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 saturday,  february 24th,



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 vintage cheongsams, kimonos, or your gowns

and tuxedos. join us at our signature soirée and lunar new

year celebration!  come ring in the year of the earth dog,

chinese year 4716 ~ in a mansion built in 1889 that

was patterned after a famous venetian palazzo.

let's toast the new year a second time and

celebrate the jazz age as we might

have experienced it in old

shanghai.



新年快乐






PARTY HOURS:

7:30pm to 11:30pm

please note that

party hours are earlier

than usual. the venue is a

private membership

club with time

restrictions.







online ticket sales are now closed but

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

CASH ONLY $85 ~ includes OPEN BAR.


see you soon!






_______ TABLE OPTIONS: _______


reserved table purchase does not include the cost

of admission. tables are a separate purchase. both tickets and

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





room and table details

there will be reserved tables on the

main/ground level where the band and performances

will be, as well as on the beautiful 2nd floor, which will have

more of a lounge vibe. you can roam between floors. the 2nd

floor will have some music, room to mingle, and a terrace

that is open until 10pm. roam between floors. a film

will be projected upstairs after 10pm. live music

ends on the main floor at 11pm.



main level tables (tickets not included)

table for 2 ~ $50 (main floor)

table for 4 ~ $75 (main floor)

table for 5-8 ~ $100 (main floor)




upstairs tables (tickets not included)

table for 2 ~ $40 (2nd floor)

table for 4 ~ $65 (2nd floor)

table for 5 ~ $90 (second floor)




there will be tickets available at the door

for $85 {cash only}. all tickets include open bar.








THE BAR/HOURS:

there will be an open bar

that begins as doors open. last

call will be at 10:45pm, and

doors close at 11:30pm.


 






FOOD:

we will have delicious

chinese veggie noodles available

for purchase {$10}, and the cigarette

girl will have  her usual treats: cloves

{smuggled in from java}, cigarettes,

chocolates, and a limited supply

of madame shanghai's

secret potion.






MUSIC & PERFORMANCE:

shanghai burlesque by CALAMITY CHANG

japanese geisha fire performances by MASAE SATOUCHI

hot jazz and early blues by MARA KAYE & THE BOYS

1920's gramaphone music by DJ MAC

chinese pipa by ZHOU LI







by the mid

1920s, shanghai had

become known internationally

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,

and movie theaters showed high quality

chinese films that reflected the

many and varied walks

of chinese life.




  



come dressed as

a famous chinese actress,

a peking opera star, opium trader,

underworld kingpin, displaced russian

aristocrat, visiting japanese geisha, gambler,

british socialite, indian noble, shanghai lounge

singer, french sailor, taxi dancer, corrupt police

chief, or any of the myriad characters that lit

up the fervent world of shanghai's illicit

and glamorous nightlife in

its colonial era.








 


LOCATION:

the soirée will take place

at the gorgeous montauk club

in park slope, brooklyn. please

click the box below more

information.



 


  




SMOKING:

feel free to check out the terrace on

the 2nd level, but note that there is no smoking

allowed, and that the terrace closes to guests at 10pm.

smoking is allowed outside the club on the ground level.

please also be mindful of the neighbors who live just

upstairs and across the street. thank you!







 

DRESS CODE:

very  dressy  vintage,

international, or asian attire.

creative  costume  is 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!



 



 

this is one of my

very favorite parties of

the year! {the next shanghai

mermaid will be october's

VICTORIAN SEANCE}.

     

i look forward to seeing you . . .

 





~ click here for photos from last year's DRAGON BALL ~


~ this year is chinese year 4716, year of the earth dog.

you are a dog if you were born in the years:

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994...





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