Susie Sirri, Grand Hotel director of operations, left, and Holly Bright, Crimson Coast Dance Society founder, are preparing for the Wee Tipple Party on Saturday, March 10, at the hotel. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Wee Tipple Party will go with prohibition-era theme

Fundraiser for the Crimson Coast Dance Society is Saturday, March 10, at the Grand Hotel

Crimson Coast Dance Society will channel its inner Eliot Ness and Al Capone at its 16th annual Wee Tipple Party fundraiser this Saturday, March 10.

The society fundraiser will see numerous whiskies, including single-malt scotches, and takes place Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, with the theme being the alcohol prohibition era.

”There was some fantastic dance that happened in the prohibition era and it was a really big time of shift and change in society,“ said Holly Bright, society founder. “It was really sassy and was closely associated with whiskey or alcohol because of the prohibition of drinking and the values around that.”

Dressing in 1920s and ’30s-style attire isn’t mandatory, said Bright, but people can do so if they desire. Steve Jones and David Baird will perform music from the era and burlesque performer Rosie Bitts will also be among the entertainment.

“We’ll have a photo booth with a Studebaker, some fun era accoutrements to wear with your clothes and get a photograph,” said Bright. “We’ll have a cigar vendor and we’ll be presenting some black-and-white prohibition-era dance footage.”

Bright also said there will be a master class whiskey-tasting event prior to the Wee Tipple Party at the Grand’s Emerald Room from 4:15- 5 p.m.

“This is our first year for having a master class,” said Bright. “It is Macaloney [Brewers and Distillers]. They have a really special lineup for tastings … there’s a very special opening sample that’s happening, which is one of their bourbon barrels beer, so it’ll be a really fun event.”

Tickets for the Wee Tipple Party are $115, the master class, $35, and are only available in advance.

To purchase tickets, go to www.crimsoncoastdance.org/weetipple or go to the Grand Hotel at 4898 Rutherford Rd.



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