Sunday, August 9, 2009



Attention all freaks, geeks, plastics and preps: SPACES gives you prom on your terms!

Cleveland, OH, July 29, 2009—Grab a date (or two), break out the boutonnieres; and call up your clique. For those who didn’t get asked, had too much “punch,” got kicked out for cross-dressing, or wore the wrong dress, here is your mulligan for the enchanted evening you were promised in high-school. Join us for our annual benefit party, Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake. The big bash/splash will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at SPACES (2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113). This night to remember begins with a VIP party and ends with a gallery chock full of great art for sale, games, campy photo opps (complete with the trellis), and dancing (without chaperones). Tickets will be available for purchase online ( on Monday, August 10, 2009.

Following SPACES’ fall experimental-school-as-exhibition, The Plum Academy: An Institute for Situational Practices (September 11 – October 23, 2009), we cap off the school season with a prom you won’t want to forget this time around. Paying homage to our Great Lake Erie, we claim the grand theme with a new twist. Remember: This is your do-over—YOUR prom. Creativity, outsiders and weirdness are not only condoned, but encouraged! Wear what you really wanted to wear the first time around, or come decked out in Lake Erie-inspired duds. Whether you feel pretty in pink, dapper in a tux or you want to flex those Zebra Mussels, this is your all-access hall-pass to one of Cleveland’s wildest parties of the year. Proceeds from the event make SPACES’ programming and operations possible.

Benefit Details at a glance

Name: Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

· VIP Party: 6 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $125 before September 1, 2009; $135 thereafter and up until the Prom

o Open bar 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

· Dance Hall: 8 p.m – 1a.m.

o $40 before September 1, 2009; $50 thereafter and up until the Prom

· VIP lounge: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

o $10 (in addition to the price of a VIP or Dance Hall ticket); Take a breather from the dirty dancing and use your special hall pass to lounge with the cool kids

More info:; tickets will be available to purchase online on August 10, 2009.