on saturday,  february 27th . . .



step back with

us into the glamour and the

decadence of 1920's/1930's shanghai.

dance beneath a golden chinese dragon, sip

secret elixirs, and watch performances conjured

from the nightclubs of old shanghai. take out your

fans, your cheongsams, and join us for a special

celebration.




禧 發 財 




by the mid 1920s,

shanghai was known as the

"paris of the east", due to its glamorous

nightlife and european influences.  it was the

largest trading port in asia, and arguably, the most

decadent place on earth. gangsters ran the lucrative opium

trade, and, allegedly, the secret police.  violence was rampant,

especially for many native chinese, subject to political opression

as well as poverty.  shanghai was also home to thousands of

back-alley opium dens, brothels, gambling casinos, and

jazz clubs {employing mostly american musicians}.

in addition to vice, this was also the golden age

of chinese cinema, and theaters were filled

with high quality films that reflected

the many, varied walks of

chinese life.



新年快乐  


come dressed

as a famous chinese actress,

a peking opera star, an opium trader,

an underworld kingpin, a displaced russian

aristocrat, a visiting japanese geisha, a gambler,

a british socialite, indian nobility, a shanghai lounge

singer, a french sailor, a taxi dancer, a corrupt police

chief, or any of the myriad characters that lit up

the fervent world of shanghai's nightlife

in its dramatic and colorful,

colonial era.





PERFORMERS INCLUDE:

shanghai burlesque by calamity chang

whiskey-soaked, gut bucket blues by the hot sardines

japanese ritual fire performance by masae cathy satouchi

french, latin, and american jazz from the 1920s & 1930s

chinese classical dance by ling tang

and more to come . . .



禧 發 財  


doors open at 10pm.

music & performance

will begin shortly after doors

open, and continue until the wee

hours. there will be a bar on each floor

that accepts both credit cards and

cash, and there will be a coat-

check. the party is

21+ only.

 



TICKETS:

advance ticket

sales are now closed. there

will be tickets at the door for $60.

please bring your paypal receipt or

payment confirmation, if possible. we

will also have your name on the paypal

list as well. {please remember that

tickets are non- refundable}.

see you soon!










TABLES:

are sold out.




 




LOCATION:

the soirée will take place

at the the downtown association,

a grand mansion hidden away in lower

manhattan. please click the box

for address, directions,

and a map . . .












DRESS CODE/ ATTIRE/ COSTUME:

asian costume,

dressy vintage, formal

attire, or very dressy cocktail

attire is required. {you cannot be

overdressed}. casual dress will not be

admitted {even if you have purchased}

a ticket}. please let your guests know

about our dress code policy, so as to

avoid disappointment at the door.

{and, of course, jeans or tennis

shoes are never allowed}.

thank you!


   

恭禧發財 



this is

one of my very

favorite parties of the

year, and i'm so looking

forward to seeing

you there.







p.s. you are a monkey if you were born in:

.





click on the character

for "monkey" above, for a

lovely description of the

DRAGON BALL

by flavor

pill.













 

this sunday,  february 23rd!


you are invited to

step back with us . . . into

the glamour and decadence of

1930's shanghai. come dance beneath a

chinese dragon and strings of glowing, golden

lanterns.  sip secret elixirs, eat dim sum, and watch

an evening of beautiful performances conjured from the

dimly lit nightclubs of old shanghai. dust off your top hat,

unpack your cheongsams, your kimonos, your gowns and

your tuxedos. join us for our signature soirée and annual

lunar new year year celebration ~ at   a most glamorous

spot . . .  once an illicit and infamous gambling

den known as a meeting place for the

international glitterati.


新年快乐




by the mid

1920s, shanghai had

become internationally known

as the paris of the east, due to its nightlife

scene and european influences. it was the largest

trading port in asia, and arguably, the most decadent

place on earth. gangsters ran the lucrative opium trade,

and,  allegedly,  the  secret  police.  violence  was  rampant,

especially  for  many  native chinese, who  were  subject  to

both political oppression and  poverty.  it was also  home

to  thousands  of  back-alley opium dens, brothels, jazz

clubs, and gambling  casinos  filled with  glitterati.

it was also the golden age of chinese cinema,

so movie theaters showed high quality

chinese films that reflected the

many and varied walks

of chinese life.



