11th Annual Portland Erotic Ball
Pepe & the Bottle Blondes
The Stolen Sweets
$10,000 Cash/Prize Costume Contest
- Crystal Ballroom |
- Saturday, October 30, 2010
- 8 p.m. |
- $35 General Admission ($40 day of show), $69 VIP ($79 day of show) |
- 21 and over
Tickets on sale now!
The 11th Annual Portland Erotic Ball, the biggest, sexiest Halloween party in the City of Portland for more than a decade, returns to the Crystal Ballroom!
According to event producer, Sasha Scarlett, "The Portland Erotic Ball is an adult Halloween party with amazing bands, 11 stages of entertainment and is home of the City's ONLY $5000 costume contest."
- Super Geek League, Pepe & The Bottle Blondes, and Stolen Sweets.
- Hosted by Emmy-nominee Sasha Scarlet and Mr. Black.
- Adult Demonstration Stages featuring six interactive stages.
- $5,000 cash/prizes Costume Contest including Best Group, Sexiest Couple and Most Original Costume. For information on contest rules visit the website.
- 5 stages of non-stop entertainment featuring aerial acts, go go dancers courtesy of Stars Cabaret, contortionists, snake girls, sword swallowers, burlesque acts from across the globe.
- VIP Tickets include hosted bar, all access and VIP Bling Bags.
- The Portland Erotic Ball WILL SELL OUT, so buy your tickets early.
The producers of the Portland Erotic Ball will expand "America's sexiest parties" to ten cities including Seattle, Austin, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, Chicago, Albuquerque and Nashville in the finest nightclubs and music venues in the U.S. During the Portland Erotic Ball and Portland Freak Boutique, television crews will be taping the event as part of a TV Reality Series pilot currently in production.
At all Scarlett Planet events photographs and video may be taken. Both events are costume mandatory. Guests not wearing costumes will not be admitted and no ticket refund will be provided. All Scarlett Planet events are hate free zones and guests of all ages, colors, creeds, and orientations are welcome. We ask all guests to be tolerant and respectful. If such an environment is not comfortable to you as a guest, please do not purchase a ticket and attend our parties.
For information on Portland Freak Boutique visit www.portlandfreakboutique.com.
About Pepe & the Bottle Blondes
Created in October 1995 to bring back the 'Copacabana style' dinner theater enhanced with the costuming, make-up and percussion and beat of Latin rhythms, Pepe & the Bottle Blondes created a strong and stimulating visual stage performances not to be missed.
Pepe Raphael successfully blends dance, opera and musical theatre experience with his 'original songwriting' and 'comedic' wit to deliver a fresh and innovative performance. His piquant pulsations have taken him from Madrid (where he was born) to New York City (where he performed) to Portland (where he now lives).
Pepe & the Bottle Blondes eclectic, 'Copacabana style' ensemble of saxophones, congas and percussion, trumpets, and three-part harmonies combines the talent and visually arresting performance that echoes the indulgence of the 1950s nightclub chic.
About The Stolen Sweets
The Stolen Sweets formed in 2005 with the intention of reviving the songs of 1930s sister act The Boswell Sisters. Comprised of vocalists Jen Bernard, Lara Michell and Erin Sutherland, guitarists Pete Krebs and David Langenes (both of whom sing) and double bass player Keith Brush, The Sweets' repertoire has expanded to include material from the 1920s -1940s. Their arrangements are still inspired by the Boswells' tight 3-part harmonies, frequent tempo changes and "knowing shrugs and raised eyebrows," as noted by the Oregonian's A&E.
Unlike the original Boswell arrangements that featured piano, clarinet, and horns, the Sweets incorporate gypsy jazz accompaniment, reminiscent of Django Reinhardt.
The Boswell Sisters were popular harmony singers in the late '20s and early '30s, keeping company with the likes of the Dorsey Brothers, Bunny Berigan, Eddie Lang, and Benny Goodman -- partnerships that provided the jazz world with some of its most influential recordings. The nature of the music was auspicious and good-humored, providing a ray of hope to listeners during a truly dispiriting economic depression.
The Sweets recently traveled to New Orleans to headline the Boswell Sisters Centennial commemorating the birth of the most famous Boswell Sister, Connee, born in 1907. They had the honor of playing at legendary jazz club Snug Harbor, the Louisiana Music Factory and on the steps of the Cabildo in Jackson Square, where the Louisiana Purchase was inked.
In March of 2008, the Sweets took their maiden voyage to Europe, performing their unique brand of vintage jazz in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Slovenia. A wonderful time was had by all, and they can't wait to return.