Get Early Bird Prices to PPS Winter Bash: A Speakeasy Affair

Buy your tickets before February 3 and you’ll get special pricing, along with the code word to enter.

Merry Simms, Sarah Pumple and Stacy Trudo at last year’s PPS Bash, Kings and Queens. Photo by Mike Braca.

It’s time to begin your hunt for the best flapper or gangster costume. The Providence Preservation Society is deep in the trenches of planning this year’s PPS Winter Bash, and the theme for the event’s fifteenth anniversary is Glitz and Glamour: A Speakeasy Affair. The party will take place on March 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the super-secret ALCO Building.

Buy your tickets before February 3 and you’ll get special early bird pricing ($45 each), along with the code word to enter. PPS members save an additional $10 each at $35 per ticket. General admission tickets include complimentary parking, bites and entertainment, and there is a cash bar. VIP tickets include bottomless bubbles, exclusive lounges and elite tastings for $100 each in advance (or $90 each for PPS members).

Each year, the PPS Bash pops up in a different historic city space, and this location is known for housing Industrial Era-giants, including Rhode Island Locomotive Works, American Locomotive Works and US Rubber. The party will be decked out in all things Prohibition-themed (think secret entrance, whiskey barrels and sparkly chandeliers) inside the last area in the ALCO Building to be rehabilitated as commercial space by The Foundry Associates, a PPS Partner in Preservation.

You’ll want to dress the part, as the costumes get more creative each year. Search your nearest local vintage or consignment shop for ideas to transform yourself into a bootlegger, flapper, musician or secret agent. Creative interpretations are encouraged!

In the Best of Rhode Island 2017 Reader’s Poll, Rhode Island Monthly’s readers named the PPS Winter Bash Best Local Event-Providence and Best Nonprofit Fundraiser-Statewide. All proceeds benefit PPS’s mission to improve Providence by advocating for citywide preservation and thoughtful design and planning.

Buy tickets here.

Dean DeRobbio, Sheryl Perretta, David and Adriana Montecalvo at last year’s PPS Bash. Photo by Mike Braca.



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