  



HOURS:

7pm-8pm: cocktail soirée {sold out}

8pm to 1am: main party


PERFORMANCE:


upstairs:

hot jazz: CARTE BLANCHE BAND

burlesque: CALAMITY CHANGE

geisha + fire performance: MASAE SATOUCHI


upstairs & downstairs:

traditional music: ZHOU YI (pipa) & MIAO YIMIN (flute)

from the BAN BAN CHINESE MUSIC SOCIETY







TICKETS:


general admission ~ $65 {upstairs & downstairs}

8pm to 1am. available until 3pm the day of the party.

performances from 8:30-12:30am.

{$75 at the door, cash or venmo}


~ we need a volunteer or two to help set up saturday afternoon

in exchange for entry - someone who can be on a ladder :). if you’re

interested in putting in 2-3 hours, please contact juliette. thanks! ~



cocktail soirée ~ $80 {opium den lounge}

7pm to 8pm. sold out.

join us for a cocktail hour from 7pm to 8pm

in the sexy, subterranean, opium den lounge. your

ticket includes complimentary drunken dragon punch,

live music performances, AND entry to the main

party from 8pm to 1am. the opium den

lounge will be open for the

main party as well.






RESERVED SEATING:

available until 3pm on sunday if it doesn’t sell out earlier.

reserved table purchase does not include the cost

of admission. tickets for entry need to be purchased separately.

tickets and tables are non-refundable, no exceptions. thank you.


all seating on MAIN FLOOR is SOLD OUT

there will also be limited seating at the bar (for free :).

table for 2 ~ $50 sold out

table for 4 ~ $75 sold out

booth for 6 ~ $100 sold out

table for 8 ~ $125 sold out




seating in OPIUM DEN LOUNGE {downstairs}

8:45pm-1am

table for 2 ~ $40

table for 4 ~ $60

booth for 6 ~ $80

table for 8 ~ $100

seating area for 10 ~ $120





we need a volunteer or two to help set up saturday afternoon

in exchange for entry - someone who can be on a ladder :). if you’re

interested in putting in 2-3 hours, please contact juliette. thanks!!!



please note that the soiree is on a sunday, not the usual saturday.









THE BAR:

there will be bars on

both floors as well as table

service if you have a table.

there is limited bar seating,

and seating in the lounge

downstairs.


FOOD:

there will be delicious

food for purchase all evening.





LOCATION:

the soirée will be

at Macao Trading Company

in tribeca. please click the box

below for information.



 

 






 

ATTIRE:

dressy vintage,

formal, cocktail, creative,

international attire encouraged.

you cannot be overdressed. come as

an interesting character you might have

seen at a glamorous, underground club in

1930's shanghai. please note . . . casual dress

won't be admitted, even if you have a ticket.

please let your guests know about the dress

code to avoid any possible disappointment

at the door. {and, of course, jeans and/or

tennis shoes are never allowed at any

shanghai mermaid.} thank you so

much! you will have more

fun if you dress up!



DRESS CODE:

no casual attire admitted:

no tennis shoes, t-shirts, baseball

caps, jeans, etc. cocktail attire,

vintage, or creative attire

suggested!



click here for photos from last year’s Dragon Ball.






come dressed

as a famous chinese actress,

a peking opera star, an opium trader,

an underworld kingpin, a displaced russian

aristocrat, a visiting japanese geisha, a gambler,

a british socialite, indian noble, shanghai lounge

singer, french sailor, taxi dancer, corrupt police

chief, or any of the myriad characters that lit

up the fervently dangerous world of

shanghai nightlife in its

colonial era.






this is one of

my favorite parties

and our signature soirée.

i hope to see you there! *

 


{also please save the date for sat., march 28th . . . }




* this year is chinese year 4718, the year of the water rat. click for rat characteristics and information if you were born in the years:

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008. rats

are thought to be optimistic, reliable, and kind.


* click here for other chinese horoscopes.








 



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