April 2 at the Currier Museum of Art
In celebration of The Big Read: Southern New Hampshire Reads "The Great Gatsby," the Currier is throwing a Roaring 20s party! Step back in time to the age of speakeasies, the Charleston, and silent film. Experience 1920s silent film comedies with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis at 6 pm and 7 pm. The café will feature "bathtub gin" and professionals from Kathy Blake Dance Studios will perform the Charleston at 6:30 pm. Be sure to wear your flapper dress or zoot suit-the best costume will win a prize!
5:30 p.m. - Public Museum Tour "Art of The Great Gatsby Era"
6 p.m. - Film Screening: One Week starring Buster Keaton
6:30 p.m. - Dance Performance
7 p.m. - Film Screening: Mama Behave starring Charley Chase
7:30 p.m. - Best Costume Announcement
$10 members, $20 non-members
Reservations can be made online or by calling (603) 669-6144 x 108.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest and is sponsored by the Northeast Cultural Coop and 13 libraries in southern New Hampshire.
This article appears in the April 2009 issue of New Hampshire Magazine