Annual PPS Winter Bash Features Studio 54 Theme on Saturday

Providence Preservation Society will transform the future Bucklin Plaza into a funkadelic 1970’s-inspired disco.

Time to dust off your leisure suits and break out the flat iron and sequins. Studio 54 is the theme of this year’s Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash on Saturday, February 29 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the future Bucklin Plaza at 69 Bucklin St. in Providence. Now in its seventeenth year, the PPS celebration highlights the potential of older buildings in Providence through careful historic preservation and thoughtful design and planning.

PPS will transform the future Bucklin Plaza into a funkadelic 1970’s-inspired disco. This venue is a complex of several structures that have the same hard-edged feel of PPS’s previous venues, with unfinished concrete floors, exposed beams, brick walls and high ceilings. The buildings date back to the early 1920’s and have been home to many manufacturing ventures over the years.

Attendees can shake their groove thing surrounded by disco decor dreamed up by Winter Bash co-chairs Paul Carpentier and Dennis DelSignore and their committee while listening to ‘70’s music by WRIK Entertainment and observing wandering entertainment by TEN31 Productions. Tickets also include complimentary food from local restaurants and vendors, and a cash bar generously stocked by McLaughlin and Moran, the Avery, Bottles and Keel Vodka.

Tickets for general admission in advance are online for $55 each; PPS members save an additional $10. VIP guests are able to purchase tickets in advance for $100 each. VIP includes complimentary valet parking, access to the VIP lounge, bottomless bubbles and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Bites by Bre, Sarto and Ten Prime Steak and Sushi. Tickets will be available at the door for a higher rate at $65 per person for general admission, and $125 each for VIP.

Costumes are not required, but highly encouraged. With a theme like Studio 54, who wouldn’t want to come dressed as Cher, Bianca Jagger (horse not included), Diane Von Furstenberg, Elton John or Freddie Mercury?

Named  “Best Local Event-Providence” and “Best Nonprofit Fundraiser-Statewide” in 2017 by our own Rhode Island Monthly readers in the Best of Rhode Island Awards for the Reader’s Poll, you definitely won’t want to miss this fabulous event. All proceeds go towards the PPS mission of helping maintain citywide preservation of these historic buildings in Providence.


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