Dress Up Like Royalty for PPS's Winter Bash

The Kings and Queens themed party helps raise funds for Providence Preservation Society to improve the city through historic preservation, thoughtful design and planning.

One of the most epic Providence parties is happening this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 p.m. to midnight; the Providence Preservation Society’s 2017 Winter Bash. The theme is Kings and Queens, as if we needed an excuse to dress up in costume. The party always takes place at a historic Providence building, and this year, the location is the 1935 International Importing Co. Building, one of two original produce market buildings that remain in the city. It is now a "Made in Rhode Island" Maker Space by Rathbone Properties.

The fourteenth annual Winter Bash is a tradition that highlights a transitioning space to showcase the potential in the city's historic buildings. Ticket proceeds support PPS's mission to improve Providence through historic preservation, thoughtful design and planning.

You can take the Kings and Queens theme literally and dress up like Queen Elizabeth (shout out to the Crown on Netflix!), Queen Bey or a queen bee, or channel kings with a look that resembles King Triton from The Little Mermaid, King Joffrey from “Game of Thrones” or the King, Elvis Presley. Then there’s King Kong, King of the Jungle, the Lion King, drag queens, Dairy Queen, Burger King, the list goes on… you’re welcome for the ideas, by the way.

Top queen photo: Thinkstock. All other photos, Wikipedia.

General admission tickets are $50 per person in advance (by noon on 2/24), or $60 at the door, which includes free valet parking by Valet Connection; entertainment by DJ JR; surprise theatrical performances; and a royal photo station presented by Yelp. Complimentary bites will be provided by several local restaurants and vendors, including: D'Licious Desserts, El Rancho Grande, Laughing Gorilla, Los Andes, Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Providence G, Sin, Vino Veritas and XO Café. A cash bar, with proceeds also benefiting PPS, will be stocked by McLaughlin and Moran, Bottles and the Avery.

VIP ticket-holders will enter the "royal court" section, furnished by Uniquely Chic Vintage Designs and stocked with hors d'oeuvres from Mills Tavern and the Dorrance, oysters compliments of Ocean State Oyster Festival and Salt Pond Oysters, a Revival Brewing Company tasting and bottomless bubbles provided by Rhode Island Distributing.

You can save on your tickets by becoming a member of Providence Preservation Society, or buy tickets here.

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