from 8 pm onward (if you’d like to support the RIFC, a donation of $10 is suggested). A raffle, large-scale party games, and live entertainment from local arts performers will round out the evening.
For more information or to purchase a ticket to Part One, go to the RIFC. To attend Part Two, just pay at the door.
Saturday, Kay Studios, 66 Valley Street, East Providence,
(Planned entertainment after jump)
This from Mike Ryan;
We’re excited to have live performances highlighting the evening, including brief improvisational stylings from Love Thy Job’s “Bring Your Own Improv” group and an exhibition of mind-bending mentalism from Providence’s own Rory Raven, who will read your mind.
Musical entertainment through the night will be coordinated by Rick Lataille from WRIK Entertainment. Also, watch for silent appearances by classic black and white films of a holiday spirit. And, of course, be prepared to immerse yourself in lots of black and white décor.