Annual Vintage Couture Ball Returns to the Fillmore
Celebrating 100 years of San Francisco fashion and nightlife, the Vintage Couture Ball on The Fillmore returns Saturday, Sept. 28, with a diverse mix of food, entertainment and culture.
The evening - which begins at 7:30 p.m. with a free outdoor concert at the Fillmore Center Plaza, 1490 Fillmore St. - also will feature swing dance lessons, dance performances and dancing under the stars, as a three-block area on the Fillmore entertainment corridor is transformed into a classy and hip trip back in time. The streets will be lined with 1930s and 1940s vintage cars and after the Plaza concert and dance party, the party continues at Fillmore favorites - Sheba's Piano Lounge, 1300 On Fillmore and Bruno's Pizzario.
Included in this annual event is a special salute and recognition of early immigrant participation and contributions to the San Francisco Jazz period - from 1915 through the 1950s Japan town/Little Osaka; The Chinatown Jazz Period, featuring Club Forbidden City; Manilla on The Fillmore; and more.
Bay Area residents are invited to stroll from club to club and sway to the music of the best Swing, R&B, Jazz and Blues bands in the area, all while wearing their finest vintage (-type) attire of the past 10 decades.
The Vintage Couture Ball takes place on Fillmore Street, between Geary and Eddy streets. Advance tickets for the main featured band, burlesque show and dance party at Yoshi's are available at vintagecoutureball.com. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/216696468484036.
One of the major events in the Fillmore District, the Vintage Couture Ball on The Fillmore is a collaboration between the city of San Francisco, Roy Bennett Productions and businesses on the Fillmore entertainment corridor south of Geary. For a calendar and full list of activities in the area year-round, see www.thefillmoredistrict.com.