Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
2016 Speakeasy
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Stock car racing owes much of its origins to bootleg whiskey and rum runners.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Roaring Twenties comes to the Seal Cove Auto Museum

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From flappers and suffragists, to bootleggers and bathtub gin, the 1920s were a time of contradiction and dramatic social change. With the nation's wealth doubling during the decade, an onslaught of new inventions were available. Cars were no longer just for the elite, but readily available to the masses, heralding a whole new sense of freedom in America. This new freedom was celebrated through social pleasures such as new energetic and daring dances, and visiting "juice joints" and speakeasies.

In this spirit of freedom and fun, the Seal Cove Auto Museum will hold its Second Annual Speakeasy in February. After the success of the first speakeasy last winter, the Museum will be hitting on all sixes to make this year's event even better!

We are very excited to announce an act new to the Speakeasy this year. Apparatus Dance Theater, from Portland, Maine, will give an aerial trapeze performance. Unlike the swinging or flying trapeze most commonly associated with the circus, Apparatus uses a single-point trapeze, which circles and spins, and is used by many modern dance companies for aerial dance. Janette Fertig, director of Apparatus Dance Theater and aerialist of almost twenty years, describes it as a freedom from gravity.

The popular charity blackjack will be back, with additional tables to give more guests a chance to play more often. Also returning will be Shane Ellis' Swingin' Overtime with their old-school acoustic big-band show, prohibition-era beers, and a specialty cocktail created just for the event.

Period-inspired dress is encouraged but optional. It’s sure to be the cat’s pajamas!


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