Thursday, October 15, 2009



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

Saturday, November 7, 2009

VIP Yacht Club Party: 6 p.m. –8 p.m.

Downstairs Dancehall: 8 p.m. –1 a.m.

Cleveland, OH, October 14, 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 Yacht Club Party and ends with a gallery chock full of great art for sale, games and activities, campy photo opps, and dancing (without chaperones). Individual tickets ($135 for the VIP Yacht Club Party at 6 p.m. and $50 for the Downstairs Dancehall at 8 p.m.) are available for purchase online through Thursday, November 5. Those who decide to attend last minute can buy tickets the night of the benefit at the door.

From 6 to 8 p.m., VIP guests will be treated to fine fare by Flavor the Town while boogying down to the tantalizing sounds of Martini Five-O. The VIP exclusive silent auction offers guests first dibs on luxury packages as well as artwork by some of Cleveland’s most prestigious talents, including the photography services of Billy Delfs. As soon as the Yacht Club cools down, the Downstairs Dancehall ignites like the Cuyahoga from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The Dancehall features yet another fabulous silent art auction featuring work by regional artists; artist-made accessories for purchase that are ready to wear (available at The Prom Shop); activities, including a number of games of chance; food from Cleveland neighborhood favorites; and DJ Chris Kulcsar treats the “gymnasium” to nostalgic sounds that will have guests doing “the sprinkler”.

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

Why: Proceeds from the event make SPACES’ programming and operations possible.

· VIP Yacht Club Party: 6 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $135 per person

o Open bar 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

· Downstairs Dancehall: 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $50

· Tickets are available for purchase for both parties online through Thursday, November 5, 2009. After November 5, tickets for both parties will only be sold at the door the night of the benefit.

o For an additional $10, Dancehall goers can crash the VIP Teachers’ Lounge upstairs to check out the scenery, escape the crowds, and chill with the featured drink: The Undertow.

o Work by regional artists will be up for auction during both parties.; Entertainment: VIP Yacht Club Party: the tantalizing sounds of Martini Five-O; Downstairs Dancehall: Chris Kulcsar mixes up some nostalgic beats

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