Lovers of vintage clothes, particularly those from the 1920s and ’30s, can find their fix at this evening’s “Celebrate the 1930s: Fashion, Dance and Music” event at Tower Theatre during the fundraiser for High Desert Museum.
Members of the Terpsichorean Dance Studio will foxtrot, waltz and swing to tunes of the era. The dancers and models will don authentic outfits — some 80 to 90 years old — worn by Central Oregonians during the Roaring Twenties and the subsequent Great Depression of the ’30s. The collection of period clothing reflects changes in style and culture, from luncheon dresses of the ’20s to post-Depression work clothes to glamour gowns of Hollywood stars, according to a press release from High Desert Museum. Other era-specific uniforms include those worn by local forest rangers, firefighters, laborers and socialites.
A High Desert Museum curator will contextualize the outfits and the music by speaking of hardships and successes of Central Oregonians during this time.
The Notables Swing Band with singer Betty Burger will play music from the two decades.
The fashion show clothing is courtesy of Deschutes Historical Museum, US Forest Service and Goodwill Industries.
The event begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 (plus a $2 historical theatre restoration fee) at the Tower Theatre.
For more information go to www.towertheatre.org.