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(Not) Drunk in Love: Prohibition-Era Partying at Northern Spark

(Not) Drunk in Love: Prohibition-Era Partying at Northern Spark

Lizzy Shramko

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For all you Boardwalk Empire fans hankering to get your fix off-screen, Saturday is your lucky day. We are hosting a '30s-themed night of music and literature as part of the Twin Cities' annual Northern Spark festivities. In collaboration with singer-songwriter and poet, Brian Laidlaw, we will host a vaudeville-esque evening of music and dancing.

Laidlaw will be playing tracks from his fall musical release, Amoratorium. Part poetry book, part musical recording, this upcoming publication is all sorts of awesome. Laidlaw's music and poetry was influenced by the lives of Bonnie and Clyde, so in honor of this dynamic duo, we've themed our evening around an era marked by their badness.

In addition to music, our Northern Spark prohibition style debauchery will be complete with a mugshot photo booth to document the badness of all the fashion mobsters out there. And don't worry: our portion of the event starts promptly at 9:30 p.m., so all of you vintage vixens who need your beauty sleep can get to bed at a reasonable hour.

What to expect:

  • A preview of Paper Darts' latest project: a musical/poetry publication with frequent collaborator Brian Laidlaw
  • Some ostentatiously fabulous flapper get-ups and dapper saddle shoes
  • Dancing. Lots of dancing.
  • Food and drinks. Don't worry folks, even though we are celebrating the era, prohibition was repealed back in 1933.
  • Photos. From selfies to mugshots in our '30s style photobooth (they had those back then — right?), you can be sure we will document your fabulous.

What to bring:

  • Your raddest, baddest period pieces: beads, cowboy hats, saddle shoes, shift dresses, heavily lined eyes, and dancing shoes. If you've got it, bring it! 

And don’t worry, if you are lacking in the vintage clothing department we have you covered. The photobooth will feature props that will transport you back in time. Alternatively, we'll just throw a sepia filter over you and you'll look the part.

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